Can I get broadband without a landline?
Yes, you can – at Virgin Media, we don’t need to run your broadband through a landline. We deliver our broadband via a dedicated fibre cable, so there’s no need for a phone line when installing our broadband.
This means you can enjoy our superfast broadband speed with an average download of 1,130Mbps, without being connected to a landline.
This is perfect if you’d rather use your mobile to make calls and don’t want to bundle your package with TV, phone or an O2 SIM.
What to consider when picking a broadband deal?
You’ll need to check your postcode to find out if we’re available in your area. When you’ve seen how fast you can go and what broadband (no phone line) deals you can get, you’ll be ready to start comparing our deals.
Choose a broadband only deal that will give you the internet speed you need. You could look into:
- M125 Fibre Broadband, if you have up to 9 devices.
- M250 Fibre Broadband and above, if you have 10 or more devices.
- M350 Fibre Broadband and faster speeds, made for online gaming and busy, gadget-filled homes.
Learn about our speeds, for help if you’re not sure how fast you really need to go.
All of our broadband deals let you make unlimited downloads. There’s no monthly broadband data allowance for you to worry about – whereas, on some other networks, if it this were to run out, you may need to decide between paying extra charges to use the internet or staying offline until the allowance refreshes at the end of the month.
Check that the monthly price of the broadband only plan is within your budget. And make sure you understand any one-off costs, such as a setup fee or delivery charges, so you don’t get any surprises. You can tap ‘Plan details’ to find out more about each of our broadband only deals.
Our broadband and phone deals are often cheaper than getting broadband without a landline. Why not see if having a home phone plan can help you save each month, before you commit to having a broadband only deal.
Consider how long you can commit to signing up for. Our longer 24-month contract broadband only deals may offer better value than the 18-month option, while our shorter rolling-contracts may offer more flexibility.
What does broadband without landline mean?
Broadband without landline or broadband only deals offer a superfast, reliable connection to the internet without the need to have a home phone service. Sometimes called WiFi without phone or internet without phone line, these deals let you avoid the cost of a landline that may not necessarily be used.
How does no landline broadband work?
Sign up to the deal that’s right for you and you’ll soon have our broadband on its own. Our WiFi Hub will provide you with superfast internet connection without needing a home phone line or service.
No, phone lines aren’t necessary, and you don’t pay line rental for any of our broadband only deals.
No need to go looking for a public phone booth when you can use these alternatives to a home phone.
Open to a new deal? You can make and receive calls on O2 – while enjoying double mobile data and several more exclusive Volt benefits – with a broadband and SIM deal.
Voice calls and video calls are a great way to keep in touch with loved ones over the internet. Whether you have a laptop, tablet, smartphone or even a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, our superfast broadband can connect you to Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and other popular services.
Our broadband and phone deals are sometimes (but not always) cheaper than our broadband only options. There could be a few reasons why.
- Promotions: Broadband and phone deals may come with a special offer discount or an incentive, such as money off your bill or no setup fee, for new customers.
- Bundling: Providers (like us) may be able to offer a cheaper overall price when you have two services, than if you got them separately.
You won’t need to cancel your current phone service or leave your provider, to enjoy our superfast speeds, with a broadband only deal. If you’re placing an order for broadband and phone, you can choose to keep your current phone number – and, in most cases, we can switch it over to our network but we’ll need to send confirmation.
No, you won’t be charged line rental for our broadband only deals. Line rental is a monthly fee for a telephone line:
- Broadband only deals offer broadband without a landline: You won’t be making or receiving calls using a telephone line, which is partly what line rental is charged for.
- We’re not the type of network that uses telephone lines to power our broadband only service. Some FTTC (Fibre to the cabinet) networks may charge line rental for their broadband only deals where a telephone line is used to connect your home to the rest of their network.
It’s easy to switch broadband provider. When you’ve ordered Virgin Media broadband, please contact your current provider to cancel your contract (most ask for 14 to 31 days’ notice). To find out more, see how to switch broadband.
As our broadband only deals don’t require a landline or phone line, you could even easily install the broadband yourself. If you have a working internal wall socket, located in the right place then order our QuickStart broadband installation kit. If you currently don’t have a Virgin Media network connection, we’ll send out an engineer to get you set up.
The legal stuff
*Monthly price of Virgin Media’s main services and O2 Airtime Plan will increase each April from April 2025 by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February each year plus 3.9%. Doesn’t apply to any add-ons you may have selected, out-of-bundle charges or admin costs, which may increase separately. See www.virginmedia.com/prices and www.o2.co.uk/prices for details.
Virgin Media £75 bill credit: This offer is available to new Virgin Media customers ordering M250 broadband only packages online. This bill credit will be applied to your first bill. Any that’s left over will be applied to your following bills until it’s all used. This offer runs from 19th February 2024.
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
Get fast, reliable WiFi gliding through every room or money back
Eligible Virgin Fibre areas only. WiFi Guarantee 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. Exclusions & legal stuff apply.
†To verify, see: https://www.virginmedia.com/legal/awards. Best in Test: based on umlaut Fixed Broadband Benchmark 2023 comparing major UK ISPs on download speed, upload speed, latency and stability. Uswitch Most Popular Broadband Provider: based on Uswitch consumer research Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 conducted by Opinium comparing broadband sales volumes and overall customer satisfaction of major UK ISP operators, split equally to form a combined score. Best Combined Connectivity Experience: based on GWS test results Oct 2022-Apr 2023 comparing data connectivity performance of major UK mobile operators and their associated ISP partners to form a combined score across both mobile network and WiFi experience.