Virgin Media offers 30 day rolling contracts and 9 month contract to students who look for broadband at university and student houses only during term-time.However, one-off installation fee applies to these student-specific deals that include broadband only, broadband & phone bundle, broadband, home phone and TV packages with shorter contracts
Unlimited, superfast broadband
Fibre optic broadband from Virgin Media is more than 5 times faster speeds than the regular ADSL & FTTC broadband. Great option when you need to share broadband with other users, download & upload huge volumes of information, when multiple devices need to be connected to internet at the same time to stream TV shows & videos and play games online.
Here, are some student broadband from Virgin Media:
Speed & Usage
|No inclusive calls||£37 /month|
|No inclusive calls||£42 /month|
123 TV channels
Note: £25 setup fee & 12 month contract apply. Virgin Media offers 9 month contract for students from June.
What can you get from Virgin Media broadband?
Virgin Media fibre optic broadband offers a range of plans with an average speed of 54Mb/108Mb/213Mb/362Mb and you can also bundle broadband with other services like phone and TV.
Broadband only option without line rental is also available.
VIVID 50 fibre or 54Mbps speeds will enable you to download a DVD movie (5GB) in less than 20 minutes and you will need just half of this duration to download the same movie at 108Mbps speeds (VIVID 100 fibre)
VIVID 200 and VIVID 350 which offer an average of 213Mbps and 362Mbps are ideal for a group with more than 10 users, for streaming 4K ultra HD videos and gaming.
All Virgin Media student packages come with unlimited usage and are not subject to any fair usage limit means you can download unlimited volume of data or music albums or movies without any fears to hit any hidden limits.
However, your download speeds may be slowed down at peak times, when you make excessive downloads or uploads when they hit thresholds set by Virgin’s traffic management policy which applies to usage only during peak times.
To avoid being hit by peak time restrictions, Virgin advises that heavy downloaders use off-peak times for downloading large files or movies.
Virgin Media also offers some useful apps – Virgin Media Connect and Virgin TV Go. The Connect app allows you to make cheaper calls from your mobile while the latter allows you to watch Virgin TV on your mobile or tablet.
Ultra fast wireless broadband via Virgin Media Super Hub
You can connect wifi enabled devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and games consoles to the web using Virgin Media Super Hub 3.0 wireless router.
Offered free of cost with broadband packages, Super Hub 3.0 is a dual band, WiFi router which can handle ultras fast speeds of up to 450Mbps. It also comes with Intelligent WiFi feature to improve signal in any room in the student house.
Digital TV and HD channels
Virgin Media TV offers more than 300 channels and plenty of HD channels with 1 TB Virgin V6 box. You can add premium channels like Sky, Sports, BT Sport and Sky Cinema as add-ons.
TV & broadband bundles allow you to choose your preferred speed – 54Mb or 108Mb or 213Mb or 362 Mb or 516 Mb..
TV bundles also come with inclusive weekend calls or anytime calls
Talk Weekends and Talk More Anytime
Talk Weekends come with free calls to UK landlines ( 01, 02 and 03), 0870 numbers and Virgin Mobile numbers during Saturdays & Sundays. Usual call charges will apply when a call exceeds 60 minutes. You can hang up and redial before 60 minutes to enjoy free call rates.
Talk More Anytime includes free anytime calls to UK landlines ( 01, 02 and 03), 0870 numbers and Virgin Mobile numbers