MSE News: Virgin Media broadband customers to be hit with price hikes from November

Over 500,000 broadband only Virgin Media customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 6% from 1 November...
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Virgin Media broadband customers to be hit with price hikes from November

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  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    Thought this annual price rise was on the way when I received a 'we're giving you a broadband complimentary upgrade' type of email a week or so.

    Same old, same old!!
  • OblivionOblivion Forumite
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    With August inflation down to 0% and VirginFailure putting up prices by 6% isn't it about time we saw some government regulation here?
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  • Kite2010Kite2010 Forumite
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    Oblivion wrote: »
    With August inflation down to 0% and VirginFailure putting up prices by 6% isn't it about time we saw some government regulation here?

    At least it gives you a chance to leave without penalty and to another supplier getting new customer deals & cashback.

    Until that supplier puts up prices allowing you to break your 18 month contract without penalty allowing you to switch to another supplier with getting new customer deals & cashback.

    Which Telecoms company to announce the next price-rise, my money is on Sky
  • OblivionOblivion Forumite
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    Kite2010 wrote: »
    At least it gives you a chance to leave without penalty and to another supplier getting new customer deals & cashback.

    Until that supplier puts up prices allowing you to break your 18 month contract without penalty allowing you to switch to another supplier with getting new customer deals & cashback.

    Which Telecoms company to announce the next price-rise, my money is on Sky


    At my time of life I can really do without all this constant switching malarkey. It's about time regulation forced price rises to be constrained to CPI.
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  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    Oblivion wrote: »
    At my time of life I can really do without all this constant switching malarkey. It's about time regulation forced price rises to be constrained to CPI.

    Well for me VM have no rival (top BB speeds)
    So i use these windows to push the price down for me. works every time.
  • 20aday20aday Forumite
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    I currently pay £24.50/month for up to 100mb cable broadband (discounted from £29.50 as I've a £5 loyalty deal) so roll on December when I can renew and thus haggle.
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  • Thank goodness I left VM a few years ago and went elsewhere.
  • I was really stuck with VM because of a huge tree bang in line with the satellite for Sky. The final straw for me came with their ridculous letter last month saying that they were increasing costs to bring 'sports'. Well that's no good to me is it because we don't watch sports - so why am I paying for it?

    Fortunately, my neighbour allowed the Engineer to run a cable from her dish. Ta Da!

    When I rang VM to cancel, it was quite apparent that the Agent was fed up with ppl cancelling - he didn't even bother offering anything to make me stay. Shameful really, considering I'd been with them over 8 years on the top packages for BB, TV and phone.

    Soooo glad to be rid of them!
  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    But dont all the others put up prices as well?
  • prowlaprowla Forumite
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    I might downgrade my connection.
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