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Old 30-01-2012, 11:09   #1
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Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

Does anyone know where the Virgin Media Mates rates for 2012 are published. A friend who works for Virgin has offered it to us but does not know the fulll details of what is included in the package including the length of the contract . He said he is able to introduce a certain number of people each year and we will be able to continue with this "perk" as long as he is employed by Virgin Media. As only people who are able to qualify are eligible for Mates rates and the general public will not be able to get it. So why not have a web sites for Mates/prospective Mates customer detailing costs various packages length of contract and with or without a TIVO box.The latter is a major attraction for us. We also have a friend who works for Sky and has offered us a Friends and Family package with the, It would be good to be able to make a comparrision before reaching a decision.
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Old 30-01-2012, 11:30   #2
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Re: Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

There are full details of the offer on the Virgin internal website, in the same place where the form is located for staff to refer their friends.

So your friend can provide all appropriate details of costs, contract length etc, which would also then be confirmed by the Sales agent you speak to when arranging installation
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Old 30-01-2012, 15:01   #3
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Re: Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

Why all the secrecy. Only a very limited number of people will be eligible so why not publish the tariff even if the friend or relative who works for Virgin Media has to give you a code to enter the site to obtain the information. The majority of the public will not be eligible for the Mates rate so it would be of no use to them. I certainly would not want to get my Uncle into trouble with Virgin asking him to do anything he should not do. At least list the different packages available under this scheme with all that is included together with the length of the contract, without quoting the price. I hear the tariff price is negotiable anyway depending on who you talk to at Virgin. I know someone who had the TIVO Box thrown in for free to the package without having to pay the additional £3 a month for this service, so maybe there is no hard and fast tariff.
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Re: Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

What do you mean 'get your Uncle into trouble'? There is nothing preventing him from telling you what the offer is.

As for the bundles options, you have to take at least the XL Plus which is detailed on the Virgin Media website here http://shop.virginmedia.com/bundles/...s/xl-plus.html - which VM employee referring you on the scheme should be able to point you to.
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Re: Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

Why would Virgin want to raise awareness that a portion of its subscriber base is paying substantially less than the standard price?
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Old 30-01-2012, 15:45   #6
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Re: Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

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Why all the secrecy. Only a very limited number of people will be eligible so why not publish the tariff even if the friend or relative who works for Virgin Media has to give you a code to enter the site to obtain the information. The majority of the public will not be eligible for the Mates rate so it would be of no use to them. I certainly would not want to get my Uncle into trouble with Virgin asking him to do anything he should not do. At least list the different packages available under this scheme with all that is included together with the length of the contract, without quoting the price. I hear the tariff price is negotiable anyway depending on who you talk to at Virgin. I know someone who had the TIVO Box thrown in for free to the package without having to pay the additional £3 a month for this service, so maybe there is no hard and fast tariff.
It's not a secret at all. The only way to apply for it is the staff member submitting your contact details and you get a call from the mates rates sales team. No one would get in trouble.

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Does anyone know where the Virgin Media Mates rates for 2012 are published. A friend who works for Virgin has offered it to us but does not know the fulll details of what is included in the package including the length of the contract . He said he is able to introduce a certain number of people each year and we will be able to continue with this "perk" as long as he is employed by Virgin Media. As only people who are able to qualify are eligible for Mates rates and the general public will not be able to get it. So why not have a web sites for Mates/prospective Mates customer detailing costs various packages length of contract and with or without a TIVO box.The latter is a major attraction for us. We also have a friend who works for Sky and has offered us a Friends and Family package with the, It would be good to be able to make a comparrision before reaching a decision.
They should easily be able to let you know the package and how much it costs. It's on the intranet in the same place as the application form. There is also no limit to how many people you can have on the cable mates rates.
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Old 30-01-2012, 16:00   #7
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Does anyone know where the Virgin Media Mates rates for 2012 are published. A friend who works for Virgin has offered it to us but does not know the fulll details of what is included in the package including the length of the contract . He said he is able to introduce a certain number of people each year and we will be able to continue with this "perk" as long as he is employed by Virgin Media. As only people who are able to qualify are eligible for Mates rates and the general public will not be able to get it. So why not have a web sites for Mates/prospective Mates customer detailing costs various packages length of contract and with or without a TIVO box.The latter is a major attraction for us. We also have a friend who works for Sky and has offered us a Friends and Family package with the, It would be good to be able to make a comparrision before reaching a decision.
I spoke to 2 people the other day both claiming they were getting a "Mates Rates" package that should be £75 was was going for £41 for tv, tel and bb with sky sports and movies.
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Re: Virgin Media Mates Rates for 2012

Well I can say for definate they won't as Mates Rates. Sky Sports and Movies alone cost £29.50 so Virgin wouldn't offer the rest for £11
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Well I can say for definate they won't as Mates Rates. Sky Sports and Movies alone cost £29.50 so Virgin wouldn't offer the rest for £11
What a relief. I thought Virgin were crazy.

Yes, it does seem a bit silly offering that price to poach them from Sky and giving about £25 of it back to Sky.
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What a relief. I thought Virgin were crazy.

Yes, it does seem a bit silly offering that price to poach them from Sky and giving about £25 of it back to Sky.
Can confirm this.
More like £60 ish.
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I get Mate's rate and getting the VIP 50 for £15.00 pm






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Old 01-02-2012, 17:28   #12
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Does anyone know the fee for upgrading to Tivo on mates rates.

Looking to go to VIP50 with 1TB tivo from standard Mrates package.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:49   #13
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There is also no limit to how many people you can have on the cable mates rates.
If there is no limit, can someone recommend me
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Its not called Mates & Internet Randoms Rates, if I remember correctly.
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If there is no limit, can someone recommend me
If you already have TV, BB and phone you aren't eligible anyway. It's only for people taking new cable services.
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