Virgin Media may be the only major fixed line broadband provider to offer a broadband service without the requirement to have an active telephone line, but as of the 1st October the savings this represents are sent to be eroded by a £2.50 per month price rise for standalone package customers.
"We wanted to let you know that, from 1st October 2013, the price of your Virgin Media broadband is going up by £2.50 a month. It's never nice when prices increase so we wanted to reassure you that you're still getting a great broadband service."Extract from letter going out to Virgin Media customers
At the current prices 30 Mbps cable broadband on its own has a standard price of £22.50 per month, and if you take a telephone line too it is a total price £29.49. This price rise will erode the difference to just £4.49 a month, and there in may lie the plan, to get more people to buy the telephone service and benefit from the inclusive weekend, 0870 and Virgin Mobile calls bundle and hopefully revenue will increase as people make the odd chargeable call.