WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12329 Members
65 Forums
73258 Topics
989220 Posts
57 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
66 registered (alan128, 11 invisible), 1321 Guests and 328 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1268
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 332
Washing machine 256
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 196
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 154
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 149
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 121
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 117
VW t4 fixed side window replacement 104
Wanted roof box 94
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by Excoriator
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
What song are you listening to?
by snowshoes
01:34 PM
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
01:11 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
11:03 AM
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by lincle
12:03 PM
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE 40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
10:25 AM
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
23rd Jun 2017 1:25pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
23rd Jun 2017 10:22am
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#948993 - 1st Jun 2015 9:15am Virgin/Talk Talk
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14435
Loc: Wirral
This subject has been raised before, but I can't find it.
I am at a loss and confused .com

Virgin have handed my broadband( didn't have landline with them or email.) over to Talk Talk.
So far as I know, I did not receive any notification from Virgin , but anything from Talk Talk could have been binned as it would not have been expected.

Anyway, I now pay my monthly DD to Talk Talk, it has gone up from 17.50 per month to 18.00 and according to Money Expert, Talk Talk 'Broadband only' is 5.00
See the link:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband

To be perfectly frank I don't know who I should contact, how to get MAC number now and why I should be paying so much more. This is getting too much to bare and it may be great for the young folk who like constantly changing, but I can't handle all this technology and constant messing around.
Please tell me what I should do, apart from sticking head in oven ?


Edited by granny (1st Jun 2015 9:17am)
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
Google Ads
#949010 - 1st Jun 2015 11:59am Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Granny: The option you mention in the last line of your post is possibly not the best way forward. Stainless oven or not - some bugger's got to clean it after you've gone! Consideration for others PLEASE !

Hope this helps. grin


Edited by Pinzgauer (1st Jun 2015 12:00pm)

Top
#949011 - 1st Jun 2015 12:36pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10277
Loc: Birkenhead
According to the Virgin statements earlier in the year you should apply to Virgin for your MAC code. However it seems like you have already been transferred to talktalk so I would have thought its now talktalk.

18 a month is a very good price for broadband and phone, you will be lucky to beat that.

The really bad News is that if you use a virgin.net email address, you will lose this at the end of the year.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#949029 - 1st Jun 2015 2:37pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
Bennie Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 26th Jun 2012
Posts: 103
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: granny
This subject has been raised before, but I can't find it.
I am at a loss and confused .com

Virgin have handed my broadband( didn't have landline with them or email.) over to Talk Talk.
So far as I know, I did not receive any notification from Virgin , but anything from Talk Talk could have been binned as it would not have been expected.


Hi, are they charging for land line rental?

Anyway, I now pay my monthly DD to Talk Talk, it has gone up from 17.50 per month to 18.00 and according to Money Expert, Talk Talk 'Broadband only' is 5.00
See the link:
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadband

To be perfectly frank I don't know who I should contact, how to get MAC number now and why I should be paying so much more. This is getting too much to bare and it may be great for the young folk who like constantly changing, but I can't handle all this technology and constant messing around.
Please tell me what I should do, apart from sticking head in oven ?

Top
#949045 - 1st Jun 2015 3:35pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: diggingdeeper]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14435
Loc: Wirral
Thanks DD. It is better to know what one is talking about before contacting these people. I didn't have broadband and phone with Virgin , it was broadband only and I did that because I had the option to cancel at anytime, rather than having a lengthy contract with Virgin. . So don't even know if the same applies.
Phone line is with BT.

Thanks Pinz. You've put things into perspective again. grin





Edited by granny (1st Jun 2015 3:38pm)
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#949050 - 1st Jun 2015 4:38pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10277
Loc: Birkenhead
Talktalk don't generally do broadband only and that is probably why you are paying a premium.

I'm with talktalk for both phone and broadband on "simply broadband" package, pay 7.50 a month extra for inclusive anytime mobile & landline calls, then pay the annual advance line rental. Works out pretty cheap compared to others, I don't want their TV package and I don't need fibre.

Offshore customer service has improved considerably but can still be lacking, if I have trouble with them I contact the English agents on their forum and it all works out.

The only other provider I would consider is plusnet.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#949125 - 1st Jun 2015 8:51pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: diggingdeeper]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14435
Loc: Wirral
Maybe you are right with that conclusion.
Have also thought about Plusnet, as BT are getting beyond themselves now with the cost of calls and all the little add- ons they keep conjuring up, but don't know anyone who uses it.
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#949129 - 1st Jun 2015 9:09pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10277
Loc: Birkenhead
My Brother just moved to plusnet and is made up with it, people using Post Office broadband are actually on plusnet. I only hear good things.

No idea how plusnet phonecalls pan out. I prefer to pay for inclusive calls on talktalk even though it would probably cost less not to, it means if I get put on hold I don't start throwing the telephone through windows.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#949130 - 1st Jun 2015 9:22pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2998
Loc: Heswallish
I was told by Virgin I would be changed over to Talk Talk ( no extra cost) then I received another letter saying it had been delayed. Not heard a dickie bird since. I have written them a snotty letter saying I am temporarily withholding my bill payment because internet has been so poor (speeds less than 1mb for long periods)
Didn't know you could have phone with BT and Internet with another-- who do you pay line rental to.

Top
#949152 - 1st Jun 2015 10:20pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: fish5133]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14435
Loc: Wirral
Fish, line rental is paid to BT.

I wouldn't have known, only the Direct Debit was changed to Talk Talk last month. It all seems a bit out of order to me, and I don't even know how they can get away with it. Virgin have played games before too. When they first floated Virgin in the 1980's they sold shares for x amount. Got what they needed did the business and then not so long afterwards bought them all back on a compulsory purchase for the same price. Must have done quite well out of it, but the share holders didn't .They were used like money lenders, without interest.

Yes, well I shall now look further into PlusNet /Post Office and even Saga might be an option, if they still do it. Pleased you've found a way of controlling your emotions DD.


Edited by granny (1st Jun 2015 10:23pm)
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#949155 - 1st Jun 2015 10:48pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14435
Loc: Wirral
This looks pretty good too.


https://www.johnlewisbroadband.com/
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#949162 - 1st Jun 2015 11:19pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10277
Loc: Birkenhead
JohnLewis' uses plusnet service I think.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#949166 - 1st Jun 2015 11:21pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
Tony_1985 Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
Might also be worth considering

https://www.sse.co.uk/phoneandbroadband/products/


They have a few good deals on at the moment


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
ssebbphone.png



Top
#949170 - 1st Jun 2015 11:31pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: Tony_1985]
granny Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 14435
Loc: Wirral
Yep, looks good. Is that the same as Scottish Power ? Dubious about the Scots. They might pull the plug ! smile
_________________________
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Top
#949171 - 1st Jun 2015 11:33pm Re: Virgin/Talk Talk [Re: granny]
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
You may not be aware that you could be charged a higher rate with your broadband if you have a "fibre" to the box (That's in your street not to your door). So check if your connection is with fiber or the older copper.

Expect calls from talk talk to try to sign you up to there TV box, and with that your sure to be on fibre.

O2 a few years ago now, sold our broadband package to sky. This was great but the price jump was about 10

Nothing I could do at the time.
Just be aware of possible hidden costs before you move.

I moved my uncle from talk talk to sky no MAC code was required as there on the same local loop.

Granny.
do your home work.
to bring the costs down, ask what your actually paying for. Ask them how can you reduce costs. Write them down. Then bottom line any new additions to your package or removal with talk talk will probably try and lock you into a 2yr contract. So just be aware
If your in a contract you will have to pay a penalty to leave.


Edited by Mark (1st Jun 2015 11:51pm)
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Ipad 1 charger
by madrob
26 minutes 16 seconds ago
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Sep 2011
Posts: 614
Newest Members
DaveAitch, Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03
12329 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
woofie (55)
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
23rd Jun 2017 9:38am
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Ipad 1 charger 2
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 4:44am
Sunset Sun 9:45pm
Local Time Sun 3:04pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .