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Virgin Media Pricing Error. 130+ TV Channels for the Price of 60+. 50MB Broadband, TV & Landline for £35.99
Virgin Media Pricing Error.  130+ TV Channels for the Price of 60+. 50MB Broadband, TV & Landline for £35.99

Virgin Media Pricing Error. 130+ TV Channels for the Price of 60+. 50MB Broadband, TV & Landline for £35.99

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I received a virgin leaflet through the door advertising their new packages. Big Easy, Big Bang, Big Kahuna etc.

Big Easy standard price is £20 per month +£15.99 line rental.

The TV package included is Medium. That's supposed to be the freeview channels (60+) with a 500GB Tivo box supplied, however the leaflet stated that it included Sky 1, Living and Discovery.

I'm an existing customer and called Virgin to switch to the Big Easy package without questioning the channels included. Within minutes of closing the call I had lost Sky 1, Living, Discovery and all the other non-freeview channels. I called back immediately and raised the possibility of a printing error and asked if they would honour the advert. I was bumped up to the M+ TV package straight away which has 130+ channels and was told that I would have an extra £10 charge and a £10 credit on my bills so as to receive the extra channels at no extra cost.

I assume this will be possible for new customers too, along with the "half price for 6 months" offer which would bring the cost down to £30.99 a month over 12 months.

Full details:-

Up to 50Mb Broadband
Fibre optic broadband
Unlimited downloads
No caps, no hidden charges
Super Hub – UK's fastest wireless router
Free online security for 12 months
Block unsuitable websites
Free email

Landline
Talk Weekends
Unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines∆, 0870 numbers and Virgin Mobile numbers
Keep your current number, in most cases
Free voicemail
Free calls at home & abroad over WiFi with SmartCall

TV
130+ channels
11 HD channels
10 Sky channels
Digital TV with TiVo® 500GB
Store 250 hours of standard definition TV
Pause, rewind & record TV
Record 3 channels & watch 1 already recorded
Catch up TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD & Sky On Demand
TV box sets on demand including Sky On Demand
TV On Demand that won’t slow down your broadband
Pay per view movies
Watch TV on PC, tablet & mobile

I'll add a picture of the leaflet tomorrow

12 Comments

Original Poster

Cold? can someone point me to where everyone is getting a better deal cheaper please?

holtc1

Cold? can someone point me to where everyone is getting a better deal … Cold? can someone point me to where everyone is getting a better deal cheaper please?



If it's a misprice/mislabel there is no guarantee they have to honour; your personal circumstances seems to have been lucky but it's quite the gamble of locking yourself into the contract on a hope

Sky's current offer through Quidco/tcb makes the monthly price £15.56 for tv/bb/line rental with their 'Original' bundle, but you can also get the value bundle for less than your 'misprint'.

Original Poster

Sky's broadband doesn't compare on those deals though does it?

Banned

aaawww bless you op. you typed all this but failed. The leaflet says 50% off so you rang and they just offered you a deal. how is it a glitch or error lol

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sofiasar

aaawww bless you op. you typed all this but failed. The leaflet says 50% … aaawww bless you op. you typed all this but failed. The leaflet says 50% off so you rang and they just offered you a deal. how is it a glitch or error lol



No. I'm an existing customer so would never get the half price offer.

Its a typo on the leaflet that they include sky 1, discovery and living in all the TV packages. Those channels are not supposed to be in their cheapest package but they're honourung the typo.

Again, show me anywhere you can get broadband at this speed with all those channels and with telephone line rental included. I'm still within the vancellation period so would genuinely love to see it.

Original Poster

http://i62.tinypic.com/15gfsdg.png

Seems pointless now it's such a cold deal, but as promised, here's a scan of the leaflet which incorrectly specifies the channels.

Leaflet reference is JUNE14_DD09

Thanks for this OP, please could you provide a photo of the leaflet?

cheers

Original Poster

BurnToasT333

Thanks for this OP, please could you provide a photo of the leaflet?cheers



just added a minute before you asked

Your on the Big Bang pack that's all cold

Once they started with 2yr contracts I gave up. I don't know anyone except my parents that use a landline. Why do these providers always insist on a landline? Virgin and Sky both require one don't they?

Original Poster

virgin are the only company to offer broadband without a telephone line in the uk.

The fact they charge more for the privelige is due to the reduced call income I would guess.

same as getting a free mobile on a contact but paying hundreds of pounds for the same model without a contract.
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