What is student broadband?
Student broadband is designed for student life, with short contracts that fit in with the academic year and a range of speed options for busier or quieter student houses.
What should I consider when comparing student WiFi deals?
When picking student broadband, you first need to consider how many people will be using the WiFi and what you’ll be using it for. It’s always better to overestimate and go for a faster speed so no-one’s left waiting for their research to load.
Also think about the price per person and not just the total figure. With demanding courses and multiple download needs, choosing a faster package can really pay off. And because you’ll be splitting the cost it’s much more affordable.
Finally, choose a bundle that meets your timeline. Don’t get caught paying for a broadband package over the summer holidays. Look for short term or 30-day rolling contracts designed for student houses so you’re only paying for broadband when you actually need it.
What broadband speed do I need?
At Virgin Media, we have a range of fibre broadband packages to choose from – and because it’s fibre, it means you’ll get an ultrafast connection.
How can I access the student WiFi deals?
When we have student WiFi deals, they’ll be listed on this page. Once you’ve chosen your student broadband package and contract length, simply give us your academic email address (they end in ac.uk) and we’ll take care of the rest.
Do students get discounts on WiFi?
Student broadband packages can’t be discounted and we don’t offer student discount on our regular home broadband packages. That said, you’re more than welcome to shop our general sales and special offers – keep an eye out for any broadband packages with gifts or savings.
After you join, great perks will open up to you which all our broadband customers can enjoy. For example, our free WiFi hotspots – there’s around 20 million you can connect to using the Virgin Media Connect app in the UK and abroad.
How can I find out what broadband speed to get?
We offer a range of broadband speeds on our student packages, so you should be able to find one that’s suitable for your household’s needs. Check this page in the coming months to see what’s on offer for you.
Generally speaking, the faster your broadband speed the more devices you can keep connected at the same time. If your student house has a lot of people who stream, download and have loads of devices connected at the same time, you’ll need a faster speed to accommodate that increased bandwidth need.
Is Virgin Media student broadband unlimited?
All our broadband deals come without a download limit, including our student broadband packages.
How do I get broadband in my student accommodation?
Once you’ve chosen your student broadband package, follow the steps to pay and set up your installation. Depending on where you live, and whether your property has had Virgin Media in the past, you will need to choose an engineer installation, or one of our QuickStart self-install packages.
What should I look for when choosing student broadband?
There’re a few things to consider when choosing your student broadband package. The key things to bear in mind are what broadband speed your household needs, what contract length you need, and what your budget is.
We also offer broadband, TV and phone bundles which might suit your households needs.
Is mobile broadband a good alternative to home broadband for students?
Yes, for emailing and occasional browsing. Also, a mobile broadband connection is good to have when you aren’t home and your WiFi’s out of range. It does have a download limit though, so home broadband would be better for streaming and connecting several devices at the same time.
With deals ranging from around £27-to-£43 a month, depending on the speed you choose, you could sign up for 12 months of mobile broadband. Or go for a rolling, 30-day contract, such as when it’s nearing the end of term.
The legal stuff
Your price will not increase during the minimum period except for broadband only packages.
SEPARATE CONTRACTS AND BILLING APPLY TO VIRGIN MEDIA AND O2 SERVICES
New customers only. SERVICES ONLY AVAILABLE IN VIRGIN MEDIA NETWORK AREAS. Subject to survey, network capacity and credit check. A minimum period applies to the services, please check basket for details.
What is a minimum period?
When you take any services from Virgin Media you will be committing to taking that service for a minimum amount of time (e.g., 18 months). Virgin Media call this a minimum period, minimum term or minimum commitment period but they mean the same thing. Please check your basket for details of the minimum period that applies to the services you have chosen.
What if I cancel or move home?
If you cancel during the minimum period, you may need to pay an early disconnection fee, including when you move to a property outside of the Virgin Media Network area – this is because you will be asking to cancel your services early. The Virgin Media network does not cover all of the UK – please use our postcode checker here to check availability. You can find more details on the early disconnection fee and process by visiting the Legal Stuff section of the website here. For the full terms and conditions please click here.