Anonymous
To explain in more detail We have been with Virgin for 10 years, every 2 years we have signed a new contract and every year its gone up quite a bit. We stayed with them because they had the fastest broadband but this year they dont! We dont use the landline so we can get rid of that, we dont really watch anything we cant get on freeview except tnt sports which we can get for £15 a month. We would of stayed but we had a dispute where sometime in the last year we found out that they would be putting the price up but if people wanted to leave they could, this was music to our ears! I rang up to find out if this would apply to us and I was told in no uncertain terms that it wouldnt, ****! Fast forward about 5 months and the remote breaks, we order a new one and they send us a package with nothing in it (they did the same to us only a few weeks ago and we hadnt even ordered a new remote?!). I login to find out the account number as I needed to speak to them about this only to find out they had been charging us more money for the past few months, I was livid! I ring up, I tell them I was told that we wouldnt be part of that and the lady on the phone lied to me about being able to listen to the call from that previous call, she basically told me anything I wanted to hear. We did end up getting this resolved but that isnt the point, I am someone who will hunt situations like this down to their conclusion but how many people wont/dont even know they are being over charged? They must make millions from basically stealing from people and its wrong! So our contract is up in a few days, I rang up so I was going to give them 30 days notice just so I didnt get pro rata charges and guess what, they still tried it, I told them that I was giving them notice to cancel and wanted that to be set in place exactly 30 days from what when contract finishes, guess what they did, they cancelled it from that day forward so I had to pay an extra little but of money! So they said the best deal they could give me was like £60, this didnt make sense since I had been with them for 10 years and I could get all I needed for £40 a month (although I needed to buy a freeview box or a new tv). I cancel the contract then days later I get a call offering me my package for £40 a month, I tell them I am not interested! Funny how they can just knock off £20 out of nowhere and couldnt be good to such a loyal customer! I was considering going with it but then they tell me (after probing) that they now had a term in place that they can up the price when they like and I would not be able to cancel, no way am I going for that I say! So no fast forward some more days and I get an email, this offer is £44 for my package I alrteady gave but its now a "bigger bundle". They say that its for 18 months and even though they will put the price up it will only be inline with inlfaiton 3.9% and after 18 months when it goes up to £80+ we can cancel. We still dont go for it! However as time goes on its becoming harder and harder to find a tv or freeview box that works like we want and because my mother is ill and has limited movement we need a remote she can use easily and a system she can use easily. So we decide to go with the deal. I sign up online, great I think. Then I get a confirmation email saying the deal is now £40, thats strange, that isnt what I agreed to, anyway we dont think too much about it. Then today we want to watch the football only to find out we no longer have tnt sports, they "upgraded us to a bigger bundle" and removed one of the only things they had going for them! This is not right I think, I login to my account but it tells me I am on maxittv package, this package has tnt sports?! I spend all day on whats app because their phones are too full of people likely wanting to cancel or to sue them! They tell me that I am not on maxit tv but mega tv 3, I thought maybe I was still on the old package until the turn of the month but that wouldnt make sense since if that was the case I would still be able to use tnt sports. The amount of reviews I have read that say the same thing. This company needs a class action lawsuit against them, they must owe millions to people. They are theives, they are scammers, they lie and there is no recourse! If I did this on the street, if I sold someone a bag of gold and they find out its actually lead, I get arrested, but Virgin are able to carry out fraud on a national scale and its fine. I am so upset about this I can barely type fast enough. Its disgusting. But I tell you what, go with a broadband provider and get freeview! Who watches sky cinema anymore? You can get tnt sports cheap as a solo deal, no one uses home phones so get rid of it, sky sports is the big outlay but again its likely you can get broadband for like £15 a month and a sky sports package for £30. Skysports with virgin broadband likely costs £60+ Do not go with them, they will put your price up whenever they feel like they, when you call up, unless you have some real tenacity then you will be exhausted and give up. .
5 months ago
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