Virgin gives early adopters benefit of recent price cut
First TiVo owners get £50 refund
In a rare moment of magnanimity - for the consumer electronics boz - Virgin Media is apparently compensating early adopters for a subsequent price cut.
When it began offering its 1TB hard drive-equipped, TiVo-based set-top box, Virgin charged punters £150 for the unit.
Now, both existing Virgin customers and new ones pay £100 for the box - or £50 if they opt for the 500GB model.
Usually that's tough luck for the folk who coughed up the higher price. But not this time: Virgin has been emailing punters telling them: "We're giving you a £50 refund on your Virgin Media account, so you'll be paying our new and improved price." ®
Between this, launching Spotify, not advertising in the NOTW and being the only ISP to give anywhere near their advertised speed, they are my favourite company right now.
I M LUCKIEST PERSON
that when I rushed from V+ HD to 1TB TiVO, I got the old V+HD box installed in my daughter's room with all the same channels and it had at no extra cost (one off or monthly).
Expansion definitely required
I would agree 100%. Virgin I feel is a pretty good company generally, but they do need to start rolling out network expansion in a big way to build their customer base. It's no good saying they have a 50% coverage by population when that 50% is based in large towns and cities.
Time to get their fibre optics out to the more rural areas and especially at new builds too.
@Still too much for me
Me too. If they gave it away free it would still be too much.
How about improving the quality of the TV shows on offer first? Watching crap is bad enough, but recording it as well?
Virgin sounds like a good company all things considered, where do i sign up? oh wait a sec i live 10 yards too far down a road, out of luck again.
Be serious though, Virgin is a great idea but the inferstructure is seriously lacking, which gives BT total dominance which in turn means there is no compertition and we get shafted.
Keep up the good work Virgin but maybe consider a network extention to help boost your sales and provide even more great offers.