Virgin media line rental saver, save £59.88 per year
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Virgin media line rental saver, save £59.88 per year

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Found 2nd Jul 2013
Ok, so might not be hot for everyone but virgin media do a line rental saver offer, its for 12 months , you pay £120 up front , and you dont pay line rental again for another 12 months! Saving £59.88 as line rental should be £14.99 per month and you will only be paying £10.00

As i said not hot for everyone, but one less thing to pay a month if u have the cash up front

Hope it helps someone!

Thread combined with deal originally posted by Wiganer1
- the engineer

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Shouldn't even charge line rental.

Bulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll I don't even use my home phone.

the engineer

The small print is that if you currently have any other discount on your … The small print is that if you currently have any other discount on your package (like all HUKDers will have) then you will lose that discount. So be careful before you jump - and try and negotiate that term away.



not true

although this is an old deal

I have done this eearlier this year, and still get all my VM discounts
currently paying roughlt £18 per month for BB, XL phone and basic TV with Tivo

ProPiers

Shouldn't even charge line rental.Bulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll … Shouldn't even charge line rental.Bulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll I don't even use my home phone.



2nd that

How do you suppose the Internet get to your house? The network of cables; they require maintaining, hence line rental.

Quite ironic you ha

only1

How do you suppose the Internet get to your house? The network of cables; … How do you suppose the Internet get to your house? The network of cables; they require maintaining, hence line rental.



Quite ironic that "Line Rental" actually refers to a telephone line, and the way that Virgin works is via fibre optic docsis 3.0 cables and not via a telephone line. The exact same system is used for the TV too.

So in regards to your comment, stop talking rubbish.

BignRed84

not truealthough this is an old dealI have done this eearlier this year, … not truealthough this is an old dealI have done this eearlier this year, and still get all my VM discountscurrently paying roughlt £18 per month for BB, XL phone and basic TV with Tivo



I stand corrected. Just made the change without any problems. Has changed from when I enquired about it last year,

Saving £ 4.99 a month. Thanks OP.

Could pay by credit card too so 3% cashback on the £ 120 payment as well.

gulpedon

2nd that



Why do you pay it then? Why not just order cable internet on its own?

store.virginmedia.com/bro…s_2
Edited by: "gwapenut" 25th Jun 2013

BignRed84

not truealthough this is an old dealI have done this eearlier this year, … not truealthough this is an old dealI have done this eearlier this year, and still get all my VM discountscurrently paying roughlt £18 per month for BB, XL phone and basic TV with Tivo



I am paying £15 per month for BB, XL phone and MTV with Tivo..

tasi124

I am paying £15 per month for BB, XL phone and MTV with Tivo..



I am now saving so much that they are paying me to take it

BignRed84 I have done this eearlier this year, and still get all my VM … BignRed84 I have done this eearlier this year, and still get all my VM discountscurrently paying roughlt £18 per month for BB, XL phone and basic TV with Tivo



Well done BignRed84. I left Virgin last year when retentions wouldn't reduce my bill from £28 per month for basic BB, XL phone and basic TV, and I had been with them since Yorkshire Cable and Telewest with an £18 loyalty discount.

Do you get gold on m tv package ? Thanks

Helibabes123

Do you get gold on m tv package ? Thanks


It's on m+ package

I did this a few months ago, cant remember if it was the same deal but worth doing if you can

It has been going for 6-8 months
and is a good deal. Thanks for
the post.

I paid on my Credit Card and made the saving a few months ago, well worth doing if you can pay in-advance without incurring any fees.

I knew about this but had forgotten all about it. Im almost in aposition that I could afford to do this, so come the end of the month I might as well do it.

Thanks for the heads-up!

BT,SKY,Virgin - all do that for years. Good reminder anyway.

Oh thanks - cant see it on website though. Do I need to ring about this?

yeah same did it couple months back. I just rang and asked about if I could pay my line rental charge upfront I seen something on website. took my card details and done.

Did this too 3 months ago but the phone line hasn't worked since the engineer came out 2 months ago.

so rang them and told them to remove the phone and refund me my £120. And they refuse too.

cheers

Banned

hot

Original Poster

Yeah 150 from virgin phone its free to call

Just be sure you INTEND to stay the whole year IF it's anything like BT's prepay - ie once paid = PAID, ie no refunds for any early departure! Relevant as for instance BT's Infinity fibre broadband = 18months min contract, while Phoneline prepay comes in those 12months blocks - ie maybe 'trapping' you on Broadband for a 24month min period!

Rimi

BT,SKY,Virgin - all do that for years. Good reminder anyway.



Just rang SKY and took their upfront payment offer.

Line rental down from £14.50 per month to effectively £9.95 per month with a £119.95 upfront payment for the year by card. (Saving £54)

Thanks as I did not know that SKY did this.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af174/mralexandercooper/sky_zps4ce0c509.jpg




Edited by: "alexandercooper" 2nd Jul 2013

Original Poster

The term is 12months and you have a 7 day cooling off period u eont be trapped for the 12 months but a refund is only given after the 7 days if u pass away or move home so as mk-donald said please make sure u can commit so theres nasty suprises

How are Virgin these day for service?

I'm looking to move somewhere now BE have been sold to Sky.
I read that Virgin don't traffic manage any more, is this right??

Original Poster

They dont traffic manage but if u are excessively using the internet ie constant downloading movies ur internet speed is slowed down by 30%im sure for 3 hours then goes back to normal

Just don't accidentally used your Virgin phone line to make actual calls - e.g. weekday evenings 10p per min to a landline!
While Pay As you Go mobiles are now charging as little as 3p.

jachenderson

They dont traffic manage but if u are excessively using the internet ie … They dont traffic manage but if u are excessively using the internet ie constant downloading movies ur internet speed is slowed down by 30%im sure for 3 hours then goes back to normal


Well that is really interesting becuase they say something else

After I did this, my bill didn't drop like it should have. Virgin then told me it's b'cos there was a price hike in February and I avoided that by paying in advance.
Arguing with their Welsh Customer services department didn't go anywhere. Reminded me of Indian call centres...and I'm Indian.
Edited by: "amitkg" 2nd Jul 2013

Kazan

Well that is really interesting becuase they say something else


They do reduce your down and up speeds if you download too much. I download a lot, on 60Mbps, but not encountered any slowdowns for at least a year.

Does anybody know how this would effect my 3 for 30 deal i am on ie 1 of them being line rental

snoopy18

Does anybody know how this would effect my 3 for 30 deal i am on ie 1 of … Does anybody know how this would effect my 3 for 30 deal i am on ie 1 of them being line rental



It shouldn't, I am on same deal. In fact I took advantage of phone line upfront payment and couple of months later joined 3 for 30 deal.

Rimi

BT,SKY,Virgin - all do that for years. Good reminder anyway.



Thanks for that, didn't know SKY does that too! going to give them a call today. Thanks!!

Switching to this should not affect any deal you are part of.
The only bugbear is that they do not remind you when it expires and you go up to the normal rate.
If you check your online bill though, it shows as:

Promotional offer(s)£5 Off For 12 Month Campaign On Your Collection Pack … Promotional offer(s)£5 Off For 12 Month Campaign On Your Collection Pack Which Will End On XX-XXX-13



As to the service, in over 10 years had 2 problems that I can remember.
One was a bill issue after changing banks and resolved over the phone straight away.
The other the engineer was booked for the first Saturday morning I was free, as it was the land line with the problem, it was not that urgent.
Edited by: "slharbron" 2nd Jul 2013

TalkTalk also have this option to pay a year up front, saving £60.

steve1221

How are Virgin these day for service?I'm looking to move somewhere now BE … How are Virgin these day for service?I'm looking to move somewhere now BE have been sold to Sky.I read that Virgin don't traffic manage any more, is this right??



I'm afraid they do still traffic manage, and it's terrible. I'm not a heavy downloader but I always still seem to hit the thresholds. Breifly doing the math for my tier (L10, 10Mbps): during peak times between 5PM and 10PM the amount I can download in that time at that speed would be 22,500MB... if I weren't throttled down to 2.5Mbps after 1500MB. That's ~6.7%. If you use your internet connection at less than seven percent capacity then you've nothing to worry about.

In the real world - where operating system updates, iPhone/Android app updates, online gaming, YouTube videos and Skype calls soon mount up - expecting people to use no more than 1500MB in five hours is pathetic. Heck, I took up the Borderlands 2 + DLC deal yesterday after work hoping to try out the new content but that update alone was 3.1GB - more than twice the allowance! The download eventually completed at about 23:50, but of course by that time I'd gone to bed. (I couldn't even play the old version while it was downloading, but that's a Steam rant...)

I know all the cable providers do it, and I would imagine a lot of people with gripes about speed eventually upgrade to a higher tier, but it seems wrong to me that you pay for an ostensibly 10Mbps connection which can only really be used for a little bit before it becomes a 2.5Mbps connection for the rest of the day.

Oh, and Virgin Media are starting to get pretty bad for censorship too.

Been around for ages. Good saver if you can afford the up front cost.
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