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50mb broadband, unlimited 24/7 landline calls & cable tv for £42.95 a month(Virgin media)
50mb broadband, unlimited 24/7 landline calls & cable tv for £42.95 a month(Virgin media)

50mb broadband, unlimited 24/7 landline calls & cable tv for £42.95 a month(Virgin media)

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Was checking out the virgin media cos im feeling a little ripped off paying £86 a month for the vip package, which was good 2 years ago but now aint very appealing, stumbled across this bundle, have to click it yourself in the "build your own bundle" page, but i thought it looked pretty decent for the price, especially since the 50mb is £50 on its own, has to be taken as a 12 month contract too tho.

Have to choose XXL broadband, medium tv & XL phone for that price.

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yeah but then its extra for V+, extra for the second box, extra for sports, extra for movies....

VIP is actually still good value and for some reason mine is only ever £80 a month...

+80 pounds quidco

Note: £11 Line rental needs to be added. Not bad though.

One thing, it's not £42.95 a month. It's £53.95 a month as you MUST pay £11 a month extra for a virgin phone line. Which is getting expensive and I'm not exactly sure how they can sell you a phone service, on their cable network, and not take their phone line...

There's also a one off £80 fee which breaks down as £30 for installation and £50 for activating the 50Mb broadband.

err - *When you take a Virgin phone line for £11 a month

not really a deal

http://www.globalgiants.com/archives/fotos/VIRGIN-MOBILE-CANAD.jpg

bibu;4754628



That pic is quality. Which numpty came up with that typeface.

TBH im on the 20meg service and i notice hardly any diff from when i was on the 10meg. How much of a diff is 50 gonna make? Add to that fact that the 50 is only available in limited areas of the country atm. IMO i couldnt justify spending all that much cash on the extra when i wouldnt really see the benefits. A vastly overpriced service for the average home user if you ask me. Im happy paying £28 a month for 20meg, 24/7 phone and cable tv - the extra £25 for a service that is heavily capped is not worth it !

I am always capped on 20meg...Do a film goes down to 5 meg do another again 5 meg...50mg is fair usage as well so that will be capped all the time as well. Price is ok but why do you need it so fast for "normal" usage.

Squelds;4754771

TBH im on the 20meg service and i notice hardly any diff from when i was … TBH im on the 20meg service and i notice hardly any diff from when i was on the 10meg. How much of a diff is 50 gonna make? Add to that fact that the 50 is only available in limited areas of the country atm. IMO i couldnt justify spending all that much cash on the extra when i wouldnt really see the benefits. A vastly overpriced service for the average home user if you ask me. Im happy paying £28 a month for 20meg, 24/7 phone and cable tv - the extra £25 for a service that is heavily capped is not worth it !




All depends on what your doing I suppose, of course navigating sites you wouldn't notice a difference, if your speaking about download speeds then that depends on the server your getting the file off, of course it doesn;t matter what speed your connection is, if the server your connected to is busy/slow.

I like havign a decent connection as I download with Usenet so that can handle pretty much max speeds for any connection.

gr8h8me;4754986

I am always capped on 20meg...Do a film goes down to 5 meg do another … I am always capped on 20meg...Do a film goes down to 5 meg do another again 5 meg...50mg is fair usage as well so that will be capped all the time as well. Price is ok but why do you need it so fast for "normal" usage.



Virgin Media only cap at certain times of the day. I have never been capped with them, and regularly get 1Mbps on torrents, (with a private tracker though so everyone is forced to seed).
Have to say though, there is zero point getting a high broadband speed if it is not going to be used. This is only good if you are a heavy downloader, at best.

Also, has anyone noticed that they have upped everyone on 2MB to 10MB for free, and yet they are upping the cost of 2MB BB? got the letter through today about it.

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oops, didnt spot the £11 phone line rental at the bottom sorry. Deal doesnt look as appealing now i guess, i rarely watch V+ or sky movies/sports anymore, so it'll save me a few pennys anyway and let me download more!

Yea, my cable modem has always been 1/2 the speed its supposed to be too and ive been with them since it was blueyonder! Tho, im told with the new modem you 'must' use the new router, which uses 3 mac address' combined to get the 50mb speed....all jargon to me

traffic shaping makes this deal freezin cold in my opinion

why anyone in their right mind would pay virgin for broadband if they download a lot beats me

grumblesheeve;4754710

That pic is quality. Which numpty came up with that typeface.



I think it's deliberate. It's a very Branson thing to do.

Virgin Media are brilliant by the way. No other provider comes close to them for my particular circumstances.

I have just phoned them to see what they could do for me, I was on 2mb broadband 24/7 telephone calls, line rental and basic tv which i had disconeccted, I was paying £28.50 pm. Now I have got rid of tv got 24/7 calls,10mb broadband and line rental for £24.95. Not a bad deal?

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spic;4755106

Virgin Media only cap at certain times of the day. I have never been … Virgin Media only cap at certain times of the day. I have never been capped with them, and regularly get 1Mbps on torrents, (with a private tracker though so everyone is forced to seed).Have to say though, there is zero point getting a high broadband speed if it is not going to be used. This is only good if you are a heavy downloader, at best. Also, has anyone noticed that they have upped everyone on 2MB to 10MB for free, and yet they are upping the cost of 2MB BB? got the letter through today about it.


no letter here and no upgrade.
The-Stranger;4755313

traffic shaping makes this deal freezin cold in my opinionwhy anyone in … traffic shaping makes this deal freezin cold in my opinionwhy anyone in their right mind would pay virgin for broadband if they download a lot beats me


nearly all traffic shape these days and I hardly notice even on 2mb BB (£4.50 per month).

download about 60-80GB a month with no problems.

why anyone in their right mind would pay more than a tenner for any broadband even if they download a lot beats me ;-)

csiman;4756674

no letter here and no upgrade.nearly all traffic shape these days and I … no letter here and no upgrade.nearly all traffic shape these days and I hardly notice even on 2mb BB (£4.50 per month).download about 60-80GB a month with no problems.why anyone in their right mind would pay more than a tenner for any broadband even if they download a lot beats me ;-)



They are starting the upgrades from next month. The brochure they sent me about price increases indicate that their will be a £2 p/m price increase on M broadband, which is to be increased to 10MB. I don't know if this will affect people who have a package with them (i.e. the total cost of the package increases by £2 p/m as well)

raymondp;4756568

I have just phoned them to see what they could do for me, I was on 2mb … I have just phoned them to see what they could do for me, I was on 2mb broadband 24/7 telephone calls, line rental and basic tv which i had disconeccted, I was paying £28.50 pm. Now I have got rid of tv got 24/7 calls,10mb broadband and line rental for £24.95. Not a bad deal?



I'm on 2Mb BB (soon to be upgraded to 10Mb FOC), 24/7 calls, discount calls to international destinations and mobiles and line rental for £19.95 - had it for >15 months
No TV though.

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spic;4757204

They are starting the upgrades from next month. The brochure they sent me … They are starting the upgrades from next month. The brochure they sent me about price increases indicate that their will be a £2 p/m price increase on M broadband, which is to be increased to 10MB. I don't know if this will affect people who have a package with them (i.e. the total cost of the package increases by £2 p/m as well)


ok - cheers :thumbsup:

just a little confusing when you said it was a free upgrade yet the price is going up :thinking:

"Also, has anyone noticed that they have upped everyone on 2MB to 10MB for free, and yet they are upping the cost of 2MB BB?"

csiman;4757674

ok - cheers :thumbsup:just a little confusing when you said it was a free … ok - cheers :thumbsup:just a little confusing when you said it was a free upgrade yet the price is going up :thinking:"Also, has anyone noticed that they have upped everyone on 2MB to 10MB for free, and yet they are upping the cost of 2MB BB?"



Yeah, in the brochure they have sent out it says on one page that the cost of 2MB BB is going up by £2, and on the next page they are upgrading everyone for free, so its not really free, if you see my point.

They are also putting up the price of some call charges, and are introducing a £1.25 fee for paper billing, which means you will need to sign up online for e-billing to avoid this extra charge.

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spic;4762032

Yeah, in the brochure they have sent out it says on one page that the … Yeah, in the brochure they have sent out it says on one page that the cost of 2MB BB is going up by £2, and on the next page they are upgrading everyone for free, so its not really free, if you see my point.They are also putting up the price of some call charges, and are introducing a £1.25 fee for paper billing, which means you will need to sign up online for e-billing to avoid this extra charge.


I signed up for e-billing some months ago but bizarrely VM still send me a VAT receipt every month which just goes straight in the bin.

Anyone get this sent to them?
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