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post Sep 15 2009, 06:47 PM
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Does anyone know if I need a BT Landline if I buy the Virgin Media Pack?


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post Sep 15 2009, 07:34 PM
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Actually I found it earlier and didn't say anything smile.gif Thanks for caring anyways smile.gif. Now the problem is geting my debit card laugh.gif


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post Sep 16 2009, 11:26 AM
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I am on virgin media, and I would not recommened using them, they are a company spawned from the bowls of satan himself. I've had so many problems with virgin, even to the point of them sending debt collectors after me for bills that I have paid (even though I had already sent them hard, physical proof from my bank that I had paid the bill weeks and weeks before, and they had responded telling me that I was right and everything was fine, but still the debt collectors and angry bill demands would come...).

They have, in the past, over-charged me too. If you pay by direct debit, be careful, as my bill was 25 quid, but slowly, over a few months, it mysteriously went up to 26, then 27 and so on, with no explanation as to why the bill was getting more expensive. I unfortunantly am still under contract with them, but it ends in a couple months, so I will be switching to someone else.

You only need a land-line from BT if you have a non-cable service. In which case, BT will give you a whole other layer of non-sense on-top. BT has to be one of the worst run/managed companies on this fine Earth of ours. Fun fun.

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Didn't VM get a feature on BBC1's Watchdog this week? Something about continuing to bill people who had died despite being shown the death certificates - allegedly - if I remember it correctly?


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post Sep 16 2009, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE (AdamB @ Sep 16 2009, 10:26 AM) *
I am on virgin media, and I would not recommened using them, they are a company spawned from the bowls of satan himself. I've had so many problems with virgin, even to the point of them sending debt collectors after me for bills that I have paid (even though I had already sent them hard, physical proof from my bank that I had paid the bill weeks and weeks before, and they had responded telling me that I was right and everything was fine, but still the debt collectors and angry bill demands would come...).

They have, in the past, over-charged me too. If you pay by direct debit, be careful, as my bill was 25 quid, but slowly, over a few months, it mysteriously went up to 26, then 27 and so on, with no explanation as to why the bill was getting more expensive. I unfortunantly am still under contract with them, but it ends in a couple months, so I will be switching to someone else.

You only need a land-line from BT if you have a non-cable service. In which case, BT will give you a whole other layer of non-sense on-top. BT has to be one of the worst run/managed companies on this fine Earth of ours. Fun fun.

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Hey Adam, thanks for your input. The reason I turned to Virgin Media was because BT made me waste cellphone money for nothing. I went through 10 people because of different reasons and everytime they said the same thing and asked me for the same data. Put me on hold for more than 10 minutes than the call went down, on a public phone!


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post Sep 16 2009, 02:06 PM
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Yep, that sounds like BT. But I assure you, Virgin are worse. BT may be crap at dealing with your problems and generally be like banging your head against a brick wall, but at least they don't steal from you, or harrass you.

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post Sep 16 2009, 05:12 PM
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QUOTE (AdamB @ Sep 16 2009, 02:06 PM) *
Yep, that sounds like BT. But I assure you, Virgin are worse. BT may be crap at dealing with your problems and generally be like banging your head against a brick wall, but at least they don't steal from you, or harrass you.

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Ok. Ordered BT Landline...Only activated on the 8th of October...Turtle Speed if you ask me...


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post Sep 16 2009, 05:24 PM
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Yea, seems a bit slow. Think when I had our last line put in it was a lot quicker than that, but I guess it depends where you live. You're in london aren't you? I guess in london there is a lot more people to service so it'll be slower, I'm a little ways out of london out in oxford, so it's probably faster for me.

Do you actually have cable access where you are or do you have to get a phone line anyway? I'd still advise not using virgin as they are the company-manifestation of the ebola virus. The only really good thing about using BT is that you can choose from a lot of different net providers, I think sky is supposedly very good from what I've heard, but it might be a good idea to search around on the web to see what deals you can get.

Maybe one day wireless/mobile web will pick up a bit more, and they'll make a wireless router with a mobile dongle built in, so I can become completly detached from BT and other such companies. Hopefully that'd spell the end of BT, as people would no-longer require a land line for anything, and we can all be free. Or at least until the mobile companies start ripping us all off in the same way...

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post Sep 17 2009, 11:45 AM
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I personally recommend O2 or BE for residential ADSL


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post Sep 17 2009, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE (Darfuria @ Sep 17 2009, 11:45 AM) *
I personally recommend O2 or BE for residential ADSL


Yeah I also wanted O2, But they said I needed a bt landline, so back to the same smile.gif


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