Ok - so I've been surfing this FABULOUS site for a good year or so now - but never posted - so please be kind if this is in the wrong place.
I renewed my Virgin media package today and was wondering if I had a good deal - and if so wanted to let others know what's available.
If I got a crappy deal then I have 14 days to change my mind....haggle for a new one.
So - until today, my package included the following for a total price of £71 a month;
XL TV package - all the entertainment channels
Sky Movies pack plus Disney Cinemagic
Sky Sports pack plus Setanta
Free On Demand and Catch up (- free with L and XL I believe)
Unlimited landline calls - day/night & line rental
10 MBit Broadband - unlimited download
V+ box - free of charge, free installation, free HD channels (gained last renewal)
So - today on my renewal - they insisted the cost could not be improved for the package but would include all of the above, plus
Free Wireless Router
Free dongle plus 1GB monthly allowance at £5 per month for mobile broadband - 2Mbit
Free wireless USB adapter for the PC
Free additional (basic) box in other room & free connection (offered 2nd V+ at £99 one off cost)
Free PAYG mobile phone - don't recall the model
So in total - same price as above plus £5 for wireless broadband.
I have already offered router and mobile phone to family as I have no need for them but took advantage of anything offered. I didn't take the 2nd box as a V+ but just the basic. They also offered to upgrade me to the VIP complete package which would've included 20Mbit broadband for a total of £86 a month (before wireless broadband).
Just to let you all know - the mobile and dongle were organised through Virgin Mobile not the retention department.
So - please let me know if your package is better value and I should keep haggling.
Otherwise - I hope I helped someone else get a better price.