I saved £264 a year on my broadband bill just by claiming

A VIRGIN Media customer shared how they cut my hundreds of pounds of broadband bill – just by asking.

The tip came just days after the telecom company announced that it would raise prices for millions of broadband, TV and phone customers.

Claiming a discount on your bill may be easier than you think


Claiming a discount on your bill may be easier than you thinkCredit: SOPA/LightRocket Image via Gett

The bill The increase is the latest blow to households facing a cost of living crisis, and will add £56 a year to consumer spending.

Energy bills have risen and experts predict they could rise an extra £600 this April for millions of Brits.

Meanwhile, rising food prices could further increase almost £200 a week selling groceriesdiseases.

That means it’s more important than ever to save where you can – and a bill payer already does it.

Anonymous customers shared how they called Virgin Media to bid and get £22 a month.

And it was much easier than they expected.

Sharing the win on Reddit, they said they also doubled broadband concurrent speed.

Posting under the username @super_jobby, they said: “Ring in expectation of pulling teeth to bargain with Virgin Media, the first person I spoke to to double my broadband speed and 22 cheaper bills pounds a month.”

Customers don’t share the rates they pay before and after or if they also have phone and TV service.

But the £22 a month cut to their bills adds up to £264 a year.

They recommend that it’s worth an extra try: “Suspiciously easy…anyone else thinking of renewing, call today!!”

Anyone unsatisfied about the upcoming Virgin Media bill increase, which is expected to be available from March 1, should try bargaining.

Martyn James, consumer expert at Resolver, said: “The economic talk is cold and tough, so if you want a big discount business and you don’t mind staying with them, go for it. Threaten to walk away rather than complain.

“Businesses often allow their ‘retention team’ to take longer to lower prices – more than you would get if you complained.”

How to bargain a discount on your bill

And you can try the same with any broadband provider, TV or phone, including mobile networks.

You can try it with insurance and shell problem too – after all, the worst they can say is no.

If you’re not satisfied with what you’re paying and don’t get a discount, you can always switch to another provider.

But check in advance that there is no exit fee. Virgin Media customers who are not satisfied with the bill increase have the right to cancel their contract mid-term, without charge, within 30 days of being notified of the change.

Before you call your provider, you should think about what might be making you stay.

Martyn said: “Even if you don’t get any cash, what can the company ‘throw in’ to keep you in shape? It could be extra channels on a TV deal, for example. term.”

You should check what is available from other suppliers as well as what your current supplier is offering to new customers.

You can then use this information to ask for a certain price or package of a product and check if what they are offering is competitive.

If they can’t match the best deal you can always switch.

You should also check that you’re not paying for a service or channel you don’t actually use.

We talked to a street vendor people who save thousands of pounds a year bargain.

And a savvy shopper earns a thousand words get a refund every time he renews his contract.

You can even haggle when buying a house – a couple save £11,000.

Viewers bargain to save £740 on their Virgin Media bill

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