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Old 26-02-2012, 05:55   #766
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i think those stats will be different come next report matey !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well l suspect their figures will still be pretty good come April.
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Re: TV price rises

With the need for speed on broadband and very little competition vm will be fine. Phone and broadband makes the most Money or vm. The ignition cost of a pvr and carriage fees make the tv less profitable
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Old 26-02-2012, 09:09   #768
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i think this price increase is going to bite vm where it hurts, i know three family members with vm that have cancelled already them saying enough is enough !
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Old 26-02-2012, 11:04   #769
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Well l suspect their figures will still be pretty good come April.
personally i hope they aint,Last time they lost customers was over lack of new hd channels.Vm finally then pulled they finger out and they got a very impressive collection of new hd channels,Whilst figures stay pretty good vm will continue to bury there head in the sand.Only problem this time think they will struggle to get them back,Twice bitten and all that

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i think this price increase is going to bite vm where it hurts, i know three family members with vm that have cancelled already them saying enough is enough !
agree matey !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 26-02-2012, 11:25   #770
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personally i hope they aint,Last time they lost customers was over lack of new hd channels.Vm finally then pulled they finger out and they got a very impressive collection of new hd channels,Whilst figures stay pretty good vm will continue to bury there head in the sand.Only problem this time think they will struggle to get them back,Twice bitten and all that

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agree matey !!!!!!!!!!!
I personally would not have had any apprehension about going back to VM until I saw the price rises.

The pricing now is tbh just stupid. Paying £5 a month to record? Yeah right! It will be a cold day in hell before I pay £5 a month to be able to use PVR functionality
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Old 26-02-2012, 11:42   #771
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Have VIP30 at £99.45 just received letter saying going up £4.50 so £103.45 can anyone with vip30 confirm this.
Cannot understand why they dont give list of various VIP package prices on their website
i thort they got rid of that package?
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Old 26-02-2012, 12:18   #772
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I personally would not have had any apprehension about going back to VM until I saw the price rises.

The pricing now is tbh just stupid. Paying £5 a month to record? Yeah right! It will be a cold day in hell before I pay £5 a month to be able to use PVR functionality
skys started off at £10 to record and was dropped and customers flooded in,But vm up the price totally crazy.Tivo is great but £3 is overpriced £5 is daylight robbery !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 26-02-2012, 12:19   #773
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Re: TV price rises

I agree with this posting

I think VM's obsession with superfast broadband may also be their undoing. I think it would be safe to say that for the vast majority of people a reliable 10Mb or 30Mb service would suffice for most needs.

i agree most customers 70 -80% take the 10mg bb
Im not interested in 100 -200 300mg BB 10mg is plenty for me

Virgin is investing all their money in broadband not tv most people would like to see more Channels better content more HD Channels

also the tivo £3 charge should have been scraped

Tivo,Hoping to get all customers on this great format.
What do they do up the price?£3 should have been dropped not increased,Total suicide !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 26-02-2012, 12:21   #774
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skys started oof at £10 to record and was dropped and customers flooded in,But vm up the price totally crazy.Tivo is great but £3 is overpriced £5 is daylight robbery !!!!!!!!!!!!!
To be absolutely fair to VM when i had my TiVo Installed there was not any money up front either for the box or installation so i suppose they have to get it back somewhere just my opinion though.
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Old 26-02-2012, 12:24   #775
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skys started off at £10 to record and was dropped and customers flooded in,But vm up the price totally crazy.Tivo is great but £3 is overpriced £5 is daylight robbery !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just a little question howard you are saying its overpriced but yet you seem to have one so it cannot be that overpriced or else you wouldn't have one.
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Old 26-02-2012, 14:50   #776
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With the need for speed on broadband and very little competition
Up until recently! BT infinity does away with VM's major (only for some) advantage. When Sky start selling fibre, VM should worry IMHO.
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Up until recently! BT infinity does away with VM's major (only for some) advantage. When Sky start selling fibre, VM should worry IMHO.
Completely agree, I've said in previous posts that once Sky get fibre VM need to watch out. Once a comparable BB service is available, VM need to ensure they have a good bundle to offer people to entice them to stay / join.

TiVo should be a major draw to VM but their seemingly endless "coming soon" of new channels, red buttons, apps, etc, is now becoming a bit of a joke. A simple thing like BBC red button is available on virtually all new DVB TVs so can't be that difficult to implement on the VM network.

The triple tuners of TiVo are great for me but VM need to announce some extra content soon for the extra £2 they are going to be charging me from April!
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Up until recently! BT infinity does away with VM's major (only for some) advantage. When Sky start selling fibre, VM should worry IMHO.
I have been reliably informed that from April fibre will be available to Sky customers depending on whether infinity is available in their area.
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Up until recently! BT infinity does away with VM's major (only for some) advantage. When Sky start selling fibre, VM should worry IMHO.
How much extra on the monthly sub would sky have to charge to supply the infinity BB product? would it be competitive with VM.
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How much extra on the monthly sub would sky have to charge to supply the infinity BB product? would it be competitive with VM.
Sky Fibre is £20.00 for 40mb , as opposed to VM 30mb becoming 60mb at £18.50 , which will be the cheapest option will depend I suppose on your total bundle.
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