Thank you for your post. I'm sorry to hear that you aren't happy with the offers available for a renewal. We will always provide the best existing customer offer we can to our existing customers.
Concerning the question you have asked. Yes she get a new customer deal but the existing account would to have a 30 days cancellation completed and then there would need to be no Virgin Media services at the property for 90 days to be able to get the new deal.
Hello silentg1971. I am writing this for you and any future visitor to this forum with a similar question.
I'm not sure if you have VM broadband service. If you cancel, be aware that any email addresses and mailboxes linked to your broadband service would be scheduled for deletion 90 days after service ceases, according to VM's own Terms and Conditions.
But the process fails all too often and leaves the former customer vulnerable to hacking and theft of personal and financial details years or decades later. Therefore, once you have settled with a new email address*, I recommend that you delete everything from all the folders to reduce the information available to hackers. You can use an email client for this (Try Thunderbird - using IMAP process which synchronises with the mailbox stored on the VM server).
You can verify the email address is deleted by checking the email address(es) through mailtester.com.
If still valid, you can come back to this forum and request that VM staff raise a ticket to get the mailbox deleted manually. The friendly Forum Team will visit the thread and then take your personal details by private message.
Best wishes to you.
* Forum users regularly recommend NOT relying on email addresses provided by any ISP. You are best to choose one that is portable, provides support, top-class security and decent spam filtering.
There are some deals for us long term customers, but expect it would also depend on what you have in your package.
My 5 recent calls to Retentions all were answered by offshore, which unless I was prepared to take on extra services - they could/would not offer anything worth considering on the over standard price I was paying.
A acceptable deal I was happy with for the next 12 months, which came from UK retentions was not on the cards until after I had handed in my 30days notice.
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Only just joined so only just read this. This whole issue is very vague with contrasting answers everywhere.
I have been with Virgin for many years (Birmingham Telewest!) & decided to try & get a new deal as I haven't had one for ages & realize I am paying way too much. The account is in my name alone. However, my wife is an NHS nurse & tells me there are cheap deals on her Blue Light & NHS Discount sites.
So I rang to get a new deal. I am currently on Full House TV (I need BT Sports) + 200mb broadband + telephone (free weekends). I currently pay £85.50 for this & the chap said he could do £78 on new 18month contract.......whoopee doo! I told him my wife is a nurse so could I cancel the contract & rejoin in her name? He said yes but I would have to give 30 days notice of cancellation then sign up my wife for a new deal via Blue Light/NHS site, brilliant!
He put me through to cancellations & the lady told me that I couldn't do this as the credit check would detect the address & not allow my wife to join for 90 days. She offered me the same deal for £66 so I reluctantly agreed as I can't be without for 90 days.
Note: the account is in my name but paid from a joint bank account.
So, my question................is this information I have been given correct? I've read various threads that would seem to imply this is both correct & incorrect.
Thank you for reaching out to us in our community, to take the account in another name as a brand new customer you would first need to give a 30 days notice then not be a customer for a further 30 days then would be able to take a new customer deal.
Thanks for the reply, but this contrasts with every other explanation I've read.
Your sales team told me that I could give 30 days notice & rejoin via Blue Light/NHS site in my wife's name as account holder.
However, your retentions team categorically told me that the credit check would detect same address & not allow my wife to join for a further 90 days. This seems to be the majority opinion when I Google it. But you are telling me 30 days which is a completely different answer?
Had the retentions team told me 30 days then I would have cancelled & done without for 30 days, then signed my wife up with a cheaper deal as NHS worker.
So, can you please confirm 100% which is actually correct? If you are correct then I have been mis-sold.