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    Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

    This is a discussion on Did Virgin spit their Dummy out? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Maybe they are, but they got their Marketing right, and one over on Sir Richard. As long as the Virgin ...

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Maybe they are, but they got their Marketing right, and one over on Sir Richard.

      As long as the Virgin Media customers are looked after, ie reduced subscription etc. etc.

      Sky are saving me loads of money at the moment and so I am quite happy! VM just need to drop the sense of humour and show a level business head.

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      VM customers won't be getting lower subscription prices afaik, but VM seem to be getting some program's back. I wonder if VM are gonna pull their channels off Sky's network? That would sure spice things up...Sky are just ****** that they're getting investigated over the whole itv scandal...

      Should be interesting to see how the two companies progress. I'm really happy with VM and since i work for Sky, it's really hard not to tell customers to switch

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      I wonder if VM are gonna pull their channels off Sky's network?
      They can't Sky, renewed the contract a few months back at a reduced amount. There are some clever people who work in Sky, beat out a lower contract with VM then raise the subscritiption for VM.

      In all fairness, everyone I know who is on VM never has a bad word to say about them.

      Sky are just ****** that they're getting investigated over the whole itv scandal...
      Nothing will happen over that I bet, its just sour grapes. Its a masterstroke. Sky foresaw the future and what VM would do, hence did the groundwork. To me it looks like VM are kippers, they've just been stitched like one
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by Meatbag View Post
      VM customers won't be getting lower subscription prices afaik, but VM seem to be getting some program's back. I wonder if VM are gonna pull their channels off Sky's network? That would sure spice things up...Sky are just ****** that they're getting investigated over the whole itv scandal...

      Should be interesting to see how the two companies progress. I'm really happy with VM and since i work for Sky, it's really hard not to tell customers to switch
      As they've recently already signed that deal for 2 years, it aint gonna happen, unless VM want to look like proper cowboys and get their arses sued big style for breach of contract.... which given their recent, pathetic behaviour.... you know wot, it isn't actually beyond them LOL

      You're so in the wrong job :P
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Even their poll does not look good
      Classic understatement, if the Virgin poll is representative.
      5% of Virgin Media customers are happy.
      46% say its unfair and are leaving Virgin Media.



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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
      I like the way they use invented words on the usually brilliant
      Battlestar Galactica.
      I haven't heard *hissed*, but variants on fracked is quite common.

      I agree. The last episode was fracking terrible.
      Too clever by half.
      its just the way i do it-as I'm new here your not used to my * at end & beginning indicating misspelled words,i was gonna put fracking hissed<but thought it looked too much like swearing> < > normally indicates my feelings,thoughts,
      But yep last Tuesdays was fracking terrible & I'm still trying to figure it out ,don't get me wrong i do love Battlestar,the phone is unplugged,dog been out & i will not answer door when its on, I did read some where they are doing a series 4<that I'm very pleased about> cos i hate the way Americans just abandon a program if they don't get ratings,they often do 1 or 2 series then make no more,but we get no ending its just left in limbo,thats why i don't watch American series as a rule,cos they have done it so often
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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      I wish I was elligible for the new 26 package that Sky are offering. I bet Virgin couldn't beat a deal like that.

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      I find it almost amusing that Virgin have spent more on the negative advertising campaign, than they would have had to pay Sky for the dropped channels.

      That how to treat your customers!

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      Contest added here - nothing more than fun for a prize though

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      Re: Did Virgin spit their Dummy out?

      I'm surprised that Sky haven't pulled ALL of their channels from what is now Virgin Media. NTL and Telewest cable boxes have been haxed aplenty and there are many, many people out there receiving Sky channels for free through cable boxes and I'm pretty sure Sky as well as Virgin must be aware of this.

      Sky got haxed in its analogue phase, they certainly weren't going to make that mistake when they went digital and as far as anyone knows Sky TV via satellite has still not been haxed. Digital cable on the other hand is easily haxed due to the poor technology they implemented.

     

     
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