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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Hey up folks...

Just had VM on the phone as I'm apparently a highly valued customer... No? I was shocked as well!!!

That's beside the point though so I shall crack on... They rang to offer me the telly and phone to go with my existing BroadBand. Installed free of course and free for the 1st month. Standard I thought. I don't want a phone line with them as there are times when due to health issues we NEED a working phone in the house so she said she'd arrange a package without... Some toing and froing and "Yeah, but I could go to ___" later and the final offer on the table was this...

My existing 10 meg BB
TV size... erm... The bigest one - Free for 3 months.

I then have the option to downgrade to smallest TV package for the rest of 12 months.

Just wondered what anyone made of the offer as she's going to ring back tomorow after tea. The meal some people call dinner! Heheh!!!

Cheers for any pointers!
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
so they have 9 months of standard telly payments when they had none
all for giving you top package for 3 months

wouldn't tempt me, but if you like the deal and want tv payments for 9 months, then its up to you
#2
Goes to £5-50 a month for the basic TV... And as I don't have a dcent working arial it kills 2 birds with one stone. Sky 1 used to be okay along with the likes of Bravo - not had Sky for years so not sure how they weigh up now.

As I've said, the main tempter is the fact they's not insisted on a phone line that brings a £5-50 deal up to £17-50.

Oh eck... I'll be up all night now thinking about it, heheh!
banned#3
ThunderBolt
Goes to £5-50 a month for the basic TV... And as I don't have a dcent working arial it kills 2 birds with one stone. Sky 1 used to be okay along with the likes of Bravo - not had Sky for years so not sure how they weigh up now.

As I've said, the main tempter is the fact they's not insisted on a phone line that brings a £5-50 deal up to £17-50.

Oh eck... I'll be up all night now thinking about it, heheh!



ok, you dont have an ariel, so freeview is out too
downside of the deal is, you have to forever pay to receive, whereas fitting an aerial, is big initially but pays in the end (if you are ok with the standard channels)

an aerial is in the region of 120-200 quid, and you probably have freeview in your telly by now

worth thinking about
#4
You refused the phone line because you need a working phone line? That doesn't make sense.
#5
peodude;8073004
You refused the phone line because you need a working phone line? That doesn't make sense.

Heard a rumour that power cuts affect Virgin Phones and if - as they do - have problems where services are lost at their end from time to time then I just can't take the risk...
#6
ThunderBolt
Heard a rumour that power cuts affect Virgin Phones and if - as they do - have problems where services are lost at their end from time to time then I just can't take the risk...


We have been lucky with Virgin most of the time, But have to say when we first moved in they crossed our line with a house down the road, so if they were on the phone we couldnt use ours, They had to come out and sort the wires around, This has happened 3 times in the 6 years we have lived here, Problem is the Virgin box where the wires are is next to a park and the kids obviously have nothing better to do than to mess with this box.
#7
jubbyme;8072988
ok, you dont have an ariel, so freeview is out too
downside of the deal is, you have to forever pay to receive, whereas fitting an aerial, is big initially but pays in the end (if you are ok with the standard channels)

an aerial is in the region of 120-200 quid, and you probably have freeview in your telly by now

worth thinking about

All fair points...

But I don't mind paying a fiver on top of my current net if it gets something better than the proverbial clank they see fit to call FreeView. And don't get me started on FreeView + or TUTV or whatever it's called now... And they charged a tenner!!! :w00t:
banned#8
ThunderBolt
Heard a rumour that power cuts affect Virgin Phones and if - as they do - have problems where services are lost at their end from time to time then I just can't take the risk...


i think power cuts do, but on the other hand

BT and cell phone lines have an issue when everyone goes mad, like new years midnight, and do not work

then again, they may have battery back up now
for backup your best bet is two cell phones from 2 different carriers (making sure you are not on a virtual network with another virtual, like virgin, tesco mobile and t-mobile are the same network)

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