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
    2.9 stars
  • Speed
    3.1 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 8040 customer ratings since 2020-01-20 (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.

3,657 Customer Reviews over 92 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Installed Virgin Fibre broadband and couldn’t be happier with the service. Getting even higher wifi speeds than what I’m paying for!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancs
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    We've been with Virgin for many years.The service has been superb after getting rid of BT.Great speed broadband and reliable home phone. If ever we have had a problem (rarely) the customer service has been superb.Phone them up and you're through to a centre in Scotland and they always know how to sort a problem and are very nice to speak to.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Airdrie
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    most if not all of these wifi related issuese can be answered this way:

    you dont pay for wifi you pay for broadband there 2 separate things no ISP can guarantee wifi as every home is different ( shape size furniture  material ect.)  and dont get me wrong i wish it was something that was made very clear as the general public dont seem to be aware of this unless they are techie minded( which most arent ) the fast the broadband coming into your house is great and helps but if you want great wifi thats up to the home owner. you get what you pay for like most things in life, the best at the moment is called a mesh network and you can buy from amazon or other electronic shops. you need to do some research on the matter but the wifi has nothing to do with your ISP...... they only provide the broadband again totally separte from wifi. but this goes for all ISP the difference is that Virgin media can provide way faster BROADBAND speeds than any one else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    catford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    if you want to be ill , develop stress, and mental issues then pls join virgin media .
    this is the worst experience ive ever had in my entire life. there is simply no customer service training , it seems like staff can simply do what they want and make up errors as they go along. missed 2 important deadlines and the compensation offered is around £1 pound something a day.
    it's usual to be hanging for an hour then get a not bothered member of staff listen and then transfer you then phone goes dead . please DO NOT join Virgin . you have been warned . i am thinking of taking my complaints further
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barnsley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    Hub slow, Service Poor, Undocumented and Voip Unavailable

    I purchased a Virgin Media Broadband package in January 2018. If I used the Hub (WiFi) I got 3Mb download speed. If I selected the router option I got 50Mb download but no WiFi. The support was poor and when I escalated the problem, the operator never rang back.

    I then tried to move my voip line from one supplier to Virgin Media, it didn't work and there is no information in the documentation to say you can't.

    I asked Virgin Media to close my account immediately, which they did, and I informed them I was not paying an early termination charge which they accepted.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Virgin media has always been a great provider of all the packages. My broadband and Wifi went down last night and I called for assistance and the gentleman was very helpful and told me exactly what he was going to do. He then stated it will be back on within 7 hours and true to form this was the case.

    You can’t always blame virgin media as a whole as it depends on the advisor you speak too and in this case he was very helpful.

    Thank you virgin media and I will continue use your services with great Customer satisfaction
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE
    In particullar a young chap called Liam, scottish boy...Polite..understanding..and outstandingly good manners
    Helped me out within 5 mins..
    I would HIGHLY recommend Virgin Media
    Great service..great company..great prices..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I was with Plusnet for many years, all was fine until last 2 years, connection began to drop and wifi connected devices kept being disconnected without warning and costantlty. After countless calls to Plusnet I had to leave them as soon as my contract finished and decided not to use them ever again.
    I thought I just gamble with Virgin Media Fibre and not use any of the BT cable supplier and what a decision!, I am on 50mb option (fibre only) and always get at least 53mb speed on wifi. Everything works as a dream so far (2months later) and the customer service is brilliant so far, I only had to contact them once after there was an error on the bill and It was fixed straight away.
    I am very happy with VM so far, installation went smooth and I was connected in no time.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    preston
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Overall a great experience, I got burned by them a few years back and sweared never again but i'm now back as I want higher speeds and that's what I got, i've even had 100.02Mbpps on a few of the tests!

    Some people here keep writting that they can't download a file at 10meg or 20meg and that it's nowhere near.. You don't understand how it works! it's not megabytes per second, it's megabits per second.. Take for example a 10meg connection.. The most you will be able to download at is around 1.2Mbps. Don't confuse your megabytes with your megabits people!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    gloucester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I pay for 'up to 60mb broadband, it has never dropped
    (on test) below 59.74mb and as high as 63.2! 5 stars for this service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Yokshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Virgin Media are so reliable and have free customer service to call direct from your house phone. Always sort out your queries when you call. Very professional and polite.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry CV3
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I am totally satisfied with VM's service. I get 104Mb/9.7Mb 24/4. My ping is generally below 10ms with jitter no more than 1. The icing on the cake is 120Mb/12Mb by the end of May.
    I have never been traffic managed and have had only one fault since 2007. When I have contacted customer services they have always got the job done, even off-shore call centres. The TV service is excellent. I have a VIP package with 1Tb TIVO and an HD box. They do what it says on the box.
    Recently I have been part of the new superhub2 trial. This is an excellent modem router that certainly improves on SH1. It completely out performs the BT Infinity hub by all accounts. I can pick up the WiFi 50 meters down my garden and strongly anywhere in my house. Even my android phone gets a download speed of 25Mb. Thanks VM.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stockton on tees
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    phoned tonight re remote lady i spoke to was lovely going to send new remote out fantastic service thank you
  • 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
    Widnes
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I got great service in the St Helens Store when I signed up for a Big Kahuna package. The guy went through everything with me and matched big to this package he was very knowledgable and even when I got installed the engineer was great to. Very happy with my 152mb broadband. Great quality product. If you are looking to sign up I highly recommend going into this store or contacting them on 017447393939.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Falkirk area
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Best provider i have been with. Problems although i have had few if there are any are dealt with promptly. Customer service is great always very polite. Broadband speed very fast normally and usually get speeds just under 20 mb which is what i pay for.
  • 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
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Am pleased with Virgin's fibre optic broad band service with speed usually up to 19 mbs on up to 20mbs service level
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Just relocated from Essex where we also had Virgin, which ran fine- broadband being connected by ethernet on that occasion. Was a bit reluctant to go down the wireless route as had heard some real horror stories. but had to by necessity. My main problem was having a 2008 Mac Pro tower with no Airport card installed which I wanted in the attic (every man should have an attic). Didn't want to cable all the way from there to the lounge so (after much research and forum help) got a set of home plugs. To cut a long story short, Virgin man turned up at 1.25 and had finished setting up Tivo, broadband and phone by 2.20 (and was also a jolly nice chap). Homeplugs work brilliantly - getting a steady 50meg speed from my 60meg package. Did a download test - 2.17 gig file downloaded in less than 10 minutes. In summary…very happy customer!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    Unbelievably fast broadband on desktop and laptop (getting over 40mb on both. Kids love the Xbox360 and always host as they always have fastest connection. Good customer service as well.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East cote Road south harrow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    after 15 min on the telephone frustrated and angry i got passed on to amey she was so helpful and friendly. i she calmed me down and seemed to be in my best interest the way she dealt with the problem was really good.. in the end i was for 25 min on the phone/hold and still ended up thanking her.. good costumer service from her!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been a customer of virgin media for 14 years. and reading some of the reviews were shocking I have been really pleased with there service. broadband speed fantastic satisfaction all round. any problems sorted within the same day.all my family are with virgin media and we would not change to anyone else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Don't know why other customers complain about virgin costing so much to contact as they use a free phone service, i have no complaints get 48 - 49mb regularly on a hard wired connection & using wireless it drops due to it changing priorities on the wireless router as hard wired gets main use for ps3. I am very satisfied & problems ( 3 )i've had over the last 10 years have been dealt with promptly. No real complaints other than them insisting on installing the 50mb modem for an extra £35 when i could have done it myself.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thornaby
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    We've been with Virgin for years. We have only suffered a few occasional service drops and they have been rectified pretty swiftly too.

    We only had tv and internet with the until we. got a phone call on Monday offering us the latest router if we took out a phone line, too. It actually worked out £20 less each month, so we went ahead with it. They arrived today, hooked everything up, and tidied up when finished too.

    I couldn't be happier with the service if I'm honest.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    blackpool
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Very impressed. Easy to order on line, look around for discount codes dont always accept the first price that comes up.
    Good communication. Engineer arrived as arranged and explained and set up everything including my laptop and internet tv.
    All speeds as advertised.
    Previously very disappointed with bt. I found my home powerline didnt get good speeds but that was down to older equipment not supporting the speed. Pleased that I moved.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Bromwich
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    So far been with Virgin Media for 24 months for the first 18 months I had TV (Tivo and V+) Broadband and Phone had been perfect. after my contract finished I cannceld the TV pavkage and upgrade my broadband from 100MB to 152MB now it my first time with VM and got to say the best ever. Even helped me but canceling a 3 months bill due to been laid off. THANKS VIRGIN MEDIA AND THANKS RICHARD BRANDSON NEVER BSKYB AGAIN
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I'm on 20meg service and have just tested it with three different speed tests. Lowest was this website at 14meg, other two were 18 meg and 19.5meg.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    we get 160 mb download and 12 upload, for 400£ a year. we used the vcloud code when ordering. no phone tv or that rubbish.
    install on time and professional.

    thing is with most broadband, its just luck of draw. it might be brilliant, it might be awful. so many factors influence this beyond the name of the company who you choose.

    so far is better than we dreamed but it could change, so fingers crossed it stays good
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Don't let anything go wrong with your broadband or bill as their customer service is appalling. When I opened my account I was given the wrong information by the operator and this has resulted in me being out of pocket of £50. When I called for help, none was given and on top of that they could not have been more patronising. If I knew how incompetent their staff was I would have chosen a different internet operator.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yate
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Left BT 2 years ago as they still insist on extra £17 pm for a phone line PLUS £27 for broadband but Virgin charge £24,50 for 30meg broadband only, and I use VOIP for phone calls, speed usually around 33,5 megs, av phone bill £3-4 pm. Everything done when promised, everything reconnected within 24 hours of moving home, one streetbox problem in 2 years fixed within 24 hours, about to get free upgrade to 50megs, VERY happy with Virgin, could never go back to high price and extremely poor service I got from BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I get a max of 49.7Mb out of a 50Mb connection. Customer service has also improved significantly since the old NTL days
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Slough
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Virgin Media for a number of years (BT previously) and have nothing but a good reliable service. All the services I subscribe to work fine without issue and VM customers help line are prompt to answer and advise. I Just upgraded to the new Superhub 3 (self install) without a hitch. I am a bit surprised on the issues VM customers appear to be having.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burntwood
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Outstanding service! Finally broadband that is reliable! Prompt and efficient in every way, wish we had changed to Virgin years ago! (BT should stand for Bin it)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    1 year with Virgin Media so far so good. Our Virgin Media Super Hub is excellent, most of the time we are getting about 50Mbps download, 3Mbps upload and about 20ms ping on a Wi-Fi which is great. The internet is pretty stable. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Can't believe they have so many bad reviews!

    Very satisfied with Virgin Media Broadband. Excellent customer service! Great Internet Speed! Reliable!

    Highly recommended! 10/10
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    NOT satisfied with the broadband outages that keep occurring quite regularly for at least a week for no real reason and how long it takes to get it sorted EVERY TIME, but EXTREMELY satisfied with the Virgin Media engineer who spent a long time sorting out the fault, which was successful. I don't know his second name but his first name is James and he visited our property on 21/10/2016. Thank you James! He persevered and was lovely and very apologetic
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Castleford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I would like to say BIG thank you to the one of Virgin Media engineer which came to our house on Tuesday, October 11th around 2 pm, for putting an effort and try to "speak " with my mum (she doesn't speak English) , using translator on his phone. That was really nice!!! THANK YOU!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Incredibly fast! Definetely wasn't let down with the speed. Friendly customer service and when my router failed, they were here in the first 24 hours!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gorleston
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I can't believe all these bad reviews !!. We got rid of BT in favour of Virgin Media and I should have done it years ago. The call staff were excellent and explained everything thoroughly and all went to plan. The installer was on time and very polite and helpful. He made everything very easy and straightforward. We had a total install . . TV. .broadband and phone and all was completed up and running perfectly in 2 hours. No mess no hassle. The charges were explained and in my opinion very good value for money. It is much cheaper than BT even after the promo ends. Everything working well with no hick ups. . . Broadband has not missed a beat yet and the TV is crystal clear. Thank you VM for a top class service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Refreshingly satisfying broadband service. Had virgin for 2 years now and apart from once I haven't experienced any issues, on the contrary the internet is super fast and the videos and movies upload within seconds. Looking at the reviews on here am genuinely shaking my head. Try sky or BT if u really want something to complain about
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Holloway
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    So my Virgin services have been down since the 10th, I've had 2 technicians come out and tell me the exact same thing; One of them even left the bear, live wires hanging out the wall. When I phoned them, they said the earliest they can get my services back up and running is (in their words) 'sometime in February.
    Horrible service provider. looking for a different provider.

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