One of the perks of being a Virgin Media customer is gaining access to the company's suite of mobile apps. They let you make landline calls and watch TV on your smartphone, but also connect to thousands of free WiFi hotspots all over the UK. Show More Summary
Last year, Virgin Media in the U.K. introduced an ad character who's literally a night owl, staying up late to binge-watch show after show on Netflix. Now, that owl—who goes by the name Ally McNab—is one step closer to her anti-heroes on Orange Is the New Black. Show More Summary
With BT currently in the process of acquiring EE and Sky expanding into mobile, the UK is set for a media consolidation. Consumers are set to benefit as providers fight for their money, but it's also put a lot of pressure on other providers to expand their offerings. Show More Summary
Book publishers have become the latest organisations to force British ISPs to block access to pirate sites. The Publishers Association (PA) has won a High Court order forcing broadband providers BT, Virgin Media, Sky, EE, and TalkTalk to block access to seven sites that allow pirated e-books to be downloaded. The [...]
The High Court has granted an application by The Publishers Association to have several major 'pirate' eBook sites blocked at the ISP level. The action, a first for book publishers, requires BT, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and EE to block sites including Ebookee, LibGen and Freshwap within 10 days. Show More Summary
Virgin Media customers might be at least vaguely familiar with "Cloud," the company's thoughtfully named cloud storage service. Anyone on Branson's books gets 5GB free, with up to nine other members of the household getting the same amount of space to upload files and back-up mobile devices to. Show More Summary
Hacker News noticed that Virgin Media's staff can view users' passwords. However, it may be just in reference to a temporary ones issued for phone support—though Virgin isn't responding in any hurry to the concerns. Read the rest
Virgin Media has released their Cloud storage app for Windows Phone. The app is for Virgin Broadband customers and lets you: Store and access content from PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets Back up from an unlimited number of devices Arrange your stored files into folders Share files with family and friends Virgin Broadband customers can […]
If you are on Pay as You Go on O2, Vodafone and Virgin Media and have had your phone for more than 6 months you can now upgrade to a brand-new Lumia 435 for only £9.99 at the Carphone Warehouse. The handset, designed to be super affordable, features the whole Windows Phone experience, including 1 GB […]
Tickets for this year’s EGX have hit the 20,000 sold mark within two weeks of being on sale. This means one quarter of tickets have been sold, including 100% of the Virgin Media Early Entry and Saturday and Sunday Early Entry tickets. At present, Friday Early Entry tickets are extremely limited, however; there are still […]
Five UK mobile networks – EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone – have agreed to limit the bill customers could face if their phones are stolen. Under a voluntary agreement with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the companies...Show More Summary
As part of its tie-up with Sky, Virgin Media has been letting subscribers use their logins to access Sky Sports and Sky Movies. Apple users gained access to both services in August last year, while Android device owners have had to make do with Sky's movie streaming app. Show More Summary
Virgin Media subscribers in the UK are being shaken down over alleged porn downloads by a Cyprus-based company. Worryingly, letter recipients are invited to ring a premium rate number for advice and the website operated by the company is not only non-functional but also has improper registration information. Show More Summary
The UK government has been pretty vocal about carriers needing to improve network coverage in rural areas, but that's not to say everything's hunky-dory in some of the UK's biggest cities. That's why Virgin Media Business -- the part of Branson's emp...
In the future, you might be able to tweet, read your emails and stream music on the London Underground without using Virgin Media's WiFi service. As part of new proposals to boost the capital's economy, the UK government has revealed its desire to br...
Virgin Media will spend around £3 billion on increasing the footprint of its broadband network in the UK and increasing the overall speeds for users. Announced today, the plan will see Virgin’s 152Mbps service extended to areas not within...Show More Summary
LONDON — The UK has some of the slowest broadband speeds in Europe. It means Virgin Media's announcement Friday to invest heavily in the broadband infrastructure will be welcomed by anyone who has struggled to download a file or stream...Show More Summary
A lot of us can enjoy the increased speeds available with fibre-optic broadband, but there are quite a lot of people who are not so lucky. In the near future those people will be able to turn to Virgin Media for help, because it’s promised £3 billion to extend its fibre coverage. Show More Summary
While Virgin Media has consistently beat BT's broadband speeds, the cable supplier's growth has been hampered by availability. BT's copper and fibre networks blanket most of the UK, whereas Virgin Media's coverage remains limited to specific towns an...
Virgin Media was recently doing “technical work” that resulted in a very heartbreaking moment for one pensioner in the U.K., according to a report from the BBC. Stan Beaton, 68, had lost his wife Ruby in 2003 after many years of marriage. Show More Summary