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    Bad News Virgin broadband price rise

    Got home today from a lovely letter from Mr (I'm a cunt) Branson Apparently my broadband is going up £1.50 per month from 1st October.

    Anyone else in the same boat?

    FFS if it isnt Sky (Already cancelled) its VM.

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Yup me as well. Think a call to retentions is needed
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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Same here, although I hate those foreign call centers. Can never get through to someone who understands your situation

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Mr B does not actually own VM!
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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    They recently upped the tv/movies price. I hope this was included!!

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    i just cancelled my house phone, tivo & 150mg BB, now only have 100MB BB from them, saving 70 quid a month, now only paying 35 quid

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Did they not offer you any deals Wrath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigro View Post
    Did they not offer you any deals Wrath?
    ye but i didnt want any, only need BB now, as plex is our friend + netflix,4od iplayer, the only channels anyone in our house used was nickelodeon & universal. dave & bbc, chan 4 & 5 thats it, the house phone was never plugged in for at least 2 years..paying line rental i didnt need.

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    All I need is to find a really decent footy streaming site and I can do the same.
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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    download live media player off google play store. search the channel you require, then watch on phone or send to chromecast.

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    £1.50 ? So people are cancelling their packages over around 38p/week increase ?

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post
    i just cancelled my house phone, tivo & 150mg BB, now only have 100MB BB from them, saving 70 quid a month, now only paying 35 quid
    Gonna take this route myself in the near future... never watch anything but free view channels and only need broadband.. still a bit of contract time left but they tell you if you cancel the line for instance, your bill will go up!
    I have a second Virgin box in the bedroom I've never used!
    It's getting near "pull the plug time"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonysteve View Post
    download live media player off google play store. search the channel you require, then watch on phone or send to chromecast.
    Can you chromcast this from an iPad?

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Or even better use your feed on a Q5 box for £50

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    £1.50 ? So people are cancelling their packages over around 38p/week increase ?

    Am I missing something ?
    Probably the VAT takes it to £1.80

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    anyone else getting another increase in february £3.84 here and i still cant get btinfinity, adsl here i come

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    They've been slowly bumping mine up every six months over the last 2 years. Called them up the other day asking why I was paying more than new clients and not getting 150mbit when I was told I would get it when available. They tried to charge me for the new router (craphub 2) and yes the whole retentions dance put me back on the same price as new customers and free craphub2. Couldn't be arsed pushing for six months half price or whatever it just gets tiring with being transferred between departments - im sure they rely on this.

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    I just got the letter saying £4.50 per month increase. I was going to remove baby TV sub so it works out about even but still....

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    Default Re: Virgin broadband price rise

    Its just business. They need to increase revenue, so the can maintain and increase profits and some of it will be invested back into the business to bring out better services.

    The best thing is we know if you ring up they will reduce your price other that don't are subsidising the services more.

    Any business will keep doing this until people refuse to pay and go elsewhere, with virgin they provide the fastest consumer broadband so have an advantage over the others like BT etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangman View Post
    Its just business. They need to increase revenue, so the can maintain and increase profits and some of it will be invested back into the business to bring out better services.

    The best thing is we know if you ring up they will reduce your price other that don't are subsidising the services more.

    Any business will keep doing this until people refuse to pay and go elsewhere, with virgin they provide the fastest consumer broadband so have an advantage over the others like BT etc.

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