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What is Virgin Mobile?
Virgin Mobile is the UAE's first digital mobile service. But, what does that actually mean?

Well, we believe in giving our customers an all-around amazing mobile experience. That's why we've built an award-winning app where you can do everything from joining us, building your very own plan and ordering your free SIM card to changing your plan every month, buying extra data or even chatting to our care team.

You'll love us! Never queue in a store again; all you need is our app.

No contracts. Keep the flexibility with our month-to-month plan, or save big by going yearly.

Choose a new number or bring your own. Either way, you're in control.

Click here to find out how you can join us.
Why should I join Virgin Mobile?
Virgin Mobile is the new app and SIM digital mobile service that puts you in control of your mobile life. Forget queuing in stores to change something or question your bill, don’t even think about calling customer care and having to wait 20 minutes for someone to answer (after you’ve navigated the voice prompts – if you can!) – its all in our app. Simple really. We bring you the best of Virgin all wrapped up in a simple to use app. Here's a few more reasons why we think you'll love Virgin Mobile...
  • No contract. No commitment.
  • Change your plan anytime.
  • Choose your own number or bring your existing one.
  • Free SIM delivery.
  • Manage everything all from our app.
Can I sign up to Virgin Mobile using my passport?
We recommend all UAE residents to use an Emirates ID when signing up to Virgin Mobile because it is a requirement by the regulation.

Emirates ID users can enjoy perks like free SIM delivery within 60 mins across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Al Ain, and Ras Al Khaimah from 7 am - 11 pm, and Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain from 12 pm - 10 pm, 7 days a week.

  If you're a visitor in the UAE, you can sign up with your passport but only:
How can I join Virgin Mobile?
Download our app to get started. After the signup process, we’ll deliver a SIM to your door for free within 60 minutes. Deliveries are available from 7 AM - 11 PM in:
  • Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Abu Dhabi (including Al Ain)
  • Ajman
  • Ras Al Khaimah
And, from 12 PM - 10 PM in:
  • Fujairah
  • Umm Al Quwain
You can also find our SIM at any of our kiosks or the stores we’ve partnered with.
How can I pay for Virgin Mobile?
Paying for Virgin Mobile is quick and simple. All you need is our app.Once you've installed it, set up your primary payment method and your selection will be saved for all your future payments. If you wish to change your payment method later, you can do this within the app. We think this makes your mobile life a little easier to manage. Here at Virgin Mobile, we accept the following payment cards:
  • Visa, Mastercard and American Express (AMEX) credit cards.
  • Cash payments (ONLY for payment on delivery).
  • Debit cards. However, some banks might not allow your debit card for recurring payments for your monthly subscription renewal.
  • Some prepaid cards.
  • Recharge vouchers (can be purchased at an Axiom, Carrefour, Lulu near you).
  • Apple Pay.
We don’t accept:
  • JCB, Diners.
  • Some international cards.
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