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Broadband review by Reza
Reza
Appalling customer service and complaints team!
5 hours ago.
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I terminated my contract early after moving out and referred a person to take over the service. The process was quite seamless and engineers attended and removed the old equipment and put new equipment for the new tenant. Since then I have been hounded by text and email demanding their equipment back or pay £135. THE ENGINEER TOOK THIS AWAY WITH THEM. They say they didnt have an engineer booked in on that day for my account. I said clearly the engineer would have been booked for the new account and they should check internally and resolve. Its like talking to a brick wall. MONIKA from their offshore complaints call centre literally sounds like a broken record. Refused to investigate, refused to acknowledge they sent an engineer. The burden of proof is always (in the UK) with the accuser and they are the ones accusing me.
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Broadband review by Stephen
Stephen
Avoid Virgin Media for broadband
5 hours ago.
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My broadband has been on and off for 10 days now and has now completely stopped for several hours. Virgin just give excuses, keep informing me it's working again, but its not. Really poor customer service.

I could write a small paper on the issues I've had with Virgin Media but simply put, they have the worst customer service I've seen from any company
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Broadband review by Mr C Shaw
Mr C Shaw
APPALLING SERVICE AND THEY MAKE IT HARD FOR YOU TO LEAVE!
6 hours ago.
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APPALLING SERVICE AND THEY MAKE IT HARD FOR YOU TO LEAVE! We've been without a working telephone line for 6 months now. It started with white noise and since a visit from a Virgin technician is now a load crackle. Subsequent visits have resulted in a realisation that we need a new cable. The technician on the day of this new connection informed me that he couldn't do the job and I'd have to wait a further 6 weeks for council permission to fix a problem further down the street. If I want to leave Virgin I was told I'd have to give 30 days notice, I got put through to another department to action this and waited on the line for 25 minutes. On another call I was informed that one doesn't need to give any prior notice to leave. However the latest is that I can't get compensation if I'm not a Virgin customer so I have to wait until 4th July to leave. I'm not under any illusion that the compensation will be enough. I'd tell you about the appalling 'superfast' broadband service but that will have to wait for the next review.
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Broadband review by Brian?
Brian?
Disgusting
11 hours ago.
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It is clear to even a blind man that hundreds/thousands of customers are far from happy with Virgin Media,
I AM ONE OF THE THOUSANDS

If you all do what I have and left them, then I feel sure that eventually, once thousands have spoken with there bank account, they will get the message.
I just wonder how many of these postings resulted in a customer changing their provider.
Posting on here is not really the answer is it, the answer is to take positive action THEN post on here to say you have now changed provider.

I appeal to all readers, ACT NOW ..... DITCH THIS PATHETIC EXCUSE OF A COMPANY.

DO IT TODAY, DO IT NOW !!!!!!

If it was possible to leave a SUB ZERO rating I would definitely do that.
I have been charged for three years for a system I did not have.
I go online to call them, on hold 45 minutes, 20 minutes 1hour ten minutes and more.
I finally get through to a human being (that’s debatable as well) only to be asked questions then put on hold again for similar periods of time.
I have sent emails but no reply.
I have sent registered post – no reply.
I sent letters to various departments, - no reply.
I see no point in leaving this sort of feedback If I then continue to be with them !!!
I HAVE NOW DEPARTED COMPANY THANK GOD
I would urge all who have similar problems then get totally fed up enough to make comments like this to
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
Do you really think VM are concerned in any way at all NO CHANCE.
People speak with a cheque book, ditch this shameful company, bin then as fast as you can.
The only difficulty is you have to get through to them first so it will take you a lot of patience.
Alternative action – Let them continue to treat you like something on your shoe !!!!!!!!!

Update 26 June 19
I received a phone call today asking me if there was any way we would consider returning to them.
I find this absolutely incredible, how stupid are the people running this excuse of a company.
After several registered letters, numerous emails hours on hold they have to audacity to call me asking me to return.

Do they ever take the time or effort to read what so many people say about them?

Once again, I urge every person leaving adverse feedback to LEAVE VIRGIN MEDIA - LEAVE NOW IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE THEM LISTEN !!!!!!!!!
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Broadband review by Dom
Dom
Usual rubbish customer service
1 days ago.
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Impossible to get through to a member of staff that have any idea what they are doing and virgin are quite happy to lose there existing customer. You have made it very clear I’m better off with BT
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Broadband review by Anthony
Anthony
Avoid like the plague
4 days ago.
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Enough is enough 😠😠😠😠😠😠 after numerous attempts and complaints to so called customer services we are cancelling all Virgin services asap you can have your £18.00 per month till November for a phone we returned in February but you will be out of pocket nearly £140 per month. We have been loyal customers for over ten years but this is the end. Word of warning to anybody returning anything to Virgin KEEP YOUR POSTAL RECEIPTS 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠
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Broadband review by Muad Dib
Muad Dib
One of the worst companies I ever dealt with
6 days ago.
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As I write this I'm on hold trying to cancel my contract. Be warned this takes hours of horrific marketing (you'll hear words like "Bingelicious" repeatedly and a lot of hold music.
My contract is expiring, and as my experience was already horrible and I don't want to pay higher rate, they are actively trying to stop you from cancelling contract. Making you stay on hold for hours to cancel. They resort to threats about posting things on your credit report (despite all being paid with DD) which may influence it etc. Basically I think agents are told to do everything you can to stop people cancelling, so if they can;t talk you out of it, they transfer you to other department and put you on hold. They hope you give up after few hours....
This is classic dirty sales driven company, spend on marketing, make it easy to sign up and make it almost impossible to cancel.
Absolutely horrible.
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Broadband review by kiefspoon
kiefspoon
Bad service - Be Warned!
8 days ago.
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Apart from the friendly talk at the beginning to convince you to sign a contract Virgin have been nothing but a disaster.
Here is a company that do not put the customer first. Bad communication, each department doesn't know what the other is doing, conflicting information given to the customer, installation dates, changed at the last minute, installations dates cancelled at the last minute and a severe lack of information.

I ended up cancelling the contract and stuck with BT, as even though they are not perfect by any means, they are more expensive and speed a little less because I will be sticking with my old package, I have no faith whatsoever in Virgin.

I can sum it up: I do not trust this company. They contract their work out. The guy I was in contact with I called to ask some questions about installation and he picked the phone up and there was a baby screaming in the background throughout the entire conversation.

Unprofessional, disorganised, bad communication. All in all, for the customer, the worst service I have ever experienced, bar none.

Take my advice, stay clear of Virgin, there are many other options available.
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Broadband review by sutton john
sutton john
DO NOT USE VM
11 days ago.
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It is June 15th today I have been trying to get my PAC code from VM since the 11th!!!!!! can you believe it! as I write this they are still 'LOOKING IN TO IT' there is an error they can not find what it is. SO I can't move my mobile to sky??????
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Broadband review by MnK
MnK
Broadband keeps cutting out
13 days ago.
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Broadband cuts out regularly.
Started doing it again today so just spent 1 hour 20 mins on phone to them being bounced around from person to person.
Everytime you go through same security checks as they don't seem to have any continuity between operators.

Eventual solution is there is a fault in the area they'll send someone out but that will take 5-7 days!

No compensation offered.
Cancelling the contract incurs an early termination fee. That can only be waived if the fault reoccurs 3 times in 1 month.
Given that each fault takes 5-7 days to fix, they know that's almost impossible. Basically, they've contractually arranged it so they could leave you without internet for 10-14 days per month and still charge you for cancelling.

Incidentally, i'm in central London. If it takes 5-7 days to fix a fault here, God help anyone who's with them in a rural area!
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