Hyperoptic Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Hyperoptic.

Overall Customer Ratings for Hyperoptic

  • Satisfaction
    3.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.8 stars
  • Speed
    3.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3.7 stars

Based on 1034 customer ratings since 2012-02-08 (Show recent ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

222 Customer Reviews over 6 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely amazing customer service from start to end. Everyone I have spoken to has been fantastic and very helpful.

    I've never had my internet cut out in the half a year I've been with them, they never upped the price, and the speed was consistently good.

    I can't recommend these guys enough. Only downside is that its not in my new address but I feel like part of why they have been so consistently good is because they haven't overextended themselves
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am really disappointed and I strongly discourage this provider if you need reliable Internet service, especially if you are working from home.
    I'm without Internet from Friday the 10th at around 10 am UK time and still today, after ten days, I do not have a reply about when I will have back the Internet.
    Customer care is inefficient and with poor customer orientation, be ready to wait for a long time before you can talk to someone, and they rarely update you about your case.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews here. My install was flawless and the service has been top notch. So glad I switched over from Virgin Media! Customer Service is also miles ahead.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When this was sold to me, it was with the knowledge that I would be moving within 9 months.

    Comes time to move, Hyperoptic is not available in my new area. They cannot fulfill their side of the contract, but I need to pay cancellation fee and outstanding months.

    It's a small company (compared to the big players), but acts like it's already "made it" - offers the same terms of service as companies with total national coverage, but cannot deliver. Pathetic really. I will not be using this service again for personal use or for our business.

    Constant line issues, drops, and just terrible terrible customer service working off "copy/paste" scripts.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Croydon
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I had some problem with Hyperoptic reliability and it took them too long to fix it (around a month), but besides that it was all great. When it works the speed is amazing. Support is quick to response, and is usually helpful (compared to other companies). If I had a choice in my new flat, I'd definitely stay with Hyperoptic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Landmark East Tower
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I bought a pay and go service of 500MB for one year.I informed the company I have moved out of the flat before the termination date of the one year service.But they ridiculously claimed that I have to pay them one more month fee with a higher price.What a ridiculous provider it is!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband not activatable. Customer service refused all resolutions apart from an engineer appointment 4 days down the line.

    Caused 2 days of disrupted work and a huge bill for mobile hotspots.

    Wouldnt recommend to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor reliability and very poor customer service. Installation was less than 1 month ago and already I've been 4 days (and counting) with no broadband. Been on multiple calls with customer service, including the first day the broadband stopped working. They said it needed to be fixed on site and it took 2 days for the engineers to arrive. Multiple engineers were at my flat after 2 days and the building dealing with the issue for a couple of hours and said they fixed the problem outside the building and that the broadband would be fully working within 24 hours. 24 hours later still not working, spent at least 1 hour on call with customer service, had to ask to speak to a manger then who promised to ring me back later in the day. Seemed helpful. She then sent an email later in the day and when I tried to get the individual to speak with me she refused - spent ages trying to get her to speak with me again to discuss her email as promised but was told she was too busy today and tomorrow and could not speak with me until Monday. Also, now told the issue is 'complex' and can't be fixed until next week. Be wary of the company - they were very quick to install and set up, but having not been a customer for not even a month yet I realise that once you're an existing customer you are no longer a priority for the company and customer service have little or no interest.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    During last 2 month my network is being down at least once every week and it is not restored until I reach until I reach customer support. You'll be lucky if you are not kicked out from the queue while you're waiting for your spot for 1-3 hours, you'll be able to reach for some help. But even if you were able to reach customer support that doesn't necessarily mean you connection will be restored. Had to ping support several times before I finally could get my network up
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The first installation failed due to outside cables, therefore I was concerned that another attempt would be perhaps months away seeing the reviews. One week later as agreed installation was completed. Most customer service was over emails just in case I needed proof. They were so quick in replies.
    All working at the speed I requested so I certainly would recommend this company.
    Can’t comment on reliability as it was only installed today.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Terrible, predatory and outdated company policy of forcing new customers to pay an extortionate cancellation fee if you are forced to move house.

    £100 cancellation fee if you move and Hyperoptic do not support the location where you are moving to.

    An absolute disgrace. Look elsewhere (BT don't do this, for example).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Misleading. Be very very careful with this company. When joining if you live in a high rise building, never agree for them to have your router to be on the door way. They tell you this is the standard place but it's all b.s. when they can easily have the router inside like normal. But here is the catch, once you complained to have your router inside, they will say it's chargeable £50 if you want the router inside.

    Also poor customer service and very unprofessional. The girl who I spoke to was rrud. Don't waste your time with this company, they will lure you in and make you pay extra.

    STAY AWAY!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Company took months to install cables to the property... Then they decided to install to the front and back of property and engineers were completely confused on what was going on and why..
    Then once installation was agreed, the internet signal was never turned on, a month later of saying no engineers (yet plenty of vans parked outside and engineers about) still no internet.

    The engineers who turned up for each section of the installation also had no clue as to what the previous engineers were doing.

    The entire service is a joke, the customer service department is a joke and hides it's accountability behind stating the engineers are not available..

    what's worse is that it's almost been 10 years since Hyperoptic approached me in my previous property to come and install...and they still have not done any installation work to bring their service to that street. Ofcom need to ban this company outright.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London SE1
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible service! Very unreliable, internet cuts randomly every month and sometimes twice in a week. I’m constantly running out of phone data because I hotspot to be able to work from home way too often. The broadband unreliability is extremely stressful since both my partner and I have to work from home
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shepherd's Bush
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Completely unreliable service. I filled an on-line form and then spoke to a customer service representative who said that since I’m a new customer, someone will give me a call shortly to provide all of the information. After giving them two more calls no one wants to take responsibility, trying to redirect me to their colleagues. I spoke with them a month ago and they told me that they will have to build an infrastructure (bring the cable from the next street) and one of the engineers will contact me within two week as obviously they want me to become their customer. I've been waiting for more than one month now, using my personal data with a hotspot. Now when I ask them why no one gave me a call saying we’re not available in your area I received “I don’t know”. Don’t waste your time with these people, they're just completely unprofessional like they were running the company for the first time. Customer service does not even exist. Very disappointing!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Winship
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    2 months without zoom as keeps dropping
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greenwich
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst customer experience ever! I moved to a new apartment, booked installation works and was given a timeline of 1 week. Then the company said they need to do some works, I was being sent updates that it was delayed by one week, then another one. Now it is one month without Internet at my place and they say they are not sure when installation can be completed. Ridiculous!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ordered the Hyperoptic 500Gbit package since this was the only chance to get a fibre connection, with a much shorter lead time than other providers.

    Unfortunately they have proved incapable of providing a service after 3 install attempts and I am only giving two stars because of the customer service assistants on the phone, who were genuinely trying to help.

    Despite my building having had its Hyperoptic installation completed, the technicians who showed up in the evening to run the cable into my flat (which was supposed to be an afternoon install) did not find a Stage 1 cable in place as it had not been run from the cabinet to the flat entrance.

    I rang the office in the morning, and they promptly booked both the Stage 1 cable and broadband socket install jobs in the following day. Without any notice, however, they just failed to show up due to being held up at another site. I rang again, and after spending 30 min on hold, eventually got promised another install date, which they scheduled to take place 2 working days later.

    The people who showed up for the 3rd install attempt, however, were completely oblivious to the fact that the Stage 1 cable had not been run, and evidently did not have schematics of Hyperoptic's installation in the building, as they had spent quite some time checking the utility cupboards for the cable runs and trying to get through to the office for advice. So no install/activation again this time.

    Of course, Hyperoptic would likely offer me another install date and probably would provide me with a working service at some point, however now I really doubt the ability of their tech team will be able to help in case I experience any issues with their service later on - especially since they couldn't even install it in the first place.

    It is a shame, as all the Hyperoptic staff I dealt with directly were the most polite people and were trying their best to help, but are being failed by their own management and communications systems.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waited over a month for an installation date only to be told they're waiting for equipment yet all my neighbours are having theirs fitted no problem. Contacted chat and was told they'll be in touch, exactly the same thing they told me on 14th June( it's now 14th July)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I decided to switch to Hyperoptic after seeing good reviews online. I was very pleased with how easy the process of arranging an installation was.

    The engineer came to install the services two weeks ago, however, they told me that they would need permission from the building management in order to do extra work for the installation. They said that they would sort it out themselves and that this kind of stuff normally takes about a couple of days or so.

    Two weeks forward - still no service and heard absolutely nothing from Hyperoptic. I rang up the support line to ask about the progress. The person on the phone said that they're still trying to chase up the building management. I asked them when was the last time the enquiry was made and they said it was on the day of the installation. Yup, a single email within two weeks time is considered "chasing up" by Hyperoptic.

    I rang up the building management and they told me that the last email they received from Hyperoptic was several months ago. I called Hyperoptic again to check what email address did they try to reach out to for the permission. It turned out they had wrong contact details. I was waiting for two weeks for nothing!!! Who knows how long I would've had to wait if I didn't take this matter into my own hands.

    Everyone in my household is working from home so having an internet connection is an absolute must. We haven't had service for two weeks and no one has bothered to give any updates on the situation. We had to purchase data packages and use our mobile phones for wifi.

    I'm really disappointed in Hyperoptic and I am shocked how incompetent they are in cases like this, especially with so many positive reviews on Trustpilot.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am with them for few months from day 1 the speed they promised not even run 4k videos keep buffering on you tube now i am moving home and they done have service in that area now they charging £140 for early termination no other company does this except this rubbish company does
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I waited for a month to get Hyperoptic Wi-Fi and still nothing happened. I needed to spend money over other mobile Wi-Fi while they were trying to understand how to instal their own broadband. I am really upset by the lack of honesty from them. They kept telling me that they would have sort out everything in a couple of days, but that became weeks and then an entire month. Speaking with another broadband company, to which I explained the situation they couldn’t even understand how a company would be so useless and unskilled. Huge delusion, especially because the reviews about them were so great!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      4 stars
    Comments
    This is a shambles of a company.

    I've been with them for over 5 years now and I've had the same issues for the past two years.

    The Internet keeps on dropping off. Every evening the router lights turn off and it reboots itself, at least twice a night. Terrible when your into a football game and your casting stops!

    They sent out a new router last year and the same problem has been occurring.

    I emailed customer service, a guy emailed me back as THEY DON'T PICK UP THE PHONE UNLESS YOUR A NEW CUSTOMER! To suggest changing the Internet cable from the box to the router to which I send please send one out. They did but its 0.5m! It needs to be 2m to reach the router! They emailed me back saying they want to close down my inquiry to which I suggested not to as the same problem hasn't gone away. I have had to buy my own which I don't mind doing but what a waste of time and effort for something so small. I had to wait over a week for there cable to come through the post.

    I have had no phone service since and I emailed them 3 times to ask them to take alook at the phone line. To this date I have had no telephone and the age old reoccuring Internet dropping.

    A ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING COMPANY WITHOUT ANY DECENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We bought the fastest (and most expensive) available hyperoptic package as we were tired with BT's intermittent service. It is indeed fast - but only as long as you are right next to the box. Stroll a couple of yards down the hall to my bedroom and I get less than 0.5mbps download speed. Honestly! What a terrible box they sold us. Does anyone know a provider that can deliver a service in the whole flat?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    IPTV not working since 2 weeks with fibre connection
    Since last week faster broadband hyperoptic fibre I've not been able to watch anything over IPTV.

    The channels are connecting all the time internet light on



    IPTV used to work fine when I was on normal broadband and the old router, but since last2 weeks nightmare after another!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Great bandwidth. Unfortunately poor customer service. It’s the second time that they have given us 2 weeks notice for planned maintenance. As someone who has to work from home, their planned maintenance/outage during office hours can’t come at a more inconveniet time.

    We have begged them to either carry out the work during out of office hours or weekends, but they were not willing to change
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I lost service for 9 weeks, their customer service is a total joke! You raise a ticket, wait 3 days being ignored, then get an email saying they are closing the ticket because of inactivity.

    Finally they replied, blaming me which was proven not to be the case. Then they went quiet again

    In the end I withheld payment, and got a series of aggressive emails saying they had suspended a non-existent service. Still no resolution, they make BT look good!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I can read many bad reviews, mostly from London. I know unsatisfied people are more motivated to write complains and bad reviews. I have used many providers over 30 years and this Hyperoptic connection is certainly the best of all. But the quality may well depend on the location. And fortunately I did have to test their CS.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    you start with an awful installation on your wall, they do not care about your flat. Speed is very variable and forget the marketing published super speed. Customer care does not work, experiencing delays in answering is ordinary. I am moving to another company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute joke of a service, line goes dead for a minute or two in the middle of meetings, several times, each day, everyday. They fix it for you over the phone and back to the same "service" the next day.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    NW London, UK
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Tl;DR: Don't fall for the 1Gbps marketing. Or any of the "faster speed" marketing on their media. Just another average provider, they just stretch the facts more than usual.

    Being honest, if you only need an average connection and northing out of the ordinary - just like with Virgin, BT, SKY, Talk Talk and others - and DON'T need the speed that they advertise you may be just fine. Just like any other average connection.

    But if you're choosing them for the "fibre to the property" and the "over 12x faster than the UK average", don't step any further.

    For emails and ocasional netflix/YouTube it's okay, but if you happen to work from home and make regular video conference calls/meetings, or work with heavy files, or stream 4k video, etc., manage your expectations and proceed with caution (or broaden your search).

    I have been a Hyperoptic client for about 14 months now. Got the 1Gbps from day 1 and according to Hyperoptic own tests my speed is less than 500mbps download - tests performed by their own engineers are attached.

    After months with back and forth, several tests on my end and many visits from their engineers (with loooong waiting times for responses and huge lack of communication in between themselves) they are now just offering me to downgrade, as they can't deliver on what they sold.

    Yep, so all that competitive advantage marketed all over their media that made me choose them over Virgin is out of the window. And they don't really seem to care.

    For the record, I have spoken with other people in the same building and many others are going through the same issue, but Hyperoptic is never clear about that, nor has provided with any idea on when the issue will be resolved.

    The way they also handled the whole low-speed complaint was very unprofessional, with one of the engineers even trying to convince me that under 500mbps on a 1gbps connection was "very good".

    Overall I see huge potential in the company and hope they improve very soon, but right now what I can see is that they're overpromising and underdelivering. It's a petty.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Canary wharf
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I’ve been a hyper optic customer for over 10 years. I have been generally disappointed with the speed of my 150 gb.
    It is not uncommon to have streaming movies start to que.
    especially around 11pm to 1:00 am the speed is horrible.
    I don’t get it. It is fiber optics. I’m grateful that we are finally moving and I can pay their cancellation fees after being a customer for 10 years. That’s hyper. I wish I never met you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    When it works it quick, but on a twice weekly basis they take the network down for maintenance without telling you, CS are useless and rude. Constantly getting calls from their sales team to upsell
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I don't understand all these negative reviews. We now have Hyperoptic for at least 5 years in our block of flats and I never heard of or experienced any downtime.

    Installation went without any issues and the engineer was polite and did a great job. He routed the cable nicely along with the ceiling, precisely to the point I wanted to have the router. Since then I buried the cable in the ceiling and extended the cable. Easy enough to do.

    Initially, we had the 100Mbit connection which was upgraded for free to a 150Mbit connection. While working from home and being reliant on a fast and stable connection I upgraded to the 500Mbit connection. I used the online chat to do that and it took literally a second and I had my 500 up and down. For this, you obviously have to connect via a cable. A lot of customers seem to complain that the wifi doesn't deliver the promised speeds but most computer wifi adapters max out (if you are lucky) at 300Mbit. If you are in a different room, forget to get full speeds. That's simply not possible. You could run cables and have multiple access points to achieve this.

    I also had an issue with the old first router as I wanted to assign more static IP addresses and they send me a new one immediately free of charge.

    Speed is as advertised and I get an incredible ping of 1ms. For the cost of now £35, this is a bargain.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Islington
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The guys that came to repair the broadband were very very good. Polite, jovial and left a very pleasant taste.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't touch them with a barge pole.if I could give 0 stars I would. Worked ok for the 1st few weeks then nothing, All it does is buffer. Called them up and they asked ethernet or wifi? Said wifi, oh just connect ethernet and it'll be fine. No it's not, she then said it's because the router is to far away from TV??? You kidding me on you placed the router, her response we place it beside the front door? That's your problem then get it moved, no their policy is it goes beside the front door??
    Then told I needed a booster cable, not their job to provide so cost me £26 and guess what - didn't make a bit of difference.
    I'm now paying for a service that DOESN'T work. Wish I'd researched these cowboys before I got them. Worked during cooking of period then as soon as this is over and your stuck, it stops working. do not touch this company. Pay that wee bit extra to someone who can provide a service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My broadband with Hyperopic was activated in the mid of December, after just a week use, the internet is down. I called the customer service and they told me they will send me a new router and it will arrived in one or two business days.
    Since it's already near Christmas, I asked them whether they could call the courier to check whether the courier company still work during Christmas, then they told me it's a unreasonable request and I was crazy to ask them to do that. I was surprised and utterly disgusted. I couldn't see why it is a unreasonable request and why I was called a crazy person. I told them that I simply wanted to get more information in regarding to the delivery. They told me repeatedly that it is an unreasonable request and under no rule or regulation they should do that. Then I asked them whether they could keep me updated on the delivery, they told me I should check my email about that. I told them I didn't have any internet connection so I would prefer a phone call or a message. They told me I could just call them back to check it. I insist that they should at least provide some updates as it's not easy to call them as there is always a long wait. Finally they decide to ring me back the next day to provide update.
    However, it's been four days, I haven't heard any news from them and I still didn't receive my router.
    I can see many people have some bad experience with this company according to their feedback. However, I can never imagine that the customer service in a well-established company can say such vicious things to a customer via the phone and make empty promise without any consequences. If any company should go bankruptcy during the pandemic, this company should definitely be on the top of the list since no customers should go through such experience and no one should use this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utterly disastrous service!!!
    So, here i am, writing a review about Hyperoptic company and their services. I've had my fibre optic installed on the 11th of December, all went went, just at the end the engineer said there was a switch missing inside their main cupboard unit. The infamous part took no more no less than 10 days to get replaced!!! Yesterday, the 21st of December, after calling them to ask why the internet wasn't running, i was told that it needs to be activated from their end, which will be on the evening, or the following day in the morning.
    As usual, the next day around lunch time, i called them up to see what's going on, just to be told that the switch that was installed isn't compatible with their equipment, and now another one has to be replaced with!!!
    All this time, since the 11th I've been paying a daily data fee to my mobile phone provider, as i am working from home and need internet.
    I know already that will take another at least a week for them to get that part replaced, then God knows what else will come up " not compatible" or broken down...i can see it already not having Internet until the New Year, with Christmas and all the holidays coming up now...
    Is this truly a decent service to be provided, to have to wait this long, then again be told it's still not running... I'd give it less than a star if i could, it's so utterly ridiculuous the level of service...
    Now, I'm sure someone from their company will probably reply with the usual standard" we're really sorry for what's happened, we do whatever we can and take our customer service seriously"...
    I ask you now: how will their answer, whichever that is, help me get my internet up and running? You tell me that!
    Instead of blind replying with standard, sugary, empty words, i'd seriously re-evaluate how their engineers work, what the issues they encounter that can be looked at so that it doesn't happen again...
    This is what I'd do:be practical!!! Stop the BS wording than anyone can throw around and do something physycally to action your issues, for a change!!!
    I'm sorry for all those that are usimg their services and say it's decent speeds and customer services...all i can review is based upon my experience, i hope I'd be the only one to have this happening to, but something tells me that this is how they run their services, which is an absolute joke, if you ask me...
    Knowing now that my holidays have been ruined with having no internet, I'll be looking at cancelling the contract and testing out another supplier of fibre broadband...hopefully not all of them would be so bad...or maybe they are??? Something to be seen...
    Happy holidays everyone, hope to get at some point next year my internet running with some sort of decent customer services...not asking for great service, if you noticed, just decent one...is it maybe too much to ask???
    I hope not..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Every year the same history!

    Yes, every year if you want to renew with these guys you better just CANCEL the service and become a NEW CLIENT. Trust me!

    This time I'm just shocked, I decided to try replying the renovation options email and I actually could get Jovana to agree with the "management" to give me 150Mbps for £25 a month (that's a £4 discount goodwill gesture that they applied on my account).

    After 2 weeks I decided to check if I could instead go with 250Mbps that is £3 extra a month. Do you know what the "management" said?

    "No Felipe, if you go with 250Mbps you will lose the £4 goodwill discount, which means you will have to pay £7 extra a month!"

    Yes, that's Hyperoptic but now I'm in a horrible situation, I have 12 months with them and will need to wait that to cancel it again and become a new customer and pay £20 a month for 150Mbps, or even less if you count the cashback with Quidco for example.

    CANCEL every year and become a NEW CLIENT, that's the only way to go with Hyperoptic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallingford, Oxfordshire
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    By far the worse broadband provider. I give them one star in all categories as this is the minimum possible score. They do deserve a zero though throughout. We've had ongoing problems with broadband since we joined Hyperoptic on October 16. I never heard of them before, the only reason we joined is because the developer from whom we purchased a property work with Hyperoptic.
    What is the problem. They talk on the phone and the make suggestions and so on (at times rehashing standard information that you can easily google, e.g. the difference between 5GZ and 2.4Ghz in WiFi). That's where the buck stops. Its almost impossible for them to provide hands on/engineering support. We had to wait for ~3 weeks for an engineer. The case how to be escalated to something they call "Advanced Tech Team" or something like that. This team will decide if engineering are needed. The appointment with the engineer could not be brought forward, we had to wait and that's that. Interestingly, Things improved after the engineer had been, but as it turns out only temporarily. We now have intermittent internet and frequent interruptions on a daily basis. We asked them on November 25 to try to monitor things. They ignored. Each we call them they give us the same spiel. Try so and so, which we have already tried anyway as by now we have become experts in troubleshooting internet. Eventually, today December 19 we talked to a manager. It looks like we might have to wait for at least a week before something happens.
    You see, the standard model for a broadband provider is customer service, hands on work-engineering and hardware. They fail in all three categories. The service people will try to put you off by suggesting the same kit and caboodle each time you talk to them. They are polite most of the time, but it would be better if they were to do their job instead. Engineering support is practically non existing. I suspect their engineering network is too small. So if, like in our case, the problem is outside the property, and we can prove it, even though they keep on asking us to repeat the same tests that we have repeated many times now, that's it, you basically had it. We have put a huge amount of time and effort, missed many of our online meetings from work, huge upheaval and disappointment, this is the year of COVID where many people like ourselves work from home and they need a robust internet connection. But they cannot provide it. Not only that, but they are not committed to providing a good service. Despite what they advertise at the front of their website.

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