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Old 08-01-2018, 23:23   #16
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

Why don't we put the question to every member on this forum.
1) Do you think that we are paying too much for Cable Tv

2) Do you think the channels that we have justify a further price increase.

3 ) would customers jump ship and go to other providers if prices increase further for the channels that we have
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Old 09-01-2018, 00:22   #17
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

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Why don't we put the question to every member on this forum.
1) Do you think that we are paying too much for Cable Tv

2) Do you think the channels that we have justify a further price increase.

3 ) would customers jump ship and go to other providers if prices increase further for the channels that we have
If your answers are Yes, No and Yes then it's definitely time to shop around. So many options available now in terms of other providers and streaming services. All companies rely on the apathy of the masses when putting prices up. If people feel they are not getting value for money, but keep on paying regardless, they're not doing themselves any favours.
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Old 10-01-2018, 18:25   #18
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

Might just be a fluke, but just 10 minutes ago I was invited to fill in a survey by virgin media on price increases and how much I thought would be acceptable. It concentrated a lot on what would be the maximum I would be happy to pay and the minimum.
Feels like they're possibly testing the water to maybe introduce different packages/prices. This would make sense, due to sky just having rejiggled their packages.
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Old 10-01-2018, 23:29   #19
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

IF prices go up again at an unreasonable rate, then VM can shove it.

Last year prices went up three times. And they cannot justify the price increases. Cable Yv should be cheaper. Not expensive.
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IF prices go up again at an unreasonable rate, then VM can shove it.

Last year prices went up three times. And they cannot justify the price increases. Cable Yv should be cheaper. Not expensive.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:39   #21
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IF prices go up again at an unreasonable rate, then VM can shove it.

Last year prices went up three times. And they cannot justify the price increases. Cable Yv should be cheaper. Not expensive.
So you've said before, Arthur, and yet you continue to let Virgin Media into your house!
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

There was only one general price increase last year in November. The increase before that was November 2016.
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Old 11-01-2018, 19:45   #23
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

Maybe if they stopped giving discounts to people, like me who didn't ask for one last year and this year, they might not have to put the prices up so often.
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

But the reason why they give discounts is to stop customers leaving and to keep their churn down.
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

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Maybe if they stopped giving discounts to people, like me who didn't ask for one last year and this year, they might not have to put the prices up so often.
If people don't ask for discounts, they pay way over the odds, way more than new customers. Its a crazy situation, but VM have created it. Presumably they make loads from customers that never quibble and accept a price rise several times a year. Direct Debits and apathy - a corporate dream.....
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If people don't ask for discounts, they pay way over the odds, way more than new customers. Its a crazy situation, but VM have created it. Presumably they make loads from customers that never quibble and accept a price rise several times a year. Direct Debits and apathy - a corporate dream.....
I believe everyone should be paying the advertised price. That said I'm not going to turn down discount I didn't even ask for.
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Re: Virgin set to increase price April 2018?

This whole discussion brings up the true value of what we're paying for on a monthly basis. My contract is not up until august and from a personal point of view I probably will not be continuing with the TV side of things or landline phone.
I have recently been using a mixture of Amazon prime, now TV and netflix, and for my family this seems to be enough. I find it has lots of choice and gives me great flexibility. I paid £79 back in July for a year of prime and I feel it is great value for money. We have taken full advantage of the next day delivery, and it's worked well for them as a lot of our purchases are now through Amazon.
I find virgin TV too limited now, the V6 is good but I never take advantage of the 6 tuners, and the on demand especially the catch up is very poor. The channels on offer, some are good but too littered with adverts. I know I could record, but somehow maybe I've become too lazy! And prefer the instant on and no adverts of the steaming sites.
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This whole discussion brings up the true value of what we're paying for on a monthly basis. My contract is not up until august and from a personal point of view I probably will not be continuing with the TV side of things or landline phone.
I have recently been using a mixture of Amazon prime, now TV and netflix, and for my family this seems to be enough. I find it has lots of choice and gives me great flexibility. I paid £79 back in July for a year of prime and I feel it is great value for money. We have taken full advantage of the next day delivery, and it's worked well for them as a lot of our purchases are now through Amazon.
I find virgin TV too limited now, the V6 is good but I never take advantage of the 6 tuners, and the on demand especially the catch up is very poor. The channels on offer, some are good but too littered with adverts. I know I could record, but somehow maybe I've become too lazy! And prefer the instant on and no adverts of the steaming sites.
I cut the cord 2 years ago and have never looked back, although i did take SKY up on a offer but was only for basic tv more as a backup if my net goes down.
I myself use playstation store for renting/buying movies, netflix for tv and a American service via a vpn which i pay a friend around £7p/m for gives me hbo, nbcsports, foxsports and tonnes more.
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I cut the cord 2 years ago and have never looked back, although i did take SKY up on a offer but was only for basic tv more as a backup if my net goes down.
I myself use playstation store for renting/buying movies, netflix for tv and a American service via a vpn which i pay a friend around £7p/m for gives me hbo, nbcsports, foxsports and tonnes more.
Sounds good, and I think this sort of picking and mixing will become more popular as time goes on. People want choice and variety, without adverts! Sky and virgin TV packages have become bloated and unfit for purpose. Don't get me wrong there will always be supporters of linear TV, but it nowadays seems an outdated concept.
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IF prices go up again at an unreasonable rate, then VM can shove it.

Last year prices went up three times. And they cannot justify the price increases. Cable Yv should be cheaper. Not expensive.
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