• 20% Discount: Students get 20% off O2 Airtime Plans when they buy a phone or tablet and can claim the discount off selected accessories too. 
  • Volt: Student households that have Virgin Media broadband and at least one housemate on O2 can access Volt benefits which includes a broadband speed upgrade to the next available tier and double data for any eligible O2 mobile plans 
  • EU roaming: For those students who want to travel in-between terms, O2 offers inclusive EU roaming in 45 destinations, up to 25GB. 
  • Priority from O2: Uni goers can also enjoy exclusive perks and experiences with Priority, including cinema tickets, daily treats and even access to exclusive gigs with the hottest music artists. 
  • O2 Extras: O2 customers can get their hands on Disney+, Amazon Prime, Amazon Audible or many more, free on O2 for up to 6 months depending on their tariff.   

With the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlighting that half (50%) of students feel they’re facing financial difficulties, Virgin Media O2 wants to help students start their university year on a money-saving high this September.  

From ultrafast internet to a market leading 20% off mobiles, Virgin Media O2 is helping students to kick start the academic year while saving money on some of the essentials.  

Students looking for a new device so they can study, stream, and stay in touch with friends and family can enjoy 20% off a new phone simply by signing into UNiDAYS, UNIiDAYS GRADLiFE or TOTUM to get a unique online basket code. Those who already have an O2 contract can simply apply the student discount code to their bill by signing into UNiDAYS to get a code and then texting the word ‘STUDENT’ followed by the code to 61202 to benefit from a student discount. 

The deal doesn’t stop there as O2 offers a range of additional money-saving perks including: 

  • O2 Extras, up to 6 months of either Disney+, Amazon Prime, Amazon Audible, Amazon Music Unlimited, McAfee Mobile Security Plus and Cafeyn at no extra cost (depending on the contract they’ve chosen). 
  • EU roaming (in more than 45 destinations) allowing customers to use their phone while away just as they would in the UK without any roaming charges. 
  • Access to Priority, which offers exclusive perks and experiences including discounts on cinema tickets and your favourite restaurants. Pick up daily treats, without spending a penny. Plus, get 48-hour early access to thousands of nationwide gigs and events, through Priority Tickets.  

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For students in need of extra help, can benefit from a free O2 SIM which provides 20GB of free data per month for up to six months if they’re from a low income household and either have no access or insufficient access to the internet at home, AND/OR have no or insufficient access to the internet when away from the home AND/OR cannot afford a monthly mobile contract. 

For those in a house share looking to boost their broadband so everyone can get online to work, game, and stream simultaneously, Virgin Media O2 is offering a 12-month contract with no set up fee so students can pocket a little extra saving. 

Virgin Media broadband is available on 12-month contracts for the below bundles: 

  • M125, speeds of 132Mbps – £26.99 per month 
  • M250, speeds of 264Mbps – £31.99 per month
  • M350, speeds of 362Mbps – £36.99 per month 
  • M500, speeds of 516Mbps – £41.99 per month 

Plus, any student household with both Virgin Media broadband and at least one eligible O2 mobile plan can unlock extra benefits at no extra charge simply for being a customer of both Virgin Media and O2. All they need to do is sign into their Virgin Media and O2 accounts and activate their Volt benefits there to get a broadband speed boost to the next available tier, a market-leading WiFi guarantee as well as double mobile data on all eligible mobile plans.  



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