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If you switch to paperless e-billing, we'll take £1 off your bill every month (from 01/06/2008)

Registering for e-billing couldnt be easier - just visit virginmedia.com/ebill. If you already get paperless billing, we will automatically increase the discount to £1 from 1st June.
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#1
This coincides nicely with Virgin Media's £2.50 price increase from June :)

Still voted hot though as "a discount is a discount".
#2
King Monkey
This coincides nicely with Virgin Media's £2.50 price increase from June :)

Still voted hot though as "a discount is a discount".


Thanks.
What's increasing...Broadband or TV package?
#3
A bit of everything is going up

Here's what's changing from 1st June:

The price of TV XL will increase by £1.50 per month
TV Choice on Demand will increase by £2 per month (though if you're on TV XL, it's included free)
If you make calls during the day to UK landlines (that's numbers starting 01, 02 and 03), they'll cost 4p a minute, instead of 3.25p a minute from the 1st June. However, if your call plan already includes daytime calls, this change won't affect you at all. You'll pay the same great monthly rate.

How are the bundle prices changing?
From 1st June, your bundle will cost £1 more per month. But if you switch to paperless bills, you won't pay a penny more. We're doubling the discount you get for using our ebill service. So switch today and start saving.
#4
Bet they're not getting rid of the £5 surcharge if you don't pay by direct debit.....:x
#5
I'm ditching Virgin Media just as soon as we move house.. hopefully in the next four weeks. Price jumped from £14.99 to £18 last year just for 2meg broadband and they cap your rate after 300MB of download in peak times. Rubbish. I'll be switching to an uncapped service, like Eclipse.
#6
Just a reminder - if you sign up, remember to check your bill online regularly.

Ages ago we disconnected our digital TV and telephone with NTL (now Virgin Media) but kept broadband. As a result we had a dormant TV account, but an active broadband one - so they started charging a non-DD fee to the TV account, but without sending us the paper bills. Four months later we get letter about debt recovery over ~£12 of non-DD fees for a zero balanced account. Despite several phone calls and a couple of letters, the credit record of the account holder is still adversely affected. OK Virgin now say they have put means in place to stop this happening again, but just keep an eye on your online bill if you choose to stop the paper ones!
#7
The postive change is FREE broadband helpline via 151 rather than the usual 25p charge :)
#8
Just this minute got a letter from VM about changes to my service - "they are increasing their prices by £1 but you can avoid this charge by opting for electronic billing!

In other words you will NOT save a quid on this deal - your charges will remain exactly as they are right now but you will not have to pay the price hike - cold!!!
#9
spoonofmilk;1903133
I'm ditching Virgin Media just as soon as we move house.. hopefully in the next four weeks. Price jumped from £14.99 to £18 last year just for 2meg broadband and they cap your rate after 300MB of download in peak times. Rubbish. I'll be switching to an uncapped service, like Eclipse.


Call them up, tell them you are thinking of moving to another provider.
I have to do this every 6 months to get my 2meg for £10 a month
#10
This is just to soften the blow of price rises, plus i want to keep my paper bills :x
#11
edi;1904011
The postive change is FREE broadband helpline via 151 rather than the usual 25p charge :)

When does it start, edi?
banned#12
RedSkywalker
Just this minute got a letter from VM about changes to my service - "they are increasing their prices by £1 but you can avoid this charge by opting for electronic billing!

In other words you will NOT save a quid on this deal - your charges will remain exactly as they are right now but you will not have to pay the price hike - cold!!!


so would it be hot if you did have to pay the price increase then?
#13
Gummo;1905375
When does it start, edi?


Think this bit is already on :)
#14
Does anyone know if these price increases will allow you to leave contact early? I'm currently on ADSL broadband and phone, so the call price increase will affect me, but is that enough to be able to leave?

I've been trying to find a way to leave for a few months now!
#15
edi;1905537
Think this bit is already on :)
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#16
Toucan do this offer also
#17
I believe another way of getting out of contract is sending a really serious letter saying you ordered unlimited broadband, but you get capped one and you just learned that. False advertising. If it doesn't work just complain to the appropriate authority, that regulates them (mention that in the letter as well).
#18
Lol, is this really a "Hot" deal? I mean, come on.. it's a quid guys!
#19
virgin media is just trouble simple as, had TV, broadband and mobile with them, dont even ask, too much trouble, and the price oh dear.
#20
Pure shame what happened to the company.
#21
Please don't use Virgin Media. They are going to be the first to stamp on net neutrality. They are going to clamp down on peoples bandwidth depending on how you use the internet. Please read this article:

http://www.itweek.co.uk/vnunet/news/2214505/virgin-media-faces-boycott-net

Please switch ISP NOW!!!

ISPs should just connect people to the internet, not monitor how we use it and control our access!
#22
Anything from Virgin other than folding is not a hot deal.
#23
CYPER
I believe another way of getting out of contract is sending a really serious letter saying you ordered unlimited broadband, but you get capped one and you just learned that. False advertising. If it doesn't work just complain to the appropriate authority, that regulates them (mention that in the letter as well).

You believe wrongly.
banned#24
CYPER
I believe another way of getting out of contract is sending a really serious letter saying you ordered unlimited broadband, but you get capped one and you just learned that. False advertising. If it doesn't work just complain to the appropriate authority, that regulates them (mention that in the letter as well).


Firstly for that to have any chance of working you would have to show that you were being limited
Secondly, and more importantly, it is unlimited, and you agreed to the fair use policy when you signed up, they aren't breaking that agreement so you have no grounds at all to cancel.

For all those complaining about virgin, who is better, cheaper with no caps on download limits?
#25
AFAIK Be have a 24Mb service which is uncapped for £18 a month.

I'm with VM because I have a package, and the whole thing works out cheaper than elsewhere. The idea of giving you a pound off just to coincide with a £1 price rise is insulting. Basically, they're now charging you a quid for a paper copy of your bill.

Idiots.
#26
pinkleponkle
A bit of everything is going up

Here's what's changing from 1st June:

The price of TV XL will increase by £1.50 per month
TV Choice on Demand will increase by £2 per month (though if you're on TV XL, it's included free)
If you make calls during the day to UK landlines (that's numbers starting 01, 02 and 03), they'll cost 4p a minute, instead of 3.25p a minute from the 1st June. However, if your call plan already includes daytime calls, this change won't affect you at all. You'll pay the same great monthly rate.

How are the bundle prices changing?
From 1st June, your bundle will cost £1 more per month. But if you switch to paperless bills, you won't pay a penny more. We're doubling the discount you get for using our ebill service. So switch today and start saving.



are you sure about tv choice on demand being charged for???

the idea of it is good but i find i dont really use it

can you get it removed?

may give it a month or 2 as the £2 may increase the programmes they have in old tv series


i did want to stick with virgin as they are a bit cheaper if you want sky sports

but as the red button games are only on true sky (when several games on at same time) also premiership matches from that day... instead of being lumbered with the game that is being replayed can switch to game of your choice on sky

if the slight price increase means i can get true sky and higher quality picture for a few quid more then il be ditching them

hopefully when i ring to cancel it theyll offer me a deal to stay with them

phone + broadband for £20 is still a good deal tho
#27
Well I was already using the ebilling service which previously gave me 50p off my bill a month. Yesterday I received a letter saying my bill was going up £1 a month but ebilling discount to £1 a month too. This means I am in fact still paying 50p extra!
Ive been with this company since the mid 90s when it was telewest and have always stayed loyal and not really had any problems. Since Virgin have taken over there has been a few price rises and its really starting to get to me. If we hadnt just got broadband back a few months ago i would leave right now.
#28
AFAIK Be have a 24Mb service which is uncapped for £18 a month.
£18 a month to Be, plus £10.50 a month to BT for the required line rental.

Rubbish. I'll be switching to an uncapped service, like Eclipse.
Their broadband is also capped during peak hours, but they use monthly limits rather than daily ones. They define "peak hours" as 6pm to midnight, compared to Virgin's 4pm-9pm . Information on download limits for each of the 4 packages they offer can be found here: -

http://www.eclipse.net.uk/index.cfm?id=fixedcomparison_res

Eclipse broadband also requires a BT line.

Also, remember that these are ADSL services so the speeds you get will depend on how far away you are from your nearest exchange. I'm 2.61 kilometres from my nearest exchange, but that's an "as the crow flies" figure so it's almost certainly longer than that. On Be's site they say that if you're 2Km away, you can expect maximum speeds of 15Mbps, rather than 24, which is also a best case scenario. I would suggest doing some research before switching from cable to ADSL as the grass isn't always greener.
#29
I get phone + broadband+ebilling for £15. I was on £20 per month until i phone customer services saying i was thinking of going to Talk Talk.
#30
I seriously can not understand how people can possibly vote this hot. It is ridiculous. As noted above, they are putting up the prices of virtually all services by at least a pound across the board with some services going up by £2.50 and they are throwing us the bone of a £1 discount if and only if we go over to paperless billing, which means that as they have previous for billing errors yet more people will be stung for money they don't owe without noticing.

If you are on one of their farcical broadband deals and, like me, you had the common sense to keep your BT phone line then consider O2's new ADSL service (which uses Be's ADSL 2+ tech). This offers 8Mb for £12.50 or if you have a o2 mobile £7.50 a month. They also offer 16Mb for £15.00/£10.00. Note that Virgin now aggressively bandwidth shape at peak times and have started cooperating with the copyright fascists to stamp out bittorrent use. O2 do neither of these. I am about 2 miles from the exchange and get a solid 8.5Mbps for the £7.50, rather better than the Virgin deal I have been on until recently...

Voted Cold, would use sub-zero if such a button existed.
#31
i'm not saying i agree with the price rises, but i can't believe everyone is so against them. how many people have had a pay rise with their job? would you be happy if you didn't? why are companies any different. cost of living goes up, you get pay rises.
#32
gman81
i'm not saying i agree with the price rises, but i can't believe everyone is so against them. how many people have had a pay rise with their job? would you be happy if you didn't? why are companies any different. cost of living goes up, you get pay rises.


Nope..I didn't get a pay rise this year. My company said, "Sorry profits are down...no can do" and guess what. I ain't happy. :x
#33
gman81
i'm not saying i agree with the price rises, but i can't believe everyone is so against them. how many people have had a pay rise with their job? would you be happy if you didn't? why are companies any different. cost of living goes up, you get pay rises.


So would you like us to vote this hot then? Should we do so everytime something increases in price? I am not sure you are on the right forum :-D

ps I didn't get a pay rise this year either
#34
on my virgin TV lite (or whatever it's called when you get it free with a phone line) I have access to some TV Choice - not catch up - but extra stuff - I sometimes watch the content like Lost but have never been charged for it.... is that what's going up £2?

also I've been getting 50p discount per month for the last 6 months for having paperless billing while still recieiving paper bills. Virgin really are retarded at times.

As soon as my contract is up I'm going to a company that isn't going to naff around with my bandwidth everyday, abandon net neutrality, give me three strikes and out if they think I'm on P2P and try to impose Phorm on me... might cost me more but it's better than sticking with that lot!
#35
The beauty if you move is it will probably cost you less...
#36
my deal from last year ended in March iv phoned about 10 times since and they will not budge of £85 for the VIP package!"!

is there r no retention deals at all or is it me!!?

i was paying £51 for 6 months going upto £61 for the final 6 which i no was good but not to offer even a little discount!!

im not having to reduce the tv and phone line to get it even close to the 51-61!!
banned#37
Paddy72
I seriously can not understand how people can possibly vote this hot. It is ridiculous. As noted above, they are putting up the prices of virtually all services by at least a pound across the board with some services going up by £2.50 and they are throwing us the bone of a £1 discount if and only if we go over to paperless billing, which means that as they have previous for billing errors yet more people will be stung for money they don't owe without noticing.

The posted deal wasn't 'prices are going up' it was 'save £1'. Prices are going up regardless, this deal is to save a quid.

If you are on one of their farcical broadband deals and, like me, you had the common sense to keep your BT phone line then consider O2's new ADSL service (which uses Be's ADSL 2+ tech). This offers 8Mb for £12.50 or if you have a o2 mobile £7.50 a month. They also offer 16Mb for £15.00/£10.00.

Thats a good deal, but I would suggest not many have a bt line if they have virgin services, so the true cost is another £10.
http://www.samknows.com/broadband/checker2.php?address=1
that gives an idea of speeds you can get with adsl

Note that Virgin now aggressively bandwidth shape at peak times and have started cooperating with the copyright fascists to stamp out bittorrent use. O2 do neither of these. I am about 2 miles from the exchange and get a solid 8.5Mbps for the £7.50, rather better than the Virgin deal I have been on until recently...

You do know, o2 will have to introduce some form of ' 3 strikes' type of policy, as will all other providers? What will you do when they do? Also, it isn't stopping all bittorrent use, its stopping the illegal trade in copyrighted material, which, if using bittorrent, is a criminal offence. Why should they allow someone to commit a crime using their network? If you are stupid enough to commit a crime and leave your details there for anyone to see, then you only have yourself to blame if you get caught. Its like stealing a car and leaving your name and address saying 'i stole your car' :thinking:
#38
Paddy72


cooperating with the copyright fascists to stamp out bittorrent use.

.


Right up there with the dumbest quotes yet.
Stupid of them copyright holders to not want their stuff shared for free eh.!!!!
personally i cant wait til isps start clamping down, people might actually have to BUY a cd of their 'favourite' artist instead of nicking it.
#39
little ern
Bet they're not getting rid of the £5 surcharge if you don't pay by direct debit.....:x


I'd pay by direct debit then, if I were you. Because you'll avoid the £5 surcharge :)
#40
kungfu
Right up there with the dumbest quotes yet.
Stupid of them copyright holders to not want their stuff shared for free eh.!!!!
personally i cant wait til isps start clamping down, people might actually have to BUY a cd of their 'favourite' artist instead of nicking it.


Yea, they're stupid to expect £10 and £15 for CDs and DVDs respectively. Lower the price to something reasonable and maybe people won't share (although I thought sharing was a good thing?). However, they won't lower the prices because they are greedy idiots. Why should someone write a popular song (White Christmas) and then get MILLIONS from doing so? Why not write a popular song and get, say £5,000? It's less hard work that laying bricks, yet they want an incredible amount more money for it. Stop going on about the sharers and go on about the greedy corporations already.

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