Final hours for Virgin Media users to pick between a FREE 4K TV or £250 discount to monthly bills

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Aaron Brown

By Aaron Brown

Published: 17/03/2024

- 06:00

Updated: 03/05/2024

- 13:05

Virgin Media will pull the generous giveaway at 11.59pm tonight

You've only got a few hours left to unlock an unbelievable freebie from Virgin Media. Place an order before 11.59pm tonight (March 17) and you'll be able to claim £250 in credit to discount your monthly bills or a free 43-inch LG 4K television. The generous giveaways are available on select broadband and telly bundles.

The flash sale is only available to new and returning Virgin Media customers.

Choose £250 in bill credit and Virgin Media will automatically reduce your monthly bills. That generous allowance should be enough that you won't pay a single bill for the first three to four months of your new contract. Obviously, that depends on the price tag of the bundle you've picked.

The £250 in bill credit is a superb choice for those who already own a 4K TV or who prefer a bigger screen.

Alternatively, you can choose to take delivery of a free television. The model included with this giveaway is LG-branded and has a 43-inch 4K Ultra HD panel. The 4K TV, which has the model number 43UR73006LA.AEKQ, usually sells with an RRP of £379.99, although it's occasionally possible to find it cheaper online.

There's nothing in the small print stopping you from choosing the LG TV and selling it, since it's worth more than the £250 bill credit allowance offered by Virgin Media.

Whatever you decide to do, you'll need to place your order before Sunday March 17, 2024 or you'll miss out.

LG LED UR78 43 4K Smart TV (43UR73006LA.AEKQ) included in the virgin media tv promotion

LG's 43-inch Smart TV packs an LED panel with a 4K resolution, also known as Ultra HD. It comes preloaded with apps for popular streamers, including Netflix, NOW, BBC iPlayer, ITVX, My5, and Prime Video, to name just a few


To make things even more tempting, Virgin Media has waived its usual £35 set-up fee — so switching to the fibre broadband provider will be completely free. Virgin Media says its one-off £35 payment is designed to cover the cost of any engineer visits or support for the duration of your 18-month contract.

With broadband bills set to rise next month, the competition is heating up. Broadband providers are trying to tempt customers to switch to a new contract, with Vodafone even offering £100 towards early termination fees.

Virgin Media’s free 4K TV isn’t available with every plan it offers, so you’ll need to pick between a few select plans. The bundles that are eligible for the £250 bill credit of free TV are as follows:

Bigger Movie Combo Bundle

As the name suggests, this bundle arrives with over 200 channels, including the complete Sky Cinema package and 11 dedicated kids’ channels. Everything can be watched on the included Virgin TV 360 set-top box or on your phone or tablet with the companion app. You’ll also get ultrafast fibre broadband with average download speeds of 132Mbps, and free weekend calls to UK numbers.

Bigger Sports HD Combo Bundle

If you’re looking for live sports coverage, the Bigger Sports HD Combo has you covered. It comes with all Sky Sports channels alongside over 195 other paid- and free-to-watch channels. You’ll get a slightly faster broadband connection with this bundle, boasting average download speeds of 264Mbps as well as free weekend calls to UK numbers.

Biggest Combo

Take delivery of a Virgin TV 360 set-top box with all Sky Sports and Sky Cinema channels to watch alongside over 210 other paid- and free-to-watch channels. If that isn’t enough to keep you occupied, there’s also a Netflix subscription included too. When it comes to broadband, expect a fibre connection with an average download speed of 132Mbps and free weekend calls.

Mega Volt Bundle

There’s not a lot missing from this jam-packed bundle from Virgin Media. You’ll have over 230 paid- and free-to-watch channels on the TV 360 set-top box, as well as Sky Sports and Sky Cinema in HD. You'll also enjoy an ad-free Netflix subscription too. It comes with one of the speedier broadband connections, with average download speeds topping 514Mbps and an O2 SIM card with a 10GB data allowance and unlimited calls and texts.

Following the merger between Virgin Media and O2 back in June 2021, anyone who signs-up for Virgin Media will be eligible for O2 Priority. The loyalty scheme offers discounted cinema tickets, coffees and lunch deals from the biggest high street chains, as well as early access to gig tickets.

There's a 14-day cooling off period with all of the above deals, so you'll be able to downgrade your bundle, tweak the fibre broadband speeds, or walk away entirely if you're not satisfied.

Virgin Media has its own nationwide broadband network, which is available in over 16 million homes. It's completely separate from BT-owned Openreach, which is used by broadband suppliers like BT, EE, Sky, TalkTalk, and Plusnet to connect customers to the internet.

From September, a new industry-wide "one touch" solution will be implemented to allow customers on distinct broadband networks, like the one owned by Virgin Media and Hyperoptic, switch to providers on Openreach, like BT, TalkTalk, and Sky without any hassle. The switchover will be negotiated and handled behind-the-scenes with the two providers, with no need to organise a cut-off date yourself.

Virgin Media uses a different technology, which offers download speeds of over 1,100Mbps at every address on its network. In comparison, Openreach is halfway through planned upgrades to connect millions of properties to next-generation full-fibre broadband.

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