Virgin Media is transforming the way it delivers voice calls. We’re moving from the legacy technology associated with a traditional fixed network connection to an All-IP infrastructure in order to ensure that our services remain up to date and future proof. Although this change will enable us to maintain modern, efficient and reliable voice services, we are aware that the change of technology may impact some services that operating “over-the-top” of dial-up connections (e.g. telehealth devices, care alarms, security alarms, fire alarms, point of sale terminals, fax machines etc). If you are involved in the provision of this equipment or services, or you simply use these services, that may connect over our phone network, and you want to know if your equipment will be compatible, you’ve come to the right place.
Virgin Media has established a dedicated test lab where you can bring in examples of these devices in order to test over our phone lines (both using old and new technologies) to assess compatibility.
Along with many other communication providers around the world, Virgin Media are making some changes to the way we provide phone services. We have already launched this service to new customers in 2018 and are aiming to have all of our customers using our new phone service by the end of 2025. This will mean that there will be some fundamental changes to the older analogue parts of our network. A key change for our customers is that their telephone service will be run over our broadband network. Although there will be no need for customers to change their equipment, in most cases, phones will connect to the broadband router instead of being plugged into a wall socket.
The change of technology means that some devices that connect to and signal over the phone line may not work as well as they do now. We have opened our dedicated test lab so that anyone providing or using these types of devices can arrange to come and test them. We will also publish a list of companies who have tested, so they can be contacted for more details if you use their equipment.
Please email us to start the booking process: IPVoice@Virginmedia.co.uk
We will then send you a meeting invitation along with an NDA form to sign. On receipt of the form your booking will be confirmed
By train to Winnersh Triangle (SW Trains): Direct trains from London Waterloo & Reading.
Driving: Leave the M4 at Junction 10 and join the A329 towards Reading. Turn off at the Winnersh junction and follow signs for Winnersh Triangle. Cross straight over the mini roundabout at the estate entrance and you'll find yourself on Wharfedale Road. Virgin Media is down towards the bottom on the right - parking's available in front of the building and also a few yards further down is the multi storey carpark. We are limited to ground and first floor. Alternatively you can park on the road behind the building of you want to.