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 844 customer ratings since 2023-07-20 (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.

4,708 Customer Reviews over 471 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Darlington
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Horrible company!!! No one responses to complain, charges are extremely high! Serves is s!#@! Please, please stay away
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid and save yourself an absolute nightmare. Awful customer service. Impossible to communicate with them as they never answer emails or leave you on hold for ages. Rubbish service. Total conmen. End up with threatening emails about credit rating. Avoid avoid avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Extremely unreliable service, frequent ping spikes and an absolute nightmare to actually get any of it fixed.

    Not viable for teams meetings, streaming, games.

    Genuinely terrible service, stay as far away from virgin as possible.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid in ANY case.
    Worst experience in my life.
    Looks like Customer Service has been hacked by SCAMMERs!
    LIES AND LIES AND MORE LIES!!
    1)I ordered the Broadband 25 days ago - order accepted. After 3 days I received a cancellation by email because the previous account did not give a 30-day notice, which, as it turned out, was not true - they accepted notice was received but they did not register it. I lost the offer and a lot of time and days.
    2) On December 1st I ordered:
    Broadband only,
    26.50 per month.
    +115 credit,
    + cashback (from top cashback).
    delivery on December 12th.
    Confirmed and NO cancelled in any way. So,after lunch I called and no one could tell me why there would be no delivery.
    I spent many hours talking with Customer Service and received the drop call after talking with 3 people over 90 minutes. 2nd call. 3rd call etc.
    3)The last one I spoke to I literally told her 20 times that I absolutely do not want to open a new order under any circumstances, if she cannot give me my order dated December 1st, I will not take any order. She spent 30 minutes convincing me that this was the same order, only she needed to open an account for me. She said I will got the same order 115 credit, etc.
    4)FUTHERMORE. 10 minutes later I received an SMS with a new 18 Month order with 75 credit etc.
    I'm shocked - why lie so OPENLY?
    What I can say more...?
    I'm watching Ofcom, Financial Ombudsman ... or any advice.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sunderland
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Shocking service, cancel contract after it ends and they don't process it and then spring high bills on you. Once you contact to complain they advise they will need to put a 3p day notice on even thiugh you advised you were leaving after your contract!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    exeter
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible in all respects. Have been a loyal customer for a few years but the negotiation around contract renewals, the ways they deal with customer complaints and the general disregard for loyal customers make it an all time low. If i could give it a zero I would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We’ve been without WiFi now for over 3 days! Every time my husband calls he’s told they are working on it! I’ve nearly used up my data on my mobile because of this and have also lost job opportunities as I cannot access the internet to complete the required assignments. Absolutely shocking and frustrating. Customer service are very unhelpful and refuse to put you through to any management. Yesterday my husband said he wanted to place an official complaint and was told to do it online!! I would urge you to look at other providers as we have had nothing but issues since we signed up with virgin and although we pay the premium rate the WiFi even when it works is extremely poor. This company aren’t even worthy of one star rating!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincoln
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Disconnection through customer service is cumbersome. Existing customers are chased away by high renewal rates.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Fantastic broadband never had an issue from the moment I connected it!! Could stream anything with no buffering. Unfortunately I moved to Cumbria where they don’t cover so had to cancel early and pay the costs but brilliant product otherwise.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I write to share my ongoing ordeal with Virgin Media, hoping to spare others from the headaches I've endured. My journey started on the 9th of March 2022 when I eagerly signed an 18-month contract at a seemingly reasonable rate. Little did I know, this was the beginning of a series of issues that would plague my experience.

    Fast forward to the 22nd of May 2023, where I signed another 18-month contract at a reduced rate. The trouble began with unexplained charges in June, July, and August 2023. Feeling financially strained, I decided to halt my direct debit on the 1st of September 2023.

    Things took a drastic turn on the 29th of September 2023 when Virgin Media claimed I owed them an outstanding balance. Despite my complaint on the 2nd of October 2023, negotiations only led to temporary solutions and broken promises.

    Service disruptions on the 3rd of October 2023 required me to pay for reactivation. Virgin Media agreed to a one-time credit, but the problems persisted, leading to another credit agreement on the 11th of November 2023.

    On the 12th of November 2023, a new arrangement was made, only for my account to be suspended again on the 4th of December 2023. After a heated argument, they agreed to reactivate my service but claimed the remaining balance would be settled by a credit, yet emails continue to show overdue amounts.

    This continuous cycle of broken promises and billing issues has left me frustrated and disheartened. I caution anyone considering Virgin Media's services to think twice, as my experience underscores their lack of accountability and persistent billing problems.

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