Virgin Media Gig1 plus Phone

Averages 1.1Gb download speed

 

 

Special offer: 18 months reduced price!
Uses underground high speed cables so isn't affected by storms

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0800 083 8870
Speed Usage Contract Setup 1st Year Cost

£49.99 for the first 18 months

£85.00 thereafter

Prices may change at any point during the contract


averages
1.1Gb
Truly unlimited 18
months
Free £600

Features

  • No setup costs
    No activation, equipment or delivery charges when you sign up online (Standard engineer installation may cost £40 extra if required instead of Quickstart Self-Install)

  • Averages 1130Mb download speed
    Averages 52Mb upload speed
    Your provider should give speed estimates before you sign up
    Average Speed is the speed achieved by 50% of customers on the same product during peak hours of 8pm to 10pm

  • £599.88 first year cost

  • Truly unlimited download/upload allowance

  • Minimum contract 18 months
    Annual CPI plus 3.9% price rises may apply - prices for broadband and any addons may increase with the Consumer Price Index plus 3.9% in April and then annually each April onwards

  • Telephone line must be switched to Virgin Media, line rental included in the monthly cost

  • Inclusive Virgin Media Hub 3 802.11ac Wireless Router

  • Virgin Media Talk Weekends, call plan offering unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines (numbers starting 01, 02 and 03)

  • 24 hour technical support by phone or online

  • Free anti-malware protection, firewall and parental controls for up to 3 PCs.


Virgin Media Talk Weekends Call Plan

Connection fee of 24p applies to chargeable calls. First 60 minutes of inclusive calls are free, minutes used thereafter charged at the standard rate and the connection fee will apply. Hang up and redial to avoid these costs.

Access charge of 24p per minute will apply to 087x/084x service numbers called outside of the inclusive calling period. 250 minutes of these calls are included during free periods, after which you will be charged at the standard rate. Non-inclusive calls to these numbers will be subject to additional service charges from the owner of the phone number.

Period Local Calls National Calls Mobile Calls 0845 Calls 0870 Calls Freephone Calls
Weekend Free Free Free Free Free Free
All other times 24p/min 24p/min 24p/min 24p/min 24p/min Free

Calling periods

Weekend: Midnight Friday - Midnight Sunday


About Virgin Media

  • Fastest widely available broadband speed - with average download speeds of 516Mb on their fastest packages
  • 99.88% network uptime as of December 2020, based on 12 month average
  • Large range of TV and phone broadband bundles available, as well as broadband-only packages
  • Line rental cheaper than BT, also available with no phone line or line rental required
  • Technical support and repairs are free of charge
  • Free Hub 3 router with advanced 802.11ac wireless technology with all deals
  • Free wi-fi on the London Underground

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Reasons to choose Virgin Media

  • No need for line rental if you opt for a broadband-only deal - cable to the property allows for broadband-only packages
  • Fastest widely available provider in the UK, averaging 516Mb download speed, more than 7 times that of BT fibre, which is currently averaging 67Mb on its fastest speed
  • 99.88% network uptime as of December 2020, based on 12 month average
  • Consistently the fastest of the big national providers in our monthly speed test report
  • Hub 3 router standard on all deals offers 802.11ac advanced wireless technology with faster speeds at a distance
  • Equipment is 'rented', meaning Virgin provides free repairs and replacements (provided that the customer hasn't abused the equipment)
  • No switching hassle - different technology, can run concurrently with ADSL while one or the other is set up
  • TV services provided by underground high speed cables so not affected by storms or heavy usage of your broadband service
  • Family Plan - existing broadband and TV customers on a Virgin Pay Monthly SIM can bundle up to 5 SIMs on one account to get discounts and additional parental controls
  • Rated highest for reliability out of all TV with broadband providers by Broadband.co.uk vistors

Possible downsides

  • Only available to around 60% of the UK, ruling out the vast majority of rural areas, but their footprint is growing
  • Installation can be more complex if your home hasn't been connected to Virgin Media before
  • Annual CPI increase - prices for broadband (and any other addons, such as line, call plans and call charges) increase by the Consumer Price Index in April of each year plus 3.9%, and then each April onwards

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Virgin Media details last checked on 2024-03-03