Free netflix for 6 months with virgin media. New and existing customers.
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Free netflix for 6 months with virgin media. New and existing customers.

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Found 20th Oct 2014
The deal is back...

6 months free netflix on virgin media.

If you are an existing customer and not bothered about signing up for another 12 months then go for it!

They also upgraded my broadband to 100 meg and reduced my already cheap loyalty package by £2.50 a month. Worth phoning the cancellation line to get this deal and say you want to cancel to see what deal they will do you.

If already in contract still get it free for 6 months!

Offer supposed to be available until end of year. But depends on take up.

Enjoy!

EDIT - Need the "big easy" bundle or above. Im on "M" package.

Cost for me:
Lowest line rental (weekends only)
M TV
100 Meg Broadband
0870 / 0845 numbers included

All for £43 a month.

155 Comments

Original Poster

Netflix offer: Available to new customers taking the Big Easy bundle and above. One voucher per household. Redeemable by Virgin Media account holder only. Voucher must be redeemed by 29th April 2015. Offer available until at least 29th January 2015, subject to limited availability while stocks last, we reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Offer is not redeemable or refundable for cash and cannot be exchanged for Netflix Gift Subscriptions. Limit of one promotion will be applied towards each monthly membership fee for your Netflix account. For details go to virginmedia.com/netflix.

New Netflix customers: You’ll need to register with a valid email address and accept Netflix’s terms and conditions of use (netflix.com/termsofuse). Access to the service at no additional cost lasts 6 months from the date you redeem your voucher code.

Existing Netflix customers: You will get a 6-month break from charges from Netflix. At the end of the 6 months Netflix will recommence charging. Netflix usually retails from £5.99 a month.

I tried doing this last time the offer was on, they offered me the six months free but infirmed me id lose any loyalty package.so no more loyalty reductions in the future. They did however reduce my bill.

as above
cold

i renewed my contract on saturday, wasn't offered this.....it wasn't even mentioned!......just phoned and they have added it on for me..
THANK YOU
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Tribble

I tried doing this last time the offer was on, they offered me the six … I tried doing this last time the offer was on, they offered me the six months free but infirmed me id lose any loyalty package.so no more loyalty reductions in the future. They did however reduce my bill.



My loyalty package was improved...

PHONE CANCELLATIONS / RETENSIONS FOR THIS DEAL NOT THE UPGRADE LINE.

Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. Considering switching but am concerned about the catch up and on demand section as we use it on sky all the time.

Anyone else give me an honest opinion between sky and virgin?

We would be on the top package of everything.

i just phoned them and they were happy to cancel all my services,didnt offer anything. so i cancelled

carol26262626

i renewed my contract on saturday, wasn't offered this.....it wasn't even … i renewed my contract on saturday, wasn't offered this.....it wasn't even mentioned!......just phoned and they have added it on for me..THANK YOUheat added



When I got it in March it was just automatic, I don't recall it ever being mentioned when I moved house or given as an incentive. So they might just send a code regardless.

billythefish

i just phoned them and they were happy to cancel all my services,didnt … i just phoned them and they were happy to cancel all my services,didnt offer anything. so i cancelled



Same they didn't care that I was cancelling. I'm paying £43 a month for 60 meg, phone and medium tv package

Yeah thy never seem to give me any deals. I had to act desperate over phone to get 4 discount as my friends got £7 off every month. I pay £45. I've been a customer for over 14years.

I'm an existing customer (of many years) and asked about this (Netflix offer) around a month ago when I was renewing the line rental saver, was told I could have it then a minute later the guy came back on the line and said he messed up and I couldn't have it because I wasn't on a high enough package.

Might try calling and asking for it again and pointing them towards this thread if they query it. Would really like 6 months Netflix. That said I already have Now TV (movies and ents) but Netflix has much better range of TV content and the PQ is in a different league.

For existing customers is there a minimum package for qualifying for this deal or is it just a case of agreeing to a new contract?
Edited by: "ST3123" 20th Oct 2014

dazbowski

Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. … Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. Considering switching but am concerned about the catch up and on demand section as we use it on sky all the time.Anyone else give me an honest opinion between sky and virgin?We would be on the top package of everything.



Any bundle above Big Easy includes Sky on demand (can't remember the names but I think Big Easy is the cheapest and doesn't include).
I've just ordered the next package up and it works out at £35 per month for phone, 100mb and tv including sky on demand as well as Netflix free for 6 months.

i pay 65,thats for tv xl free evening and weekend calls and 50mb .been with them 18 years !!!!

dazbowski

Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. … Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. Considering switching but am concerned about the catch up and on demand section as we use it on sky all the time.Anyone else give me an honest opinion between sky and virgin?We would be on the top package of everything.



Virgin Media catchup and on demand is far better than sky's in my opinion.

dazbowski

Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. … Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. Considering switching but am concerned about the catch up and on demand section as we use it on sky all the time.Anyone else give me an honest opinion between sky and virgin?We would be on the top package of everything.



Hi Dazbowski,

Recently switched from Virgin to Sky. My thoughts so far:

Catch up: unquestionably Sky is superior. Sky has more content, presented in a uniform interface, lets you download catch-up stuff to the box to watch later and delivers full HD. Virgin catch up can be had through several different interfaces, which is kind of confusing, you can only stream, not download, so you can't queue up missed content for later vieiwing, and not all catch up is HD - ITV being a noticeable offender as I'd say it's sub-SD quality.

HOWEVER: I'd say it's possible to compensate for all of the above with a philosophical change; Virgin allows you to watch/record 3 sources to Sky's 2, so there are less clashes (and so less need to resort to catch-up). Also, the whole point of tivo is you tell it what you like and it starts to record you stuff it thinks you'll like - so you should in time miss less stuff you would have wanted to see had you known about it.

Other shorter thoughts:

-Virgin's remote is better - it can actually be used as a genuine universal remote for your setup, so that's tidier.
-Sky's mobile app is far more reliable for recording shows on the move - Virgin's connection seems to be flakey.
-Virgin lets you watch youtube content, which is a nice bonus.
-Virgin's menu system in general is clunkier and requires far more button presses e.g. to delete a recording on Sky, you can just press the yellow (?) button. On Virgin, you have to enter a sub-menu for the recording (necessitating a short animation delay) and then select delete, then ok. Very clunky.
-Virgin's recording just seems to be harder overall. The series link equivalent isn't really fire and forget; you need to tell it things like 'yes, only record in HD' 'no, just new episodes please', 'no, don't record repeats of the new episode' - kind of exhausting.

If you're in any way worried about internet though, there's no comparison - Virgin resoundingly thrashes Sky for speed, and they've stopped traffic management on the largest packages so Sky's 'truly unlimited' claim is no longer a differential.

On balance: I definitely miss being a sky TV customer, but I think for me Virgin is ultimately the better choice because I couldn't get Sky fibre in my area and the basic Sky broadband is pretty woeful.
Edited by: "Pyrrhic" 20th Oct 2014

dazbowski

Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. … Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. Considering switching but am concerned about the catch up and on demand section as we use it on sky all the time.Anyone else give me an honest opinion between sky and virgin?We would be on the top package of everything.



With Virgin but preferred Sky's OnDemand/Catch Up service. With Sky you can download the catch up programme - say Eastenders and it appears in your planner - Virgin is just play from the iPlayer menu. I prefer the Sky way as often see something ive missed but don't want to watch right away.

However, this is a small issue and overall i prefer Virgin

Netflix through TiVo is just so slow. Takes forever to load. Much better on the Xbox app. To be honest I'm not overly enthusiastic about the TiVo service that VM offer. TiVo in America is much better. All boxes talk to one another so you could watch a recording on another box anywhere in your house. Making multi room much more worth it. Why are we always behind in the UK ?!!

Anyways, even on 100mb and the 1TB TiVo box, Netflix is very slow to respond on TiVo. Playback is normal but response is slower than death

Didn't offer me this I paid for Netflix and have just canceled my Netflix as I think it should be for all customers not a selected few

Original Poster

ST3123

I'm an existing customer (of many years) and asked about this (Netflix … I'm an existing customer (of many years) and asked about this (Netflix offer) around a month ago when I was renewing the line rental saver, was told I could have it then a minute later the guy came back on the line and said he messed up and I couldn't have it because I wasn't on a high enough package. :(Might try calling and asking for it again and pointing them towards this thread if they query it. Would really like 6 months Netflix. That said I already have Now TV (movies and ents) but Netflix has much better range of TV content and the PQ is in a different league. For existing customers is there a minimum package for qualifying for this deal or is it just a case of agreeing to a new contract?



Yes:

"taking the Big Easy bundle and above"

Im on the old M and they let me have it...

As for Netflix slow on Tivo - get yourself a chromecast

It has however sped up since the TiVo update - have you had this update?

Original Poster

billythefish

i just phoned them and they were happy to cancel all my services,didnt … i just phoned them and they were happy to cancel all my services,didnt offer anything. so i cancelled



1) did you go through cancellation line specifically?
2) if yes - do they have your mobile number as they will ring you with an offer soon...

Damn!
I signed up to Virgin last month (line rental and broadband), and am already subscribed to Netflix.
Do you think that there is anyway which I can take advantage of this offer?

GrumpyJo

Netflix through TiVo is just so slow. Takes forever to load. Much better … Netflix through TiVo is just so slow. Takes forever to load. Much better on the Xbox app. To be honest I'm not overly enthusiastic about the TiVo service that VM offer. TiVo in America is much better. All boxes talk to one another so you could watch a recording on another box anywhere in your house. Making multi room much more worth it. Why are we always behind in the UK ?!!Anyways, even on 100mb and the 1TB TiVo box, Netflix is very slow to respond on TiVo. Playback is normal but response is slower than death



The Tivo doesn't use your actual broadband it has it's own 10mb broadband connection.
I agree Netflix was awful on tivo i personally got rid of virgin tv.

Original Poster

Luckily I use the xbox for Netflix - so no problems.

Or just sell the code

Babbler

Yes:"taking the Big Easy bundle and above"Im on the old M and they let me … Yes:"taking the Big Easy bundle and above"Im on the old M and they let me have it...As for Netflix slow on Tivo - get yourself a chromecast :)It has however sped up since the TiVo update - have you had this update?



I'm on the big bang (one up from big easy) and on standard pricing too so should qualify and certainly have nothing to lose so I'll give them a call.

I always found Netflix from the Tivo absolutely fine, takes a few minutes to load initially but smooth after that. I think those expecting super fast performance on the Tivo though are being optimistic as the hardware in STBs is extremely basic compared even to the 'old' consoles like the 360/PS3 and hence the latter will be able to run it much smoother and with more bells and whistles (e.g. the Tivo netflix doesn't display the background movie/tv show graphics) though the convenience and near silence of the Tivo goes a long way to making up for that IMHO.

Suprisingly they are aware that people threaten to quit just to get a good deal and it's not good for business to give a great deal to anyone who says they will quit. Eventually everyone will do it.

So you say you'll quit and they say fair enough.

They will then start to offer you a decent deal, I moved home and I had different contact centres keep phoning me up to offer an improved deal against each other.

What I will say is they can see your usage on the screen.

So telling them you're going back to BT who can give you 2mbps in your area where they can see you download 200gb a month is unlikely to sway them, likewise if you say you're going to watch freeview, the guy knows your kids spend all day watching the Disney Channel.

If your on a loyalty package they will not give you this even through retentions. Not without removing your loyalty package anyway. So work out is the £5.99 (£36 a year) fee a month for 6 months worth more than your loyalty perhaps before ringing. Mine was £5 a month for 2 years so it wasn't worth me dropping.

Pyrrhic

Hi Dazbowski,Recently switched from Virgin to Sky. My thoughts so … Hi Dazbowski,Recently switched from Virgin to Sky. My thoughts so far:Catch up: unquestionably Sky is superior. Sky has more content, presented in a uniform interface, lets you download catch-up stuff to the box to watch later and delivers full HD. Virgin catch up can be had through several different interfaces, which is kind of confusing, you can only stream, not download, so you can't queue up missed content for later vieiwing, and not all catch up is HD - ITV being a noticeable offender as I'd say it's sub-SD quality. HOWEVER: I'd say it's possible to compensate for all of the above with a philosophical change; Virgin allows you to watch/record 3 sources to Sky's 2, so there are less clashes (and so less need to resort to catch-up). Also, the whole point of tivo is you tell it what you like and it starts to record you stuff it thinks you'll like - so you should in time miss less stuff you would have wanted to see had you known about it.Other shorter thoughts:-Virgin's remote is better - it can actually be used as a genuine universal remote for your setup, so that's tidier.-Sky's mobile app is far more reliable for recording shows on the move - Virgin's connection seems to be flakey.-Virgin lets you watch youtube content, which is a nice bonus.-Virgin's menu system in general is clunkier and requires far more button presses e.g. to delete a recording on Sky, you can just press the yellow (?) button. On Virgin, you have to enter a sub-menu for the recording (necessitating a short animation delay) and then select delete, then ok. Very clunky.-Virgin's recording just seems to be harder overall. The series link equivalent isn't really fire and forget; you need to tell it things like 'yes, only record in HD' 'no, just new episodes please', 'no, don't record repeats of the new episode' - kind of exhausting.If you're in any way worried about internet though, there's no comparison - Virgin resoundingly thrashes Sky for speed, and they've stopped traffic management on the largest packages so Sky's 'truly unlimited' claim is no longer a differential. On balance: I definitely miss being a sky TV customer, but I think for me Virgin is ultimately the better choice because I couldn't get Sky fibre in my area and the basic Sky broadband is pretty woeful.



In Tivo, highlight a show/series folder, then just click on the 'clear' button on your tivo remote to quickly delete something.

(I didn't know about this for ages either...)

Original Poster

vhero

If your on a loyalty package they will not give you this even through … If your on a loyalty package they will not give you this even through retentions. Not without removing your loyalty package anyway. So work out is the £5.99 (£36 a year) fee a month for 6 months worth more than your loyalty perhaps before ringing. Mine was £5 a month for 2 years so it wasn't worth me dropping.



I had a loyalty of £4 a month - they increased that to £6.50 a month for 6 months then back to £4 a month..

It is possible - just need to get the right person on the phone who is happy to look at it for you. I said I wanted 100meg. Perhaps that's why? Who knows. All I know is it went up by 50p then reduced by £2.50 so effectively £2 a month better off AND free Netflix which I was paying for anyway!

Babbler

1) did you go through cancellation line specifically?2) if yes - do they … 1) did you go through cancellation line specifically?2) if yes - do they have your mobile number as they will ring you with an offer soon...



yes went through cancellation line,im presuming they will ring me on the land line.sky have offered half price sports and movies,free broadband and line rental for £53

Original Poster

billythefish

yes went through cancellation line,im presuming they will ring me on the … yes went through cancellation line,im presuming they will ring me on the land line.sky have offered half price sports and movies,free broadband and line rental for £53



Sky don't do fast internet in my area so I have no choice... but good if you can get it.

Virgin broadband has been excellent for me and worth the money.

Just about to renew my Virgin Media contract this week, thanks OP.

I'm paying almost 50 pounds for broadband only with nothing else. Anyone know what's the best way to go about getting it reduced?

@dazbowski

You will still get catch up and on demand services with Virgin Media. In addition to this you will also get access to Virgin movies and music on demand.

Virgin Media also the fastest average broadband speeds in the UK offering up to 152mb.

I am happy to help you with any questions you may have about switching from Sky to Virgin Media.

Original Poster

treb

I'm paying almost 50 pounds for broadband only with nothing else. Anyone … I'm paying almost 50 pounds for broadband only with nothing else. Anyone know what's the best way to go about getting it reduced?



Call them! That's just crazy!

dazbowski

Catch up: unquestionably Sky is superior. Sky has more content, presented … Catch up: unquestionably Sky is superior. Sky has more content, presented in a uniform interface, lets you download catch-up stuff to the box to watch later and delivers full HD. Virgin catch up can be had through several different interfaces, which is kind of confusing, you can only stream, not download, so you can't queue up missed content for later vieiwing, and not all catch up is HD - ITV being a noticeable offender as I'd say it's sub-SD quality. I couldn't get Sky fibre in my area and the basic Sky broadband is pretty woeful.



Sky broadband is terrible you say, yet their catch up service relies on it. How do you come to the conclusion it is better than instant streaming from VM then?


Edited by: "Lynchy" 20th Oct 2014

@Pyrrhic Never been a Sky customer. but from seeing friends' setups I'd agree with most of what you said. One thing, though - you can delete programmes (or whole folders) without going into a submenu by pressing the "Clear" button on the remote.

dazbowski

Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. … Moving to a new house soon and have been with sky since day dot. Considering switching but am concerned about the catch up and on demand section as we use it on sky all the time.Anyone else give me an honest opinion between sky and virgin?We would be on the top package of everything.



I absolutely love Tivo; when we moved out of a cabled area my partner and I were both gutted; it's amazing; far beyond Sky or Bt's Youview box. Example; if you've started watching something and you think 'oo this is good I want to record it'; it records the whole program/film from when you started watching it. Youview I know for a fact does not have this feature. It also has a huge array of apps/games and features that are free; I know the Youview box doesn't; and features it has, you have to pay for.

How do you get this offer if you are already with virgin media?

Are all these prices including line rental on the phone or not?

Original Poster

bobthewibble

Are all these prices including line rental on the phone or not?



If you are talking about my prices - yes!


mccmpc

How do you get this offer if you are already with virgin media?



Dial 150 and go through the "change your package" option then "leave virgin media..."
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