How to compare Virgin broadband without a phone line
How do I compare different packages?
Check your availability and then see what’s available
If you’re looking for a broadband deal without having to splash out on line rental then fear not, you’ve come to the right place. Our Virgin Media broadband without phone line comparison page lets you compare all the packages Virgin offers to avoid dreaded line rental payments. You can order the columns to list the results favouring things like speed, price or upfront cost and you should then be able to find something to suit your tastes.
Put your postcode into our checker to see what’s available
Before you start to compare broadband and phone deals, make sure you put your postcode into the tracker at the top of the page. This will show you what is available, preventing the inevitable disappointment of getting all the way to signing your name on the dotted line before realising Virgin fibre isn’t in your area yet.
Check the detail
Make sure you know what you’re getting before you sign a contract
It is important to consider what you are looking for in your Virgin Media broadband without phone package. You need to work out what speed you need and how much you’re willing to spend before just heading for the cheapest or fastest offer. Many of these deals are on 12-month contracts, so it’s worth making sure you know what you’re getting into before making your final decision.
Why choose Virgin Media broadband without a phone line?
Avoiding line rental can save you money
With so many more options online for entertainment and communication, it’s no wonder more of us are looking for packages that come without the expense of line rental. Having a fast broadband connection opens up more avenues for chatting with our friends and family online. Also, as more of us have mobile phones with free minutes, the need for a landline is reducing to the point where paying line rental would seem to give poor value for money.
Best value way to get broadband without a phone line
There is more than one way to get broadband without paying for line rental but, for those that can get Virgin Media in their area, this is the best way. Satellite, mobile and wireless broadband are all great ways to receive some form of broadband service, and for many people are the only option, but will most likely prove to be either too limited or too expensive when compared to the price and speed available to potential Virgin customers.
Contracts are only 12 months long
Most contracts for broadband providers are about 18 months, which is a long time to be tied to a company, especially if you’re not happy with some part of its service. Virgin Media’s broadband no-phone line deals all come on 12-month contracts, which means you’ve got less of a wait if you change your mind about your contract.
Pros & cons
- No need to pay line rental
- Value for those not wanting to pay line rental
- Virgin offers 12-month contracts
- Loss of security from not having a land line
- Limited Virgin fibre broadband availability
- Confusing traffic management policy
Which package is right for me?
The up to 50Mb speed is perfect for small households
Of the three speeds available, up to 50Mb is the slowest, but don’t count it out just yet. A speed of up to 50Mbps is still enough to support a small household with a moderate broadband usage.
The up to 100Mbps should support even heavy broadband use
With up to 100Mbps, most households should see their broadband needs met quite comfortably. This should be able to support frequent downloading and a good number of wi-fi enabled devices, such as phones, tables, consoles and laptops.
The up to 200Mbps speed is perfect for those who live on the internet
The up to 200Mbps package is the fastest fibre optic connection widely available and is perfect for those who spend a large amount of time on the internet, download and stream a good deal of content, and have multiple devices connected via wi-fi.
What will I need?
A fibre optic connection to your property
A fibre optic line is needed to provide a faster signal than the standard broadband lines used to deliver a slower broadband service. Fibre optic connections are not available across the entire country, but their reach is spreading. If you are unsure whether you can get a fibre optic line in your area, you can put your postcode into the checker and it will show you what is available.
A good wireless router
Once you’ve got all that lovely speed into your house, you will want to split it between your many wi-fi-enabled devices with a wireless router. Happily, the impressively named ‘Virgin Super Hub’ comes with all Virgin’s broadband deals so you’ll be able to browse Twitter, watch Game of Thrones, and wipe the floor with your Call of Duty opponents all at the same time.
How do I switch?
If you’ve made your decision it’s time to contact Virgin
Switching to Virgin is pretty easy. Once you’ve chosen a package you can click the blue ‘See Deal’ button to take you to their page. You’ll need to contact your current provider and tell them you’re moving, but check your contract first, because if you cancel your existing contract before it expires you may be subject to a cancellation fee. Once you have arranged a new contract with Virgin, they will organise an engineer to install your equipment and show you how to use it all.
Six essential questions before you buy
- Are you certain you can live without a phone line?
- Are you going to spend more on mobile calls than you would save on line rental?
- Can you get Virgin Media fibre in your area?
- What fibre optic speed do you need?
- Are you comfortable switching providers?
- Do you want a TV package or mobile deal from Virgin as well?
Make sure you are getting the perfect package for you
Virgin Media is the most economical way to get broadband without a phone line, but you should make sure it’s right for you before you take the plunge and make a purchase. Take a look at which deals are available to you and which speeds fit your expected usage best. Ultimately, opting for broadband with no phone line on a 12-month contract offers more flexibility than tying yourself into an 18-month contract, but be sure that you’ll be able to do everything you want to do without a phone line before you go ahead.