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Old 08-01-2020, 08:22   #16
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

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In other words the 50mbit customers will get 100mbit at no extra cost, where 100mbit customers get nothing.
It's non news. The free upgrade to 100mb has been there for over a year for anyone that asked. It's getting like politics presenting the same good news as 'new' several times....
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:55   #17
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

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It's non news. The free upgrade to 100mb has been there for over a year for anyone that asked. It's getting like politics presenting the same good news as 'new' several times....
The last time any specific download speed upgrade programme was in place was around 4 years ago.

https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...r-uk-broadband

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Virgin Media is rewarding its existing broadband customers by offering them the chance to upgrade from existing speeds of (up to) 50Mbps, 100Mbps and 152Mbps to more powerful speeds of 70Mbps, Vivid 150Mbps and Vivid 200Mbps.
In the last year it has probably been the situation that the triple bundle including 100Mb is around the same cost as a triple bundle including 50Mb was before those stopped so there has been an easy upgrade path between the two, but that's not the same thing.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:07   #18
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

We had the 70mbs upgrade and it's been rock solid. 100mbs is as fast as my network router and switches currently support. Since at most there's only two users this is adequately fast. Still a freebee (for now) is always welcome.

I think this is also about bragging rights when comparing VM to the other ISP's with little cost to VM as those on 50 and 70 don't exploit their BB to the limit or they would have moved to a faster option anyway.
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

50 Mpbs No longer shown: https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/compare?

Unless... you do not require a 'phone line: https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/bro...broadband-only

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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

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The last time any specific download speed upgrade programme was in place was around 4 years ago.

https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...r-uk-broadband

In the last year it has probably been the situation that the triple bundle including 100Mb is around the same cost as a triple bundle including 50Mb was before those stopped so there has been an easy upgrade path between the two, but that's not the same thing.
As far as I remember there was a 'free 50 to 100mb upgrade' button to press in 'My Virgin Media'.
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

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In this instance, I don't think it's the press release that's the issue, the website linked in OP does a terrible job of explaining the uplift. Virgin's actual press release is clear it's 50mbit -> 100mbit.
T3 is an unmitigated pile of trash. They have a lot of what are probably chatbot generated bumf just there to get some google search results and ad impressions.
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In other words the 50mbit customers will get 100mbit at no extra cost, where 100mbit customers get nothing.
350 Customers get nothing as well.
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

Whats the price difference between the two prior to the increase?

Will those who were on the 50mb package now be paying less than those on the 100mb whilst on the same speed?
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Whats the price difference between the two prior to the increase?

Will those who were on the 50mb package now be paying less than those on the 100mb whilst on the same speed?
Good question
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Re: Virgin Media to give FREE broadband speed upgrade to over 1 million homes

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Good question
The answer will be no. Those that are uninformed are ripe to be fleeced ( unless they threaten to cancel )
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