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Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by Richard Loxley, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 #1 of 149
    Richard Loxley

    Richard Loxley New Member

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    Just had my phone call from Virgin - he said it was the first call he'd done.

    I was offered:

    £149 activation fee
    free installation

    (So that sounds like £90 off the standard offering?)

    12 month contract
    28 days cooling off period

    Installation this Wednesday (!)

    I already pay £25.25/month for L (10meg) broadband. To add XL TV to this would be an extra £18/month, plus £3/month for Tivo. So £21/month for Tivo, and cable TV with HD.

    I don't want a phone line so didn't get a price with that.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 #2 of 149
    smokie

    smokie New Member

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    Installation booked for Wed afternoon. Mark actually called back to say that installation couldn't be before 11th but then they relented and left it as originally planned.

    Currently it is dual tuner, firmware update will add third tuner in March. 18 month contract, £40 installation waived and box cost of £149. £3 per month extra (which I will save by disconnecting the old Virgin box attached to series 1)

    I was the first he'd called, I was from Roy's list as he already knew I had fully subscribed Series 1.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 #3 of 149
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    That's not a bad offer :)

    It wouldn't make that much difference I don't think; maybe a couple of quid. The price you would pay for the phone line (just over £12) would be offset by a discount on your other services, but not enough to justify it if you don't need it.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 #4 of 149
    smokie

    smokie New Member

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    Hmph - would have been first to post this but had to take the call back. Can a mod merge this with Richard's thread?

    btw I already had XL TV & internet and basic phone.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 #5 of 149
    ruperte

    ruperte New Member

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    Just got my phone call too. Well confusingly the 1st call was saying, he was phoning about my mobile phone account! I don't *have* a mobile phone with them. Cue 2nd phone call moments later saying I'd registered for a Tivo.

    So £149.99 install/activation fee, £32.99 a month for Tivo with XL, 10Mb Internet and Phoneline, going up to after 6 months. 18 Month contract. So not too painful :)

    Installation sometime after the 11th they will call me tomorrow with the details.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 #6 of 149
    nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Sam e deal here - VM Tivo replacong basic V box

    Install on 11 Feb - I waited so long that another few days wont matter - will need the time to empty s1 TIVO!

    happy days

    nocomp

    P.S.:) how come none of the regular posters here have had a call yet? :confused::confused:
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 #7 of 149
    royfox

    royfox New Member

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    That sounds like a good offer..

    Hope everyone is happy.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 #8 of 149
    okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    Do remember, they also insist on a card payment for the £149 immediately, and will not put it on the account, which I find a pain. The deal to keep any existing V+ at £5pm isn't clear. I already have a V Box I pay £5pm for. They can have that back and I'll keep the V+ instead, especially if the cost is the same.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2011 #9 of 149
    nocomp

    nocomp New Member

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    Hi

    Anybody want to but a S1 1TB TIVO, available from 11 Feb ?

    nocomp

    :):):):):):):):)
     
  10. Jan 31, 2011 #10 of 149
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yeah. £12 per month on my bill or a one-off £149. It's 50/50 I think :)
     
  11. Jan 31, 2011 #11 of 149
    ColinYounger

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    I bet I'm last to get a call because of my surname. :(
     
  12. Jan 31, 2011 #12 of 149
    okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    Not if that's true. 12 x 12 = £144, so a saving of £5. This wasn't offered to me, despite protesting.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2011 #13 of 149
    ruperte

    ruperte New Member

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    Just got called back, install on Sat 12th Feb, 8am - 1pm, so won't even need to take time off work! Now to phone up Sky and give them the bad news!
     
  14. Jan 31, 2011 #14 of 149
    cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Sorry. £149 / 12 = £12.41

    I was just agreeing with you about having to pay the £149 upfront :)
     
  15. Jan 31, 2011 #15 of 149
    okonski_uk

    okonski_uk Decrepit Member

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    ;)
     
  16. Jan 31, 2011 #16 of 149
    big_dirk

    big_dirk uktivo.blogspot.com

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    just had the call, now to concoct a story so the Mrs doesn't kill me.........
     
  17. Jan 31, 2011 #17 of 149
    TCM2007

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    Two year costs of £940-odd. Ouch. I'm afraid I've got used to Freeview now, so even if I was in a Virgin area that would be a bit rich for me, especially as Sky are shifting a lot of their good stuff onto Sky Atlantic.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2011 #18 of 149
    EdGillett

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    Me too! 23 Feb install for me. Same deal - £90 off (£149 install and activation).

    I'm going up to the XL TV package from M+, and up to XL Broadband for a £1 more (50MB broadband) whilst I'm at it.

    My lovely wife is beside herself with glee that Tivo is coming back to our lives having had our S1 disconnected for the better part of 3 years. I'm quite excited too :)

    The Sales Guy sounds like he's having the easiest sales calls in his life with all our S1ers eager to accept terms :)

    In fact I have two children that have never heard the "bloop bloop" sound, and require an education :)

    Roll on Feb and well done VM for giving us S1 owners a decent offer :D
     
  19. Jan 31, 2011 #19 of 149
    deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    Looks good ... had hoped the "discount" would be a bit more - i.e. activation fee of £99. (N.b. anyone know/asked if the activation fee includes HD activation ... V-HD and V+ boxes are HD capable but I think you have to pay £49 to get the HD "activated")

    Good also to see that the sign-up list here does seem to have worked!

    It will be interesting to see what the special "launch offer" that VM give to the general public/new subscribers though.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2011 #20 of 149
    deshepherd

    deshepherd New Member

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    Depends on your current situation ... as we already have XL TV then £149 install then £3/month seems reasonable.
     

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