Long term sky TV customer. .move to Virgin media. much better deal..

Discussion in 'Service Providers' started by hairdryer76, May 24, 2018.

  1. hairdryer76

    hairdryer76 New Member

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    Hi all, am on the basic variety bundle with sky paying approx 40e per month. Hv been with sky over 10 years... just lazy about shopping for best deal. Am currently looking at Virgin for TV and broadband current offer. Just looking for opinions on Virgin. Would stay with sky if matched but can't see that happening!
     
  2. tallpaul

    tallpaul Frequent Poster

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    Ring Sky and say you are going to cancel. You are GUARANTEED to be offered a discount. Don't necessarily take the first offer either. No-one should ever be on a full price Sky subscription.
     
  3. hairdryer76

    hairdryer76 New Member

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    That's what made me not cancel though... They always say oke fine,, it'll be cancelled in a month. I'm convinced it's cos I don't require movie or sports packages...
     
  4. MrEarl

    MrEarl Frequent Poster

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    Last edited: May 24, 2018
    Hi,

    Like tallpaul, my experience has been that Sky always offered me something when I told them that I was thinking of leaving - I generally find the best way to deal with it, is ring up and tell them you are considering leaving to go to Virgin and spell out the deal you are looking at, but you really like Sky so were wondering if they'd match it before you leave them.

    Sky have always given me something, but that said it's usually only for between 3-9 months, so I have to go back through the same nonsense again once the promotional offer has ended.

    Sky have the better quality picture and sound imho and also, I think they have a better channel selection. However, Virgin have the far superior broadband service. As things stand, I have TV from Sky and Broadband from Virgin as a result, but I will probably have to get back on to both of them in a few months time, when my current deals run out.

    If you are going to move to Virgin, get over to the Boards.ie Talk to Virgin forum (log in and click here ), as there are deals there for new customers which give additional benefits to those advertised on Virgin's website, by the way :)
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2018
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