Virgin Mobile launches Surprise Gig Tour with Wolfmother, MGMT and others

Monday May 3, 2010

~ Get 1GB of free data with Virgin Mobile until June 2010 ~

To celebrate its Surprise Gig bonus data offer, Virgin Mobile has announced the Surprise Gig Tour - a series of free, last-minute music gigs around Australia to be announced via its Members' Lounge Facebook page.

Virgin Mobile's Surprise Gig offer gives its Members a 'surprise' 1GB bonus internet data to use as they like to enjoy more internet. It gives Post-Paid Mobile Members the opportunity to get a 1GB data plan free for three months, Post-Paid Broadband Members a bonus 1GB monthly for three months, a 1GB bonus with Your Cap recharges for Pre-Paid Mobile, and a 1GB bonus on activation for new Pre-Paid Broadband Members. The offer runs until 30 June 2010.

The Surprise Gig Tour will feature surprise performances by various artists at unexpected locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane between April and June this year. Exclusive content relating to the Virgin Mobile Surprise Gig tour including ringtones, videos, wallpapers and exclusive music mixes, will be available for everyone and will help Virgin Mobile Members explore and enjoy their free 1GB of data. The tour launched in Melbourne with Wolfmother giving a spectacular performance to a party hosted by Richard Branson at Ding Dong Lounge. The most recent Surprise Gig was a live performance by American indie darlings MGMT on Wednesday 7 April at the Virgin Mobile Metro in Sydney.

Virgin Mobile's Marketing Director Anthony Hearne said, "With the rise of smart phones, a lot of people can now access the internet from their handset. But because we all use the internet differently, we want to give our Members the freedom to go where they want, rather than restricting them to one or two sites. That's why we're offering a 'surprise' 1GB of data for customers to use as they wish - whether that's downloading a ringtone, viewing a music video or following us on Facebook to find out where the next Surprise Gig is going to be!"

For the remainder of the gigs, the artist and location will be announced shortly before they take place.

"Ultimately the Surprise Gig tour is about an experience that can be enjoyed in person, on your mobile phone or online. And because it will be free for anyone to download, everybody gets a chance to enjoy the gigs!" said Anthony.

To get Surprise Gigs alerts, and for all Surprise Gig Tour content including Wolfmother, MGMT and more simply become a fan of Members'; Lounge on Facebook:

For more on Virgin Mobile's Surprise Gig offer, go to:

*Terms and Conditions apply, including Post-Paid Mobile: 1GB data plan costs $15 a month. For each of the first three months you';ll receive a credit of $15. Post-Paid Broadband: 1 GB of bonus data will be applied to the accounts of customers on eligible plans each month for three months. Promotion runs from April 1 to June 30 2010. Pre-Paid Mobile: Only 5GB may be accumulated at any 1 time. 28 day expiry. Pre-Paid Broadband: New customers only, excludes BYO. Activate before 30/6/10 to receive 1GB bonus data. See for full terms and conditions.

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