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Virgin Media Prices

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by lemonkettaz, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,018

    I've signed up for virgin media for our student house. What I thought I'd be paying was £19.50 a month for 10mb Internet and the basic TV package...

    But they sent me out the contract for me to sign with a list of pricing on it, Is this suppose to be easy to work out? Because I've totalled up everything and apparently it's -£30 a month.... Surely they aren't paying me for it? :p

    Anyone have any idea how to work out this?

    The list is:

    Telephone line rental £11
    Phone, BBand L & TV disco £11CR
    Prem Bar
    Free Voicemail
    M+(Starter) £5.50
    Broadband size: L £25.00
    Wireless Broadband
    Quickstart Telephone
    Quick Start TV
    Quickstart BB
    Free Installation £15CR
    Quickstart 7-9am Delivery £25
    2 Months triple off £19.50CR
    Special one off discount £20CR
    Quickstart 12 Month Contract £30CR

    Eh? :p
     
  2. Clum

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Dec 2008

    Posts: 2,789

    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

    well according to the website its £15pm for the 10mb broadband for 3 months then £20 therafter. TV M+ is £5.50. So after the first 3 months you should be paying £25.50. That assumes you dont have a virgin phone line which would be another £11pm on top.

    I swear they deliberatly make it so confusing. Infact theres still outstanding bills from my student flat and they haven't tracked me down two years later! Take that virgin!
     
  3. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,018

    Don't they put a phone line in anyway?

    So I will be paying £30+ a month instead of £19.50 which is said it was on the website!
     
  4. Clum

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Dec 2008

    Posts: 2,789

    Location: Auckland/Edinburgh

    If they do put a phone line in then you'll see its an extra £11pm marked with an asterisk under the main prices. They're a sneaky lot. If you're in flats then see if theres any other students moving in and split the internet bill assuming they give you a wireless router. Thats what we did which meant we could get the biggest internet package for half the price.
     
  5. Zarf

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Jul 2007

    Posts: 2,527

    over the year, you'll be paying £287 including the installation and line rental.

    Telephone line rental £11 - charged monthly
    M+(Starter) £5.50 - charged monthly
    Broadband size: L £25.00 - charged monthly
    Phone, BBand L & TV disco £11CR - deducted monthly
    TOTAL MONTHLY = £30.50 YEARLY=£366

    2 Months triple off £19.50CR - This will only appear this month and next month
    Special one off discount £20CR - this is a one off for buying online
    =£59 discount this year

    Installation charges - not entirely sure what's happening here, the £15 credit is against the £25 priority quickstart installation cost, and I'm guessing the £30 credit is supposed to be becasue you would have got £30 off the engineer installation if you had needed it, but since you diddn't need it you get the credit for free.

    Quickstart 7-9am Delivery £25
    Free Installation £15CR
    Quickstart 12 Month Contract £30CR

    =£20 credit this month

    so £366 - £59 - £20 = £287

    £287/12 = £23.92 per month - this is the figure you should use when dividing up how much your housemates should contribute.
     
    Last edited: 5 Oct 2009
  6. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,018

    what,,,,

    This is rediculous.

    It should just be £19.5 a month.. which is why I ordered it
     
  7. Daegan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Bath, UK

    £19.50 a month*

    *When you take a Virgin phone line for £11 a month


    Bit sneaky on their part but that's how they word the bundle pricing. You just failed to read it properly.
     
  8. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,018

    so I am paying £30.50 a month sort of?

    so is it £19.50 + £11 for the first 2 month..

    then even more after ?

    or can I just make it out as £30.50 shared by my flatmates per month?
     
  9. Daegan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,589

    Location: Bath, UK

    It says...

    Which suggests you'll be paying them £11pm for the first two months, and £30.50pm thereafter.