Virgin Broadband Offer - 100 fibre broadband + weekend calls + Player TV £30pm / 12mths £360 + £196 Line Rental + £20 Activation Fee (£248 after cashback + discount - see OP) - £348 total before cash back @ Virgin Media
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Virgin Broadband Offer - 100 fibre broadband + weekend calls + Player TV £30pm / 12mths £360 + £196 Line Rental + £20 Activation Fee (£248 after cashback + discount - see OP) - £348 total before cash back @ Virgin Media

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Found 17th Dec 2017
Right so the way this works is virgin have currently got a promotion on The Player Bundle for £30 per month on a 12 month contract. Quidco are paying £80 cashback for the same bundle. Once you place an order, you can call virgin to pay £196 line rental upfront, whereas then virgin will charge you £11 for the next 12 months. If all of this goes as explained, you're eventually getting the whole bundle for a year for £248 which brings it down to about £23 when you factor in the £20 one-off activation charge.
If for any reason the cashback doesn't track, you'll end up paying £196 + £132 + £20 = £29/month - still a good deal.

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I was with Virgin since they started as NTL and left when the MSE offer for Sky came up which was about 2-3 years ago. I decided to go for this as it was a much better deal than Sky. Went through the sign up, did the credit check, all fine, £80 cashback tracked and I was waiting in on Friday for my self install kit. Got a call at 12.30 on the Friday to tell me I had failed an internal credit check as my application had been referred. I was livid, I had never missed a payment with them since day one nor any other utility, I dont have loans anymore or a mortgage, I made sure all debts including CC's paid off and on time, never a day late and my Clearscore is 999 out of 999 and the others are as they say, flying high well above average for the UK. Plus there are no credit searches.
I asked how can I fail when I have been with you for years etc. and was told they use Equifax and I had failed, well that's funny as equifax and all the others say differently. Also he said he was aware that my payment history was spot on so if there was anyone else in the household over 18 who could apply. (I told him to stick it)
I did a search online and found this is common with Virgin, they only do a soft check and they have their own internal credit check system as they loan the equipment to you, so if they think you are a liability you fail so if this happens to you dont take it personally.
I did read on the Virgin forum that if you say have 4 credit cards all at zero which I have that can go against you as you have too much credit thats not being used. So this to me says they prefer it if you are in debt so they can see how you are paying.
So say if I had won the lottery and/or was a multi millionaire Virgin could refuse me this deal.

(I have been wanting to get that off my chest)
Edited by: "caverncity" 18th Dec 2017
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I was going to go to this since cancelling BT due to the price rise.
New customer only?
I was with Virgin since they started as NTL and left when the MSE offer for Sky came up which was about 2-3 years ago. I decided to go for this as it was a much better deal than Sky. Went through the sign up, did the credit check, all fine, £80 cashback tracked and I was waiting in on Friday for my self install kit. Got a call at 12.30 on the Friday to tell me I had failed an internal credit check as my application had been referred. I was livid, I had never missed a payment with them since day one nor any other utility, I dont have loans anymore or a mortgage, I made sure all debts including CC's paid off and on time, never a day late and my Clearscore is 999 out of 999 and the others are as they say, flying high well above average for the UK. Plus there are no credit searches.
I asked how can I fail when I have been with you for years etc. and was told they use Equifax and I had failed, well that's funny as equifax and all the others say differently. Also he said he was aware that my payment history was spot on so if there was anyone else in the household over 18 who could apply. (I told him to stick it)
I did a search online and found this is common with Virgin, they only do a soft check and they have their own internal credit check system as they loan the equipment to you, so if they think you are a liability you fail so if this happens to you dont take it personally.
I did read on the Virgin forum that if you say have 4 credit cards all at zero which I have that can go against you as you have too much credit thats not being used. So this to me says they prefer it if you are in debt so they can see how you are paying.
So say if I had won the lottery and/or was a multi millionaire Virgin could refuse me this deal.

(I have been wanting to get that off my chest)
Edited by: "caverncity" 18th Dec 2017
Got this when topcashback was doing it for £80 last week, lead time is about 3 weeks for installation if you never had virgin before.

Good deal.
Try to ask for a discount when you pay line rental saver. They can give you discount on that
Can’t have any fibre 😩
My previous 12 month 50mbs subscription came to an end recently, I was paying £22 per month including line rental. I called and asked what the best offer is and they said the best they can do is £30 per month but £50 account credit so effectively £25.83 per month for 12 months or £310 for the year. I accepted but can’t help but feel there is a better offer to be had somewhere. When I mentioned the offer in the OP to them she said that new customer offers will differ to existing customer offers. What do you guys think I should do?
On BT for the same price you get BT sports+50mn+weekend calls +100voucher+90quico/cold for me
Edited by: "nelutu292002" 17th Dec 2017
I thought the line rental was included in the £30 a month
tom61957 m ago

My previous 12 month 50mbs subscription came to an end recently, I was …My previous 12 month 50mbs subscription came to an end recently, I was paying £22 per month including line rental. I called and asked what the best offer is and they said the best they can do is £30 per month but £50 account credit so effectively £25.83 per month for 12 months or £310 for the year. I accepted but can’t help but feel there is a better offer to be had somewhere. When I mentioned the offer in the OP to them she said that new customer offers will differ to existing customer offers. What do you guys think I should do?


Same speed? Speak to retentions team if you didn't since pretty much everyone can offer you around 76mb. I currently pay £31 for full house bundle with 200mb broadband so you can definitely go better.
Just been on chat & they said you can't pay the line rental up front as it's already inclusive on the monthly bill. Has anyone actually been able to pay the line rental up front?
Edited by: "madbull" 17th Dec 2017
I’ll go with Virgin once they pay back the £2M they took from the NHS as compensation for not winning a healthcare contract.
Ahh Richard Branson. The man who sued the NHS won't get a penny out of me.
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madbull35 m ago

Just been on chat & they said you can't pay the line rental up front as …Just been on chat & they said you can't pay the line rental up front as it's already inclusive on the monthly bill. Has anyone actually been able to pay the line rental up front?


My uncle did it, I did it after he told me. You need to call them at the number that's comes on the screen after you have placed the order.
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Rastafari21 m ago

I’ll go with Virgin once they pay back the £2M they took from the NHS as co …I’ll go with Virgin once they pay back the £2M they took from the NHS as compensation for not winning a healthcare contract.


I hope you didn't post that using an iPhone.
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easymoney1 h, 52 m ago

I thought the line rental was included in the £30 a month


It is included in the £30, however, you have the option of paying the line rental bit upfront.
Spacevsgravity1 h, 57 m ago

I currently pay £31 for full house bundle with 200mb broadband so you can …I currently pay £31 for full house bundle with 200mb broadband so you can definitely go better.


How did you get the full house bundle so cheap, when retentions are offering me Full house bundle plus 100 mb broadband for £47 ?
Virgin Media is owned by the US Liberty Global. Branson sold it to them for £15bn 5 years ago, so none of this is actually to do with him. He simply leases the brand name to them - for more $$$ of course.
jpieter16 m ago

How did you get the full house bundle so cheap, when retentions are …How did you get the full house bundle so cheap, when retentions are offering me Full house bundle plus 100 mb broadband for £47 ?


It was last year around this time for £35. There was further £4 discount after I called in about the price increase and the guy thought my price was going up now instead of end of contract and he put in a £4 discount because he was being too smart and wouldn't let me finish!32784210-jbPJ3.jpgAttached pic for proof
NomiKaay1 h, 25 m ago

My uncle did it, I did it after he told me. You need to call them at the …My uncle did it, I did it after he told me. You need to call them at the number that's comes on the screen after you have placed the order.


You're 100% correct, seems the online chat was a load of rubbish. Did exactly as you said and it worked. Thank you
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madbull24 m ago

You're 100% correct, seems the online chat was a load of rubbish. Did …You're 100% correct, seems the online chat was a load of rubbish. Did exactly as you said and it worked. Thank you


Great! Happy to help.
nelutu2920029 h, 22 m ago

On BT for the same price you get BT sports+50mn+weekend calls …On BT for the same price you get BT sports+50mn+weekend calls +100voucher+90quico/cold for me


going by your post that works out more a month and for 18 months. So including BT line rental plus £59.99 upfront with £75 reward card, & quidco isnt guaranteed. (£32.65 mth over all)

If you compare this deal using the up to 76Mb deal that works out even more a month for 18 months & Including BT line rental plus £59.99 upfront plus £100 reward card again quidco not guaranteed. (£41.26)

This deal is £30 a month for 12mths contract, upto 100mb, TV, line rental, weekend calls, £20 upfront (£31.66) so apart form BT Sport over all cheaper and less of a contract if anything goes wrong and cheaper than the £41.26
Edited by: "caverncity" 17th Dec 2017
nelutu2920028 h, 44 m ago

On BT for the same price you get BT sports+50mn+weekend calls …On BT for the same price you get BT sports+50mn+weekend calls +100voucher+90quico/cold for me


Lol where?
Becareful about paying linerental upfront ... if they decide to increase prices of broadband and other services during the contract... Then you have to argue alot to get them to honour original deal.
If they don't then you have option to break the contract but you will lose the upfront payment.
Edited by: "AbuG" 17th Dec 2017
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AbuG21 m ago

Becareful about paying linerental upfront ... if they decide to increase …Becareful about paying linerental upfront ... if they decide to increase prices of broadband and other services during the contract... Then you have to argue alot to get them to honour original deal.If they don't then you have option to break the contract but you will lose the upfront payment.


That's a good point.
nelutu29200238 m ago

It was on the black friday


Oh right a month ago. So you can’t get it at that price then.
Line rental is already included in the price of £30 , the player pacage.
NomiKaay8 h, 44 m ago

I hope you didn't post that using an iPhone.


Apple took £2M from the NHS, too? When did that happen
Last week via the sales team who called me due to an uncompleted order signed me up to - I have his email if anyone wants a referral (dm me) -

This deal above (player bundle)
Free sky sports for 3 months (can cancel after this period)
Free unlimited calls for 3 months and then discounted to £5 from £8 for rest of contract
£50 refer a friend credit and £50 for my mate
Free manned installation (normally £40) but £20 sign up fee unavoidable

So all in all it works out as £375 over the year (£31.25 a month) but you could remove the unlimited calls and you’d get it for £330 (£27.50 a month)

Give me a dm if anyone interested!
I was half way through signing up for this, when I was told that there was an installation fee of a further £40 if you haven't been with virgin before! So I total they will charge you £60 installation/setup fee unless you have previously been a customer in the last 3 years, and are able to connect the wires yourself! If you can connect the wires yourself, they will only charge you £20!
Been with virgin for 10 year, theyve upped their prices every year,like most of them the only thing wrong with them is if your broadband goes off expect it to be off a few days like mine usually is, youll have to make at least 10 calls to an overseas call centre and wait a few days for an engineer, who dont work the weekends! Not sure if using a phone line is more reliable?
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Rastafari8 h, 14 m ago

Apple took £2M from the NHS, too? When did that happen


If you're oblivious to what Apple have done, there is no point in me elaborating on it. Try uncle Google maybe!
Been with them for 6 months. £33 pm, less £80 cashbook and £50 sign up discount. Both paid out fine.
The Tivo box is a clunker. Pita to use. The player bundle doesn't include some of the basic freeview channels.
The 100 meg fibre is great but overkill for me. YMMV.
After 12 months the price will jump to £45 pm, so will have to go elsewhere.
NomiKaay2 h, 10 m ago

If you're oblivious to what Apple have done, there is no point in me …If you're oblivious to what Apple have done, there is no point in me elaborating on it. Try uncle Google maybe!


If you can link to an article which details that Apple, like Virgin has taken a large sum of money from the NHS, please do so. I would be interested to read it. Otherwise, your comment has no relevance and frankly is a bit weird.
Completely forgot to do it through Quidco but just ordered. For anyone who needs the anytime call package, best to order the package through the live chat system, they'll give you 6 months of anytime calls for free and then £8/month for remaining 6 months (which is roughly the same monthly price as other providers). Also got offered a sim only deal for 2500 mins, unlimited texts and 2GB internet for £5/month, probably a standard offer for new customers but decided to add on as well
I have done the live chat and virgin media confirmed that you can surely pay the line rental upfront.
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