Looking to change my broadband and sick of paying BT line rental when I never use the phone line to make calls.
This offer from Virgin - Get the first 2 months free* plus get free installation worth up to £35 when you buy broadband TV and phone together online.
Seen this offer from Virgin and the one I have opted for is:
Broadband - LARGE
TV - LARGE
Phone Line - MEDIUM (this is the most basic they have)
This is priced at £24.00 per month for 12 months BUT with 2 months free. Line rental is £11.00 per month and is payable for the full 12 months. I queried this with a sales rep and the line rental is NOT part of the 2 months free deal (i am sure many people will assume it is).
£24 * 10 months = £240
£11 * 12 months = £132
This makes £372.00 for the year. Quidco cashback £130 makes it £242.00, divide this by 12 gives £20.17 per month.
As per the title if you choose the most basic options which is still a good deal it works out at £16.42 per month taking into account Quidco cashback.
At least you get FREE INSTALLATION which is now normally £35 for a man in a van to come and spend 20 mins to attach a cable around the skirting board!
Quidco cashback makes the deal better but remember this is NEVER guaranteed. Has been £150 before but I remember it also has been £65 which is a huge difference.
Rate and comment please.
Thought I would put here some of the legal stuff which makes the offer easier to follow:
Free installation offer: Free installation includes standard and Quickstart installation worth up to £35. This offer is available for online purchases that include cable broadband and phone services as part of a bundle including TV size M+, L or XL on a 12 month contract. The credit will be applied to your first monthly bill. Offer available to new customers only. As part of this offer, Priority install is reduced to £30 (normal price £65). Free installation offer does not include V+ set-up fee (Current V+ set-up fee offer is £75). Free installation offer ends 31 st January 2010. Check out the Product terms and conditions. This offer may not be used in conjunction with certain other offers. To see if another offer qualifies for free installation, check that offer's Legal Stuff.
First 2 months free offer (triple bundles): Offer ends 31/12/09. Available to new customers (subject to status and credit checks). You will receive the first 2 months of your TV, broadband and call package free via credit applied to your bill . Only available when taking at least the following minimum bundle: TV size: M+, broadband size: L (up to 10Mb) and phone size: M (Talk Weekends) at £19.50, when you take a Virgin phone line at £11 per month. During the first 2 monthsyou will be charged for phone line rental (£11 a month) plus any calls outside of your call package, on-demand purchases and service upgrades. Standard prices apply thereafter. If you choose the Talk Evenings & Weekends, Talk Unlimited, Talk International or Talk Mobile call package, the subscription charge for that call package applies for the first 2 months. Downgrading services in your bundle during the minimum period will attract a charge. Customers must retain a minimum of TV size:M+ for duration of contract. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
First 2 months free TV offer (dual bundles) : Offer ends 31/12/09. Available to new customers (subject to status and credit checks). You will receive the first 2 months of your TV service free (currently M+ £5.50, L £10 and XL £21.50) via credit applied to your bill. Downgrading services in your bundle during the minimum period will attract a charge. Customers must retain a minimum of TV size:M+ for duration of contract. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Check out the Product terms and conditions.
If you prefer not to pay by Direct Debit and/or want to receive a paper bill, the monthly price for your Virgin Phone line with these options is: Phone line and non-Direct Debit payment handling: £16; Phone line and paper bill: £12.25; Phone line, non-Direct Debit payment handling and paper bill: £17.25 (£18.50 with mobile broadband paper bill). Prices include a £5 payment handling charge payable to Virgin Media Payments Ltd and/or a paper bill charge of £1.25.
Premium TV services are provided by Virgin Media Entertainment, the trading name of Future Entertainment S.?.l which is a subsidiary of Virgin Media Inc. Premium channels or package upgrades, once ordered, must be kept for a minimum of 30 days. (Excludes pay-per-night channels.)
V+HD £75 set-up fee offer: Set-Up fee is £75 with all TV packages for all new Virgin TV customers (subject to status and credit checks). Offer also available to existing Virgin TV size M, TV size M+ (Starter), TV size L and TV size XL customers when they keep their existing set-top box (at a cost of £5 a month) in addition to their new V+HD connection. Offer price of £75 only applies to first new V+HD box set-up. Second and subsequent V+HD box set-up charged at £150 per V+HD box. V+ subscription is included with TV size XL or £5 a month with TV size M, TV size M+ (Starter) and TV size L. Offer ends 31st December. Available while stocks last. Existing Virgin TV customers should call 0845 840 7777 to get this offer. (For details about how much it costs to call our team, go to http://www.virginmedia.com/callcosts).
Calls may be monitored. V+HD must be kept for your minimum contract term. V+HD Box may differ to that depicted. V+HD box remains the property of Virgin Media.