Can anyone confirm what the effect of this merger will be on the network used for virgin mobile phones? I'm good with EE where I live, who I think they currently use, I'll be good with Vodafone, I think I read somewhere VM had a deal to switch to them (don't know if that will still happen), but I've never been good with O2.
If VM switch to O2 behind the scenes I'm going to be stuck with a contract on a phone that never works. If this happened I'd expect to be able to get out of the telephony part of my VM contract and just continue to pay the balance relating to the phone itself.
VM has a five year agreement with Vodafone from 2021-2026. Terminating it early would involve significant costs, so it's likely they will continue to honour the agreement with Vodafone before switching to O2 in a few years time.