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
    3.3 stars
  • Reliability
    3.1 stars

Based on 933 customer ratings since 2023-05-28 (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.

4,691 Customer Reviews over 118 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I have had constant problems with my broadband connection and also my tv digital "on demand" service. One or the other services will crash at least once a day. Customer service just blame my poor broadband on my computer (the memory is quite low at only 256mb)ignoring the fact that their digital is also poor.
  • 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
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Virgin Media for some years. I have found the internet reliable enough, however the engineers can be a little hit and miss when you have a problem. Recently I had a complete phone outage the dug up the whole line to my house only to discover it was a faulty connection in the cabinet. Internet connection is as advertised, Virgin Phone is expensive if you have the M package (at least a 10p connection charge) but I use Vonage so no problems there. TV is also ok but the box is buggy around midnight (I assume they are doing upgrades.) While this may sound like a poor Review my grandmother has Talk Talk, my parents Sky and my Aunt BT and it seems no matter what company they are all as bad as each other. So for me it is better to stick to the devil you know.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Do have a gripe with them. Just the bit concerning unlimited downloads like advertised. Fair use policy is the only answer from them. In My book unlimited means unlimited whatever the small print says. Anything else is, well just limited. A con i call it. Will strangle your download speed all day to if you go over the limit. What is their limit? As virgin will tell you...Black is White... White is Black... Black is White...White is Black
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallsend
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    promised connection 3rd Nov 2010 not connected then promised 23 Nov 2010 not connected promised 5th December 2010 Company apologised promised compensation not received eventually connected 5th December 1 month late. First 10 days download speeds were lower than upload speeds.Download speeds are still below promised. Only .4km from exchange at this point so disgusted changed to BT promised connection date 23rd December still not connected do I go on.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After Virgin gave me all their waffle about being the fastest broadband. decided to switch to them at that time was getting 1.5meg speed from Talktalk this was free broadband service. Now pay over £14 a month to virgin to get a speed of just .75 meg dont get coaugth out by Virgin who tie you into a contract and dot deliver the speeds they said they would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Midlands [England]
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unimpressed of late c/s always was bad, got a bit better with Cable Midlands but then went terrible again with Telewest, they actually improved for a bit but then the dreaded Virgin! got involved, my god what a lash-up....just given up on them after nearly thirty years with cable & know loads of people who have done/are about to do same so a few more honest reviews please?
  • 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
    london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got the 50mb broadband, its fantastic when it works, I moved from bethere broadband which gave me 15mb which never dropped even in peak times, I got a bit greedy and went for the 50mb with virgin, most unreliable broadband ever I sometimes sit with less than 10mb speeds very annoying when you paying a premium for it. Virgin is advertising 100mb broadband coming soon, why don't they get their current packages to work properly before they launch probably another false unreliable broadband speed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been completely satisfied with my package and supplier. I have consistently achieved the full 50Mb/1.5Mb down/up speed I am supposed to. There have never been any outages. The supplied wireless 'n' router has provided high broadband speeds throughout my home network. VM should consider a router with gigabit ethernet capabilities now. Also I am looking forward to their 10:1 download/upload ratio. About time too.

    Customer services have always come up with answers to technical queries, although sometimes I have had to wait a long time for a response.

    The TV service is really good, keeping up to date with new technology and with good deals with Sky.

    NB I am currently on VMs 200Mb download trial in Coventry. Your speed tester cannot cope with that speed. Time for you to upgrade especially with 100Mb rolling out any time now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stoke-on-trent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swindon
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I used their service with an XL broadband, recently got an email from Virgin Media Sales to the account holders email address stating I could upgrade to XXL Broadband for only an additional £8 per month, phoned the number listed and after numerous people they told me I would have to pay an extra £18 per month for the offer even though there is nothing in the t's & c's which support this additional tenner!

    Customer Services has one person who helped, though the rest were just interested in transferring me to other departments stating they couldn't help but perhaps x could!

    Currently in the complaints process, sending a copy to Ofcom as I believe this breaks with advertising regulations.

    Wish everyone else the best of luck...

    P.s. 20mb line regular testing achieves 18mb+
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rugby
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Very reliable service providing good speed - maybe need to refresh the modem once in a while to maintain top speeds plus they provided a new modem last year which obtained the 20mb or at least 18-19mb. Can't fault them except their service is expensive and what I pay bears no relation to the low prices currently advertised. I am thinking of changing but I know I will miss the reliable & fast cable service so might just see if they can offer a better price deal. Their tv is good and I can't really fault them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Shocked at how good the customer service was. Called them last night re problem with phone line. They offered engineer visit next day and £10 compensation without me even asking. Opted for visit next week to suit me. Just got home, card through the door to say they popped round anyway and have fixed it. 10/10 customer service. Cable services pretty good too.
  • 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
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Never had a problem with my Virgin package , great service , broadband is fast , The cable TV has never gone wrong , so I'd recommend Virgin to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    York
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have the XL package which is up to 20mbs broadband I have never had a download speed of more than 12mbs & that was in the middle of the night when traffic was almost down to nil, well, that is still quite fast i hear you say, & more than i would get on any telephone line, anywhere in the country, but, I'm paying £37.00 a month for the privilege. Ok, I get a discount because i have the xl tv package as well but its still a lot of money especially as its not reliable, Ive just recently had an engineer out to rectify a fault which stopped my broadband from working for almost two weeks, there is at the moment a wait of one week before an engineer can come out to you, this tells me that either they are desperatly short of staff, or, they are having so many problems that their engineers are struggling to cope, either way I'm not impressed. Finally, the most irratating thing is having to try and understand the person you are speaking to on the phone, as more often as not it is someone in India that speaks with a strong dialect and so fast that it is hard to make out what they are saying.
    P.S The TV service isn't much more reliable either.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dartford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    my broadband was cancelled from india on the day it was to be installed 16 June now i am asked to wait till the 29 june, no satisfaction from one person all failed to help just telling me i have to be treated now as a new customer, very bad service, not one phone was returned as promised, it takes 2 people to instal one cable, i am now looking for an alternate provider who will connect me before the 29 june
  • Reviewer
    Location
    middlesbrough
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Comments
    my broadband download speed id LESS than....wait for it....I MGPS. i should be getting up to 10mgps but i've never been over that in nearly 3 years that i have been with virgin. and they have the audacity to increase my internet bill from £15 a month to £18.50 a month. i rang them yesterday and said to reduce it back to £15 or i will be going elsewhere. i won that one. my complaints have NOT been answered and i find virgin to be the worst broadband suppliers of all. all i ever get is someone from an indian call centre when i phone them to complain about my treatment. i joined them initially as i don't have a bank account and i can pay my bills by cash with virgin. but i've had a lot of trouble with them ignoring me time after time,and i know i am not alone in this. it can take me 5 hours to download a movie. my mate does his in an hour! (he lives a couple of miles away). take my advice, stay away from virgin broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    leicester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish.
    I pay £20 amonth for this service. I came in from work at 11 pm to find my download speed was between 0.1 & 0.12 mbps.
    Virgin throttle the speed in the hope you will upgrade to a more expensive package, It's about time they gave the service you pay for. I can see a court case coming.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have been with them for about 5 years now. Customer service has improved a lot and if I need to call they no longer use premium rate numbers and calls are answered very promptly. The main problem is the email service which seems to very problematic lately often being down hours on end and smetimes most of the day! I also have recently had a lot of problem acessing webmail when in the USA which I am hoping has been resolved now that its changed to Googlemail. My speed is usually quite good but never get the 10mb more like 7mb on average.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gravesend
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    To the person who says they are paying for calls,try dialing 150 I havent been charged yet.
    I get 9/10mb, this is fast enough for my needs so Im satisfied.
    Cable is generally faster than copper but costs more, you get what you pay for
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Guildford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Well where to start ...I thougt I would get a great deal on tv phone & bb for the past 10 months I had to call 5 times about their bb so then when I rang to find how near I was to end of contract I was told if I wanted to give 6 weeks notice I would have to pay early termination or ring back in 2 weeks to give a normal months notice to get out of that clause.Over the next 2 days they came back & quoted £27 for just tv when I originally enquired about just tv being quoted £67 then over the weekend they cut my phone off which I hadn't asked for then when rectifying this I was told it would be 2hours now the tv has stopped working. I don't think I will be ressuming as a tv only customer now !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    overall pretty pleased with the service although sometimes customer service is a little poor and cant understand what they mean and i'm finding that in the evenings my broadband speed drops to as low as 1 Meg
  • Reviewer
    Location
    M21
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sporadic connection, in central Manchester !! The new e-mail is a nightmare
  • 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
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Virgin has one major flaw, no guaranteed upload speed. This means they cannot guarantee you can send emails, upload videos to Youtube, put pics on Facebook or anything else for that matter of fact. I get 0.08 meg upload speed, meaning it could take 3 hours to send a 1meg email. Not good enough.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Washington
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Started off fine (around three years ago) but has since deteriorated to a service with constant outages and, at times, snail pace connection speeds (0.5 meg on todays test). With a call centre in Bombay, it all adds up to one very unsatisfied customer - if it hadn't have been for the cable TV package (which IS good), would have changed months ago.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Installed 2 weeks ago, a fault on connection meant our internet couldn't be processed for a day after installation. This was followed by a 2 day fault in my area preventing all internet from working. We then got internet for 3 days before it failed again, a technician couldn't get out to us for 5 days and then on the date he was supposed to arrive he didn't show. Quite simply the absolute worst customer service I have ever experienced, offshore helpdesks that don't understand english coupled with onshore staff who lie just to get you off the phone. I have put two written complaints through as well verbal complaints without response. Over a 2 week period I have had to make 22 calls to their helpdesk, I've made a record of every call and this has been included on a complaint. I cancelled the service tonight as it was making me go grey!
    My advice: DONT GET VIRGIN!
  • 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
    North Shields
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Comments
    Slowish Speed but good overhaul backup and Virgin keep asking if Im happy with the service but I think I could do better...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shropshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Out of 10 meg I get between 7 and 12 depending upon which site I use to do the test and how heavily their websites are loaded. No complaints other than getting an engineer can take 2 -3 days
  • 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
    Wembley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    3 years running with Virgin and my VPN RDP sessions time out due to extremely poor upload speeds. Lots of calls logged and no fixes from Virgin.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    recently lost Broadband connection. Spent best prt of a day trying to sort this out with a useless number of Virgin staff who were adamant the fault was at the router end which I knew it wan't. Eventually 3 hours later , lost days work it turned out to be a fault at their box causing a very high S/R ratio. This occured on the Tuesday Morning and no engineer available until Friday. I am now unable to work from home having to travel into the office costing me additional travel costs on top of the already lost days productivity and another half day at least on Friday.... Not an appology or anything Awful Customer service....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The Speed is not what I expected it to be and is mostly very slow for a company who has upgraded to give the better speeds they are definatly lagging behind and don't deliver what they promise yet another case of being ripped of by these huge corporations who are only interested in getting their money from our pockets into theirs. Not a very good company at all they are all sharks who promise the earth yet deliver a very poor service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bracknell
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The only problem is that their antivirus is not available on Win 7 - (Yet)- when it is then this is the only supplier to be with.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Redditch
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Quite happy with almost 9meg download speed as we are in a rural location. But upload speed is poor by comparison. Luckily we don't do much uploading.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    exeter
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    75 percent of the time im lucky to reach one meg when i pay for ten.they are so inconsistent with the speed i recieve.i ring up the customer service line which costs a bomb,get past talking to a machine finally about to talk to a real person and it cuts out every time like it does it on purpose so you ring up and spend more money.all the swear words in the english language is what i think of this rubbish company.if BT's line installation didnt cost so much id be gone long ago from this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    crawley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    bahhhh. less than 1/4 advertised speed. unacceptable.

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