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Old 05-06-2018, 12:02   #1
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Uswitch bias against Virgin

How come, whenever I have visited USwitch, Virgin Media deals are never anywhere near the top of the recommended list. Even when USwitch's list is ordered by connection speed, Virgin's quoted, typical down speed of 362Mb in my area for its 350MB connection is still listed below their favoured ISP.

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Re: Uswitch bias against Virgin

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How come, whenever I have visited USwitch, Virgin Media deals are never anywhere near the top of the recommended list. Even when USwitch's list is ordered by connection speed, Virgin's quoted, typical down speed of 362Mb in my area for its 350MB connection is still listed below their favoured ISP.

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https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/speedtest/
They're in it for the money, they'll promote whoever is paying them most. Or maybe it's because V is low down in the alphabet. Maybe VM should rename to Aardvark Cable
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Old 05-06-2018, 12:39   #3
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They're in it for the money, they'll promote whoever is paying them most. Or maybe it's because V is low down in the alphabet. Maybe VM should rename to Aardvark Cable
Yep so much for independent unbiased comparison sites.
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:27   #4
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Re: Uswitch bias against Virgin

lol@aardvark

Glad you both agree. How Virgin combats this, I'm not sure.
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Plusnet have obviously got some sort of deal atm with Uswitch which is why it is sponsored and a Uswitch exclusive
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Plusnet have obviously got some sort of deal atm with Uswitch which is why it is sponsored and a Uswitch exclusive
Not just PlusNet. Do TalkTalk actually have a download speed capable of >120Mb? I couldn't find one on their site.
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