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Virgin Media Broadband 50MB(XXL) and M+ TV with TIVO 1TB HD Box with M evening and weekend phone line +250minutes free every month 0845&0870 Anytime All for Just £39.99 PM for 12 Months Contract
Virgin Media Broadband 50MB(XXL) and M+ TV with TIVO 1TB HD Box with M evening and weekend phone line +250minutes free every month 0845&0870 Anytime All for Just £39.99 PM for 12 Months Contract

Virgin Media Broadband 50MB(XXL) and M+ TV with TIVO 1TB HD Box with M evening and weekend phone line +250minutes free every month 0845&0870 Anytime All for Just £39.99 PM for 12 Months Contract

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I decided cancel it and join the SKY and Call the cancellation up on 150 on virgin home phone and requested for cancel my contract which is all done and a few days later I had a phone call from Virgin customer Services and offered me free TIVO HD Box and 50MB XXL Broadband(with router Hub free) and the Evening and weekend call free with 250 Minutes worth of call to 0845/0870 Anttime for every months &( M+) TV All for £39.99pm for 12 Months contract, without even a single penny cost for the installation Which is I thought an Amazing deal so I took the deal and now I can see the different on the internet hope it might help some of you who already with Virgin Media

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Isn't this a 'retentions' deal though? You might get it, you might not (some would say, probably not).

Blasphemous

Isn't this a 'retentions' deal though? You might get it, you might not … Isn't this a 'retentions' deal though? You might get it, you might not (some would say, probably not).



true, they work the deal specific to you! people have been offered better, people have been offered worse!

£40 for the year? Ye gods, how can they afford to do this? It's not that long ago we were paying £40 a month for less.

Too bad virign cap Broadband, or I would have been with them a long time ago.

I did have the 10mb service and during peak times my speed was capped to 1mb. canx and went with sky, now I get a constant 13mb no matter what

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Quids

£40 for the year? Ye gods, how can they afford to do this? It's not that … £40 for the year? Ye gods, how can they afford to do this? It's not that long ago we were paying £40 a month for less.


Sorry £39.99 pm it is for 12 months contract

Me too - exactly the same except that I actually renewed with Virgin because they lied to me and promised that if I renewed and upgraded they would not cap me - all lies of course they just went right ahead and still capped me. Went to Sky and I get perfect service and no capping (and I eventually got compensation from Virgin for the hassle they caused).

canada16

Too bad virign cap Broadband, or I would have been with them a long time … Too bad virign cap Broadband, or I would have been with them a long time ago. I did have the 10mb service and during peak times my speed was capped to 1mb. canx and went with sky, now I get a constant 13mb no matter what


What about Muggins just sat waiting without internet cuz he had actually been canceled..good for you but bit necessarily a deal

RedSkywalker

Me too - exactly the same except that I actually renewed with Virgin … Me too - exactly the same except that I actually renewed with Virgin because they lied to me and promised that if I renewed and upgraded they would not cap me - all lies of course they just went right ahead and still capped me. Went to Sky and I get perfect service and no capping (and I eventually got compensation from Virgin for the hassle they caused).



I called them as well about 2 months ago looking to move and asked about the 50mb service and they told me.. No No we do not cap, I responded and said I see you guys are still up to your same old tricks, lying to customers to get a sale, it clearly says only service that is not capped is the 100mb service, but this will change soon, pay for 100mb and get 10mb, I dont do anything during the day, I am at work, so I do all my stuff between 17:00 and 22:00

No caps for 50/100mb customers only p2p is throttled in peak time which is only fair, if you are downloading 100GB's from news groups do it at night as:

1. You'll get full speed
2. Electricity is cheaper
3. Your blu-ray rips are reading and waiting for you, no slow pc as winrar hammers your RAM/CPU!

Saying that i use giganews SSL and always get 8-10Mbps even in peak time!

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guv

This isn't a deal.... you just got made an offer.... and I expect haven't … This isn't a deal.... you just got made an offer.... and I expect haven't included the phone line cost either.


its all clearly mention above all included no extra cost !!!

What about hosting sites like megaupload, filesonic, wupload? Will VM cap these?

Yup, virgin are useless liars, after months of problems of complete broadband dropout (i dont p2p or anything, just casual surfing), i found out by myself that they throttle and cap, which they completley denied when i asked them. Will be leaving asap.

*Sloman*

No caps for 50/100mb customers only p2p is throttled in peak time which … No caps for 50/100mb customers only p2p is throttled in peak time which is only fair, if you are downloading 100GB's from news groups do it at night as:1. You'll get full speed2. Electricity is cheaper3. Your blu-ray rips are reading and waiting for you, no slow pc as winrar hammers your RAM/CPU!Saying that i use giganews SSL and always get 8-10Mbps even in peak time!



I heard there is a way around this by changing something in your router, like a setting or an address, and then they dont know you are downloading from p2p or newzgroups

Thanks guys for the info on capping. I did'nt know, I've had problems with it freezing and taking ages to load pages for along time now, but it suddenly has got worse. I even thought it may be my computer and was thinking about getting a new one. When i called to complain they blamed it on my belkin router saying it was'nt compatible!! Here i come sky

canada16

I heard there is a way around this by changing something in your router, … I heard there is a way around this by changing something in your router, like a setting or an address, and then they dont know you are downloading from p2p or newzgroups


For torrents use port 80. Usenet 443. I get 5MB/sec all the time on the 50mb service.

Edit : Actually 5.91MB/sec
Edited by: "Shengis" 2nd Dec 2011

Even though sky is far far behind on speeds, at least they are constant, I have not had one drop out and get 13mb all the time, it says I should only get 6mb but exchange is only 2km from my house.

I wont be changing unless virgin stop capping. plus more HD shows on sky.

More HD shows on usenet actually

dido68

Thanks guys for the info on capping. I did'nt know, I've had problems … Thanks guys for the info on capping. I did'nt know, I've had problems with it freezing and taking ages to load pages for along time now, but it suddenly has got worse. I even thought it may be my computer and was thinking about getting a new one. When i called to complain they blamed it on my belkin router saying it was'nt compatible!! Here i come sky



Exactly what they said to me the lying basterds

stanley

Exactly what they said to me the lying basterds


No ISP that I know of caps HTTP.

stanley

Exactly what they said to me the lying basterds



Same here too! I've been with Virgin since NTL and up until 6 months ago - never lost connection. Now it's becoming unbearable, poor speeds dropping out on 50mb. I have just rang and cancelled.

Sky phone line and Broadband (admittably 20mb) for £16 per month including line rental. I pay £45 at the moment for phone & broadband. Virgin guy said "You do understand you won't really get 20mb speeds and you are capped", I replied "yes, just like you don't get 50mb speeds & throttled with yourselves".
Edited by: "esclad" 2nd Dec 2011

Shengis

No ISP that I know of caps HTTP.



Virgin certainly did. Back when I was on 20Mbit I would get capped for at least 5hrs if I downloaded any more than 3GB at peak periods. Tried it out once when I downloaded a Ubuntu DVD and bam quarter speed for the rest of the day.
On 50Mbit now and haven't noticed any slowdowns, but then I am not a heavy downloader, either.

spraint

Virgin certainly did. Back when I was on 20Mbit I would get capped for at … Virgin certainly did. Back when I was on 20Mbit I would get capped for at least 5hrs if I downloaded any more than 3GB at peak periods. Tried it out once when I downloaded a Ubuntu DVD and bam quarter speed for the rest of the day.On 50Mbit now and haven't noticed any slowdowns, but then I am not a heavy downloader, either.


You can notice a slowdown on HTTP traffic at 5mbit? You're a better man than I then lol. I think I would only notice that if a webpage was full of massive graphic images.

Shengis

You can notice a slowdown on HTTP traffic at 5mbit? You're a better man … You can notice a slowdown on HTTP traffic at 5mbit? You're a better man than I then lol. I think I would only notice that if a webpage was full of massive graphic images.



You do realise that probably most downloads are via http, these days. Aforementioned file sharing sites all transfer via http.
I noticed the download speed on my DVD drop before it finished. I restarted it at various points of the day from various servers scattered around the world and never got close to full speed until the next morning. Contention was also not an issue where I lived at the time and my download speed always maxed out if the server supported it.
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