I’m having problems with my Virgin Mobile data in my home. According to the service map I should have good 4G signal indoors, if not 5G. I always have a connection, but often nothing will load unless I turn airplane mode off and on - it will then work for a few minutes before the same thing happens again.
Our household is also on Virgin and we have problems with our Wi-Fi signal too, so using that also isn’t a solution (not to mention that we are currently without broadband for up to 5 days due to a local service issue).
Thanks for your post and welcome back to the forums.
I'm sorry to hear you're having an issue with intermittent data service. Can you try the below and let me know the results:
With regards to your WiFi connection, there are so many things that can influence a WiFi connection some of which include but are not limited to, a fish tank being in the same room, walls being built with concrete instead of brick, it could even be that your next door neighbours router is interfering with yours. Due to this, we are only able to offer limited help. Please have a look here: WiFi Help
The Hub's location could also be causing the coverage problem so we do need to check the positioning of it. Can you please ensure the following:
If that doesn't help, you can download our Connect App which will allow you to scan areas of your home and will offer help. You can view more information on that here.
Finally, you can view more about our new WiFi Max service here.
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Virgin's mobile service is provided by O2.
Do you have similar issues in other locations? Do other O2 users (or Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile etc - these also use O2) have similar problems in your home?
I’d be grateful for any help you can give me.
I have noticed the problem in other locations but it is most noticable at home, despite the coverage checker telling me I should have good indoor and outdoor 4G signal.
Nobody else in my household uses O2 or Virgin Mobile.
With O2 it is possible to have good signal but poor data connection This is mainly due to lack of bandwidth often combined with over utilisation.
The fix is long term
In fairness enlli, it's possible with all the UK operators - but I agree that it's particularly prevalent on O2 at the moment.
@yakuzakitty- to explain, the signal bars on your phone are an indicator of the quality of the received signal, in simple terms how good it is. The speed of mobile data depends on the amount of spectrum, or capacity, that is "hiding" behind that signal.
You could easily have a very strong signal with very little capacity, just as much as a weak signal could be carrying lots of spectrum. Unfortunately for many users, O2 do currently have an increasing number of locations where there is insufficient capacity available for the amount of usage.
I see, thank you for explaining the situation to me.
Other than just changing networks, is there anything I can do to resolve this? I’m currently isolating with COVID and (as you’ll see from my original post) I basically get no Wi-Fi unless I’m sitting on the router either, so the inconsistent data issue is really an issue for me right now…