Virgin Media, the third biggest broadband provider after BT and Sky, is well-known for the lightning speeds of its broadband service and an amazing range of TV & broadband packages and Volt bundles which include fibre broadband, Virgin TV packages with a wide selection of premium channels and 5G mobile SIM.

Virgin Media offers broadband, home phone, TV and mobile services as following options.

  • Broadband and Phone
  • Broadband, phone and TV
  • Broadband and Only
  • Volt bundles (includes O2 mobile SIM)

While Virgin Media offers a wide range of bundled deals that are tailored to the needs of different types of users, customers can also bundle broadband, phone and TV of their own.

Special offers

Package Details  
Virgin Media M100 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 108Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £24 per month
Virgin Media M200 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 213Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £28 per month
Virgin Media M350 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 362Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £32 per month
Virgin Media M500 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 516Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £36 per month
  • No phone line
  • Free setup of worth £35 
  • £100 voucher included. Offer ends 3rd May 2022

Virgin Media Broadband Speeds

Virgin Media offers a wide range of broadband plans which come with following average speeds. You can choose a speed plan that best suits your needs. The starter level package M50 offers 54Mbps average download speed while the fastest Gig1 package M500 offers an average download speed of 1130Mbps.

PlanDownload speedUpload speed
M5054Mbps5Mbps
M100108Mbps10Mbps
M200213Mbps20Mbps
M350362Mbps36Mbps
M500516Mbps36Mbps
M600630Mbps41Mbps
Gig11130Mbps52Mbps

Virgin Media Broadband and Phone

Virgin Media broadband and phone packages allow you to get a Talk plan that can best suit your needs. It offers following broadband and phone deals which include Talk Weekends as standard. 

Talk Weekends include unlimited weekend calls (Saturday and Sunday) to UK landline numbers starting with 01, 02, 03 numbers, 0870 numbers and Virgin Mobiles.

One-off setup fee of £35 applies.

Package Details  
Virgin Media M100 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 108Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £34 per month
Virgin Media M200 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 213Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £40 per month
Virgin Media M350 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 362Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £46 per month
Virgin Media M500 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 516Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £52 per month
Virgin Media Gig1 fibre broadband
Avg. speed 1130Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £64 per month

Virgin Media Gig1 Fibre Broadband 

Gig1 is ultrafast gigabit service from Virgin Media. It is not available in all cities that have Virgin’s cable network coverage. 

Gig1 delivers 1,130Mbps average download speed and huge bandwidth for connecting many devices at the same time for 4K streaming, gaming and downloading.

One-off setup fee of £35 applies.

  Package Details  
Virgin Media Gig1 fibre broadband and phone
Avg. speed 1130Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £64 per month
Virgin Media Gig1 fibre broadband only
Avg. speed 1130Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
No phone line
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £62 per month

Virgin Media broadband and TV

Virgin Media TV & broadband packages offer three main options. They are bundled with Mixit or Maxit TV pack, fibre broadband and a call plan (Talk Weekends or Talk Anytime). Volt bundles include O2 mobile SIM.

All packages include the new Virgin TV 360 box, a recordable set-top box with 1TB storage and 4K support.

  • Big Bundle
    Mixit TV (109 channels) + M50 broadband (54Mbps) + Talk Weekends
  • Bigger Bundle
    Maxit TV (211 channels) + M200 broadband (213Mbps) + Talk Weekends + BT SPORT 4K
  • Ultimate Volt Bundle
    Gig1 fibre broadband (1130Mbps) + Maxit TV + Sky Movies + Sky Cinema HD + BT SPORT 4K + Talk Weekends

One-off setup fee of £35 applies.

  Package Details  
Virgin Media Big Bundle
Avg. speed 54Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Weekend calls
100+ TV channels
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £28 per month
Virgin Media Bigger Bundle
Avg. speed 213Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
190+ TV channels
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £49 per month
Virgin Media Ultimate Volt Bundle
Avg. speed 1130Mbps
Unlimited fibre broadband
Anytime calls
230+ TV channels
Unlimited O2 SIM
Contract: 18 months
Cost: £85 per month

Virgin Media Broadband and TV Features

Virgin Media fibre broadband comes with following standard features:

  • Totally unlimited data. No data caps. No traffic management. Speeds will not be reduced at peak times.
  • Virgin Media Hub 3 / Hub 4 WiFi router included.
  • Broadband and phone packages include Talk Weekends.
  • 18 month is the standard contract length, while 30 days rolling contract is also available.
  • No phone line option or broadband only plans come without line rental.

Virgin Media Hub 3 and Hub 4 WiFi routers

virgin media Hub 4

Virgin Media Super Hub routers come in two latest versions – Hub 3 and Hub 4, however, both routers come with the next generation WiFi ac standard. 

Both the routers come with Intelligent WiFi technology which provides even speeds for all connected devices and removes blackspots to some extent by giving a signal boost to areas in your home which are further away from the Hub. 

FeaturesHub 3 Hub 4
WiFi standard802.11ac802.11ac
WiFi bands/channelsDual band
(2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Dual band
(2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Speedsup to 1Gbps1Gbps+
Intelligent WiFiTickTick
Smart channel selectionTickTick
Number of antennae511
Gigabit connectiions44
SecurityWEP/WPA/WPA2WEP/WPA/WPA29
CostFreeFree with Gig1

Hub 4 is the fastest ever Virgin Media WiFi router which is built for Virgin Media Gig1 broadband  and DOCSIS 3.1 cable network.

Hub 4 can deliver 1Gbps+ speeds and can provide extended WiFi coverage with its 11 built-in antennae. Hub 4, being the latest version, also comes with better software to manage and optimise home WiFi speeds and connectivity.

Gig1 customers will get Hub 4 as standard router, however, for other customers, Hub 4 is available for upgrade.

Although Hub 3 performs as good as Hub 4, Hub 4 is especially designed to fix slow speeds and issues of network congestion. In addtion, WiFi boosters are also available to improve signal & coverage and remove blackspots around your home.

Virgin TV 360 box 

Virgin TV 360

The new Virgin TV 360 box is  4K enabled and comes with following features: 

Features

  • Easy streaming & recording control functions
  • HDR Ready 
  • Personal profiles
  • Excellent voice search 
  • Easy control menu
  • Easily manage all your recordings with Virgin TV Go app.

Virgin TV Mini Boxes

You can get 4K Ready Virgin TV Mini boxes for watching TV in different rooms.  Ultimate Volt bundle includes an extra Mini Box.

Is Virgin Media any good?

Virgin Media is a great choice if you look out for ultrafast broadband packages with great speeds and reliable connectivity. Virgin Media offers incredible speeds that are ideal for 4K streaming, online gaming and for connecting multiple devices.

Here are the pros and cons of Virgin Media broadband.

Pros

  • Virgin Media offers the fastest broadband service (1130Mbps) which is more widely available across the UK than any other provider.
  • The new Hub 4 and Hub 5 routers are designed for reliable and faster home WiFi.
  • Excellent bundling options – You can choose from a wide range of triple-play packages

Cons

  • Virgin Media packages are not the cheapest in the market.
  • Virgin Media ultrafast network covers just 60% of the UK, while BT fibre network covers more than 90% of the UK.
  • Broadband plans come with slower upload speeds, when compared to full fibre broadband providers like Hyperoptic.

1 thought on “Virgin Media Broadband Review”

  1. Virgin Media upload speeds are pathetic. I get less than 2Mbps all the time.

    M100 is my plan which is working well when it comes to download speeds. I get 85.9Mbps download which is pretty good.

    I have tried to manipulate the router in many ways but the upload speeds remain under 2Mbps. I don’t know what is causing this issue. Called VM technical support and their advice is useless, now waiting for VM men to check and fix the issue.

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