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....Sky’s unlimited up-to-38Mbps fibre deal is £30 a month for 18 months with a £49 set up fee, although you can probably haggle this away. Virgin Media offers by far the highest speeds by virtue of its cable network, but is pricier. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
....Sky’s unlimited up-to-38Mbps fibre deal is £30 a month for 18 months with a £49 set up fee, although you can probably haggle this away. Virgin Media offers by far the highest speeds by virtue of its cable network, but is pricier. ...
Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... GiffGaff is still working on its offering but will have to offer free roaming in all EU countries as a minimum. Virgin Media will offer free roaming, but only in EEA countries – which includes Norway and Iceland but not the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Switzerland. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
....Crozier was appointed a non-executive director of Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, in January. Analysts at Liberum said his departure may heighten speculation of a bid by Virgin Media owner Liberty Global, which owns 9. ...
Which? survey reveals best and worst UK broadband providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
.... John Lewis came in third on 68% followed by SSE on 66% and the BT-owned Plusnet on 65%. Just four providers scored more than three stars for speed – Zen, Utility Warehouse, Virgin Media and Vodafone. ...
TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:02:09 PM
....Zen Internet had the highest customer rating at 86% in the survey, followed by Utility Warehouse (81%), John Lewis Broadband (68%), SSE (66%) and Plusnet (65%). Virgin Media (52%), Vodafone (50%) and the Post Office (48%) were also included. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....Four of the five biggest internet service providers had "loyalty penalties" as follows, according to Citizens Advice:. Virgin Media's 12 month plan was the only one that didn't impose a loyalty penalty when the initial term of the contract ended. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
....It’s usually cheaper to call your own service provider’s directory enquiries number. Virgin Media, for example, allows customers on one of its mobile and landline packages up to 10 free calls to its own 118 180 a day, although charges apply if you choose to be connected to the number you sought. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
....”. BT, Sky and Virgin Media have jointly put forward a draft proposal to introduce automatic compensation through a voluntary industry code of practice, but Ofcom said “at this stage, we do not consider that this proposal sufficiently meets our concerns when quality of service falls short”. ...
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:38:46 AM
.... It will then publish its decision "around the end of the year". In response to the plan, BT, Sky and Virgin Media have issued their own draft proposal for automatic compensation through a voluntary code of practice. ...
Laying down the law as my phone connection with Virgin Media is on the line image
. I have been a Virgin Media customer for the past 20 years (it took over the original incarnations of cable companies long since departed). ...
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Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
....9 million people. At the start of the review in December, Ofcom said BT and Virgin Media had the highest line-rental charges, followed by TalkTalk and Sky. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
....Both Sky and BT have announced they will be putting up prices in March and April respectively. Virgin Media traditionally puts up its prices in February, and it is expected to do so this year. ...
Windows update knocks out internet connections image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:37:16 PM
....Several European internet service providers (ISPs) have highlighted the problem, which can strike regardless of the type of router box or the particular ISP in use. Virgin Media has issued detailed advice to customers on how to reconnect. ...
Landline phone prices review launched by Ofcom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 09:04:37 AM
....The review will decide whether measures are needed to protect them. The worst offenders are Sky, which has raised landline prices by 41% in real terms over the last six years, and Virgin Media, which has raised prices by 38%. ...
Ofcom to investigate rising landline prices amid concern for elderly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 09:02:57 AM
....All major landline providers had increased line-rental charges by between 28% and 41% in recent years, in spite of the wholesale cost of providing those landlines falling by 25%, said Ofcom. Market leaders BT and Virgin Media had the highest line-rental charges, with TalkTalk and Sky not far behind, Ofcom said. ...
Virgin becomes last major UK 4G network image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:38:32 PM
. Virgin Media has launched its first 4G tariffs, the last major UK network to offer high-speed mobile internet plans. ...
Business rate rise to push up cost of broadband, BT says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 10:19:03 AM
....The telecoms giant warned that if the proposed new rates are brought in, "it could have a negative impact on future investment in the network". That point was echoed by Virgin Media chief executive Tom Mockridge, who said: "The Chancellor Philip Hammond is choosing to side-step responsibility for a huge increase in infrastructure taxes, at the very moment after the Brexit vote the UK needs to maximise investment into its digital fibre network. ...
Got a customer complaint? Take it up with the CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 06:00:10 AM
....com, Sainsburys and BT all replied within four hours. There was no answer from Tesco, British Airways or Virgin Media, while a generic response came back from Virgin’s Richard Branson. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 01:33:34 PM
....UK-based Liberty Global is one of the world's biggest broadband internet service providers and international cable firms, with operations in 14 countries and 35,000 employees. Since 2013 it has been the owner of Virgin Media, and also has a minority stake in ITV. ...
I’m moving down the road and Virgin Media is demanding £240 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of August 2016 06:00:24 AM
. I am on an 18-month Virgin Media contract that includes broadband, television and telephone. ...
Virgin Media customers face price increase in November image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 03:30:06 PM
. Virgin Media customers face a price hike in November, with their bills set to rise by an average of 5. ...
Vodafone 'removes' broadband line rental charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:52:24 AM
.... . "We are expecting a busy second half of the year with Sky's entry into mobile, Vodafone's debut in TV and Virgin Media's new set-top box. ...
Golden opportunity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 08:58:47 PM
....The IOC says Rule 40 is in place for various reasons, including:. Among those taking advantage of the relaxation of the rules and thinking creatively have been Virgin Media and Usain Bolt. ...

BT's customer service is dire, but it has provided a decent broadband network
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....New technology and competition will see the situation improve in line with customers’ expectations. Virgin Media is a fierce competitor expanding its footprint. ...
BT fault hits broadband users and banks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 09:01:25 AM
.... Over 80% of our traffic continued to flow and it immediately started to recover even before the power was restored," he said. Linx's 700 members include major internet providers such as BT and Virgin Media, as well as content providers . ...
Post Office landline and EE broadband tops Ofcom complaints list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of July 2016 03:53:23 PM
....The telecoms regulator Ofcom, which publishes its data every three months, said the Post Office’s HomePhone service had overtaken TalkTalk to become the most complained about landline operator. During the period 1 January to 31 March, complaints about the Post Office’s service were running at 29 per 100,000 customers, which was double the industry average of 15 per 100,000, and almost five times higher than rivals Virgin Media and Sky. ...
Property funds fall, the lowest ever 10-year mortgage, and a car hire guide image
....We need legal advice for our HSBC mortgage but no one will give it. Turned off by a Virgin Media cancellation fee. ...
Turned off by a Virgin Media cancellation fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:00:07 AM
. I have been a customer of Virgin Media for a number of years. ...
Why Three's proposed merger with O2 was a deal too far image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:31:32 PM
....In short, this was a deal too far. Telefónica, no doubt, will find a buyer for O2 (perhaps Liberty Global, owner of Virgin Media) if it is determined to sell. ...
Three's takeover of O2 blocked by Brussels on competition concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 10:27:11 AM
....Hutchison had offered a five-year price freeze, investment to improve coverage and reliability and a move to share some of the merged network with operators such as Sky, Virgin and Tesco. Telefonica wanted to sell O2 to reduce its debt and could try to do a deal with Liberty Global of the US, which owns Virgin Media in the UK and has said it could be interested. ...
Europe blocks Three’s O2 bid image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 09:07:00 AM
.... . Proposed concessions by Three’s Hong Kong owner Hutchison included offering Virgin Media and Tesco Mobile access to the merged network, billions in investment and a five-year price freeze but were deemed insufficient to address competition concerns. ...
BT is just coasting with £6bn wave of broadband investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 06:48:30 PM
.... In its last review, the regulator spoke about a “good outcome in the long term” being 40% of households with FTTP. BT’s plan – even when added to Virgin Media’s investment in equivalent technology – won’t get the UK to that level. ...
City News: Hiscox, Premier Foods, Volkswagen and Chapel Down image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 10:48:00 PM
.... He has spent the past seven years at Prudential. He has worked at Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Media predecessor ntl. ...
Broadband ad rules are 'complete and utter joke', says culture minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 01:13:08 PM
....“It’s ridiculous,” Vaizey told the House of Commons culture, media and sport select committee. Related: Virgin Media asks ASA to crack down on false broadband speed claims. ...
UK regulator wants European commission to block Three-O2 deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 07:51:58 AM
....Figures for 2014, the most recent available, showed EE had 29% of UK mobile phone contracts, followed by Telefónica with 26% and Vodafone with 19%. Three had 10% of the market followed by Virgin Media with 4% and the remaining 12% shared between smaller companies. ...
O2-Three tie-up risks 'long-term damage' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 07:30:06 AM
....5bn takeover of EE was approved by the CMA. Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media chief executive, said: "A combined O2-Three would provide a counter balance to the strength of BT/EE, offering an alternative source of capacity to other providers who will drive competition in their own right. ...
Richard Desmond sells his adult TV channels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 10:30:44 AM
....com. Its channels are available on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media. ...
Not connected? Britain’s worst mobile, broadband and TV providers REVEALED image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 03:06:00 PM
....Overall the number of complaints received by the watchdog fell during the quarter, however pay monthly grievances bucked the trend and increased. At the other end of the scale, the firms with the happiest customers were Tesco for mobile, with just one complaint for every 100,000, and Virgin Media for landline phone services with five for every 100,000. ...
BT hits back in fibre optic row image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....“Dark fibre [so-called because cables would not be ‘lit’ using BT’s electronic equipment but by a rival provider installing its own equipment] introduces an unnecessary layer of complexity and will deter others from building their own fibre networks. “It is a cherry pickers’ charter benefiting those who don’t invest in networks at the expense of those who do, including BT, Virgin Media, City Fibre and Zayo. ...
BT must install business broadband more quickly, Ofcom says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of March 2016 08:04:32 AM
....”. BT criticised dark fibre as a “flawed piece of regulation” and a “cherry pickers’ charter benefiting those who don’t invest in networks at the expense of those who do including BT, Virgin Media, City Fibre and Zayo. ...
All Sky subscribers to get some Premier League matches for free image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 11:49:14 AM
....However, Sky is understood to see Now TV customers as completely different consumers of media to traditional customers and the company is not aiming to win them over to a full package. It sees Sky Sports Mix as a way of offering more value to existing customers to stop them thinking about defecting to rivals such as BT Sport, Virgin Media and TalkTalk TV. ...
Money Talks: ancient appliances, miniature homes and the latest on house prices image
....After Guardian Money wrote about the domestic appliances that go on and on and on, you told us about your long-lasting kitchen gadgets – including a 38-year-old microwave and 45-year-old Moulinex mixer. Virgin Media accidentally gives away telephone number. ...
ITV shares slide on disappointing viewing figures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 05:38:01 PM
....”. He added that the UK market was “unfinished business” for Malone, despite his £15bn takeover of Virgin Media in 2013. ...
Virgin Media accidentally gives away telephone number image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 07:00:32 AM
. Two weeks ago we featured the case of RB from Edinbugh who was having problems getting his home phone and broadband connected to Virgin Media. ...
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Mobile World Congress: Vodafone makes final plea for BT to be broken up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of February 2016 07:31:33 PM
.... . However Vodafone, Sky and Virgin Media have called for the deal to be approved, in part to provide stronger mobile opposition to BT. ...
Job losses gather momentum across UK and Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of February 2016 09:41:34 AM
....French utility company EDF is cutting up to 4,200 jobs in France and a further 6,000 worldwide by 2019, with the bulk expected to be at its UK division. Virgin Media plans to cut 900 jobs from its UK workforce by 2017. ...
City News: ITV, UK Oil & Gas, Pendragon, Virgin image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 09:49:00 PM
....------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. RECORD customer growth helped Virgin Media post a 38 per cent rise in annual profit to £377. ...
Virgin Media reveals 38% leap in profits after record customer growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 04:52:26 PM
. Virgin Media has revealed a 38% surge in annual profits thanks to record customer growth, just weeks after announcing around 900 jobs were under threat. ...
Virgin Media reports £104m profit increase as it prepares to cull 900 jobs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 01:50:01 PM
. Virgin Media is pressing ahead with plans to make hundreds of its UK employees redundant after reporting a surge in annual profits. ...
Vodafone and Liberty Global announce Dutch tie-up image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of February 2016 12:47:14 AM
.... . Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, resumed talks with Vodafone over a swap of assets a fortnight ago, but despite speculation that the companies were considering a full-blown merger, talks were limited to the pair's respective businesses in Holland. ...
Faster broadband speeds, but slower service with Virgin Media image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 07:00:03 AM
. At the start of the year I decided to switch to Virgin Media for its supposedly faster broadband download speeds. ...
FTSE recovers after turmoil but BT falls on competition fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 11:03:24 AM
....On mobile, Sky is set to launch a mobile service later this year and, depending on the remedies from the Hutchison/O2 UK merger, there could also be a new entrant such as Iliad. A potential Vodafone/Liberty Global merger would lead to lost mobile virtual network operator/BT Wholesale revenues initially, but we think the longer-term impact from Virgin Media’s footprint expansion (Project Lightning) has been underestimated. ...
City new: Virgin media, rare whisky market, Just Eat and Burberry image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:00:00 AM
....It would also invest £5billion over the same period and could look to sell parts of the combined company’s network capacity. Virgin Media chief executive Tom Mockridge said: “A combined O2-Three could have more to offer consumers and, crucially, more capacity for other providers who want to drive competition in their own right. ...
Vodafone resumes talks with 'cable cowboy' John Malone's Liberty Global image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 06:03:41 PM
.... . Vodafone and Liberty Global, which owns Virgin Media, had previously mooted a series of asset swaps or even an outright merger but those talks ended in September. ...
BT’s results in spotlight after EE deal completed image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 12:01:00 AM
....BT’s tie-up with EE hands the telecoms giant 35 per cent of the mobile consumer market and a similar share of the UK’s consumer broadband business. BT will be able to offer bundles of telecoms, TV, broadband and mobile to its customers to compete better with rivals such as Sky and Virgin Media. ...
Sky backs £10.25bn Three-O2 merger as EU prepares objections image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 08:21:28 PM
....” . Sky would be likely to face competition from TalkTalk, and potentially Virgin Media, which is Britain’s largest MVNO. ...
Sky’s new vision of home comforts: more TV, available everywhere, at a higher price  image
.... . As well as seeking to increase average customer bills, which have gone up by only £1 in two years, Sky Q aims to take and maintain a technological lead on rivals BT and Virgin Media. ...
What's stopping Murdoch from trying to buy Sky a second time? Absolutely nothing image
.... . Once the best-funded company in UK broadcasting, allowing it to pick up the spoils when it came to the Premier League or other assets , it is now competing against a Virgin Media which is part of Liberty Global, and a resurgent BT with deep and ambitious pockets. ...
Money Talks: how Sheffield to Essex is cheaper via Berlin, and find out what money means to you image
....Householders are being told they must hand over tens of thousands if they want broadband to be installed, finds Anna Tims, while a reader tells of their wait to have their landline fixed. How do we get Virgin Media to junk all this mail?. ...
How do we get Virgin Media to junk all this mail? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of January 2016 07:00:00 AM
. Virgin Media promised to stop sending unwanted junk mail six months ago. ...
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The five-minute guide to… The rising cost of digital television image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:01:00 AM
. This shows that the cost of Sky TV and Virgin Media packages has soared by about five times the rate of wages since 2008. ...
Pearson, Barclays and Virgin Media announce job cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 06:52:26 PM
. Pearson, Barclays and Virgin Media have added to the list of British employers announcing significant job cuts this week as they announced plans for thousands of redundancies. ...
Virgin Media to cut 900 jobs over the next two years image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:03:39 PM
. Virgin Media will cut 900 jobs from its British workforce over the next two years, it announced today. ...
Virgin Media to cut 900 UK jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:42:32 PM
. Virgin Media is to cut 900 jobs from its UK workforce over the next two years. ...
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Ad watchdog cracks down on misleading broadband ads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:01:02 AM
....The advertising watchdog is to crack down on the way broadband packages are marketed after research showed that four out of five people were not able to work out how much they are supposed to pay. The Advertising Standards Authority is to start a crackdown on the way companies including Sky, BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE, 3 and O2 advertise after finding that the public are confused and misled by broadband deals. ...
BT hires 1,000 UK staff after complaints over Indian call centres image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 04:57:42 PM
....The plan is part of an effort to improve BT’s standing in the tables of customer complaints, compiled by Ofcom. The regulator’s annual report on customer service, released on Friday, shows that Sky and Virgin Media beat BT in terms of satisfaction with how complaints were handled. ...
Sky TV prices jump 76% since 2008 – that’s five times faster than your wages image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 04:47:00 PM
.... Instead they have to pay for a £30-per month ‘Variety Bundle’. Sky increased the price of their TV packages in June 2015, while Virgin Media has announced it will raise charges from February 1 this year, with average price hikes of 5. ...
BT cleared to buy EE despite fears of a bad deal for customers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 02:36:00 PM
...."The regulator will need to keep a very close eye on this to ensure consumers really do benefit from the deal and be prepared to step in if not. "Following the merger, BT will be able to offer bundles of telecoms, TV, broadband and mobile to its customers to compete better with rivals such as Sky and Virgin Media. ...
BT-EE deal gets competition go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 07:24:27 AM
....Ms Mehra said BT's acquisition was "a strong bet" on so-called quad-play - where firms sell fixed-line phone, mobile, internet and TV services as one package. Virgin Media and TalkTalk already sell that kind of package, and Vodafone and Sky are also moving in that direction, she added. ...
British police paid telecoms firms £6.7m for surveillance data last year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 01:14:20 PM
.... . The biggest telecoms operators - including BT, EE, Vodafone and Virgin Media - received £6. ...
Could Apple conquer the living room in 2016?  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 02:00:10 PM
ITV investors disappointed as Comcast denies bid claim image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 12:35:30 PM
.... . Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, is ITV’s biggest shareholder with a 9. ...
Be a smart phone user – follow our five steps to cheaper mobile bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of December 2015 06:59:10 AM
....95 – both come with a 12 month contract. Virgin Media customers can get similar deals, the pick being its £8 per month sim with 1,250 minutes of calls and 500MB of data. ...
Vodafone sues Dutch rival KPN over alleged monopoly abuse image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 11:37:45 AM
.... . Earlier this year Vodafone explored solving the problem via a deal with Liberty Global, which could have seen its British and Dutch mobile operations merged with cable operation Virgin Media and Ziggo. ...
Virgin Media criticises watchdogs over 'flawed' analysis of BT-EE deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 06:53:45 PM
. Virgin Media has accused the competition watchdog of conducting an “extraordinary” flawed analysis before giving approval to BT’s £12. ...

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