NEWS: Virgin Media unleashes Gig1 home broadband in Manchester

Badger0-0

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I won't be taking it up at that price.
My 350Mb is perfectly adequate and will be for quite a while yet.
 

JimBobRude

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I’ve taken it’s up, they’ve matched what I’m currently paying for 350mb and phone so it’s a no brainier really. Only down side is I’m now locked in for 18 months, no other provider can offer anything close so it’s not like I’m going to want to swap anytime soon anyway.
 

Badger0-0

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I’ve taken it’s up, they’ve matched what I’m currently paying for 350mb and phone so it’s a no brainier really. Only down side is I’m now locked in for 18 months, no other provider can offer anything close so it’s not like I’m going to want to swap anytime soon anyway.
Ah, I'd definitely take it up if that were the case.
Whenever it hits Birmingham, that is.
 

EndlessWaves

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And how many of these premises had access to the 350Mbps service before?

Faster connections for those who already have huge amounts of bandwidth available is pretty unexciting news.
 
@JimBobRude what is your package if you dont mind me asking and were you already out of contract and went through retentions just asking as i am going to call tomorrow to see what they can do for me im currently paying £75 for the full tele 350Mbps and Talk More Anytime signed up in March this year on 12 Month contract but received £250 cash back
 

Alfaman

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I moved to Portugal last year, and we've had Gigabit fibre for 7 months now, 1 Gb down and 200 Mb up, including around 200 TV channels, 4k box and landline, all for 45 Euros per month
 

JimBobRude

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@JimBobRude what is your package if you dont mind me asking and were you already out of contract and went through retentions just asking as i am going to call tomorrow to see what they can do for me im currently paying £75 for the full tele 350Mbps and Talk More Anytime signed up in March this year on 12 Month contract but received £250 cash back
My ‘deal’ is nowhere near as good as that, I am with sky for TV. The best deals are always for the entire package so I’m paying £57 for the broadband and phone only.
i think if you offered to lock yourself back into contract they would probably upgrade you and just charge the installation fee( which I got wavered) .
I’m actually tempted to cancel sky and give virgin TV another go based on your deal, if I could get anything close to that I would save about £30 a month VS having sky tv and virgin broadband separate.
 

beasty54

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It's just a shame they've decided to stick with gigabit ports! If you want to use your own router like I do you're losing around 150mb in download speed straight away.
 

JimBobRude

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It's just a shame they've decided to stick with gigabit ports! If you want to use your own router like I do you're losing around 150mb in download speed straight away.
I felt the same when I read about the new router. I decided to disconnect my own router and run the hub3 for the last 2 weeks to see if it had improved and I’ve had no issues. The WiFi has been reliable and consistent, great coverage throughout my ( small ish) home, and as for my current go to online shooters, COD blackout, I’ve had no issues with latency.
based on this I’m optimistic I’ll get on just fine with the improved hub4.
 

beasty54

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I felt the same when I read about the new router. I decided to disconnect my own router and run the hub3 for the last 2 weeks to see if it had improved and I’ve had no issues. The WiFi has been reliable and consistent, great coverage throughout my ( small ish) home, and as for my current go to online shooters, COD blackout, I’ve had no issues with latency.
based on this I’m optimistic I’ll get on just fine with the improved hub4.
I've always had issues with the superhubs when it comes to using multiple xboxes / PlayStations and trying to play in the same games, to be fair the BT home hub couldn't handle it either. If the superhub 4 fixes this issue (I'm not confident it will) I'll probably be OK once it hits my area.

With that being said, I still think it's extremely poor, especially when we start reading the "you can download a 4k movie in X amount of time" comments because I bet they're based on the 1100+ mb figure that you can't possibly hit using a single device.
 

jimbo20004000

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802.11ac Wave2 is well over 3 years old. It is disappointing the new router will not support the latest 802.11ax wi-fi standard; also referred to as Wi-Fi 6.
 

JimBobRude

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802.11ac Wave2 is well over 3 years old. It is disappointing the new router will not support the latest 802.11ax wi-fi standard; also referred to as Wi-Fi 6.
It is disappointing although I’ve had my hub 4 since Thursday and I am impressed by its performance so far though.
I’m getting 950 down and 50 up wired consistently, latency and ping are lower than the hub 3.
I’m getting anywhere between 350 and 550 down on my iPhone 11 in the same room and between 150 and 300 in the next room roughly 20 meters from the router.
 

ChuckMountain

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Not a patch on my service, gigabit symmetrical unlimited for £30/month from B4RN.
Which is great if you are in an area you can get that service, we are not.

My ‘deal’ is nowhere near as good as that, I am with sky for TV. The best deals are always for the entire package so I’m paying £57 for the broadband and phone only.
i think if you offered to lock yourself back into contract they would probably upgrade you and just charge the installation fee( which I got wavered) .
I’m actually tempted to cancel sky and give virgin TV another go based on your deal, if I could get anything close to that I would save about £30 a month VS having sky tv and virgin broadband separate.
I am also on VM possibly the same package prior to that paying £57 a month but with an £8 discount that is for 350Mbps and the cheapest phone package.

I also have Sky but can't see myself going to VM for TV etc., have weighed up the options a few times.

How did you manage to get the "new" price? I rang up on Friday and originally the VM person was confused and eventually found the new speed and went yep it's £57 and went away for a bit. Then came back and said actually £67 + 35 ish fee for modem. I said at that point no but wouldn't mind trying the higher speed.

It's just a shame they've decided to stick with gigabit ports! If you want to use your own router like I do you're losing around 150mb in download speed straight away.
Yes, I was wondering if there is any inventive way around this as I normally go Modem Only mode ...

It is disappointing although I’ve had my hub 4 since Thursday and I am impressed by its performance so far though.
I’m getting 950 down and 50 up wired consistently, latency and ping are lower than the hub 3.
I’m getting anywhere between 350 and 550 down on my iPhone 11 in the same room and between 150 and 300 in the next room roughly 20 meters from the router.
What's realworld performance like though as sometimes VM's outbound peering seems a little bit rubbish.
 

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