Virgin Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which uses EE’s 4G mobile network. It’s likely to continue using EE’s infrastructure for 5G too (if and when it offers 5G), but that’s not yet confirmed.
When will Virgin Mobile launch 5G?
Virgin Mobile hasn’t revealed any 5G launch plans yet, but it can’t launch 5G until EE does anyway. EE for its part has stated that it will launch 5G in the second half of 2019. However, Virgin Mobile may be waiting a lot longer than that, as there’s no guarantee that it will get 5G at the same time.
Which cities will get Virgin Mobile 5G first?
Virgin Mobile can only launch 5G in cities where EE has already launched it. On that note, EE has confirmed that it will bring 5G to parts of 16 cities this year. Check out our guide to EE 5G for up to date information on that.
Will I need a new phone or device to use 5G on Virgin Mobile?
Yes at the time of writing, as right now there aren’t any 5G phones. Many are on the way though, so you'll be able to buy one soon.