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Standard User Martinmcbean
(newbie) Fri 27-Jan-17 15:16:27
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Anyone looking to change to Virgin media! *DELETED*


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Edited by Martinmcbean (Fri 27-Jan-17 16:48:39)

Standard User arronlowley
(newbie) Fri 27-Jan-17 15:54:41
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media!


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i hope youre taking the mick.. virgin media and reliable dont go in the same sentence.

i pay £50 a month for 300/20 and get less than half of that after 5pm.

cancelled my contract.
Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Fri 27-Jan-17 16:10:51
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media!


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I left Virgin to come to BT to get AWAY from "unreliable speeds and constant problems " LOL


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Standard User pingles
(newbie) Fri 27-Jan-17 16:23:26
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media!


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Ha! Quite the opposite.

I've put up with over 12 months of poor Virgin Media performance- I'm in an oversold area, have been given fault codes and am now claiming credits on my bills. I was a Vivid 200 Gamer subscriber in AL5, at peak times I get 12Mbps if I'm lucky- leading to plenty of buffering. And don't even start me on the latency- you can see a typical day below:

My Broadband Ping

I could not have been happier to move to Andrews and Arnold- I get a 50Mbps VDSL2 connection that is infinitely faster and more reliable when I need it than my old Vivid 200 connection.

Ignore Virginmedia's headline figure marketing- you may get lucky, or, like me you'll find yourself in an oversubscribed area with no fix for months/years.
Standard User Martinmcbean
(newbie) Fri 27-Jan-17 16:43:21
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media!


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Sorry to hear this, unfortunately all broadband networks do suffer from high utilisation in certain high usage areas but it is normally rare and will be rectified.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 27-Jan-17 16:59:44
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media! *DELETED*


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I refer poster to the site rules namely
http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/faq_english.php#rules

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Standard User 23Prince
(experienced) Fri 27-Jan-17 18:55:05
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media!


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In reply to a post by Martinmcbean:
Sorry to hear this, unfortunately all broadband networks do suffer from high utilisation in certain high usage areas but it is normally rare and will be rectified.


Unless you are on Virgin Media, where it's so common it happens between 3PM -3am every day, seven days a week. FTTC 77/19 24/7 Virgin Media 3/12 12/7

Ha!

Edited by 23Prince (Fri 27-Jan-17 18:55:42)

Standard User arronlowley
(learned) Sat 28-Jan-17 23:20:33
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Re: Anyone looking to change to Virgin media! *DELETED*


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"normally rare" 90% of posts on the vm forum are about pathetic speeds during the evening, i had 70/20 on bt and it was a whole lot more reliable than virgi, cant forget that 10ms ping time either wink
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