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★☆☆☆☆

“I think that I have about had it with Virgin. ”

Written on: 13/06/2007 by count peppe (1 review written)

I think that I have about had it with Virgin.
I have had around 8 call outs in the last 6 weeks, mainly due to freezing screen, slow remote reaction, stalling channels.
They have replaced every piece of equipment during that time.
They also did some work inside the network box in the street.
Nothing improved. On Saturday it was dreadful and I have not been able to access any Video-on-Demand services. They said it needed for specialist engineers to investigate and they would call me within 72… Read Full Review

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“This review is based on Virgin Media (previously NTL). ”

Written on: 13/02/2007 by Blondetotty (17 reviews written)

This review is based on Virgin Media (previously NTL).
I joined virgin net as a broadband customer in June 06, mainly due to their 'non 12 month non contract'. i.e you didn't have to sign up for a 12 month period. When NTL announced it was merging and creating a whole new company called Virgin Media I was delighted. From some of my reviews you can see I have a love hate relationship with the Virgin group of companies. Some I love, some I absolutely detest. I duly called the number on the… Read Full Review

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“Unfortunately for me i am stuck with them. As in my...”

Written on: 27/12/2006 by Adetutu (1 review written)

Unfortunately for me i am stuck with them. As in my area I can get sky because of the type of building i live in and unfortunately can't get freeview because of the aerial.
I dread to call to report a fault or to query an issue on my bill as each time i speak to them i get ever so fraustrated with their service. Only one time will can i say i spoke to someone who was so understanding and nice however he too didn't live up to his promises of call back. Charging you £4 for non direct debit… Read Full Review

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“Soon we're switching from NTL:home - TV, Telephone &...”

Written on: 07/10/2006 by MisterWilson (19 reviews written)

Soon we're switching from NTL:home - TV, Telephone & Broadband Internet, I've had enough!
1)Picture freezes for a couple of seconds every day on a daily basis.
2)On-screen TV guide is frequently either wrong or not working.
3)Set-top box needs to be switched off + on at the plug to unfreeze it about once a week… Read Full Review

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“I have had NTL for a few years now and as with other...”

Written on: 10/09/2006 by soozonholiday (4 reviews written)

I have had NTL for a few years now and as with other users had a nightmare getting it installed correctly and had to have them back several times. The installers are not allowed to drill through ceilings but can drill through walls and I had to: 1. Insist they bring the cable around to side of house and drill through wall rather than drape cable across my wood floor and risk killing me in a trip accident. 2. Insist they take the cable up the front of house and drill through wall to cable to… Read Full Review

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Soozonholiday's Response to soozonholiday's Review

Written on: 22/09/2006

Well surprise surprise - nearly a week before my moving date and NTL have cut off my phone already despite being told the correct date. I still have Broadband and TV at the moment but don't know for how long. The NTL magic is starting already!

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Written on: 01/07/2007

Final update: received letter from debt collection agency acting for NTL - 6 months after moving they have never cancelled my broadband connection (wonder if my buyer ever used it?). My poor mum spent more hours sorting out and dare I say it all seems well. Had forwarded mail today from Virgin who took over asking me to let them know what will tempt me back.....errrr, I don't think so Virgin! Have Sky+ and am happy now.

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Soozonholiday's Response to soozonholiday's Review

Written on: 16/01/2007

Just wanted to say that after nearly 4 months after I moved, NTL are still writing to me telling me they hope I am enjoying their services at my new address. They do not supply my new address, which is in the middle of nowhere. They are also currently sending me monthly bills for zero! Over the 4 months there have been numerous phone calls to reach this point, and too many bills to count. The good news is I did at one point receive a credit from them, which they said I had to call a different department to "claim", but after refusing I received a cheque and I banked it! I am now waiting for my next "bill" and a demand for the credit back! I now have Sky+ and Sky broadband, which I am very happy with.
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<br>If you need to call any large company, including NTL or Sky then go to www.saynoto0870.com to get the latest free phone number or similar.

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★☆☆☆☆

“Where do I begin? ”

Written on: 12/07/2006 by allancarole (5 reviews written)

Where do I begin?
My wife and I had been thinking of having a landline installed into our home and having an Internet service as well. Previously we had relied on having a mobile phone each but needed to get one because of work etc.
WOW!
We couldn't believe our eyes when we stumbled on an advertisement for TV, Phoneline AND broadband Internet service for just £15.00 per month with NTL.
My wife contacted the number that evening and within 5 minutes installation had been arranged. I phoned in… Read Full Review

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“I had the NTL:home TV packages. The picture quality...”

Written on: 22/02/2006 by carl Groombridge (20 reviews written)

I had the NTL:home TV packages. The picture quality was very poor. The screen kept freezing. Weekends tended to be very bad in service (most often things went wrong). The pay to view films would suddenly freeze, and leave us with NO film to watch and a bill for it!!

We moved to Sky, and we are much much happier now… Read Full Review

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“I was with NTL cable broadband for 2 years, and I...”

Written on: 13/02/2006 by bossyboots006 (1 review written)

I was with NTL cable broadband for 2 years, and I received an absolute dire service. The broadband speed was more like dial-up, and I was unable to access their email. Customer care was non-existent, and they seemed to blame me for the broadband speed, when it was clearly them that had server problems. I moved, and there was no way I was taking it with me, and they even had problems understanding this, and still billed me for a service that I was no longer connected to.

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“I have been using NTL for several years but spend fair...”

Written on: 08/02/2006 by rmjayna (1 review written)

I have been using NTL for several years but spend fair amount of time phoning them to sort out monthly bills. I have never requested an upgrade in any service yet they just seem to add extras without actually providing anything… Read Full Review

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“I had NTL Broadband installed, but no user-name or...”

Written on: 20/12/2005 by jimmeh (2 reviews written)

I had NTL Broadband installed, but no user-name or number was given to me. I tried to cancel my subscription because of this service, and so I called the helpline. I got through to an adviser who was obviously not based in the UK, as he could not understand a word I was saying. I wanted to cancel my subscription, but since I had no user-name, I had to give him my name and address. After fifteen minutes of trying to spell my surname, I mistakenly thought he had finally got it. I was charged… Read Full Review

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“I phoned NTL one month before I was due to move house....”

Written on: 19/12/2005 by jj1978 (5 reviews written)

I phoned NTL one month before I was due to move house. Their website said I had full services available at my new address, so I tried to book an engineer by phone. I was told that their system was "down", but the engineers were readily available, so I was to call back next week. I tried that, and the system was still "down"!! Is it ever "up"? I was then told to call back a week before I was due to move and book then. I called a week before, and the person said services were not available… Read Full Review

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“I will stay with NTL things will eventually get sorted...”

Written on: 01/11/2005 by jonopy2 (1 review written)

I will stay with NTL things will eventually get sorted if people complain enough… Read Full Review

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“Recently moved house after having NTL for 6 years....”

Written on: 20/10/2005 by carrbear (5 reviews written)

Recently moved house after having NTL for 6 years. Telephoned 7 times (each with half hour on hold) to inform them of move, cancel services at current address and find out if services could be supplied at new address.
Each time I rang it was like they'd never had any other phone calls from me. Every employee I spoke to didn't seem to have a clue what I was talking about - even in the house moves department which is surely what they are there for?
Moved house and discovered for myself that… Read Full Review

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“It just gets worse and worse. I cancelled my NTL TV...”

Written on: 26/06/2005 by cobefn (4 reviews written)

It just gets worse and worse. I cancelled my NTL TV service four months ago because the service was rubbish, I actually spent MORE money putting up a new aerial and buying a Free view Box. That's when the troubles really started, My next bill showed a charge, I was promised a Credit, on the next bill I was charged again, and get this, Charged TWICE instead of getting a credit, Next bill, I'm charged for the TV service AGAIN, no credit, guess what, I've just been Charged AGAIN! For a service I… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have been using NTL broadband, phone, and TV since...”

Written on: 01/06/2005 by syddel (2 reviews written)

I have been using NTL broadband, phone, and TV since April 2002. It hasn't been without it's problems, but all in all, I have been satisfied (although not overly impressed) with the service.

My main gripes are listed in the 'bad points'. It does annoy me that certain incoming ports are blocked, although this seems less of an issue now as I recently discovered (after not trying for over a year) that most of the ports I require have now been openned (ie. TCP 3306 for MySQL (clients must use SSL… Read Full Review

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Syddel's Response to syddel's Review

Written on: 22/07/2005

UPDATE: I am changing my review from a 'No' recommendation to a 'Yes' - the reason being NTL have now added true Video On Demand :). You can now select a movie, purchase it, play it when you want (within a 24 hour period), stop, pause, rewind, and fast forward! They also have a 'pick of the week' section where you can play a small selection of TV programmes on demand (although for some reason picks from channel 5 are not yet available).
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<br>The set-top-box (STB) interface still leaves much to be desired, but I'm impressed at the 'transparent' upgrade and the way NTL have managed to add Video on Demand without the need to upgrade the STB.
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<br>Although the interface and on-demand/slip-streamed content doesn't match that of Video Networks (HomeChoice), I have no doubt that one day it will. Also, the picture quality from NTL is much better than that of HomeChoice (HomeChoice gets really blocky at times, and can be jerky - I know they were planning on upgrading from MPEG2 to MPEG4 - I don't know if this is complete or if the quality of the picture has improved).
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<br>What I can't understand is why NTL didn't advertise this new service - I didn't even know about it until I decided to look at what moviews were avaible (after not doing so for 6 months). I then noticed there was no "About to Start" option. I was well pleased when I found out why!!
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<br>I hope that a future upgrade of the service will include: a) slip-streaming of all channels and b) a better (more responsive) interface.

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★★★☆☆

“Although I have not had sky I have spoken to a great...”

Written on: 22/05/2005 by mild1ptr (1 review written)

Although I have not had sky I have spoken to a great deal of people who have also, telewest etc, and to be honest there are horror stories for all the major suppliers. I had a bad experience with NTL when I moved but since then no problems and I am satisfied with the service I get from them.
I regularly check the web site for possible package changes that would save me money… Read Full Review

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“I was with NTL for 3.5 years. During installation I...”

Written on: 20/04/2005 by NTLareRubbish (1 review written)

I was with NTL for 3.5 years. During installation I had the usual engineers not turning up etc... Got phone, TV & Broadband. Reliability was never good. Customer services easily the worst ever. When I moved home I decided to terminate all of it, but they continued to bill me (post forwarded). Went through all the procedures, Otelo got involved. NTL said "we don't have any records of that etc..." but I do. Otelo settled in my favour - over a year from the original complaint. Considering signing… Read Full Review

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“I am really sorry now that I ever got NTL, I had it...”

Written on: 05/03/2005 by cobefn (4 reviews written)

I am really sorry now that I ever got NTL, I had it installed when it was Cabeltel, and to be fair, it wasn't a bad service then, but when NTL took over it started to go down hill pretty fast. The Customer service is appalling now, expect at least 20 mins wait on phone for technical help, and this has recently been withdrawn at weekends and after 8pm weekdays, Madness! We have had 3 Digibox's changed, though each time I complained I said it was the service at fault, not the equipment, I was… Read Full Review

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“Digital TV is absolute rubbish - mine has never...”

Written on: 14/08/2004 by pmckeo21 (1 review written)

Digital TV is absolute rubbish - mine has never worked. A guy from NTL told me that they think that the fact that it takes 8 seconds to change a channel is acceptable! Once they get you they will make you stay the full year regardless of how rubbish they are - my TV has not worked for two weeks and I have just spent 40 minutes on hold (after a message that said that I might have to wait for 5 minutes) to find out why the engineer that was supposed to fix the thing has not turned up! Broadband… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“There are lots of channels on NTL:home and the Free...”

Written on: 21/07/2004 by monobrow2 (1 review written)

There are lots of channels on NTL:home and the Free Email and Free Internet TV is mint you can order your shoping, tickets and lots more and send emails for free and it does not cost you a lot on your phone bill and in does not use your phone at all unlike SKY!!

When you are waching sport on BBC you will see a red icon and if you press red you get choice of what camera you want to pick. If you press red on a BBC channel you can also watch extra programs. I was watching Big Brother and it had… Read Full Review

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