As above I was told by their staff that they are likely to offer landline rental from 2nd August along with other packages but BEWARE!!!!
I have spent 8 weeks trying to sort out problems with their internet and phone service and was told by staff yesterday that anyone signing up with broadband will have a long wait as Virgin have no routers or modems at all and cannot source any so, they will sign people up and then just fob them off with excuses until they may get something sorted.
I was offered a deal as compensation by way of an apology from Virgin for their disaster and poor service, but then they told me I had to pay for some of what they offered me so I have now passed it on to ofcom and otelo.
Then I spent another fraught weekend without any service at all and no phone calls or explanations from Virgin as promised.
Staff told me you will be OK if you have a router from another ISP provider as they have worked out a way to override and use them but I am sure Tiscali and other ISP's will not be happy about this.
If anyone does have major probs I do have the email addresses and phone numbers for the CEO's office which may make it quicker to try and sort your problems out.