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prices up, is it wise to switch utility services?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
currently on Virgin media M broadband, starter TV packages, and off course phone line rental fro 35 pounds per mo.

want to cut bills. the idea is switch to O2 broadband (8mb speed, unlimited DL) and buy a decent set top box for the one-off fee Freeview TV. This will bring down monthly bill to £18 (BT line 10.5 + O2 costumer discounted tarif of £7.5)

problem is, O2 is ADSL not cable based. Freeview is depend upon aerial signal

so all in all, is it a good idea?
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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If you are satisfied with freeview channels, surely its a good idea. Nothing to complain about for O2 broadband, its great.
#2
I would personally stick with Virgin, simply phone their retentions and say you are considering leaving and you will get the phone line with free weekend calls, M Broadband for £15.50 a month (with ebills or £16 without ebilling).

Then get a freeview box, that way you will save £19.50 a month so your freeview box will have been paid for in it's first month.
#3
If you are satisfied with freeview channels, surely its a good idea. Nothing to complain about for O2 broadband, its great.


thanks for replying.
O2 indeed alured me in first place. 8MB unlimited is a wow enough for me. good t know its good interms of service. certainly a great input to consider.

Money Spinning
I would personally stick with Virgin, simply phone their retentions and say you are considering leaving and you will get the phone line with free weekend calls, M Broadband for £15.50 a month (with ebills or £16 without ebilling).

Then get a freeview box, that way you will save £19.50 a month so your freeview box will have been paid for in it's first month.


thanks for replying.
actually this is a great idea i havent thought of this way before. Well apart from the 2MB speed.
Will be one strong contending option!

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Thanks again, both. reps on the way!
banned#4
Do you not have to pay line rental on top of O2's price as it's ADSL? where Virgin you don't.
#5
lumoruk
Do you not have to pay line rental on top of O2's price as it's ADSL? where Virgin you don't.


yes, it is minimum £10.5 BT line rental... but o2 tarif is still cheap for 8mb : £7.5 (o2 mobile costumer) or 12.5 (non o2 mobile costumer)

its the hassle of switching back from cable to BT line and theO2's ADSL tecnology that put me off a bit
#6
That seems v expensive, i am also with Virgin, i have the internet (upraded from the lowest to the next one up for free) telephone with no free calls, 2 cable boxes and the xl package for under 40.00 without calls.
#7
how do you get that i.e do the bargaining?
as far as i know, you have to rent the phone service to get the broadband!
1 Like #8
I do have the phone service, if you talk to the diconnections and ask them to tidy up your bill you can get it down. My bill shows;

telephone line rental 11.00
Phone, tv &bb discount -10.50
3 for 30 saving -9.00
tv size xl 20.50
additional box 15.00
additional box discount -5.50
broadband size m 18.00

Total service charges on my bill is 39.50
1 Like #9
OK thanks mate... surely gonna try to push virgin now

rep is added!
#10
how do you get that i.e do the bargaining?


Dial 150 from your Virgin Phone (it's a free call) - Then choose the option to cancel your package (even though you won't be!) - Then explain that you want to leave because the price you are paying is unfair compared to what other people are getting, they will then give you the same price, i.e £15.50 a month if you have the 2MB option.

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