Virgin Media increases price of broadband without a phone line

The cost of Virgin Media broadband-only packages is going up in October. How much more will you have to pay, and what are you options if you don’t want to pay more? Let’s have a look…

If you have a broadband-only package from Virgin Media, then here's some bad news for you: the price is going up by £1.50 a month from October.

The increase affects those who take broadband without phone or TV, and who started a contract before 29 May this year. That means the standard monthly cost for Virgin Media broadband only packages will jump to:

  • Up to 50Mb: £26.50
  • Up to 100Mb: £31.50
  • Up to 152Mb: £39

Last October, Virgin Media raised broadband without a landline prices by £2.50, and some customers also had a £1.15 increase to their bills in February.

If you don't want to pay the extra, you do have options. Virgin Media says you can cancel your contract with no cancellation fees, so long as you do it before the end of September. However, if you want broadband without paying line rental, that doesn't leave you with a lot of options - Virgin Media's the only mainstream national provider that does it.

The only other broadband-only providers are Hyperoptic - which not everyone can get or afford - or Plusnet - which requires you to have an existing active BT landline to use.

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