Broadband (ADSL) Up to 8Mb plus free evening and weekend calls for £10/month when switching provider - HotUKDeals
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If you are switching provider to Virgin you can get the following deal:-

£10 a month for a year

Up to 8Mbps
Unlimited downloads
Evening and weekend calls to UK landlines
PCguard protection for your PC
Add Virgin Free TV or a Wireless Kit for £40
Free modem


I live in the wilds, and previously had 512kb, but now get around 1.5Mb, woo hoo... It occasionally runs a bit slower, but overall I mucho pleased, especially as it's £8/month cheaper....

The only downside is that rather than receive the free modem I purchased the wireless router (Netgear DG834) as it was £10 cheaper than anywhere else. Works fine, apart from you can't upgrade the firmware, because the actual model that you get is the DG834GSP, which is locked into the service provider...Hmmm...Would have the free modem if doing the deal again and buy a DG834 elsewhere (£43.95 delivered from e-buyer)...

Not forgetting Quidco at £27 for ADSL and £55 for cable(was £75 until today, 31st Sept, but only just noticed).

Thought I should mention that the deal is only for 12 months, then back up to normal bundle 2 prices.

Also found that resetting the router connection to t'internet solved the speed problem that I was having.

Oh, and don't forget that you still have to pay for BT line rental.
- ShaggyD
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#1
Sorry, voted cold, not hot cos Virgin Media not available near me, plus they have silly throttled periods so i've read on here.
Title is misleading too, sorry
#2
actually i think this is available to everyone as I assume this is the non cable version so you just need a bt landline no?

they dont have an up to 8mb cable broadband deal
#3
Voted Hot for the price, good price for Up to 8Mbit ADSL even if they have a FUP of I think it's 50GB/Month? Much cheaper than BT's Option 3 which is the same
#4
Voted hot, great deal, bulldog (read pipex)are a bunch of thieving so and so's
#5
simplekid
actually i think this is available to everyone as I assume this is the non cable version so you just need a bt landline no?
Apologies on that score then but it is still the throttling i don't like.

realitybites
Voted hot, great deal, bulldog (read pipex)are a bunch of thieving so and so's
I am with bulldog, have been for 2 years or so now, and have been fine. 8Mb unlimited, uncapped usage for £30 month, including my £10.50 line rental, realistically really only 5Mb mind but it's plenty for me. The unlimited d/load is what i like; i can hit 10Gb in a weekend
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boydent999

I am with bulldog, have been for 2 years or so now, and have been fine. 8Mb unlimited, uncapped usage for £30 month, including my £10.50 line rental, realistically really only 5Mb mind but it's plenty for me. The unlimited d/load is what i like; i can hit 10Gb in a weekend


can you get be? be would cost you £14 per month then your line rental so saving £5.50 per month. £60 odd quid a year saving, not forgeting quidcos £55 for signing up.
#7
m00nie
can you get be? be would cost you £14 per month then your line rental so saving £5.50 per month. £60 odd quid a year saving, not forgeting quidcos £55 for signing up.
Just entered my post code, says i can. Cannot do more of a test, cos it wants my BT landline number :giggle:.
Thanks for that, i'll have more of a look..... :thumbsup:
EDIT: £24 connection fee, but still would be saved on ayear easily
#8
think the code SALES2 gets you free conection
#9
i just switched to these and got the £10 a month job with the unlimited wkend and evening calls,absolute bargain.
voted hot
#10
what if u dont switch?

my friend wants to go with virgin ADSL and its £19.99 for the same package?
could i possibley get the same deal without switching and taking out a new contract
banned#11
The broadband is not unlimited is it possible to amend the OP.

Highly misleading to advertise it as 'Unlimited downloads'.
#12
I prefer my ADSL lines with a 1 month rolling contract, and not being locked into a 12 month contract.
#13
Please, for the love of god, do *not* sign up with Virgin Media broadband. They are horrible and slow, and lock you into a 12-month contract as you receive poor service. Premium-rate 0900 number for any customer service, and horrible email customer service.

I just finally found ADSL24 (and there are some others) who only have 1-month contracts (because they stand behind their product) and great reviews, and made the switch.

I get 10KB/second at night with Virgin, although during the days they are fine. I am not one of the throttled people, I don't download too much, and even if I was throttled, they're not supposed to throttle you that low. I think this is basically because either their network is way over capacity, or they purposely restrict everyone at night.

Got my MAC in one day (they said it could take up to 5), and then they still make you pay for 30 days after getting your MAC to switch. I'm set to be active on ADSL24 next Monday, I can't wait.

Virgin are horrible. If you are satisfied with a 2Mbps connection during daytime, but then a 128K-512K connection at night, then by all means sign up. However, they are nowhere near what they advertise as their up to 8Mbps unlimited lines.

I'm not the only one, check out their ratings here:
http://www.dslzoneuk.net/isp_ratings.php
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/review/censura.php?cmd=details&itemid=263
#14
boydent999
Sorry, voted cold, not hot cos Virgin Media not available near me, plus they have silly throttled periods so i've read on here.
Title is misleading too, sorry


Have amended the title, can't see what else I could put in it. If this is still misleading please give a suggestion as to how it should be.

Regarding the throttling, I've looked at the T&C's which are as follows, quoted from virgin:-

"We sometimes moderate the speeds during peak times (4pm till midnight) for customers who are downloading an unusually large amount at these times.

At present, your speed won't be moderated unless you're in the top 5% of downloaders.

And we're not talking about just a few video clips. In some cases the top 5% of users were downloading as much as 2GB, just during peak times.

So, unless you're downloading an unusually large amount of information at peak times, we won't restrict your service and you can download to your heart's content
."

To read in more detail, as I've edited this to put the basics across, see this link

http://www.virgin.net/helpme/broadband/faq/basics_traffic.html

This sounds fair to me, if you are downloading large amounts to the detriment of the service to others then why not be capped, or switch to a provider that has a massive bandwidth to allow for such usage.


muffin247
what if u dont switch?

my friend wants to go with virgin ADSL and its £19.99 for the same package?
could i possibley get the same deal without switching and taking out a new contract


It is only available for switching to Virgin from another provider.:-(

mrtea
The broadband is not unlimited is it possible to amend the OP.

Highly misleading to advertise it as 'Unlimited downloads'.


See the fair usage policy above, which does seem to be unlimited as they advertise it, not capped to 2 Gig or so per month, just as long as you do most of your large downloads outside of the 4pm to midnight time slot (try using a download manager). If they are wrong see Virgin, I'm just showing the deal as advertised.


Outrunner
I prefer my ADSL lines with a 1 month rolling contract, and not being locked into a 12 month contract.


I agree, I'd also like to have a monthly contract, heck why not make it a weekly or even daily one, but until an equivalent deal is posted I'll stick with this one (until my 12 months are up of course).:o

These replies are meant to clarify details, without offence, and to be taken in a light hearted manner.

Off for my Leg of lamb now, yum.:thumbsup:
#15

I agree, I'd also like to have a monthly contract, heck why not make it a weekly or even daily one, but until an equivalent deal is posted I'll stick with this one (until my 12 months are up of course).:o

These replies are meant to clarify details, without offence, and to be taken in a light hearted manner.

Off for my Leg of lamb now, yum.:thumbsup:


Enjoy your horrible evening and nightly speeds, and I hope that you don't want to change your mind for 12 months. It's not a deal just because it's cheap. There is no value for money, if you think having usable Internet speeds is value.

If you don't care how slow your Internet is, why not pay even cheaper for dial-up?
#16
[COLOR=Black]For those of you already Virgin Broadband customers.

I have been with them for a while and had no problems, although I am not an avid downloader or anything. I have been thinking about moving to a new provider for some time, but the thought of all the messing around has put me off somewhat.

I read the Original Post (thanks to the OP for bringing this to my attantion) and decided to take the bull by the horns and give them a call (Cancellation Dpt 08450450001 or Customer Retention Dpt 08450450709). I asked for a MAC number and informed them that I was thinking of joining TalkTalk. He told me to be careful because TT do not use the MAC numbers and people who have migrated have been paying Virgin as well, don't know how true this is but I thought I would share it with you. Anyway I told him that I had read about this latest (OP) deal and was slightly miffed that it is for new customers only. He didn't give me time to take a second stab at it and offered me the same deal immediately. I have taken him up on the offer and hopefully the 12 months will go by without a hitch and then I will be on the same deal but on a 30 day contract!


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#17
ive phoned several different departments and all of them have not heard of this deal, i threatned leaving the lot, the last girl i spoke to was quite helpfull and told me that if i could find out who is offering this deal or who has recieved it she would try and get me it but as far as she knew it didnt exist, any help on the matter would be great
#18
i was an ntl freedom customer paying 14.99 a month plus phone call costs phoned up today to cancell as was going to sky straight away they offered me this deal so im now saving 4.99 plus phone call costs ave £10 a month so £15 a month better off only drawback is i have to change email address but thats a small price to pay, have around 30 days now to inform every1 of change
#19
my virgin is up and running, had a knightmare setting up(due to needing updated firmware on me router as was connected,but couldnt surf or check anything online,but could get on via wireless and use 360:? ) but techinal called me back wen they said they would,even though they couldnt sort me prob:giggle:
speeds hitting 6.8mb which is limit of me line.
all in all very happy and a bargain price of a tenner:thumbsup:

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