Virgin net - What is a contract

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Brian, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Virgin state that they don't tie you into a 12 month contract.

    But if you read their T&Cs, they state

    "... we do reserve the right to apply a £50 cancellation charge if your
    service is cancelled within 12 months of activation. "

    Surely this is a 12 month contract!

    Brian, Aug 30, 2005
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  2. Brian

    Ivor Jones Guest

    No, you can leave any time you like, you just have to pay them £50 to do
    so. If it were a 12 month contract, they would insist on you paying the
    rental every month for the full 12 months.

    Don't get me wrong, I think it's sneaky as well, but it isn't a contract,
    it's a cancellation charge. And if what you say is correct then they do
    say they only reserve the right to charge, not that they *will* do so.

    Ivor Jones, Aug 30, 2005
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  3. Brian

    Ed Guest

    Believe me, you won't want to cancel. Because Virgin has hard caps
    (3 GB, 6 GB and 20 GB) it doesn't attract the PPPoA (Peer to Peer
    Parasites of ADSL) crowd, thus maintaining a fast service at all times.
    I get a full 60 KB/sec on binary groups, which is as fast as my 512 kbps
    connection will allow. I used to use Tiscali on dial-up and their Usenet
    feed was utter garbage.
    Ed, Aug 30, 2005
  4. Brian

    Peter Guest

    Firstly what on earth does PPPoA have to do with Peer to Peer?
    Secondly, why is a P2P downloader a parasite whilst a binary downloader
    presumably is not?
    Peter, Aug 30, 2005
  5. Brian

    Dave Guest

    It's because Virgin give you free activation and a free modem. They
    don't want people joining and then leaving the next month and keeping
    the modem.
    Dave, Aug 30, 2005
  6. Brian

    Mark Guest

    Nothing. I think he's making a pointed remark using a mildly humourous
    twist on terminology , Peter.

    Mark, Aug 30, 2005
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