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    Funny what you get when you say you are leaving...

    I've just called virgin media to tell them I was leaving as I could get a better broadband package elsewhere and I got upgraded on my broadband, free HD box with free fitting and a saving of £10.00 on my bill!
    I wonder who else I can call to tell them i'm leaving and see what they offer! :o)
    Anyone else got a good deal to tell?

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    'I wonder who else I can call to tell them i'm leaving and see what they offer!'

    Husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend?

    Original Poster

    MBeeching;8842391

    'I wonder who else I can call to tell them i'm leaving and see what they … 'I wonder who else I can call to tell them i'm leaving and see what they offer!'Husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend?



    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Magenta"]Oi, not like that lol[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] :shock:

    i am aware of 7 people who have called virgin (or ntl as it was for some of them) and did the old "im going to leave unless you make it cheaper" call - all were told ok then BYE!
    and 6 of them had to phone back and cancel the cancelation
    sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt

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    SOSAGES;8842533

    i am aware of 7 people who have called virgin (or ntl as it was for some … i am aware of 7 people who have called virgin (or ntl as it was for some of them) and did the old "im going to leave unless you make it cheaper" call - all were told ok then BYE!and 6 of them had to phone back and cancel the cancelation sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt



    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]All i did was ask if they could match my boss' bill as his was cheaper than mine and he had a better package. The Free HD box with free fitting is on until the end of June so the lovely lady just juggled things around to come up with a better package, I never said i'm leaving unless you make it cheaper. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    Wish Sky were still doing offers - they have got wise to it and are not taking the bait. Been with sky for 8yrs+ have sky world package and want to upgrade to sky+ HD but they charge load for instalation :-(

    When I called to cancel my Parents Sky, all they offered was 6months half price, I mentioned resellers/affiliates getting 12months half price, got me nowhere, I insisted on cancelling, he kept repeating above offer as if ignoring me, I had to repeat myself 4 or 5 times before he got the bloody hint then I got a service termination date 31days from that call.

    Sky Retentions is pretty disgusting, all about the "new customers only"

    Shellywelly;8842777

    Wish Sky were still doing offers - they have got wise to it and are not … Wish Sky were still doing offers - they have got wise to it and are not taking the bait. Been with sky for 8yrs+ have sky world package and want to upgrade to sky+ HD but they charge load for instalation :-(



    Actually there is a referal deal at moment.
    I have just refered somebody at work and I got 6 months free HD (worth £60)
    The guy I referred already had sky basic - he was given free box, free instal, free HD for 6 months BUT had to subscribe to multiroom...but he was going to do that anyway.
    So good deal all round really!!:thumbsup:

    ***Forgot to say...obviously the person who is refering has to be on HD****

    DarloNige;8842949

    Actually there is a referal deal at moment.I have just refered somebody … Actually there is a referal deal at moment.I have just refered somebody at work and I got 6 months free HD (worth £60)The guy I referred already had sky basic - he was given free box, free instal, free HD for 6 months BUT had to subscribe to multiroom...but he was going to do that anyway.So good deal all round really!!:thumbsup:***Forgot to say...obviously the person who is refering has to be on HD****



    Oh how much is the multiroom usually? i'm possibly considering it myself and if it means I can get the HD free could be worth it. Thanks! rep added

    Sorry OP for hijacking your post!

    We called Virgin to cancel and ended up with 3 V+ boxes free and fitted free, an upgrade on the Broadband and £16 per month reduction in the bill.

    I just think they must have really been ripping us off before!!

    Original Poster

    Shellywelly;8842981

    Oh how much is the multiroom usually? i'm possibly considering it myself … Oh how much is the multiroom usually? i'm possibly considering it myself and if it means I can get the HD free could be worth it. Thanks! rep added Sorry OP for hijacking your post!



    hey no probs :thumbsup:

    how much are you paying per month out of interest?

    i recently did the same to get a free v+ hd box out of them. currently paying £30 per month for xl tv, m broadband and phoneline.

    You were probably supposed to be on that package that you got regraded to anyway and have been paying over the odds for a while but because you never contacted them they left you to continue on that.

    Now that you've queried I'm sure thier more than happy to put you on their normal service and make it look like they are giving you a deal. No doubt putting you into a new contract too.

    Sorry been away watching footie ....
    Multiroom is £10 per month....
    Well worth it for all the free HD stuff
    If you want more info I can supply

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    zurich;8843390

    how much are you paying per month out of interest?i recently did the same … how much are you paying per month out of interest?i recently did the same to get a free v+ hd box out of them. currently paying £30 per month for xl tv, m broadband and phoneline.



    are you a new customer? I have been with them for quite a few years and they told they don't sell broadband size M anymore.
    I also have the sky sports as an extra package

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    mr.potato_head;8843458

    You were probably supposed to be on that package that you got regraded to … You were probably supposed to be on that package that you got regraded to anyway and have been paying over the odds for a while but because you never contacted them they left you to continue on that.Now that you've queried I'm sure thier more than happy to put you on their normal service and make it look like they are giving you a deal. No doubt putting you into a new contract too.



    No, because I always check if i'm getting a good deal. I wouldn't let them rip me off i'm very careful with money

    pinkmelonsmr2;8843829

    are you a new customer? I have been with them for quite a few years and … are you a new customer? I have been with them for quite a few years and they told they don't sell broadband size M anymore.I also have the sky sports as an extra package



    no been with them since the telewest days. was 2meg now 8meg ithink.

    how much do you pay if you dont mind me asking?
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