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    Virgin Media Boosts Broadband Lines From 2mbps to 10mbps For Free

    http://www.itproportal.com/portal/ne...s-10mbps-free/

    does this mean possible upgrade for existing 10mb customers?

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    Does that mean that either 2mb customers will now pay the price 10mb customrs do, or that customers paying for 10mb will get a reducation to what was the 2mb speed, I wonder?

    I've recently cut a retentions deal with VM (on 10mb), however, with the recent price cuts already seen on 10mb, it is now not looking as good as it was just a month ago!

    Still, better than a kick in the face for those currently on 2mb!

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    Hooray! No more 2meg for me!

    edit: I hope the price doesn't go up. We are on a deal so I suppose it won't...but who knows?

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    I'm gonna give them a call tonight i think, strike a deal myself

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    I think they're just upgrading
    2mb users > 10mb
    10mb users > 20mb
    20mb users > 50mb

    Same price etc.

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    I hope so

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    Just read a couple of articles, customers signed up to 10mb already will pay more than those of us who are upgraded

    Edit: Guardian article
    Last edited by sparkeh; 24th February 2009 at 02:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messa View Post
    does this mean possible upgrade for existing 10mb customers?
    ...and 20Mb?

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    Not that you can use 10mbit (even if it runs that fast) you either hit the traffic shaping caps or your local UBR melts under the extra load.

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    I get my 10mbit 24/7 unless I hit the magic cap. No local contention issues, if only the ondemand service was as reliable.

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    Post a speedtest and prove it. preferably on a weekday evening between 6 - 9pm.

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    @Geoff Speed test from a virgin media connection on a weekday between 6 and 9:

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    Last edited by Trojan; 25th February 2009 at 11:42 PM.

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    @geoff


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    Hmmm still on 2M here.

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    I recently left them due to a bill dispute and went to BT broadband what a mistake as they are throttling my speeds so making a walk of shame crawl back to virgin next week lol



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