Virgin media increase

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Virgin media increase

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:00 pm

I have received a letter informing me of a £2.99 increase per month due there being an extra increase of customers. 31% increase in the past year.

Hold on a minute! If there are extra customers isn't that extra people to share the cost of maintenance? How ridiculous is this? Is this 21st century communism?

The old idea of communism was the more put in the more it benefited the whole community. This is a capitalist idea of communism. The more who put in. The more expensive it gets!

All of these new customers are paying so that is a 31% increSe in profit Although the shall be paying a lesser fee to pull them in. This is bullshit!

Would you recommend virgin media to a friend?
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Fletch » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:28 pm

Don't buy or have anything to do with anything from beardy Branson's or with his name on it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:38 pm

Fletch wrote:Don't buy or have anything to do with anything from beardy Branson's or with his name on it. :thumbsup:

It was the the best service around here at the time. About 10 years ago. But it does say that I have until 30th September to terminate the contract. So I need to look at other providers.

The bill should be going down. Not up. With an increase of 31% of customers this past year.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:07 pm

Branson now owns huge chunks of what was once the NHS.
He knows it isn't the governments to sell or give away.
He knows he's in receipt of stolen goods.
He should be in the dock.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Guest » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 pm

Rolluplostinspace wrote:Branson now owns huge chunks of what was once the NHS.
He knows it isn't the governments to sell or give away.
He knows he's in receipt of stolen goods.
He should be in the dock.

He gets given a lot of this country's infrastructure. It will all seem like good service at first and then the prices keep rising. He does this with all his businesses. The more customers the more the price increase. When it should be the other way around.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Savvy Shopper » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:40 pm

The trick with Virgin is to go on a broadband comparison website and work out who's the cheapest competitor taking into account things like one-off discounts, cashback and shopping vouchers (some companies will offer a £100 Amazon voucher if you sign up with them for a year). Armed with that knowledge you have to phone up Virgin and tell them you want to cancel. They'll ask you why and when you tell them how much cheaper you can get their service elsewhere - even if it's with a company that you maybe wouldn't touch with a bargepole like Talk Talk for instance - they'll offer you a derisory discount. When you turn that down they'll come out with some cobblers about being sorry to lose your loyal custom and tell you that your contract with them will end in four weeks. Don't panic because several days later you'll get a phone call from their retentions department who once they find out how much you'll be paying elsewhere will offer you a deal for the same amount or very slightly more. You can even negotiate for better equipment like a more up to date router or set top box for example.

Broadband companies rip off long term loyal customers something rotten so play them at their own game.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Me Again » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:26 am

Fletch wrote:Don't buy or have anything to do with anything from beardy Branson's or with his name on it. :thumbsup:


Yes, down with the evil capitalists, Fletch

*sent from my iPhone*

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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby VR6storm » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:50 am

Sky are the same. It never goes down - only up. The fuckers. I echo what others have put here, call them up (as i did a couple of weeks ago) and told them quite bluntly, that my monthly bill needed to be reduced or i'm off. I kept everything on my current picks (with the exception to access of the box sets), and voila...... down from £62.00 to £42.00 with their 'applied discounts'.

Threaten them with the i'm outta here play, and they miraculously find a way to lower your bill. :leer: :thumbsup:
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby BUDGIE » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:04 am

As a user of Virgin myself, I find their broadband to be the fastest, however their customer service is absolutely shocking. When my old router packed in recently I ended up picking up its replacement from the post office and installing it myself.

If there was an alternative just as fast that wouldn't put money in Rupert Murdoch's pockets (yes, Sky) I'd snap it up.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby 362636 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:34 pm

We have Sky and virgin, IE, Sky for the tv and Virgin fiber at my parents home and we just have Sky. They are constantly going up and the deals they offer does your head in. The Sky Q box keeps on playing up and we are having it replaced.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Fletch » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:44 pm

Me Again wrote:
Fletch wrote:Don't buy or have anything to do with anything from beardy Branson's or with his name on it. :thumbsup:


Yes, down with the evil capitalists, Fletch

*sent from my iPhone*

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Down with sleazy oligarchs with their own islands and, well, who knows...
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:12 am

So who's the ethical ISP?

John Lewis cos they're a co-op and very middle class?
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Guest » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:30 am

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125 ms 178.75 Mb/s 12.28 Mb/s

Sorry but you can't argue with that. Virgin media cable knocks the socks off everything else in my area and it's not connected to a landline. :smilin:
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby Guest » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:42 pm

For £20 per Month I can get giff gaff unlimited texts, unlimited calls and internet to my phone. If I turn on hotspot I can use other wireless devices ( iPad)

Although the main pic will have no internet connection but used to play dvds, cds. Which can be picked up for next to nothing from charity shops. I've decided to go with that. I can't justify all this money going on media so I shall be saving £33 per month.

These people who have sky, and all the packages I dread to think what your paying out.
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Re: Virgin media increase

Postby measurer » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:18 pm

Guest wrote:For £20 per Month I can get giff gaff unlimited texts, unlimited calls and internet to my phone. If I turn on hotspot I can use other wireless devices ( iPad)

Although the main pic will have no internet connection but used to play dvds, cds. Which can be picked up for next to nothing from charity shops. I've decided to go with that. I can't justify all this money going on media so I shall be saving £33 per month.

These people who have sky, and all the packages I dread to think what your paying out.



They have dug up my whole town!! I won't go with Virgin nor Sky.
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