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 841 customer ratings since 2023-07-21 (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 118 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Virgin Media customer service is an absolute joke. Same goes with their policies. Got an upgraded bundle with 2x speed internet from my previous that included phone as well. I was only interested in the internet so I haven't even got a phone. Last bill they charged me for phone calls to certain mobiles!!!! When I called to explain the issue they send they will send an engineer to check if it's a cross-line and said my DD will be paused until this is fixed. Apparently a massive lie because I was still charged almost 3x my normal bill amount for phone calls when I don't even have a bloody landline! This is an absolute joke and I hope the authorities get wind of this cowboy behaviour
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    It is great when it works. But if there is a fault Virgin Media is not helpful at all! You will be trying to get to the customers service in hours and they will be fixing their faults for weeks and months.
    Here is what they posts to customers: "Virgin Media are unable to offer a fault free service".
  • Reviewer
    Location
    watford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    every single day after 9.30pm speed drop.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been left angry and frustrate by the way I have been treated by Virgin Media and I'm only 3 wks into my contract.
    The engineer installed everything he could but couldn't register it due to problems in the day. I finally get through to register at 7pm using my mobile.So phone or internet for approx 5hrs.I had to connect phone.
    Sister concerned as she couldn't get through to me having rang several times I'm disabled and live alone.
    Find out phone not working, contact virgin new number given even though I'd asked to keep old number. Contact virgin to be told that it's unlikely i can have old number as they are only given a week to transfer. Contacted previous provider virgin hasn't been in contact with them!!! So my account still open and they will wait for Virgin to contact them.
    Have to wait at least 14days before I get old number.
    Today I find i have a bill from previous provider 53.87 and to top it all virgin has taken 102.95 for a service that isn't fully up and running.?
    Virgin technician arrives today with another piece of equipment.
    I Now Have an extension lead of 4 olive connect to 3 plugs = 7 plugs in a 2 plug socket. When I complained about fire safety risk they want 99.00 to install extra plug.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    nottinghamshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I was rather satisfied with Virgin until I moved home. They claimed that they could not schedule an openreach engineer to connect until 3 months after I moved. Yet another provider installed me within weeks. I told them that I would not pay the cancellation fee, given that they were not able to provide me with the service. Even before the deadline to pay the bill, I received a very threatening letter from a debt collecting company. I paid as I planned to on the last day and then told Virgin that I would bring the issue to the attention of ofcom. Then they paid me back. But that was little reward for the hours spent, waiting on the phone, being transferred from one service to a random other one trying to get rid of me complaining...

    They may offer the best speed, the best deal, I will never go back to them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Castleford
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    This company has treated us the worst of any company we have been involved with customer service shocking they can't get bills right every bill has been seriously incorrect and and there's no end to there confusion of sorting anything out,absolutely the worst.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Having recently switched to the 60mb Broadband deal, I am more than disappointed that I not not been able to achieve anywhere near this speed. I have completed several test over the past few days at different times of day with wildly varying results, however non of these come anywhere near the 60mb max. offered by my supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Croydon
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Terrible customer service, wouldn't answer simple questions and kept offering new offers when I just wanted to keep the contract I am currently on. Very difficult to understand them over the phone due to the strong accent. Eventually sorted what was meant to be a simple procedure as I am moving house but didn't fully complete the process over the phone. Then sent an email saying I needed to update my details online for ebilling which surely would have been easier to do over the phone. I haven't been able to do this as the instructions aren't clear and the website is extremely confusing at times. Looks like I will have to call back and deal with the poor customer service again. Not happy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Customer service is poor and does not make it easy to find the answers you need.
    The broadband itself is really fast but it is badly held back by the network equipment. The router they provide is slow, short range and unreliable. I switched it to modem mode and used a different router, the WiFi jumped from 10mb/s to 70mb/s.
    If you want to get the WiFi you paid for you will need to switch to a third party router.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woking
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    When virgin works it works incredibly well, but when something goes wrong it is impossible to get a clear indication of policy let alone a resolution. I booked an installation at a new house and asked for my service to be terminated at the current one at the end of the month, it was turned off mid month - all three services phone broadband and tv - when you work from home the first two are imperative - the third not so much. When I phoned on the Friday I was told it was a network fault and just coincidental- on Saturday it wasn’t a network fault but they had disconnected me and would need to fill in a reconnection form which could take UP to 72 hours - Tuesday - they were sorry it had yet to happen but would guarantee that it would be back on inside of 24 hours - 24 hours later- the wrong form had be used and she would now fill out correct form and it would be done in 72 hours - one week later we still wait. I have asked for this to be escalated but there is never anyone higher available to speak to. On a positive note the staff are all friendly and no matter how irrated you get they remain calm - I am guessing practice does make perfect! They should put their technical guys on the same course!

    All in all I wonder if just cancelling the lot and going elsewhere would be quicker - virgins broadband speed is awesome - customer service - aweful!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greater Manchester
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Brilliant product but the customer service is beyond shocking.
    I was out of contract and wanted to cancel my contract because of a change in circumstances due to ill health. The first representative told me there was no problem and as I was out of contract this could be done immediately. They put me through to cancellation department, they said I had a debit balance so they couldn't close my contract. I knew I did not have anything outstanding, and having been transferred to their accounts department, they confirmed there was nothing owing. Over an hour on the phone and I spoke to NINE representatives. By the end I was actually close to tears and the person I spoke to was actually ridiculing me. I would NEVER go with Virgin Media again, and strongly advise people to give them a miss. I had trouble earlier in my contract with them, and I know these are bit isolated experiences. VIRGIN ON THE RIDICULOUS. There are other companies out there who offer good broadband service, and who offer better customer service. Be warned!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I'm going to write an HONEST review as it seems most reviews are from people who come online while they are upset so I wanted to write one from a neutral perspective to help people decide. Overall Virgin Media is pretty good though it does come with a few problems and they have recently told me that when it comes to reimbursement from downtime they do it specifically by the day, in other words they no longer give you anything back as a gesture which I think is bad for a company that makes millions off every day people, one of the things for me that keeps me with a company is how they treat you and appreciate you as a customer (O2 lead by example on this!!) so they have become pretty greedy with money really and I think this should be changed. About the speeds, well generally I get good solid speeds of around 70 - 75 MB on the download and this is usually good, even on Wi-Fi too on my phone I get this and the signal seems pretty strong considering the router is upstairs and the room downstairs connects fine with the blu ray player which is opposite side of the house downstairs, we get around 2 - 3 bars on the signal strength and Netflix words fine BUT (and this is a big but) their consistency isn't the greatest and I have had a few outages recently and quite a lot of line drops, some of these line drops are so small you don't notice but they are there and stability isn't really their strongest thing (I'm not sure if any other company has this but Virgin definitely don't), watching Sky Go can often get the odd buffer due to this and I do think this is something Virgin need to get sorted considering they're not the cheapest of the bunch, which brings me to that point, the cost. Virgin Media are a little over priced, in fact VERY over priced really because although the packages and services sound good (and they are when they're running consistently) they're not very solid, they're very tight now due to a new 'policy' recently of only able to credit any downtime you have by the hour due to the computers and how they log reimbursements, so basically if you're a day without internet you're probably going to get a couple of quid, if that, which is pretty bad considering how other companies give you good gestures of good will after loss of service etc... so they're starting to become a bit greedy really and that's VERY off putting. They need to reduce their prices a LOT if they really want to compete and be the best out there because when you're paying so much for a broadband that's not really all that stable most of the time, it's pretty bad and even so they are still over priced. Generally the experience is good but it's not good to validate the prices they charge by any means, other than you do get a good speed (maybe different area's have different experiences). I guarantee that less is more for them and they would have a TON of extra customers had they have had lower prices but I don't think they would do that because they seem to be getting a little more money greedy than anything else really from what they told me yesterday about their new reimbursement policy, I just thought that was terrible.

    Customer services depends who you get, I called a guy recently and explained about how my internet had been dropping and cutting out a lot lately, he pretty much said to me that there was no record of it (basically calling me a liar) yet trust me it had been dropping out, he went on to say how they don't reimburse Wi-Fi loss (understandable) but I explained that it wasn't just Wi-Fi because ALL the connections went down, including my PC which is WIRED, he pretty much denied it and it was a complete wasted phone call, however a guy I spoke to later when it happened again was much more helpful, but he told me about the new policy about reimbursement where they have brought in a system where they can only give the exact downtime they see, no little gestures or anything, nothing and as mentioned above, I think that's pretty bad as it feels you're not really valued as a customer and they only give you back what they HAVE to by law basically, which is what I mean about how they treat you as a customer. Getting through to them isn't the hardest but it is a bit of a pain going through the system, this could be much easier (specially with the password crap on the automated system) and I've always had advisers in the UK too thankfully (nothing against the people abroad but they don't understand most of the time and we need this of course for these kind of things) so it's pretty touch and go really but all round the customer services haven't been too bad really.

    To be fair, I don't think the UK have a very good outstanding broadband provider so there's no competition for these companies to give best prices and services as Virgin have the speeds and strength but as mentioned above, so they don't need to be any better to us yet other companies might have a bit better service but don't have the speeds we often need for things such as Sky Go, Netflix etc.. and Wi-Fi strength in the home. Soon as a good broadband provider offers this at an affordable price for everyone, they are going to be soaring above the rest and all these companies such as Virgin will just fall and that's what they need. It seems a shame that the UK hasn't got a solid leading internet provider like we do with the phone services, such as O2 for example who are brilliant for 99% of people when it comes to everything and have been for many years. Internet providers need to take note and someone out there needs to spice up the competition for these people.

    I hope this has helped :-)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Potters Bar
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have BB(fibre)/TV/phone/multi-room. TV can be broken at time on both TVs. So not very reliable. TV Anywhere very often cannot access programmes. If you are with Sky I would not move. I am stuck here for 9 more months.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rugeley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Easter Sunday and what a pile of rubbish. Trying to video call relatives and the wireless broadband has been dropping out continuously all morning. And this after a speed increase and replacement router after the last one was found to b faulty. At over £40 a month simply not good enough.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MACCLESFIELD
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Quite simply you don't get what your sold. For example if you are say switching from BT 67mb package to Virgins 108 mb package you will notice the following.
    1) Your actual wi fi speeds will more than likely be slower than BT. Id say I got an average of 30mb download speed compared to about 50+ with BT.
    2) Your wi fi signal from the HUB 3 will not have the range compared to the BT hub 2
    3) Speaking to someone is near impossible unless you book a day off work to sit on the phone

    on the plus side I found it more reliable than BT but maybe Ive been lucky?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swinton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    What lets Virgin down is the Email, it is off-line almost as much as it is on-line and is completely useless for business use. Add to this, theat Virgin took a rolling contract and made it a 12-month contract without asking me and fairly plainly the only use for virgin is as a "Carrier" for other services, not as an Email provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Been with Virgin Media for 14 years. The broadband is good, albeit goes down a few times a year. Big issue is if you ever have to phone them they are useless - hours on the phone and seldom able to help. Best just to wait until services return or accept they will not setup your account or be helpful. Ive even had them promise I wasn't tied into a term, for someone else from Virgin to say that was a lie. If you are lucky you will get through to someone in uk as they are much more able to help - the foreign call centres are a waste of space / effort calling them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Preston
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The only food thint About VM was the broadband speed. I tried to leave their services a couple of times but surprisingly they managed to find better deal for me. Eventually when I decided to cancel my contract there were lots of issues, starting from security questions regarding my latest bill which I in fact received two hours after my call to Virgin Media. Very difficult to cancel services. Would consider a different provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bedfordshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    All good apart from farming out of telephone calls for customer service.I needed an interpreter for help,ridiculous a company as big as this is providing a bad communications port between customer and help.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    southend
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've been with VM for over 11 years. In that time, I think the internet has gone down only a handful of times and it has been consistently very fast.

    The reason I'm leaving them is cost. I'm basically on their minimum package but still getting charged £60 a month for 70Mbps internet. That may be reasonable value, but I just don't need that speed. And they're unable, or unwilling, to offer me anything less.

    Trying to actually leave them has been fairly stressful. You can't cancel on their website, or via email. Nor do they make their postal address readily available. You have to go through their awful call centre. If you go through the menu to leave VM, you'll be put on hold for half an hour and then get through to someone who can't actually perform the task that the menu took you too. They then put you through to their retentions department - another half hour wait.

    After countless attempts to actually talk to someone who would cancel the service, and failing, I ended up finding their postal address on the VM forum, and sending a cancellation via recorded delivery.

    It's one thing to try and encourage customers to stay, I was initially quite willing to be persuaded, but after this experience I can't wait to be rid of them. They seem intent to obstruct you from leaving, and they do it in a "you can't do that" rather than "what can we do to make you stay" sort of way.

    Got a BT line installed the other day. It's 1/10th of the speed. It has several computers, phones and catch up TV boxes attached to it. No one in the house has noticed any difference and the wifi is actually better.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The broadband speed and reliability were perfect and didn't have a single issue for a year. Then I had to leave due to move and had to interact with their customer service, which is atrocious.
    - had to wait over 50 minutes on wait line just to tell them I wanted to leave, this was a week day during a work time when there shouldn't be too many callers. Apparently it's too complicated to put the option to leave on the website.
    - I was overcharged on my final bill. Not only do they not properly notify you, they do not reimburse you automatically. Unless you notice and go through the same process of calling of trying to call them, your money is gone.
    - I have them 5-6 weeks notice before my move. They failed to send the box for returning the equipment. One month after moving address I get threatening emails that I will be charged £40 of I don't return it. Contacted the costumer service and asked to resend the box and to push the deadline for returning the equipment, as it was not my fault. They refused to do so and said I will be charged and this will be waived once I return it. Whilst I might not miss the money for a week or so, I imagine there are people on budget to whom £40 disappearing from their account might cause trouble
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The broadband service itself is fair to good but the customer service is shocking and when a sales advisor tells you a price is fixed it is a bare faced lie. They can raise your bill by whatever price they seem fit at any point they like because it says they can in the ts and cs therfore once your stuck in a contract you have no choice but to pay (as it was for me) a near £10 increase over 6 months
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Perth, UK
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    My Virgin Smart Hub went faulty (completely dead - would not switch on) last week. Phoned Virgin who said they'd send a new hub. It is now 3 days I've been without internet. I phone Virgin again and go through all the options but none let you speak to an operator to check on delivery - eventually somehow (by accident I think) managed to speak to an operator who says it's in the hands of a 3rd party, and gives me the Yodel web site address and ref number. I check the Yodel tracking only to find my hub is not yet with Yodel. Could be days yet before I'm on line again. As a very long standing Virgin customer I'd expect a new hub would arrive in a day or two by express delivery. NOT IMPRESSED BY THE CUSTOMER SERVICE.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    terrible customer service , if you want to leave .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    blackburn lancashire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    when speaking to a customer adviser you find you are speaking to somebody abroad they dont seem to understand English and after 20 minutes on the phone i gave up
  • Reviewer
    Location
    mirfield
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Weare paying £70 a month for 200 mb fadt broadband and every time I run a test it is never higher than 50. I am in the same room as the hub and no other users are in the house. My connection and wires are all brand new installed by their own man so its not a wiring issue either. No excuse for charging people for something that isnt what it says it is.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have contract for more then 7 mounths , VIVID 350 fibre broadband ,but always have around 100Mb.When the contract expire i will move to another provider.I`m verry disapointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    brighton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    If you want an expensive fast broadband then virgin is good, HOWEVER if you want a reasonable telephone service cost then Virgin is not for you at 10p connection charge for every call plus call cost !!! and land line cost WOW
  • Reviewer
    Location
    stoke-on-trent
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Virgin offer a great service and the bundle package for £19.00 is great then they stick £11.99 line rental on it and that is what spoils it if someone is having phone tv and broadband the least you can do is knock the £11.99 line rental off i now have a tv which we only watch gold on a land line i dare not use except at weekends when calls are free and a broadband connection that is great the first company to offer all this or just broadband without line rental will corner the market on telephone landlines and internet users i am more than happy with my broadband but if it says broadband for £5.00 then it should be for £5.00 with no hidden costs if there is line rental to pay then this should be made clear so you cannot get broadband for £5.00 but for £16.99 and there should be no rise after 3 months if you want to get customers then be clear on prices and what you are selling it is price that has driven me away from virgin and by this date 09/10/2010 i have only been with virgin for 2 weeks if there is no change it will end.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fleet, Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I've been with Virgin Media for 18mths. Got a good discount deal. Will be leaving shortly before the contract price almost doubles :-O
    Regular speed tests show I'm getting 110Mb download and 19Mb upload. The apps to check wifi coverage with the feature to adjust the router settings are great. Good to have a service status too. Even with the apps help I've needed to use a powerline wifi extender to get full coverage in the house as the routers wifi ability doesnt seem up to it even after trying all the tips. The wifi drops out occasionally during the day. The service status says the broadband is ok and my tv connected via ethernet is ok too. Not sure what is wrong with the router.
    The apps have good diagnostic tips which mean I've only had to contact customer services a couple of times. When I have contacted them the staff hace been helpful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rugeley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    200Mb fibre broadband. Speed fantastic...when it actually works! All was fine when we first had it installed around 3 years ago, but as time has moved on, so has our internet...downwards. Completely random outages at various times can be really frustrating. And getting hold of customer care is another tale. Proves the old adage that profit and customer service do not go together.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kidlington
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Had to mark speed and reliability as high as we have had no problem with either. We just up graded our equipment with them. Engineer came out Saturday lunch time with the new TV box and router. Fitted both and could not get either working. Told to wait 2 hrs. Waited and nothing. Called customer service ha ha . Told engineer had to call and no one available untill Tuesday. That is incompetence not service..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rugeley
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    My son is moving out on Saturday, and the broadband account was in his name, but we decided to change the account to my name as he wouldn't be taking it with him. He contacted Virgin, who sent the relevant forms. We filled them out and I received the new e-contract which I signed and returned. Great - or so I thought. I've now found that when I sign into the Virgin site I'm only a secondary account holder, giving me only limited access to certain functions, and not allowing me to sign into the My Virgin Media app as I'm not the 'primary account holder'. So I phoned them. Well what a waste of time that was. After over an hour on the phone, speaking to somebody I could barely understand - and she became increasingly ratty because I couldn't understand half of what she was saying, as well as me having to repeat myself - all they have achieved is changing my contact email address. I'm still a 'secondary account holder' with limited access, and still can't sign into the app. Pathetic. But as long as the money keeps rolling in, they really don't care. Shocking customer service - if I performed like that, I'd be out of my job tomorrow. Plusnet beckons.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Judge for Yourself… Full Chat transcripts kept as evidence

    I was a VM Customer and joined O2 and was given an upgrade from 500MB to 1GB broadband. I was informed that I needed an upgraded router which was sent out via Yodel. Tracking said out for delivery on Friday. Delivery never attempted, tracking said “Please arrange to collect your parcel from our depot by using the Manage your parcel feature above”. I sat in ALL weekend as Yodel promised each day that it was going to be delivered. Didn’t happen.
    Monday 22nd Nov 2021VM Online Chat (took 2hrs) and informed them I was at work. Asked for router to be put to a shop for pickup. Not possible finally got them to cancel first router and send out another for pickup from a shop near my work.
    Tuesday 23rd Nov 2021 VM Online Chat (5 hours 11 minutes) contacted again as no sign of old router being cancelled or new one dispatched.
    14:20, Nov 22 Alistair : Broadband TV or Phone
    16:33, Nov 23 Ayat: Apologies for the experience, I will go ahead and raise a new order for you, Alistair. Is it a new Hub4 you are looking forward to upgrade to with 1 Gigabytes?
    17:50, Nov 23 Ayat: Appolgies for the experience, Alistair. I just tried raised an Order for the new Hub4 but due to somereasons it is not happening, You please need to cotanct us after 24 hours, As the system will be refreahed and we will be able to send you a new Hub.
    18:01, Nov 23 Alistair : can you not just do this i have already spent hours over the last 2 days on this chat trying to get this sorted?
    18:13, Nov 23 Ayat: I can completely understand this, I am unable to place the order, Alistair.
    18:15, Nov 23 Alistair : this is not acceptable. VM is taking up too much of my time and I'm going round in cirlces
    18:16, Nov 23 Alistair : you give me a service that i cannot use and spendin hours on this thing. I want to cancel my broadband
    Alistair : this chat was intiated @14:20 hrs GMT it is not 18:54 hrs!
    18:57, Nov 23 Reliza: Excellent! We’ll need to go through a few security questions. I’m going to send you a secure web form for you to answer. Please put the 7th, 10th and 13th characters of your password in the secure link. This is the password you use when you call in, and not your online account password. Please keep in mind that the form will expire in 30 minutes once we have sent it to you.
    19:05, Nov 23 Reliza: Great. Thanks for that! May I know the reason for contacting us?
    19:06, Nov 23 Alistair : How many times do i have to repeat myself, 1 min until i copy and paste
    19:14, Nov 23 Reliza: I do apologize for that, Alistair. Just to confirm, do you want to have the Hub 4, right?
    19:15, Nov 23 Alistair : i would but i cannot afford ANYMORE time dealing with this myself, too much time spent on this already
    19:15, Nov 23 Alistair : i am risk my employment, I am supposed to be working not on this 19:18, Nov 23 Reliza: I'm very sorry about your frustrations today, Alistair. Let's work together and try to sort this thing out, okay?
    19:18, Nov 23 Alistair : ok 19:19, Nov 23 Alistair : its not just today though this is the second day on this
    19:22, Nov 23 Reliza: I'm so sorry about that, Alistair. However, if you really want to have the Hub 4 you can coordinate with our faults team regarding this because in this department we only handle the customers who are in need of new contract.
    19:25, Nov 23 Alistair : I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE TIME JUST CLOSE MY ACCOUNT
    Wednesday 24th Nov 2021 VM Online Chat (33 minutes)
    16:57, Nov 24 Dixit: Hi Alistair I am so sorry to hear that you have not receive a response on your complaint not to worry I will quickly check the details and help you with a resolution
    17:06, Nov 24Dixit: Alistair I am so sorry to see that the hub was not delivered and you have applied to disconnect the account. May I know how can I help you today?
    17:07, Nov 24 You: well i am getting no repsonse on the forums so am looking for a conclusion one way or another
    17:08, Nov 24 You: have you read the forum posts?
    17:08, Nov 24 Dixit: Alistair I am so sorry I am unable to read the forum as we are restricted from accessing any link.
    17:09, Nov 24 You: do you want acopy and paste of the transcripts for monday and tuesday then?
    17:09, Nov 24 You: if you don't have them there?
    17:10, Nov 24 Dixit: Alistair No I have the details on the account notes. May I know what resolution you are looking for so I can get it Immediately.
    17:12, Nov 24 You: well what I have wanted all along a hub that will let me use 1gig as promised but if this can't befinalised today, I am on a 10 minute break just now at work. Then you close my account
    17:16, Nov 24 Dixit: Alistair I am so sorry but to order the hub 4 we will need to cancel the disconnection request. So Would you like to go ahead and cancel it?
    17:16, Nov 24 You: if it can be done now yes
    17:20, Nov 24 Dixit: Alistair Okay so I will now connect you to the Customer relations team and they will cancel the disconnection request and then get you connected to the care team who will order the Hub 4 for you.
    17:20, Nov 24 You: please don't use YODEL
    17:21, Nov 24 You: sorry ,my break is up I need to go back to work now
    17:22, Nov 24 You: see this is what I mean I spent 5 hrs on this chat yesterday and it looks like I am getting the same thing again today.
    17:22, Nov 24 Dixit: Alistair Not to worry I will leave a clear note on the account and then give a direct calling number to use so we will be able to do it once our free. will this be okay?
    17:23, Nov 24 You: someone needs to phone me not the other way round
    17:23, Nov 24 You: I will be at home tomorrow until 12:00 hrs

    Thursday 25th Nov 2021 VM Online Chat (46 minutes)
    Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: Hi Arbiya
    8:05, Nov 25 Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: Can you please look at the notes from my chat yesterday please?
    8:05, Nov 25 Arbiya: Hi Alistair! I am really sorry for the wait time you have experienced. I do see that you havecontacted in order to report that you are looking for cancellation. Not to worry, you have reached the rightteam. I can surely help you today. Absolutely, let me have a check on your account notes.
    8:06, Nov 25 Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: thanks
    8:06, Nov 25 Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: from the transcript
    8:06, Nov 25 Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: 17:20, Nov 24 Dixit: Alistair Okay so I will now connect you to the Customer relations team and they will cancel the disconnection request and then get you connected to the care team who will order the Hub 4 for you.
    8:07, Nov 25 Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: this is what we need to do. If this isn't possible then I will leave cancellation in place and start my ordert with another provider
    8:09, Nov 25 Arbiya: I am really sorry for the inconvenience Alistair. Please do not worry. I do see the retentions team online now. I can connect you right away if you agree, they can surely help you getting hub 4. May I connectyou?
    8:09, Nov 25 Alistair Skakles Unsure + Account Holder: yes please
    8:09, Nov 25 Arbiya: We can transfer you through our Messaging service to our Customer Relations team to help you further.
    8:24, Nov 25 Lisa: I can see that and I will feed that back to Yodel but I can not order a new one.

    Received a final bill with a demand for £240 for termination of my contract early:
    Thurs 6th Jan 2021 VM Online Chat (2 hours 15 minutes)
    17:07, Jan 6 Meena: Thank you for your patience, I have looked into your account and I see you have cancelled services within the contract period and hence you have been charged early termination fee as per the terms and conditions Alistair.
    17:10, Jan 6 You: you ugprded me to 1GIG and sent out a router which was never delivered by yodel. I even requested another router which was refused. So unable to use the service as you didn't supply hardware I spent HOURS and I have proof trying to sort this mess out with you
    17:11, Jan 6 You: I couldn't use a service without the hardware so why would I stay with a provider that cannot provide?
    17:29, Jan 6 You: here I am again over 90 mins repeating myself and getting nowhere
    17:29, Jan 6 Meena: I am sorry to know about the hassle which you have come across Alistair, I feel really bad after going through all these and you have been so patient so far. Dont worry I will see what best can be done for you. But we could have definitely cancelled the order and placed a new one before cancelling Alistair.
    17:30, Jan 6 You: but you didn't and as per the transcripts refused to send out another until you got the one that Yodel lost Back
    17:31, Jan 6 You: yuou will see that the transcripts over the days contradict themselves
    17:44, Jan 6 Meena: Alistair, I understand what you are telling but this is completely the issue with yodel and it was supposed to be dealt by them else we could have cancelled and replaced the order. I have tried my best Alistair, but unfortunately we cannot waive off the charges as you have been able to use the services and itcould have been resolved alternatively. But as you have cancelled it between contract, you was been charged with disconnection fee Alistair.
    17:46, Jan 6 You: Did you not read the information i poasted??
    17:52, Jan 6 Meena: Okay where you not informed that you will be charged termination fee if you are cancelling the contract Alistair?
    18:00, Jan 6 Meena: Alistair, we booked for the second time and you never waited for the delivery to be sent, you immediately put a request for disconnection Alistair. Please understand this charges cannot be removed as itsvalid from our end.
    18:03, Jan 6 You: no, i made contact with VM as you had not even bothetred to disptach the second one. Eve though yousaid you had. Enough, I will now seek compensation for the time and stress your company has continued toput me through over these months

    I have now raised a complaint through offcom and seeking an apology for time, stress, lies and incompetence and now compensation too.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reed
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    There is nothing wrong with the broadband but the customer service from Virgin Media is appalling, one of the worst I have ever had the misfortune of having to deal with. Their staff gave me false information, they were totally dishonest, all to make sure I had a final extra bill from them when I ended my contract. I will never enter into another contract with Virgin Media again. Worse than Talk Talk and I didn't think anything could be worse than that. Avoid Avoid Avoid I would give Virgin Media -5 out of 5 if I could.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Went to sign up online, and did the old trick of filling in my contact details before closing the tab (companies tend to then contact you with some kind of incentive to get your custom.) As expected, i got a call within an hour from one of their customer service agents offering me the same contract i was looking at, but with £100 account credit. I said yes, signed up, and this credit is nowhere to be seen. After contacting them, they say they have no record that i was offered this, and that theres nothing they can do! If they make you any offers, make sure you get it in writing! Speeds and reliability are great though. Supposed to get 100mbps, and its consistently around 110mbps.
  • 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
    Lincoln.
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    I had problems with them last year for 3 months! And this month it is second full day without Internet... Super unreliable. Avoid if you can
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is fast, you can find that in other companies.

    They are thieves and they take your money, make customer service difficult, so you cant really talk to a human being. Service is rubbish!

    Thats it really. Never again! i say spare your selves, time and money on something more genuine,

    Cheers!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Virgin Media
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    In Dec2014 I upgraded to faster broadband and the Tivo box. Since Feb I have had drop out problems with the broadband. When up and running I am always getting 130Mbps+ (last check it was 161Mbps). This is fabulous but not when it lasts for 20mins. Physical reboots don't fix it. Web resets don't fix it. Multiple phone calls to Virgin DO fix it - for about 1/2 hour. Even the change of the hub by virgin (who turned up on time)on Saturday gave me a day of the internet only.
    Fed up. I have no wifi so Im paying for data usage on my phone. I cant log in on my playstation so game trophies are not being recorded properly, and I am unable to go on the internet to log in to work. So I've had to drive in on Bank holiday to deal with a couple of issues I could have handled remotely in 10 mins.
    Phone calls to virgin tend to fix the problem but nothing permanent but I had no problems before Dec's upgrade.

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