Virgin Mobile has announced that its customers can now use the Orange network in addition to T-Mobile. Good times.
As a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Virgin Mobile previously used the T-Mobile network alone, however T-Mo and Orange hooked up earlier this year to form Everything Everywhere.
New Virgin Mobile customers will automatically benefit from the dual-network action, while existing customers are in the process of being contacted. The latter can opt in by texting YES to 789777.
The MVNO has put up a handy help page for handsets. For example, Virgin Mobile customers with an HTC Desire will have to go to Menu > Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks (Set options for roaming, networks, APNs) and tick ‘Connect to data services when roaming’ under ‘Data roaming section’.
And that’s the end of that, brother.