Having recently announced its first ever mobile broadband offering, from Monday 3 November, Virgin Media is to launch the UK’s cheapest ever bundled mobile broadband package.

From £5 per month, new and existing Virgin Media broadband customers on cable or ADSL services can stay connected to the Internet on the go by plugging Virgin Media’s new 1GB USB modem into a laptop.

The £5 rate is offered to customers who are already on, or are taking out Virgin Media’s XL or L cable broadband packages, or Virgin Media’s ADSL "Bundle 1".

Customers on Virgin Media’s M cable broadband package or Virgin Media’s ADSL "Bundle 2" can get mobile broadband for £10 per month and the Virgin Media 1GB USB modem has a one-off cost of £25.

These bundled packages from Virgin Media are available on a 12 month contract and include 1GB data allowance - said to be enough for over 10,000 plain text emails or around 700 emails, plus 33 hours of web surfing, 66 music tracks and 33 2-minute videos.