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 899 customer ratings since 2023-06-24 (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 470 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffs
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I gave the engineer freedom to put the router in the best place and explained we'd had problems before with Wi-Fi reaching all areas of the house. He assured me their hub was the best on the market, with super strong reach and great connection speeds but that if we did struggle then Virgin would supply us with a free mesh pod to help. That was not true. The reach is worse than it was before and they want me to pay an extra £96 a year to improve it with their pod. When I asked to put a complaint in, I was told I'd get an email in response. I was not told the agent had closed it himself and marked it resolved without any such agreement with me. We've been a customer less than a week and I'm now trying to decide whether to use the 14 day cooling off period to go elsewhere or to stick with it and go to the Ombudsman. It's disgusting how poor the service has been and how bad the connection is.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    If you have a stable connection and all is working as it should there is no issue. I was happy for a long time. However when I tried to leave it all went wrong.
    We are moving abroad so we had no choice but to cancel. As we knew we were leaving we let our contract expire, knowing Virgin did not operate in the country we are moving to ( thankfully!)
    I gave 30 days notice as per my contract and told virgin we had sold our house and the sale was completing on 24th April. We were told it was fine and our purchasers then applied to move their services to the new address on 24th April. I have emails for both transactions. On Monday we woke to find all our services disconnected and this week I have tried to get them reinstated. It has been an absolute nightmare. Lies, broken promises, breach of contract aside there is absolutely no way to get my services back and the best they can odder by way of compensation IS THAT THEY WONT CHARGE US FOR THE REST OF OUR CONTRACT ( for services we have not had!!!)
    Like many I am left wondering how their customer services have been allowed to get this bad.
    Oversees call centres and limited access to systems aside I cannot believe they can cancel services with no notice, without redress to their own contract and just shrug and say tough when all I want is for them to honour their own contractual obligations.
    This is a company to avoid. All the major customer review sites have them just above a 1. The only reason for that is you cannot score them as 0
    AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackburn
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely shocking customer service and contract.

    You should seriously consider before signing a contract with Virgin Media since the price IS NOT fixed. Unless you're happy to pay for more than what you've contracted for, go for it.

    Also, their customer support is absolutely shocking. Cheap outsourced Indian call centre who read off a script.

    Virgin Media simply doesn't have the reputation it used to have
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stanley, Co Durham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I agreed in January to start in April but they wanted to start service in February and had an installation date of 24th Feb. So I cancelled immediately wrote to webservices, and rang customer services it was acknowldeged and so they did not turn up on the 24th Feb. I thought that was the end of it, but I was on holiday in March and webcam picked up workmen installng Virgin box to my property on the 12th March, without my knowledge or agreement atall. Infact I rang the police as I did not know it was Virgin at first. They confirmed on the phone that I had cancelled, and I wrote a formal letter of complaint as the Police stated it was trespass and 'criminal damage' to my property as they had drilled in to my brickwork. I have never redeived the Hub pack, router or anything else so no service, but today O2 rang me saying they wanted to give me a SIM to start my broadband service with Virgin and he insisted I was with them now. I told him that no permission had been given no notification at all to install equipment on my property was given to me and that I considered this to be ongoing aerial trespass and was seeking damages now. I asked him to feed that back. They are impossible to contact, leave you ages on the phone and pass you to other departments where you get cut off. Absolutely terrible I shall never recommend this company now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stourbridge
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Would give zero stars if it was possible. Absolutely shocking!! What has happened to virgin media?? Awful awful company. Shocking service in relation to the TV and broadband but also their customer service. Rude, constantly being cut off, being talked over trying to offer new packages instead of listening to the body of the actual complaint!! Will NEVER use virgin again. Hopefully the new companies on the block currently out rolling i.e BRSK who offer 1gb download speed will give us back the choice as virgin were the only ones to be able to offer these quicker speeds.
    Avoid Virgin at all costs.....we had constant outages the online account was ridiculously difficult to try and find the link/button to log the complaint in order for them to acknowledge it even tho they email us to notify us that there is an outage or problem in the area. STAY AWAY FROM VIRGIN MEDIA it's really that simple.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Scammers. I rang to cancel 2 weeks ago (beginning of March). They've sent me a full bill for the whole month of April. They have a 30 day cancellation policy. It takes ages sorting things out on the live chat and yesterday evening didn't get any help at all. Furthermore, I was poorly when my contract ended and have been charged an extortionate amount since. AVoid avoid avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Walsall
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful and crooked company! Tried to charge me extra even after cancellation. 221.01!!! No help for loyal customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with Virgin for some time and everything was OK.
    In the past 2 months that has changed. The broadband speed is daily below 120kbps!
    I have complained several times. They keep suggesting it is due to my house position, wall, floors etc. However I explain the house has been here since before 1900, I am in the same room as the virgin hub and there has been no new buildings erected anywhere near me. I have explained this to their customer services several times. They won't give me a new hub and they simply insist I wait 24hrs, while they say they will fix the speed.
    Sometimes they do seem to fix it, but it goes back to under 120kbps within a few days to a week.
    They are not honouring the contract they set up with me and simply cause frustration and insult by repeating questions which suggest I have changed the location of my hub.
    Remember this is not a satellite service. This is fibre optic.
    I am within 10 feet of their hub, have visual contact with it and there are no walls or doors between my device and it.
    Also, I am only running 2 devices. My cellphone and Amazon fire!
    Abysmal
    Virgin, fix this or give me my money back.
    A totally disgusted customer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hyde, cheshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible company!
    Poor speeds
    Intermittent service constantly dropping out
    30 day cancellation policy meaning they make you pay after you’ve cancelled!
    Terrible customer service.

    Avoid at all costs!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swansea
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Overcharged

    Recently moved home and took virgin media with me from previous home. Since then charges have been coming every month with my bill and Virgin media don't seem able to explain why.

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