Quadruple play deals, commonly known as quad-play, are the
newest kind of broadband bundles to hit the UK market. While
suppliers have been wrapping up broadband, home phone and digital
TV services into a single package for a while, Virgin Media are the
first company to add a sim-only mobile phone deals on
Customers will now be able to pay for all their digital
services with a single monthly bill, saving them money and cutting
down on the hassel of multiple payments at the same
Who is offering quad-play deals?
In the UK, Virgin Media is the first network to be
offering true quad-play deals. The superfast cable broadband
company are revamping their 'Collections' into the new and improved
'Big Bundles', giving customers the option to add on a mobile
service for as little as £5 extra every month.
Additionally, EE still offers its mobile customers a discount on
their home broadband. In this case however, the two bills are still
completely separate from one another.
What do Virgin Media's quad-play deals include?
When you take out a quad-play version of Virgin Media's new 'Big
Kahuna' bundle, one of the big-bundles replacing the collections at
the end of May, you will recieve...
- An ultrafast, unlimited broadband service capable of download
speeds of up to 152Mb
- A TiVo digital TV service, with over 230 TV channels to watch,
pause and record at any time
- Evening and weekend calls via your home phone
- A sim-only mobile phone deal, offering unlimited texts and
minutes as well as 250MB of data.
Virgin Media customers can upgrade to a quad-play deal right
now, however the network is opening up the offer to everyone on
29th May. So if your interested in upgrading to a superfast
broadband deal, it might be worth considering waiting until
Is a quad-play deal right for me?
Customers signing up for a quad-play deal should be sure they
will make complete use of all the services they are about to pick
up. The bundle is only available as an 18 month contract, so if you
rarely use the web then you may be stuck with a superfast broadband
package that's costing you more than it's worth. It should also be
noted that the mobile deals are sim-only, so you will already need
to have a handset to use the minuets, text and data included in the
On the other hand, for families or busy households who are
regularly online, the big bundles could end up being a great
In a press release,Virgin Media said:
Families taking this can save over £300 a year versus the
nearest comparable services from Sky and the next best value SIM
from any mobile operator.
For more information about Virgin Media's quad-play
'Big Bundles' check back here after 29th May when we can reveal all
the latest deals on offer from the superfast broadband network.