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Virgin Media customers experiencing DNS and routing issues

Virgin Media are having problems with their data / broadband network for some home internet customers today. No, it’s not the long-running on-demand and catch-up issues this time. Oh no. It appears that their DNS servers have gone a bit Pete Tong and sites like eBay, Netflix and …

Making the switch to Virgin Media. A geeky broadband story.

The internet, in our modern world, has become essential. It’s no longer a “nice to have” thing so that you can look things up. Now we’re watching live IPTV, downloading movies, conducting video calls and working from home. After water, gas and electric we’re fully expecting the modern …

Virgin Media to offer customers free WiFi next month.

Customers of BT broadband have a great advantage over anyone else when they’re out and about given that the media giant has most of the country covered with WiFi. Now Virgin Media are getting into the game too. From next month it will offer its customers free wifi …

ZTE Blade L3 now available on Virgin Media. Cheap too.

A 5″ 480×854 pixel (196 ppi) screen, quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB RAM and 8 megapixel camera with flash. Sound interesting? What about if I mention that it’s just £79.99 with £10 airtime included. How’s about that? The new ZTE Blade L3 has arrived in the UK today. There’s 8GB of storage on board, but …

Three joins free WiFi on the Tube

Back in 2011 TFL announced plans to put Virgin Media WiFi hotspots in a selection of London Underground stations for the 2012 London Olympics. This was then rolled out to the rest of the network, allowing everyone to use them for a while before then restricting it based on …

Virgin Media SmartCall slashes £1.2 million off calls

In October last year Virgin launched Smartcall. The app, which you can download for iPhone or Android handsets let’s you use your home Virgin Phone talk plan on your smartphone. It’s effectively the home phone you can take anywhere and works on pretty much any WiFi hotspot you …

More WiFi hotspots on the Underground

If you’re daily commute takes you through Golders Green, Southgate, West Kensington, Parsons Green, Kilburn or East Putney then we have some good news. Virgin have scrambled into the relevant places and spread some WiFi love all over these stations. The Virgin Media hotspots will be available tomorrow, …

Moto G 16GB version for £99 ?

Another one for Virgin Media customers this, and we know already that the Moto G is cheap, but the 16GB version hasn’t been available for less than £100 until now. If you’re a customer you can get the 16GB Moto G for £99.99 which includes a £10 TopUp. …

Virgin Media reveals Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

Hot on the heels of everyone else, Virgin Media are also shouting loudly about their Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing. There’s some particularly good deals if you’re already a Virgin Media customer, however do have a look at our demo video and hands-on shots here. Existing Virgin Media TV, …

Virgin Media reveal Samsung Galaxy S4 Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is all set for launch. So far plenty of carriers have announced their intentions to stock the device and now Virgin Media have thrown their hat into the ring. As ever, Virgin Media don’t just give their subscribers airtime and data limits, also thrown …

MVNO Feature – Virgin Mobile

I was having a think last night, which is pretty unusual for me. It was a good think. It occured to me that here on Coolsmartphone we’re always mentioning the major networks when mentioning which new phones are arriving and when, but we don’t mention the MVNO’s – …

Virgin Media disable speed caps

The recent speed caps on Virgin Media appear to have now been lifted but don’t get too excited, they look to be coming back soon enough. The “teething troubles” have led to some customers getting pretty useless speeds on the network, which is hosted on the back of …

Virgin Media offer up unlimited data for £10 a month

Data. We all want more, even if we don’t really need it. Now Virgin Media have announced some new Pay-As-You-Go plans and now unlimited data starts at just £10 a month. It’s a simple setup. There’s two plans – “Big Data & Texts” and “Big Talk”. For £10 …

On-line, underground.

If you’re a regular reader, and not one of those naughty people who just pop by without even offering a cup of tea, you’ll know about the WiFi rollout across the Tube in London. As we reported previously, they’ve worked to push out the service these last few …

Virgin go unlimited – for just £21 a month

Today Virgin Media are going head-to-head with the Three “One Plan” and T-Mobile “Full Monty” tariff. However, the Virgin “Premiere” plan dishes up unlimited data at a lower price point – just £21 per month for unlimited data and unlimited texts. The network, which piggy-backs Everything Everywhere, is …

Status: OMG! WiFi at the Tube station

Use the Tube? Use one of the stations listed below? Hey, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be bathed in free (for a limited time) WiFi while you stand on the platform. Better still, some stations have been turned on today, so you might start seeing people like this …

Virgin Media adds more grunt to Three, Orange and T-Mobile

If you’re browsing the web on Three, T-Mobile or Orange, listen up. A new deal has been struck with VIrgin Media Business to give the networks use of their network, plus they will add 14 regional datacentres to add extra bandwidth to the three networks. The deal is …

Virgin Media TiVo Android App

Virgin Media have just released an Android app for their popular TIVO boxes. Rather like Sky’s Sky+ app, the application features a TV guide and the ability to set your box to record remotely. I find this one of the most useful features on my phone frankly, so great to …