Virgin Media Compensation Scheme
for Number Porting or Switching

Hassle-free switching is the aim and if any issues arise, we’re on it.  If you face delays or service loss when switching your broadband, home phone, or mobile number, you may be due compensation and this can be automatically applied as a credit on your account.

  • If a loss of service extends beyond one working day during or immediately after your switching request has completed, we’ll credit you €3 for each day of lost service. 
  • If your service switch is delayed by any more than one working day after the date of request, we’ll credit you €1 for each additional day of waiting.
  • If you believe that we’ve not provided you with adequate information during the switch process, or if you have another switching related experience, please complete the form at this link - Upon review and where it’s deemed warranted, we’ll apply a credit on an individual case-by-case basis. 

How does it work?

If we identify that a credit is warranted, we’ll send you an SMS to let you know when it has been applied to your account. Please check that your contact details are up-to-date in the My Virgin Media App – or on your My Virgin Media account –

If you’ve experienced a loss of service or delay in switching/porting and don’t receive a notification regarding a credit and feel you may be due one you can complete the form at this link - , requesting a compensation review.  Once you hit submit a member of our team will review and we’ll be back to you by SMS within 10 working days.

The legal stuff: Virgin Media reserves the right to make changes to this programme. Any changes will be published on this page.

Frequently asked questions

How long does switching take?

Broadband: Activation within 8 hours, from 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri.

Home Phone/Landline: Activated within 4 hours, from 8am to 4pm , Mon-Fri.

Mobile Number: Activated within 2 hours, from 8am to 6pm, Mon-Fri, and 8am to 4pm, Sat-Sun.

If you are switching both your broadband service and home phone/ landline number, we’ll switch your home phone/landline number first and once completed, we will notify your previous provider to cease your broadband service.

If I have more than one number how long does it take to switch to Virgin Media?

For multiple numbers on the one account, we aim for the switch to be in place within 8 -10 working hours. This process is carried out from 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri.

I don’t seem to have service after switching my mobile to Virgin Media, what should I do?

We’ll send you an SMS to confirm the switch is complete so you should only insert your new SIM card in your device once this SMS has come through to you. If the SIM was inserted early, simply turn your device off and on again. You can also cleck SIM placement to make sure that the Virgin Media SIM card is properly inserted in your device. If these doesn’t work for you, you can find all of the ways to get in touch at

I don’t seem to have service after switching my broadband or home phone to Virgin Media, what should I do?

If your broadband or landline is not working, you can check for outages in your area on the My Virgin Media app or on If you need more support you can find all of the ways to get in touch at

Is the compensation limit capped?

Yes, the maximum amount of compensation payable within a 30 day period is the total cost of your monthly broadband and/or home phone/landline package or the total monthly cost of your mobile plan.

What if I have another switching related experience?

If you believe that we’ve not provided you with the correct advice during your switch process, or you are facing another switching related experience, you can request a review and a credit may be applied on a case-by-case basis.

How long does it take for credit to apply?

Credits are applied within 10 working days. This will appear on your next bill.

Where can I find more information on switching?