Virgin Media Prices

Soldato
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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
 
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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!
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Soldato
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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?
 
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It says...

£19.50 a month*

FREE for 2 months.

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

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