[Update: Nov. 17] Virgin Media broadband and TV down or crashing? You're not alone
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on July 11, 2021) follows:
Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why Virgin Media broadband and TV isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.
A quick look at the micro-blogging site Twitter conveys there are many others affected by the same issue. As per reports, while some say the service isn’t working or broken for them, for others it throws an error or notification stating – “Sorry, we have a problem“.
For a quick glance, here’s how some of the complainants word the problem:
@virginmedia your website seems to be down and I want to sign up for broadband. It’s there a number I can call?
@virginmedia can’t believe 7 days later the WiFi has gone down again. We are all working from home, the area is affected, can’t get through to anyone as I keep getting directed to different pages of the website! Please help!!
@virginmedia Your live chat isn’t loading and your link to making a complaint re broadband is broken. Do you have an email I can contact you on?
Is the Service Down – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that Virgin Media is indeed going through a glitch in the UK as can be seen in the image below:
This further suggests that a lot of subscribers are affected, while a fix for the same is still awaited. Also, it is unclear what the actual cause of this outage is but it sure is causing a lot of inconveniences.
Any official word on the matter? Negative, as yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.
Rest assured, we’re keeping tabs on all related developments, and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay hooked for updates.
Update 1 (July 12)
Going by reports populating on Twitter Virgin Media users are encountering internet issues. Following are some of the reports:
fix my wifi right now or I die
I just want my broadband back. Or at the very least an ETA I can rely on.
14 hours later… internet is still down
Update 2 (July 15)
Many users have stormed Twitter to complain that their Virgin Media broadband or Wi-Fi has stopped working in London. The company is yet to confirm an outage in the region.
Update 3 (July 16)
While users continue to complain about the Internet, Virgin Media has acknowledged an area-specific issue. Here’s what they say:
We are aware of an incident which has damaged some of our underground cables and is causing a loss of services for some customers in the Lewisham area. Our engineers are on site and are working to restore services as quickly as possible.
Update 4 (August 18)
It seems that Virgin Media TV subscribers are facing issues with the service as many have taken to Twitter to seek an official response on the matter. Reports suggest users are seeing the ‘error 503’ message while trying to view content on it.
The company — via Twitter — confirmed that the issue is mainly impacting laptops/PCs but is working on Android and iOS.
There’s a known issue at this time. As far as we’re aware the issue is mainly impacting laptops/PCs but is working on Android and IOS. (Source)
Update 5 (August 23)
Some Virgin Media subscribers have been facing issues with the service for a few days. The company’s support team has once again confirmed that they’re aware of an issue affecting multiple households.
Depending on what the issue is from what you have advised it sounds like we are aware this is a issue which is effecting multiple households. (Source)
Unfortunately, there’s still no workaround or estimated time frame for when the issue will be fixed.
Update 6 (September 30)
Reports on social platforms such as Twitter suggest that many Virgin Media broadband subscribers are facing issues with the service in Dublin. Luckily, the team seems to be aware of the outage and claimed that a fix is in the works.
Good morning Tricia we’re currently aware of a fault which our engineers are working to resolve as quickly as possible. We do apologise for any inconvenience. (Source)
Update 7 (October 01, 2021)
The issue was finally resolved after a few hours since the outage began, as confirmed by Virgin Media support for the region.
We are aware of an issue that impacted some customers in your area. This has been resolved now. (Source)
Update 8 (July 25, 2022)
04:46 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter indicate that Virgin media is currently down or not working for many.
Luckily, Virgin Media on Twitter has acknowledged the outage with their service and said that they are working to resolve it.
Hi Jess, Sorry about this. We’re aware that there is an outage in your area. Our Support Team and engineers are working as quickly as they can to fix it and we’re sorry for any inconvenience caused. Updates can be found vis this number 08005610061. ^GT (Source)
Update 9 (July 26, 2022)
06:50 pm (IST): The recent outage with Virgin Media is seemingly resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Downdetector.
Update 10 (September 5, 2022)
03:36 pm (IST): Many subscribers have taken to Twitter to report that Virgin Media is currently down or not working for them.
Luckily, Virgin Media support has acknowledged the issue and said that they are currently investigating it. However, there is no ETA for the fix.
Hi there Emma, sorry to see that your services have been affected by this work. Rest assured, the team will be doing all they can to have this work finished as soon as possible. NB (Source)
Update 11 (October 3, 2022)
02:12 pm (IST): Virgin Media users are reporting that they are facing issues with the internet service. The company’s support team did acknowledge the issue too:
Hi Cyril, there was a confirmed outage in the area i’m afraid, can I ask if this has since stabilized for you now (Source)
Update 12 (October 4, 2022)
01:42 pm (IST): It appears that the recent outage with Virgin Media has now been resolved as we didn’t come across any fresh reports on Downdetector.
Update 13 (October 11, 2022)
11:42 am (IST): According to fresh reports on Twitter, many Virgin Media broadband subscribers are currently facing issues with the service.
Unfortunately, Virgin Media is yet to comment on this matter.
05:30 pm (IST): Virgin Media support has acknowledged the broadband not working issue and that they are looking into it. However not ETA was shared.
Hello @Gingerbird1980 We are sorry this is happening, We can assure you the issue will be fixed as soon as we can ^GT
Update 14 (October 12, 2022)
It may be that there is a smaller outage affecting you but not enough other customers to register as a local outage. You will have been offered an appointment in the earliest available slot. Sincerest apologies for any interruption in the meantime! Thank you for your patience |MT
Update 15 (October 13, 2022)
Update 16 (October 14, 2022)
12:08 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter indicate that many Virgin Media broadband subscribers are facing issues with the internet services.
However, the team is yet to comment on the issue.
Update 17 (October 18, 2022)
Update 18 (October 19, 2022)
05:30 pm (IST): It appears that the recent Verizon Media outage has now been resolved as we haven’t come across many fresh reports.
Update 19 (October 31, 2022)
01:31 pm (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that the service is currently down or not working for them.
Moreover, reports on Downdetector suggest that users are facing problems with the service intermittently.
Update 20 (November 01, 2022)
07:20 pm (IST): The recent outage with Virgin Media appears to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports.
Update 21 (November 03, 2022)
06:54 pm (IST): The recent outage with Virgin Media has now been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports on Downdetector.
Update 22 (November 04, 2022)
Update 23 (November 07, 2022)
01:06 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter suggest that some Virgin Media subscribers are facing issues with internet connection.
Update 24 (November 08, 2022)
07:08 pm (IST): The recent outage with Virgin Media appears to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports.
Update 25 (November 11, 2022)
02:50 pm (IST): New reports suggest that Virgin Media internet services are experiencing a new outage. There is still no official word on the situation.
Update 26 (November 16, 2022)
Update 27 (November 17, 2022)
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