Wow! Virgin Media impresses me (for once)
We currently have what is called the Virgin Media XL package which is basically 10Mbps broadband, XL tv (lots of channels you'll never watch or care about), a Samsung cable receiver/DVR (V+ box) which is very slow, clunky and has enough recording space for not very much (I suspect it had an 80GB HD) plus landline. For this we pay the princely sum of £54.90 per month.
Then last night we saw a Virgin ad promoting their new packages and all of a sudden it seemed like we were getting a rotten deal. They have a 50% off for 6 months for new customers promotion running, but forget that, even without the discount, their new packages beat ours hands down.
Not wanting to take this lightly I rang them this morning, and a week Tuesday they are coming to fit a 500GB Tivo box, upgrade the broadband to 60Mbps and fit a Virgin Superhub (ah well, we can't have everything as neat as we'd like) as part of the new Premier package (Fibre Optic Broadband | TV | Phone & Mobile Bundles - Virgin Media Shop)
All this comes in at £51.80 per month as I get a loyal customer discount of about 15%. I'm very impressed with them for once, so if any of you are on the old packages I'd give serious thought to checking out the new 'collections' packages. Be warned though there is an installation fee of about £45 for the new kit.
Can't wait :)