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“virgin media are thievs and liars”

Written on: 02/12/2012

meant to get up to 30mg we arent getting it,we complain every week and they do nothing ,they take the money from the account every month but they give the most terrible service ever and they are liars and im so unhappy with what they are doing ,the service virgin give is terrible and when the contract is up im gona smash their modem to bits and take a huge poo on it,they have lied every time i phoned them up to complain ,theres nothing good about their service and if you join virgin media your… Read Full Review

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“Virgin DD4”

Written on: 01/12/2012

Go somewhere else. Paying for 30mb, regularly get about 300kbps. Rarely get more than 15 Meg Using the router in modem mode, fibre optic etc. Cannot create a faster setup. Left me without a working phoneline (despite billing me for one) for nearly a year. Despite several engineer callouts and unwanted package changes, which you are also billed for thanks to inept/sneaky customer services. Customer service rotate the same list of excuses between customers and reports. You can even go and… Read Full Review

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“Got what I paid for”

Written on: 30/11/2012

I joined Virgin Media in November 2012 60Mb broadband and telephone. A friend recommended me He got £50 off his bill and I got free installation and the two men who came to install it were brilliant and were very pleasant. when they showed me the speed i would get it was 66Mb more that the 60Mb I was promised.I got my first email to let me know my bill could be viewed on line.and the money would not be taken from my Direct Debit till December 17th I also got an extra £30 off my first bill.So… Read Full Review

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Maidentales's Comment

Written on: 28/02/2013

Amongst the thousands who have problems, including my parents, how dd you manage to achieve this? What is your broadband doing right that everyone else's is doing wrong? Would love to hear about it so everything can be sorted out with other users.

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“Virgin - NW3”

Written on: 30/11/2012

If you are a resident of NW3, I strongly advise you AGAINST getting Virgin Broadband. Their connection is always slow, and service disruptions are frequent. The reply of customer service is always the same ("It will be fixed") but nothing ever happens. I have now decided to terminate my contract with them and will refuse to pay the penalty charge for early termination. If anyone in NW3 is in the same position, please get in touch with me. I am happy to take them to court over this if necessary… Read Full Review

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“Fastest broadband in the country... WHEN IT WORKS...”

Written on: 26/11/2012 by CarterArts (1 review written)

Which isn't very often! I am on the 50mb/s broadband service, and it can be fantastic, but only when it actually works! About 70% of the time it will work fine, but occasionally it will just die, essentially... The internet goes very slowly, if it doesn't die completely for a few hours. Lately has been the worst service I've ever had from them. The internet speed is constantly slow! Gaming is impossible, unless you like extreme rubber-banding... And it's been like it for at least 2 weeks… Read Full Review

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“VM is a rip off ”

Written on: 20/11/2012

I've been with Virgin for one year now, and the connection is always running slow in the evenings, and occasionally I am without internet. There is an increase in the price of the broadband for the last year , stating that 20MB of connection , when it is actually 2KB. Totally regret I joined them and they clearly are taking the p*ss of their customers. Not forget to mention that helpdesk is hell as well. VM managed to transform fiber optic connection to dial up. … Read Full Review

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“VM are in such a mess by oversubscribing.”

Written on: 20/11/2012

I have been with VM formerly Blueyonder since inception and have had mixed service, Sadly to say since the take over by Virgin the service continues to spiral into the slow to unusable mode. They have concentrated on maximizing there efforts in mass media advertising in order to stay ahead of the new upcoming broadband providers and have oversubscribed a lot of there area's infrastructure capabilities. The staff have been trained parrot fashion in delay tactics and excuses. The introduction of… Read Full Review

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Hellonowpressgo's Comment

Written on: 27/11/2012

I am with Blueyonder as well since it's inception and even though there has been some slight slowing down during peak periods due to traffic shaping to say it slows down to 5MB seems ludicrous?

Where abouts in the country are you based out of interest?

You should be getting on the phone to Virgin immediately to sort this because this is not everyones experience and certainly shouldn't be yours.

FYI ... I hit 90-95% promised speeds during the majority of my usage time.

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“Horrible ”

Written on: 19/11/2012 by BGIMATT (1 review written)

We got virgin in august 2011 and it worked pretty well for about 2 weeks, then it just stopped, with no explanation at all. Can't even load webpages, and this isn't just at peak time, even in the morning and midday its absolutely horrible.Called virgin in November and they said it would be fixed by January 2012 ITS NOW NOVEMBER 2012 and it's even worse, POOR quality and service, Richard Branson should take a look into what he is selling to his customers… Read Full Review

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“rip off merchants not giving what is being paid for”

Written on: 17/11/2012

I pay for fastest broadband and don,t get it. Always slow. Isn,t that ilegal. They are breaking their contract with us so that means it is null and void. They can,t tell you leaving before your contract is not right. You are being forced to give it up because of poor service from them… Read Full Review

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“Terrible”

Written on: 15/11/2012 by iamcnut (1 review written)

Cowboys! Their Helpdesk is a disgrace, no-ever believes what you tell them. My 30MB drops to 0.3 EVERY evening from 17:00 to 22:00 which make it redundant as a service because that is the only time I am there to use it. They do not believe it to be a problem but check our their support forums! It is rammed full of people all with the same issue and it still isn't taken seriously. NEVER go with Virgin… Read Full Review

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Sburke111's Response to iamcnut's Review

Written on: 16/11/2012

I agree with above. Virgin are milking customers for money. I am now paying for 60GB service and getting less than 10 - usually 5!. The service is less reliable than when I was on 2MB with good old Telewest! Its been downhill ever since - except for the prices. Branson should be ashamed!

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“Worst service i have ever payed for”

Written on: 12/11/2012 by Noremac (1 review written)

I have been with virgin "highspeed" broadband for two years now (1st year out of choice, this second year it was inflicted on me). i pay for the fastest broadband package they offer and i often struggle to get speeds over 0.1m, particularly on evenings and weekends. this is because they have over subscribed (yet still have expensive advert campaigns?!) but because i am in a contract i cannot leave, despite them not filling their end of the deal. ringing customer service consists of 7 minutes of… Read Full Review

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Virgotor's Response to Noremac's Review

Written on: 13/11/2012

I agree that whatever the quality of the product (which is below average by the way) they are the most obnoxious people I've ever had to deal with.
Best way is to get rid of them as soon as you can if you ever made a deal with them.
On top of that they never hesitate to bill you for anything that all the loopholes in their terms allow them to. With the great benediction of Cisas, Ofcom or other clowns who don't give a damn about protecting customers in the UK.

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“useless twa** rip off”

Written on: 12/11/2012

been trying to sort out for 4 moths nowhere near 120 meg i should be getting rang up 15 times got no were i don't expect to pay for something a and not receive what i payed for worst service ever customer care cr**p. to many people speaking poor English i hate virgin so much… Read Full Review

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“great service provider”

Written on: 10/11/2012

Have been a VM customer for years (TV and BB). Service has almost always been reliable and as advertised. Speed almost always within 10% of advertised. When I had a speed issue two years ago, response was swift, issue identified as an area issue. Took about 10 days to fix, but as compensation given two months free service. Never had a complete failure of supply in all the years I have had their service (same applies to TV and phone). The only single 'complaint' I could raise is the foreign call… Read Full Review

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“I had to put a star for them now i feel terrible”

Written on: 08/11/2012 by RickyHatesVirgin (1 review written)

This internet is the most s-c-u-m-bag steve internet ever, dont ever go for this internet because all it does is troll you, go for bt infinity, he's a good guy greg internet. internet… Read Full Review

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“Virgin is not listening”

Written on: 08/11/2012

I ve been a Virgin consumer for years now , but recently the broadband service as become terribly slow. I ve called and no improvement so far… Read Full Review

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“What a rip off”

Written on: 06/11/2012

I have been with virgin media now for two years, broadband is slow TV is always freezing and the phone works sometimes. This has all happened in the last 8 months, i complain about the slow broadband an engineer comes round fixes the problem, stating that for some reason i have been downgraded in the junction box. About a week later i see a virgin engineer in the junction box and low behold my speed is again as fast as dial up. Try and get hold of someone is a joke. As soon as my contract… Read Full Review

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“conning me”

Written on: 06/11/2012

i cant understand what people are saying to me.i have been with virgin for years.i want to speak to someone i can understand… Read Full Review

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“Virgin Fibre is rubbish”

Written on: 06/11/2012

I have a 100mb and Im not happy. I have nightly image freeze and it sure doesnt feel like 100mb. Its rubbish. I wish I joined BT instead… Read Full Review

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Arron79's Comment

Written on: 11/11/2012

I left BT to come to Virgin seriously do not even go there for the so called BT Infinity fibre optic ,you think virgin is bad offft I have been with BT, Sky, Plusnet now virgin I hate to say but they are way better,

Regarding your connection I started with them on the 10th of September had nothing but faults 4 engineers later and many remote accesses it got fixed on the 20th October mind you 3 superhubs later fault on street and a manger technician visit got it sorted. If you can call during the day (week) you'll get someone over here.

They will eventually fix it

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“Unreliable at the best of times, now down for over a week!”

Written on: 02/11/2012

I've been with Virgin Media for two years now, sure, it's fast - when it's actually working! Often I find this isn't the case, requiring router restarts and lots of calls to VM, resulting in a lot of downtime. This past week, however, VM's terrible service has angered me so much I came on here to write a review! The internet has been down in large areas of Cambridge for almost a week now. A whole week. Both their call centres and 'service status' webpage have been completely useless and… Read Full Review

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“Do not fall for marketing hype. Broadband quality...”

Written on: 01/11/2012

I've been with VM for around 3 years. For the last year the service has become unusable during evenings and weekends (when you want to use the service really). My speed should be 20Mb download. I've been receiving speeds of only 0.15Mb at these times and packet loss is running at around 20%. Pingtest.net rates my connection as an F. I can't even watch a video on YouTube! So what are VM doing about this problem that is affecting hundreds of subscribers in my city - well not a lot when it comes… Read Full Review

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