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.
     
    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
     
    Ivor Jones, Aug 30, 2005
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    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
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    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?
    P
     
    Peter, Aug 30, 2005
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    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
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    Mark Guest

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

    [snip]
     
    Mark, Aug 30, 2005
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