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Virgin Media offer up to £100 account credit on top Collections

Posted on 2013-01-14 12:04 in Offers Expired Virgin Media

Three of Virgin Media's top triple play broadband, phone and TV collections now come with an extra £50 to £100 off.

The Essential Collection offering up to 30Mb broadband, Talk Weekends and 80+ TV channels with 500GB TiVo now comes with an extra £50 off

The Premiere Collection offering up to 60Mb broadband, Talk Weekends and 175+ TV channels with 500GB TiVo plus a spare HD box for a second room now comes with an extra £75 off

The VIP Collection offering 100Mb broadband, Talk Unlimited Extra and 205+ TV channels including sports and movies with 1TB TiVo plus a spare HD box now comes with an extra £100 off

In all cases the extra discount will be credited to your first monthly bill.

 

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National Average Speeds December 2012

Average broadband speeds increase during December, Virgin Media and Plusnet see significant gains

Posted on 2013-01-02 18:33 in Announcements News Plusnet Eclipse Internet BT Virgin Media

December 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test rise by more than 2Mb in comparison to the results from November, coming in at 19.37Mb. Average upload speeds saw a smaller increase, coming in at 2.33Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speed has increased by almost 5Mb compared to last month, now coming in at 37.22Mb with upload speeds remaining stable at 2.88Mb. Despite seeing a small download speed increase, BT Broadband dropped to 4th place with download speeds averaging at 15.76Mb and upload speeds of 3.38Mb. Instead Eclipse took 2nd place with 16.63Mb average download speed and 3.11Mb average upload speed.

Plusnet came in at 3rd place with an impressive 3.9Mb increase to 11.94Mb average download speed. Plusnet also achieved the fastest average upload speed of any provider, coming in at 3.62Mb. These increases are likely due to a greater number of customers switching over to Plusnet Fibre, combined with improvements in Plusnet's traffic management policies launched in December.

Please note, Orange are now trading as EE, and speed test results only include numbers from their fixed line broadband packages, and not their 4G mobile broadband packages.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for December 2012

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National Average Speeds November 2012

Average download speeds decrease during November, big drop for Eclipse

Posted on 2012-12-03 17:43 in Announcements News Plusnet Eclipse Internet BT Virgin Media EE

November 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test drop in comparison to the results from October, coming in at 17.1Mb. Average upload speeds remained stable at around 2Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speeds have decreased by 1Mb over last month to 32.39Mb with upload speeds remaining stable at 2.62Mb. BT Broadband takes second place with download speeds averaging at 15.57Mb (a 1Mb increase over last month) and upload speeds of 3.45Mb. Eclipse drops to third place with a 2Mb decrease to 15.1Mb for average download speeds, and a 0.5Mb decrease to 2.75Mb for average upload speeds. Plusnet came in at 4th place with 11.94Mb download, a small decrease in speed since last month.

Orange are now trading as EE, and speed test results only include numbers from their fixed line broadband packages, and not their 4G mobile broadband packages.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for November 2012

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National Average Speeds October 2012

Average download speeds increase during October, big improvements for Eclipse

Posted on 2012-11-01 17:59 in Announcements News Plusnet Eclipse Internet BT Virgin Media O2 BE EE

October 2012 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test rise in comparison to the results from September's result, coming in at 18.04Mb. Average upload speed remained stable at around 2Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speeds have increased over last month to 33.43Mb (a 0.5Mb increase) and upload speeds remain stable at 2.17Mb. Fibre to the Cabinet provider Eclipse maintained second place with an impressive 3Mb increase to 17.31Mb for average download speeds, and increased by 1Mb to achieve 3.21Mb average upload speeds. BT Broadband held third place and also increased speeds, with download speeds averaging at 14.4Mb and upload speeds at 3.26Mb. Plusnet came in at 4th place with 12.58Mb download, an increase in speed since last month.

The best performing non-fibre-based provider was again BE and O2 (who share a common infrastructure) in at 5th place with 7.33Mb average download speed over their Local Loop Unbundled ADSL2+ service.

Orange are now trading as EE, and speed test results only include numbers from their fixed line broadband packages, and not their 4G mobile broadband packages.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for October 2012

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Virgin Media

EXPIRED: Virgin Media: £75 credit and free installation on TV, phone and broadband collections

Posted on 2012-10-11 15:37 in Offers Expired Virgin Media

Virgin Media's TV, phone and broadband collections now come with £75 credit and free installation. This is an offer that stacks with the 6 months half price deal that is also currently in place on collections.

Virgin Media Essential Collection
Virgin Media Premiere Collection
Virgin Media VIP Collection

Line rental required at £13.90 a month. £75 credit available for online orders only. Classic Collection excluded from offer.

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Virgin Media

EXPIRED: Virgin Media offer: Account credit on broadband taken with phone or television packages

Posted on 2012-09-06 16:01 in Offers Expired Virgin Media

Virgin Media are now offering account credits on all of their broadband with phone and television packages. Receive £30 credit on broadband and phone products, and £70 credit on broadband, phone and TV collections.

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Line rental required at £13.90 a month. Excludes Classic Collection. Offer is stackable with other current Virgin Media offers. Account credit will be applied to your first bill.

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