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Want to escape your Virgin Media Contract?

Lowtrawler Avatar
9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
Virgin Media have failed to agree a contract with Sky to continue showing Sky 1 and other basic Sky channels. This now gives you an entitlement to cancel your contract with Virgin Media. Under paragraph J3 of their T's & C's, it states:

"If:

[* we and/or Virgin Media Payments increase our charges under this agreement ;
[* we make significant changes to the services so the services you are entitled to receive in return for the charges you pay are significantly altered or reduced; or
[* we and/or Virgin Media Payments make significant changes to the terms and conditions of this agreement (including the other legal stuff ), you may cancel those services affected without penalty by giving us at least 30 days' notice in writing. If you cancel any services in these circumstances, the increased charges will not apply to those services during the 30 day notice period and paragraph J2 will not apply if you cancel before the end of the minimum period . If you do not give us notice of cancellation within 30 days of any increase in charges or changes to the services or this agreement being notified to you or, if later, receipt of your first bill following such increase in charges, we and Virgin Media Payments will assume that you have accepted the increase in charges and the changes to the services and this agreement and you will no longer be able to cancel your services under this paragraph."

For anyone stuck on a 12 month contract, this will allow you to escape the TV part of the contract cost free.
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I'm stopping with Virgin Media.

How else can we stop BskyB from gaining a monopoly.
#2
sky sucks, been there done that!
wiv sky you buy the equipment and once it brakes tuff! which is all the time.
virgin you rent it!

plus virgin are making there own channels! and will show what sky have too
#3
I'm also sticking with VM but it does give you a cost free option to get out if that's what you want.
#4
You have 30days to accept the new changes, if after 30days I think you accept them and can't get out I believe? Meaning come April you're stuck...

Also VM can argue losing Sky1 is not a big enough change to their listings to allow you to escape the contract...
#5
Good information - I am with sky anyway but bumping this up for people with Virgin
#6
Lowtrawler
I'm also sticking with VM but it does give you a cost free option to get out if that's what you want.



Yes it does. Thanks for the info. :)
#7
[COLOR=royalblue]I am sticking with VM, they have saved me some money from my last statement, and I am happy enough to stick them out. Why would I want to support SKY any further, especially as they are making SKY ONE a pay per view channel.[/COLOR]
#8
Crazy1
[COLOR=royalblue]I am sticking with VM, they have saved me some money from my last statement, and I am happy enough to stick them out. Why would I want to support SKY any further, especially as they are making SKY ONE a pay per view channel.[/COLOR]



same here, i dont like change :oops:
#9
I phoned VM today and asked for compensation due to the reduction in their services.

At first I was told that under the contract they could change the channels provided. The operator then went off and came back with the offer to upgrade my TV package or I could stay on the same package with a £10.50 per month reduction.

I took the option to reduce my monthly payments by £10.50
#10
stora
I phoned VM today and asked for compensation due to the reduction in their services.

At first I was told that under the contract they could change the channels provided. The operator then went off and came back with the offer to upgrade my TV package or I could stay on the same package with a £10.50 per month reduction.

I took the option to reduce my monthly payments by £10.50


Can i ask what package you are on?
#11
http://allyours.virginmedia.com/fairplay/index.html
Fair play

Hello,

Thanks for taking time to visit our site.

If you're wondering whats happened to your basic Sky channels, read on to find out more.
Got Sky Sports or Sky Movies?

Then you can relax, these services are not affected. So you can keep enjoying them - just as you've always done.
Whats happened to the basic channels?

* As you may have heard, we've spent the last few weeks trying to make sure that all of Sky's channels remain on Virgin Media.
* But Sky asked us to pay such an unrealistically high price that keeping them would mean asking you to pay the kind of increase that is simply unfair.
* We refuse to stand by and see our customers get ripped off.
* So thanks to Sky, some of their non-premium channels, like Sky One and Sky News have disappeared from our service.

Freeview customers set to lose channels too

Virgin Media customers are not the only people to feel the brunt of Sky's bullying tactics. Freeview customers are affected, too. Sky announced that it will be removing its channels from the Freeview service before the summer.
So what are we going to do?

At Virgin Media we stand up for our customers, making sure you get a better deal and giving you more.
Get more back

We're going to give the money saved back to you in the form of even more of your favourite TV shows and films to watch whenever you want. For example, HBO will be joining the our on demand service in April with some great series including The Sopranos, Band of Brothers and Six Feet Under.
Watch the best shows for free

We've launched Virgin Central, our new free service on channel 119, which includes:

* Nip/Tuck
* The O.C.
* Spooks
* Grey's Anatomy

They all start and stop at whatever time you say so. We'll be adding heaps more, too. Just flick to channel 119 and take a look.
The very best in film, music and TV at your beck and call

The good stuff doesn't stop there. We've got over 500 films, 1000s of music videos and hundreds of other great TV shows at your beck and call, too – all through our on demand service.
Worried about losing Lost?

We're planning to add all 3 series of Lost to our revolutionary on demand service. Series 1 and 2 will be available soon and series 3 is coming your way later this year. What's more, since they're all available on demand, they'll be ready for you to watch anytime you like. Watch one, watch them all, back to back – without the ads.

Virgin Media is the only place to get these ground-breaking services and we want to put you in control.
#12
Virgin Media and Sky were extensively discussed on Working Lunch on BBC2 today, you should be able to watch it later this afternoon:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/5007948.stm
#13
cwernham
Can i ask what package you are on?


I'm on the family package.

Thats 4meg broadband/TV/Phone
#15
I feel sorry for the VM customers but really this shows what a set of S***'s Sky are. I live in an area where we don't get 5 or freeview and the cable companies won't come down our street. I still wouldn't give Sky my custom. They suck you in then start charging you for everying as time goes on..:viking: :viking: :viking: :viking: :viking: :viking: :viking: Sorry for the rant.

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