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Virgin Media UK Sale Cuts £7 Off Standalone 50-300Mbps Broadband

Friday, March 16th, 2018 (7:25 am) - Score 1,587

Cable ISP Virgin Media has launched a sale of their standalone 50Mbps to 300Mbps ultrafast broadband packages (no phone service required), which cuts £7 off the monthly rental for the first 12 month contract term. Customers also need to pay a £20 one-off activation fee.

Customers can expect to receive a Hub 3.0 (SuperHub v3) wireless router, unlimited usage, access to Virgin’s WiFi hotspots (e.g. London Underground Stations), internet security / parental controls and free email. Some people may also be charged £40 for a standard installation if the usual £20 doesn’t cover the extra work needed. A 30 day contract option is available but the discounts don’t apply to that.

VIVID 50Mbps
Price: £33 £26 per month for 12 months

VIVID 100Mbps
Price: £38 £31 per month for 12 months

VIVID 200Mbps
Price: £43 £36 per month for 12 months

VIVID 300Mbps
Price: £48 £41 per month for 12 months

The operator is also continuing to offer a similarly aggressive discount on their regular broadband bundles with phone etc. We are currently unsure how long the new offers will be available to order before they expire. On top of that it’s worth remembering that they’re about to introduce a new 350Mbps top tier to their service (here), although technically they’ve been offering this for awhile even if it’s not yet on their public front end products page.

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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18 Responses
  1. mrpops2ko says:

    the man who takes up the superhub 3 pays in blood.

    1. Mike says:

      Many of its its problems have been fixed with the recent update. Much better thanit was and much better than some devices other ISPs offer.

    2. CarlT says:

      None of its problems have been fixed. The update improves a specific kind of traffic only, the kind that makes Broadband Quality Monitor and Smokeping look nice.

    3. Vince says:

      The SuperHub 3 still sucks – best put in modem only mode to minimise the pain it can cause.

    4. Mike says:

      Has improved my TCP and UDP not just ping, im not the only one either.

  2. Dan Spurr says:

    great keep discounting the price on something large swathes of the UK still can’t get, despite being in a block of flats <100ft from a exchange where you have cable.

    1. CarlT says:

      If you’re talking about a BT exchange VM don’t use them.

      VM can’t cable flats without permission from the freeholder.

      Are you saying no-one can discount a product unless everyone in the country can purchase it?

  3. dave says:

    Still costs quite a lot more than the £22.50 that talktalk charge for 38mbps.

    1. Mark Jackson says:

      Indeed but then TalkTalk don’t have their own infrastructure network and you’re much more likely to get 50Mbps on Virgin’s cable than via the FTTC that TT uses.

    2. mike says:

      £22.50 for up to 38Mbps if your line is good enough on an 18 month contract.
      Virgin is only £26 for 50Mbps on a 12 month contract.

  4. Simon says:

    Well i’m still very happy with my service still getting 384mbps 24/7 so happy to pay whatever they want 🙂

    Never thought I would say that

    1. Ryan says:

      My thoughts exactly. I get 375mb day in day out with 10-12ms ping 24/7 and the ability to f*ck off line rental and not have a home phone is the icing.

      The £15-£20 line rental of having a home phone is just funding bt to keep the crap legacy internet in the market. No thanks, who uses a home phone anymore?

  5. Marty says:

    Just looked on the Virgin.ie site and they are able to get 360mbps down and 38mbps upload speeds. Are they on the newer version of Docsis or maybe FTTP instead? Maybe we might see this once BT has more penetration with G.fast.

    1. CarlT says:

      They use the same DOCSIS 3.0 VM UK do, however much of the Irish network was rebuilt after Liberty acquired it from ntl.

      VM UK are dodging investment in the network where feasible and it shows most in the uploads though also, where they can’t just keep adding channels and actually have to split nodes with deeper fibre, the download speeds.

      Higher upload speeds were supposed to be a thing in the UK a while ago. CBA seems to be the explanation why they didn’t happen and now it’s too late as capacity is becoming an ‘issue’.

    2. CarlT says:

      For what I’m paying VM Business UK for 200/20 I could get 400/40 in Ireland. This is a country where the cost of living is generally higher than the UK.

  6. Vince says:

    The 300 meg service is already providing the 350 (actually 380 in my case consistently), has been for a good couple of months.

    Still feels slow compare to the gig+ speeds I’m used to. First world problems eh? 🙂

    1. Simon says:

      It took them a year to fix my area but now they have I am happy with it – and yes first world problems 😉

    2. TheFacts says:

      Feels slow for doing what?

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