A few months ago, I received a phone call from Virginmedia asking if I would like some extra TV channels on my Tivo Box. I could have them free of charge for six months after which time, if I kept them, I would be charged an extra £5 per month. I was free to cancel the additional channels any time before the six months with no charge whatsoever.
We made virtually no use of the extra channels so after five months I rang Virginmedia to cancel them and revert to our original set-up. A few days later I received notification from Virgimedia telling me that as I had cancelled the additional channels, I was now into a new 12 month contract from the date of cancellation (even though I had simply reverted to my previous contract). Needless to say, this was not explained when their offer was made. Today I received a letter telling me that the price would be increasing by £42 a year. Insult on injury.
So, If you only have a couple of months left on your contract and you are thinking of bargaining or leaving, beware of freebie offers from Virgimedia