MSE News: Virgin Media to hit customers with price rise of up to £48/year

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Five million Virgin Media home phone, broadband and TV customers will be hit with price rises of up to 5% from November - but follow our tricks to beat the hike...
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  • robin58robin58 Forumite
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    What do you expect. Now owned by Liberty Media, an American multi media company who have reputation for squeezing thier customers for more and more. Google them.

    Had been with thier mobile side for 7 years. Tried to get a better deal. All I was offered was what new customers could get walking in off the street. No extras for being loyal to them. So I changed provider and got a extremely better deal for an extra £2. Doubt I would ever go back.

    Be interesting to see how prices will change when they take the rights fully in house for F1 coverage as they own it. No doubt it will be a Virgin channel exclusive once the Sky and C4 coverage deal ends.
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  • Marvel1Marvel1 Forumite
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    Another one! I'm sure mine has increased 3 times this year already.
  • MABLEMABLE Forumite
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    I pay £64.00 a month and that is for telephone line (phone never used), 200mb broadband and the very large TV baggage. However will speak to them but not sure they will do anything because tied in for another 9 months with the current contract. I know I can leave without penalty but if I speak nicely to them they may offer me another deal. I can only try.
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    robin58 wrote: »
    No extras for being loyal to them. So I changed provider and got a extremely better deal for an extra £2. Doubt I would ever go back.

    No company rewards loyalty, so I never say never. Just go to whoever is buying customers at the time.
  • MABLE wrote: »
    I pay £64.00 a month and that is for telephone line (phone never used), 200mb broadband and the very large TV baggage. However will speak to them but not sure they will do anything because tied in for another 9 months with the current contract. I know I can leave without penalty but if I speak nicely to them they may offer me another deal. I can only try.

    Once you receive your letter you can walk away penalty free if they don't offer you a better deal
  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    Same every year, isn't it?
  • ChrysalisChrysalis Forumite
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    is nothing new
  • MABLEMABLE Forumite
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    Phoned them have gave me a discount of £4 a month for the next 6 months Also contract finishes on the 15 August and say call back then and will have new deals available.
  • Marvel1Marvel1 Forumite
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    Sure they raise to compensate cheap deals e.g. customers who have more/ bigger pay less!
  • robin58 wrote: »
    What do you expect. Now owned by Liberty Media, an American multi media company who have reputation for squeezing thier customers for more and more. Google them.

    Had been with thier mobile side for 7 years. Tried to get a better deal. All I was offered was what new customers could get walking in off the street. No extras for being loyal to them. So I changed provider and got a extremely better deal for an extra £2. Doubt I would ever go back.

    Be interesting to see how prices will change when they take the rights fully in house for F1 coverage as they own it. No doubt it will be a Virgin channel exclusive once the Sky and C4 coverage deal ends.

    Out of interest who did you switch to for your mobile and on what kind of deal?
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