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
    3.1 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.9 stars
  • Speed
    3.1 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 8394 customer ratings since 2019-08-12 (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.

3489 Customer Reviews for Virgin Media

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
I have been left angry and frustrate by the way I have been treated by Virgin Media and I'm only 3 wks into my contract.
The engineer installed everything he could but couldn't register it due to problems in the day. I finally get through to register at 7pm using my mobile.So phone or internet for approx 5hrs.I had to connect phone.
Sister concerned as she couldn't get through to me having rang several times I'm disabled and live alone.
Find out phone not working, contact virgin new number given even though I'd asked to keep old number. Contact virgin to be told that it's unlikely i can have old number as they are only given a week to transfer. Contacted previous provider virgin hasn't been in contact with them!!! So my account still open and they will wait for Virgin to contact them.
Have to wait at least 14days before I get old number.
Today I find i have a bill from previous provider 53.87 and to top it all virgin has taken 102.95 for a service that isn't fully up and running.?
Virgin technician arrives today with another piece of equipment.
I Now Have an extension lead of 4 olive connect to 3 plugs = 7 plugs in a 2 plug socket. When I complained about fire safety risk they want 99.00 to install extra plug.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Leicestershire Virgin Media  
I was rather satisfied with Virgin until I moved home. They claimed that they could not schedule an openreach engineer to connect until 3 months after I moved. Yet another provider installed me within weeks. I told them that I would not pay the cancellation fee, given that they were not able to provide me with the service. Even before the deadline to pay the bill, I received a very threatening letter from a debt collecting company. I paid as I planned to on the last day and then told Virgin that I would bring the issue to the attention of ofcom. Then they paid me back. But that was little reward for the hours spent, waiting on the phone, being transferred from one service to a random other one trying to get rid of me complaining...

They may offer the best speed, the best deal, I will never go back to them.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
nottinghamshire Virgin Media  
Having recently switched to the 60mb Broadband deal, I am more than disappointed that I not not been able to achieve anywhere near this speed. I have completed several test over the past few days at different times of day with wildly varying results, however non of these come anywhere near the 60mb max. offered by my supplier.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Blackpool Virgin Media  
Terrible customer service, wouldn't answer simple questions and kept offering new offers when I just wanted to keep the contract I am currently on. Very difficult to understand them over the phone due to the strong accent. Eventually sorted what was meant to be a simple procedure as I am moving house but didn't fully complete the process over the phone. Then sent an email saying I needed to update my details online for ebilling which surely would have been easier to do over the phone. I haven't been able to do this as the instructions aren't clear and the website is extremely confusing at times. Looks like I will have to call back and deal with the poor customer service again. Not happy.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
South Croydon Virgin Media  
Customer service is poor and does not make it easy to find the answers you need.
The broadband itself is really fast but it is badly held back by the network equipment. The router they provide is slow, short range and unreliable. I switched it to modem mode and used a different router, the WiFi jumped from 10mb/s to 70mb/s.
If you want to get the WiFi you paid for you will need to switch to a third party router.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Portsmouth Virgin Media  
When virgin works it works incredibly well, but when something goes wrong it is impossible to get a clear indication of policy let alone a resolution. I booked an installation at a new house and asked for my service to be terminated at the current one at the end of the month, it was turned off mid month - all three services phone broadband and tv - when you work from home the first two are imperative - the third not so much. When I phoned on the Friday I was told it was a network fault and just coincidental- on Saturday it wasn’t a network fault but they had disconnected me and would need to fill in a reconnection form which could take UP to 72 hours - Tuesday - they were sorry it had yet to happen but would guarantee that it would be back on inside of 24 hours - 24 hours later- the wrong form had be used and she would now fill out correct form and it would be done in 72 hours - one week later we still wait. I have asked for this to be escalated but there is never anyone higher available to speak to. On a positive note the staff are all friendly and no matter how irrated you get they remain calm - I am guessing practice does make perfect! They should put their technical guys on the same course!

All in all I wonder if just cancelling the lot and going elsewhere would be quicker - virgins broadband speed is awesome - customer service - aweful!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Woking Virgin Media  
Brilliant product but the customer service is beyond shocking.
I was out of contract and wanted to cancel my contract because of a change in circumstances due to ill health. The first representative told me there was no problem and as I was out of contract this could be done immediately. They put me through to cancellation department, they said I had a debit balance so they couldn't close my contract. I knew I did not have anything outstanding, and having been transferred to their accounts department, they confirmed there was nothing owing. Over an hour on the phone and I spoke to NINE representatives. By the end I was actually close to tears and the person I spoke to was actually ridiculing me. I would NEVER go with Virgin Media again, and strongly advise people to give them a miss. I had trouble earlier in my contract with them, and I know these are bit isolated experiences. VIRGIN ON THE RIDICULOUS. There are other companies out there who offer good broadband service, and who offer better customer service. Be warned!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Greater Manchester Virgin Media  
I'm going to write an HONEST review as it seems most reviews are from people who come online while they are upset so I wanted to write one from a neutral perspective to help people decide. Overall Virgin Media is pretty good though it does come with a few problems and they have recently told me that when it comes to reimbursement from downtime they do it specifically by the day, in other words they no longer give you anything back as a gesture which I think is bad for a company that makes millions off every day people, one of the things for me that keeps me with a company is how they treat you and appreciate you as a customer (O2 lead by example on this!!) so they have become pretty greedy with money really and I think this should be changed. About the speeds, well generally I get good solid speeds of around 70 - 75 MB on the download and this is usually good, even on Wi-Fi too on my phone I get this and the signal seems pretty strong considering the router is upstairs and the room downstairs connects fine with the blu ray player which is opposite side of the house downstairs, we get around 2 - 3 bars on the signal strength and Netflix words fine BUT (and this is a big but) their consistency isn't the greatest and I have had a few outages recently and quite a lot of line drops, some of these line drops are so small you don't notice but they are there and stability isn't really their strongest thing (I'm not sure if any other company has this but Virgin definitely don't), watching Sky Go can often get the odd buffer due to this and I do think this is something Virgin need to get sorted considering they're not the cheapest of the bunch, which brings me to that point, the cost. Virgin Media are a little over priced, in fact VERY over priced really because although the packages and services sound good (and they are when they're running consistently) they're not very solid, they're very tight now due to a new 'policy' recently of only able to credit any downtime you have by the hour due to the computers and how they log reimbursements, so basically if you're a day without internet you're probably going to get a couple of quid, if that, which is pretty bad considering how other companies give you good gestures of good will after loss of service etc... so they're starting to become a bit greedy really and that's VERY off putting. They need to reduce their prices a LOT if they really want to compete and be the best out there because when you're paying so much for a broadband that's not really all that stable most of the time, it's pretty bad and even so they are still over priced. Generally the experience is good but it's not good to validate the prices they charge by any means, other than you do get a good speed (maybe different area's have different experiences). I guarantee that less is more for them and they would have a TON of extra customers had they have had lower prices but I don't think they would do that because they seem to be getting a little more money greedy than anything else really from what they told me yesterday about their new reimbursement policy, I just thought that was terrible.

Customer services depends who you get, I called a guy recently and explained about how my internet had been dropping and cutting out a lot lately, he pretty much said to me that there was no record of it (basically calling me a liar) yet trust me it had been dropping out, he went on to say how they don't reimburse Wi-Fi loss (understandable) but I explained that it wasn't just Wi-Fi because ALL the connections went down, including my PC which is WIRED, he pretty much denied it and it was a complete wasted phone call, however a guy I spoke to later when it happened again was much more helpful, but he told me about the new policy about reimbursement where they have brought in a system where they can only give the exact downtime they see, no little gestures or anything, nothing and as mentioned above, I think that's pretty bad as it feels you're not really valued as a customer and they only give you back what they HAVE to by law basically, which is what I mean about how they treat you as a customer. Getting through to them isn't the hardest but it is a bit of a pain going through the system, this could be much easier (specially with the password crap on the automated system) and I've always had advisers in the UK too thankfully (nothing against the people abroad but they don't understand most of the time and we need this of course for these kind of things) so it's pretty touch and go really but all round the customer services haven't been too bad really.

To be fair, I don't think the UK have a very good outstanding broadband provider so there's no competition for these companies to give best prices and services as Virgin have the speeds and strength but as mentioned above, so they don't need to be any better to us yet other companies might have a bit better service but don't have the speeds we often need for things such as Sky Go, Netflix etc.. and Wi-Fi strength in the home. Soon as a good broadband provider offers this at an affordable price for everyone, they are going to be soaring above the rest and all these companies such as Virgin will just fall and that's what they need. It seems a shame that the UK hasn't got a solid leading internet provider like we do with the phone services, such as O2 for example who are brilliant for 99% of people when it comes to everything and have been for many years. Internet providers need to take note and someone out there needs to spice up the competition for these people.

I hope this has helped :-)
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Leeds Virgin Media  
I have BB(fibre)/TV/phone/multi-room. TV can be broken at time on both TVs. So not very reliable. TV Anywhere very often cannot access programmes. If you are with Sky I would not move. I am stuck here for 9 more months.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Potters Bar Virgin Media  
Easter Sunday and what a pile of rubbish. Trying to video call relatives and the wireless broadband has been dropping out continuously all morning. And this after a speed increase and replacement router after the last one was found to b faulty. At over £40 a month simply not good enough.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Rugeley Virgin Media  
What lets Virgin down is the Email, it is off-line almost as much as it is on-line and is completely useless for business use. Add to this, theat Virgin took a rolling contract and made it a 12-month contract without asking me and fairly plainly the only use for virgin is as a "Carrier" for other services, not as an Email provider.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Swinton Virgin Media  
Been with Virgin Media for 14 years. The broadband is good, albeit goes down a few times a year. Big issue is if you ever have to phone them they are useless - hours on the phone and seldom able to help. Best just to wait until services return or accept they will not setup your account or be helpful. Ive even had them promise I wasn't tied into a term, for someone else from Virgin to say that was a lie. If you are lucky you will get through to someone in uk as they are much more able to help - the foreign call centres are a waste of space / effort calling them.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Edinburgh Virgin Media  
The only food thint About VM was the broadband speed. I tried to leave their services a couple of times but surprisingly they managed to find better deal for me. Eventually when I decided to cancel my contract there were lots of issues, starting from security questions regarding my latest bill which I in fact received two hours after my call to Virgin Media. Very difficult to cancel services. Would consider a different provider.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Preston Virgin Media  
All good apart from farming out of telephone calls for customer service.I needed an interpreter for help,ridiculous a company as big as this is providing a bad communications port between customer and help.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
bedfordshire Virgin Media  
I've been with VM for over 11 years. In that time, I think the internet has gone down only a handful of times and it has been consistently very fast.

The reason I'm leaving them is cost. I'm basically on their minimum package but still getting charged £60 a month for 70Mbps internet. That may be reasonable value, but I just don't need that speed. And they're unable, or unwilling, to offer me anything less.

Trying to actually leave them has been fairly stressful. You can't cancel on their website, or via email. Nor do they make their postal address readily available. You have to go through their awful call centre. If you go through the menu to leave VM, you'll be put on hold for half an hour and then get through to someone who can't actually perform the task that the menu took you too. They then put you through to their retentions department - another half hour wait.

After countless attempts to actually talk to someone who would cancel the service, and failing, I ended up finding their postal address on the VM forum, and sending a cancellation via recorded delivery.

It's one thing to try and encourage customers to stay, I was initially quite willing to be persuaded, but after this experience I can't wait to be rid of them. They seem intent to obstruct you from leaving, and they do it in a "you can't do that" rather than "what can we do to make you stay" sort of way.

Got a BT line installed the other day. It's 1/10th of the speed. It has several computers, phones and catch up TV boxes attached to it. No one in the house has noticed any difference and the wifi is actually better.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
southend Virgin Media  
The broadband speed and reliability were perfect and didn't have a single issue for a year. Then I had to leave due to move and had to interact with their customer service, which is atrocious.
- had to wait over 50 minutes on wait line just to tell them I wanted to leave, this was a week day during a work time when there shouldn't be too many callers. Apparently it's too complicated to put the option to leave on the website.
- I was overcharged on my final bill. Not only do they not properly notify you, they do not reimburse you automatically. Unless you notice and go through the same process of calling of trying to call them, your money is gone.
- I have them 5-6 weeks notice before my move. They failed to send the box for returning the equipment. One month after moving address I get threatening emails that I will be charged £40 of I don't return it. Contacted the costumer service and asked to resend the box and to push the deadline for returning the equipment, as it was not my fault. They refused to do so and said I will be charged and this will be waived once I return it. Whilst I might not miss the money for a week or so, I imagine there are people on budget to whom £40 disappearing from their account might cause trouble
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Southampton Virgin Media  
The broadband service itself is fair to good but the customer service is shocking and when a sales advisor tells you a price is fixed it is a bare faced lie. They can raise your bill by whatever price they seem fit at any point they like because it says they can in the ts and cs therfore once your stuck in a contract you have no choice but to pay (as it was for me) a near £10 increase over 6 months
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Nottingham Virgin Media  
My Virgin Smart Hub went faulty (completely dead - would not switch on) last week. Phoned Virgin who said they'd send a new hub. It is now 3 days I've been without internet. I phone Virgin again and go through all the options but none let you speak to an operator to check on delivery - eventually somehow (by accident I think) managed to speak to an operator who says it's in the hands of a 3rd party, and gives me the Yodel web site address and ref number. I check the Yodel tracking only to find my hub is not yet with Yodel. Could be days yet before I'm on line again. As a very long standing Virgin customer I'd expect a new hub would arrive in a day or two by express delivery. NOT IMPRESSED BY THE CUSTOMER SERVICE.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Perth, UK Virgin Media  
when speaking to a customer adviser you find you are speaking to somebody abroad they dont seem to understand English and after 20 minutes on the phone i gave up
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
blackburn lancashire Virgin Media  
Weare paying £70 a month for 200 mb fadt broadband and every time I run a test it is never higher than 50. I am in the same room as the hub and no other users are in the house. My connection and wires are all brand new installed by their own man so its not a wiring issue either. No excuse for charging people for something that isnt what it says it is.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
mirfield Virgin Media  
I have contract for more then 7 mounths , VIVID 350 fibre broadband ,but always have around 100Mb.When the contract expire i will move to another provider.I`m verry disapointed.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
london Virgin Media  
If you want an expensive fast broadband then virgin is good, HOWEVER if you want a reasonable telephone service cost then Virgin is not for you at 10p connection charge for every call plus call cost !!! and land line cost WOW
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
brighton Virgin Media  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
stoke-on-trent Virgin Media  
200Mb fibre broadband. Speed fantastic...when it actually works! All was fine when we first had it installed around 3 years ago, but as time has moved on, so has our internet...downwards. Completely random outages at various times can be really frustrating. And getting hold of customer care is another tale. Proves the old adage that profit and customer service do not go together.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Rugeley Virgin Media  
Had to mark speed and reliability as high as we have had no problem with either. We just up graded our equipment with them. Engineer came out Saturday lunch time with the new TV box and router. Fitted both and could not get either working. Told to wait 2 hrs. Waited and nothing. Called customer service ha ha . Told engineer had to call and no one available untill Tuesday. That is incompetence not service..
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Kidlington Virgin Media  
My son is moving out on Saturday, and the broadband account was in his name, but we decided to change the account to my name as he wouldn't be taking it with him. He contacted Virgin, who sent the relevant forms. We filled them out and I received the new e-contract which I signed and returned. Great - or so I thought. I've now found that when I sign into the Virgin site I'm only a secondary account holder, giving me only limited access to certain functions, and not allowing me to sign into the My Virgin Media app as I'm not the 'primary account holder'. So I phoned them. Well what a waste of time that was. After over an hour on the phone, speaking to somebody I could barely understand - and she became increasingly ratty because I couldn't understand half of what she was saying, as well as me having to repeat myself - all they have achieved is changing my contact email address. I'm still a 'secondary account holder' with limited access, and still can't sign into the app. Pathetic. But as long as the money keeps rolling in, they really don't care. Shocking customer service - if I performed like that, I'd be out of my job tomorrow. Plusnet beckons.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Rugeley Virgin Media  
There is nothing wrong with the broadband but the customer service from Virgin Media is appalling, one of the worst I have ever had the misfortune of having to deal with. Their staff gave me false information, they were totally dishonest, all to make sure I had a final extra bill from them when I ended my contract. I will never enter into another contract with Virgin Media again. Worse than Talk Talk and I didn't think anything could be worse than that. Avoid Avoid Avoid I would give Virgin Media -5 out of 5 if I could.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Reed Virgin Media  
Went to sign up online, and did the old trick of filling in my contact details before closing the tab (companies tend to then contact you with some kind of incentive to get your custom.) As expected, i got a call within an hour from one of their customer service agents offering me the same contract i was looking at, but with £100 account credit. I said yes, signed up, and this credit is nowhere to be seen. After contacting them, they say they have no record that i was offered this, and that theres nothing they can do! If they make you any offers, make sure you get it in writing! Speeds and reliability are great though. Supposed to get 100mbps, and its consistently around 110mbps.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Leeds Virgin Media  
Ok sometimes its slow but overall Im pleased with my broadband speed. Im signed into the old 10mb service and usually got 9mb. Recently Doubled to 20mb...never got that ofcourse but usually get 12mb - 17mb depending on time of day etc. Re customer service...well we all know Virgin is a nightmare but thankfully only ever had to contact them re tv service...which is rubbish compared to sky so dropped Virgin tv. I feel for those who are tied into 18 month contacts however and are not getting what they payed for. Refusing to pay means they will put you in arrears and that will stuff your credit rating.....I believe they are ruthless when it comes to this.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
macclesfield Virgin Media  
I had problems with them last year for 3 months! And this month it is second full day without Internet... Super unreliable. Avoid if you can
  • Speed
    3 stars
Lincoln. Virgin Media  
Broadband is fast, you can find that in other companies.

They are thieves and they take your money, make customer service difficult, so you cant really talk to a human being. Service is rubbish!

Thats it really. Never again! i say spare your selves, time and money on something more genuine,

Cheers!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Brighton Virgin Media  
In Dec2014 I upgraded to faster broadband and the Tivo box. Since Feb I have had drop out problems with the broadband. When up and running I am always getting 130Mbps+ (last check it was 161Mbps). This is fabulous but not when it lasts for 20mins. Physical reboots don't fix it. Web resets don't fix it. Multiple phone calls to Virgin DO fix it - for about 1/2 hour. Even the change of the hub by virgin (who turned up on time)on Saturday gave me a day of the internet only.
Fed up. I have no wifi so Im paying for data usage on my phone. I cant log in on my playstation so game trophies are not being recorded properly, and I am unable to go on the internet to log in to work. So I've had to drive in on Bank holiday to deal with a couple of issues I could have handled remotely in 10 mins.
Phone calls to virgin tend to fix the problem but nothing permanent but I had no problems before Dec's upgrade.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Stevenage, Hertfordshire Virgin Media  
Miss sold a phone line that Tripled my bill!
I was sold a bundle for internet, tv and landline, the landline was meant to come with free landline call and was sold on that being when ever. My bills went from £78 to £227! When I explained I was told I had free landline calls they said it was only for weekends and it was all my fault, they did help in the slightest and frankly didn’t care, the attitude of all the staff from customer service in India was disgusting to the point that I have cancelled everything. As much as the Virgin TV is a good service, this has completely tarnished the company for me, back to Sky I go...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Enfiled Virgin Media  
After spending about three weeks on hold, being passed from one person to the next, i am still without a phone line, my business is losing money hand over fist and I am desperate to take my business elsewhere. From one mistake to another, to another and another, no one has a clue what they are doing! its appauling
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
hartlepool Virgin Media  
They claim to be the best but they are the worst. broadband has always got problems always something wrong in the are not true the fact is they employ incompetent people to perform the jobs BT service is way more reliable and cheaper. I was supposed to complete my work for college but thay had whole day and they could not fix it some minor issue I bet


pros: broadband speed is on point.


cons:everything apart from the internet speed. so;costumer service, services, TV, prices ,reliabilty very very poor. avoid virgin media if you can
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
Birmingham Virgin Media  
OK so this is now a part two of three I guess, my first was a couple of days ago, and an engineer has come out since then.

Long story short, all was fine for 3 weeks, then for almost a week the system was working only at 12mbps anywhere really, then just literally minutes before the engineer slot was to happen, it jumped up to 80mbps in the living room (hub location) only.

It fell back to 12mbps. 2 hours later, the system again jumped up to 80mbps in the living room and a better but paltry 30mbps in the kitchen, twelve feet of open doors away.

Five minutes later, the engineer said he would be there in 5 minutes. I know, right?!

Engineer does his bit, discovers two faulty connections, and as a result of one the phone began working.

The eventual decision to change the hub box seemed moot, as it behaved in the same, better, but changeable fashion.

Here is the upshot of the visit:
- faulty phone connection sorted
- faulty/not fully plugged-in fibre connection pushed fully home
- wifi began behaving as follows:

Cyclical, seemed to go fast then slow in cycles of a few minutes. I began to think virgin had a special way of throttling, that did not choke the data speed to a fixed low level, but cycled it high/low for five minutes each.

Hitherto, I was able to treat power of wifi as inter-related with speed in mbps. IE if we had 4 arcs of wifi, your speed was good.

The virgin system is not like that. I have wifi boosted it to heck and back, and it still just permits 12mbps. this is too clever to be by accident - 12mbps just about permits HD video but of course the BBC iplayer, has dreadful and unusable lag at these speeds.

12 feet, and the signal has to take a left turn into our kitchen...dead. From 87mbps, to 68mbps in the lobby then 14mbps in the kitchen.

I find the entire matter confusing. I think, there IS throttling of some type occurring, BUT another component has become apparent - I need to make use of my old ASUS 68 router it seems, that I used to avert all the BT hub problems we had, for similar reasons.

Virgin in common with BT, seem to meddle regularly with their hubs/wifi units. So, in short, the advice is to get into your virgin hub (xxx.xxx.x.x address you can google it) use the password off the bottom of the hub unit, and set it to :

MODEM mode.

Now, the virgin unit does not do wifi. Now, you can use a decent unit to do that with, and ASUS certainly is an improvement. It has aerials and stuff.

So now, I will be able to deal with a known quantity, that won't update unless I make it, and the virgin unit just acts as a modem, not modem and router/hub.

Basically, someone else online has a video and all they did apart from the settings thing, making virgin box modem only, was take a rj-45 and cat 5e or 6 cable, from virgin box to asus router.

That's as far as my planning has got. Part three, will be when I have solved this, by actually implementing a solution of the type outlined above.

Setting the virgin hub to modem only, is by logging in to that xxx... address as above, then putting in the password on the bottom of the hub unit of virgin's, then it is in 'advanced' I think, or 'router' or something to set it to modem only.

Back later with results, I cannot fathom a company producing the most advanced infrastructure in the company then lumbering customers with a creaky under-powered microwave unit (that's what wifi is).

I also saw a guy advise on how to pump up the power of a BT hub to reach anywhere through walls galore, but my brother said ' You sleep right beside that hub don't you bro?'

I think he was implying my brain would get fried. I bought the ASUS and put tin foil behind it instead. Part three later then...
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    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
west yorkshire Virgin Media  
Never in a million years would I ever consider being a virgin media customer or tell anyone to go with Virgin Media. Customer service pass you on and on and on and on.....
10 different people I was put through to, just to cancel my broadband and at the end one I just put the phone down because I had been on the phone 3hours! I will just cancel my direct debit tomorrow and write a letter to wherever because your trapped and there is no getting out.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Wigan Virgin Media  
the broadband.....when it's fast its very fast.....unfortunately thats not very often
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
purbrook Virgin Media  
The VM 'customer service' phone line is pretty abysmal. In mid-December 2018, I requested (via web chat) that my package be downgraded. I was informed that it would be done by mid Jan 2019.
This didn't get done and I continued to be billed the original amount. I called VM media in late Feb 2018 to inform them about this. I waited around 10 mins in the queue, and eventually spoke with an advisor in an Indian call centre. I informed her of my problem and during the call I was put on hole twice for around a minute each time - whilst she discussed my case with a colleague. After the second hold, and without being informed, I found myself speaking with another advisor (in UK/Scotland based call centre, judging my the accent)...who started by asking me why I was calling and going through the same security questions that I had already been through with the first lady! I explained it all again only to be told that I would be put on hold again for around 5 minutes whilst *she* discussed my case with her manager. I complained about my experience, about being bounced between advisors and having to provide them with the same information repeatedly.

On the plus side. I was assured that my account changes would be applied immediately and that I would be refunded the amount that I had been overcharged. Also, the on-hold music doesn't feature the usual and infuriating 'your call is very important to us...' looped message. In a way this is probably an accidental admission that our call is in no way important to VM and they would rather we didn't bother them at with our problems.

VM are no probably better or worse than their rivals or corporate entities in general, who view customers as an unwelcome nuisance to be treated with contempt.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
slough Virgin Media  
absolutely shocking customer service, keep me hanging on the phone for over 2 hours.

they cut off my services due to a mistake they made re me moving.

i was passed through to over 10 different customer service advisers and still was unable to connect back my services.

the worse possible customer service that i have ever known
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
banstead Virgin Media  

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