Virgin Media area reference is not given due importance by many. While it is what we require the most!
Like any other Virgin customer, you pay attention to every information related to your account.
These include your personal information, subscription plan, address, and many more.
But there’s one more important detail that you should know.
Often overlooked, this is a multi-purpose tool that can make your experience better using your Broadband or Mobile.
What is Virgin Media Area Reference?
Virgin Media Area Reference is a 2-digit identification code based on the location registered on your account.
This implies the following:
- In technical terms, the area reference identifies the database where your information is stored.
- It allows us to find a general location on the map.
- These codes are mostly used in business operations and service providers to track their customers better.
For certain transactions, they use a more specific code to classify their customers better (i.e., using alphabets as a prefix).
In assigning area codes, maps are treated as grid squares.
These squares feature a number of horizontal and vertical lines which are identified by a two-figure number.
One is called an easting, and the other one is called northing.
From here, your reference code will be generated.
How to Find Virgin Area Reference Code?
It can be often confusing where to find the reference number.
If you are a Virgin Media user, it would be easy for you to know your area reference code.
For existing customers, your code can be found on the top right-hand side of your invoice.
The code ranges from 01 to 34. You can also lookup your reference code at the Virgin website.
- In order to do this, visit Virgi ecare.
- Simply log-in to your account
- Proceed to the My Bills section.
- Hover at the Overview tab
- Find your code along with your account number.
On the other hand, for new users who don’t have an invoice yet, you may download the “No Area Reference Mandate” form on the Virgin Media UK website.
You also have the option to ask for support from the Customer Care team. They can provide a list of the codes.
Virgin Media Area Reference by Postcode
This code cannot be found in your own account number, because there are areas that share certain digits in their account numbers.
Instead, the area reference code can be determined using the postcode of your residence or address.
For instance, if you are a Virgin Media customer residing in South London, your code is 03.
For every postcode, Virgin Media provides corresponding digits with that.
Let’s say you are residing in Huddersfield, England and your postcode is HD5 8PF, the reference code assigned to you is 26.
The reference code is a systematic tool to handle a large volume of customers.
It plays a significant role in the delivery of services in the cable, TV, internet, and media industry.
Area Reference List
These are some of the significant roles of the Code. You can change to Direct Debit or E-billing easily.
Not only is it cost-efficient and time-saving, but it also saves you effort in handling your accounts.
You can find all the information on your Virgin Media account in one database and access it any time you like.
For your convenience, here’s a shortlist of the most used Virgin Media Area Reference by postcode.
The country has many assigned postcodes.
Postcodes List # 1
Code 01 – 02
|01||WA (WA1 to WA16)|| |
WA (WA1 to WA16)
Warrington, Frodsham, Runcorn, Widnes, St. Helens, Newton-le-Willows, Lymm, Altrincham, Knutsford
|01||WN7 2LH||WN (WN1 to WN8)||Ashton-in-Makerfield, Leigh, Hindley, Wigan, Skelmersdale|
|01||CA2 4EN|| |
|Carlisle, Wigton, Brampton, Alston, Penrith, Keswick, Cockermouth, Workington, Mayport, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirby Stephen, Ravenglass, Holmrook, Seascale, Beckermet, Egremont, Cleator, Moor Row, Cleator Moor, Frizington, St. Bees and Whitehaven|
|01||L9 2AZ||L (L1 to L20, L21 to L29, L31,32,33,36-38 and L67-L75) L20, L30, L69, L80, L35, L34|
Liverpool, Bottle and Prescot
|02||NE29 0QJ|| |
NE (NE1 to NE70)
|Newcastle upon Tyne, White-Bay Tynemouth, Cramlington, Ponteland, Allendale, Haltwhistle, Hexham, Prudhoe, Rothbury, Bedlington, Amble, Alnwick|
Postcodes List # 2
|03||CR8 1BW|| |
CRC0, CR9, CR44, CR90 and CR2 TO CR8
|Croydon, South Croydon, Caterham, Whyteleafe, Mitcham, Coulsdon, Warlingham, Thornton Heath, Kenley, Purley|
|SW1A, SW1E, SW1H, SW1P, SW1V, SW1W, SW1X, SW1Y,SW2, SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, SW9, and SW10 to SW20|| |
|04||B64 6RD||B1 to B48, |
B99B49 to B50
B60 to B80
|Birmingham, AlcesterBromsgrove, Halesowen, Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Oldbury, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth|
|04||B91 1BP|| |
B90 to B948
|Tamworth, Studley, Solihull, Henley-in-Arden, Redditch|
|06||RM17 51A|| |
RM1 to RM 20
|Essex – Romford, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Rainham, Upminister, South Ockendon, Grays, TIlbury, Purfleet|
Postcodes List # 3
Code 06 -14
|06||ME8 9RN|| |
ME1 to ME99
Kent – Rochester, Chatham, Aylesford, Snodland, West Malling, Gillingham, Sittingbourne, Queenborough, Sheerness, Faversham, Maidstone
|09||G1-G90||G1 to G70,G78, G79 and G90|| |
|10||DD1 1DZ||DD1 to DD5,DD6 to DD11||Dundee, Newport-on-Tay, Tayport, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin, Montrose, Arbroath|
|10||KY1 4AN||KY1 to KY12, K99, KY13 to KY16||Fife – Kirkcaldy, Burntisland, Cowdenbeath, Kelty, Lochgelly, Glenrothes, leven, Anstruther, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, KInross, Cupar, St. Andrews|
|OX1 – OX1 2AF||Oxford|
|S1 to S26, S35 and S36, S95 to S99, S18, S32, S33 & S40 to S49||Sheffield, Dronfield, Hope Valley, Chesterfield|
Postcodes List # 4
Code 14 – 18
SL1 to SL9
|Slough, Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Marlow, Bourne end, Gerrards Cross|
|14||TW7 4NW|| |
W1 to TW20
|Middlesex – Isleworth, Brentford, Richmond, Teddington, Hampton, Feltham, Ashford, Sunbury-on-Thames, Shepperton, Staines-upon-Thames, Egham|
|15||N4 1JY||N1 to N22|| |
Finsbury Park, Manor House, South London
|15||NW3 3HL||—||Camden Town, Hampstead Heath, Chalk Farm, Primrose Hill|
|18||TQ2 6HW||TQ1 to TQ14||Devon – Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge Salcombe, Totnes, South Brent, Buckfastleigh, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth|
Postcodes List # 5
Code 19 – 20
|19||PO18 0SQ|| |
PO18 to PO22
Chichester, Bognor Regis
|19||PO30||PO30 to PO41||Isle of Wight – Newport, Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Ryde, Seaview, Bembridge|
M1, M2, M3, M4, M8, M9 and M11 to M35, M38, M40 to M46 and M60
|20||PO4 OBD||PO1 to PO13||South Sea, Emsworth, Rowland’s Castle, Hayling Island, Gosport, Lee-on-the Solent, Fareham|
|20||ST5 7HD||ST1 to ST21||Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent, Leek, Uttoxeter, Stone, Stafford|
|20||KT8 1RE||KT1 to KT24||Surrey|
|20||SK3 0SU||SK1 to SK23||Stockport, Cheadle, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Macclesfield, Glossop, Hyde, Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Buxton, High Peak|
|20||DA17 5DP||DA1 to DA17|
Dartford, Longfield, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Welling, Erith
Postcodes List # 6
Code 21 – 25
|21||SO22 ENN||SO1 to SO53||Southampton, Stockbridge, Winchester, Alresford, Lyndhurst, Lymington, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury|
|21||EN4 8UA||EN1 to EN8||Middlesex, Enfield, Barnet, Potters Bar, Waltham Cross|
|22||NR97 0LX||NR1 to NR35||Norwich, Attleborough |
Wymondham, Dereham, Fakenham, Walsingham, Wells-next-Sea, Melton Constable, Holt, Cromer, Sheringham
|24||DE14 2RE||DE1, DE3DE21 to DE24, DE65, DE72 to DE74||Derby|
|25||NP10 0BW||NP4 to NP44||Newport, Crickhowell, Abergavenny, Blackwood, Usk, Abertillery, Tredegar, Ebbw Vale, New Tredegar, Monmouth, Caldicot, Cwmbran|
|25||CF 31 1RS||CF3, CF5, |
CF10 to CF 15, CF23 to 25 CF, 30 to CF35, CF40 to CF 80
|Cardiff, Bridgend, Maesteg, Porthcawl, Pontypridd, Porth, Tonypandy, Pentre, Treorchy, Ferndale, Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Treharris, Barry, Penarth, Cowbridge, Bargoed|
Postcodes List # 7
Code 26 -28
BT1 to BT82
Newtownards, Belfast, Bangor, Dromore, Newcastle, Larn, Antrim, Ballymena, Maghera, Londonderry, Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballycastle, Craigvagon, Caledon, Augher, Clogher, Omagh, Cookstown
|26||HD5 8PF||HD1 to HD9||Huddersfield, Brighouse, Holmfirth, Harrogate, Ripon|
|27||TS25 3HQ||TS1 to TS29||Hartlepool, Yarm, Billingham, Wingate, Redcar, Trimdon Station|
|28||PA19 6DE||PA1 to PA19||Paisley, Renfrew Johnstone, Bishopton, Erskine, Bridge of Weir, Lochwinnoch, Kilmacolm, Port Glasgow|
|28||PA75 6NZ||PA20 to PA78||Isle of Blue, Argyll, Isle of Gigha, Isle of Jura, Isle of Colonsay, Isle of Mull, Isle of Tiree, Isle of Coll|
Postcodes List # 8
Code 30 – 34
DN31 to DN41DN35, DN38, DN39, DN40
|Grimsby,Cleethorpes, Barnetby, Ulceby, Immingham|
|30||DT1 1AF||DT1 to DT11||Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Beaminster, Sherborne|
RG1 to RG31,RG40 to RG45
Bracknell, Berkshire, Thatcham, Tadley, Hook, Wokingham, Henley-on-Thames, Reading
|31||CV12 0JD||CV1 to CV47||Kenilworth, Atherstone, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Southam, Shipston-on-Stour|
|31||IP4 2LS||IP1 to IP33||Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Stowmarket, Aldeburgh, Leiston, Halesworth, Harleston, Diss, Eye, Brandon, Bury St. Edmunds|
|34||SN7 to SN15|
SN7 to SN15
Bristol, Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Calne, Melksham, Corsham, Chippenham
|34||SN1 2JD||SN1, SN3 to SN6, SN38, SN 99||Swindon|
If you can’t find yours above, you may refer to the District Postcode column and use the two letters as your reference.
There’s also a column that tells you the towns included under a certain District Postcode.
In the event that you have difficulty in locating your Reference Code, you may always reach out to Virgin Media Customer Care to help you out.
You can also call their helpline at 07480 639 012 or visit their website.
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Reference codes are beneficial not only to existing and new customers but also to those who are still planning to get a Virgin Media UK subscription.
On the Virgin UK website, you may use the Postcode Checker to see if you can enjoy their quality services like Virgin Mix TV.
You may also use your referral code to check for other services such as broadband, TV, phone, or mobile that may be available in your area.
More importantly, the reference code can be used as a convenient way to learn about any faults or maintenance that may affect your Virgin Media subscription.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.