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Virgin Media discloses Samsung Galaxy S4 plans

Broadband and TiVo customers from Virgin Media will be able to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone on a two year contract form as little as £31 per month with a £99 upfront fee.

All Virgin Media plans include unlimited calls and texts to Virgin mobiles, unlimited Wi-Fi access on the London Underground as well as inclusive insurance worth £7.99 per month (with guaranteed next day replacement) and three months Spotify for free.

The most affordable plan includes 200 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB data. Add a fiver to up the allowances to 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB. Another £3 gets you unlimited texts and data (including tethering) as well as 2,500 minutes.

The total cost of ownership vary from £861 (£33 per month with £69 upfront fee) to £1,035 (£39 per month with £99 upfront fee). Note that non Virgin Media customers will have to add £5 per month to the plans.

There are more affordable contracts though if you shop around. Affordablemobiles for example is offering the handset on T-Mobile for £26 per month with unlimited data.

Check out our ongoing coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S4, from the very beginning until the launch (and beyond), including the latest price plans, rumours, the rehashed reports, the disappointments and the expectations. You can also read our hands-on of the Galaxy S4 here.

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