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I signed up yesterday for a broadband package & opted for the free LG TV as opposed to the £250 bill credit. The guy at Virgin assured me the TV would be with me next week as I am moving to a house with no TV. This morning I have received an email to say that the free gift will be delivered in 28 days. Having looked at the posts on this subject I can see that is highly unlikely to happen even in 28 days & I don't want to be without a TV. I cannot get hold of anyone at Virgin & can help & keep being passed to different departments & then either cut off or left on hold for nearly an hour. WhatsApp messaging service is saying it is busy. I cannot access my online account as it says 72 hours must pass from signing up to broadband. I need to change the TV to the £250 bill credit & will simply buy a TV. Any suggestions as to how I can get through to anyone that can help. 


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Unfortunately sales people tell you what you want to hear, not the truth. The prime contact is customers services, but trying to get them to understand what you want to do will be an uphill job. Best wait for a VM staff member to get to your post in a day or two.

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Hi Rolfe 

I suggest speaking to the sales team. Their number is 0800 064 3850.

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Hi @Rolfe 👋.

Thanks for reaching out to us and welcome to the Community Forums. Apologies for the advice that was given to you on your free gift. The process is that you will receive your TV 28 days after Installation of your services. It will be distributed to you via our partners Exertis. I can understand from previous posts you have seen on here regarding gifts prior, the situation between the customer and the agent during a private message may not be the same as yourself. Our agents will share with you the information that is available on the website regarding Gifts 👈.

With wanting to change the gift to credit, i am afraid this cannot be done once the package has been processed.


My issue was finally resolved yesterday by using the WhatsApp service. Although, it did take 3 hours of back & forth. As you say Sabrina each case is different & in my case the TV was switched for the credit. Therefore, you cannot say that once the package had been processed that there can be no change, especially as it was a team member that gave me false information in the first place to secure my business. The person who assisted me yesterday completely understood my issue & had no problem with amending my order.

Thanks for getting back in touch with us. Glad to hear that you have got this resolved. Our policy is that where an order has been placed with a gift or credit, we cannot change this, should this of been done it was at the agents discretion.