Here's something you may not know: if you have a Virgin Media email address (ending @virginmedia.com) you actually have a rebadged Gmail address.
|The user interface looked very Googly...|
I found this out because I subscribe to Virgin Media's excellent cable broadband service and recently started using one of the email accounts that come with my subscription. The user interface of the webmail service looked/felt very familiar (Googly...). There was also the tell-tale "Copyright Google 2011" bit at the bottom of the page.
Just to confirm it all, I tried adding my @virginmedia.com email address to my Gmail client on one of my Android smartphones. It works perfectly and also synchronizes my contacts with the account.
|You can add your @virginmedia.com email account to the Android Gmail client.|
So if you are a Virgin Media subscriber and you are getting a new Android device and you don't have a Gmail account, there is no need to set one up. Your @virginmedia email address will be ideal for setting up and using your new Android device.
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