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Virgin Media Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland

2/5/18
• Updated review

After two price increases in 2016, +5 euro in Jan 2018. I would expect the support of loyal customers, while here it is vice versa.

“Aggressive price politics”
4/10/16
• Previous review

"-":
1) Very aggressive price politics
2) Increasing price for previous/old packages (120Mb, e.g.) + making them unavailable for new customers (120Mb, 100Mb, 60Mb are not available now)
3) No packages with lower speed while 99% of users don't need the only 2 broadband pricey packages (240Mb & 360Mb)
E.g. user with standard WIfi or/and 100Mb Ethernet is unlikely able to use more than 100Mb (even technically).
I presume that a lot of users don't really notice/need more than 60Mb (exceptions - who downloads huge files)

[update on Nov-2016]
4) second notification about price increase this year: +5e in Jan'2016, and +2.5e in Nov,2016 => old title confirmed again => -1 star (3->2)

"+":
is really fast for those (maybe 1-5%) who really needs 240Mb and 360Mb

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.co.uk

1/21/17

I like the company and service and use it for 5+ years.

1) it is amazing that "FREE UK delivery" covers Ireland!
Notes:
1.1) 25 or more pounds should be in basket
1.2) not everything delivered to ROI
2) amazing service
2.1) Once did not get backpack for few weeks - they sent me 2nd for free! Short time after - got both. Returned one.
2.2) Had pampers subscription. Cancelled it. They said I won't receive it but received them (large box with a lot of boxes). Said to them about it. They said that I can have it for free and should not return it back!
3) Usually fast delivery (few exceptions).

Only downside:
Had to have amazon prime to have pampers subscriptions but NP to create another account and have 30 days of prime for free, so put 5 stars anyway!

VodaFone.ie

VodaFone.ie

1/21/17

I bought mobile phone Samsung Galaxy II for full price (431.99 euro) in Carphone Warehouse and after more than year found that it is locked to Vodafone (when tried to switch). I contacted the shop and they said that phones that they are selling are locked to a mobile company and I should contact mobile company (!) - note: I bought mobile phone for full price without any plan from Carphone Warehouse and I should go to another company to unlock the mobile phone!

Is not it collusive arrangements between Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone?

Fortunately I had Vodafone account and I requested unlocking phone code for this mobile from Vodafone - I got same code few times - it did not work.

Result: my phone is still locked more than 2 years and I don't use it as switched to another mobile company.

Lessons taken:
1) I will do my best to never use any company in Ireland that sells locked phones (I would consider online company like amazon instead).
2) I will do my best to never use Vodafone.

P.S.: if you need more details - I am happy to provide.

CarphoneWarehouse

CarphoneWarehouse

1/21/17

I bought phone Samsung Galaxy II for full price (431.99 euro) in Carphone Warehouse (Ireland) and after more than year found that it is locked to Vodafone (when tried to switch). I contacted the shop and they said that phones that they are selling are locked to a mobile company and I should contact mobile company (!) - note: I bought mobile phone for full price without any plan from Carphone Warehouse and I should go to another company to unlock it!

Is not it collusive arrangements between Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone?

Fortunately I had Vodafone account and I requested unlocking phone code for this mobile from Vodafone - I got same code few times - it did not work.

Result: my phone is still locked more than 2 years and I don't use it as switched to another mobile company.

Lessons taken:
1) I will do my best to never use any company in Ireland that sells locked phones (I would consider online company like amazon instead).
2) I will do my best to never use Vodafone.

P.S.: if you need more details - I am happy to provide.

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