Virgin Media unveils new broadband bundles, with focus on TV

What do you think of the new Big Bundles?

– Player Bundle: up to 50Mbps fibre optic broadband, 70+Channels & Phone only £12 a month for 12 months (£26 a month thereafter)

– Mix Bundle: up to 50Mbps fibre optic broadband, 150+Channels & Phone only £18 a month for 12 months (£31 a month thereafter)

– Fun Bundle: up to 100Mbps optical fibre, 180+Channels & Phone only £26 a month for 12 months (£41 a month thereafter)

– Full House Bundle: up to 100Mbps optical fibre, 230+Channels, Sky Cinema & Phone £30 a month for 12 months (£52 a month thereafter)

– Full House Movies Bundle: up to 200Mbps optical fibre, 230+Channels, Sky Cinema & Phone £45 a month for 12 months (£77 a month thereafter)

– Full House Sports Bundle: up to 200Mbps optical fibre, 230+Channels, Sky Cinema & Phone £55 a month for 12 months (£87.50 a month thereafter)

– Full House Sports & Movies Bundle: up to 200Mbps optical fibre, 230+Channels, Sky Cinema & Phone £62 a month for 12 months (£94.50 a month thereafter)

– VIP Bundle: up to 200Mbps optical fibre, 230+Channels, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, bigger 1TB TiVo Box, more HD Channels, A V HD box for another room & Phone with Unlimited Calls £68.50 a month for 12 months (£101 thereafter)

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add £19 line rental to all those prices making them unbelievably expensive over the term of the 18 month minimum contract

for example, take the minimum one which is basically freeview and lowest BB speed and talk weekends

£12 a month for 12 months then
£26 a month+ Virgin Phone line £19 a month
18 month contract
£14.99 activation fee applies

= £36.50 per month average!

plus, I thought minimum BB was 70mbps now with vm oO




Edited by: "chocci" 3rd Sep 2016

chocci

plus, I thought minimum BB was 70mbps now with vm oO



Indeed old customers were upgraded to 70 but looks like new customers get 50. Let me guess they'll offer them a "free" upgrade and increase price later.

VIP Bundle: up to 200Mbps optical fibre, 230+Channels, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, bigger 1TB TiVo Box, more HD Channels, A V HD box for another room & Phone with Unlimited Calls £68.50 a month for 12 months (£101 thereafter)

= £98.33 per month average!
Edited by: "chocci" 3rd Sep 2016

where is the cold button (_;)

kiish

Indeed old customers were upgraded to 70 but looks like new customers get … Indeed old customers were upgraded to 70 but looks like new customers get 50. Let me guess they'll offer them a "free" upgrade and increase price later.



I am an old customer on 50mbps. Better ring them up to see if I can get 70 mbps. Does anyone know if they will throw in the new super router 3 for free?

sydney871

I am an old customer on 50mbps. Better ring them up to see if I can get … I am an old customer on 50mbps. Better ring them up to see if I can get 70 mbps. Does anyone know if they will throw in the new super router 3 for free?



​Its free but they will charge you £10 admin/activation/connection/p&p fee

Yeesh.

Still, I'm on basic TV and 200mbs and it's just under £50. Joke.

Think we're out of contract so gonna cancel and sign up under my name for a discount

Original Poster

I'm paying 51 for 200mb and talk ulm.

benjammin316

Yeesh. Still, I'm on basic TV and 200mbs and it's just under £50. Joke. … Yeesh. Still, I'm on basic TV and 200mbs and it's just under £50. Joke. Think we're out of contract so gonna cancel and sign up under my name for a discount



​Go for it!

crikey! my monthly mortgage payments are less

Original Poster

redmouse2

crikey! my monthly mortgage payments are less


Hope you got a SANTADER 123 account lol

iibdii

where is the cold button (_;)


In this instance it shouldn't be a cold button but a "foad" button << it's one of those internet acronym slang things

Don't search it if you are offended easily.

benjammin316

Yeesh. Still, I'm on basic TV and 200mbs and it's just under £50. Joke. … Yeesh. Still, I'm on basic TV and 200mbs and it's just under £50. Joke. Think we're out of contract so gonna cancel and sign up under my name for a discount



You don't need to do that

Just tell them that if they don't give you the deal then you will do it - they are quite happy to action rather than have yet another account opened just for the benefit of the deal - tis what I did

philphil61

You don't need to do thatJust tell them that if they don't give you the … You don't need to do thatJust tell them that if they don't give you the deal then you will do it - they are quite happy to action rather than have yet another account opened just for the benefit of the deal - tis what I did




Yeah true.

But opening a new account means I can go through the cashback sites

Yeah just wait for the we've put your bill up by 1.50 a month letters LOL

sydney871

I am an old customer on 50mbps. Better ring them up to see if I can get … I am an old customer on 50mbps. Better ring them up to see if I can get 70 mbps. Does anyone know if they will throw in the new super router 3 for free?



Good luck with that with the speed upgrade, the router is easy to get hold of but if you've got super hub 2 and no need for voip I wouldn't bother.

The free speed upgrade was a massive gimmick, if you actively renew your deal with Virgin Media (which most people do because you need to with VM) you was instantly disqualified from the speed upgrade.

I never got it, complained and I was told the speed wasn't even available to offer because the packages start at 50, and that was around March this year.

My brother whilst he got it, is now out of contract wants a better deal is finding the deal offered reverts back to the lower original speed.

We're in 12 mo contract and got the upgrade for "free" like we've gone from 10Mb > 30Mb > 50Mb and now 70...

It just pops up in MyVirginMedia, perhaps depends on area and the free bandwidth available for them...

With the price increase coming in November, you can certainly ask to get 70mb upgrade maybe they'll do it knowing you can leave penalty free anyways.

Banned

kiish

you can certainly ask to get 70mb upgrade maybe they'll do it knowing … you can certainly ask to get 70mb upgrade maybe they'll do it knowing you can leave penalty free anyways.



They'll do a lot more than offer you a free 20mb speed increase.

MrScotchBonnet

They'll do a lot more than offer you a free 20mb speed increase.



Indeed they'll offer 6 months credit of £3 for the increase as well which is crap too, you can probably talk your way into free activation of the SH3 too but SH3 sucks and the SuperHub2 is better.

We sent our cancellation in so we'll see if we get a call back to get a much better deal.
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