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Old 07-05-2021, 13:27   #1
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Mobile Price Increase

I have just received a txt from Virgin Mobile to inform me my mobile costs are to increase by 1.5% which means my plan will increase by 20p a month. Should i phone them and fane disgust and demand they disconnect me hoping they will offer me a smaller increase

I await the standard response from certain posters and the flaming

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Re: Mobile Price Increase

On a side note I see a change in VM policy when it comes to deals and land line numbers. On my last negotiation ( my bill was going up by a fair number of pounds not a few pence) they offered me a deal removing my landline in favour of a totally free sim package
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On a side note I see a change in VM policy when it comes to deals and land line numbers. On my last negotiation ( my bill was going up by a fair number of pounds not a few pence) they offered me a deal removing my landline in favour of a totally free sim package
That's new, i would be happy to have that instead of the landline
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That's new, i would be happy to have that instead of the landline
yeah I was surprised. I went from 100 meg and basic landline pack to 200 meg Unlimited mins and text and 5GB data on a oomph package but the sim is free for 18 months
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Old 08-05-2021, 01:54   #5
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yeah I was surprised. I went from 100 meg and basic landline pack to 200 meg Unlimited mins and text and 5GB data on a oomph package but the sim is free for 18 months
Are there different Oomph packages? I've only ever heard of Ultimate Oomph with everything included

After many years I no longer use Virgin Mobile. They wanted to charge me £7 extra a month and had been overcharging me. I received nearly £200 in refunds & compensation for messing me about.

My new provider is £4.50 per month cheaper than what Virgin Mobile were charging me so I would advise the OP to shop around for a better deal; I wish i'd done it years ago.
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Old 08-05-2021, 04:47   #6
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:38   #7
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We all wish you'd done it years ago
The standard response was later than i expected
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Are there different Oomph packages? I've only ever heard of Ultimate Oomph with everything included

After many years I no longer use Virgin Mobile. They wanted to charge me £7 extra a month and had been overcharging me. I received nearly £200 in refunds & compensation for messing me about.

My new provider is £4.50 per month cheaper than what Virgin Mobile were charging me so I would advise the OP to shop around for a better deal; I wish i'd done it years ago.
I think any package with a sim is an oomph package now
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The standard response was later than i expected
Yes i was expecting it from the same poster too!
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Re: Mobile Price Increase

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We all wish you'd done it years ago
Why?

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The standard response was later than i expected
Is this your standard response to those taking time to be helpful?

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Yes i was expecting it from the same poster too!
Expecting what, or are you just stirring/trolling again?

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I think any package with a sim is an oomph package now
Cheers, it's really refreshing to find a helpful & on topic response
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I have just received a txt from Virgin Mobile to inform me my mobile costs are to increase by 1.5% which means my plan will increase by 20p a month. Should i phone them and fane disgust and demand they disconnect me hoping they will offer me a smaller increase

I await the standard response from certain posters and the flaming

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I have just received a txt from Virgin Mobile to inform me my mobile costs are to increase by 1.5% which means my plan will increase by 20p a month. Should i phone them and fane disgust and demand they disconnect me hoping they will offer me a smaller increase

I await the standard response from certain posters and the flaming

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How ever there price increase is less per year than most major suppliers l have looked at. Tesco has no increase for term taken out but cost more per month to start with
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Re: Mobile Price Increase

It all depends what you want/need/can afford. Some people like to use PAYG, others prefer to obtain & phone and service from the same supplier on a pay monthly basis and some like to buy the phone outright and pay monthly for a service only SIM.

I found the most cost effective method for me was to buy the phone myself (wanted Samsung) and enter into a SIM only deal on a rolling monthly contract.

I found the best PAYG to be 1p Mobile, the best handset/SIM deal to be from Tesco and the best SIM only with Lebara at £2.50 per month (£4.38 average over 12 months)

If you plug your requirements into this independent site, it will tell you the best deals available:

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cheap-mobile-finder/

You'll soon see that the best deals are not from the better known companies (including Virgin Mobile), but with the lesser know companies who don't tend to use those dreadful (but cheap for them) offshore call centres. Messing me about & being rude to me was the best thing that Virgin Mobile staff ever did for me as it prompted me to end my inertia and look at what else was out there and i'm saving a lot of money

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Nothing worse than people being rude and abrasive on the phone…
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