The new SIM cards are to move you off EE's core network and on to Virgin's own. From now on EE will only supply signal. They will also allow a seamless move to new signal supplier (Probably now O2) late next year.
Virgin have just added WiFi calling for some phones with more to come. Something not possible on the old cards
If you don't change now there will be a gap in service as the Red SIM is turned off.
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Forgot actually Wifi calling been around for some time now Wifi Calling just not my model of phone Virgin does not support (even now swooped sim) it is available on my phone on other networks so the phone is not the issue or OS version
So apart from possibly making it a cheaper contract for virgin by switching to another provider at some time in the future (nothing wrong with that as long as it does not impact customers) what are these network benefits (excluding 5g) for customers a reference link please
Currently I get 70+ Mbps for example the maximum real world is 100Mbps
The main ones so far as WiFi Calling with compatible devices, and Spending Caps to allow customers to manage their out of allowance usage.
The reason WiFi Calling is only on some devices at present is that each network has it's own version of WiFi Calling - so each device needs the settings within it to work with each version. The longer a network has run a WiFi Calling service, the more devices may work with it.
But the new SIMs will allow Virgin Media to launch new services without having to change SIMs again, so it's not just about what's available now but what's possible in the future.
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This is true to an extent but seems a shame as a very long time Virgin customer with all their services I get a reasonable discount for mobile. If pay a lot for other services but consider due to reliability (for me at least) and good consistent high speed pretty good support not the usual is it switched on worth the extra to me. If it was awful I would just get the super cheap provider
But yes EE is about £4 different soon a couple of other real fibre providers are starting to offer services so maybe time to move then might actually get ipv6 then so I can connect to work without having to use a tunnel broker
Perhaps I am a pessimist but sounds like Virgin say better network (possibly) while considering Vodafone i heard first or is it O2 both of which currently have worse network speeds when measured independently Opensignal unless they have some way to have faster
It is a nightmare when you can not seem to be able to communicate with the right people and get a happy resolution first time most time. Ok so sometimes things do go wrong but when they do it would be nice to be put through to the 2nd/3rd line more experienced engineers who can and will look at the registrations of the sim to see the issues while you are on the phone
Not that it helps but lot seem like this today possible struggling with staff numbers to maximize profit for shareholders that sort of thing or get taken over