Dan Howdle | July 24th, 2023
Virgin Media has another flash sale on and as the name suggests, you've got to be quick on the take-up as they don't stick around for long. This one is especially generous, with £200 bill credit on selected broadband and TV bundles. And while that may sound less appealing than a gift card, it's a lot less hassle and you get the benefit right away. Alternatively you can choose an Xbox Series S games console. Here are the details!
Virgin Media's M125 package, which offers (unlike the name suggests) average download speeds of 132Mbps, here comes with a Virgin 360 TV box bundled in and with access to over 200 entertainment channels. Incredibly, and just £62 more the whole caboodle, you'll also get all the Sky Cinema channels, BT Sport, and the kids channels bundles in with that, and inclusive weekend calls for the included phone line. It's a very generous deal, especially so with the bill credit or Xbox thrown in. This deal comes on an 18-month contract.
The Bigger Volt Bundle is the upscaled version of the Big Bundle above. For variety, we're exampling the one with a sport focus rather than the upscaled movies and entertainment bundle. The Bigger Bundle and Sports bundle comes with 362Mbps broadband, 200+ TV channels including all Sky Sports and BT Sport channels. As with the previous bundle, you'll get a phoneline with free weekend calls, and in this deal you'll also get a 10GB O2 SIM thrown in too. The money-saving potential of this deal is enormous, especially if you're outside of your current mobile contract.
The Mega Volt Bundle is like the pizza that has every topping. There's nothing going begging here, with Virgin Media's fastest Gig1 broadband – at 1.1Gbps – accompanied by 230+ TV channels, ever Sky Sports and Sky Cinema channel, BT Sport, a Netflix subscription, and an unlimited 5G O2 mobile SIM. £85 per month is a lot, but if you tot up how much that is all worth separately, it comes to a lot more than that. An exceptional deal for the household that wants everything.
The advantage of bill credits is you get the benefit right out of the gate. Unbeknownst to most people. cashback reward cards have to be claimed by the customer within a tiny window of time months after your deal has started and if you forget, you lose the reward. Not so here. You'll just get the £200 taken off your deal. Let's take a look at them.
Alternatively, if bill credit doesn't sound exciting enough for you, you can choose a free Xbox Series S games console instead. That's a pretty good deal if gaming is your thing and you're thinking of diving into the world of Xbox, or you're looking for a gift for a gamer you know, this will be a big money saver.
There are currently no set-up fees on any of these Virgin Media bundles. Outside of offers, this is usually £35.
Each of these deals comes on an 18-month contract and, depending on whether you already have a Virgin Media cable coming into your home, will in most cases require an engineer visit to install. Typically this takes around two weeksand you will need permission from your landlord if you don't own your home as it requires running a cable through your exterior wall and into your home.
The Cable.co.uk broadband customer survey asked 6,000 UK broadband customers what they thought of their broadband provider. Virgin Media came out near top for speed satisfaction. That is, how close to the speed promised its customers actually received.
A final note – something worth mentioning if you're not aware. Unlike most other providers, who operate on the Openreach network and are therefore available to almost everyone, Virgin Media operates on its own distinct network. For this reason it's not available to everyone. Currently around three out of five homes can get it. You can check if it's available at your address using out Virgin Media postcode checker.