Virgin Media led the best way within the introduction of quick fibre broadband to the UK. The likes of BT, Sky and TalkTalk now provide competing providers, however Virgin Fibre remains to be the quickest you may get.
After utilizing TechRadar’s postcode software to see if Virgin is on the market the place you reside, you possibly can test our comparability desk to find how a lot you may must pay for Virgin broadband, telephone and TV packages.
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Virgin Media broadband solely offers
Virgin Fibre’s USP is its tremendous quick broadband speeds. Using solely cables there isn’t any such factor as low cost Virgin Media broadband, however even its least costly broadband solely plan offers speeds of up 100Mb – that is quicker than something that BT and Sky can provide, and you may even see it cheaper nonetheless round Black Friday 2017.
VIVID 100 fibre broadband
You’ll must pay over £30 to get Virgin’s least expensive broadband package deal. But you are unlikely to really feel too shortchanged with the connection speeds. The 100Mb claimed pace interprets to 12.5 MB per second – you should not be pissed off with any buffering, even when just a few of you might be streaming content material on the similar time.
VIVID 200 fibre broadband
As Virgin proudly factors out, VIVID 200 greater than doubles the utmost pace provided by BT Infinity and Sky Fibre’s quickest pace. The ultrafast 200Mb pace is an effective match in case you stream 4K movies and if there are 10 or so units linked directly.
VIVID 200 Gamer
There’s extra than simply the ‘boss-level broadband’ tagline that ought to enchantment to avid gamers about this fibre package deal. Pay an additional fiver from the usual VIVID 200 to bag as much as 20Mb add speeds – helpful for on-line gaming. And you do not have to fret about on-line visitors administration that may gradual you down at peak occasions.
VIVID 300 fibre broadband
Home broadband speeds within the UK do not come quicker than these supplied by Virgin’s VIVID 300 fibre plan. It prices nearly £50 a month, however you get speeds of as much as 37.5MB per second. That’s extraordinarily fast.
How a lot is a Virgin Media bundle with broadband and TV?
To entice you in, Virgin has some broadband and TV bundles with a pretty price ticket for the primary yr:
Player bundle Virgin’s fundamental bundle provides 70+ TV channels, weekend calls, Sky On Demand and a model new 500GB TiVo field to the VIVID 100 broadband plan – and for the primary 12 months it will not price you a penny extra. It rises to £45 a month after the primary yr.
Mix bundle The Mix bundle greater than doubles the quantity of channels you get with the Player bundle, including the likes of Sky 1, Sky Sports News and Sky Living. Plus, you get upgraded to the Virgin TV V6 field, which lets you file as much as six channels directly till you fill the 1TB storage.
Fun bundle An further tenner a month provides a bunch of youngsters’s channels to the Mix. As nicely as Nickelodeon channels and Cartoon Network, you get Discovery, too.
Full House bundle If you are glad to half with greater than £50 a month to your broadband and TV, Virgin’s Full House bundle combines the VIVID 200 fibre broadband package deal with greater than 245 TV channels. There’s excellent news for sports activities followers – the additional channels embody BT Sport 1, 2 and three. And there are included field units if drama’s extra your factor.
VIP bundle With the VIP bundle Virgin rolls out the purple carpet. As nicely as premium TV channels reminiscent of all of the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema choices, Virgin additionally throws in a second Virgin TV V6 field. That means you possibly can file as much as 12 channels directly with 2TB of storage – sufficient for round 1,000 hours of TV. Ideal for big households.
Can I get a telephone line with Virgin Media broadband?
You can certainly – and the excellent news is that you may hold the telephone quantity you beforehand had together with your BT telephone line.
The beginning price is roughly the identical as a Virgin broadband solely plan for the primary 12 months, after which goes up after the primary yr. That consists of limitless weekend calls to landlines and numbers on Virgin Mobile.
After that, you can begin including further speak time to your plan. An further pound a month will get you Talk More Weekends, which provides all UK mobiles to your allowance. Talk More Evenings and Weekends permits calls to any UK quantity after 7pm on weekday evenings, whereas Talk More Anytime for £eight a month extra offers you as many calls as you want at any time of day.
Got pals or household overseas? £15 further a month permits calls to 30 worldwide areas – together with Australia, Canada and the USA – as a part of the Talk More International Anytime plan.
Do I’ve to pay something up entrance for Virgin broadband?
Yes, however not loads. No matter which Virgin Media broadband package deal you select, you may should pay a one-off £14.99 activation payment.
How lengthy will my Virgin Media contract be?
The normal Virgin broadband contract is for 12 months, after which your month-to-month value could also be topic to alter.
But in case you’re a commitment-phobe, you possibly can select to go on a versatile 30 day rolling contract as an alternative. The solely draw back is that it’s a must to pay £59.99 upfront for the privilege.
How do I contact the Virgin Media helpline?
You can name 0345-4545-1111 to talk to one in every of Virgin’s buyer advisers, or 150 from a Virgin telephone. But that is solely between 8am and 10pm – exterior of these occasions you may should depend on the corporate’s on-line help pages.