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Discussion in 'Cable TV & Virgin Media TV' started by Ferguson9, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Ferguson9

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    Hi

    I am currently with Sky TV but have Virgin broadband and Virgin phone.

    Virgin have offered me everything (TV, phone and broadband) with everything, all movies, sports, setanta, V+ etc with 3 boxes for £91.

    Now I went to cancel SKY and they offered me £90 if I transfer to Sky phone and broadband and I will get everything (movies, sports, sky + etc plus setanta).

    Im happy with my Virgin broadband at the moment but Sky are offering free calls to Australia where my family live so this could help.

    I really dont know what one to go for?!

    Any help?

    Thanks
     
  2. tonton

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    Why don't you negotiate further with Virgin?

    Just to let you know, the red button service does not work for Sky Sports. If you use football first or like to pick your Champions League game you won't be able to do it.
     
  3. Yokomo

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    Wouldnt the VIP deal be cheaper for "everything" - £85 per month ?

    Remember you still need to pay BT £11 per month. With Virgin you dont.
     
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    I think this is the lowest they will go.

    Dont forget im getting 3 boxes, with the VIP do you only get one?
     
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    Seems pretty well matched then. The choice is whether you want sports interactive features, HD channels or VOD Content, and if you want to pay BT £11 every month.

    Like most things there are pros and cons. Just for TV i think Sky is better, but for an all round package i think VM is better.
     
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    Yep I'd agree -

    On my experience Virgin broadband is great. I've not had a problem since it was installed 3 years a go. I receive consistent high speeds.

    Sky offer a better TV service. The interactive services work and the interface is a lot slicker than that of the V+ box. I have Virgin and it suits my needs but there is no doubt that my Dad's Sky service is better. (But he pays far more for it).
     
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    Would agree

    I rang Virgin earlier and spoke with Customer Relations as I'm on XL BB and my monthly payment had gone up to £37

    Asked them what deals they had and they gave me 3 months @ half price. Told me to ring back in 3 months to renew:thumbsup:. Can't say fairer than that just hope that they actually do it:rolleyes:
     
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    Hi mate, what number did you ring to through to Virgin retentions nowadays? Or what options did you follow? :)
     
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    Does the Sky £90 offer include Setanta, or is it on top of the £90? And how many Sky Multiroom boxes do you get?
    Sky cant offer the Setanta channels in their packages themselves, you have to get a seperate subscription.

    PS. if you want Setanta on all Sky multiroom boxes you have to pay a further £5/month per box. With Virgin TV you get 100% mirror subscription on all multiroom boxes for no extra charge.
     
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    You have to go through the menu options to get to the retentions/cencellation department. Even if you dont get it halk price you should get it down to £29 for 12 months as thats what they charge new customers. Its still to much for 20mb/s for 25minds then 5mb/s for 23hrs35mins!
     
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    I am just about the sign up to Virgin coz of dreadful customer service problems with Sky, but wasn't aware of this red button problem. Is there any way round it? Football First would be a big miss for me.
     
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    No, Virgin didn't buy the rights from Sky. You also won't get SkyOne/Two/Three, Sky News and Sky Sports News because they couldn't reach a deal earlier this year.
     
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    Thanks mate. Yes, I ws aware of the Sky/Virgin fall-out. The Virgin lady :)smashin:) suggested that those differences were on the verge of being resolved, but I won't hold my breath.

    The Sky One issue I understand is mostly worked around through the Virgin Central channel. The SSN will be a miss for me. She wasn't sure if that was available. Seems it is not, which is odd as it is available on most Freeviews! The others I don't care about.

    Hmmn, I'll need to give some thought to it, but seeing as Virgin will save me £30+ a month, plus all the extras of increased BB and HD etc, I think I'll go for it and wait for the Sky problems to sort themselves out.

    Thanks again though.
     
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    Virgin CS lie and ive yet to talk to one i'd call a lady:rotfl:
     

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