Virgin on the ridiculous – a not so smart card

Top marks to my cable company for sending me a new smart card for viewing.  Apparently it has been necessary due to fraud making the other card (the one on the left in a dark colour) easy to copy.

I followed the instructions on the letter and it put a slug up on the screen telling me to wait whilst it updated.  It would take 20 minutes.  I did it before going out in the morning and got back at lunch time and is was jammed.  I rang the helpline, stood around like a Charlie switching the television box on and off, and still not joy.  The chap said “we are having a lot of trouble with these cards, I will book you a call out from an engineer, because I am sending it signals this end and it does not work.  Also I was warned if I did not keep this appointment, I would be charged £10 – a sauce considering they want everyone with a cable box to update or eventually lost their Television Service!

Never mind the British are used to big companies taking us for a ride!



Author: wirelesswaffle

A radio enthusiast from the UK - but also includes humour and comments on a wide variety of subjects including music and photos. A hobby site

One thought on “Virgin on the ridiculous – a not so smart card”

  1. Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
    smart card

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