How you cancel your Virgin Media service depends on whether you're moving to another provider. Find out about the cancellation process and about any exit fees that might apply.

If you’d like to cancel your Virgin Media Broadband service, there are several ways to do this. It depends on whether you’re changing to a different broadband provider, whether you’re moving to another address or whether you’re cancelling for an entirely different reason.

In this article, we’ll explain how you can cancel your Virgin Media Broadband service and any exit fees that might apply when you end your Virgin Media service. We’ll also look at some alternatives to cancelling such as improving your wi-fi network coverage and speeds or adding an extra line from a different provider.

How To Cancel Your Virgin Media Broadband Service

The way you cancel your Virgin Media service depends on which of the following situations you’re in:

A different cancellation process applies for cancelling your Virgin Mobile service.

Changing Broadband Provider

If you're changing another broadband provider, you'll need to contact Virgin Media to let them know. You'll need to go through their standard cancellation process as this won't be done for you when you sign up to your new provider.

Your new ISPCan you switch without speaking to Virgin Media?
Moving from Virgin Media to BT Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to BT Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to Community Fibre You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Community Fibre
Moving from Virgin Media to EE Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to EE Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to Hyperoptic You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Hyperoptic
Moving from Virgin Media to Now Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Now Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to Plusnet You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Plusnet
Moving from Virgin Media to Post Office Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Post Office Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to Shell Energy Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Shell Energy Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to Sky Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Sky Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to SSE Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to SSE Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to TalkTalk You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to TalkTalk
Moving from Virgin Media to TalkTalk UFO You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to TalkTalk UFO
Moving from Virgin Media to Three Broadband You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Three Broadband
Moving from Virgin Media to Vodafone Superfast You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Vodafone Superfast
Moving from Virgin Media to Vodafone Gigafast You'll need to contact Virgin Media as well as signing up to Vodafone Gigafast

A different cancellation process applies for cancelling your Virgin Mobile service.

Moving Home

If you’re moving home, it might be possible to transfer your broadband package through Virgin Media’s home move service. They’ll set up a broadband service for you at your new address and your existing contract will be moved over.

Please note that the services and download speeds available at your new address may be different to those at your current address. You should be told about this before you transfer your service over. If you’re unable to get a Virgin Media service at your new address, you'll still be liable for paying the regular termination charge.

Other Reasons

If you’re cancelling your broadband service for any other reason, you’ll need to contact Virgin Media to cancel your service. You’ll need to pay an early termination charge if you’re still within the minimum term of your contract with Virgin Media.

Early Exit Fees on Virgin Media

If you’re a Virgin Media customer, you can cancel your contract subject to an initial 30-day notice period where you’ll pay full fees, followed by an early disconnection fee to take you to the end of your contract period. The early disconnection fee is as follows:

Virgin Media Broadband Plan Early Termination Charge
M50 Broadband £30.54 per remaining month
M100 Broadband £35.52 per remaining month
M100 Broadband with Oomph £32.20 per remaining month
M200 Broadband £40.50 per remaining month
M200 Broadband with Oomph £37.18 per remaining month
M350 Broadband £45.48 per remaining month
M500 Broadband £50.46 per remaining month
Gig1 Broadband £49.98 per remaining month

If you have other Virgin Media services such as home phone and TV, your early disconnection fees will be higher and will be listed on this page.

The Early Disconnection Fee is capped at a maximum of £240 across all of your Virgin Media services. You’ll need to return all of the kit provided to you by Virgin including your Virgin TV V6 box and your Hub 3 or Hub 4 home broadband router.

To cancel your Virgin Media services, you can contact Virgin Media on 0345 454 1111 or through a page on their website.

If you have a Virgin Mobile handset or SIM card, see our guide on how to cancel your Virgin Mobile service.

In some cases, it might be possible to cancel your Virgin Media service without paying an early cancellation fee. You can do this if the speed of your broadband connection is slower than the minimum guaranteed download speed you were quoted when you signed up to the service. Alternatively, this would also be possible if Virgin Media were to increase your charges by more than the rate of inflation.

Alternatives

There are several alternatives to cancelling your Virgin Media Broadband service:

  • If you’re suffering from poor download speeds, this might be due to your wi-fi network instead of the broadband connection itself. It’s worth making sure before you cancel your broadband service – simply attach a wired device like a laptop to your Virgin Media hub using an Ethernet cable. You can improve your home wi-fi network performance with a wi-fi repeater or mesh networking solution such as BT Whole Home Wi-Fi or Google Wi-Fi.
  • If you’d like an additional broadband line, you can also sign up to Three Broadband or an Openreach-based provider like BT, Sky and TalkTalk without cancelling your current Virgin Media service. This will allow you to benefit from having an additional broadband service without the need to cancel your Virgin Media service. You can also avoid paying an early termination fee to Virgin Media.
  • If you’re moving home, it might be possible to take your Virgin Media connection with you. See Virgin Media's home mover web page for more information.

More Information

For more information, see our guide on how to cancel your broadband service. Alternatively, see the official Virgin Media website for more information on how to cancel your Virgin Media service.

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  • Lawrence Brennand said:

    My talk talk contract ends mid November for broadband and unlimited calls package. If I take extended holiday from January for four months could I suspend charges, or another way to not pay whilst away

    • Hi Lawrence,
      Thanks for your comment. As far as I know, it isn’t possible to ‘pause’ your broadband service with TalkTalk, or anything along those lines. This means you’ll unfortunately need to cancel your service and then resume once you’re back from holiday as a new customer.
      Ken

  • My Sky broadband contract ends on the 27th Sept 2020 and a new provider has offered me a change over date of the 2nd of September. Will I have to pay early terminations fees? I can’t find anything on the Sky website which explains how close to the end of your contract you can get without being charged. Am I switching too early or am I Ok to switch today 18th Aug 2020?

    • Hi Paul,
      Thanks for your comment. You can cancel your Sky Broadband plan at any time, but you’ll be charged an early termination fee for the period between your cancellation and the 27th September. For instance, if you were to change over the 2nd September, you’d pay a pro-rated termination fee covering 25 days of usage. I’m not sure what plan you’re on but assuming it’s Superfast, this will be somewhere in the region of £10.34.
      Ken

  • Couple of things to take note, ISP’s like TalkTalk are now charging for use of their email if leaving, and the charges are not cheap, although OfCom have made comments about fair charges nothing has happened, so it makes more sense than ever to use Google’s GMail or MS’s Live, or a email client with reasonable charges.
    Also AFAIK if moving to BT they will pay more than EE to pay off early termination charges.

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