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Standard User hk11
(experienced) Sat 26-Feb-11 18:34:22
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Yet Another Price Increase!


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Just had an email through advising of yet another price increase.

How can they justify this?

Feb 2010 - 38% increase
Apr 2010 - further 0.06% increase
Jan 2011 - further 0.05% increase
Apr 2011 - yet another

Have/will other providers be following suit?

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
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Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-Feb-11 18:43:07
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Re: Yet Another Price Increase!


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Only the 10Mbps broadband is increasing in price in April sfaik and that is by £0.75p. XL got a speed boost to 30Mbps for an optional one-off £30 and XXL was reduced in price by £3 in January. Looks to me like VM are encouraging folks on the slower products to upgrade.

The only other ISP increasing prices that I'm aware of is O2.

I only moved to VM in April so I don't know what the price was before that.



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Standard User Roph
(newbie) Sun 27-Feb-11 07:07:47
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Re: Yet Another Price Increase!


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Possibly a reaction to the increase in VAT?

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Standard User pete_thomson
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Feb-11 11:09:44
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Re: Yet Another Price Increase!


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In reply to a post by hk11:
Just had an email through advising of yet another price increase.

How can they justify this?

Feb 2010 - 38% increase
Apr 2010 - further 0.06% increase
Jan 2011 - further 0.05% increase
Apr 2011 - yet another

Have/will other providers be following suit?



Those figured correct?? 0.05 % & 0.06% increase is 5p and 6p for every £100.
Did you mean 5 and 6%?

Virgin Media 50Mb/s
50.56Mb/s - 1.63Mb/s - 26ms @ 04/12/2009
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Standard User hk11
(experienced) Sun 27-Feb-11 11:34:15
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Re: Yet Another Price Increase!


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At least someone is awake! smile

0.05 = 5%, so should be one or other, but NOT BOTH.

Thanks.

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User hk11
(experienced) Sun 27-Feb-11 11:35:58
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Re: Yet Another Price Increase!


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VAT increase should have been 2.5% and from Jan 2011, as far as I am aware.

Companies seem to use it as an excuse to put prices up far more. frown

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User hk11
(experienced) Sun 27-Feb-11 11:40:05
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In reply to a post by kwikbreaks:
Only the 10Mbps broadband is increasing in price in April sfaik and that is by £0.75p


I read it as 50p for M, but maybe I have the wrong link?

http://www.virginmedia.com/myvirginmedia/price-chang...

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Feb-11 15:27:11
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You have it right as I was just going by memory and didn't recheck. It is still only the low end products going up though so the VM message is still the same - upgrade because we'll keep on jacking up your price anyway. The higher speed products are obviously more profitable.



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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Feb-11 21:11:18
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Re: Yet Another Price Increase!


[re: hk11] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by hk11:
Just had an email through advising of yet another price increase.

How can they justify this?

Feb 2010 - 38% increase
Apr 2010 - further 0.06% increase
Jan 2011 - further 0.05% increase
Apr 2011 - yet another

Have/will other providers be following suit?


you really have an issue with a 0.06% price increase? get real.
Standard User hk11
(experienced) Sun 27-Feb-11 21:31:17
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I take it you're a banker? smile

I certainly don't get anywhere near 5% pay increase, twice a year. frown

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Keef- Dartford Kent UK - VirginMedia 10M
My Broadband Speed Test
Previously - Crosswinds, IC24, FreeOnlineNet, X-Stream, Totalise,
Freeserve, Force9, TescoNet, AOL, Freenetname, NTL, Pipex, E7
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