Virgin Media mobile broadband review

Virgin Media is a virtual network that piggybacks on T-Mobile and a relative newcomer to the market, which meant didn’t have enough speed tests to provide a statistically significant nationwide median speed.

Virgin Media mobile broadband review

Not surprisingly the results of our own speed tests showed Virgin achieved comparable speeds to T-Mobile, although it recorded the single fastest speed of any provider here – a maximum download rate of 3.7Mbits/sec. The average speed in our tests was 2.1Mbits/sec, although that was only in central London, and can’t be compared to the nationwide scores quoted for other networks.

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Virgin compresses images by default and its software provides no means of switching this off. A Virgin spokesman told us the network imposes compression “to minimise the data traffic across the network to offer a better/quicker service” and “to ensure that customers stay within the set data limits”, but we’d prefer it if Virgin treated its customers like adults and gave them the choice. (Read our blog post at to find out how to switch off compression.)

Virgin has contract options starting from £10 per month for 1GB of data, although those who get other services from Virgin (TV or broadband) qualify for an extra 20% discount.

Overall score: 3/6

Maximum speed recorded: 3.7Mbits/sec

Median speed: N/A

Modem tested: One Touch X200S

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