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Virgin Media M200 Broadband Review

While choosing your fibre broadband package, you will need to compare the speeds of the plan with the number of users in your household.

Virgin Media M200 fibre broadband is a mid level fibre plan which is ideal for households with more than 10 devices that need to be connected at the same time.

The plan offers ultra-fast download speeds and faster upload speeds and allows you to do all your internet activities in the way you wish – whether it be streaming HD videos, playing games online or just browsing.

Speeds

M200 fibre comes with 213Mbps average download speed and 20Mbps average upload speed. By average, it is meant that 50% of the users can expect to get these speeds. For more accurate information, you can also get speed estimate for your line when you sign up with Virgin Media.

If you want to peek into the real-world speeds of a broadband plan such as M200, Ofcom’s annual broadband speed report is quite useful. According to the regulator’s report published in May 2019, M200 broadband delivered 207Mbps to its customers during peak times (8pm – 10pm).

Since no traffic management applies, there is no speed reduction by the provider during peak times. No types of data traffic are slowed down at any time.

Features

Totally unlimited

There are no data caps on M200 broadband and there are no extra charges for downloading, streaming or playing games online.

Super Hub 3.0 

Virgin Media has boosted the performance of its Super Hub router with new features like Intelligent WiFi, Connect App and boosters for faster speeds, strong signal and advanced security .

Hub is included with all fibre packages without any additionl cost.

Free Extras

  • WebSafe parental controls
  • F-Secure internet protection
  • Virgin Media WiFi access on 7 devices
  • WiFi on the London Underground

Unlimited Data Boost

If you take M200 with Oomph, you become eligible for an unlimited data boost when there is total loss of internet connectivity.

You can use unlimited data boost for up to seven days. If the fault is not fixed in seven days, you will get an additional data boost.

M200 availability

Virgin Media fibre is available to 60% of the UK, while M200 is available in most of the coverage areas.

You can check availability for your postcode while you sign up online.

Virgin Media M200 Broadband Deals

M200 is available as broadband only, broadband & phone and triple play TV bundle. Standard 18 month contract will apply unless you prefer for 30 days rolling contract which usually comes with additional upfront cost and monthly price. 
Special Offer: Free setup till 22nd July 2020

Virgin MediaM200 Broadband & Phone Broadband
213Mbps Unlimited
Phone
Inclusive weekend calls 
Cost
£40 a month for 12 months, 
then £57 a month
£35 setup
18 month contract 
More Info
Virgin MediaM200 Broadband, Phone & TV Broadband
213Mbps Unlimited
Phone
Inclusive weekend calls
TV
225+ channels + Sports
Cost
£65 a month for 18 months
£35 setup
18 month contract 
More Info
Virgin MediaM200 Broadband Only Broadband
213Mbps Unlimited
No phone line
Cost
£34 a month
£35 setup
18 month contract 

Should I choose M200?

As an ultra-fast package, M200 has a few rivals to match. It is 3 times faster than BT Superfast fibre 2 but is reasonably priced, when compared to the latter. 

Both M200 and M350 are ideal plans for gaming and streaming but the latter comes with faster speeds for a slightly higher price tag.

When compared to ultrafast deals from BT, EE, Sky and TalkTalk, M200 is clearly the winner in terms of pricing. FTTP (fibre to the premises) from these providers are pricey and available in selected cities only. 

Over-all, M200 is more affordable than similar plans and seems to offer great value for money amidst ultra-fast broadband packages.

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Virgin Media M200 Fibre Broadband
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