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 468 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Virgin Media for some years. I have found the internet reliable enough, however the engineers can be a little hit and miss when you have a problem. Recently I had a complete phone outage the dug up the whole line to my house only to discover it was a faulty connection in the cabinet. Internet connection is as advertised, Virgin Phone is expensive if you have the M package (at least a 10p connection charge) but I use Vonage so no problems there. TV is also ok but the box is buggy around midnight (I assume they are doing upgrades.) While this may sound like a poor Review my grandmother has Talk Talk, my parents Sky and my Aunt BT and it seems no matter what company they are all as bad as each other. So for me it is better to stick to the devil you know.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Do have a gripe with them. Just the bit concerning unlimited downloads like advertised. Fair use policy is the only answer from them. In My book unlimited means unlimited whatever the small print says. Anything else is, well just limited. A con i call it. Will strangle your download speed all day to if you go over the limit. What is their limit? As virgin will tell you...Black is White... White is Black... Black is White...White is Black
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallsend
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    promised connection 3rd Nov 2010 not connected then promised 23 Nov 2010 not connected promised 5th December 2010 Company apologised promised compensation not received eventually connected 5th December 1 month late. First 10 days download speeds were lower than upload speeds.Download speeds are still below promised. Only .4km from exchange at this point so disgusted changed to BT promised connection date 23rd December still not connected do I go on.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After Virgin gave me all their waffle about being the fastest broadband. decided to switch to them at that time was getting 1.5meg speed from Talktalk this was free broadband service. Now pay over £14 a month to virgin to get a speed of just .75 meg dont get coaugth out by Virgin who tie you into a contract and dot deliver the speeds they said they would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Midlands [England]
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unimpressed of late c/s always was bad, got a bit better with Cable Midlands but then went terrible again with Telewest, they actually improved for a bit but then the dreaded Virgin! got involved, my god what a lash-up....just given up on them after nearly thirty years with cable & know loads of people who have done/are about to do same so a few more honest reviews please?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I am completely satisfied with VMs service especially now we have 5Mb upload just around the corner. Customer service has always been good. There have never been any outages and speeds are virtually always at or slightly above 50Mb.

    Can't wait for 100Mb/10Mb
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got the 50mb broadband, its fantastic when it works, I moved from bethere broadband which gave me 15mb which never dropped even in peak times, I got a bit greedy and went for the 50mb with virgin, most unreliable broadband ever I sometimes sit with less than 10mb speeds very annoying when you paying a premium for it. Virgin is advertising 100mb broadband coming soon, why don't they get their current packages to work properly before they launch probably another false unreliable broadband speed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been completely satisfied with my package and supplier. I have consistently achieved the full 50Mb/1.5Mb down/up speed I am supposed to. There have never been any outages. The supplied wireless 'n' router has provided high broadband speeds throughout my home network. VM should consider a router with gigabit ethernet capabilities now. Also I am looking forward to their 10:1 download/upload ratio. About time too.

    Customer services have always come up with answers to technical queries, although sometimes I have had to wait a long time for a response.

    The TV service is really good, keeping up to date with new technology and with good deals with Sky.

    NB I am currently on VMs 200Mb download trial in Coventry. Your speed tester cannot cope with that speed. Time for you to upgrade especially with 100Mb rolling out any time now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stoke-on-trent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Virgin offer a great service and the bundle package for £19.00 is great then they stick £11.99 line rental on it and that is what spoils it if someone is having phone tv and broadband the least you can do is knock the £11.99 line rental off i now have a tv which we only watch gold on a land line i dare not use except at weekends when calls are free and a broadband connection that is great the first company to offer all this or just broadband without line rental will corner the market on telephone landlines and internet users i am more than happy with my broadband but if it says broadband for £5.00 then it should be for £5.00 with no hidden costs if there is line rental to pay then this should be made clear so you cannot get broadband for £5.00 but for £16.99 and there should be no rise after 3 months if you want to get customers then be clear on prices and what you are selling it is price that has driven me away from virgin and by this date 09/10/2010 i have only been with virgin for 2 weeks if there is no change it will end.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swindon
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I used their service with an XL broadband, recently got an email from Virgin Media Sales to the account holders email address stating I could upgrade to XXL Broadband for only an additional £8 per month, phoned the number listed and after numerous people they told me I would have to pay an extra £18 per month for the offer even though there is nothing in the t's & c's which support this additional tenner!

    Customer Services has one person who helped, though the rest were just interested in transferring me to other departments stating they couldn't help but perhaps x could!

    Currently in the complaints process, sending a copy to Ofcom as I believe this breaks with advertising regulations.

    Wish everyone else the best of luck...

    P.s. 20mb line regular testing achieves 18mb+

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