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 3260 customer ratings since 2021-05-17 (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.

4,163 Customer Reviews over 417 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Finsbury park, London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The whole experience I have had with virgin has been shocking since I have joined, I have been on the phone far too many times with faults then I should have for a premium service. Wasting time at homefor an engineer to fix the issue. The Internet is not as fast as I hoped it would be and the phone never seems to connect when relatives call. The v+ service has been hit and miss when recording shows and the Internet is intermittent. I was told I would get a certain price for my contract only for this to be pushed up by a price hike later in the year. Then get an email a few months after the increase in charges saying that we as customers we are getting more for no more! The services are also shocking ,the BBC iplayer is incredibly slow, so slow I don't use it. The virgin tv anywhere app for iPad doesn't work!

    Honestly, I do not know why I renewed my contract last year. They told me I would get the package for £25 per month for the same service on,y to find out that this did not include v+ and then followed by a 12% price increase only 6 months down the line!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Doncaster
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've had the 60 Mb service for just over a week. The system now seems unstable and is forever dropping. When it is connected, it's very fast, but it's so unreliable. My previous up to 30 Mb was not overly fast but it WAS reliable. I don't know how their service is, I'm about to find out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    ATTITUDE ATTITUDE ATTITUDE
    Had a full Virgin package for two years,Speed hmm but our main beef was the telephone number we had been issued.Virgin obviously recycle these as we started getting mysterious cold calls for a Mr Francis plus silent calls recorded calls & the rest.Virgin said they would change it but that there would be a charge and said that recycling numbers was the norm in the industry.Bullocks said I and threatened OFCOM TPA The Communications Act in the style of Samuel L Jackson
    in Pulp Fiction which worked.Then we tried to leave which cost us £100 which we got back (less the interest they had made on it of course).Now we have the same speed for less and a phone that doesnt ring looking for Mr Jeffries.WHenever I have flown banked or tried to discuss a problem with Virgin all I got was attitude - Is this the first thing they are taught when they are recruited be a stroppy little cow and the customer is always wrong???
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Pyrford, Woking
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Having decided to move everything i have to 1 provider prompted by my monthly marketing flyer from Virgin. I had been struggling with BT and firming up the roll out of infinity. I spent a fruitful hour on the phone with and adviser and signed up for a complete broadband , TV and telephone (canning both BT & Sky). We agreed a pre visit by engineer a week go and install planned for today. When the engineer was on site i raised the point that the install needed to be done by 31/01 which was my end date on other providers. I was told this was plenty of slack . The engineer confirmed that the house had been virgin enabled previously but cable needed upgrading between road and house. He said this might impact install . He said he would call me same day if an issue (he didn't) . Yesterday at 10am i received a text confirming instal for today. At midday i received a telephone call saying that instal not possible today and only after asking was an alternative date of 7th feb provided. I said this was just not workable and cancelled. 3 subsequent calls and it was clear that Virgin didnt really want the business @ over £1000 pa. I have now reverted to BT and getting infinity. I cannot believe how poor the communication from Virgin has been. often after a problem of this nature great problem solving creates a better relationship with customer . In this case a corporate shrug of the shoulders was all i got!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Left the company exercising the right to leave during contract due to price February 2013 rises.
    Customer service is the worst I have ever en counted from any service provider ever.36000 and rising customers cannot be wrong.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking. Staff incompetent or dishonest. Superhub does not allow download of software updates - multiple platforms.

    Lose service on average for a day a week. I have to have a dongle plugged into PC and freeview box by TV to ensure I have some service.

    The WORST company I deal with by far
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Axminster
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I've been with Virgin Media for years. Unfortunately, I live in rural Devon. Broadband speed APPALLING particularly at weekends and evenings. For the past 3 days (December 2, 3, 4 2012) it's been about 0.5MB YES!!! 0.5MB!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    By far the worst broadband service I have ever used... when its works that is. It's nothing but constant lag (gaming), constant buffering, Hub is ALWAYS dropping out and is off for up to periods of an hour long. The worst part is I have been repeatedly lied to by the customer service staff. This is by far the worst choice of broadband provider I have ever made and I wouldn't recommend this joke of a company to anyone!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    macclesfield
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Ok sometimes its slow but overall Im pleased with my broadband speed. Im signed into the old 10mb service and usually got 9mb. Recently Doubled to 20mb...never got that ofcourse but usually get 12mb - 17mb depending on time of day etc. Re customer service...well we all know Virgin is a nightmare but thankfully only ever had to contact them re tv service...which is rubbish compared to sky so dropped Virgin tv. I feel for those who are tied into 18 month contacts however and are not getting what they payed for. Refusing to pay means they will put you in arrears and that will stuff your credit rating.....I believe they are ruthless when it comes to this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have not had any broadband for a week now. They said it was being repaired and would be ready the next day. Spent 12 minutes getting through to offshore, only to be cut off. They say they want our calls to be fast and efficient but they are neither.

    The setting up sysyem was supposed to take 1 telephone call. I had to use 7 and threaten to can cel my account and finally got a native English to help me.
    If my system is not working tomorrow, I shall cancel my account. There must be some consumer rights and service provider responsibility.

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