Virgin Media home phone

Like the look of the lickety-split fibre optic broadband or the wonderfully wide range of TV channels that Virgin Media ( has to offer? Well, guess what - you can get line rental and home phone plans through the UK’s first ‘quad play’ provider as well. With a choice of a few different packages, including options for cheaper calls to international numbers, it’s bound to suit even the chattiest of households.

What can I get from Virgin Media home phone?

You have four packages to choose from:

  • Talk Weekends - The standard line rental from Virgin Media, with inclusive calls to UK landlines and Virgin Mobiles on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Talk More Weekends - Includes calls to UK mobiles at the weekends too.
  • Talk More Evenings and Weekends - Includes calls to UK landlines and mobiles from 7pm to 7am on weekdays too.
  • Talk More Anytime - Includes calls to UK landlines and mobiles at any time, 24/7.
  • Talk More International Anytime - An upgrade you can add to Anytime, which adds anytime calls to 30 international destinations.

There’s no landline-only option from Virgin Media, sadly - their Talk plans are only available as part of a bundle with broadband or TV.

The inclusive calls in each plan include landlines (numbers starting with 01, 02, or 03), 0870 numbers, and Virgin Mobile numbers. But it’s only free for the first hour, so remember to hang up at the 59-minute mark and call back again.

Each plan has some simple calling features included as standard, including 1471, number withhold, and basic voicemail. And on top of that, you’ve got the option to add even more. Premium calling features include call divert, quick dial, caller display, and Voicemail Plus, which lets you record your own greeting and listen to your voicemail messages from any phone. In typical Virgin Media style, you can even create your own bundle of two or more calling features to save money.

What’s good about Virgin Media phone?

  • Virgin Media is a ‘quad-play’ provider, so you can bundle line rental with broadband, TV, and mobile - or get a ready-made Big Bundle
  • Packages are flexible with lots of choice
  • Besides Talk Weekends, all inclusive calls cover UK mobiles as well as landlines
  • Good range of calling features
  • Nine-month contracts available - perfect for students
  • Can save money by paying year’s line rental upfront at any point

What’s bad about Virgin Media phone?

  • Virgin Media’s network is separate from BT’s copper one, so it doesn’t extend everywhere - use our postcode checker to see if it’s available where you are
  • Line rental not available on its own, only as part of a bundle with broadband or TV
  • More expensive than other providers - Virgin Media isn’t committed to affordability like TalkTalk or Plusnet are, for instance
  • Installation fees can be costly too
  • International calling options not as good as some providers, such as BT

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get a new phone line?

    When you switch phone and broadband providers, or move to a new home, you may need to have a new phone line or cable installed. This can be arranged by your provider, with costs varying depending on the company you’re with and the package you’ve picked.

    Getting a new line installed is straightforward. When you sign up with a provider, they will tell you if you need a new line and arrange a time for an engineer to come and visit to do the work.

  2. Can I keep my phone number when switching?

    Whether you can keep your number or not when changing providers depends on a number of factors. If you’re staying in the same property, then providers will usually allow you to keep using your number when you switch. In some cases your new provider may not accept the new number - contact your provider to find out their reasons if this happens.

    If you’re moving properties, you may be able to keep your number - so long as you’re within the local telephone exchange area. If you move out of this area, you won’t be able to keep your number and will have to get a new one.

  3. Can I have a second phone line installed?

    Yes, it's possible to get a second phone line installed into a property. There are many reasons you might want to do this - getting a business-specific line, or splitting your property into flats or rented rooms, for example.

    The cost of fitting a second line will vary depending on who your provider is, and you may have to wait a few days until an engineer is available to do the work. Contact the provider for more information.

  4. How can I reduce my home phone bills?
    One of the easiest ways to save money is to bundle your home phone service with broadband, and perhaps a TV subscription, from a single provider. These days, all the major UK providers - including BT, Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk - are able to offer all three services, and offer generous discounts to households that sign up for multiple services in one big bundle. If all you want is a cheap phone line, and you don't need a broadband connection, there are smaller providers that specialise in offering cheap line rental. However, you also need to factor in the cost of making phone calls - especially if you phone internationally or make lots of calls to mobiles. Some providers offer special call plans, usually for a few pounds extra each month, that include international calls or calls to mobiles to help keep your costs down.
  5. Why can’t I get Virgin Media?
    Virgin Media has its own separate cable network to deliver the provider’s broadband, phone and TV services, which now covers a little over half of the UK. If you live in a town or city, or at least a built-up suburb of one, then chances are you’ll have access to Virgin Media. The network is always growing, though, so if you can’t get it now, that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to get it in the future. Enter your postcode into our comparison tool to find out if Virgin Media is available where you live.
  6. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.