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News Virgin Media announces Vivid 200Mb/s broadband

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 29 Sep 2015.

  1. Paulg1971

    Paulg1971 New Member

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    I'm with vm and got an email about a months ago saying that my bb would be getting upgraded soon. I ignored as i'm already on the 152mbs service, so maybe they are rolling it out again as free
     
  2. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Feel free to hit me up for half price Sky mate.
     
  3. Kovoet

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    You kidding Damn I'm of on Friday well check what speeds I get by me with sky. Thanks

    Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk
     
  4. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    One mile from Swansea City centre..currently on 8MB BT Broadband with no upgrade in sight according to their website.
    No Virgin on the horizon either.
    Pathetic.
     
  5. Rhydian

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    On 3/4mb max here in rural wales, with infinity approaching next july :(
     
  6. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I just yesterday got a letter from Virgin telling me they are upgrading services again soon so are upping the price..again. Perhaps I will downgrade from the top tier; dunno.
     
  7. forum_user

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    Landline connection: 1.23Mb/s

    **** you BT with your 'we do care about rural' ********.


    EE 4G home based mobile broadband connection: 40Mb/s down 36Mb/s up

    £50 for capped 50GB per month. After which it is £15 per 10GB extra.

    I reckon when 4K streaming becomes the norm, I may have to sell up and move nearer an exchange.
     
  8. barbary

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    Very confused by this article. I got a link in an email from virgin (to a page that never seems to load) and a letter saying I would be upgraded in October to 300Mb not 200.

    Snipit below.

    "The upgrades will see those with the 50 Mbps product upgraded to 100 Mbps, 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps and 152 Mbps to 300 Mbps"

    Have they knocked the offering back to 200. I thought it was weird that the trial was run at 240 and then they were going to offer more than that.
     
  9. Syphadeus

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    It isn't free really. I got a letter from VM a couple days ago advising that the amount I pay for my service is going up by £1.50 per month. It then states how I'll be getting a free speed boost. They have been upping prices twice a year for a while now. So there may be no direct fee for the increased speed, but it's not really free is it.
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Could you scan and post a picture of that letter - with your personal details removed, obviously. If that's what they promised, they've dialled it back considerably: 152Mb/s goes to 200Mb/s, 100Mb/s to 150Mb/s, and 50Mb/s to 70Mb/s. It's all there in the official press release.
     
  11. ripmax

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    It was originally meant to be 300, 200 and 100mb, the people on the trials were getting 300/20 which was their original plan and they even sent letters out which Syphadeus received stating it was 300mb.

    So obviously Virgin either couldn't boost everyone to 300 so had to dial it down or didn't think they needed to go the full 300 yet.

    http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.ph...subscribers-of-new-broadband-speed-boost.html
     
  12. Paulg1971

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    Just had an email about the upgrade ,it will cost £5.99 for p&pp for a new hub and it will go up to 200mbps. No other costs involved if you install it yourself.
     
  13. DraigUK

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    This is all well and good but I hope they sort the upload speeds out as well.
     
  14. thom804

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    We downgraded from the XXL TV/BB/Phone package to the M one. Still had top tier BB, just lost a few channels that we didn't watch anyway. Saved us about £30pcm.
     
  15. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I've not heard anything from Virgin, but they've increased my speed. I get around 18mb/s from Steam now, as opposed to a max of 15mb.

    Downloaded the whole of the Star Wars Battlefont beta which was more than 10GB in less than 10 minutes. which is an average of over 17Mb/s.

    ITS LIKE LIVING IN THE FUTURE!
     
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