Now is a very good time to make the switch to Virgin Media with the broadband supplier offering mega deals on its speedy internet access. Thanks to its big Winter Sale event customers can currently get big discounts on a range of plans with prices starting from just £26.99 for fast 100Mbps downloads. If that doesn’t sound enough to keep pace with your family’s online needs then there are plenty of other options including 200Mbps access for £32.99 (saving £17) or blistering 500Mbps downloads for just £44.99 (saving £15).
All of these plans are for 18 months and include unlimited downloads plus the latest Wi-Fi hub from Virgin.
Here are all the deals from Virgin Media:
BEST ON A BUDGET • M100
NOW £26.99 – WAS £44
Virgin’s M100 plan is currently just £26.99 in the Winter Sale – that’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this service. This includes fast 100Mbps downloads which is easily good enough to cope with streaming in 4K and downloading movies. This low price lasts for 18 months meaning there’s a saving of over £300 to be made over the term of the contract.
BEST FOR VALUE • M200
NOW £32.99 – WAS £50
M200 brings speeds in excess of 200Mbps into your living room which is ideal for most busy homes. With this connection, you can download a movie in under four minutes and make multiple zoom calls whilst your kids stream endless shows on Netflix. Virgin recommend this option to those with more than 10 connected devices such as phones, TVs, cameras and tablets in their homes. Again, this low price lasts for 18 months meaning there’s a saving of over £300 to be made over the term of the contract.
BEST FOR SPEED • M500
NOW £44.99 ( WAS £62)
Virgin does offer 1Gbps broadband to customers which is some of the fastest speeds available in the UK. However, at £62 per month, it’s a pretty expensive option. If that price is simply too expensive but you want blisteringly quick internet access then M500 is a very tempting option. Right now you can get these speeds for just £44.99 per month which save over £300 off the standard price over the 18-month term.
WHY CHOOSE VIRGIN?
Virgin Media offers some of the best speeds in the UK with millions of homes now connected to its ultra-fast fibre cables.
This means Virgin doesn’t rely on ageing copper technology which can slow things down to a snail’s pace.
In fact, the firm recently announced that its fastest Gig1 downloads are now available in over 15 million homes.
This ultimate connection allows users to download a full HD movie in under 40 seconds.
Virgin also offers numerous other plans incluinhg M100 (100Mbps) M200 (200Mbps) M350 (350Mbps) and M500 (500Mbps).
Last year, Virgin was giving the fastest UK provider gong by the team at Uswitch
WHAT VIRGIN SPEEDS DO YOU REALLY NEED?
Not sure what Virgin speeds are best for you? Here’s a quick guide to what your home needs.
We’re all using our broadband more and more but not everyone needs blisteringly quick speeds. If you simply browse the web, send a few emails and watch the odd box set on Netflix then a standard 50Mbps connection should cope just fine.
However, if you have a busy home then you will definitely want something faster and it’s not just about quicker downloads.
Your broadband is a bit like a motorway – the more traffic that runs through it the slower it gets. So, if you have a busy house it’s best to get the fastest speeds you can afford to avoid annoying buffering.
Here’s how long it takes to download a full HD movie with different speeds on offer from the UK’s ISPs.
SPEED 50Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 11 minutes
SPEED 100Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 6 minutes
SPEED 200Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 3 minutes
SPEED 350Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 2 minutes
SPEED 500Mbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 1 minute 20 seconds
SPEED 1Gbps – DOWNLOAD TIME = 40 seconds
Published at Mon, 24 Jan 2022 13:25:00 +0000