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Virgin just slashed prices on its broadband packages

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Black Friday may be over but it has seemingly put Virgin Media in a generous mood as the company has slashed prices on its broadband packages.

The various standalone options have been discounted to the same price they were during the Black Friday period, with the new prices applying to the first 12 months of service.

That means you can now sign up for the 'SuperFibre' 50mbps package for just £18 per month – down from the usual £27 (the price to jumps to £32.25 per month after the 12 months).

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Elsewhere the 'VIVID' 100mbps option is down from £32 per month to £23 per month for the first 12 months (£37.25 thereafter).

Those looking to sign up for the 200mbps package will be pleased to learn the price has dropped from £40 per month to £31 per month for 12 months (45.25 per month thereafter).

And finally, the 200mbps 'Gamer' option, which comes with 20mbps upload, is £45 per month for 12 months (£50.25 a month thereafter).

There is a £14.99 one-off activation fee and in some instances you may also have to pay £40 for standard installation.

Signing up will get you a free SuperHub wireless router, unlimited usage, free access to Virgin’s WiFi hotspots, free Internet security/Parental Controls, and free email.

The discounts are expected to last until late December so if you're considering signing up, make sure you head over to the site before Christmas.

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Let us know if you sign up in the comments.

Derek

December 9, 2016, 2:23 pm

Those prices above do not reflect the total amount you will pay. I for instance use Vivid 100 and pay 63 a month after the first 12 months..

toboev

December 9, 2016, 2:50 pm

Have you also got a phone line from them? I hate the way Virgin and all telcos use smoke, mirrors and small print in their pricing adverts. But at least with Virgin you don't have to take a phone line - although then the broadband price goes up (more smoke and mirrors).
TR could do more to expose these shenanigans instead of just miming to Virgin's message.

Derek

December 11, 2016, 2:48 pm

Hi, yes I do have a phone line that I haven't used for about 6 months or more. Originally when I signed up for that I asked them for a new number. They promised me it would be a new number. Once the package went live and I connected my phone, I had nothing but nuisance calls, some relating to previous tennants. And a barrage of cold calls. I just disconnected the phone and decided just to rely on my mobile. On talking to Virgin to get my phone part of it discontinued, they told me that if I do that the broadband cost would go up. It would basically go up to the point where the difference in cost would be a few pounds. Complete rip off I think, along with line rental rip off. As soon as I find a suitable broadband supplier that will supply broadband only without the hidden rubbish, I will be jumping ship. I don't even use the rubbish TiVo system! I think I heard recently that Vodafone are looking at supplying fibre broadband without line rental charges. I mean line rental on fibre, cmon!

toboev

December 11, 2016, 3:21 pm

They are all just as guilty as each other. It suits them all to play the same game; make it difficult to compare costs. At least with Virgin my experience has been that the underlying service has been rock steady and reliable. This is just as well, as any and every time I speak with them for any reason I come away swearing that I will cancel my contract even if it means using carrier pigeons, they are that annoying. Good news is that you can get just broadband, so take a stiff whisky, phone up retentions and tell them you want to ditch everything except broadband.The costs will go down, but not by the amount of the services you ditched. That is the smoke and mirrors bit.

Derek

March 7, 2017, 3:27 pm

Hi toboev, sorry for late reply..

Yes I do have a phone line despite the fact I have no telephone plugged into it. And like you say if you try to get them to remove the line option then the package changes and they charge you more for the BB. So although you would be removing circa £16 + worth of package by not having line and phone, the overall difference in price was only going to reduce your cost around £4 when they removed discounts for multiple packages.

Short and curlies spring to mind!

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