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How do I connect to Virgin Media WiFi hotspots?


How do I connect to WiFi hotspots?

The Virgin Media Connect app gives Virgin Fibre and Virgin Mobile customers free access to 20m WiFi hotspots in the UK and abroad – including in the USA.

See Where can you use Virgin Media WiFi hotspots for details for where you can connect.

How to use WiFi on the go

  • Just download the Virgin Media Connect app and set it up once. See Signing in to the Virgin Media Connect app for details on how to do this
  • The Virgin Media Connect app will then remember you and automatically connect you to speedy WiFi when you're in range of a WiFi hotspot!

You won’t need to enter usernames or passwords to connect to WiFi. Your phone will do all the work in the background.

How can I tell when I’m in range of a Virgin Media WiFi hotspot?

In the UK

You're in range of a Virgin Media WiFi hotspot in the UK when you can see 'Virgin Media' in your list of available WiFi networks. At airports, you'll see 'arq_wifi_x'.

When I’m abroad

When connecting abroad you’ll see a range of network names, but will only connect automatically to those set up by the Connect app.

What’s the download limit?

A fair usage policy applies, but our WiFi hotspots are great for sharing photos and keeping in touch on the move.

Does Virgin Media block any content while I'm using a WiFi hotspot on the move?

Yes. Virgin Media has a responsibility to make sure the content available is suitable for young people to access themselves or to look at over someone else's shoulder.

How do I stop my device connecting to the WiFi hotspots?


As soon as you uninstall the Virgin Media Connect app, you'll automatically stop connecting to our WiFi hotspots.


To stop automatically connecting to our WiFi hotspots, you’ll need to delete the Virgin Media WiFi profile on your device. To do this:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management
  2. Choose the WiFi network profile to remove main Virgin Media WiFi profile
  3. Click Remove Profile

If you opted into More WiFi, you'll also need to remove the More WiFi networks profile.

Anroid Hotspot connectivity will stop and profiles uninstalled after uninstalling the app.

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