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    Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge???

    This is a discussion on Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge??? within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; daggman at CableForum pointed this out: According to digitalspy virgin are to follow sky and possibly scrap v plus subscription. ...

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      Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge???

      daggman at CableForum pointed this out:

      According to digitalspy virgin are to follow sky and possibly scrap v plus subscription.


      Cable - News - Virgin Media to review V+ charge - Digital Spy
      very interesting!


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      Re: Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge???

      wont ever beat sky with tv i wouldnt think but seems they are winning hands down with broadband but saying that i have friends who have had nothing but trouble with virgin

      infact it sounds the same as sky lol

      also interesting to see that when you do a compare test on thinkbroadband virgin customer services are better
      Last edited by newskyBOd; 24-05-07 at 02:28 PM.

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      Re: Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge???

      I can't see them scrapping it completely... not without charging for the box instead, like Sky do.

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      Re: Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge???

      they will just reduce the top cheese says

      i admit i do find their CS to be better - it's just things like you always get through never on hold - and they have instant control over the network unlike ADSL Max does.

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      Re: Virgin Media to scrap V+ Charge???

      From this post & various others in the same thread at CF, it seems that...allegedly...

      (as of 1st June)

      - If you already have V+, you can pay a 100 one-off fee, & then either pay no V+ subscription (if you're on "XL" TV, where V+ is normally 10) or pay 5/month (if on "L" & "M" TV, where V+ costs 15/month normally).

      - If you are a new V+ customer, you can pay a 150 one-off fee (this includes installation too), & then either pay no V+ subscription (if you're on "XL" TV, where V+ is normally 10) or pay 5/month (if on "L" & "M" TV, where V+ costs 15/month normally).

      - Or you can skip the one-off charge, & continue paying 15 (XL) or 10 (L/M) per month for V+.

      Either way, the box actually remains the property of Virgin Media.

      Good move from VM, but I don't think I'd want to fork out 100/150 & not *own* the box!

      Still not as competitive as Sky, either.

      99 for Sky+ box plus 30 installation plus no extra Sky+ sub. charge = 129.

      OK, HD works out more, 'cos you have 299 for the box plus 10/month HD sub.... but, then again, SkyHD does have more HD content than V+...& you can get the box for half that if you look around...

     

     

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