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 stars

Based on 998 customer ratings since 2023-04-20 (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.

4,684 Customer Reviews over 469 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I don't know why it's taken me so long to actually leave a review for Virgin Media considering the 2 times I've used their services, it had bwen the worst and ALL the times I have spoken to their customer service support staff, they're either rude, nonchalant or unapologetic.
    I believe it's a reflection of the actual company itself. How a big global company can have a 1 star review from 65% of their customers and only 9% of cuatomers of the rest gave 5* to the technicians alone, and still be running is beyond me.

    After my bad experience with the broadband in 2019, I thought to give them a try again after moving homes and they were practically supposed to be the fastest BB in the area, and it was more of a case of being left with no choice.
    The installation process was fine, but the BB was extremely slow or barely working in some cases, and the free sim that cane with the package did not even work at all.
    After the 1st year, I called at the beginning of October to cancel my subscription with them, and the lady I spoke to over the phone mentioned that the last bill I received will be my last bill simply because I pay in advance. She instructed to cancel the direct debit once the last payment has been made, which I did. She also mentioned any other bill after that I should not worry about as this usually comes but gets cancelled out as I had called in time to cancel the subscription.

    A bill came in November that was more than usual bill, and a lover one in December (2 months after cancellation). The last bill was sent on the 8th of December, for paent on the 28th of December 2022.
    Unbeknownst to me that Virgin had added to my record that I missed a payment in November and defaulted the december bill also, on the 12th of December 2022.
    All the while, when my credit score went down in Jan 2023, I thought it was due to using my credit card a lot over Christmas. After a year of actively trying to build my credit back to excellent from poor, and absolutely no progress was made, I decided to look deeper into what was affecting my credit, and it turns out Virgin had added to my record that I missed a payment in November and defaulted the december bill. How do you default a bill on the 12th of December, it was sent on the 8th of December for payment by the 28th of December.
    Over a year down the line, when I realised this, I gave them a call, they are telling me this bill was generated because Virgin was not able to close down my account and cancel the subscription when I requested for it, the said because they were transferring the landline number to the new provider, they were not able to cancel the subscription, which was not communicated to be in anyway, this then generated a new bill and I'm expected to pay it
    Who gets a bill from an old provider 2 months later with no explanation, no calls, no emails, no text, nothing. And, when I have called to speak to them, all they can explain is that there's nothing they can do, it was my final bill, generated because they did not cancel the subscription when they were meant to, and I am to pay a bill that was generated by them.
    There was absolutely no apologies, the phone call was disconnected multiple times, ai was on the phone for over 2hrs and there was absolutely no sokution offered for an inconvenience that they have caused that's affecting my livelihood and my children's.

    I have several friends that have encountered exactly the same thing from Virgin Media and have left their credit in a really bad state, they have faced no consequences and continue to run as a global company.
    This is atrocious, Virgin Media should not be allowed to bully normal vililians into paying they're trying to scam off them, all because they're able to mess up your name and your credit, they should not be trading as a company at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID THIS SERVICES. Specially if you need it for.work. me and my Co-workers got totally compromised for they lack of professionalism.

    I would never recommend toa friend or family member or anybody.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Why can't I put ZERO Stars
    ZERO FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
    ZERO FOR LYING ABOUT MY CONTRACT, They say no rise on phone then send you a letter ONE week later
    Philipino help line REFUSE to put you through to England, Refuse to cancel your account and then cut you off mid call. THERE IS NO ONE TO COMPLAIN TO I bet they call me when they notice I cancelled the Direct Debit
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wrexham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was tempted by the Virgin Media offer and agreed to move to them from Sky. An installation date was agreed. One day before the agreed installation date they messaged me to say additional work was required and moved the installation date 2 weeks. This will leave me with no broadband or TV package.
    After phoning their "Customer Service team", waiting for long periods and then being passed from one department to another each with interminable waits listening to mindless music they are still unable to tell me when I will be connected. This is an absolute train smash as I work from home and they do not care. I have no mobile signal at home , so unable to use mobile data. I am doing my best to cancel.
    Absolutely avoid at all costs. The are a disgrace.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I did a contract with virgin and the price was 55£ for broadband and tv. In the contract it says that the price would go up at month 19. But a few months after the contact done, they increased the payment 16% and said that it was the crisis and increased cost of something….this ia an abuse as this is not the normal increase due to inflation…..
    I don’t care about the smalll letters in contracts saying that they can increase the prices durin the contracts. I just think that they don’t care about customers and they place this conditions in small letter on purpose to increase prices whenever they can for the most stupid reasons they can find.
    Very disappointing

    Patricia Duarte
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor service, loads of empty promises of help - ignorance from the team - would t recommend to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Customer service is the absolute worst.
    Nothing has ever been so slow!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ABSOLUTELY AWFUL. broadband speeds are a lie, they are no where near what they promise and the customer service is so awful it boarders on criminal. DO NOT USE VIRGIN BROADBAND
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I received a renewal invite to renew at same cost of £45 per month with an 18 month contract, however when reviewing the contract it appears they had drastically cut my services to get the £45 per month, very sneaky! I went onto an online chat who confirmed my renewal would in fact be £166.25 per month and after a very long conversation I was advised I was currently paying £92.32 (not true), it was then reduced to £76.75 and after more conversations via online chat and telephone calls reduced to approx £56. I have decided to cancel with Virgin Media due to these stupid conversations every time the contract is up for renewal.
    At the end I gave them their 30 day notice however I was then advised I would have to pay a termination fee but it would get refunded approx. 45 days later, there is no way I will be paying a termination fee and waiting for a refund, direct debit has been cancelled. I have no idea why my monthly fee was being increased by almost 370% (from £45 to £166.25 per month) especially during this dreadful era where people are struggling.
    I think we need to highlight the measures they are going to get more money out of loyal customers (I have been a customer for almost 30 years). New customers get treated better with much better deals. Shame on Virgin!!
    I will be very glad not to have these unnecessary conversations every year and be treated the way ALL customers should with another provider. My advice would be to stay clear of Virgin Media as they are clearly out to rip existing customer off!!
    I will be writing this review on as many review sites as I can to alert as many people as I can!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    AL5 1SS
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Crooks. Changed my package 3 days before the expiration of the paid for 30 day rolling programme period...and I still owed them £69 according to them...

    Worst company to deal with on the planet....Go with anybody else other than this bunch of profiteering crooks

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