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30-11-2019, 16:35   #391
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Been with Virgin for just over a year for broadband and TV (two TV points in the home). Was paying around €69 and then when that deal ended a couple of months ago, price increased to €104.99 (would be increasing to €107.99 in Jan with price increase).

I’m very interested in Sky’s current offer of TV/BB and free TV. I called Virgin there to see what’s the best they can do. Offered me €84 for the first 6 months and then €99 for the next 6 months. Also increased my BB from 240mg to 250mg. Doesn’t seem too bad, not sure if I could’ve gotten much better?

I find the Horizon TV box pretty poor. Would much prefer to have Sky TV, but i’m unsure as to how good their broadband is. I live in Dublin 9, so not rural or anything. I’m happy with the Virgin broadband, but I prefer to have bundles, as there’s usually better value that way
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Been with Virgin for just over a year for broadband and TV (two TV points in the home). Was paying around €69 and then when that deal ended a couple of months ago, price increased to €104.99 (would be increasing to €107.99 in Jan with price increase).

I’m very interested in Sky’s current offer of TV/BB and free TV. I called Virgin there to see what’s the best they can do. Offered me €84 for the first 6 months and then €99 for the next 6 months. Also increased my BB from 240mg to 250mg. Doesn’t seem too bad, not sure if I could’ve gotten much better?

I find the Horizon TV box pretty poor. Would much prefer to have Sky TV, but i’m unsure as to how good their broadband is. I live in Dublin 9, so not rural or anything. I’m happy with the Virgin broadband, but I prefer to have bundles, as there’s usually better value that way
I'd usually agree with bundles being value but Virgins tv offering is so bad it's worth paying a few euros extra for sky tv IMO.
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12-12-2019, 19:56   #393
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Lads ,

My contract expires with VM end of month. Just few questions about Sky. What do I need for them to connect me? Have always been with VM. Not mad on having wires run all over the place.
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I've a week left of my cancellation period. Vodafone going in on Wednesday. Just can't justify what Virgin were charging.
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13-12-2019, 06:12   #395
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I've a week left of my cancellation period. Vodafone going in on Wednesday. Just can't justify what Virgin were charging.
Same as myself, not o ly that but there's road works on at the moment for SIRO in our area and Vodafone allows us to upgrade to it once it activates in a few months.
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My contract expires with VM end of month. Just few questions about Sky. What do I need for them to connect me? Have always been with VM. Not mad on having wires run all over the place.
For broadband only?

It connects to your telephone socket. Should only be a messy job if you decide you want your router somewhere else.
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13-12-2019, 12:35   #397
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For broadband only?

It connects to your telephone socket. Should only be a messy job if you decide you want your router somewhere else.
BB,TV&phone
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I was on 360Mbps BB, basic TV, landline that included international mobiles. Had been on a "6 month half price". Was at €89 and facing €3.50. Called up a few weeks ago... considered dropping to 250Mbps and dropping international mobiles... best offer was €76 from loyalty... so cancelled.

Then I called back on Black Friday and was offered €44.5 x 6 + €89 x 6 = €801.... for the 250Mbps BB, basic TV, landline with calls (but not international mobikes). So virtually same as new customer offee but without the Google Home.
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I've a week left of my cancellation period. Vodafone going in on Wednesday. Just can't justify what Virgin were charging.
Same here. Vodafone put in last Friday so still in my 14 day cooling of period. So far its been grand, not as good as VM but good none the less.
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BB & phone come through the phone socket as per above.

TV, well, they'll stick a dish on the side of your house and run cables from that, drill a hole through your wall, feed the cables in and then the cables have to get from the hole in the wall to your TV. How messy it gets depends on where your TV is in relation to where the dish is going.
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Same here. Vodafone put in last Friday so still in my 14 day cooling of period. So far its been grand, not as good as VM but good none the less.
Anyone know when the cooling off period begins, I signed up with Vodafone on 21st November and took delivery and installation 9th December, bit of a disaster so far with Internet dropping, TV and phone haven't worked so far, have I missed the boat?
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Anyone know when the cooling off period begins, I signed up with Vodafone on 21st November and took delivery and installation 9th December, bit of a disaster so far with Internet dropping, TV and phone haven't worked so far, have I missed the boat?
No, the cooling period only kicks in from the date on the contract which should be once the service is provided. If in doubt, ring Vodafone.
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Anyone know when the cooling off period begins, I signed up with Vodafone on 21st November and took delivery and installation 9th December, bit of a disaster so far with Internet dropping, TV and phone haven't worked so far, have I missed the boat?
Should be the 23rd December! I clarified that it was from the date of installation, before I signed up. But you would need to check with VF first.
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Same here. Vodafone put in last Friday so still in my 14 day cooling of period. So far its been grand, not as good as VM but good none the less.
Just wondering how long it took you to get your modem. I signed up to the vodafone offer and it's been a disaster. I was still finishing my 30 day cancellation with eir and vodafone took over my line immediately. They had said 15 to 25 days I still haven't got a modem two weeks later but my service is live so i still have to pay. So I'm paying eir and vodafone for broadband and I have no broadband what so ever.
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Just wondering how long it took you to get your modem. I signed up to the vodafone offer and it's been a disaster. I was still finishing my 30 day cancellation with eir and vodafone took over my line immediately. They had said 15 to 25 days I still haven't got a modem two weeks later but my service is live so i still have to pay. So I'm paying eir and vodafone for broadband and I have no broadband what so ever.
Only a matter of a few days, modem came in the post and then contacted by Open eir who sent out an engineer from Kuen and Nagel to commission. All in all a week or so from placing the order
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