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Old 07-05-2010, 22:05   #1
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Free Calls in your free call package... hmm?

Received an email from Virgin Media entitled "Thank you" with a picture of a Virgin Media badged envelope saying "Click here to open", linking to http://newsletter.virginmedia.com/re?l=9xcjcbI2ruov2sI4

The resulting flash animation played back and revealed the following message

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which I found very confusing "From now on you'll get free calls as part of the free calls in your home phone call plan"

First of all I thought "Well... duh?" I had to click on the link at the bottom which linked to http://www.virginmediapeople.com/freecalls/ which reveals that the animation should have said something along the lines of "Free calls to Virgin Mobile phone numbers" - They seem to have forgotten to put it in!



More proof reading required I think!
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Old 07-05-2010, 22:54   #2
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doh lol
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:50   #3
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Re: Free Calls in your free call package... hmm?

yeah i got one of those too, doesn't seem to be a very good offer to me as the virgin network in my area is rubbish and nobody i know has got one ??
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Re: Free Calls in your free call package... hmm?

Even funnier for me, I'm on the 4p plan so I don't have any free calls in the first place. Why send me the e-mail, 'Thank You' for nothing VM.
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Old 08-05-2010, 21:21   #5
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Re: Free Calls in your free call package... hmm?

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yeah i got one of those too, doesn't seem to be a very good offer to me as the virgin network in my area is rubbish and nobody i know has got one ??


And the best thing of all is no 1 in my family as a virgin mobile cos of the crap network here they are all on o2 n vodafone and i dont think it's free cos am still payin over the odd's for the unlimited call plan that £7.95 n bt is £4.95 or so lol so i think we are payin like almost £3 for it lol
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Even funnier for me, I'm on the 4p plan so I don't have any free calls in the first place. Why send me the e-mail, 'Thank You' for nothing VM.
Yes you do, between midnight on friday and midnight Sunday (the weekend)

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And the best thing of all is no 1 in my family as a virgin mobile cos of the crap network here they are all on o2 n vodafone and i dont think it's free cos am still payin over the odd's for the unlimited call plan that £7.95 n bt is £4.95 or so lol so i think we are payin like almost £3 for it lol
T-Mobile are the ones responsible for the network and by the way, as T-Mobile 3G is merging its 3G network with 3, they will remain the largest 3G network by Autumn 2010 reaching 98% of the UK population. Virgin Mobile also uses this same network coverage so its all good news.

But when it comes to 2G, the T-Mobile and Orange merger may not go ahead as planned well not for a long time,so you won't see any improvement there.

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And the best thing of all is no 1 in my family as a virgin mobile cos of the crap network here they are all on o2 n vodafone and i dont think it's free cos am still payin over the odd's for the unlimited call plan that £7.95 n bt is £4.95 or so lol so i think we are payin like almost £3 for it lol
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i dont have any 3g coverage here nexts to me

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and the 2g coverage is up n down
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i dont have any 3g coverage here nexts to me

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and the 2g coverage is up n down
Where abouts are you?

I know from Birmingham to the south including Kent,Sussex,Essex,Hertfordshire,Bedfordshire,Bucki nghamshire,Berkshire,Hampshire,Gloucestershire,Nor folk,Suffolk,Greater London and Middlesex,Surrey have been upgraded (T-Mobile and 3 3G networks merged) in those areas.

From what i've seen, I've noticed a big improvement on my 3 mobile.

By September the rest of the country would have been done.

Now the T-Mobile and Orange merger may well be held back because of the T-Mobile and 3 sharing deal, its causes a big competition issue and 3,BT,O2 and Vodafone are complaining about it,

If the Orange and T-Mobile businesses merge successfully, they will merge there 2G infrastructure and possibly with co-operation from Hutchison 3G merge the 3/T-Mobile 3G infrastructure to offer 99% 3G and 2G coverage for T-Mobile,Virgin,3 and Orange customers.

But I doubt any of this will happen now.
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Where abouts are you?

I know from Birmingham to the south including Kent,Sussex,Essex,Hertfordshire,Bedfordshire,Bucki nghamshire,Berkshire,Hampshire,Gloucestershire,Nor folk,Suffolk,Greater London and Middlesex,Surrey have been upgraded (T-Mobile and 3 3G networks merged) in those areas.

From what i've seen, I've noticed a big improvement on my 3 mobile.

By September the rest of the country would have been done.

Now the T-Mobile and Orange merger may well be held back because of the T-Mobile and 3 sharing deal, its causes a big competition issue and 3,BT,O2 and Vodafone are complaining about it,

If the Orange and T-Mobile businesses merge successfully, they will merge there 2G infrastructure and possibly with co-operation from Hutchison 3G merge the 3/T-Mobile 3G infrastructure to offer 99% 3G and 2G coverage for T-Mobile,Virgin,3 and Orange customers.

But I doubt any of this will happen now.



i am in the glasgow area i used that checker thing on here n it says no coverage lol on 3g but very good coverages on 2g but i been lost the coverages on me 2g coverages n as to sit nexts to a window lol
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Re: Free Calls in your free call package... hmm?

I got this Thank You message too. It'd be handy for us, as we're on talk unlimited, and also both have virgin mobiles. The thing is, we've had calls to mobiles and premium rate numbers blocked for a number of years after my son ran a bill up phoning mobiles.

I've tried ringing my virgin mobile from the landline and it's blocking it. Does anyone know if it's possible to allow calls to virgin mobiles, but still keep the blocking to other networks and premium rate numbers, so we can take advantage of this offer.

I don't really want to take the call blocking off all mobile networks.

Thanks.
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I got this Thank You message too. It'd be handy for us, as we're on talk unlimited, and also both have virgin mobiles. The thing is, we've had calls to mobiles and premium rate numbers blocked for a number of years after my son ran a bill up phoning mobiles.

I've tried ringing my virgin mobile from the landline and it's blocking it. Does anyone know if it's possible to allow calls to virgin mobiles, but still keep the blocking to other networks and premium rate numbers, so we can take advantage of this offer.

I don't really want to take the call blocking off all mobile networks.

Thanks.
Cant you just tell your son not to call pemium numbers?
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