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    • CarolWo
    • By CarolWo 17th Jul 19, 7:47 AM
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    Seeking understanding!
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    • 17th Jul 19, 7:47 AM
    Seeking understanding! 17th Jul 19 at 7:47 AM
    I would be most grateful for any advice members could give. I am currently with Virgin Media but can no longer afford the monthly fee. What sort of broadband do I require, living on my own but streaming Netflix as well as email and internet usage? Any recommendations and advice on how easy it is to switch from cable to a phone line? Many thanks!
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 17th Jul 19, 8:02 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:02 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:02 AM
    What is your monthly fee ??
    What services do you have from VM/
    Alternative prices see

    https://broadband.moneysavingexpert.com/
    • CarolWo
    • By CarolWo 17th Jul 19, 8:06 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:06 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:06 AM
    I pay 60pm for TiVo box (only Freeview channels) plus unlimited broadband, line rental and calls. I've tried haggling, they don't want to know!
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 17th Jul 19, 8:37 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:37 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 8:37 AM
    You may have to threaten to leave to get anywhere haggle wise.
    use the above site to find a price for a similar product and make up from another provider as a new customer and go back to Virgin with that figure.
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 17th Jul 19, 9:39 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 9:39 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 9:39 AM
    If you have good signal from three mobile, change your mobile phone provider to three with unlimited tariff.

    Then tethering everything from your phone.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 17th Jul 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 11:13 AM
    I pay 60pm for TiVo box (only Freeview channels) plus unlimited broadband, line rental and calls. I've tried haggling, they don't want to know!
    Originally posted by CarolWo



    Do you need the TiVo box ??
    How long is left on your current contract ??
    • CarolWo
    • By CarolWo 17th Jul 19, 1:32 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 1:32 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 1:32 PM
    I need only give a month's notice. The Tivo box is really only a recorder so I could manage with a freeview box which I would need to buy.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 17th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 3:18 PM
    You may not need to buy a Freeview box, your TV probably has it already.
    • northwest1965
    • By northwest1965 17th Jul 19, 5:07 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 5:07 PM
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    • 17th Jul 19, 5:07 PM
    If you have good signal from three mobile, change your mobile phone provider to three with unlimited tariff.

    Then tethering everything from your phone.
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    Can you expand on that a little, what does that involve?
    Loved our trip to the West Coast USA. Death Valley is the place to go!
    • northwest1965
    • By northwest1965 17th Jul 19, 5:09 PM
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    I pay 60pm for TiVo box (only Freeview channels) plus unlimited broadband, line rental and calls. I've tried haggling, they don't want to know!
    Originally posted by CarolWo
    Pretty much the same as us then. They quoted 62 yesterday for a 12 month contract.

    Now looking to move, as our TIVO is basically a recorder too
    Loved our trip to the West Coast USA. Death Valley is the place to go!
    • want_to_save
    • By want_to_save 17th Jul 19, 5:43 PM
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    if you like the recorder function of the tivo buy a humax box which i have for freeview and i record on it. nothing to pay to any provider
    • Terry98
    • By Terry98 18th Jul 19, 5:25 AM
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    Can you expand on that a little, what does that involve?
    Originally posted by northwest1965
    Happy reading! https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/search.php?searchid=191363992
    Last edited by Terry98; 18-07-2019 at 7:15 AM.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Jul 19, 5:36 AM
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    Hi,


    that link coming up 'no matches'.
    Y'all take care now.
    • northwest1965
    • By northwest1965 18th Jul 19, 6:09 AM
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    Link doesn't work
    Loved our trip to the West Coast USA. Death Valley is the place to go!
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 18th Jul 19, 6:23 AM
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    Can you expand on that a little, what does that involve?
    Originally posted by northwest1965
    Simples!

    http://www.three.co.uk/store/broadband/home-broadband

    The very thing I am about to do too!
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • Terry98
    • By Terry98 18th Jul 19, 7:17 AM
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    Link doesn't work
    Originally posted by northwest1965
    I have amended it. It should work now.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 18th Jul 19, 7:22 AM
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    Hi,


    still not working for me Terry.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Terry98
    • By Terry98 18th Jul 19, 8:05 AM
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    Hi,


    still not working for me Terry.
    Originally posted by frugalmacdugal
    I do not know what is going on as I tested both links after I posted them and they worked

    Anyway if you search this forum for '4g Home broadband' it should give you all the posts about it.
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