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Standard User cscsonline
(learned) Mon 02-May-16 10:48:28
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Virgin Media Cable


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No complaints about speed with VM for me in Exeter.
25ms Ping; 171.56 Mbps down; 12.32 Mbps up.

Maybe I'm naive, but why must I have a landline with VM when everything is delivered by cable. I can understand why when you have ADSL but not cable.

Just a way to gouge more money?

cscsonline on an MacBook Pro using
Virgin Media 152Mbps
using Virgin Super Hub and NOT an Apple Extreme unfortunately
formerly on BT Infinity 2, O2 Premium, Be Unlimited, Zen 8000 Active
BTBroadband
Standard User kebabselector
(member) Mon 02-May-16 15:53:21
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Re: Virgin Media Cable


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In reply to a post by cscsonline:
Just a way to gouge more money?


Yes. also a way to make the upselling of packages appear to be better value.

Current on Zen, getting around 5mb down - .8mb up
Exchange is Fibre enabled, Cab not economically viable to upgrade - though 'Now Exploring Solutions aka we want someone else to pay for it.'
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 02-May-16 16:28:58
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Re: Virgin Media Cable


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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/isp/virgin/package/106... You can have cable broadband without a phone line if you don't want it.

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-May-16 09:20:48
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Re: Virgin Media Cable


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Just a way to gouge more money?


Spot on. At some point the telephony will use the same coaxial cable the broadband does. Unsure if that'll make a difference to the pricing.

Standard User glasspath
(newbie) Tue 03-May-16 16:08:57
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This is already possible. My son (a student) has broadband only form Virgin and uses a Gigaset IP phone and Sipgate for telephony. (Just needed port forwarding in the Virgin router enabled for phone to work.) However, I guess Virgin will retain the separate copper pair telephony for quite a while as it is the only way to allow a standard line powered telephone to work without the need for a local mains supply.
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