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Old 07-02-2021, 22:58   #121
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Still no sign of it round here.
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Old 08-02-2021, 17:12   #122
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Ive been messaging both virgin and vodafone about Nottingham on Twitter. If I get a reply I will let you know.
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Ive been messaging both virgin and vodafone about Nottingham on Twitter. If I get a reply I will let you know.
I rang Vodaphone last year and was told I would get a call back soon to tell me when Gigafast would be appearing, needless to say I've heard nothing. It's been "on its way" in my area for well over a year.
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Still no sign of it round here.
Hey Paul, I just logged into the My Virgin Media homepage and it's now saying that 1gig is available in my area so it should be available in your area as well.
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Hey Paul, I just logged into the My Virgin Media homepage and it's now saying that 1gig is available in my area so it should be available in your area as well.
Don't bank on it. I'm Nottingham too and only showing M600 as available which is interesting as I'm on Ultimate Oomph and not had the upgrade from 500 to 600 yet

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Yeah, I went on chat this morning and they confirmed it's not available In Nottingham yet.
They ought to fix the My Virgin Media page giving out wrong information.
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Don't bank on it. I'm Nottingham too and only showing M600 as available which is interesting as I'm on Ultimate Oomph and not had the upgrade from 500 to 600 yet

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Iím still on 500 even though 600 is showing as being available here. Not that I get anywhere near 500 though.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Cancelled m200 (20years a telewest/virgin customer) as the disconnections and high pricing is not fit for purpose now sadly (what has happened to your phone support also down most of the time) , the kind lady from retentions did offer a better package and reduced price but already bit the bullet, and no plans on giga in my area from virgin so got my new package in today.
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Cancelled m200 (20years a telewest/virgin customer) as the disconnections and high pricing is not fit for purpose now sadly (what has happened to your phone support also down most of the time) , the kind lady from retentions did offer a better package and reduced price but already bit the bullet, and no plans on giga in my area from virgin so got my new package in today.
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How much do you pay for that? The best Zen can offer me is 200 for £60/month which isnít what youíd call cheap. Never had a problem with disconnecting or virgins telephone support myself.
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Sadly all Zen can offer me is the same as Sky/BT/Vodaphone etc.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Currently NOT a VM customer, Is it worth signing up to M500 now and "upgrading" to 1GB at what will surely be a rip off price as I would be "in contract" or wait... till maybe who knows when for the 1GB to be offered in my area (Nottingham) to new customers.

I guess nobody has a rollout plan so to speak to give some idea?

I just know their "existing customer" price will be eye watering.

VM have a monopoly on "fast" fibre, yes, I know they spent the money building the infrastructure and deserve the rewards from that but if they are not careful, the discussion of them allowing access to their network to other providers is going to become louder.

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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

Hi Gimpymoo
I'm in Nottingham but I've not seen anything to say when Gig 1 will arrive.
If you take the 500mbps it is now actually upgraded to 600mbps.
Hope that helps you in making your decision.
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I'm in Nottingham but I've not seen anything to say when Gig 1 will arrive.
If you take the 500mbps it is now actually upgraded to 600mbps.
Hope that helps you in making your decision.
Hi Trevor.

Thanks for that. I do want the 1GB but not prepared to be "bent over" by Virgin as an existing customer.

Any reports from existing customers in upgraded areas who have upgraded what price they have been charged? I expect they charged for the new modem too? Following on from that, are new customers getting the Hub 4 or 3?

I may sit it out and see what happens.

Currently on THREE unlimited data for £20 a month. Not great but not the worse to be honest.
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Re: 1gig Rollout getting faster

If you're anywhere in the coloured bits of the map here https://imgur.com/a/X2JJ8pU then you'd be best waiting for OpenReach. If outside, try and get on VM via a sale but be prepared to leave whenever they whack the prices up.
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If you're anywhere in the coloured bits of the map here https://imgur.com/a/X2JJ8pU then you'd be best waiting for OpenReach. If outside, try and get on VM via a sale but be prepared to leave whenever they whack the prices up.
Ooh, thanks.

I was literally on the edge of something and nothing on that map, so I checked here:

https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broa...fibre-for-home

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"We're sorry, our fibre products aren't available for you yet.
However, we are starting to roll out our Ultrafast Full Fibre and Superfast Fibre products in your area, giving you speeds of up to 1Gbps - provide your contact details and we'll keep you up to date with progress and what this means for your address."
All depends what "starting to roll" means...

I have seen no works going on so could be a year away if they are just at the planning phase for example.

I did check an adjacent area, ironically where my nearest ADSL exchange is and it says..

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"However, we are starting to roll out our Superfast Fibre product in your area, giving you speeds of up to 80Mbps - provide your contact details and we'll keep you up to date with progress and what this means for your address and let you know if our ultra-fast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre, with speeds of up to 1Gbps is planning to come to your area."
Am I right in thinking "Full Fibre" is Fibre To The Property?

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