Rang up earlier about the part payment email and got everything sorted. The girl on the phone then told me of a price increase and would credit my account but when she started to read the terms and conditions to me said it would put me in a new 18 month contract. To which i told her i didn't want and wanted to stay on the 30 day rolling contract which she said your in an 18 month contract now was then passed on to two people from retention who was of no help. With the final person i spoke to ring back tomorrow or basically telling me id have to cancel the package and they would waiver the early cancellation fee anyone able to help on this and why i cant stay on the 30day rolling contract as i never rang up about a new contract or intended on going on a new contract.
Thank you for making your first post regarding your contract renewal. I am so sorry to hear that you did not receive the help you require during your phone call, that's not the high standard of service we aim to provide. Just to clarify: any change to your existing package will trigger the start of a new 18 month minimum term contract. I would like to take a look further into this and see what we can do. I shall send you a private message now to obtain the details required. Please look out for the purple envelope in the top right corner and get back to me when you can.
Thanks for your comment. When a new contract is applied to the account we do expect our agents to advise the customer of this before they agree to the changes.
Once the changes are made, a copy of the new contract is emailed to the customer and also uploaded to the account to be able to view in My VM. At this point if the customer was unaware that they were entering in to a new contract and don't want to then they have 14 days to contact us and we can revert them back to their previous.
If an agent doesn't advise the customer of the change in contract then this is a training need we need to address with the agent.
Thank you for the reply this is alot more helpful. I spent an hour on the phone speaking to 4 different people and not getting anywhere being told id have to cancel my service as im now in a contract and couldn’t be put back on my 30day rolling contract even tho i wasnt told till she started reading terms and conditions to me id be put into a contract which i then told her I didn’t want.
I was only told when she said she had to read some terms and conditions to me. This is when mentioned in them that id be in an 18 month contract. i then asked why i was being put into a new contract and she said because of the credit so i said I didn’t want that and was told it had been changed so she would have to go speak to someone about it. Then was just transferred to retention where he just didn’t understand and then put me through to customer service who then put me back through to retention who still was not any help and just told me id have to ring back today.
Hi, I took note of my contract renewal date when I extended it over a year ago, It was due to end in January 2023.
When I checked today to see the exact date in January 2023, Virgin Media have now changed the contract claiming a new contract started in July 2022. If so, this was done without any consultation or my consent.
They claim I received an email which I did not.
I would like to know why they have done this, as I intend to make a formal complaint to the ombudsman should the change of contract result in me being tied into this contract beyond January 2023.