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edited 23 March 2010 at 11:10PM in Techie Stuff
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edited 23 March 2010 at 11:10PM in Techie Stuff
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To promote its new tech support service, Virgin (not Virgin Media this is nothing to do with its cable customers), is offering half an hour's phone support for free. You can get a voucher now, then use it any time in the next six months, so you can save it until it's needed.

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To get your e-voucher, just go to the Virgin Digital Help site before 31 March 2010 and fill in your details.

This will give you a special code. Then when you need to tech help, simply call 0800 107 1173 and quote the code to the operator.

You only need to put in your name and email address to sign up, and there's a checkbox for avoiding companies that want to 'keep in touch', but if you're worried about spam set up a separate email address for deals like this.

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Anything! While computer-focused, the service isn't only for sorting out your dodgy broadband. Home networks, smartphones and printers also get a look in, as well as other 'digital stuff'.

So just ask whatever questions you have - maybe save them up and take advantage of your full half hour!

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Virgin are trying to build up this tech-help service (which normally costs £4.99/month), so it's very possible that during your call they may attempt to get you to sign up to it - particularly if you go past the free half hour.

However, you're under absolutely no obligation, this is a totally free trial, and Virgin have assured us that during the free 30 mins the focus will be sorting your problems, not upgrading you!

Do let us know whether you find it any good

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  • Hello MSE Lawerence, thank you so much for this you are such a blessing. My PC has been so slow and I have tried to defragment it myself, clean up the disk and painstaking go through the folders and delete one by one any program that should not be there. Really needed tech help to make it more efficient, but on a very restricted budget. So this is such a great help. Have a lovely day.
    :jJesus Ha Mosiach is Risen . Happy Resurrection day !:j
  • Hi just got this voucher and It is owned by Richard Branson as it has a piccy of him on voucher! This must be set up as a sepperate company from away friom Virgin media, Just probably trying to reach out to none virgin media customers as well.
    Thanks for my free voucher Mr Branson:beer:
  • edited 24 March 2010 at 4:13PM
    fiddiwebbfiddiwebb Forumite
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    edited 24 March 2010 at 4:13PM
    Ah well, I suppose once your free 30 minutes is up you can always come back and use the Techie forum for totally free advice (Yep, no strings attached....honest ;) )

    I wonder if we should issue vouchers with our ugly mugs on them :think:
  • PollyPolly Forumite
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    Another vote for the Techie forum which helped me out just this week. Happy to use the free voucher but MSE's hard to beat! :T
  • LollilooLolliloo Forumite
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    i wonder if this applies to tech support on Mac's as well as PC's?
  • bat999bat999 Forumite
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    Lolliloo wrote: »
    i wonder if this applies to tech support on Mac's as well as PC's?
    On their website it says:-
    Stuff we can’t help with (for now)

    Once we're sure we've got all the necessary know-how on a gadget, we'll add it to our repertoire. For now, we're still working on these.
    Gadgets – Digital TVs, HDTV, set top boxes, home theatre systems, photo printers, CCTV and projectors.
    Computer software – Apple computers or Linux.
    Smartphone software – Any Sony Ericsson, own-brand or non-branded packages.
    So the answer's no, until they write another script.:cool:

  • poppy10_2poppy10_2 Forumite
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    Who pays for phone tech support these days?
    poppy10
  • spud17spud17 Forumite
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    [QUOTE]Stuff we can’t help with (for now)[/QUOTE]

    Is it me, or do phrases like that from large corporations, really grate?
    Move along, nothing to see.
  • morganamorgana Forumite
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    Shame about not doing Apple stuff. I have just been given an ipod touch as a present but cannot connect it to my router. Not sufficiently techy to change any settings on the router to make it happen without also maybe disrupting access by the laptop :(
  • poppy10_2poppy10_2 Forumite
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    morgana wrote: »
    Shame about not doing Apple stuff. I have just been given an ipod touch as a present but cannot connect it to my router. Not sufficiently techy to change any settings on the router to make it happen without also maybe disrupting access by the laptop :(
    Post on the Techie Stuff forum, someone will be able to guide you through it step by step.
    poppy10
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