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
    3.1 stars

Based on 2411 customer ratings since 2021-09-29 (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.

4,290 Customer Reviews over 429 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bexley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband service and customer service ever. I paid good money for 100mb per month and the broadband always down for no reason and the speed hover around 50 to 100mb, most of the time between 50-75mbps.. complaint many times about it they end up telling me there are too many devices in the house so asked me to upgrade to 200mb and I did to try it out, end up same problem, speed mostly 30 to 50% slower and broadband line is unstable and disconnected. now the broadband is offline for 3 days.. I am leaving VM for good, waited more than 1 hour for customer service to connect me to 'cancellation team'.. worst provider ever..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Mansfield
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Don't sign up to virgin media. Although the speed is good, it is impossible to leave as there is not a easy or even possible way of contacting them. Basically it is a trap where you cannot leave. Very very unprofessional and fraudulent. Customer reference number 825164704
  • Reviewer
    Location
    York
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Positives first. The broadband is very fast.

    Unfortunately only when it works. People I know have been with virgin for a long time and have rarely had issues. Postcode lottery maybe.

    Been with virgin over 2 years. Sporadic dropouts ever since joining for hours at a time sometimes. Nightmare getting in touch with customer service. Get fobbed off with lies like "issues in your area" when my neighbours don't have any. Lost count of how many phone calls I've had explaining that you may fix the connectivity issue today, but there's clearly an underlying issue and it will dropout again, but they just don't listen or understand. They've finally had an engineer out who said the issue is with the line and someone will have a look. Nobody came and they're booking me another engineer to come to the house for some reason.

    On the live Web chat they'll book you an engineer days away whilst advertising a paid service for next day engineer appointments. I've had an on-going issue for this long and they have the ability to fix it sooner but won't.

    Compensation scheme requires 2 consecutive days of no service. Everyday for nearly a month I've had dropouts for hours at a time but don't qualify for compensation.

    Most providers are obviously not without their faults, but in my experience I advise going elsewhere. I had no issues with Plusnet or Tesco.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utter rubbish joke of a company with no idea of customer service where they rely on untrained lying incompetent staff who in 99% of cases are clueless. The broadband is unreliable where it keeps dropping out and nobody at Virgin clueless Media cares! I Have since given up and given notice to leave this incompetent company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Incredibly obnoxious and irritating customer service who make no attempt whatsoever to give you what you want, just try to sell you more expensive packages.

    Bizarre and annoying insistence on making you sign up to a TV service you don't want, leaving us with useless TV hardware taking up space in our flat.

    Our broadband (the 350 tier) is unreliable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chiswick London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    constantly dropping out and website saying under repair. can't rely on this to do work from home.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    14
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very dodgy company my contract is £25 a month and the first bill collected was £57.25 from my account. In last two days I try over ten times I call them and they put me on hold. And they don’t answer my question.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give zero stars I would. Every part of this experience has been the worst I've ever had with a broadband provider. I've had connection issues since day one, I've had multiple engineers round who cant fix the service, I've raised 4 complaints and all I get back is a letter to say contact tech support. They will not let me leave my contract early despite all the issues - my bandwidth drops between 2-48 Mbps throughout the day. It feels like I'm in an abusive relationship that I cant leave - every time I phone I get gaslighted. If you're in SW London I would avoid at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Do not use this company!! I am outside contract and been trying to cancel for 2 months!! This is the third time I have been trying to cancel with them over the phone and still nothing!! They keep hanging up, and say they call back if disconnects but they never do!! I am now for the third day in a row, 3 hours trying to cancel my broadband. The line disconnects and again you call and wait in line for half hour!! I have dealt with nearly 10 different people and my broadband is still not cancelled!! Yet they have the audacity to keep charging me!! The customer service is an absolute joke, I have never seen anything like this. The stress I have been through because of this company I cannot even explain the mental pressure I have had to go through because their incompetency to deal with their customers. And I am still now on wait still trying to cancel since early MAY!! Avoid at all costs this company, if you know what’s good for you. I can’t even put into words how incompetent the customer service is, it’s not just one person, I dealt with nearly 10 of them!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greenford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very bad service. Poor speeds and cuts off. They sent the reminder 5 days after the monthly notice period to terminate the contract. They should sent it about 5 weeks before the contract expires. They tell you will get certain credit to your account when you sign up, they dont not do that, when you phone them they want to give you half the credit they initially said. They say they give £50 for recommending a friend to both parties. They did not give it to me.

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