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Virgin Media and O2 Join Forces to Take on BT

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52570593

Mobile operator O2 and broadband giant Virgin Media are to merge, creating one of the UK's largest entertainment and telecoms firms and a major rival to BT.

Hopefully this merger means better deals for customers, certainly keeping the companies competitive

hspexy
23 days ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis23 days ago

Not sure. Sometimes they get too big and put the smaller ones out of business. They then have the monopoly and are not any cheaper.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees23 days ago

Yeah, I'm not sure this is going to be a good thing for customers long term.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
22 days ago

Yes, that was the exact reason why they didn’t allow o2 and 3 to do a merger a few years back, but obviously they don’t perceive virgin media to be big enough to be a threat

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ptenn00
ptenn0023 days ago

not happy with virgin media recently, as they have had service drop outs with no explanation. Knowing this merger, it might have something to do with o2 - their services are ropey around here

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
23 days ago

I’m definitely not a fan of o2 for the reasons you’ve mentioned. I thought virgin used EE?

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Dennab
Dennab22 days ago

hspexy Yes but they recently announced a move to Vodafone. I wonder if that will be affected by this merger.

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ptenn00
ptenn0022 days ago

hspexy as mentioned, I suspect the merger means changes, which is annoying as EE works better for where I am

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Nino786
Nino78622 days ago

More **** customer service then from Virgin.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446821 days ago

I am with Virgin media for my broadband and TV and with O2 for my mobile contract, they are both quite expensive and poor customer service. I wonder if this means an improvement or worse things to come lol!

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