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Deal for Virgin Customers with a price rise - 50% off @ Sky

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With the price rise for Virgin customers ( me included!), I phoned sky to see what they could do, Offered 50% off for 12 months on any of their packages with a free box and installation before Christm… Read More
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With the price rise for Virgin customers ( me included!), I phoned sky to see what they could do, Offered 50% off for 12 months on any of their packages with a free box and installation before Christmas.

Hope this helps someone!!
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#1
I pushed harder and got the same deal with a £50 credit to my account earlier to day!
#2
Isn't this a publicised deal at the minute anyway? i'm sure they're pushing it on the radio all the time?
#3
Will give them a call soon
#4
i did the same in november i got full package for £33 and 2 sky plus hd boxes and 1 hd box cost me £10 to get all plus £50 voucher after leaving virgin
#5
This is pretty much their standard deal for anyone thinking of leaving or joining though isn't it? If your willing to barter with them that is. Iv been paying half price (about £35 a month) for Skys complete HD package the last 4-5 years.
#6
I pay 45/month for basic TV, unlimited phone and 100mbps broadband with Virgin.

What's sky's service like? I've been thinking of leaving because of their price hikes, but are there better deals for that usage? Cheers.
#7
Blender
This is pretty much their standard deal for anyone thinking of leaving or joining though isn't it? If your willing to barter with them that is. Iv been paying half price (about £35 a month) for Skys complete HD package the last 4-5 years.
Same here,found I was hardly watching sky so called to cancel...

Numerous calls from them later asking to come back and was offered 75% discount...

still don't miss it,this is becoming a standard deal at 50% off.
#8
jimbo001
I pay 45/month for basic TV, unlimited phone and 100mbps broadband with Virgin.

What's sky's service like? I've been thinking of leaving because of their price hikes, but are there better deals for that usage? Cheers.


mate did same thing

i u want bb that is equal to a snail then try sky

also have £60 ready if anything happns with your box and when.it rains your tv will go fuzzy
#9
Thanks ^^ lol.

Guess I'll try to negotiate a price freeze with Virgin.
#10
which price rises from virgin? im not aware... :(
#12
Happy with my deal from sky. Free unlimited broadband, £10 for tv. Paid line rental upfront for £140.
#13
im with sky and pay £16:50 a month
i got a HD box with skys family package,
unlimited internet with wireless router, and free weekend calls
i payed £25 upfront cost
and also got £50 mastercard from them
i got this deal through carphone warehouse broadband team
#14
hahahaha. Sky is going up too. lol.
#15
everyone, from BT to Post Office comms hikes their prices every year (just like the rail operators). That's an oligopoly from where I stand.
#16
BT, Sky and TalkTalk customers face price rises from 1 December, while Plusnet increased some prices from 23 September.
#17
I got sky full package £34, no phone line needed thereby saving line rental of £15.90
For my internet needs I tether from my phone on a t mobile unlimited plan.
#18
Had half price full package for 6 yrs. Never pay full price, if they refuse just cancel (in a polite way) stating you watch everything... if they do cancel your contract they will be back in touch within days...
#19
Providing 150mb broadband and investing in future cost money

Sky is falling behind when it comes to broadband

Plus dedicated fibre optic line to TiVo box for instant on demand playback unlike sky

And also if anything breaks virgin engineer is free and box replaced
#20
The only problem is Virgin cable broadband is the best of the lot even comparing their slower package with a faster land line rival. Its up to 10 mbps dedicated line to the TIVO box and now up to 50 Mbps for broadband. When Virgin says its "up to" its covering its ass but you are likely to be getting the top end of that speed range where as with a land line its anyones guess. Up to 20 mbps with a land line broadband such as Sky can be as low as 4 mbps. Maybe even lower. Remember all internet speeds quoted are in megabits which means a 100MB (megabyte) video will take about 13 minutes on a 4 mbps connection and 15 seconds on a 50 mbps one. Bad signal zones don't affect cable like they affect mobile internet. No chance of HD Youtube or any HD streaming videos then on a 4mbps line.

Also cable TV is less likely to be affected by the weather especially in those stormy winter months when people tend to spend more time inside watching the telly. Virgin have deals for new customers that are better thought out. Skys customers enjoy maybe £40 a month then suddenly it goes up to £80 and they have to pay for repairs or insure their equipment. Virgin TIVO is a very smart intelligent box that learns from you what you want recorded and will do it if you forget. My memory sucks. Programmes can be recorded remotely using your phone to start them.

I understand the attraction of both Sky and Virgin but for me Virgin is a no brainer as my land line connection is so poor. A good broadband makes a huge difference.


Edited By: Ugugug on Nov 23, 2014 22:23
#21
Ugugug
The only problem is Virgin cable broadband is the best of the lot even comparing their slower package with a faster land line rival. Its up to 10 mbps dedicated line to the TIVO box and now up to 50 Mbps for broadband. When Virgin says its "up to" its covering its ass but you are likely to be getting the top end of that speed range where as with a land line its anyones guess. Up to 20 mbps with a land line broadband such as Sky can be as low as 4 mbps. Maybe even lower. Remember all internet speeds quoted are in megabits which means a 100MB (megabyte) video will take about 13 minutes on a 4 mbps connection and 15 seconds on a 50 mbps one. Bad signal zones don't affect cable like they affect mobile internet. No chance of HD Youtube or any HD streaming videos then on a 4mbps line.
But how does the sky fibre optic compare? I'm genuinely intrested as I'm with virgin, have been for about 8 years & I'm thinking about crossing over to sky
#22
My daughter has recently bought a house and couldn't get virgin but went with sky, she went for the fastest broadband that they do,SKY BROADBAND PRO upto 76mb for £30 a month which costs about the same as virgins 152mb service but so far she is getting about 40mb , she has an engineer coming this week. She says that the sky hd box (record 2 channels at same time) is not as good as the Tivo from Virgin (which records 3 channels at same time) the sky box is a lot faster and has a better Programme Guide. But its all swings and roundabouts, one is good for some things and the other is better for other things. The main difference seems to be that with Virgin you never own the Tivo box and callouts are free whereas with the Sky box you own it and pay for all call outs - I myself have the Virgin Service and are not disappointed at all. They are all putting their prices up , so phone them up to get a better deal.
#23
Sky put their prices up as well, so nothing new there.
#24
Interested to know how peoples haggles compare, after getting virgins latest price hike got p'eed off , and so far sky have offered me sky+ box and hd box ,family package, sports, movies, hd pack and talk anytime phone for £69pm. I'm keeping broadband with virgin for the speed. Worth pushing for more, and if so, what?
#25
Virgin not willing to do anything as they won't touch my package as I have the sky sports season pass so basically they told me I have to "like it or lump it "and pay the rise of £4.50 a month. What a joke.

Edited By: Donna25 on Dec 05, 2014 17:27
#26
Managed to get 60% of thanks for the heads up. I hated Tivo and Virgin media ever since moving from Sky so i am glad I am able to move back to sky early hopefully the transfer goes good and wont cause me any problems.
#27
Their current offer is 25% off for 12 months with £75 credit TCB is £121.90 so might be better doing that? For original TV pack only it works out at £6.54 for the year!
#28
Ive just ordered the tv package but i want to keep my virgin broadband sky wont cancel it will they
#29
I've given my notice but all Sky have offered me is 50% off for 10 months, therefore I would be forced to pay full price on the remaining 2 months of the tv contract.

It's crazy that they are willing to offer others 60%-75% discount for the full duration of the contract.

What's Virgins current offers for new customers?
#30
Ugugug
The only problem is Virgin cable broadband is the best of the lot even comparing their slower package with a faster land line rival. Its up to 10 mbps dedicated line to the TIVO box and now up to 50 Mbps for broadband. When Virgin says its "up to" its covering its ass but you are likely to be getting the top end of that speed range where as with a land line its anyones guess. Up to 20 mbps with a land line broadband such as Sky can be as low as 4 mbps. Maybe even lower. Remember all internet speeds quoted are in megabits which means a 100MB (megabyte) video will take about 13 minutes on a 4 mbps connection and 15 seconds on a 50 mbps one. Bad signal zones don't affect cable like they affect mobile internet. No chance of HD Youtube or any HD streaming videos then on a 4mbps line.

Also cable TV is less likely to be affected by the weather especially in those stormy winter months when people tend to spend more time inside watching the telly. Virgin have deals for new customers that are better thought out. Skys customers enjoy maybe £40 a month then suddenly it goes up to £80 and they have to pay for repairs or insure their equipment. Virgin TIVO is a very smart intelligent box that learns from you what you want recorded and will do it if you forget. My memory sucks. Programmes can be recorded remotely using your phone to start them.

I understand the attraction of both Sky and Virgin but for me Virgin is a no brainer as my land line connection is so poor. A good broadband makes a huge difference.


Thanks for opening my eyes but in the end............... I still went for Sky (as virgin for new customer was quite a bit more)...

Also I had opposite experience at my previous house i.e. sky broadband via phoneline was more reliable than virgin cable broadband. Guess it depends on where you live.

Edited By: wh431 on Dec 21, 2014 00:18
#31
I recently left Sky TV and they've sent me through an email offering 60% off (12 months) and £100 credit .... Severely tempted .... (Base package £8.60 per month, Sky Sports £9.80 extra, Movies £6.60 extra and HD £5.25 extra)

12 month contract.
#32
Well if they don't freeze mine I'm off as well only went up £5.50 in February and now they want to put it up another £4.89. Virgins so called free upgrades make me laugh
#33
Fed up with virgin and their inflexibility and lack of retention deals , my contract due to end soon along with the discounts , have been with them for 8 years and all they are willing to offer me is an upgrade to my download speed (currently 50mb) to 100 mb , so many great offers out there at the moment with cashback and M&S vouchers and 12 months free bb, Virgin offer new customers great deals which even if I cancel with virgin I will not be able to get for at least 90 days , they have us by the short and curlies and I am not happy about it . :(
#34
Mumushka
I recently left Sky TV and they've sent me through an email offering 60% off (12 months) and £100 credit .... Severely tempted .... (Base package £8.60 per month, Sky Sports £9.80 extra, Movies £6.60 extra and HD £5.25 extra)

12 month contract.

I'd snap that up if they offered me that!
#35
I have :) (without movies and without HD)

Edited By: Mumushka on Dec 24, 2014 14:27
#36
sahilla766
im with sky and pay £16:50 a month
i got a HD box with skys family package,
unlimited internet with wireless router, and free weekend calls
i payed £25 upfront cost
and also got £50 mastercard from them
i got this deal through carphone warehouse broadband team

You paying line rental as well???

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