Virgin Media Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Virgin Media.

Recent Customer Ratings for Virgin Media

  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.8 stars
  • Speed
    3.2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 1011 customer ratings since 2023-04-13 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

4,679 Customer Reviews over 117 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kingston,Surrey
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The last couple of months the speed has been consistant but before that it dropped to below 1mb. Oly 1 of the Virgin 'Techs' did any thing but the minimum to help.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast East
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am paying for 20mbps. I struggle to get above 6.6. The Modem was replaced 6 months ago and again its messing around. Customer service is automated system with an average of 45minutes hold listening to brain damaging music. When you get through they want your home wired network pulled apart and the modem plugged in directly.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I get a max of 49.7Mb out of a 50Mb connection. Customer service has also improved significantly since the old NTL days
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South West
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Speed should be (upto) 10 meg. Speed shown after running test 0.0 meg !!! how bad is that.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    totton , southampton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    i pay for 20mbps but only get from 12 to 15mbps and if its peak time only 6 to 10mbps not good or happy :-(
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stoke-on-trent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The service is appalling
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harlow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Good product. Amazingly poor customer service.... and I mean POOR.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cholsey
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    The service is unreliable. Every couple of months it is unavailable for extended periods i.e. greater than 6 hours. It is almost impossible to speak to anyone in customer services and normally takes at least 10 minutes before you can get through. When you finally get through all they do is book an engineer which is normally not for another 2 or 3 days by which time the problem has often disappeared. Customer services are never able to tell you what the problem is or when it will be resolved.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    coatbridge
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    just dont seem to be getting any help and have had to take 3 days off work
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    20mp connection. The only time I get the speed I'm paying for is early hours of the morning.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Washington
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Enquired re slow optical speed. Received a very lenghty email asking me to do various tests including entering DOS. Unbelievable !!! Sent a Email back expressing my disbelief but unsurprisingly I have not received a reply.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Loughborough
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Having spend countless hours trying to resolve an issue with intermittent broadband connection for more than two months, we eventually got an engineer to confirm that my equipment was not at fault and that there was an outdoor fault somewhere. A temporary cable was installed to bypass a suspect cable under the garden. He arranged for another crew to attend in October to replace the cable for which they are hoping (misguidedly) to dig up the concrete path. They go under the path or not at all and I don't believe the fault is there or the temporary cable would have cured it!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Existing Virgin Media customer paying twice the price as the new deal for the 10Mb line for a 2Mb line that is constantly 'throttled back' to 1Mb
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stockport
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    i pay for 10mb but get an average of 2.5mb
  • Reviewer
    Location
    derby
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i have wasted lots of times calling about the poor speed of my broadband and been promised several times that it would be upgraded but still not done
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne area
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Happy enough...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    manchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    tried for 3 weeks to get upgrade from 2mg to 10mg,its now 4mg,it seems no mater who i get in touch with no one gives a damn so long as your money is still going into their bank account.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The fibre optic speeds never reach 20MB which I have paid for, but averages between 10-13MB (download speeds) but about 10MB over wireless. It is expensive for the speed paid for. Should be cheaper by £5 or so per month. Reliability of service is not good as BT but of a sufficient standard that you live with especially if you have to work from home sometimes.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dagenham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i have only had it 1 week and have already cancelled my contract. it hasnt worked properly from day 1 engineers dont bother to turn up when they say they will, they dont phone when they say they will,when i complained they offered to send an engineer next week!!!! (7 days) dont even think about it!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wednesbury, West Midlands
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Virgin Media now for Broadband since approximately June 09, and so far my experiences have been to the highest quality. The service was fitted and within 1 hour the Broadband connection was running at top speed, hitting a speed test of 9.76Mbps constant for the following hours. The only problem I have ever had with the service was for approximately 10 minutes when I had a speed decrease to 3.24Mbps, this was due to a hardware malfunction and nothing to do with the connection.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unhappy with the service and have trouble with the indian call centres.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Virgin upped the payments on broadband and said it is because we were to get faster broadband this is not so.when phoning they say it will be in the area soon. They put the price up in May. this is now August and still no faster broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Loughborough Leics.
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Have been paying extra for uprated Broadband speed for two or three months now; but despite taking the money; I am STILL waiting for the up-graded service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    poole
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Virgin are the best, keep sky or bt I have friends who are on sky broadband they pay for 10 meg and get less than 3 that say it all for me
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Am pleased with Virgin's fibre optic broad band service with speed usually up to 19 mbs on up to 20mbs service level
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Colchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Just upgraded(for free)from possible 2Mbps to 10 Mbps. Test showed speed as 9.45 Mbps. Most satisfactory!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rugby
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    My ISP is reliable and although I don't get 20mb (I get 18.1mb) but the speed is more than acceptable for the work I do on my PC.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Runcorn
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    My service was 2mbps & I never got below that. It's been upgraded free to 10mbps & I think the result of this test is excellent.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby united kingdom
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    after speaking to my broadband supplier the speed miraculously increased to 17meg on a 20meg paid for service - However it is useful to point out that this is "Throttled down" during peak periods- approx 6pm to 11pm evry weekday night
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Carbis
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    Never reached what I'm paying for in all the time I have been a customer. Stopping tomorrow
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very disapointed in what I am paying for I will probabally give up the internet as I find it a cash Cow for IP's
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bickershaw
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i cant get any programs after 6.00pm
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gosport
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Cable broadband rocks!, Ok I'm a little old to say "rocks" with any real conviction, but at least it works how it's supposed to, I pay for 10mb and get 9.8 (which is, lets face it, close enough).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    wirral
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    never get the speed as they offer
  • Reviewer
    Location
    gravesend
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    i pay for 20meg i usually get less than 10meg sometimes less than 2meg occasionally more than 19meg
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Letchworth Garden City
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I am very pleased indeed with our Virgin package.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Generally pretty good but for some reason very very slow with problems when it rains
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stafford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband speed below expected, considering monthly charge.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stoke-on-trent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    supposed to be up to 10 mb its a question if I can get 5 mb

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