Switching broadband is easy
Keeping an eye on other broadband offers is a good way to ensure you’re getting the best broadband deal for you. If you wait until your current contract is coming to an end, you’ll also save yourself the headache of having to pay early termination fees.
- Check your postcode – Enter your postcode to see what broadband offers are available in your area
- Choose a new broadband deal – Browse from a range of packages and choose what’s best for your home
- Cancel with your provider – Contact your existing provider so they can cancel your contract
- Get online with Virgin Media – Plug our WiFi Hub in or wait for an engineer to do it for you
Learn more about switching broadband
What broadband deals can I get?
We offer a range of broadband packages so you can find the best broadband deal for you and your home. Here are some of the bundles you can choose from:
- Broadband only – Our scaled-back option, offering superfast broadband, just without landline or TV
- Broadband and phone – A combined option which includes superfast fibre broadband and landline, good for customers who regularly use a home phone
- Broadband and TV – A package for entertainment lovers that includes home broadband and TV, with channels like TNT Sports and Sky Cinema
- Broadband, TV and phone – Our all-in-one broadband deals that bring together home broadband, TV and phone
- Broadband and sim – Also known as our Volt bundles – get Virgin Media Broadband and an O2 sim, with double the speed and data thanks to Volt benefits
- Broadband for low-income families – Get broadband from £12.50 a month if you receive Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income-based Employment Support Allowance
What to consider when comparing broadband deals?
When it comes to comparing broadband deals and finding the best option for you, consider the following:
Price of your broadband deal
You know what to check. Does your ideal broadband fit your monthly budget? Are there any upfront costs such as a setup fee? If you’re considering the more affordable options, does cheap broadband really meet your needs and offer the best value for money?
Casual browsing and smaller households will generally need less internet speed. Larger households and more heavy internet users will need an internet deal with more speed (we do offer the UK’s fastest widely available broadband). Whatever your needs, we have broadband deals to suit you.
Broadband contract length
Just so you know, most of our broadband deals come on standard 18-month contracts, or 24-month contracts. Exempt from this is our Essential broadband for low-income families, student broadband packages with flexible rolling contracts, and a few other deals.
If you’re a large household and frequently download music and films, you may need more data, than other households. The good news is that all our broadband deals come with unlimited downloads.
It’s most likely that if you’re purchasing broadband you’ll also be interested in landline, TV and SIMs. It’s worth looking at our broadband, TV and phone deals as they bring the most value.
Depending on where you are in the UK, we will determine which broadband deals and speeds are available in your area. Use our handy broadband postcode checker to see what deals you can get.
- Equipment - All the necessary Virgin Media kit, such as our wireless broadband Hub, will be provided to you.
- Installation - Fees vary (up to £40) – although you can sometimes take a special offer with ‘£0 installation fee’. Visit broadband installation for more info.
- Setup - Fee of around £35 – but keep an eye out for special offer broadband no setup deals.
Our home phone plans have line rental included in the price. So if you choose a broadband only deal line rental won’t be charged and there’s no extra cost for our other broadband deals.
Broadband is service supplied to you by broadband providers like Virgin Media. It is connection that a router of hub uses to connect your home to the internet. Whereas WiFi is a wireless connection in your home, sent out by the router or hub, which allows you to connect your devices to the internet via wireless signals.
Whether you go for our QuickStart self-installation kit or opt for an engineer visit, you’ll need to be at home for your Virgin Media services to be setup.
- With our QuickStart self-install kit, the clue is in the name! This is a fast and easy way to get your home broadband setup, with no drilling or technical know-how needed. Plus, if your home is set up for QuickStart this saves you booking a £30 installation appointment.
- Only if QuickStart is unavailable to you will your installation appointment come at no extra cost. This involves sending an engineer round to get you up and running. You'll be able to choose the installation day and timeslot when you place your order so you can choose a time that’s suitable for you.
It’s worth considering bundling your broadband deal with additional services like landline and TV so you can get the most value from your package. This can also mean less hassle, with all your services being under one provider.
At Virgin Media, we have a range of broadband, TV and phone deals for you to choose from, including our supercharged bundles that come with exclusive Volt benefits.
The legal stuff
*Monthly price shown will increase each April from April 2024 by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February each year plus 3.9%. Doesn’t apply to Netflix Add to Bill add-on, Disney+ add-on, Lionsgate+ add-on, Stream Entertainment subscriptions or admin charges. See www.virginmedia.com/prices and www.o2.co.uk/prices for details.
No setup fee
This promotion means you won’t pay the usual setup fee of £35. No setup fee is available on all bundles, broadband & phone, and broadband only packages. If you can set up using a Self-Install pack, but choose to use an engineer for the installation, you’ll still be charged £30 for this service.
- Read the terms on the Priority app or at o2.co.uk/terms
Fastest WiFi guarantee of any major provider
Comparing WiFi guarantees of major UK ISPs. Terms of guarantee vary by provider. To verify click here. Virgin Fibre Areas only. Available with M50 broadband or faster. £8p/m extra or included with Gig1 or Volt. At least 30Mbps download speeds in every room or £100 one-off credit. Up to 3 WiFi Pods if needed. Excludes broadband faults and broadband network outages. Further exclusions & legal stuff apply.
UK’s fastest widely available broadband
Virgin Media Gig1 (average download speed 1130Mbps) vs fastest widely available average download speeds of UK ISPs. For verification see virginmedia.com/fast