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Virgin MediaVirgin Media The Full House TV Bundle
100Mb
speed
(up to)
275
channels
£56p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £692
  • Offer ends 14th December
  • Netflix included for 6 months
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Sky
  • Pay set-up cost today
  • Free Sky Q Hub router
  • 12 month contract
17Mb
speed
(up to)
-£19.95
set-up
cost
SkySky Unlimited Broadband
17Mb
speed
(up to)
-
£20p/m
includes line rental1st year cost: £259.95
  • Free £50 Prepaid MasterCard
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Virgin Media
  • Pay nothing today
  • No landline, no line rental
  • Free WiFi router
  • 12 month contract
    50Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    -£20
    set-up
    cost
    Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband
    50Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    -
    £27p/m
    1st year cost: £344
    Sky
    • Set-up cost required upfront
    • Anytime calls (add at checkout)
    • 12 month contract
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    -£19.95
    set-up
    cost
    SkySky Broadband Unlimited + Anytime Calls
    17Mb
    speed
    (up to)
    -
    £28p/m
    includes line rental1st year cost: £355.95
    • Free £50 Prepaid MasterCard
    See Deal
    Virgin Media
    • Pay nothing today
    • Weekend calls
    • Free WiFi router
    • 12 month contract
      50Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      -£20
      set-up
      cost
      Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 50 Fibre Broadband + Calls
      50Mb
      speed
      (up to)
      -
      £29p/m
      includes line rental1st year cost: £368
      Virgin Media
      • Freeview channels
      • Pay nothing today
      • Weekend calls
      • Free 500GB TiVo Box & WiFi router
      • 12 month contract
        100Mb
        speed
        (up to)
        79
        channels
        £20
        set-up
        cost
        Virgin MediaVirgin Media The Player TV Bundle
        100Mb
        speed
        (up to)
        79
        channels
        £30p/m
        includes line rental1st year cost: £380
        Virgin Media
        • Pay nothing today
        • No landline, no line rental
        • Free WiFi router
        • 12 month contract
          100Mb
          speed
          (up to)
          -£20
          set-up
          cost
          Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband
          100Mb
          speed
          (up to)
          -
          £32p/m
          1st year cost: £404
          Sky
          • Set-up cost required upfront
          • Free Sky Q Hub router
          • 18 month contract
          38Mb
          speed
          (up to)
          -£59.95
          set-up
          cost
          SkySky Fibre Broadband
          38Mb
          speed
          (up to)
          -
          £28.99p/m
          includes line rental1st year cost: £407.83
          • Free £50 Prepaid MasterCard
          See Deal
          Virgin Media
          • Pay nothing today
          • Weekend calls
          • Free WiFi router
          • 12 month contract
            100Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            -£20
            set-up
            cost
            Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband + Calls
            100Mb
            speed
            (up to)
            -
            £34p/m
            includes line rental1st year cost: £428
            Virgin Media
            • Pay nothing today
            • No landline, no line rental
            • Free WiFi router
            • 12 month contract
              200Mb
              speed
              (up to)
              -£20
              set-up
              cost
              Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband
              200Mb
              speed
              (up to)
              -
              £37p/m
              1st year cost: £464
              Virgin Media
              • Pay nothing today
              • Weekend calls
              • Free WiFi router
              • 12 month contract
                200Mb
                speed
                (up to)
                -£20
                set-up
                cost
                Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 200 Fibre Broadband + Calls
                200Mb
                speed
                (up to)
                -
                £39p/m
                includes line rental1st year cost: £488
                Sky
                • 75+ entertainment, 250+ free-to-air channels
                • Pay set-up cost today
                • Pay for calls made
                • 18 month contract
                  17Mb
                  speed
                  (up to)
                  370
                  channels
                  £39.95
                  set-up
                  cost
                  SkySky Entertainment + Unlimited Broadband
                  17Mb
                  speed
                  (up to)
                  370
                  channels
                  £40p/m
                  includes line rental1st year cost: £519.95
                  Sky
                  • 75+ entertainment, 250+ free-to-air channels
                  • Pay set-up cost today
                  • No calls included
                  • 18 month contract
                    38Mb
                    speed
                    (up to)
                    370
                    channels
                    £39.95
                    set-up
                    cost
                    SkySky Entertainment + Fibre 25GB
                    38Mb
                    speed
                    (up to)
                    370
                    channels
                    £40p/m
                    includes line rental1st year cost: £519.95
                    Virgin Media
                    • Pay nothing today
                    • No landline, no line rental
                    • Free WiFi router
                    • 12 month contract
                      300Mb
                      speed
                      (up to)
                      -£20
                      set-up
                      cost
                      Virgin MediaVirgin Media VIVID 300 Fibre Broadband
                      300Mb
                      speed
                      (up to)
                      -
                      £42p/m
                      1st year cost: £524
                      Sky
                      • Pay set-up cost today
                      • Free Sky Q Hub router
                      • 18 month contract
                      38Mb
                      speed
                      (up to)
                      -£59.95
                      set-up
                      cost
                      SkySky Fibre Broadband Unlimited
                      38Mb
                      speed
                      (up to)
                      -
                      £38.99p/m
                      includes line rental1st year cost: £527.83
                      • Free £50 Prepaid MasterCard
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                      • Prices last checked and verified 5th December 2017
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                      • All prices are inclusive of VAT except business packages
                      • You should have the right to cancel without penalty if your provider increases charges during the minimum term of your contract
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                      Compare Sky and Virgin Media

                      How do I compare Virgin Media and Sky packages?

                      Virgin Media and Sky are big names in the world of broadband, TV and home phone. They have dozens of deals that you can look through above. For more info on how to compare and which deal may be best for you, keep reading.

                      Compare bundles from all the providers with our comparison page

                      Our comparison pages are easy to use. We list all the Virgin Media and Sky packages in order of price, with the cheapest ones right at the top. Click the deal’s name to find out more. Clicking will show you all sorts of extra info, from channel lists and HD options to a detailed price breakdown. Navigate to the right of the package and click the ‘see deal’ button once you’ve picked a deal.

                      Availability

                      Sky and Virgin Media aren’t available everywhere. Enter your postcode in our checker at the top of the page to see if they’re available where you are.

                      Check the detail

                      Small print often hides a devilish amount of detail, from installation fees to charges for receiving paper bills. There are several details to look out for when picking a deal.

                      Make sure you’re getting exactly what you want

                      Make a list of what you’re looking for before you start comparing. Decide on the channels you want, the broadband speed you’re after, and the type of phone plan you want (do you want free calls all week or just at weekends, for instance?). Once you’ve made your list, click the deal’s name to see if it contains everything that you’re after.

                      Check for installation fees

                      Some of the packages and deals may have installation fees. Where available, we’ve listed them on the deal itself. Some installation charges, such as new line installation fees, are not listed. These installation charges can be expensive, sometimes running into hundreds of pounds. Be sure to factor them into your finances when deciding on a deal.

                      Look for hidden fees

                      Delivery charges are common with TV and broadband packages, but are generally less than £10. If you want to receive paper bills you’ll have to pay more. The same applies if you want to pay for services without relying on direct debit payments.

                      Why choose Virgin Media or Sky?

                      Everyone’s heard of Virgin Media and Sky, but why would you want to join them in the first place? Here are a couple of great reasons.

                      Virgin Media has the fastest commercially available broadband

                      Slow download speeds can be frustrating. Virgin Media solves this problem by offering download speeds of up to 300Mbps. This level of speed is ideal for anyone who spends a lot of time online – streaming videos, playing online games, and downloading files well into the night.

                      Sky has the widest selection of TV channels

                      If TV is more your thing, you may prefer to join Sky. The provider has the widest selection of TV channels in the UK, with over 420 channels available in the top-tier packages. This includes a great selection of HD channels and 3D channels – along with the exclusive SKy Atlantic.

                      Both providers allow you to bundle broadband with TV and phone

                      Virgin Media and Sky let you bundle their services, which involves taking more than one telecoms service from a single provider. This is often a cheaper alternative to splitting services between multiple providers.

                      Pros & cons

                      Pros

                      • Fast broadband with Virgin Media
                      • Loads of TV channels with Sky
                      • Bundles available from both providers

                      Cons

                      • Availability may be an issue
                      • Can be an expensive option
                      • Uploads managed on Virgin Media broadband

                      Which provider is right for me?

                      Both providers have their good and bad points. The one you choose will depend on what matters most to you. For instance…

                      Sky is great for telly addicts

                      With hundreds of channels – both HD and SD – and the hi-tech Sky Q box for multiple recordings, Sky presents a great option for TV lovers. It even has the much-touted Sky Atlantic for all the latest shows from across the pond. Its broadband service is truly unlimited and it has several low-priced phone options.

                      Virgin Media is the ideal choice for heavy downloaders

                      With download speeds of up to 300Mbps, streaming HD video and music is no problem for customers with Virgin Media broadband. Virgin Media’s TV service isn’t to be sniffed at either, with hundreds of channels and a wide variety of content (though not as much as Sky). The TiVo box comes with Virgin Media TV packages, and lets you record several channels at once.

                      What will I need?

                      There are a couple of things you’ll need to take into consideration before you switch to either Virgin Media or Sky.

                      You need to be in a Virgin Media area to join Virgin

                      Virgin Media relies on its own broadband and cable network. While this means the provider is in full control of its own network, it also means that availability is different from that of other providers. Use our availability checker at the top of the page to see if you can get it in your area.

                      A satellite dish must be installed to join Sky

                      To join Sky TV, you need to have a south-facing satellite dish installed on your property. If you’re renting, you’ll need permission from your landlord. If you’re in a listed building, you may have to get written permission from the local council. Sky broadband is widely available, but its fibre optic service has more limited availability. Again, our availability checker can tell you exactly what you can get.

                      How do I switch?

                      You’ve looked through our compare page. You’ve picked your deal. You’re all ready to go ahead, but one question remains – how do you switch?

                      Choose the right deal

                      Once you’ve chosen your perfect deal, simply click on the blue ‘see deal’ button to the right of the package. This will take you to the provider’s website. Here, you can fill in your information and purchase the package included in the deal. You can even add extra bits and pieces, such as Sky Sports or Sky Cinema. Once you’ve finalised your deal and purchased your new package, it’s on to the next section.

                      You may need to contact your old provider to cancel

                      If you’re switching to or from a Virgin Media service, you will need to contact your current provider to cancel your existing services. If you’re switching to Sky from a non-Virgin Media service, such as BT or TalkTalk, there’s no need to contact your old provider; Sky will handle that for you.

                      Watch out for termination fees

                      You need to be wary of one little snag. If you’re still within contract with your previous provider, you’ll have to pay termination fees to cancel. This can be quite expensive, especially if you’re only a couple of months into your contract. If this is the case, it may be wise to hold on until your contract expires. It might be an irritation, but it’ll save you being hit with a big bill.

                      Six essential questions before you buy

                      1. Can I commit to a contract?
                      2. Can I get broadband, TV and phone where I am?
                      3. Should I bundle services?
                      4. Do I want fibre or standard broadband?
                      5. Do I want hundreds of TV channels?
                      6. How much can I afford?

                      Cable.co.uk recommends

                      Fast download speeds are ideal for frequent downloaders and movie streamers. But if that’s not you, then you could be better off settling for a slower, standard broadband package. The same goes for TV. Hundreds of channels are lovely, and present a great range of choice for those long nights at home in front of the fire. But do you really need so many? Comparing what you realistically need against what’s available will save you from paying for services you’re not using.

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