I spoke to the VM online team on the 19th of April. I had seen the "Mix TV" Bundle online - it was offered to new customers at a price of £39.00 per month for the first 12 months, but as an existing (loyal) customer this same package would cost me £50+.
I spoke to the team and asked how this could be the case and was this really fair? If it was then I'd rather cancel my account. The person I spoke to informed me he could provide me this deal, as an exisiting customer, and also give me 3 months free sky sports! Great stuff! We confirmed my new monthly amount at the discussed £39.00 and I'd get a confirmation email soon....I should have known it was all too easy.
I got an email later on to confirm my new monthly total at.....£70.75 - Thats nearly twice what I had agreed to! I had been charged an additional £19.00 for line rental, and £31.75 for Sky Sports.
It took me 90 minutes to eventually get through to the online team where it then took me a further hour and I still didn't get any help from the person I spoke to.
I was informed the line rental on there was a mistake and there wasn't any line rental...but I can see there is.
I was then informed the Sky sports wasn't going to be charged (why is this in my monthly total then) and if I didn't want it after the free three months I would need to set a reminder, to give you 30 days notice to cancel it from the account so I didn't get charged in the fourth month. Given how long its taken to get to this point I suggested just removing it from the bill as I don't trust you guys to be able to follow instructions.
He then assured me my monthly total would only be £39.00 but when I asked for a new confirmation of this - I was told I needed to talk to the online team, or call up - I thought I was talking to the online team....the same people who the day previously had issued the confirmation email. Did I really need to wait another 90 minutes to correct an error you'd made?
Again and again I kept getting told that wasn't how the bill actually worked, and I would only be charged the agreed amount, but how can you expect a customer to just trust that when they've been sent an email confirming their monthly amount at twice the agreed amount?
I want to confirm that my account is set up with the bundle as discussed for a total amount of £39.00 as I agreed. Anything else is without my agreement as a consumer, and would be considered fraud.
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I'm really sorry to hear you've been receiving some conflicting information. We'll need to take a look at this for you in more detail. In order to do that I will need to confirm some information with you.
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