Presto! And some free data appears!
If you’re already a Virgin Mobile customer – or were thinking of switching to them to take advantage of their great rates – then you have a free 2Gb of data and a month’s worth of free entertainment waiting for you at the click of a web browser. What this gets you is a free month of Presto to try out, along with 2GB added to your mobile data cap for the month as soon as you press “play” on anything in the Presto app – and if you like what you see, and decide to subscribe to Presto, you get a bonus 2GB of data every month for doing exactly the same thing.
There’s no requirement to use all of that extra data to stream Presto shows and movies, of course – it’s yours to do with as you like. But it does make it a lot more possible for you to pull out the phone and catch up with, say, the next episode of Mr Robot while you endure the long train ride to work. Virgin thinks you’ll like the experience, and that’s why the free data is replenished every month, assuming you keep Presto in your life.
So is this good value? Well, we think so! It’s $15/month for access to all the movies and TV shows that Presto has to offer – including some of HBO’s best-loved dramas, some of the latest US cable shows like Aquarius and Halt And Catch Fire, and even an exclusive hour-long “event” episode of Home And Away that you can’t see anywhere else. More expensive than Stan, sure, but there’s a lot of great stuff here (and more added every week) to make sure you get value for money. And, of course, that lovely free data, which would cost you around $20/month to add to your mobile account otherwise.