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Rant regarding Virgin ***king media #185203
16th Nov 2007 12:10am
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I have had it.. This is the last straw with me.. I want to mention how stupid those customer service representives are at virgin media.. This morning i phoned up to pay my Broadband bill cause i forgot to pay it.. smack and i phoned to pay it and bam!! The bitch went away for 2 minutes and left me on hold.. She came back and turn around and said ive made an accidently mistake which cant be rectified... The mistake is that she entered 547.70 instead of 54.77 it hasnt been taken out yet but when it does its going to give me a 60 bank charge cause its going to bounce.. Ive phoned the bank to alert them and leave a note on my account so the bank knows its not a Genunine transacion.. And guess what Virgin Media are going to pay all my bank charges.. BUT WHAT frustrates me NOT!! once did i speak to anybody ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its starting to really pee me off so i phoned and demanded to speak to someone english and they have sorted it out and put a Refund on it stright away.. WHY ON EARTH didnt they do that in the first place.. Know ive gotta get off my arse and post a statement which comes in next month to show them there mistake WHY CANT they just reimpurse me the 60 or something instead of messing me about more.. I tell yer im deffo cancelling when my contract is up next year cause i want to keep it for christmas etc cause of Dalinas mum and such.. SO yer be careful with Virgin Media it hasnt popped its cherry yet but it fu***** needs it!!!!!


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: SoundLad] #185204
16th Nov 2007 1:00am
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Fookin stupid that is, they should have reversed the transaction, it can be done as o2 have done it for me in the past.

You should have told the bank the transaction was fraudualent, they were taking more then what you owed, taking advantage of your bank details lol.

Needless to say, I would be expecting 3 months free service as compensation for the hassle they will cause...

Just one thing, IF they had any wits about them, they would just credit your account with a BACS direct sameday business bank transfer on the sameday your card is debited, that way avoiding fee's (if the amount overdrawn unauthorised gets replenished the same day it went out you wont see a charge), obviously they dont give a toss though!

As for the foreigners, I thought NTL/Virgin used Scottish call centres, and Telewest used nationwide call centres, it seems they must have changed to india!!

Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: MattLFC] #185266
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Touch wood i'm not having any broadband issues at the mo
but if what had happened to you lee i would also be leaving.

I think if you push it lee you will get freebies "Over Christmas" wink


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: Mark] #185369
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no problems here at min with broadband fingers crossed but i do no what you mean over the call center


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: fordsteve] #185374
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i'd rather be tv-less, than deal with the branson monopoly ! 99% of the people i no who have some sort of dealings with virgin have problems.... fight


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: jonah] #185377
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would not go that far but think it may be time for a change


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: fordsteve] #185378
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when u ring up are u usin the option where u press 888 for subtitles ?


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: jonah] #185379
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yer but could notunderstand them either lol raftl


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: fordsteve] #185384
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Never had a problem with NTL, but had nothing but trouble since the virgin takeover. Really slow and unfunctional epg, bb speed half what Im paying for at peak times due to an unfair "fair use policy".

When i move house in a few weeks i wont be getting vm installed.


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: Waddi] #185387
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Sorry to hear the broadband problems you been having Waddi, when I was with them (CWC through to NTL years), the rest of the services were pretty abysmal, moreso when NTL bought CWC UK residential as that was when all investment stopped, but the broadband service (I was even a 64Kbps trialist) was always superb, and apart from the regular 1am maintenance schedule they seem to have on Bagu every few weeks, there wasnt really any problems to be had with it.

Shame its gone downhill for some customers.

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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: MattLFC] #185394
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mine's not really had any problems, now and again it's really slow but i usually find out my missus's son has been downloadin torrents which drain most of the bandwidth provided to us...

Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: Davey_Martin] #185402
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Davey, imho, on a 20mb service, even if it was halfed to 10mb, thats still very fast, fast enough not to feel the throttling.

iirc, the fair use policy is different for the 20mb service, it throttles us on the lesser bandwidth so that they have enough bandwidth available to even offer a 20mb sevice.


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Maybe its VM's way of saying to people, fookin get onto our flagship service for a LOT more money if you want a decent connection...

Mind you Davey only managed to pull 13.5Mbps from my server the other day, which is excellent speeds for a home connection imho, but id expect better from a DOCSIS connection. It proves how overloaded their network is due to their stupid overselling.

Robbing ... they are!

Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: MattLFC] #185408
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13.5 out of 20, I thought VM's statement was get what you pay for, due to the lack of exchanges or something.


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Re: Rant regarding Virgin ***king media [Re: Waddi] #185411
17th Nov 2007 10:19pm
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Lol, on DOCSIS it wont be the UBR that is preventing him achieving very near 20Mbps, he should be looking at 17Mbps+, it will be other factors such as peering (or rather lack of), over-subscription on the UBR and overusage of their national backbone.

Tbh, there should only really be two companies in the UK in a position to offer 20Mbps+ service to potentially millions of customers and they are BT and Easynet (Sky) with possibly Telefonica (o2).

Other companies backbones simply arnt big enough/dont exist, or rely far too much on open-peering.


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