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Standard User Gob00st
(newbie) Thu 08-Dec-11 19:07:48
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Is VM service really horrible ?


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I have almost decide to use the VM cable broadband service but then there was a lastest loyalty repot saying VM has been doing a poor job.

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/virgin_cable/f/4067...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/25/ofcom_custom...

Also someone in this forum STRONGLY advised me to avoid virgin media anonymous.

Could someone using virgin meida please advise ?

Many thanks
Standard User greyposter
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Dec-11 19:11:34
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Works fine for me.Tv,phone and BB all well.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 08-Dec-11 19:13:58
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I migrated from Virgin cable to Sky to get away from their secret 5GB usage allowance.

They also have a cavalier attitude to charging - charging you for everything, including breathing.



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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 19:28:44
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Hi, I have been with Virgin perhaps for too long
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 19:48:37
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I started to reply but my 1 meg Virgin Media account (supposed to be 10) slowed even my text down whilst trying to make a connection. Their technicians recently wrote off my laptop computer by removing the network files. Sony have a secret partition that no one can get into as it is over 5 years old.

Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett was not at all interested and a Rajid Tandon in the execs office just passed me on incorrectly, I maight add, to an agency to complain about Virgin Media!!

My broadband has been hell on and off for over 2 years and they keep saying it will get better. As I was hospitalised and had a lot of work to do I hit their 5GB limit and they screwed up all my work as I was not able to continue. In 10 months this happened twice, they penalise you for life even if you are laying in bed aftewr having a heart attack.

Avoid Virgin like the plague. Wait until you have to use their customer service and you can be on for a day being passed from pillar to post. I do not make false statements as they have been contacted under the Data Protection Act to supply copies of all calls just to prove that.

I am registered on this site but due to VM's actions I have to wait seemingly hours for the next window to show. You have been advised.

Bazzer289

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Standard User greyposter
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Dec-11 20:42:58
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I've got 60% lung capacity (COPD),so VM can only have the other 40%.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Dec-11 21:26:51
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Virgin Media advertises on 10MB a Movie of 1GB takes 14.8 mins. In my case try a day or more, current 28kbs download speed!! They also state their service is unlimited, totally false as they have admitted to me that they are restricting my service. A case for the Advertising Standards Agency perhaps.

Bazzer289
Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(member) Thu 08-Dec-11 22:06:43
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My letter of disappointment to VM stated such occasions, that a happy customer is your best advertisement and as I was not happy I would not recommend them to anyone. Their inability to set up direct debit for the whole 12 months, which would result in all services being disconnected for 5 days every month for 12 months, with the subsequent £5.00 every month for a apology, the absolute shocking down load speed of their up to 20mbps would come in around 2mbps, once I hit the dizzy height of 14mbps one Monday at 4am. All I can advise is I appreciate my solid reliable copper line.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 09-Dec-11 19:23:40
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If as people say there are these 5GB secret usage allowances then evidence.

The 10Mbps service does have trigger levels at which point they do slow you down a lot, and this is documented on their website. Also remember 70% of VM customers buy the cheapest product which does not help with regards to congestion.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 09-Dec-11 19:27:01
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Why are you letting what are essentially wiring technicians use your computer?

As for a secret Sony partition, many devices have a recovery partition, that is designed to be used only for recovery of the machine. Even then a boot from DVD drive re-install from OS disk will revive a machine and failing that a new HDD is cheap and easy to fit or fitted by PC World.

While I fully understand some people have had a bad experience, when the stories become multi-layered one does wonder, how close to actual truth it is.

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