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
    Belfast N.I.
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I was happy with Virgin until I had to cancel. Seems to be par for the course. Customer service deserves -5*. Emails, phone, WhatsApp, chat or whatever it's nearly impossible to contact them. Then when I did they apologised and cancelled everything. Supposedly. Now 6 months later my bill has accumulated and is with Advantis. I told them that I hope they have more joy contacting Virgin. Please, in the name of all that is holy,AVOID!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bromley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Literally the worst customer service. I was moving house and checked whether I could move my Virgin broadband to my new property - their website told me I could, so I requested for it to be moved. I was told the installation would be completed it about two weeks time.

    They then contacted me asking what material was between the house and the public footpath. I told them what the material was, then asked what construction would need to be carried out (if any) - they said I'd need to ask the construction team and immediately hung over. Not the best start...

    I then received an email from them stating the installation date was delayed, but no date was given. So I phoned them up asking for an update - they told me the installation date was delayed by a day, but also said they needed to book in a survey to ascertain what construction was required (they should've reached out to me to book this, but apparently it got 'lost in the system'). So I asked for the survey to be carried out the next day.

    A day after the survey, I received an email from Virgin stating the installation date had been moved to two months time! So I called them immediately stating that two months is ridiculous, especially since I work from home, and that I want to cancel my contract (and not have to pay the redemption charge, since they stated the property was ready for Virgin Broadband). After being passed from team to team, and being told everything from 'you won't need to pay the charge' to 'you will need to pay the charge since the property is still classified as serviceable', I finally spoke to someone who said she'd close the account that was created for my property, and that they'd be reaching out in the next few days to discuss options regarding the account linked to my old property.

    I then received an email the next day stating my bill had increased from £22 per month to £38 per month (i.e. the discounted rate I was promised for another year or so had been removed for no reason). So I chatted to them again, making my frustrations clear, after which they said that both accounts had been closed and that I wouldn't be charged any early leaving fee.

    All was right with the world, or so I thought... I've now just received a bill for £57.66 (I have no idea how they've come up with that number), so I'm going to have to contact them once more to try and sort this out (although I'm not expecting much, as even when they say they do something, it's usually a lie).

    I would recommend staying far, far away from Virgin Media - their customer service is atrocious, their systems are a joke and trying to get a simple issue sorted seems to be nothing short of impossible.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    What a terrible company - I can see several negative reviews here but the company doesn't really seem to care - regulator needs to get involved at some point as consumers are been taken for a ride. I have been with Virgin media for few years - the company almost doubled on monthly payment recently. I have been trying to reach the company for almost 2 days but after almost an hour hold and "passing game" the call just gets disconnected. They will make you go through hell to disconnect. Terrible terrible experience!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Highly unrecommended, I have been a long time customer and all I get is constant price increases. This company offers nothing for the existing customers apart from that. Will be leaving them when my contract expires later this year.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Midlands
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    NEVER GO NEAR THEM Still stealing from my family 3 1/2 months after cancelling. Who cares what speed it was? I got a cheaper faster deal and Virgin refuses to terminate my month to month arrangement. DISGUSTING THIEVES. See ‘RIP Off Britain’ before you make my mistake, thinking they wouldn’t spend millions advertising, if they were going to *** on customers. THEY DO.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I live on Camberwell Grove, SE5 , in South East London. Service from Virgin has been on a downward trend over the past 12 months. Since 4th August 2023 broadband service has either down completely for periods of 48 hrs, or at best, intermittent over the day. Yesterday it went down for nearly four hours. Since I logged the first issue on 4/08, I have received multiple updates with the 'fix date' constantly pushed back. Originally this was to be fixed on 7th August, now the fix date is 11th SEPTEMBER. It is impossible to get through to someone to register a complaint. I was on the phone for nearly two hours today, and still no resolution. They ignore the emails, online chat bot requests and phone calls for assistance. Virgin Media offer TERRIBLE value for money. We have paid thousands of pounds in bills to them and get nothing in return. Very frustrating and infuriating service provider to deal with. I will be switching provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful service.

    Been charged £58 for the last 6 months. I raised 3 months ago that I wanted to cancel and they cancelled it all for me, however I was shortly contacted by someone called Steve on - 07412 560 764 and he convinced me to stay with a package of £19 per month- needless to say, £58 has now come out of my account twice since this 'New deal' was put into place.

    I have called Steve multiple times and no answer. I have also requested DSAR as I will be taking this complaint to Ofcom/Ombudsman
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I recently had the unfortunate experience of moving my Virgin Media broadband service, and I must say it was nothing short of a nightmare. First and foremost, the lack of communication was astonishing. Charges were applied to my account without any prior notice or explanation. It felt like they were just reaching into my wallet without consent.

    Furthermore, the misinformation provided during the process was baffling. I was given incorrect information about the availability of services at my new address, leading to days of delay and confusion. It's frustrating to rely on a service provider that can't get such basic details right.

    To make matters worse, my complaint about these issues was mishandled from the start. It felt like they were more interested in deflecting blame than addressing my legitimate concerns. It's disappointing when a company prioritizes profit over customer satisfaction and fails to take responsibility for their mistakes.

    Overall, my experience with Virgin Media broadband during this move was nothing short of a customer service disaster. I expected better from a reputable provider, and this ordeal has left me seriously considering alternative options for my broadband needs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Beeston
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    it worst service from Virgin Media..I moved to new house and transferred the connection. We already have existing internet connection and i want to cancel the Virgin account.. They asked to pay to full contract amount..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Erith
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Never again 10 years with them try and cancel is a nightmare and they want to charge you for services you have never used. Customer service are money grabbing vermin. The worst providers for service and consistency of broadband. I can tell you when they drop the service almost to the minute

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