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Old 03-08-2017, 19:59   #31
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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Can anyone confirm that this rise is a get out of your contract free situation? I don't want out just checking if i can legitimately use the 'thinking of leaving' to barter.
Any price rise is a "get out of contract free" situation.
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Old 03-08-2017, 20:25   #32
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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Can anyone confirm that this rise is a get out of your contract free situation? I don't want out just checking if i can legitimately use the 'thinking of leaving' to barter.
Yes whatever you have if it's affected by a rise you can leave for free within 30 days of receiving confirmation from VM (letter or email)
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Old 03-08-2017, 20:34   #33
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

This might be the case. BUT, some customers will stay with VM and say its value for money.

I cannot see VM justify the price increase, with NO additional channels worth watching
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Old 03-08-2017, 21:27   #34
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

I think it's going to be Vivid 50 on it's own for me then down the line, I've got all 3 services at the mo on a contract that started back in November last year so this will be a good time to junk the TV and phone (which I don't use, no handset even ...)

One the one hand I'll be paying slightly more a month, but I'll be saving the yearly phone line saver payment ... swings and roundabouts eh?
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Old 03-08-2017, 22:29   #35
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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Any price rise is a "get out of contract free" situation.

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Yes whatever you have if it's affected by a rise you can leave for free within 30 days of receiving confirmation from VM (letter or email)
Cheers for that.

I can honestly say i never care about the price rises other than them enabling me to get a decent deal each year. I'm surprised at how annoyed some users seem to get about them on this forum considering most if not all of them do the same. Outrage on others behalf i suppose.

already on a sweet deal that ends in September, time to get another
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Old 03-08-2017, 22:30   #36
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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I think it's going to be Vivid 50 on it's own for me then down the line, I've got all 3 services at the mo on a contract that started back in November last year so this will be a good time to junk the TV and phone (which I don't use, no handset even ...)

One the one hand I'll be paying slightly more a month, but I'll be saving the yearly phone line saver payment ... swings and roundabouts eh?
That's exactly what I did this time last year. I had the Big Kahuna package but switched the TV to Sky (got a great offer on Money Saving Expert) and transferred the landline to a voip provider.

Cons:
Initially missed some of the Tivo software features
Lost BT Sport (though I rarely caught a live game anyway)
Lost inclusive mobile minutes (though use our own mobiles instead)

Pros:
Sky Q box performs much quicker than the Tivo box I had
Gained Sky Cinema (I make a lot more use of that than I did BT Sport)
Saved around £20 per month.

So much for getting better value by bundling your services with one provider. Which reminds me, it's time to start the annual haggling games with retentions!

I would have switched broadband away too, except I can't get a BT line without digging up my driveway.

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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

Has anyone had a letter or email yet about the rise?

Any decent offers for those phoning up to cancel?
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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Virgin Media to raise their prices again..


https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0..._prices_again/
Rights, wrongs and package prices aside... this probably explains the two "you're getting great value" glossy booklets we've been sent recently.

I should have seen that coming!
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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Has anyone had a letter or email yet about the rise?

Any decent offers for those phoning up to cancel?
Nothing as of this moment..
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

It's a bit early for formal notification - it's the first week of August and the price rise isn't until 1st November, that's almost three months away.
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

My contract finishes near the end of the year for so Virgin and l are likely to be in for some tough talking..
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It's a bit early for formal notification - it's the first week of August and the price rise isn't until 1st November, that's almost three months away.
Some will see the rise on October's bill
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

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My contract finishes near the end of the year for so Virgin and l are likely to be in for some tough talking..
Despite always being polite I find the success of the negotiation seems to depend on what side of the bed the person you are speaking to got out of that day.
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Re: Virgin Media prices are going up again...

I have seen a copy of a letter informing a customer of a £3.99 increase and the letter provides a link regarding a V6 box .......
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We'd love you to enjoy our smallest, smartest, fastest box yet, on us - you just have to pay the £20 activation fee and have a HD TV. Record 6 shows at once, then stream them around your home. Visit https://keepup.virginmedia.com/box-swap-v6 before 31st October to claim this offer online.
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Despite always being polite I find the success of the negotiation seems to depend on what side of the bed the person you are speaking to got out of that day.
l will always be polite to them but if l need to negotiate with a lot of tough talking l will as its them who need to keep my custom at the end of the day.
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