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
    Farnborough
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I would like to compliment Memit in the te nick’s division for his excellent performance and service today.

    He was extremely helpful and helpful as well as being polite and exceedingly my expectations.

    This gentleman it an asset to virgin snd I hope that he is praised and it given a copy of my review.,

    He went out of his way to accommodate me and he put a smile on my face:. He was extremely professional and explained everything in detail for me.

    Thank you Memit for your confidence and reliability. I appreciate all you did for me today.

    You have a very professional approach to life and make one smile when they are feeling down.

    The Hank you once again and keep up the wonderful work you are doing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have requested the internet connection on 26th of Sep , virgin media kept changing the installation date and today is 10th of November and I'm still waiting for the internet connection, despite many calls and promises that the service will be supplied long way before 10th of Nov , through out many calls I felt the lack of transparency and credibility with their customer service , a very low level service and it quite obvious is not governed by a mature process or clear message that they can't serve my area at this point of time and their technical problems might take a very long time to be resolved.

    Watch out of this supplier , because it turns out that their infrastructure is not ready in my area , they locked me for more than 40 days where they are not technically ready to get us connected, if this is the way virgin media locking their customer , I believe they have to be investigated by the local telecomm ofcom authority.

    I don't have an active line that has never been supplied yet so I have requested to cancel the service and they asked my to bear the cost of sending back their equipment back.

    If they have been honest and transparent , I could have the internet a month ago from other suppliers. And if they have an atom of professionalism they should not ask me to bear the cost of sending their equipment back where I never had the service up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bracknell
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    For a communication company Virgin…
    For a communication company Virgin suck. I was off contract and it took me 3 hours to speak to a representative to end my service. One of the reps I couldn’t even understand. They even apply a 30 day period after notification so they sting you for more money yet I had no contract. The website says you can cancel online but the link has a 404 error “page not found”, computer says no. Then they throw you around the company trying other reps to pressure you into taking a new deal at a lower rate. They don’t understand the words “i want to cancel” and around you go. Now they have filed a credit report on Clearscore as a final kick in the gentleman parts, even though I paid my final rip off bill within two working days, they are trying to penalise me, we shall see about that. They only ever put your bill up and if off contract expect it to double. No loyalty for long term customer, pressure applied to try and keep you stay. If Broadband.co.uk had a zero rating I would have selected that begrudgingly. Useless, inept, no customer service and deserve to close down. Suggest person at the top goes and flips burgers for a living but he/she/they would probably burn them. Go elsewhere.
    Date of experience: 23 October 2023
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    To explain in more detail We have been with Virgin for 10 years, every 2 years we have signed a new contract and every year its gone up quite a bit. We stayed with them because they had the fastest broadband but this year they dont! We dont use the landline so we can get rid of that, we dont really watch anything we cant get on freeview except tnt sports which we can get for £15 a month.

    We would of stayed but we had a dispute where sometime in the last year we found out that they would be putting the price up but if people wanted to leave they could, this was music to our ears! I rang up to find out if this would apply to us and I was told in no uncertain terms that it wouldnt, ****!

    Fast forward about 5 months and the remote breaks, we order a new one and they send us a package with nothing in it (they did the same to us only a few weeks ago and we hadnt even ordered a new remote?!). I login to find out the account number as I needed to speak to them about this only to find out they had been charging us more money for the past few months, I was livid!

    I ring up, I tell them I was told that we wouldnt be part of that and the lady on the phone lied to me about being able to listen to the call from that previous call, she basically told me anything I wanted to hear. We did end up getting this resolved but that isnt the point, I am someone who will hunt situations like this down to their conclusion but how many people wont/dont even know they are being over charged? They must make millions from basically stealing from people and its wrong!

    So our contract is up in a few days, I rang up so I was going to give them 30 days notice just so I didnt get pro rata charges and guess what, they still tried it, I told them that I was giving them notice to cancel and wanted that to be set in place exactly 30 days from what when contract finishes, guess what they did, they cancelled it from that day forward so I had to pay an extra little but of money!

    So they said the best deal they could give me was like £60, this didnt make sense since I had been with them for 10 years and I could get all I needed for £40 a month (although I needed to buy a freeview box or a new tv). I cancel the contract then days later I get a call offering me my package for £40 a month, I tell them I am not interested! Funny how they can just knock off £20 out of nowhere and couldnt be good to such a loyal customer! I was considering going with it but then they tell me (after probing) that they now had a term in place that they can up the price when they like and I would not be able to cancel, no way am I going for that I say!

    So no fast forward some more days and I get an email, this offer is £44 for my package I alrteady gave but its now a "bigger bundle". They say that its for 18 months and even though they will put the price up it will only be inline with inlfaiton 3.9% and after 18 months when it goes up to £80+ we can cancel. We still dont go for it!

    However as time goes on its becoming harder and harder to find a tv or freeview box that works like we want and because my mother is ill and has limited movement we need a remote she can use easily and a system she can use easily. So we decide to go with the deal.

    I sign up online, great I think. Then I get a confirmation email saying the deal is now £40, thats strange, that isnt what I agreed to, anyway we dont think too much about it. Then today we want to watch the football only to find out we no longer have tnt sports, they "upgraded us to a bigger bundle" and removed one of the only things they had going for them!

    This is not right I think, I login to my account but it tells me I am on maxittv package, this package has tnt sports?! I spend all day on whats app because their phones are too full of people likely wanting to cancel or to sue them! They tell me that I am not on maxit tv but mega tv 3, I thought maybe I was still on the old package until the turn of the month but that wouldnt make sense since if that was the case I would still be able to use tnt sports.

    The amount of reviews I have read that say the same thing. This company needs a class action lawsuit against them, they must owe millions to people. They are theives, they are scammers, they lie and there is no recourse!

    If I did this on the street, if I sold someone a bag of gold and they find out its actually lead, I get arrested, but Virgin are able to carry out fraud on a national scale and its fine. I am so upset about this I can barely type fast enough. Its disgusting.

    But I tell you what, go with a broadband provider and get freeview! Who watches sky cinema anymore? You can get tnt sports cheap as a solo deal, no one uses home phones so get rid of it, sky sports is the big outlay but again its likely you can get broadband for like £15 a month and a sky sports package for £30. Skysports with virgin broadband likely costs £60+

    Do not go with them, they will put your price up whenever they feel like they, when you call up, unless you have some real tenacity then you will be exhausted and give up. .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Whitton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    close to useless. whenever there is vistors around eg including me and my family theres 5 people, the wifi stops working and the connection is really bad, even if you're sat next to the wifi. My friends stopped coming over to my house due to the wifi not usable and they can't contact anyone in the outside world using the wifi. Made me pull my hair out as it lags for the 15th time within 5 minutes.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London, Walthamstow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My contract started on the 13th of June and beforehand we specified on the phone that I have no cables whatsoever and they need to sort this out.
    Engineer crews often came and couldn't install cables stating that a cable re-pull needs to be done outside of the block first.
    Since then I've had over 4 appointments of them doing this pull work but somehow they still can't manage to do them and they never gave any explanation of why this work hasn't occurred, only making different day appointments.
    In the meantime money has been taken from my account for billings and services I am not even using...
    Currently, I am looking for ways to legally seek my rights.
    Avoid this company they are frauds and will give you only extra trouble and problems.
    They take my money and I've never even used their services not to mention the fact I have to call them every week and explain my issue from scratch every single time...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Telford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't sign an internet contract with Virgin. I signed the contract at the end of July. In September, a technician who only knew how to install a socket on the wall arrived and said that a team would come in three days and install the cable. They set the date three times and three times they didn't show up and they wanted me to pay for a service they didn't provide. They ignored my complaints at the customer service office, disconnecting the calls and saying they would call the manager. It's the end of October and I still don't have internet from this company. It's very sad when children ask why there is no Internet, I told them how Virgin ignores customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackburn
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Avoid!bad Costumer service my bills very expensive I asked to cancel then call me back told me they make discount and second bill more expensive!after I call again they make appointment to call me back and still nobady call they don’t care about old costumers.And when want cancel contract need to wait 2 hours tomorrow just I will cancel everything !never go back to virgin media!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torbay
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After the last year of repeatedly rebooting system, we have given up with this company. So called customer help line is a totally waste of time. You might as well be speaking to a brick wall for all the help they give. They make promises that are never kept, send the wrong technician as they call them. Who when arrive know within seconds they cannot help the customer. The whole street knows what the problem is but VirginMedia will not deal with it. It’s out of date cables that have been damaged underground. Well we are voting with our wallets we are going with your more helpful competitors. We had the whole package at £150 per month with you. Bye.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Avoid Virgin broadband at all costs. This is a dishonest company out to trick customers in this difficult financial situation.

    They entice you in with a low monthly cost, give you poor broadband and wifi and then when your contract ends, hike the bills up to more than double. They then will only refund the hike, if you stay with them.

    So many customers say the same. Virgin should be embarrassed, but are not because they are a dishonest deceitful company out to rob people in an already difficult situation.

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