Hi, I am currently on holiday in Ireland! I have purchased a 10MB Travel Pass and received confirmation that this is Active! I text Status to 23456 which also confirmed that the Pass is Active! so why then can I NOT CONNECT to the Internet??? any Idea's on this please folks. My Phone is set up for roaming.
The forum team seems to be doing its best to resolve people's issues on this, but there is obviously a problem here specific to Virgin data roaming, one which from the evidence in various forums seems to have been ongoing for quite some time.
The problem seems to occur on a number of different phone models, and on a number of different networks, as well as in a number of different countries. And the only common denominator does seem to be Virgin.
I suggest :-
1. Virgin techies need to find out what the problem is
2. Virgin should refund, without question, money spent on this in good faith - has to be worthwhile as a good will gesture, surely, even if Virgin don't admit liability?
I appreciate this isn't within your domain,and I don't expect a response from you, but it's got to be in everyone's interest for the problem to be resolved and in the meantime for customers to be compensated. Great if you can pass this on
Roaming is something that we always keep a close eye on. We want to make sure our customers can use their phone abroad.
The main problem caused is that before travelling, our customers will need to call us on 789 or 0345 6000 789 to enable roaming/ data roaming. This will allow us to process the service adjustment and make sure that you can roam.
We're unable to guarantee that roaming will work abroad. If the phone is enabled for roaming, this will then be down to the network you're roaming on.
I am afraid that your answers are simply not good enough. I have a Samsung Galaxy phone, and I have not ONCE been able to connect to the internet using a travel pass. I am a scientist (hence not entirely stupid) travel a lot professionally and used to be with T-Mobile, but I switched to Virgin because we also have TV and broadband from you. I cannot count how often I have phoned 789 or the VERY expensive longer number from abroad. I have set up the phone for roaming (at the least I was told that it was), I have taken out and put back SIM card, battery and what not. Nothing works. I bought a travel pass just recently - no luck. I never had these problems with my other provider, and I can only agree with the previous poster that this problem is Virgin specific.
You service is awful and I feel that I am being ripped off, as I also have accrued high phone charges when trying to solve the problem. You need to do something about this, because I can tell you that I will immediately get out of this contract once it runs out.
While you are at it, you can deal with mine as well. I use a Nokia 520, so does my wife. I bought travel passes for both of us while we were in greece. Neither phone worked, just as they didn't last year, despite my spending a long time trying to sort it out. last year you managed to do it on the day I came home. This year I am home but my wife is still abroad.
Any answer for the other comments. It appears there is a problem for those of us who have done all the right things, yet still cannot connect to data. The response of it must be down to the local network doesn't hack it, especially where we are connected to one of your partners. It should work!