• Not sure if this has been mentioned already but I had the same experience with Virgin last week. Rang up to get a better deal and they told me I couldn’t.

    Shopped around to get something better, rang up to cancel my Virgin package (£56 for TV, phone and 50Mbps broadband) and the cancellation team gave me broadband only at 100Mbps for £30, and o…[Read more]

  • I cancelled my contract with Virgin as I was moving to a new house where they did not offer service. Unfortunately, the person on the other end must have been too busy doing bong hits and didn’t actually cancel my service and the first I knew was several months later when they had supposedly turned my account over to a debt collector. Or not, as…[Read more]

  • @scarymary

    “Under rules from regulator Ofcom, if the contract was taken out after 23 Jan 2014, if your landline, broadband or mobile (but not TV) firm raises prices without warning you before you signed up then you are allowed to leave penalty-free.

    But do check the T&C’s as providers may state in there that they reserve the right to hike…[Read more]

  • Also people may like to know that if your provider puts up your costs Mid Contract you do have 30 days to cancel your contract. Meaning either a new provider or at least a chance to negotiate.

    @don I was intrigued by this so I just rang Sky about a potential Broadband+line contract. The salesperson did say that if the price of the contract did…[Read more]

  • Ali replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 5 days ago

    Even if acupuncture is just a placebo…placebo’s a very real effect and doesn’t require you to believe in it or hope it works, and it has a valid place in treating many problems.

    Or it could also just be distraction – the mind does funny things, and you may, say, have been physically unable to extend it for a while, then just ‘learned’ that…[Read more]

  • millie replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 5 days ago

    Currently undergoing acupuncture (4 sessions) in my ears for hot flushes. It’s reported as having a 75% success rate, so worth a try. After the first week, the flushes stopped. After the second week, they were back as previously! Now on week 3, and they’re still here, but I’ll carry on for the full treatment to see what happens. And yes, it…[Read more]

  • Just shifted from BT to vodafone for exactly that reason.

    My bill has over halved. The landline is there but I don’t pay any line rental if I don’t use it.

    It was very easy, still have fibre optic. They sent me a router and on the set day I plugged it in into the wall. That’s it.

  • It has been mentioned on this thread to use mobile data a couple of times. Up until 6 weeks ago that would have sailed right over my head. However I am in rented temporarily and have been using tethering to my phone.

    It has been a revelation. Very, very easy to set up and fast broadband. I have not watched any video because I have a limited data…[Read more]

  • I’m on sky fiber. I pay for something like 70meg and get a very consistent 30 to 40.

    Price wise I get the full TV package minus sports, broadband and landline for £52 a month. That took a lot of haggling though.

  • Are there any other fibre broadband users on the forums who are not using Virgin?

    May I ask who you use and what the service is like?

  • Thing with broadband is, you have to pay a line rental, so if you don’t use your landline, then it makes sense to use Mobile!

  • @jaffa I really hate all the haggling nonsense and the fact the prices are always creeping up with no real reason. I was going through a bank statement for something else and noticed I’m paying nearly £45 a month for a very basic broadband package!

  • Vodafone claim to user the same cable infrastructure as virgin, cheaper too.

  • I too keep seeing my Virgin Broadband creeping up. However there aren’t a lot of good providers near me that can even get close to the speeds I’m now used to. Even if I could get speeds consistently around 50mbps I’d consider swapping.

    The only plus for me is that my contract is up this month and I can phone Virgin up to do a bit of haggling.

  • If you’ve got a good 4G signal, sounds like it might be an idea to look at using your mobile data instead…

  • I’ve recently noticed that I’m paying massively over the odds for broadband with Virgin. I’ve been with them for years and had no major issues, but the prices keep creeping up and whenever I’ve rung them up the customer service isn’t that great so I think I may jump ship and go elsewhere.

    Is changing provider a faff or pretty simple these days?…[Read more]

  • callum replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 5 days ago

    I had it done a long time ago for a painful shoulder problem. There was blood flowing but the problem disappeared. However I now strongly regret doing it. I think it was a placebo effect in my case and afterwards I kept thinking about the clearly used needles the practitioner pulled out of a bag – had they been cleaned/ sterilized properly? Who…[Read more]

  • stew replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 5 days ago

    I was very sceptical, so someone I know that is a qualified acupuncture…ist(?!) did it to my hamstring area. I went from only being able to extend my leg to about 120deg, to fully straight with no discomfort at all.

    I don’t know how placebo works, but I don’t think it can make you more flexible? Only lasted about 10 minutes, but if you were…[Read more]

  • ted replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 5 days ago

    @ratface Not from a single experience or event no, but after a few times an individual knows what works for them as an individual, irrespective of what the general evidence (which of course may be flawed) suggests.

    I had it and it worked for me (knee pain, immediate short term relief but half an hour later no change). I’ve been doing the…[Read more]

  • ratface replied to the topic Does acupuncture work? in the forum Health 1 week, 5 days ago

    Its just Snakeoil.

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