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 1110 customer ratings since 2023-02-21 (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.

4,651 Customer Reviews over 466 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sw London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible internet service multiple faults nearly every day totally unreliable and slow performance. Ringing service desk achieves nothing of value sometimes down to a fault and told to wait other times they just say it's not a fault and ignore my statement of slow or no service. Terrible service terrible customer service will avoid for all future contracts
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband hasn't been delivered since yesterday evening. You cannot get to talk to a human. Talking to a BOT produced false deadlines for it being resolved. First 1200, then 1600 and now nothing. signing up for text updates has produced not a SINGLE update today. Clearly Virgin's network isn't being maintained properly. Clearly it has cut its investment in staff as it has nobody available to help, and the problem isn't being fixed. Shame on Virgin. A legend for poor customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Twickenham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    We have been with virgin for 10 years. Every two years they put the price up and we stayed, mainly due to their internet being the best at the time and there being no real competitors. I have to be fair, their service worked 95% of the time perfectly (although when I used to play ps5 till late my internet would suit off at 1230ish every night for about 15 minutes, we never did find out why that happened?!

    However we got wronged by them recently, when I found out they would be putting the price up I called to see if it would affect us, I was told it wouldnt. Only to find out months later that we were paying £20 more! To be fair they had sent an email but this was later and we had already been told it was nothing to worry about. I called up, I was lied to by the adviser but after another phone call they did trying us.

    We have now put in our notice to leave when the contract is up in November. The fact we have been with them 10 years and the still charge is us such large fees is disrespectful! Ee on the other hand really look after us for such a long mobile phone contact!

    Virgin used to have a monopoly on the fastest internet but now they don't. We don't have any special packages except bt sport (we can get that for £20 a month with ee), we don't use the home phone and mum only watches Freeview and aids she pays for separately. Community Fibre offer 1gps speed internet for £20 a month, we have a freeview box and recorder, what's the point of virgin now?

    They offered us £52 which we would of stayed simply for the hassle of changing but now they have a great bit in all their contracts which says they will increase their fee every April inline with inflation and you cannot cancel!

    Be safe guys, ask these questions.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Honestly - avoid this company at all costs.

    Not only is it extremely expensive compared to it's conterparts (£50 a month for a package I got at £27 a month with Community Fibre) the customer service is absolutely horrendous.

    When I moved house, and opted to take them with me, they re-entered me into a new 18 month contract at double the price, without my consent. I only found out on receiving a shockingly high bill for the exact same service I had before. I'm pretty certain that's illegal - a contract can only be entered into with the express permission of two parties. When I told them this, they initially said I had to pay a fee to leave early. You can also repeatedly call and speak to different agents, have "notes" made on your accounts, but actual change doesn't happen. It's only been when I've escalated things to management that any changes have happened. Mind you - Management said they'd call me back the same day, and it was 3 weeks before I heard anything.

    The staff are rude, overfamiliar and don't seem to know basic information pertaining to their company and jobs. EG One person will tell you you'll receive credit refunds as a payment onto your card, another will say it's a cheque. Simple processes, totally different responses, but they both guarantee they're right. Also, they have ZERO tact, and don't seem to recognise that part of their jobs is understanding the consumer, not being rude, abrasive and patronising.

    Now for the broadband - it didnt even stretch from the front to the back of the house. I've changed providers and it's now working brilliantly.

    Stay well, well, well away from Virgin Media.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    18 month contract and reliability was a common flaw. 50mbs speed was guaranteed but often it fell under 10 - in a household with 3 devices.
    The email providing notice my price was doubling didn’t arrive hence they’ve caught me with an additional bill.
    Service was shocking and all hidden behind a chat window making it extremely difficult to converse with and get a resolution.
    I would warn everyone with Virgin that their pricing is eye watering with my bill going from £24 to £51 so make sure you cancel with 30 days prior to your end date.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Have been with Virgin Media for several years. Now being charged £81 per month for 200 mb of broadband and a landline we do not use.

    We are moving to Plusnet where we get 500mb for £35 per month.

    We have tried to cancel our account with Virgin but without success. They do not answer the phone, the online chat does not allow cancellations, so they suggest we write to them. This is 2023.

    Ofcom has opened its own investigation into Virgin Media's compliance with its handling of contract cancellations. It has evidenced that Virgin has not complied with the rules.

    Avoid Virgin, they are expensive, dishonest and do not play by the rules.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just Awful. If you have shares in these Jokers..dump them.
    This is a company going down the tubes
    They Cancelled my 7 years old account because a neighbour with a similar address wanted to join.
    Over a three week period, they could not fix it. I have logged around 40 hours on the phone and been passed around (more than 40 operatives) like an unwanted parcel. Every time it seems a little difficult the line drops! "Offshore", customer care operatives are badly trained, have little idea how their own system works and often just guess..they have even made it worse. In the end, took on a completely new contract and within seven days...you guessed it. back to the 3x 90 minute phone calls in one day PLUS. No TV service, Now find without wifi you have no landline, Hive heating, or of course all the other wifi dependent vital services...banking, email, council services...4 engineers 3 home visits, no one has a clue. No one cares. They know the customers they lose..they'll pick up from their awful competitors.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    Comments
    Never buy broadband from virgin media. I was previously with sky which was horrible and overpriced so i switched to the virgin media "264mbps super reliable" package. The only time that I ever got that speed was on the first day I got it installed. Since then i have never gotten that speed, the highest i have gotten since then is 120 mbps - 150 mbps. it sounds okay but it is so inconsistent, most days it will go down from the lowest i have got which is 0.36 mbps to 10 mbps, this isn't uncommon to happen like I said it happens most days multiple times per day. I put the customer service at 1 star because i have tried calling virgin media about the broadband issue, they told me it was an issue in my area and it will be fixed in a few days, it's been over a month now and it is still the same. The person on the phone put us on hold probably 7 or 8 times and on the last time they did, they left it for about 5 minutes and the next thing i know i hear the hang up noise. Yes a person supposed to help me lied and hung up. Not recommended, don't buy virgin media broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    hone
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    oh my god
    oh my god, where to start, the services I receive Inc TV broadband and landline are fab, but iv gotta warn whoever is reading this, customer service is non existent, there is only 2 ways to get InTouch with a human person, 1 call up which in real time reality takes at least 2 hours of ringing n the same 3 tunes whils waiting to be connected, and once you actually get thru to someone, they can't help, and need to put you thru to someone else, which is again the same 3 tunes again for hours again, then if you get thru nothing gets resolved, and you will get offered £5 or £10 good will gesture, which you will never receive simply because this company know you won't ring up again because the pain in the bum waiting times, or you could try 2, online which i really suggest you give this way a miss, i had a problem with all my services and couldn't get thru on the phone so tried this way, i was immediately transferred to warsapp so I could as it states , get in with my day, so here's the punchline, after 3 days if waiting for a reply, I got a reply, but in this reply, I had a conversation about something that didn't relate to my question. this went in for days, with the waiting for a reply etc etc, to where I just took screenshots of the whole conversation along with clear times and dates of all replies to and from and told the operator I'm going to talk to consumer advice, to where i got a reply of i can offer you again £5 for your complaint to be closed, obviously I told him no I'm going to consumer advice, n because iv stated that, I'm still waiting on a reply, to I'm pretty sure I'll not get one, n if I do it will be after 2 or 3 days go by. I'm not saying the companies product is had, because in reality iv never had a problem with the package iv got now, but i think it's only fair to warn new customers about the sheer lack of customer service you will be recieving, it's that bad you won't be able to cancel your product if your not happy within the first 14 days, due to simple lack of customer service agents, another thing to be aware if is the advisors are not trained, some of them struggle to read a simple English sentence and if they manage to get that far they seem unable to understand what it means. so to sum up this review, iv got absolutely no issues with the product at all, but if I could cancel my services without any fee, then i would purely because the customer service iv received is so poor, I'd be ashamed of myself..

    so this has been live for a hour or so and iv had a reply to a review iv left, no more than 2 or 3 hours ago, so let's break this reply down. they are sorry about me not being happy with the service iv received, and it's not of normal practice, so my answer to this is, absolute lies, if everyone scrolls thru all reviews left for virgin media, you will see it's not just me stating this issue, it's every review left, many of the reviews stating they woul of left 1 star if it be possible, so I in reply to your reply, it's not Ur usual practice, ermmm please look at the reviews and see that you have replied with the same message to all of the reviews with a negative review, please tell me how on earth do u expect ppl to use the contact details you have left on all the negative reviews if they are all reviewing the same thing (TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE TO HELP) so in all honesty the details you have left for everyone is NOT going to help anyone because NOBODY that's repeated NOBODY can get thru to your NONE EXISTANT VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE,

    one last thing, I find it very frustrating that the company, namely VIRGIN MEDIA can reply to reviews left with great urgent, but can't pick up a call or reply to there warsapp messages from customers who need actual help.

    YOU SHOULD Be ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES, AND I URGE ANYBODY WHO IS THINKING OF JOINING, THE SERVICES PROVIDED ARE OKAY, BUT IF YOU EVER NEED HELP, OR YOUR SERVICES HIT A PROBLEM, YOU REALLY WONT BE Able TO GET IN TOUCH WITH CUSTOMER Services UNLESS YOU CAN DEAL WITH THIS POOR SERVICE, ID KOOK AT SKY OR BT WHO OFFER BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE. pay a couple quid more a month if I was you. you will thank me in the long run. please read a few more reviews before making up your mind

    Date of experience: September 12, 2023
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stoke on trent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    With virgin for 9 years, when the contract end never email or text,so I have to pay £60 per month, I called Virgin to end my contract. Customer service started offering discount if I renew the contract, I refuse it as I happen on my last contract,they just want as to renew. In the end they said that I will have to pay final bill for 30 days notice period . No discount was given in this instance. Where is the customer service in this instance?

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