Firstly, I'm a fan of Virgin Media - been a customer for many years but sadly have to leave as moving house and good speeds aren't available in my area. I would plan to return, but the process of cancelling an installation has been quite off-putting!
I had initially agreed to take Virgin with me but have since cancelled the installation and despite numerous live chats, sending a letter, making phone calls, sending tweets and waving semaphore flags - I keep getting text alerts trying to confirm my installation date.
I log in to my account and it says it's successfully closed, but when I speak to someone in the call centre, they tell me to just ignore the texts - surely that seems a bit strange? I'm worried I'll just end up having an engineer turn up one day who should've been cancelled!
I'm confused, good speeds aren't available in your new area, but you have manged to schedule an appointment at the new house for installation?
You can just ignore the texts if this is a new installation, it's possible that an engineer may turn up but you can just tell them to go away.
Since you have already sent a letter (recorded delivery I hope so you have proof), you can just refer them to that if VM contact you again.
You may still be billed however if you were previously in a contract at the property you have moved from as the contract would change from "moving home" to "cancelled", which would require 30 days notice and possibly early termination charges.
Yes so I naturally started to take Virgin with me and booked the installation, I was previously on 1gig in London but now in Camberley, only able to get M200. So proceeded anyway, but then was contacted by BT (via the developers) who could offer 900mbps, so naturally had to go with them and stand Virgin down.
Strangely just been sent an Installation Update from Virgin with a new account number and area reference. I'm going to ignore it and hope that things have been actioned as they should've but does make me nervous!
Thanks for posting. My apologies for the install confusion at the new property. We can assist however, if there was any contract time longer than 30 days remaining at the old property, then you'd be charged a capped early disconnection fee.