Virgin Media Fun Bundle review 2017
Virgin Media’s Fun Bundle contains all the subatomic particulates of a great all-rounder: lots of TV, 100Mbps broadband and home phone.
Here is everything you need to know about the Fun Bundle, from call plans and broadband speeds to what you can expect from the telly. So is it good value for money?
Pros and cons
- Nothing to pay on sign-up
- 12-month contract
- 100Mb broadband with unlimited downloads
- 190 TV channels
- Premium kids channels and documentaries
- Virgin V6 TiVo box
- Record six programmes at once
- Virgin Hub 3.0 router
- Traffic management on uploads
- Availability is limited
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The Fun Bundle is ideal for...
Fast download speeds
Virgin Media broadband is capable of providing extremely fast download rates, and the Big Fun Bundle doesn’t disappoint. While downloads don’t quite reach the maximum potential velocity of light speed, the 100Mbps rate will make you believe otherwise.
With this speed, you could feasibly stream 10 HD movies simultaneously, or download one 40MB music album every three seconds. If you had a spare hour, you could technically download 1200 albums straight to your computer.
Premium kids TV channels
The Fun Bundle boasts over 180 channels for your armchair viewing pleasure, including Sky 1, Sky Living, Discovery Channel, G.O.L.D. and a good selection of kids' channels, including Cartoonito and Nick Jr.
You can further enhance the TV options by adding extras to the bundle. You can add Sky Cinema or Sky Sports, or both if you want.
TV on demand box sets
There’s a whole universe of TV on demand available with the Fun Bundle. TV box sets can be accessed through your TiVo box with just a click of the remote, and consist of full series of TV shows that you can watch without having to pay a penny.
The V6 TiVo box itself allows you to rewind and pause live TV, and record television programmes to watch later. You can record 500 hours of standard definition content with your TiVo box and you can even record programmes from six channels at the same time.
Worth considering before you buy the Fun Bundle...
There is traffic management on uploads
Although downloads are totally unlimited with Virgin Media broadband, uploads are not. Any uploading of files, photos or videos will be slower at peak times or during excessive use. (Peak times are between 4pm and 11pm on weekdays, and between 11am and 11pm on weekends.)
Availability is limited to the Virgin Media network
By owning and running its own infrastructure, Virgin is able to offer faster download speeds, manage traffic better, and provide a more premium service to customers than those providers that rely on the Openreach network.
Unfortunately, this also means availability is more limited at the moment, and currently the Virgin Media network only extends to around half the UK population. To see if it’s in your street yet, we’ve included an availability checker below.
Still undecided? Consider another Virgin Media Bundle
If the Fun Bundle isn't quite hitting the mark, take a look at some of the other Virgin bundles. The Player Bundle is Virgin's basic bundle and comes with 50Mb broadband and 70 Freeview channels. Alternatively, the Full House Movies Bundle comes with Vivid 200 broadband and Sky Cinema, along with a wide range of channels.
Alternative Virgin Media Bundles
See the full range of Virgin bundles
If you're still wavering over what to do, why not visit Virgin's page where you can read about all the bundles in great detail. Every bundle comes with the option of personalisation – you can add extras to tailor the perfect package for you.
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