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Big Oomph bundle - £41/12months + £35 fee and with £50 bill credit at Virgin Media
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Big Oomph bundle - £41/12months + £35 fee and with £50 bill credit at Virgin Media

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Posted 3rd Feb

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

362Mbps cable broadband
120 channel TV
Landline (over internet) with weekend calls
2GB mobile SIM

£51 discounted to £41/month and as of today it also comes with a free Amazon Echo Dot (or £50 bill credit).

So (41 x 12) + 35 - 50 = £477 = £39.95 / month

I'm not quite sure the level this package would classify, but cashback might also be possible - see topcashback.co.uk/vir…ia/ for example. Looks like it'd be £125 cashback at a minumum.
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Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they can upgrade me to this?
TellyLover03/02/2020 11:04

Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they …Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they can upgrade me to this?


Same here
All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year on Year increases for existing customers. If anyone knows how to hustle them to reduce price of bills feel free to share here. Thanks.
TellyLover03/02/2020 11:04

Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they …Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they can upgrade me to this?


Are you in the last 30 days of your contract? If so ring them to cancel WEF your 12 months anniversary then take it from there.
Anyone know how this would track at Top Cashback or Quidco? I'm tempted but would want to be sure there was some considerable cashback (potentially) on offer.
I cancelled my contract two weeks ago, I am with them for another two weeks. I have been a customer for 17 years. They did nothing to try to keep me. I’m thinking maybe my husband could try to get this offer
Ibrahim_Hussain03/02/2020 11:39

All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year …All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year on Year increases for existing customers. If anyone knows how to hustle them to reduce price of bills feel free to share here. Thanks.


Ring cancellation line and say you've got a better pruce from bt etc.
Pretty easy.
Never pay full price.
Also triple check your speeds as they came and checked my cable and my line was corroded and they fixed that
Ibrahim_Hussain03/02/2020 11:39

All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year …All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year on Year increases for existing customers. If anyone knows how to hustle them to reduce price of bills feel free to share here. Thanks.


It's not really rocket science. Just about every company markets their products like this nowadays. Sky certainly do. You just have to play the game, diary notes/Alexa reminders for when the 12 months is up then give them a bell and ask to CANCEL. What you mustn't do is say I'm looking to pay less because you then give them carte blanche to reduce your package. No, 'I'm very happy with the package but simply can't afford the new figure so I'm going to caancel'. But you MUST ring them with the absolute intention of cancelling as that concentrates their minds. You will get a call from their OutBound Retentions team within the week. And these people have much greater leeway with the deals they can offer.

It's much more expensive for Virgin to attain a new customer than retain an existing one on a decent deal. Look at all the stuff they have to install for a new customer, for instance. But existing customers already have all this stuff. That's the bottom line.
Edited by: "bellboys" 3rd Feb
TellyLover03/02/2020 11:04

Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they …Dam my contract expires next month. Do you think there's any chance they can upgrade me to this?


Yeah there is give them one months notice right now!!
bellboys03/02/2020 11:45

It's not really rocket science. Just about every company markets their …It's not really rocket science. Just about every company markets their products like this nowadays. Sky certainly do. You just have to play the game, diary notes/Alexa reminders for when the 12 months is up then give them a bell and ask to CANCEL. What you mustn't do is say I'm looking to pay less because you then give them carte blanche to reduce your package. No, 'I'm very happy with the package but simply can't afford the new figure so I'm going to caancel'. But you MUST ring them with the absolute intention of cancelling as that concentrates their minds. You will get a call from their OutBound Retentions team within the week. And these people have much greater leeway with the deals they can offer.It's much more expensive for Virgin to attain a new customer than retain an existing one on a decent deal. That's the bottom line.


Thanks pal. Will keep this in mind for when contracts ending
chrsinne03/02/2020 11:44

I cancelled my contract two weeks ago, I am with them for another two …I cancelled my contract two weeks ago, I am with them for another two weeks. I have been a customer for 17 years. They did nothing to try to keep me. I’m thinking maybe my husband could try to get this offer


Get him to do it but tell them your leaving the house hold but you ant really works every time...
Ibrahim_Hussain03/02/2020 11:39

All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year …All they seem to do once your contract is done is increase the price. Year on Year increases for existing customers. If anyone knows how to hustle them to reduce price of bills feel free to share here. Thanks.


Stage 1 (International call center)
Just call up ask what's on offer they will offer same package for more money which makes no sense, Then ask to remove items from yiur package then price will decrease by £3 if your lucky just say you want to cancel. You will then be transfered to UK team.

Stage 2 (UK consultants)
They will go trough the whole process again and assure you they can do better as they have more discounts after going around the house will only work out about another £5 cheaper. And the deals on line for new customers are about half the price! At this stage they won't budge and will say we can't match online deals as for new customers only, so once again say you want to cancel they will make it officai tell you when yiur services will disconnect and they will send out a box for your equipment and final bill etc....

Stage 3 (last resort)

Eventually just before your services are terminated virgin media will be calling yiu again offering you the world at this stage, and you will more or less get what you wanted in the first place or a significant discount or the online match. Bit of a process to go through unfortunately but has to be done to save money.
chrsinne03/02/2020 11:44

I cancelled my contract two weeks ago, I am with them for another two …I cancelled my contract two weeks ago, I am with them for another two weeks. I have been a customer for 17 years. They did nothing to try to keep me. I’m thinking maybe my husband could try to get this offer



I'd be very surprised if you don't get a call very soon offering a deal you will be happy with. Like I said before it's all a game and you need to play it. By cancelling they know you are dead serious about leaving and that concentrates their minds. If the absolute worst happens and you don't get a call but still want to stay by the last week, I would ring up and ask when the service is due to be cancelled (you know of course but this gives them the chance to offer you the deal!). They aren't the most efficient organisation and it may be that OutBound retentions haven't picked up the memo about you leaving...
Edited by: "bellboys" 3rd Feb
BTW, for the right person/household I still think their Ultimate Oomph package is the pick of the range. This has basically every channel you could want (exception being Sky Atlantic), BT Sport 4k, Sky Cinema HD, Sky Sports HD, 500mb BB, landline with 24/7 free calls to landlines and mobiles, TWO V6 boxes (really cuts down on arguments!) and last but not least a truly unlimited data sim. £100 bill credit and £165 Quidco. I was paying £32/mth for a 50GB Vodafone SIm which was days away from going out of contract so was able to cancel that which reduces the £89/mth to £57/mth. Then there's the £165 Quidco and £100 bill credit which reduces the monthly figure by another £22/mth, bringing the net cost to £35/mth! NUTS!

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Edited by: "bellboys" 3rd Feb
Ibrahim_Hussain03/02/2020 11:46

Thanks pal. Will keep this in mind for when contracts ending


Very welcome. Just keep thinking you have the upper hand, they really want to keep you and the more difficult you make that for them the better deal you will get. I don't mean be awkward BTW, be very polite but determined. Goes a long way..
bellboys03/02/2020 11:40

Are you in the last 30 days of your contract? If so ring them to cancel …Are you in the last 30 days of your contract? If so ring them to cancel WEF your 12 months anniversary then take it from there.


Did this Friday
How long do they take to come back to you?
I'm bit of an impatient sort

Updated... Seen the above now.. Will wait it out!
Edited by: "vik1" 3rd Feb
Is this effectively a 24 month contract 12 months at 41 the n another12 at 72 ?
Edited by: "blueflash" 3rd Feb
Thanks op. Managed to get the £100 credit added on to an order from last week.
If anyone does go for this online and uses the cashback sites, keen to know how much it tracks please.
bellboys03/02/2020 12:03

BTW, for the right person/household I still think their Ultimate Oomph …BTW, for the right person/household I still think their Ultimate Oomph package is the pick of the range. This has basically every channel you could want (exception being Sky Atlantic), BT Sport 4k, Sky Cinema HD, Sky Sports HD, 500mb BB, landline with 24/7 free calls to landlines and mobiles, TWO V6 boxes (really cuts down on arguments!) and last but not least a truly unlimited data sim. £100 bill credit and £165 Quidco. I was paying £32/mth for a 50GB Vodafone SIm which was days away from going out of contract so was able to cancel that which reduces the £89/mth to £57/mth. Then there's the £165 Quidco and £100 bill credit which reduces the monthly figure by another £22/mth, bringing the net cost to £35/mth! NUTS!https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/bundles/ultimate-oomph-bundle


Wow, you did well. Been with virgin for at least 20yrs. I called to say couldn’t afford the bill so could we cancel. Managed to get the £89 deal but couldn’t do Quidco or anything or get the extra £100 off bill
kps04/02/2020 07:24

Wow, you did well. Been with virgin for at least 20yrs. I called to say …Wow, you did well. Been with virgin for at least 20yrs. I called to say couldn’t afford the bill so could we cancel. Managed to get the £89 deal but couldn’t do Quidco or anything or get the extra £100 off bill


No, that is as a new customer. No way on earth Virgin could afford to give existing customers the same deal as new customers or they would go bust pretty quickly. IMO that £89/mth offer for ultimate oomph including the unlimited data sim is still a brilliant deal. Genuinely don't think you would get a better deal elsewhere as an existing customer.
I got offered 200mbps , FullHouse package and SkySports SD , BT sports HD for £78 a month - unsure if it’s a good deal or i should try edge more out of them ?
Ibrahim_Hussain04/02/2020 11:29

I got offered 200mbps , FullHouse package and SkySports SD , BT sports HD …I got offered 200mbps , FullHouse package and SkySports SD , BT sports HD for £78 a month - unsure if it’s a good deal or i should try edge more out of them ?


Not great imo. It's only a bit more for the ultimate Oomph and that includes far more (including 2 v6 boxes, loads more premium channels and an unlimited data sim). Ask to cancel.
Is this a good deal or not? Very confused by comments
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