MSE News: Virgin Media's new quad-play bundles: Can you save with them?

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Virgin Media has launched 'quad-play' bundles, selling home phone, broadband, digital TV and Sim-only mobile services...
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Virgin Media's new quad-play bundles: Can you save with them?
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  • GentleGiant_2
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    Sounds okay, but data is far too low on the larger packages.

    So a big no for me.
  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,926 Forumite
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    Sounds okay, but data is far too low on the larger packages.

    So a big no for me.

    Pretty much this tbh. Though it costs £40.77/month if you have a mobile with 1GB internet

    Separately it costs

    £23.75/month for broadband
    £10/month for a rolling sim only contract

    That's £33.75/month

    So that's TV for around £7.02 which is pretty cheap (Im not counting the landline, because we'd never use it)

    However

    £23.75/month broadband is a 12 monthly contract
    £10/month is a 30 day contract so swings and roundabouts

    Also my mums £12/month sim contract is now £7/month

    Not a bad deal I guess
  • medaala
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    Are these bundles available to existing customers? The Virgin Media site seems to indicate not, but it does say in another place "existing customers get first dibs" on the deals, so I'm a bit confused.
  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,926 Forumite
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    medaala wrote: »
    Are these bundles available to existing customers? The Virgin Media site seems to indicate not, but it does say in another place "existing customers get first dibs" on the deals, so I'm a bit confused.

    It's a deal thats open to both kinda customers :)
  • phillw
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    waqasahmed wrote: »
    It's a deal thats open to both kinda customers :)

    You can go to the bundles, but you won't get the introductory pricing.

    I left virgin a couple of weeks ago, they don't haggle and just point out that I had already received a discount for six months when I signed up three years ago. They thought they'd sway my decision by pointing out that I would only qualify as a new customer after leaving for three months, they seemed surprised when I pointed out that I'll be tied in with my new broadband supplier for a year so won't be returning that soon anyway.

    They're too obsessed with free speed upgrades so they can justify putting the price up.
  • waqasahmed
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    phillw wrote: »
    You can go to the bundles, but you won't get the introductory pricing.

    I left virgin a couple of weeks ago, they don't haggle and just point out that I had already received a discount for six months when I signed up three years ago. They thought they'd sway my decision by pointing out that I would only qualify as a new customer after leaving for three months, they seemed surprised when I pointed out that I'll be tied in with my new broadband supplier for a year so won't be returning that soon anyway.

    They're too obsessed with free speed upgrades so they can justify putting the price up.

    Serious? I find that VM are one of the best suppliers you can haggle with
  • waqasahmed
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    phillw wrote: »
    You can go to the bundles, but you won't get the introductory pricing.

    I left virgin a couple of weeks ago, they don't haggle and just point out that I had already received a discount for six months when I signed up three years ago. They thought they'd sway my decision by pointing out that I would only qualify as a new customer after leaving for three months, they seemed surprised when I pointed out that I'll be tied in with my new broadband supplier for a year so won't be returning that soon anyway.

    They're too obsessed with free speed upgrades so they can justify putting the price up.

    Just to say getting these services seperately:

    We've now got

    £21.49 for 50Mb bb and phone
    £8.74 for a rolling month contract on the £12/month sim only deal (It was £7 before they put it up. Might try and get it down to £8)
  • System
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    It will be a cold day in hell when I sign up to an 18 month contract for TV.
  • waqasahmed
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    Walcott wrote: »
    It will be a cold day in hell when I sign up to an 18 month contract for TV.


    Lol. The price I've quoted above -

    The bb & phone is a 12 month contract(Normaly £31.49), and the £10 discount is applied for 18 months
    The mobile contract is a 30 day one :)
  • rigsbyx
    rigsbyx Posts: 16 Forumite
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    I just had my installation on Monday for the Big Easy package and the installation was free if you order online (I had a problem so requested a call back and they still extended the free charge).

    Anyway, for the life of me I am unable to find out what the call rates are for when I use the phone during the week and outside of my free weekend calls etc. Does anyone know because I've not seen anybody discuss this very important topic? I have a good O2 contract with unlimited everything but it's still good to know for the people who are thinking of using the Virgin Media home phone number to make calls.

    It just strikes me as very strange that Virgin Media don't disclose such basic information. What is there to hide? If they are low low rates they'd be shouting from the rooftops, but alas, they're keeping quiet...
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