My monthly bill is seemingly always over eighty quid, is going up again for something I don't want and so it's time for some trimming. The Virgin broadband is good, but the TV offering less so with lots of repeat channels and ones that I want such as Sky Atlantic, missing.
Going down to cable plus obligatory landline then adding something like Now TV, and/or Amazon Prime, Netflicks looks like a good solution provided I can put up with having a number of remote controls.
Has anyone reviewed and costed these alternatives?
Looking at the fact that £3 are going to be added to my bill for a channel I don't want, with the optical out on my TiVo not working with Dolby Digital a couple days after the rise was announced, combined with a half price offer on Sky TV for 12 months, I'm considering keeping only the broadband with Virgin (I don't need the phone line, I use a VoIP service with a local phone number), and go with Sky for the TV.
It'll eventually be a few pounds more expensive than what I currently have, but at least it'll be for channels I want.
Netflix is pretty good as well. As the first month is free, you can give it a good try before you jump ship. Just don't use it on your TiVo (unless you enjoy buffering).
I guess this has been asked a thousand times before, but for an up to date answer... Is it possible to downsize your Virgin Media package online?
And here's the answer that is given every time - no. Phone in or use web chat (if you can - Contact Us link at bottom of this page). But you are welcome.
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