Virgin Media 'Vroom' Broadband - 350Mbps - £36/m + £50 Installation
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Virgin Media 'Vroom' Broadband - 350Mbps - £36/m + £50 Installation

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Found 21st Nov 2017Edited by:"meclive"
Virgin fast 350Mbps download / 7Mbps upload broadband has been dropped in price and is available for £36/month with £50 installation. Seems a decent price for fast broadband. I know it's listed as "business broadband" but you can install in residential properties. Further details below...

Voom Fibre. Option 1
£30 a month (+ VAT)
No line rental to pay

INCLUDED AS STANDARD
Speeds (up to)
350Mbps download
7Mbps upload
Unlimited downloads
Dynamic IP only
(no static IP option)
Suitable for browsing, using email and downloading files
Hitron WiFi Router
Secure WiFi & LAN ports
48hrs fault response
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good price, but 7mbs upload? I get 12mbs on the 200mbs service (get about 234mbs actual down speed)
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good price, but 7mbs upload? I get 12mbs on the 200mbs service (get about 234mbs actual down speed)
7mbps does sound like a typo. I get 20MB upload on my current 200mbps gamer package.

Edit: ok so here's the blurb..

"We now offer just one speed - the highest speed you can get on our network. And that means up to 350Mbps. That's over 4 times faster than other national providers. Upload speeds start at 7Mbps and go up to 20Mbps. By adding in extra options, you can customise it to your business needs."
Edited by: "Mungus" 21st Nov 2017
"Suitable for browsing, using email and downloading files" - for that price and speed, I'd hope this is something that's a feature :P

Also with the others, the 7MB/s does sound low to me.

uni8 m ago

good price, but 7mbs upload? I get 12mbs on the 200mbs service (get about …good price, but 7mbs upload? I get 12mbs on the 200mbs service (get about 234mbs actual down speed)



Mungus6 m ago

7mbps does sound like a typo. I get 20MB upload on my current 200mbps …7mbps does sound like a typo. I get 20MB upload on my current 200mbps gamer package.Edit: ok so here's the blurb.."We now offer just one speed - the highest speed you can get on our network. And that means up to 350Mbps. That's over 4 times faster than other national providers. Upload speeds start at 7Mbps and go up to 20Mbps. By adding in extra options, you can customise it to your business needs."


Nope it's correct they also offer 15 and 20 uploads too for 40+VAT and 55+VAT these options also come with static IPs too32495950-kdayf.jpg
Edited by: "AbandonedTrolley" 21st Nov 2017
seriously 7mbs upload?i get bang on 20mbs upload with my 80mbs download from BT go away you clowns
Edited by: "nexus76" 21st Nov 2017
Went for a static IP package, took 4 months to get the line up and running. Then after all that only got 23mbs down! Following lots of calls, speed didn't get any better. The engineer told us there's nothing they can do. So we cancelled the dam thing.
do you need to sign up for a new account to get this, or can a residential account be converted? i only have (residential) 200mb broadband and am paying £47 a month, so if i can upgrade to the £36 350mb/7mb package (or even the £48 350/15/static ip one) i figure i may as well....
wanye5 m ago

do you need to sign up for a new account to get this, or can a residential …do you need to sign up for a new account to get this, or can a residential account be converted? i only have (residential) 200mb broadband and am paying £47 a month, so if i can upgrade to the £36 350mb/7mb package (or even the £48 350/15/static ip one) i figure i may as well....


Call them and ask. If they say no, threaten to leave, and go through the whole process, refuse everything unless you're super happy, and get a cancellation date. They'll call you back within a few days and offer you something decent.

I'm on £27 (I think they've just put it to £29) and they've upgraded me to 200mb.
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dipsylalapo54 m ago

"Suitable for browsing, using email and downloading files" - for that …"Suitable for browsing, using email and downloading files" - for that price and speed, I'd hope this is something that's a feature :PAlso with the others, the 7MB/s does sound low to me.


Except that it's not 7MB/s it's 7Mbps. Massive difference. 7MB/s would be close to 60Mbps. If you work at home, do video conferencing or regularly just need to upload files... 7mbit isn't great. It's not that bad either... but the 20Mbit is much better. 7Mbits is going to be <1 MB/s
Edited by: "deleted1545998" 21st Nov 2017
7mps upload wtf... i get 10 with virgin 150....
7mbs upload got to be an error I can about 10-12mbs on there not so good 200mbs which is more like 100 or less
ScroopEgerton39 m ago

Call them and ask. If they say no, threaten to leave, and go through the …Call them and ask. If they say no, threaten to leave, and go through the whole process, refuse everything unless you're super happy, and get a cancellation date. They'll call you back within a few days and offer you something decent. I'm on £27 (I think they've just put it to £29) and they've upgraded me to 200mb.


was going to, but wondered if anyone here has first hand experience of doing it already
I have just upgraded to 350 and phone line and im paying £41 a month, and this offer is for 18 months.

My upload is 20mb also
The business 350Mbps service is appalling, especially if you get a static IP. I have several connections and your lucky to get 50 Mbps.

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deleted154599821st Nov 2017

Except that it's not 7MB/s it's 7Mbps. Massive difference. 7MB/s would be …Except that it's not 7MB/s it's 7Mbps. Massive difference. 7MB/s would be close to 60Mbps. If you work at home, do video conferencing or regularly just need to upload files... 7mbit isn't great. It's not that bad either... but the 20Mbit is much better. 7Mbits is going to be <1 MB/s


Correct! Brain fart this morning!
So happy I got 350Mbps download and 20Mbps upload a month ago from them for £36 a month!! These prices are insane now!

(I got this deal by complaining due to them giving me the offer on the phone and then not honouring it).
I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..
Ok I get 109mb but its only on 5g network, 2.4g is only giving me a very poor 5mb download, so the range is now very limited in the house. Where the BT range was fantastic.
Anyone have any idea on a good wifi extender
stbk21st Nov

I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..Ok I …I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..Ok I get 109mb but its only on 5g network, 2.4g is only giving me a very poor 5mb download, so the range is now very limited in the house. Where the BT range was fantastic.Anyone have any idea on a good wifi extender


can you not use powerline adaptors? better option than wifi extender
stbk21st Nov

I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..Ok I …I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..Ok I get 109mb but its only on 5g network, 2.4g is only giving me a very poor 5mb download, so the range is now very limited in the house. Where the BT range was fantastic.Anyone have any idea on a good wifi extender


I would consider using mesh based Wi-Fi systems. Usually find just require to configure 2 or 3 units around your house. They "talk" to each other to relay data and provide a consistent Wi-Fi reception. Plus it'll work with any provider, just need to give it an internet connection.
A few brands do them now and seen a few deals on hukd too.
Mungus2 h, 49 m ago

I would consider using mesh based Wi-Fi systems. Usually find just require …I would consider using mesh based Wi-Fi systems. Usually find just require to configure 2 or 3 units around your house. They "talk" to each other to relay data and provide a consistent Wi-Fi reception. Plus it'll work with any provider, just need to give it an internet connection.A few brands do them now and seen a few deals on hukd too.


Thanks for the info, i will need to get these to get the range i require, thanks for your advice
I’ve got 50mbps for £23 and first 2 months free/ retention deal
Any good?
Just got this for £40 pm but 2 months free, I gave them notice yesterday as my contract was up and they just called me, I'm happy with that.
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Sounds like it's best avoiding the business broadband then!
stbk21st Nov

I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..Ok I …I just left BT 76mb 2.4mb & 5mb fiber to go to Virgin BIG MISTAKE..Ok I get 109mb but its only on 5g network, 2.4g is only giving me a very poor 5mb download, so the range is now very limited in the house. Where the BT range was fantastic.Anyone have any idea on a good wifi extender


WiFi extender will not sorted your problem. Just buy Asus or TP link dual band WiFi router. Use your vm router as a modem and connect to your new router in. Around 40 quids and you will enjoy your fibre Internet with light speed... Incredible huge improvement will be made... TP link dual band is on sale at amazon
RayHernndez24th Dec

WiFi extender will not sorted your problem. Just buy Asus or TP link dual …WiFi extender will not sorted your problem. Just buy Asus or TP link dual band WiFi router. Use your vm router as a modem and connect to your new router in. Around 40 quids and you will enjoy your fibre Internet with light speed... Incredible huge improvement will be made... TP link dual band is on sale at amazon


I have a daul band netgear router, am i correct that i can use this ?
stbk17 m ago

I have a daul band netgear router, am i correct that i can use this ?


You can yes. Connect the router to the superhub and check if the wifi range is any better. Connect via an ethernet cable from the 1st port on the SH to the WAN port on the router.
stbk25th Dec

I have a daul band netgear router, am i correct that i can use this ?


Yes you can. Just let me correct myself. If you want a real improvement then you need a dual band router with 1000mb wlan port if you have over 100mb broadband. Otherwise you will have not much improvement because of the port capacity will reduce your net speed. So the above adviced router is not the right one.
RayHernndez5 h, 50 m ago

Yes you can. Just let me correct myself. If you want a real improvement …Yes you can. Just let me correct myself. If you want a real improvement then you need a dual band router with 1000mb wlan port if you have over 100mb broadband. Otherwise you will have not much improvement because of the port capacity will reduce your net speed. So the above adviced router is not the right one.


Thanks ray, fingers Crossed i will be giving it a go later today.
Not sure what dual band netgear i have but definitely worth looking at.
If mine is no good because is to old, is there a cheap good one you can recomend ?
Appreciate your help
stbk12 h, 0 m ago

Thanks ray, fingers Crossed i will be giving it a go later today.Not sure …Thanks ray, fingers Crossed i will be giving it a go later today.Not sure what dual band netgear i have but definitely worth looking at.If mine is no good because is to old, is there a cheap good one you can recomend ?Appreciate your help


Hey buddy, sorry for my late reply but I'm abroad... Xmas etc... I will be back in January. But here is some research from me. I just ordered a second hand router ( refurbished) tp link archer c2 ac750 gigabit for 10 quid with boxing day offer but here is one model up which is also on sale (amazon prime) TP link AC900 amazon and just for £45. (I will order this one if it will work) honestly if you want a good one then it will cost more than 80 quids... But let try this one first. See you in New year
stbk12 h, 3 m ago

Thanks ray, fingers Crossed i will be giving it a go later today.Not sure …Thanks ray, fingers Crossed i will be giving it a go later today.Not sure what dual band netgear i have but definitely worth looking at.If mine is no good because is to old, is there a cheap good one you can recomend ?Appreciate your help


Oh and just use the link and read the Q&A and reviews. There is a proper answers for your questions. I hope it's gonna help you! fingers crossed
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