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Advice: Virgin Media Broadband & Tv

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So, i'm looking at getting a Virgin Media Broadband/Tv package

 

My main concern is the internet, is virgin a decent option? Decent speeds and no cut outs? what about throttling?

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Quite a few people are on virgin on here i think.

 

From what i heard they are good but they are the ones that are clamping down on all these sites.  Not sure about throttling.  Think Nem uses them?

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Apparently (I've read) they do throttle, but I always get my 3-5MB/s when I'm downloading my TV shows.

 

Virgin are the bar-setters in speed, you can get fibre broadband from TalkTalk cheaper I think, but they don't have proper TV. You're probably going to be paying about the same amount if you compare Sky with Virgin.

 

Use Quidco or TopCashBack and you'll get over £100+ cashback when you sign up to these things (effectively making 2+ months free).

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My virgin is running at 54mb, get at least 6mb/s downloading from Torrents and cant even remember the last time i got throttled.

Its not virgin who are locking the sites its the courts so it will apply to all the major providors in the uk so nothingthey can do about it. Always a simple way around the blocks anyway.

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Infact virgin only throttle upload now,not the down stream :Y:

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Ive had issues with the virgin superhub and my Xbox one, constantly looses connection. Loads of people have had the same problem for over a year now, I've had to connect an old router to the virgin one and connect the xbox to that instead.

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got virgin and sky. Virgin had some reliability issues when I first got it, like 3 years or so ago, but is cool now. To be fair they are both pretty solid now, but speed wise I find virgin better. Average around 6mb/s on downloads.

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Their routers are shit, dunno why I'm taking ages to buy a new one.

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Their routers are sh*t, dunno why I'm taking ages to buy a new one.

i had to buy relay for around my house

 

the signal on the homehubs are so rubbish ffs

 

but now im downstairs so dont use the relays

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Connection speed/stability has been calm for me...but as previously mentioned the wifi range from the supplied superhub is faaaaacked

My boy has had issues with dropouts n shit. Virgin spitting the pipes in the area are over utilised...swear at the time they were giving him estimated repair dates like 6/8months down the line. Thats peak!

Just be weary of their normal price after any introduction discounts...swear they are becoming dyam teefs

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you just phone them up when your contract is up saying I want to move and they'll cut your bill down to a more favourable amount

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thats what a driver said to me. he said he was with virgin, contract was coming to an end and was complaining and all that stuff, and he said suttin about they chucked in bare freebies for him or whatever...

 

did you guys know that if you make a change to your 'package' that is a new contract in itself...

 

ive made various changes to my package as in upgrading or downgrading or removing something and all that is like an extra 12 month 12 month contracts i was taken aback when the woman told me that

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Finally coming to the end of my contract with Virgin

 

Think i'm going back to Sky

 

Virgin TV is just meh... Although the internet connection dropouts have become less frequent, i'm not convinced enough to stay

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I was only able to get Fibre Optic on my street in December. Upgraded to it sticking with Sky. Their new Broadband Router is a lot better than their old one, used to get quite a few cut outs with the last one but this rarely ever drops now.

 

Cancelled my TV with Sky though. Tried telling me they couldn't offer me nothing and if I quit I can't rejoin for 12 months, said fine sign me off. When I rang up a couple weeks later to get Fibre Optic a nice woman on the phone was trying to get me back on the TV Package offering me 50% off again, told her the last rep said I couldn't rejoin for 12 months and she basically confirmed that was some bullshit lies.

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although i fucks with richard branson i hate this service ffs ive been with them i think about 3 years now

 

internet in other rooms is rubbish

 

even in the same room i 'try' to stream tv shows and its buffering ffs... i mean how?

 

if you UPGRADE or DOWNGRADE your package with virgin over the phone that is a new contract and they dont say that to you over the phone... misrepresentation, misselling and misleading

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My virgin broadband >>>

Was with sky a few years back was terrible

I guess it all depends where you live, you should google whats best for your area

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Wouldnt swap my virgin net for anything tbh

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So virgin gets a c/s yh?

How is it with blocking websites, throttling etc

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Market leaders

 

So virgin gets a c/s yh?

How is it with blocking websites, throttling etc

 

market leaders in blocking/throttling tbh...

 

biggest cunts going.

 

Just clocked my bills have been rising slowly...need to drop the "im leaving" jazz n wind that shit back

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my bills every month is never no less than £100

 

i can never understand why this is

 

heighest was £190

 

fucking madness

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They only block shit that they have to by court orders (which apply to all major uk isps)

No such thing as blocked content in 2015 anyway so its not like it matters

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its funny how virgin media (not sure about other isp) charge u £10 for NOT BEING ON DIRECT DEBIT

 

 

 

like ... lmfao top scammers

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its funny how virgin media (not sure about other isp) charge u £10 for NOT BEING ON DIRECT DEBIT

 

 

 

like ... lmfao top scammers

you ever thought about doing a podcast?

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its funny how virgin media (not sure about other isp) charge u £10 for NOT BEING ON DIRECT DEBIT

 

 

 

like ... lmfao top scammers

you ever thought about doing a podcast?

 

whats a podcast?

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