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
    3.1 stars

Based on 956 customer ratings since 2023-05-22 (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.

4,691 Customer Reviews over 470 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hutchingson
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would not recommend to anybody. Seriously. Unreliable, patchy....what else do you need?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst broadband service I ever had, being with sky broadband for over 3 years never had a problem coz way virgin advertise faster, best, reliable etc ( which is false information for customers) without knowing I switched into virgin & biggest mistake ever, start my contract for £27 per month & after few months then increase it to £30 & not getting any service at all.....never recommend to anyone & worse broadband service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Richmond
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer service useless after hours and hours waiting for them to answer your phone . Awful broadband speed , at least once a week for a couple of hours disconnect , landline disconnect at least 3 times during 11 months and this time they told me they can't ask their manager to talk to me because it is the last month of my contract !!It what it means ??!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    We ended up going with Virgin by default. You see, our house didn't have a BT line and again and again we battled to get law-unto-themselves Openreach to install one. We were happy customers of BT infinity in our previous home, even though speeds were never even half of the '76mb' claimed - at least it was faster than ASDL2 and very solid, never going down once.
    We were nervous of Virgin as over the years friends have had various issues with them. But BT just couldn't deliver so out of desperation we went with them.
    It's only been installed a short while so can't comment on longer term reliability the speeds are blazing, with over 100MB frequently achieved, so for us a huge upgrade on BT Infinity. And unlike BT Openreach, actually turned up and installed their line.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Virgin broadband is absolutely abysmal I have numerous complaints. Firstly the speed is terrible I know it can differ at times of day but I have never exceeded 1 mb/s which for 30 mb/s stated is terrible. The super hub is garbage often loosing connection. The service is unreliable and is frequently down especially during bad weather. And lastly the customer service from the call centres based abroad is terrible there knowledge only reaches to 'turn the power off wait 2 minutes and turn it back on' and 'I will book an engineer' and due to the large volume of connection errors these engineers take up to 2 weeks to come. If I weren't tied up in a 12 month contract I would ditch Virgin tomorrow and wouldn't recommend them to anybody absolutely terrible service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Guildford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My 60 Mb cable deal has a maximum speed of 8Mb, the superModem does not reach 10m (admittedly from the groundfloor to the first floor), the connection to the internet breaks up all the time (I had over a dozen cut-outs since the afternoon). Each time I call technical services, the response is "reboot the router", followed by "I fixed the server now". I then get a derisory 3quid off my next bill. They don't solve the problem.
    I had an "engineer" out twice, who told me that it must be a problem with (whatever), and if I want to get another "engineer" out, I have to pay them 100 quid.

    I was promised fast and reliable broadband, and for the benefit of 45 quid a month, I get neither.

    As soon as my street gets cable from a different provide, we're off. Pathetic customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bolton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am totally dissatisfied with Virgin Media. The fair usage policy is utterly ridiculous. I get back from work, turn the computer on, and receive between 0.01kb/sec and 0.1kb/sec immediately. How is it reasonable that I am traffic managed when I have not been in the house to use the internet?

    Virgin are the only fibre optic provider in my area, I will be downgrading to a 2mb connection that is stable.

    May I also add that the customer service spent weeks goose chasing me around, and culminated in me being unable to cancel my account until the next day because the customer services department was closed (at 7:30pm!)

    I wanted to file an OFCOM complaint, but the procedure was too complicated.

    In summary, do NOT get Virgin broadband. You do NOT receive what you pay for.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Rip-off merchants. Daughter signed an 18 month contract in July with all prices on contract sheet for this period. Email last week to say price increasing by £2,50 pcm. What is the point of signing up for a contract if it can be changed by provider at will. Abuse of a monopoly??
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Are you tired of decent customer services? Want to spend hours on hold before being cut off randomly? Then you've come to the right place. If you love being ripped off and the thrill of waiting for that call that never comes, then you'll love Virgin Media. At Virgin Media, we believe that once we have your money, you don't matter. Need your fix of daily frustration? Our staff go out of their way to be rude and insincere, just ask our team about our latest offers.

    That wireless superhub that we gave you? You'll have to give that back - but we won't collect it.... we'll just keep on turning up at the wrong address until you give up. Want to post it back? We'll keep on sending a collections guy.... still to that wrong address. Is it shoddy service your after? You've come to the right place!

    *Written while on hold for over 30 mins*
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby2
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    During this past weekend Virgin broadband was down for 51 hours, it eventually came up for the area this morning at 12.00, it effected several dozen streets, The customer service from India was appalling, will be moving broadband supplier with the next month, I have been with Virgin (NTLWorld) since 1998, but I am not being treated like I was again by the virgin customer contact team who could not be honest with me.

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