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Do I need a TV package?


I hate to say I'm a 'golden oldie' but I am & I need some help please. With Virgin Media increasing its costs from April 1st I am reviewing my package & wondered why I need a Tivo/TV package. I have a Smart TV given to me as a birthday present a couple of years ago by my family. i watch netflix on some family group. I don't record any progs but I do use playback if I miss something i wanted to watch. I mostly watch the basic BBC & ITV channels which I assume are the ones on Freeview which I understand are covered by my TV license for which I now pay! Can I just use my Smart TV with the connection to my aerial in the loft (which was renewed last year as I have  2 older small 'ordinary' TVs in my home!

Can I just have wifi, mobile & landline as a package? 

Thanks ,

Liz T


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Re: Do I need a TV package?

Only you can decide on your circumstances, but a few things to consider.

1: If you only watch the free-to-air channels, then a Freeview setup will be perfectly satisfactory if you don't require recording facilities. If you do - a standalone PVR may well suffice.

2: The TiVo is a very old box and has long since been superceded, but does provide your chosen channel package & recording functionality in one. Apps are not the TiVo's strong point, but the newer V6 & TV360 are much better.

3: There's no reason you couldn't have a broadband, landline & mobile package, but you may well find the bundle discounting makes keeping a TV element not a great deal more. Only VM can answer that.

4: If you only had VM broadband & landline, then the Stream TV service may be suitable if you didn't want to keep recording facilities.

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Re: Do I need a TV package?

Hey @Lib40T, thanks for reaching out to us and a warm welcome to the Virgin Media forums. 🙂

The answer is no, you don't need to have a TV package to have the other services.
If you wish to cancel your TV services, you can do so via our messenger team on WhatsApp on: +447305 327 112.
Drop them a message and let us know how it goes.

Kind regards,

Ilyas - Forum Team

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