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Virgin Media UK Discounts Standalone Ultrafast Broadband Prices

Friday, August 16th, 2019 (11:40 am) - Score 1,745
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Cable ISP Virgin Media has discounted the price of their 50Mbps to 350Mbps standalone broadband packages by -£7 per month for the first 12 months of service, which for example means that you’d now pay from £30 per month (£37 from month 13) for their entry-level 50Mbps package and £45 for 350Mbps (£52 from month 13).

As usual all new customers (this offer is not for existing subscribers) will also receive a Hub 3.0 (SuperHub v3) wireless router, a 12 month minimum term contract, unlimited usage, access to Virgin’s UK network of WiFi hotspots, internet security / parental controls and email. A £35 one-off setup fee must also be paid.

Admittedly the new discount prices are still a little bit more expensive than Virgin Media’s combined broadband and phone bundles, although the post contract price on standalone broadband is generally several pounds per month cheaper than their phone bundle. Apparently this offer will only be available for a couple more days.

If you’d rather get a broadband and phone bundle then we’d recommend waiting until Monday as we think they’ll be knocking a little more off their monthly prices for the first 12 month term.

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12 Responses
  1. Avatar Bladesman

    But after 12 months you can just sign up for a new deal surely?

    • Avatar Meadmodj

      Sometimes you can barter but in my experience you have to go through the origami, send the kit back, go without VM broadband for a bit and then sign up again when the next offers are on. Hence the one-off setup fee to deter. It is the long term pricing we want to drop but the ISPs need revenue and balance their prices against their competitors accordingly. Unless something specific happens expect prices to creep up and ISPs promote higher speed/cost packages that most customers are unlikely to fully utilise.

    • Avatar Bladesman

      So Virgin don’t have a standard price? So for example, if you take the 43 a month deal for 350+phone which becomes 59 after 12 months, cant you just ask to switch to the 350 only which is 52?

    • Avatar Meadmodj

      The product prices and differentials available now may be different in 12 months. As always we need to do our research in good time before the contract runs out. Also VM changes are not instantaneous so unless notified in advance your product may be on the regular price for a few weeks.

  2. Avatar cdh1981

    Still kicking existing customers right in the unmentionables I see. Well done VM.

  3. Avatar Gary

    Statistic grabbing ‘BS’ discount deals, sadly have become the norm. It’s basically a legitimate scam hoping/knowing people will either forget or wont bother searching for a new deal. Sadly offering a decent product at a price that works for supplier and customer is apparently less desirable than constantly having millions of people scouring price comparison sites.

    Cant just aim this at ISPs, its energy providers and insurers all chasing each others old customers to become their new customers with some short term deal ad infinitum.

    It’s like these incentive deals , one of the latest Broadband ones is a free Xbox, So while we’re struggling with areas that are considered as non viable commercially, Providers are discounting their margins even more in the areas that are.

  4. Avatar Onephat

    I think the argument they never favour existing customers is false. I’ve recently renewed my package and after a short phone call to retentions I’m paying below the new customer price for my package. 500 mb broadband, full tv package, unlimited call package and an unlimited data sim with a total of 3 v6 boxes. The cost of this package would be around £106 for a new customer and I’ve just renewed for £82.

    • Avatar Gary

      If you don’t mind me asking, what was their offer before you called and re-negotiated ?

      I don’t mind if you’re not interested in disclosing details, but by you having to call retentions to get the deal you now have I assume your initial quote wasn’t as favourable. It’s great you got a better deal, There’s a parallel in employment also where they say the first time many employers know an employee isn’t happy is when they resign, More people look for another job than go to their manager to discuss pay/terms of employment.

      We dumped Direct line for insurance 2 years ago due to increases, when I called to cancel they told me they would beat my lower quote from elsewhere, If their initial quote had been ball park similar when I shopped around I wouldn’t have bothered but as I told the guy on the phone, they were now going to lose both cars and our house insurance, 7 years of customer retention down the toilet.

  5. Avatar Mml

    Erm, are you sure this is actually a promotion? I was checking their prices a week ago and I can swear the 50 Meg package was at £28. Prettu sure the 100 Meg was cheaper too. If VM are presenting this price rise as a discount, they are pretty shameless.

  6. Avatar Sarah

    Makes the inevitable 500 standalone look interesting.

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