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
    3.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.9 stars

Based on 7862 customer ratings since 2020-04-16 (Show all time ratings)

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3,750 Customer Reviews over 94 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    St Albans
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A summary of the issues I’ve had with Virgin Media.

    I am leaving this review to warn people of the issues I have had, but also in the hope that someone from Virgin will give me some actual explanation for why these issues are happening and when they might be fixed. I still hope to one day get the fast, reliable connection for which I am paying.

    - Extremely unreliable connection. During certain periods, my internet will simply temporarily stop working briefly and then reconnect again. This can go on for anything between a day and a week. The issue has been occurring irregularly for over 2 years and Virgin have offered absolutely no reason as to why, despite asking on numerous occasions. I am told there are “intermittent connection issues in your area” with no further info.
    - When searching for faults in my area, the website always shows no faults. However, when phoning (after countless messages urging me to use the website instead), a message does admit there’s a fault... with no ETA on resolution or explanation of what is happening.
    - When paying a bill online, sometimes after entering card details etc, the form will tell me that “something went wrong, please try again later”. On trying again, the same message will appear. On checking my bank statement, I find that I have been charged for BOTH of these supposedly failed transactions, each for over £100.
    - When trying to get a refund for the above, clearly a result of Virgin’s defective website, we are told no, “Virgin Media does not give refunds” using the online chat customer service function. When phoning the next day, a very helpful employee said that yes, I can absolutely have a refund. Why the inconsistency? If I had accepted the first answer, I would be down over £100 because of Virgin’s incompetence or downright dishonesty.
    - 10 days later, the bill is still showing as unpaid.
    - You simply can’t log in to the website on certain browsers. On chime, the sign in form just doesn’t work. The sign in button does nothing.
    - The website forces stupidly restrictive password rules, with a maximum length and limit on certain special characters, which actually WEAKEN passwords as well as make my usual variable password convention unusable.
    - Working from home during the pandemic has often been impossible thanks to connection unreliability.
    - I live-stream and Virgin is the only high-speed connection in my area, but during common random periods of unreliability, the very expensive internet package I have selected is absolutely useless and a total waste of a very significant bill relative to my income.
    - It is now Christmas and instead of meeting friends and family I have decided to live-stream with friends in order to adhere to COVID quarantine rules. Of course, now is one of the all too common days of non functional internet.
    - I don’t really ever ask/expect/fish for refunds, but considering the atrocious product and service I am paying for, it is disappointing that Virgin have never once offered any compensation for any of the faults I have experienced.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    fareham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    virgin are a joke the worst service i have ever had the displeasure to receive after xmas im out of it i cant stand it any longer 50 odd quid a month for unreliable sporadic crap internet, appalling wi fi unless you want to pay for boosters well guess what you mugs i pay too much as it is without paying for those too,honestly there should be a law against cowboys like you lot you are no better than dick turpin,you have no english call centres no one can ever understand the people on the phone on the rare occasion that it gets answered, and when it is answered all they say is reboot modem which is about as much use as a chocolate teapot, the tv i cant fault it works great, landline also, internet is shocking and appalling and i would never recommend it to anybody under any circumstances.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Earley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    When signed up a number of years ago great and delighted. But over the last year or so the service has become poor. The most annoying are mini cut outs. New routers they decide to provide herald a further deterioration.Zilch customer sevice. Recently had local work done and we had no service and for a while better but now WORSE!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    prenton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Total frustration as to wi-fi connection/customer service contact,wi-fi keeps cutting off over last 3-4 months, customer service cuts you off on most calls,have sent richard branson email as to crap service,after all, he is the one making £££££'s from our frustrations
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Poor customer service very rude and prices keep going up. Been a customer for many years but not for much longer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oldbury
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible and expensive service, really regret to have hired this provider, I want to cancel as soon as the contract end, BE CAREFULL AND DO NOT CONTRACT VIRGIN MEDIA terrible and expensive Internet TV provider THE WORST IN THE MARKET
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One of the more expensive providers. Used to be reasonable, now TERRIBLE for months, Broadband slow, keeps cutting out, cannot get through by phone, no complaints procedure.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I tryed to use Virgin media and they have sent me 3-5 times engineers and couldnt solve problem and then i cancelled my contract which i couldnt use even 1 second but they are dont cancel my account and it still affect my credit score. DO NOT USE VIRGIN MEDIA
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i have been using virgin media broadband and i got speed 213 Mbps wich I spouse to get minimum 50%wich is 100mbps even I don't get this I'm getting maximum 58 Mbps can't wait until my contract is finished sad with virgin medias service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Installed Virgin Fibre broadband and couldn’t be happier with the service. Getting even higher wifi speeds than what I’m paying for!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    loughborough
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    absolute rubbish, new customer installation agreed for tuesday december 15, got e mail friday evening before changed to december 30 so 1 working days notice. leaving no phone or broadband over christmas for a pensioner. if they have this kind of contempt for a new customer i pity their existing ones! disgusted.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer service is the worst, they won't listen to anything you say but try to charge you as much as they can and more. I moved house and I couldn't take the broadband contract with me as they didn't supply at my new adress no being given more options I had to go for early cancellation, I thought of some disccount on the cancellation fees as I understood it wasn't fully my own fault wanting to leave, I was on the phone for hours just to speak to someone and and make any payments, they will leave me for hours between transfer to different teams. The worst network company in my experience. 0 stars or less.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wilmslow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was happy until I got many hour outages for two consecutive days and needed to move house only to find that I couldn't get Virgin at the new place. They want me to pay £240 for early disconnection when I cannot physically do anything about it. Spent 4 hours and a half trying to find anyone reasonable there but I'm giving up. Never getting internet with them again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Their customer service is non existent. I have spent 4 days of stress trying to speak to someone. Impossible. just texts saying someone will be in touch with me. Technology is supposed to make life easier. Am I the only one who is finding it more difficult. To be fair on their staff they are only doing a job, its the people in charge that should be held to account.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Awful service. Didn't honour deal, impossible to discuss with anyone useful. Disgusting company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible broadband supply with terrible service.
    I moved my current broadband and phone service to Virgin Media as I wanted better speed. After just a few days of installation, the speed kept dropping to less than dial up speed. This was fixed after a week, only for the service to fail for over 24 hours in our area again 2 days later.
    As 3 of use work from home, this was a big blow as need to do work. Were left to use our mobile hotspot which ate into our data allowance very quickly and had to buy more costly plans just to do our work. Due to limited mobile bandwidth we were unable to share and had to upgrade data plan as our cost.
    Have lodged a complain only to be told that I am unable to leave without £240 exit fee as have past our 14 days grace period.
    Have applied to have my service moved back, better to have a slightly slower bandwidth than stop start and unrealiable service.
    Was without a phone service too for over 8 days which was a pain too.
    Avoid as virgin cannot guarantee uptime.

    Have learnt my lesson with Virgin and will take a hit on the exit fee.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Almost impossible to get hold of anyone and when you do its all rushed and scripted. I had pretty simple questions that they weren't able to clearly answer and certainly weren't prepared to do anything to compensate for the inconvenience. Nothing is clear, customer service is poor. I'd like to change provider but i think even that will be a headache to achieve. my complaints/calls/emails have all gone unanswered. Really unimpressed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Virgin Media have no clue how to run a broadband network or provide anything that could be described as customer "service". The internet speed since activation is low, the technician booked the intervention of another team that never showed-up. Impossible to have them over the phone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greenford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    They send you wrong contract price, the day after you have signed. They say they will send you corrected contract twice. Still have not received it. 2-3 months after you have signed up on my mum's flat they did not credit the first bill they had promised on installation. . They say they cannot confirm the first bill credit offer. Takes ages to connect. Their website has no feedback. The live chat goes round in circles.You get cut off and they don't ring you back.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Simply the very worst company you could ever dream of going to. Yes, the broadband is fantastic, but they tell lie after lie after lie after LIE.

    They DELIBERATLY missed me a package and then refused to adjust my contract to reflect the discount they were giving me.

    7 hours of waiting on th phone for 4 days and I get through to someone who simply isn't interested in answering me other than to say ' it's being processed'...a credit for £90 does NOT take more than 4 weeks to process.

    Then the contract...which needs to be adjusted by £30, as per Virgin Media's call notes. Except it isn't and no one knows whose job it is to do that and when it will be actioned.

    Spent over 5 days on hold for 4-7 hours at a time to be told completely different things. These people are LIARS.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    "Internet", this useless company cant keep the internet up for more than a few hours before disconnecting for 10 mins and when it does come up, the quality of speed is pathetic, even the most basic of things like youtube lags like crazy, let alone, netflix, twitch, whatever game you might be playing. They guarantee a certain down and up speed, which they don't even get close too, breaking they're legally binding contract, they are modern day bandits and will soon enough get sued to bits, don't ever sign up with these clowns, and fyi i live close to central London, how can the net be so bad when i'm on fiber optic a stone through away from the biggest capital city in the world? Jokers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The internet itself is ok. Although i am not using much of the data,I feel it gets slow in rush hour. The worst part is the customer service! it is impossible to get through. I have wasted a lot of money calling customer service on premium lines. I have been disconnected repeatedly after being on the call for 40min to an hour! I feel as i was lured in a trap with no escape!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torbay
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Virgin media used to have excellent customer service once. Now it’s just an unmitigated disaster. Don’t expect any help whatsoever and certainly don’t expect to have your issues sorted to any degree of satisfaction. This is what happens when you sell a perfectly good company to the Yanks. The expression piss up in a brewery comes to mind.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Normally I don’t do reviews but Virgin media Pathetic Customer service has forced me to share my feed back. One of the worst customer service I’ve ever come across. Miss Sold me a Package and there supposed to be Movie BOX or £ credit with it and I have been waiting since August to resolve this issue. Indian Based Call centers and No one understand the problem and try to resolve it. Will not deal with Virgin Media in future. Keep asking me to provide the proof of the promotion. I should’ve read other customers reviews before signing Virgin Media. I had sky for 14 years and never had any issue and they have a brilliant customer service when it comes to resolve the issues. Avoid Virgin Media at at all cost…. You will regret if you signup with them….You will also end up talking to their F.... Bot 07533051809. and endless text. It will take you any where...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Your company is INCOMPETENT. It takes FOUR phone calls to move services from one property to another. You DON"T take direct debit for internet payment and until I get a letter of late paymemt charge I have to call you to sort it out. YOU TELL ME IT'S SORTED. I check my statement to see it wasn"t sorted at all IDIOT STAFF. I call AGAIN to get it sorted. I'm on hold because I failed security, I look at my emails that say I owe you from last payment. You refuse to let me speak to a manager and refuse to listen to me tell you the number and email address etc to get passed security to speak to. I already spent 40mins on the phone trying to get through. YOU WONT BE GETTING ANY PAYMENT THAT YOU SAY I OWE. You treat customers who have been loyal over 10 years. Incompetent lazy and stupid staff!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    uxbridge
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Broadband connection lost due to unavailability at least three times a month in the last year. There is a default message being played when you call support stating that there is fault in your area and will be fixed by 4pm. This message is played even when there is no fault, I checked
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have been with VM for over 30 years
    Most USELESS Broadband Company on the planet.
    No one answers their 150 or 0345 numbers.
    Have lost money trying to upgrade my package because of their rubbish website
    Son at Uni and wife on Furlough so need a stable Wi Fi
    Yet 3 complaints logged and still no one answers the phone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely diabolical is putting it nicely - Virgin Media have no clue how to run a broadband network or provide anything that could be described as customer "service". If you're lucky and never have a problem they might be OK, but if you get an issue I suggest you abandon all hope or ask the cat; it's quicker. Unless you enjoy repeating things ten times and still being ignored don't bother calling them.

    We've experienced CONSTANT disconnections and outages (Virgin's fault - nothing to do with WiFi) several times a week over several months. Virgin couldn't care less, their call centre's only goal is to get rid of you as quickly as possible by saying "yes" to anything (but not actually doing it) - even the engineer who (eventually) turned up admitted he gets plenty of abuse from irate customers who are completely fed up with being fobbed off!

    Virgon's complaints process is a joke, probably conceived on April 1st - online submissions are ignored and out of three letters, Virgin ignored two and fobbed me off with the third by suggesting I text their robot "agent" for further support; the only company I've ever dealt with that won't let you speak to a human in the complaints department! Even when the Ombudsman stepped in and they were forced to refund me they didn't even bother to apologise or look into the issues any further.

    In summary, they're useless, a joke, and don't bother if you value reliable internet (or your sanity).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester, Stockport
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    There are constant issues with my broadband and home phone line. They have sent me letters saying work will be carried out in my area of which services may be intermittent on that day up until 4pm. 4pm comes and goes with services still down I check their website where it's been updated to another time of 6pm. 6pm comes around and yet again the timeframe has been moved to 9pm. This keep happening until around 11pm or 12pm. This has happened multiple times now and I'm trying to work from home in an ecommerce role where you can imagine having a stable internet connection is vital.

    Other than that I have constant drop outs of service like today. With no notification of service interruption. I checked their website and yet again it says there are issues in the area. Again saying the deadline for this fix is 3pm. But obviously that means nothing to them.

    I booked in an engineer to visit my property with a AM timeframe only to wait around all day up until 8pm when no one turned up.

    Their customer service is terrible offering no support or compensation for these constant interruptions. Spending over an hour on hold totalling up to 4 hours trying to resolve my issues bout my services. I've made 4 complaint with their team of which nothing was resolved.

    I genuinely have never seen such poor service from a company. Below services has been
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    From 24 to 39 pounds.
    Thiefs!!!
    Dificult to get hold of customer services and once you speak to them the price stay the same.
    Big NO, NO
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been a long term customer of Virgin Media broadband as it is part of the TV package. However, for the last 12 months the internet is extremely bad! Continuously cutting off, which is annoying whilst I conduct video calls whilst working from home.

    I have now cancelled my subscription and hope they improve in the near fututr.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derry
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I would welcome anyone's views on the grievances outlined in a letter of complaint I sent off by email today.

    I have now noticed that since sending the letter off, the speed has considerably dropped. It might be worth mentioning also my yearly contract had finished back in September. I had only been paying 29 sterling as a special promotion for 100mbps when I initially signed up. By telephone, I attempted to renew the contract and at first I was offered the same packet but for 59 sterling. I refused to accept it and hung up. But didn't give up and rang again. But I didn't give up. By some sort of fluke I managed to get through to Marianne at Customer Retention. She offered me something completely different for 28 sterling but the same packet for the same speed. I asked her how so, since I was originally quoted a different price. She said, in future, just ask to be put through to Customer Retention.

    What is this? There is no option for Customer Retention when you make a call. Press 1,2,3, 4 for limited options no mention of Customer Retention. After reading all the reviews of people in similar circumstances, I thought it was worth a mention. Only after reading other reviews of people being encouraged to accept the initial quote did it ring a bell.
    Getting back to my grievances over the last 2 days, here is the letter:-

    Please note that my reference to being a 'satisfied customer' was in regards to the high speed only. This was why I signed up in the first place.





    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN,


    I have been a customer with Virgin media since October 2019 and in that time, I have been more than satisfied with the quality of services provided. A situation has now arisen in the past two days that requires me to move to another home. Consequently, I decided to act right away in an attempt to transfer my account to the new address. The address was in the same town, not far from the present address. By doıng this, I had no inclination ıt would turn out to be a problem lıke the one that unfolded.

    Yesterday, I went online to check if your services were available at the new address. I entered the postcode several times on the facility provided via my online account. However, there was an instruction 'please wait' each time I entered. I assumed that maybe this was because there were lots of apartments in the building. Subsequently, I proceeded to enter the online chat facility under 'moving home' to get further clarification on the issue.

    From the outset of the chat, I specifically outlined the nature of my enquiry ie I would be moving home and I wanted to find out if Virgin Media was available in that area: and, that my previous attempts to enter the postcode had been unsuccessful. This was not clarified immediately by the agent but instead, he proceeded to ask for security details and lots of information relating to the new address. He also asked if I wanted Virgin Media at the new address to which I replied 'I did'. Since this turned out to be a lengthy procedure, I interpreted it as meaning that the service was indeed available at the new address; after all I had not been advised otherwise. Or, indeed my interpretation was that I needed to go through this procedure just to find out if services were, in fact available in the area. The correspondence ended with the agent advising me that another agent would be in touch in the next 45 minutes.

    In the meantime, I decided to call Virgin Media for further clarification. I explained what had happened as outlined above. The agent advised that it was an unnecessary procedure and there should have been a check beforehand to establish if the service was available at said location. He then kindly proceeded to check this out and was able to confirm that it wasn't in fact, available. He also advised there would be a fee for disconnection. I was disappointed when I heard this and the agent was sympathetic to my concerns. He was very helpful and kindly offered to transfer me to customer care which I accepted. I waited for 20 minutes but there was no reply.

    Despite this, I continued to the chat facility in the hope that maybe there would be some other options available. Before I could get to explain what had happened, the agent took me through the whole process again asking for lots of information. In between times, I asked if he could see the messages from the first point of contact where I had already given all the same information. As time went on, I became increasingly frustrated and the conversation was just one of disarray and confusion. At the end of it, he said the service was indeed not available and that there would be a fee for disconnection. Then he encouraged me to book a cancellation date.

    My account of the correspondence, leads me to my poınt in writing to you. My grievance is twofold:

    1 I can only describe yesterday's communication as a mission impossible. For at least four hours, I was trying to clarify something that could have been clarified at the outset. In addition, there was no consistency in the means of communication, at least not what one would expect from a high profile service provider. It provided nothing but unnecessary confusion for such a simple inquiry. Of course with exception to the agent's help via telephone call. My hope is that in highlighting the matter, you may take it on board and review it for whatever purposes.

    2 The above, coupled with the fact that I was alarmed to learn that I would have to pay a disconnection fee. This, I find totally incomprehensible. Taking into consideration the fact that I did not wish to leave Virgin Media in the first place and that your broadband service was not available for that location. It was not a matter of me being dissatisfied with your services. Why, therefore should I be penalised for something that is totally out of my control?

    When I renewed my contract back in September, I could not foresee that I would be moving home in the future. It came about out of necessity. Just like I could not foresee the service would not be available at the new address. The terms of the contract do not allow for such a predicament. In other words, when I agreed to that contract, I did so, because I was happy with the service after one year's subscription. I never perceived that I would leave it, no matter what the circumstances.

    I could understand it would be different if It had been a situation whereby I had chosen to leave the service as a dissatisfied customer. Indeed, I would accept, via the terms of the contract, I was liable to pay a disconnection fee. This however is not the case.

    Furthermore, I am a single parent who is really struggling to make ends meet under the benefits system at this period of time. The internet connection is a valuable lifeline for me and my child. In that respect, no matter how a little money I receive every month, I have always made it a priority when it comes to paying the essential bills. Thereby a loyal customer. I would also add that even if I was of affluent status, the principle of the matter outlined above would still remain the same.

    Now, I find myself in a situation whereby I must move to another home which incurs further costs. Perhaps you can understand, that such a fee on top of that, I would struggle to pay; and simply have not got the funds to do so.

    In light of these circumstances and for the reasons aforementioned, I would appeal to you to consider a waiver of the penalty fee.

    Trusting you will acknowledge.

    I am enclosing a record of yesterday's correspondence for reference.


    So the above letter outlined my grievances. I again decided to contact them out of sheer frustration, not wanting to let it go This time, (after waiting 30 minutes for a response and paying for the call) I asked what the options where. This individual advised that when I pay the diconnection fee and hook up with another provider, that provider will cover the cost of the fee as part of their payment plan. Now, I ask all of you out there. Have you ever heard anything the likes of????? He's on the other side of a phone call and he thinks I was born yesterday!!!! Honestly as we say too good to be true. Wish it were that simple!

    I then asked if there was any way of airing the complaint since the address I sent the mail off to was the only address I could find (after much deliberation on Google Search). There was no facility on their online system for making a complaint. He further advised me to make the issues known on twitter and facebook. Really, can I trust this?

    Really folks, should customer care not be of utmost priority? They are Virgin Media and invincible because of their good reviews for high speeds. Was that not a ploy to get the customers in the initial stages. Why have so many perople mentioned that speeds have been reduced. How can the customer have faith? Like a Lamb to the Slaughter.

    I rest my case. Feedback welcome.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Comments
    Would give minus stars if I could. Never works. Hours on hold to speak to anyone. Truly awful. Avoid at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Abysmal service and disgusting behaviour. Virginmedia have a clear policy of providing no support to residential accounts and will block your attempts to obtain any help by automatically directing calls corresponding to your account to a recorded voice message giving false information. If you eventually get a chat response, they will just lie to you, saying that it is a planned outage, for your benefit, and will be restored by a certain future time. It never is, of course. If you use Virginmedia broadband, expect much lower average speeds than claimed and the complete loss of service for weeks or even months at a time.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    stay miles away, their pricing is very dicey. for some customers it is low, for existing loyal customers it is high... and they charge exit fee quite randomly.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Without a doubt, the most unreliable service and worse customer service.

    After signing up to a 12-month contract in April 2018, they are now claiming that I agreed to a new contract during the course of a technical support call, after siting that I was paying £60/month for a service that was not being delivered.

    They are now attempting to charge an additional exit fee for a contract that was never agreed, without reading out my terms and conditions.

    6 months, getting download speeds between 5-15mgbs, on an m200 package, is quite disgraceful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible customer service. Yesterday I call them for moving my house. They accepted it and fixed the new contract from 28 th of this month for my new house. From today morning there is no Internet connection. When I logged in they said the contract ended. I call them twice, kept on hold for over 1 hours and cut off. As an nhs staff, we expect at least a minimum standard from our provider. This is terribly frustrating...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I normally don't leave reviews but feel compelled to do so due to the entirely horrific experience I am currently having with Virgin Media. Having been a customer for a number of years I have become accustomed to the terrible customer service and hours on hold but this time has broken the proverbial camels back. I have been lied to, coerced, fobbed off and treated with contempt. There are no words to describe how I feel, "violated" is as close as I can get. Avoid at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I don't usually leave reviews but the service provided by Virgin Media has been terrible from start to finish.

    I have no idea what I did in a past life to deserve this level of punishment, Micheal really outdid himself when he designed this torture scene in the good place.. Working from home means you rely on a wifi provider and right now I'd rather live off universal credit.

    We first opened our account in Nov 2019, the wrong start date was set internally leaving us without a router for over a week, we then received our router & TV package; with the wrong cables for the set up we have in the house. We waited over an hour to speak to their support service (pre-covid) to be told that the correct cables are definitely in the box & they couldn't help, in the end I had to use livechat to send a photo for someone to finally confirm it was the wrong wiring.

    The Television box itself is very slow and becomes unresponsive often. Speaking with the team at virgin they say to "empty your downloads" - We had no downloads - and then they would check there is no faults, according the virgin there never was a fault so they wouldn't help.

    When our wifi occasionally started to drop out we where told very similar things "there's no fault" "It must be your device" etc, well funny that 8 different devices can throw up the exact same issue.

    Upon our contract coming to the end of the first year we got offered a renewal price of over £60 for a service we paid under £30 for! I called and asked for their best price and they said £58 was the absolute best. I got the exact same package at talktalk for £25 so called back to cancel and all of a sudden they offered us the exact same package for £28. If that was offered at first then MAYBE I would have considered it but having spent hours waiting on hold to be told an entire bunch of different rubbish by virgin media I decided enough was enough.

    After cancelling Virgin I was still stuck with them for 30 days, during this period my wifi speed dropped from 100mbps down to between 10 and 20 mbps.

    I'm glad I'm no longer with this money hungry service.
    - Over 1 hour wait times outside of covid-19
    - Almost 2 hour wait time inside of covid-19
    - Webchat for support is incredibly glitchy, you get refreshed out, the wait time displays as 1 second even though you'll wait over an hour.
    - Service is slowed after cancelling
    - Random additional charges of £1 - £5 added to your bills with no explanation.
    - Try at every cost to con you into paying above the odds
    - Online portal doesn't work for half the pages, you cannot look at prices, update details etc.

    Honestly terrible company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wembley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Joined Virgin Media for the first time and they are great for internet speed but the customer service and fault support service is extremely poor.

    Everytime i have tried to call the support line i have had to wait for over an 1 hour. Even if you managed to get hold of someone the phone would get disconnected and have to call in again and wait for another hour. It just nightmare to get support from them

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