Virgin Mobile intros 30p-a-day mobile web tariff

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Virgin Mobile has decided that its customers deserve cheaper access to the mobile Internet and has introduced a new tariff for moderate daily surfing.

The “Casual User” tariff, available to both contract and pre-pay customers, costs 30p per day and has a 25MB daily limit (we hope that it’s megabytes, though the press release implies megabits).

This, Virgin claims, is up to three times cheaper than most other networks. In an attempt to prove that, a lengthy and boring comparison chart has been published. I’m not going to mess about drawing you a table of figures, because you’re all more than capable of checking out the competition yourself. Suffice it to say, the deal seems pretty average. Heavy mobile Net users would probably be better off with a higher bandwidth or “unlimited with fair use” tariff, but for those just checking Facebook and a few sport and weather pages, it should suffice.

Super cheap SX 200 mobile comes to Woolworths

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Couple of Easter eggs, bag of pick ‘n’ mix, a JML slice ‘n’ dice… oh, and a cheap mobile phone.

Claiming to be the best value mobile phone currently on the UK market, Fly Mobile’s SX 200 offers a range of decent features for under thirty quid, and you can pick one up on the Virgin Mobile network from good old Woolworths…

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THE BIG THREE
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THE NEXT FIFTEEN
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Digital Cube’s female-focused M43 iStation personal media player
Alcatel launches its first music clamshell handset – the OT-C701
Turn your phone into a 70s crime scene with Kojak Detective Puzzles
IBM releasing disease prediction software

THE SILLY ONE
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