Does Virgin Media Need BT Line?

Virgin Media

Virgin Media’s fibre optic broadband operates independently of the national telecoms network once owned and still mostly looked after by BT.

It means Virgin Media can give you broadband with average speeds of 362Mb, with no need for a landline.

Does Virgin Media use BT phone line?

Virgin Media customers can choose to take broadband without a phone line, although the savings are a lot less than we might expect. BT Superfast Fibre customers are required to take line rental from BT to access their broadband.

Do you need a phone line for Virgin Media?

Currently, Virgin Media is the only major ISP that lets you sign up for broadband without a phone line. Because Virgin Media operates independently on their own cable network independent of Opereach, the company offers several different broadband-only packages that don’t require you to sign up for a landline.

Does Virgin Media use BT Openreach?

The Openreach network is used by a number of large providers, including Sky, TalkTalk and Plusnet. Of the major providers, Virgin is the only one that does not use Openreach.

Do you have to have a landline to get broadband?

This delivery requires an active phone line, which means line rental is included in the broadband package. Virgin Media may be the major provider of landline-free broadband, but it’s lack of landline doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the cheapest or the right provider for your needs.

Will Virgin cancel my BT line?

If you Switch to Virgin Media you will need to cancel BT yourself. Those cancelling BT without switching to a new provider, need to make a phone call. Ensure you have your account details to hand and call: 0800 783 1401. Bear in mind that BT also offer a number of other services which may be part of your package.

Who’s the best broadband provider in UK?

The UK’s best broadband providers for 2019 are Vodafone, EE, Virgin Media, Plusnet, BT and Zen Internet.

Is there a problem with Virgin landline?

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If you’ve done this and are still experiencing the problem, there may be damage to the wiring or phone socket. Please contact us on 150 from your Virgin Media phone or mobile, or 0345 454 1111* from any other phone.

Can I get internet without a provider?

Many providers, such as AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Xfinity offer at least one standalone internet plan option. So, if you want to cut the cable cord, don’t worry, you can still get internet without cable or a phone line. Just contact your provider to see the standalone internet options in your area.

Can you get wireless Internet without a phone line?

You don’t need to pay for phone line rental and don’t have a home phone. If you’re looking for Wi-Fi internet without a phone line, you’re looking for a Naked DSL plan. You will need a Wi-Fi enabled modem which will allow multiple devices to connect wirelessly.

Is Virgin Fibre to the home?

If you have Virgin Media broadband, the lines between the exchange and your street cabinet are fibre optic, but between the cabinet and your home is a coaxial cable. That’s how Virgin Media can offer average speeds of 362Mb.

Is it worth getting Fibre broadband?

Fibre broadband – also known as fibre optic broadband – offers a much faster speed than normal broadband and because of this, it’s generally more expensive. The advantage of this type of broadband is that you can watch videos, browse the web and play games faster.

Why is Virgin broadband so fast?

Broadband speed

Virgin uses its own cabling network, rather than the Openreach network, so it can offer speeds faster than most other providers. On average, Virgin customers receive speeds very close to those advertised, and in many cases, faster than those advertised.