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Standard User foxuk
(newbie) Sat 14-Jan-12 12:01:11
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Anyone else get these?

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These were emailed by Virgin yesterday. It wouldn't be so bad if I was even on 100Mb..... Most of the time we don't get 30 on 50 but we expected it. Whenever Virgin creates a 'larger' product the performance of the smaller one goes all to hell in a basket.


Good news - we're giving you even faster broadband, for less.

You're already getting the UK's fastest widely available broadband, and starting this summer we'll be starting the roll-out to boost your speeds from up to 100Mb to up to 120Mb. We'll also be lowering the price of your broadband package in April to match the price of our 50Mb Broadband XXL packages.

These are nice extras we do to make you smile. We call them Virgin Media tickles, and we only give them to people we know and like - our customers.

Our ongoing commitment to offering the UK's fastest broadband.

Virgin Media offers the fastest broadband speeds in the UK*, as proven by Ofcom for three years in a row. And we're committed to keeping it this way. Which is why we're upgrading our award winning fibre optic network over the next 18 months.

As part of this upgrade, you may have seen we'll be doubling many of our customers' broadband speeds. But, because you already get our fastest broadband, we're upgrading you to up to 120Mb and giving you a discount instead.

So whether you love streaming HD movies, ruling the gaming world or downloading tunes in super quick time - you'll soon be able to do it even faster and for less.

You don't have to lift a finger.

The 120Mb upgrade kick off in the summer and will have a slightly different roll-out schedule to our other work. We'll let you know nearer the time when to expect your broadband speed boost. In the meantime, see what you can do with faster speeds at

We'll be in touch in a few weeks with more details about your price reduction, so there's no need to call us, or do a thing – except keep enjoying what is already the UK's fastest broadband.


Followed shortly by -


Hello there,

Oops! That last email, 100Mb Broadband Announcement, was sent in error.

Please ignore this, and rest assured current Virgin Media Cable Broadband customers will be receiving some good news about their broadband in the next 2 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


AND this is the company that denied sending me an email telling me that all calls to virgin mobiles from my Virgin landline were free and then charged me hundreds when my wife was in hospital!

Whenever there is a 'mistake' it always ends up in their favour.

Why have we stayed with Virgin since they cabled the area? Because until recently they were better than the opposition. AND one of the family 'needed cable TV'. Now BT have cabled and we're cancelling the TV anyway. We already use Vonage for phone calls so there's no 'package deal' that interests us.
Standard User hk11
(experienced) Thu 26-Jan-12 23:24:58
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Re: Anyone else get these?

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In reply to a post by foxuk:
Whenever Virgin creates a 'larger' product the performance of the smaller one goes all to hell in a basket.

That's 'cause they want you to upgrade.

If you won't upgrade they just put the price up and get rid of you that way.

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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