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Virgin Media Broadband - 6 months free then £12.50 + l/rental £11.99
Virgin Media Broadband - 6 months free then £12.50 + l/rental £11.99

Virgin Media Broadband - 6 months free then £12.50 + l/rental £11.99

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I went into Carphone warehouse in Haringey last night and spotted a good broadband deal on the stand.

6 months free broadband (up to 10Mb)
then, £12.50 thereafter
Virgin Media phone line required (£11.99 per month)
Free installation

So for the first 6 months you just pay the line rental of £11.99 and then for the remaining 6 months you pay £12.50 for broadband and £11.99 for the line rental. The yearly cost works out to be £218.88

I didn't buy it and checked the Virgin website to see if they had the same offer. They dont, but they have this offer

3 months for £5
then, £12.50 thereafter
£40 installation
Virgin Media phone line required (£11.99 per month)

The annual cost of this is £311.38 (there is quidco available however at £65) so even with quidco, the annual cost is £246.38

So a saving of nearly £30

Think i am going to pop back and get it myself.

I am sure there may be cheaper deals out there on ADSL, but i want fast reliable broadband and with ADSL i get around 2 - 3mb which is a little painful at times.

The deal doesn't appear to be on their website, but you can call them on 0870 087 0870

26 Comments

Original Poster

Looks like best buy are doing the same deal too according to this

hotukdeals.com/dea…045

I think they are the same company, or maybe one owns the other

fast reliable and Virgin Broadband don't work in the same sentence.

When I was a customer their DNS servers packed up every 5 days or so. Customer services were dreadful. It was fast when it worked but so, so, so unreliable and expensive. Then they sneakily put up the charges without warning. To force you to pay for a phone line as well whether you want one or not is a joke.

I wouldn't even touch them if they offered it for free.

Same here ..... they are jokers!!

Go for them if you use the 'I'm feeling lucky' button.

This deal is £18.24 per month for BB + Line rental (for 12 months). This is also the price which should be displayed as the cost of this deal.

Before you sign up, have a look at VM phone call charges (outside your free allowance). VM is the most expensive in the UK (more expensive than BT!). Only buy this if you are sure you will not use any of those expensive calls (0845, 0870, international calls, third party providers).

Love the broadband service but hate the phone call costs!

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I;m an existing customer of many years and my monthly charge is £18.99 for line rental, 10mb BB and talk weekends so doesnt seem a great offer to me

VM are great BTW. Been down for about 1 day in 10 years of service!

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loopie

Love the broadband service but hate the phone call costs!


I agree which is why I use a mobile for outgoing calls (asda 8p per min, no connection fee)

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littld

fast reliable and Virgin Broadband don't work in the same sentence.When I … fast reliable and Virgin Broadband don't work in the same sentence.When I was a customer their DNS servers packed up every 5 days or so. Customer services were dreadful. It was fast when it worked but so, so, so unreliable and expensive. Then they sneakily put up the charges without warning. To force you to pay for a phone line as well whether you want one or not is a joke.I wouldn't even touch them if they offered it for free.


care to show me where I can get 10mb BB without requiring a phone line?

I was on 10mb BB without a phone with Virgin, they charge slightly more but you can get it. I've now upgraded to 20mb again without a phone line.

Original Poster

OK lots of different opinions floating around.

I will check the call charges, but to be honest the land line is there just incase it is needed or if someone wants to call me. I still think it's a HOT deal as it's the cheapest you can get fibre optic broadband and a phone line.

The last time it was posted it nearly got to 300 degrees! this time it's only 17 :-(

csiman

care to show me where I can get 10mb BB without requiring a phone line?



I have Virgin Media Broadband without the phone line - so guess there's your answer.

Available from their website as well (or was last time I looked)

I've been with Virgin Media for 5 months now with their 10mb broadband package and had no problems at all. I also don't have a phone line.

When I signed up the deal was £15/month for the first 3 months then £20 a month thereafter. I also got £65 cashback through Quidco. As simonk1969 said, it is slightly more expensive for the broadband if you don't take a phone line, but since I didn't need it I wasn't going to spend the £12/month for something I didn't need.

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Somnus

I've been with Virgin Media for 5 months now with their 10mb broadband … I've been with Virgin Media for 5 months now with their 10mb broadband package and had no problems at all. I also don't have a phone line.When I signed up the deal was £15/month for the first 3 months then £20 a month thereafter. I also got £65 cashback through Quidco. As simonk1969 said, it is slightly more expensive for the broadband if you don't take a phone line, but since I didn't need it I wasn't going to spend the £12/month for something I didn't need.



you pay the same as me (including my phone line rental), so in effect you are paying line rental but just dont have a phone!

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/ScreenShot037-1.jpg

csiman

care to show me where I can get 10mb BB without requiring a phone line?




From the virgin website quote
Or without a Virgin phone line
Web exclusive: save £15
£15 a month
for 3 months
then £20 a month

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Capitalist

I have Virgin Media Broadband without the phone line - so guess there's … I have Virgin Media Broadband without the phone line - so guess there's your answer.Available from their website as well (or was last time I looked)


not really as you still pay line rental without even having a phone!

Virgin media - don't get me started.

Just cancelled a 12 month contract after 5 months. Had the triple bundle, but was one of the worst service companies I've dealt with.

Everyone pays a different price with VM - I hate them, calls are so expensive, and they try to charge you for freeview! (or say its free but whack up the cost for the other services)

11.99 for a phone line - UMM £7.50 for o2

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Crap ISP with SOOO many hidden costs.

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Xenu

Crap ISP with SOOO many hidden costs.


only hidden if you cant read!

csiman

I agree which is why I use a mobile for outgoing calls (asda 8p per min, … I agree which is why I use a mobile for outgoing calls (asda 8p per min, no connection fee)



Unfortunately no matter how many times I tell the wife not to use the phone due to the costs, she prefers to use it as she pays her own mobile bill! go figure!

With VM I get 10meg BB, UNLIMITED calls 24*7, discounted international and mobiles AND line rental all for £19.95pm via some loyalty discount thing.

BTW I've always found their BB to be excellent - with speedtest.net I always get around 9.5-9.8 average.
Can't fault them, but then I don't have cause to call their customer service.

u664541

With VM I get 10meg BB, UNLIMITED calls 24*7, discounted international … With VM I get 10meg BB, UNLIMITED calls 24*7, discounted international and mobiles AND line rental all for £19.95pm via some loyalty discount thing.BTW I've always found their BB to be excellent - with speedtest.net I always get around 9.5-9.8 average.Can't fault them, but then I don't have cause to call their customer service.



I would stay if i got that, any chance i can have you account number so i can get them to match!!!! lol - no actually i wuld love it as they called me a liar and the cheapest deal was £21.94 for 10GB BB & Phone. paperless biling as well.

csiman

not really as you still pay line rental without even having a phone!



Not on my bill you don't - still I'm sure you have logged on to my account and checked that

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Capitalist

Not on my bill you don't - still I'm sure you have logged on to my … Not on my bill you don't - still I'm sure you have logged on to my account and checked that


did i say it was on your bill? NO!

same price regardless of phone line option = basically paying for it anyway lol

how much do you pay for just 10mb BB then?
Edited by: "csiman" 9th Oct 2010

I have been with VM for a long time.they was charging me 10 pounds pm but now they put it up to 18.00 pounds PM. service is very good..but 10 to 18 pounds jump is too much.

csiman

did i say it was on your bill? NO!same price regardless of phone line … did i say it was on your bill? NO!same price regardless of phone line option = basically paying for it anyway lolhow much do you pay for just 10mb BB then?



Did you say it was on my bill ... yes

"not really as you still pay line rental without even having a phone!"

How much do I pay without phoneline for 10 Mb BB ? £10 a month.

So, guess you could be right, but not on this one .....

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