Good news for Canadians out there who are looking for more options of internet service providers because Virgin Mobile Canada now provides Canadian households with high-speed internet.
Consumers will know if they are within the service area using Virgin’s available online tool. As of now, the service is only offered to a limited area.
The company is promoting that there will be no long-term contracts, no hidden fees, and the best of all, no set-up fees. Customers will surely be delighted. Let us hope that this will be the start of more available alternatives to the country’s high-speed internet service providers. Still, keep in mind that although the service may be unlike the other high-profile internet service providers, Bell Canada actually owns Virgin Mobile Canada.
Also, let’s hope that Virgin will have its own tech support to assist new customers because sharing Bell’s dedicated tech support to its main customers could eventually result in customers disappointment.
There are two packages to choose from, the 300GB Plan or the Unlimited Plan. The 300 GB Plan currently costs $50/month plus $1 every succeeding gigabyte used. On the other hand, the Unlimited Plan costs $65/month and it could be one of the more competitive deals available in the market.
New customers need to buy Steve (Virgin’s own modem) to be able to use the Virgin Mobile Home Internet. At this time, the modem’s limited download speed of 25/Mbps and upload speed of 10/Mbps is the only available option for consumers. Low and medium internet users will be surely satisfied with the modem, though the heavy internet users might ask for more. Purchase of Steve will be included with the internet service’s monthly payment.
Comparing Virgin’s internet packages to other internet service provider, Canadian consumers will see that despite the limited speeds of Steve, it is one of the most affordable options available. Especially the Unlimited Plan, which is the more attractive of the two plans. Here is how other internet packages currently look:
Regardless of Virgin Mobile Canada’s current limited service area and modem speed, its new internet plans still offer good alternatives for customers. Let’s just hope that the company will be successful with its new venture so that Canadians will have more affordable internet services and more options of high-speed internet service providers.