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Go National with virgin media from only £63 for 1 year. (including a £60 cashback from quidco) £12.00

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this isnt really a deal but it is a great price. see i didnt know that virgin do national line, along side there cable service. but they do! at great price..... so if your on stardard phone line area … Read More
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8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
this isnt really a deal but it is a great price. see i didnt know that virgin do national line, along side there cable service. but they do! at great price..... so if your on stardard phone line area this might be better than your current deal.

* Up to 8 Mbps
* Unlimited evening and weekend UK landline calls
* No download limits
* PCguard - Protect your PC with anti-virus, firewall & pop-up blocker
* Free Broadband Extras - exclusive content worth over £35 a month (games, free digital photo printing with Photobox)
* Help when you need it, online and on the phone
* Free Wireless Router

if that isnt good enough you also get the first 3 months for £5!!

works out 12*12=144-60 = 84-21=63 / 12= £5.25 a month for first 12 months after you can cancel :)

*remember though fee of £30* *recomend a friend £30 credit on bills*
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#1
also please if you go cold please inform me where u can get it cheaper!
#2
No Download Limits - Not exactly 100% - Virgin like other companies operate a fair usage policy. As long as your not doing meaga amounts of downloading (like a couple of GB) then you should be ok. If you are, virgin will limit your bandwidth for a short period of time the following day.
#3
What about BT line rental? There is also a connection charge of £30. I think your calculation is not correct.

If the download throttle is the same as for cable, your connection gets slowed down by 75% for 5 hrs after you exceed your linit (limit depends on whether its day time or night time). Therefore it is NOT UNLIMITED!

Check the phone call rates. They are more expensive than BT for most calls outside your free period, some are 50% more (0845 and 0870 numbers and international numbers) and some are double the price (override providers). There are no bargains with Virgin because of too many hidden costs (and there always are when you look through the fine print).
#4
Remember Quidco is FAR from guaranteed, it can and DOES fail to track so you might end up paying 60 quid more than you expected for a feeble service!

If you want cheap decent broadband on ADSL rather than cable, then look at the O2 options (usually Quidco available too!)
#5
ok i see what ur saying but with o2 to get it cheap don't you have to topup at least £10 yeh i forgot to add on the connetion fee :oops: but still dont think its that bad if you go from bundle one and if you barter a bit im sure they would make price cheaper. my brother had **** service for 6 months and now he get cable for 26 pound a month forever! i need to look more into this i thinks :?
#6
crse2008
ok i see what ur saying but with o2 to get it cheap don't you have to topup at least £10 yeh i forgot to add on the connetion fee :oops: but still dont think its that bad if you go from bundle one and if you barter a bit im sure they would make price cheaper. my brother had **** service for 6 months and now he get cable for 26 pound a month forever! i need to look more into this i thinks :?


O2 is £12.50 per month and £7.50 per month when you top-up a mobile with £3.50 per month, so effectively you get your BB for £10.50 per month, even if you don't use the mobile credits.

The best BB/Phone at the moment is
Post Office Phone line rental £10.79 per month inclusive free UK evening, free UK weekend, free UK Mobile weekend, free International weekend. (No extra BT line rental)
O2 BroadBand (effectively) £10.50 per month for 8mb real unlimited and full speed (not throttled like Virgin).
#7
pet2000
O2 BroadBand (effectively) £10.50 per month for 8mb real unlimited and full speed (not throttled like Virgin).


Hi Chaps

Virgin don't throttle the bb speed on the national products. heres a statement of the web

Broadband speeds: We'll make sure that you receive the highest broadband speed your phone line can handle, however the actual speed you receive can be affected by factors such as phone line quality or distance from your local exchange. This means that you could actually receive up to 4 Mbps, 5 Mbps, or 6 Mbps - basically anything up to 8 Mbps.

SO THIS IS THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE..

In some areas Virgin can offer upto 16mb free for 3 months then just £5 extra per month. NICE :-D
#8
Don't forget recommend a friend, If you know someone on Virgin either Cable or National they can recommend you and you both get £30 credit each. So that pays for the connection charge in effect.
#9
The O2 (bethere) broadband is far better than Virgin, speaking as someone who moved from one to the other (with entanet in the middle who were also much better than virgin). Virgin regularly spit their dummy out with you for medium to high usage, they were great about 5 years ago but soon dragged their service down to Tiscali type levels.
#10
redshellbuckley
Hi Chaps

Virgin don't throttle the bb speed on the national products. heres a statement of the web

Broadband speeds: We'll make sure that you receive the highest broadband speed your phone line can handle, however the actual speed you receive can be affected by factors such as phone line quality or distance from your local exchange. This means that you could actually receive up to 4 Mbps, 5 Mbps, or 6 Mbps - basically anything up to 8 Mbps.

SO THIS IS THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE..

In some areas Virgin can offer upto 16mb free for 3 months then just £5 extra per month. NICE :-D


That isn't the type of throttling being discussed. Virgin (like most other providers) will "sync" your broadband line at the maximum speed possible. This gives the maximum speed your line "can" run at. They then control and divide bandwidth as they see fit between customers. As such broadband is often a little slower at peak periods. For instance they may have a connection fast enough for 10 users at your local exchange, but they will split it between far more than 10 users. They can do this because you are all very unlikely to be on at once and requiring full bandwidth.

The throttling being discussed is when the provider decides you are using too much bandwidth so they limit the speed of your connection to prevent you slowing other users down. Whilst this is an understandable practice, every company has very different ways of implementing it, normally covered in their "Fair Usage Policy". O2 is one of very few providers not to implement this strategy, though they may do in the future.
#11
well i dont think its matter who your with on national lines your either lucky or not it depences on how many people are using your exchange as ALL use the same exchange but virgin is better o2 due to the fact they are a broadband company where as o2 as much as they try will always be a mobile phone company. and if you get the money from the cashback your laughing really. although i have to agree they do hide a lot of there costs but isnt that what all companys do!! they are all just after your money end of really :x lucky i will be able to hit the exchange with a rock from my window when ive finished moving lol
#12
also does o2 offer a phone line not sure on this but didnt think they did with their deals
banned#13
crse2008;4341098
also does o2 offer a phone line not sure on this but didnt think they did with their deals

you havent included the line rental costs in your calcs anyway (£12 per month I think for BT).
#14
BT line rental is 11.50 with bt just checked
#15
I cant get the o2 deals as our exchange is not LLU.

I am looking to switch and at the moment the only ones that say unlimited that are a reasonable price are Tiscali and Virgin (OMG!)

what limits do the Fair Use Policy kick in at?

other providers I have had have a monthly limit say 20GB but from some of the posts previously can I assume Virgin has a daily Limit?
#16
crse2008
well i dont think its matter who your with on national lines your either lucky or not it depences on how many people are using your exchange as ALL use the same exchange but virgin is better o2 due to the fact they are a broadband company where as o2 as much as they try will always be a mobile phone company. and if you get the money from the cashback your laughing really. although i have to agree they do hide a lot of there costs but isnt that what all companys do!! they are all just after your money end of really :x lucky i will be able to hit the exchange with a rock from my window when ive finished moving lol


I have to disagree I'm afraid.......

I spent a year with Virgin on their ADSL (over the phone) broadband and it was diabolical!!!!! Their customer service was pathetic and their sync speeds naff! CS at Virgin thought it acceptable that my line kept dropping out and leaving me disconnected for sometimes up to a few hours..... Oh no sir, you do get a connection sometimes so thats good enough.......... We are providing the service you paid for!!!!!!!!!

On top of that I managed around 6mb on my line at very best......... I switched to O2 on the same home phone line and straight away managed much better sync speeds, a flawless connection (NO dropouts and no loss of service) and the odd couple of times I did phone, fantastic service!!!!

Granted everyones experience will be different, but I draw the line at 'O2 are a mobile phone company'. I suppose your not aware that O2 brought what was possibly one of the biggest phone line BB providers in the country with what had the best ratings by near enough everyone! They purchased it, looked into everything, learnt what they could, and then went out and offered their own service! not only that but they where realistic in their offerings! Instead of advertising an up to 24mb service they stated up to 20mb as they thought this was more attainable.........

Anyway, this isnt a dig at you, its just my observations.........
banned#17
a666andy;4342237
I have to disagree I'm afraid.......

I spent a year with Virgin on their ADSL (over the phone) broadband and it was diabolical!!!!! Their customer service was pathetic and their sync speeds naff! CS at Virgin thought it acceptable that my line kept dropping out and leaving me disconnected for sometimes up to a few hours..... Oh no sir, you do get a connection sometimes so thats good enough.......... We are providing the service you paid for!!!!!!!!!

On top of that I managed around 6mb on my line at very best......... I switched to O2 on the same home phone line and straight away managed much better sync speeds, a flawless connection (NO dropouts and no loss of service) and the odd couple of times I did phone, fantastic service!!!!

Granted everyones experience will be different, but I draw the line at 'O2 are a mobile phone company'. I suppose your not aware that O2 brought what was possibly one of the biggest phone line BB providers in the country with what had the best ratings by near enough everyone! They purchased it, looked into everything, learnt what they could, and then went out and offered their own service! not only that but they where realistic in their offerings! Instead of advertising an up to 24mb service they stated up to 20mb as they thought this was more attainable.........

Anyway, this isnt a dig at you, its just my observations.........

Have to agree. My brother got about a 75% connection rate with VM ADSL and was told it was the BT line. Then moved to BT BB and line suddenly worked all the time.

VM are only good for cable.
#18
a666andy
I have to disagree I'm afraid.......

I spent a year with Virgin on their ADSL (over the phone) broadband and it was diabolical!!!!! Their customer service was pathetic and their sync speeds naff! CS at Virgin thought it acceptable that my line kept dropping out and leaving me disconnected for sometimes up to a few hours..... Oh no sir, you do get a connection sometimes so thats good enough.......... We are providing the service you paid for!!!!!!!!!

On top of that I managed around 6mb on my line at very best......... I switched to O2 on the same home phone line and straight away managed much better sync speeds, a flawless connection (NO dropouts and no loss of service) and the odd couple of times I did phone, fantastic service!!!!

Granted everyones experience will be different, but I draw the line at 'O2 are a mobile phone company'. I suppose your not aware that O2 brought what was possibly one of the biggest phone line BB providers in the country with what had the best ratings by near enough everyone! They purchased it, looked into everything, learnt what they could, and then went out and offered their own service! not only that but they where realistic in their offerings! Instead of advertising an up to 24mb service they stated up to 20mb as they thought this was more attainable.........

Anyway, this isnt a dig at you, its just my observations.........


yeh but i do believe every service has had rubbish time its luck of the draw really im with pipix atm and the service is awesome 830kb sometimes at night but alway at least 700kb.... but if you have **** service from virgin you can get good customer service likei said before my brothers on cable and gets it for 26 pound including phone line ect on 20mb service plus when he get fibre obticc put in street free upgrade to 50mb :) but i have heard o2 is good but do u get a land line with them or have you got to go else where? and if u do, do u have to pay 11.50 bt line rental?
banned#19
crse2008;4355932
yeh but i do believe every service has had rubbish time its luck of the draw really im with pipix atm and the service is awesome 830kb sometimes at night but alway at least 700kb.... but if you have **** service from virgin you can get good customer service likei said before my brothers on cable and gets it for 26 pound including phone line ect on 20mb service plus when he get fibre obticc put in street free upgrade to 50mb :) but i have heard o2 is good but do u get a land line with them or have you got to go else where? and if u do, do u have to pay 11.50 bt line rental?

awesome does not equal 830kb. That is AWFUL.
#20
but i have heard o2 is good but do u get a land line with them or have you got to go else where? and if u do, do u have to pay 11.50 bt line rental?

I'm not sure what you mean? Virgins phone line that they offer can NOT be used for their over the phone broadband service as far as I know. If you take virgins national BB you will need to have a normal (non virgin) phone line phone line, same as you do for O2 and any other BB supplier that uses a phone line.....

Your brother will be using Virgins 'fibre optic network' for his BB which is a completely different service, and completely different reliability etc......

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