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Standard User Darkness123
(experienced) Wed 18-Apr-12 23:34:21
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Virgin Media - Speed and Price Changes


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http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broad...

30MB = £22.50
60MB = £27.50
100MB = £34.75

When did this happen?
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 19-Apr-12 08:23:37
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The price rise is from April. You should have been notified in advance. I knew about it but not sure if I got any notification or if I just saw it mentioned in forums - I've checked my VM email account and don't see anything there, nor do I remember any postal notification. As it's only £1.50 and I'll be ditching VM as soon as Infinity launches here (June I hope) I wasn't fussed.

The upcoming speed increase has been in TV ads and on internet adverts for some time and I had several emails about it. Very few areas have seen the network upgrades yet but unless your area is oversubscribed you can request a speed increase but it will extend the contract and will only effect downstream not upstream.
Standard User hollows2
(member) Thu 19-Apr-12 09:51:46
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Same for me regarding infinity. I signed up at £28.50 for 30mb they have since put up the price to £30 even though its advertised at £27.50. It seems that like all businesses they don't reward loyalty but would rather push for new customers. In the typical British manner I don't complain directly but will take my business elsewhere as soon as the opportunity arises.


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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Apr-12 10:10:59
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Re: Virgin Media - Speed and Price Changes


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In reply to a post by Darkness123:
http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broad...

30MB = £22.50
60MB = £27.50
100MB = £34.75

When did this happen?


cheaper for existing customers to stay on 100 than it is to go to 60.. for some strange reason according to retentions 60mb is £38.75 yet 100 is £34.75 as above.

Most people wont know about this until their bills come in - as i am sure not everyone knows of the community forums (and its a good thing really more than enough reasons there to leave)

The price cut is insane - we know VM like to give money away but that was a bit extreme IMHO
Standard User Darkness123
(experienced) Thu 19-Apr-12 10:17:27
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I am not talking about the price increase.
I am paying £35 (will be £37.25) for 50MB. Which is the reason why I got annoyed since the 100MB is £34.75

I was wondering when these prices came into effect?

Edited by Darkness123 (Thu 19-Apr-12 10:20:35)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 19-Apr-12 10:47:33
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they came into effect 1st of April! so should be on your first bill after that.

As far as I was concerned 100mbps dropped to 34.75 in line with 50mbps and 50mbps will be 100/5 then 100/10 when speed increases are done.. and then both will go to 120
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 19-Apr-12 13:03:30
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If you've been with VM for any length of time surely you already knew that they set their prices as if they were running a car boot stall. There are no automatic reductions when the new customer price falls you have to call in to get them to match it which they will do but usually that will trigger a new minimum contract term unless you can get it agreed without that. That's what comes of dealing with a bunch of shysters.
Standard User Darkness123
(experienced) Thu 19-Apr-12 19:47:52
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I knew the price increase was coming into effect and I knew that my speed would be increased to 100MB (at the end of year at the very least)
I just didn't know the 100MB was been dropped to £34.75
Standard User boxrick
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 19-Apr-12 23:42:54
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I am paying £45 per month for barely a 20mbit connection (meant to be 100mbit..)... Was previously on a rock solid 50mbit connection.

Anything I can do? Using the Superhub in modem mode into a Billion 7800N frown

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 20-Apr-12 00:49:49
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In reply to a post by boxrick:
I am paying £45 per month for barely a 20mbit connection (meant to be 100mbit..)... Was previously on a rock solid 50mbit connection.

Anything I can do? Using the Superhub in modem mode into a Billion 7800N frown


Yes.. call up and make sure that it's now £34.75 if you've had a bill since now and 2nd of April If not then on your next bill it should be!
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