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    • Doug J
    • By Doug J 10th Sep 19, 12:29 PM
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    Leaving VM and email
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    • 10th Sep 19, 12:29 PM
    Leaving VM and email 10th Sep 19 at 12:29 PM
    As I will shortly be moving house, I do not want to use VM at my new address, even though its available there. (become too expensive for my needs) .
    I realise this means I have the annoyance of losing my VM email accounts after 90 days. I wondered if I could buy a Virgin mobile SIM for a 4G hub, and , as virgin mobile customer, keep my email account ? anybody tried this with a virgin mobile ?
    can you get a virgin email account with just a mobile ?

    thanks for any thoughts on this.
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 10th Sep 19, 12:39 PM
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    • 10th Sep 19, 12:39 PM
    Similar thoughts - I'm with AOL/TalkTalk - and have fixed line and a separate mobile SIM. I don't want to lose my email as I have a good many contacts.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Sep 19, 12:49 PM
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    • 10th Sep 19, 12:49 PM
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    • 10th Sep 19, 12:49 PM
    As I will shortly be moving house, I do not want to use VM at my new address, even though its available there. (become too expensive for my needs) .
    I realise this means I have the annoyance of losing my VM email accounts after 90 days. I wondered if I could buy a Virgin mobile SIM for a 4G hub, and , as virgin mobile customer, keep my email account ? anybody tried this with a virgin mobile ?
    can you get a virgin email account with just a mobile ?

    thanks for any thoughts on this.
    Originally posted by Doug J
    Similar thoughts - I'm with AOL/TalkTalk - and have fixed line and a separate mobile SIM. I don't want to lose my email as I have a good many contacts.
    Originally posted by Robin9
    Bite the bullet and just move everything to a Gmail,Yahoo or Hotmail account and never have to ask this question again.
    • macman
    • By macman 11th Sep 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 10:42 AM
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    • 11th Sep 19, 10:42 AM
    Group cc email to your entire address book takes maybe 5 minutes to send?
    Then 30 mins to change the email address on your online accounts?
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    • dreaming
    • By dreaming 12th Sep 19, 1:15 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:15 PM
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    • 12th Sep 19, 1:15 PM
    I have also been with Virgin for a number of years and have a virginmedia.com account. I cut the tv package out a few years ago when I retired but the b/band and phone package has continued, mainly because I never had the landline connected here when I moved in, and I thought it would be too expensive in both time and money to change providers. However, the other week one of my daughters moved house and was shopping around for b/band deals. When I saw how much (or how little) she was paying I realised that even with paying to get the landline sorted I could recoup that in a few months with the savings I could make. So to that end I have just set up a new Gmail account and will start to use that. It does say you can import contacts from another account so will work out how to do that (where's a handy 7year old when you need them?). I just need to see when I can get out of the Virgin contract and start checking those deals. I can't believe I haven't sorted this out before as I am usually pretty quick to change other utilities.
    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 18th Sep 19, 9:16 AM
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    • 18th Sep 19, 9:16 AM
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    • 18th Sep 19, 9:16 AM
    Never use ISP provided email addresses.

    Not only for the reasons you list, but also because they tend to be on antiquated platforms or they use Gmail/Yahoo/Outlook platforms anyway.
    • japitts
    • By japitts 23rd Sep 19, 1:30 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 19, 1:30 PM
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    • 23rd Sep 19, 1:30 PM
    Group cc email to your entire address book takes maybe 5 minutes to send?
    Then 30 mins to change the email address on your online accounts?
    Originally posted by macman

    An open-CC to multiple people like that, isn't great netiqutte, a BCC much better practice.


    But I'd agree with other posters - at the very least use a throwaway freebie account like hotmail/outlook/gmail etc, or for the sake of 15 or so a year and maybe 30minutes setting it up... buying a domain is a much better solution.
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