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Free 100mb broadband upgrade if currently on 50mb with Virginmedia
Free 100mb broadband upgrade if currently on 50mb with Virginmedia

Free 100mb broadband upgrade if currently on 50mb with Virginmedia

If you currently receive 50mb broadband from virginmedia and live in an area where 100mb has been rolled out, or is due to be rolled out then you qualify for a free upgrade including router and installation as per the T&C’s when you took 50mb broadband out - shop.virginmedia.com/con…pdf

Call 01900 244258 and ask for customer services if interested, saves being charged to call a 0845 number

Hope it helps someone

PS not sure if it is a 12 month contract again or just classed as an upgrade which would obviously allow you to change providers should you wish

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What were the T&C's??

Is there an extract or quote from them to see?

Original Poster

if you upgraded to 50mb then once 100mb was introduced you would simply be upgraded, not sure if will happen automatically, i called before and no problem, engineer booked for 5th Dec so before Xmas too. suggest you give them a call and say been advised free 100mb broadband uprgade on your account, that is if 100mb is in your area, good luck

Will be downgrading fromm 100 to 50 on December 9th, would I qualify? Downgrading to keep cost dowm as getting phone and tv with Tivo.

Just called and not happening!!!! Advised £10 per month extra, but they would waive the £30 'activation fee'...

just called and they said it was an extra 13 pound a month to upgrade to 100 meg from 50 in the blackburn area

Yep i cant see this being true... i asked a few months ago and got quoted an extra £10 a month. Why on earth would they give it out free ? The money they would loose on contracts and equipment would be astronomical.

Banned

ive glanced at the T&C and cant see anything that suggests you get a free upgrade, which bit says that?

I have just rang them. I will have to pay £7 per month extra for this and would have to take out a new contract. Cold from me

Original Poster

did you mention that was promised when you uprgaded to 50mb, i recall being told this and have been waiting for 100mb rollout, when i called up no mention of £10 extra.

danno17

Just called and not happening!!!! Advised £10 per month extra, but they … Just called and not happening!!!! Advised £10 per month extra, but they would waive the £30 'activation fee'...


100mb has been rolled out in my area and ive been on 50mb for awhile yet i never got upgraded, If i login into my account there's a option too do so but at extra cost.

Years ago when it was previously Telewest and Blueyonder they used to upgrade the broadband customers to newer speeds once they became available so a 10mb would go too 20mb when it was released at the time.. Never seems to happen with VirginMedia running it now.

I will call them later when i get it to see what they say. Maybe on a customer to customer basis!

Original Poster

Squelds

Yep i cant see this being true... i asked a few months ago and got quoted … Yep i cant see this being true... i asked a few months ago and got quoted an extra £10 a month. Why on earth would they give it out free ? The money they would loose on contracts and equipment would be astronomical.


to get you back in a 12 month contract i presume

Original Poster

Damage

I have just rang them. I will have to pay £7 per month extra for this and … I have just rang them. I will have to pay £7 per month extra for this and would have to take out a new contract. Cold from me


did you mention it was promised when took 50mb out?

Original Poster

pieclef

I will call them later when i get it to see what they say. Maybe on a … I will call them later when i get it to see what they say. Maybe on a customer to customer basis!


maybe, i upgraded to 50mb in dec 9th 2010 if that helps??

Original Poster

prob not mate

simate

Will be downgrading fromm 100 to 50 on December 9th, would I qualify? … Will be downgrading fromm 100 to 50 on December 9th, would I qualify? Downgrading to keep cost dowm as getting phone and tv with Tivo.


I have just rang them. I will have to pay £7 per month extra for this and would have to take out a new contract. Cold from me

Original Poster

try calling them, was chargeable when i tried to do online too

Throttle

100mb has been rolled out in my area and ive been on 50mb for awhile yet … 100mb has been rolled out in my area and ive been on 50mb for awhile yet i never got upgraded, If i login into my account there's a option too do so but at extra cost.Years ago when it was previously Telewest and Blueyonder they used to upgrade the broadband customers to newer speeds once they became available so a 10mb would go too 20mb when it was released at the time.. Never seems to happen with VirginMedia running it now.


Chances are they'll only upgrade you for "free" if you're currently being reamed on your current package

Original Poster

pay £30 at the min for 50mb broadband only, not bad in my views!

kiwikeen

Chances are they'll only upgrade you for "free" if you're currently being … Chances are they'll only upgrade you for "free" if you're currently being reamed on your current package


This is an old HOAX from December 2010 when VM said they were rolling out 100mb in 2011

This deal does not exist

Original Poster

does for me

jb66

This deal does not exist


Virgin do nowt for free!

They promise this that and tother and before you know it you need a mortgage to pay your monthly fees

tonyh78

does for me


Do you have anything in writing? This may allay the neearsayers.

Why is anyone voting this hot. Most people are clearly not being allowed to upgrade for free.

VM are charlatans.

why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and you have to speak to some **** in india. nah mate- no thanks.

Lucifer_UK

why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and … why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and you have to speak to some **** in india. nah mate- no thanks.



Probably because with Virgin i get 30MB and with ADSL a dodgy 3.5 at best.

Upgraded last month, the router and installation was all free, but the monthly fee was about £6-something more compared to my old 50mb line.

Can you post a link on the board as to where these T's&C's are as I can't copy the link on the post on iPad.

Original Poster

will do when installed next Monday

cptncanary

Do you have anything in writing? This may allay the neearsayers.


Lucifer_UK

why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and … why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and you have to speak to some **** in india. nah mate- no thanks.



Why bother - 6.24 MB/s - even at 6pm and it'll hold that speed give or take all day long.

Alot of people in India speak better English than some English people, so not a problem for me....

i have 50mb and get no less than 45 all day every day they are superb

Lucifer_UK

why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and … why bother with virgin altogether - it aint cheap it aint special. and you have to speak to some **** in india. nah mate- no thanks.



http://www.speedtest.net/result/1619664288.png

Bear in mind i just did this test, 5.35pm on a weekday (peak time) while 2-4 people in my house are using the internet.
Edited by: "Fattox" 29th Nov 2011

Been on 50Mb/s for AGES - and I cant remember this ever being below 49.5Mb/s

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1619695610.png

6pm on a Weekday - I would consider this a peak time test

I only got 50mbit on the first 3 days of having Virgin, its such a scam.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1619704057.png

Not complaining though, Virgin is way better than Sky

JJMPSP

I only got 50mbit on the first 3 days of having Virgin, its such a … I only got 50mbit on the first 3 days of having Virgin, its such a scam.Not complaining though, Virgin is way better than Sky



Some servers will have better routes to/from you than others, try running the test against a few more locations on the map and see what results you get. If you pick a bad server the results won't be representative of your current max speeds, only your link to that single server.
Edited by: "Fattox" 29th Nov 2011

how do u embed

Oldboy1985

how do u embed



And how are u in bed?
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