italk 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 italk.

Recent Customer Ratings for italk

  • Satisfaction
    2.1 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1.9 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2019-02-22 (Show all time 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.

42 Customer Reviews over 5 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Irvine
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got to be the the arse of IP. After many calls 2 engineers called out, never even told me about second until i got a phone call on the morning the 2nd engineer called out, stating he would call between 1pm-6pm, i told the agent, don't bother i have signed up with someone else, but hey ho an egineer called at 10 and said he would be 20 mins, then was told to cancel with new provider which i already paid money to or i would be charged any costs, they cancelled from their end, when after 4 hrs the chap got the internet working, i went straight back to new provider and signed again, 2x money still waiting on refund on the first cancelled payment, they said they would refund for lost time/internet my phone data was all used up lol, joke, now because i'm leaving they cannot do this, and because i cancelled direct debit they charge you £10 lol, no i must pay final £19.99, well they say they will persue this, even when i got home from work landline rang, has not for yrs lol, i'm Scottish you know the answer i gave them lol, stay well clear folks, really terrible internet speeds 0.02 mb lol what a joke it is now 11.0 my new IP will be about 16.0, legalised thugs, especially when you leave. They have no techinal staff just call centre people reading from a scripted screen. Stay
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not go with them. You will regret it. They tell you different things, The internet is super slow and when you cancel it and provide proof they tell you nonsense on the phone but don't actually do it. We have complained several times every time they tell you different things and after months not being with them they still charge you and on the phone says that is not even your last bill. We only been with them for 2 weeks and didn't receive the fast internet we paid for. You will be blocked from our credit card.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please read this and don't make my mistake of joining them. If you have a fault you will be stuck, stressed and spending all your spare time phoning them up.
    All phone companies use Openreach lines, and VM use their own lines, so whoever you go with will all use the same lines which produce same speeds. Go for a company who are very good at fixing faults because that is where this company is lacking.

    -Had no WIFI for 15 days out of the 20 days I have been using their service.
    -Had a seriously up and down connection during the 5 days it did 'work'
    -Engineer did all he could over 1 wk ago, wifi still broken and said that it's on them to resolve the remaining issue
    -They are closed weekends. Despite my connection going down Friday even when closed, was told they could only refund me for no WIFI from the day I reported the fault.
    -They refuse to give me refund until the fault is fixed, so in meantime are taking full payments while I have to spend £25 on EE data to tether from
    -despite having depression and severe physical health issues, paired with the fact I've been offline for over 2wks of the 20 days I've been online, they won't terminate me from the contract.

    For those who want more details:

    I've only been online with them for 20 days. After going live, the broadband has been so awful I've had absolutely no WIFI connection for 15 full days; even after an engineer was called out to have a look.

    So, since going live on December 29th, the broadband has constantly disconnected, requiring me to lose pages/re-login for my work. This has had a negative impact on my work. On January the 31st the WLAN and DSL lights on router went blank. In other words, could not pick up on internet at all. As the offices were shut, I rang them on the 4th and explained the issue. I also asked if I could get a refund for the days it hasn't been working. The guy said I could only have a refund from the day I reported the fault. I explained they were shut, and I asked if they have a record of when I was online because obviously, it will show when my internet went down. Apparently they 'can't' see this, which is a joke. The engineer who came over on Jan 11th (yup, I had no connection for those 11/12 days), showed me a device with a graph detailing the drop outs/dates they happened. He explained that my provider can definitely see this too. So basically, they're either dishonest or completely ignorant. The engineer somewhat got it working again for about 2 days, but like before, internet consistently disconnected. He told me he did everything he could, but that it was up to the provider to sort out the issue on their end.

    After finding the time I called them up on the 13th, to explain the fault was still there. However, the guy over the phone told me to switch router off for 30 min so he could do a test. I did, when I turned it back on the router had the same issue of no WLAN or DSL light. I phoned up to explain that it's suddenly unable to to pick up connection at all, even with plug directly into the line without the cover on (which is meant to be the best connection you can get). I was asked to do a speed test because the line supposedly had 'no faults'. I explained that I could not access the internet to carry out a test. Anyway, they just said they'd pass it to the fault team. I phoned up over the next couple of days to explain that I seriously need WIFI, I was advised to do a speed test again (absolute joke). So I've now been offline for an additional 5 full days. That's 16 days spent offline.

    I asked to leave the contract without any fees since my mental health is seriously suffering. I have also spent £75 on EE add-ons to tether from my phone. I also asked for a refund for what I've paid the first time I had faults, but they told me to wait until the fault stopped happening so they could calculate. In the meantime they happily took the full bill out of my account.
    Fortunately for them, the fault is still persistent, so they are continuing to receive my full payments, despite the fact I am having to pay for EE data to substitute the lack of WIFI.

    In addition, when I joined the lady on phone was dishonest about how many weeks (3) it will take to install, knowing that I needed to be up and running by at least around 2 weeks. I could have gone with another provider if she actually told me about them taking 3 weeks after hearing my concerns.
    Just an outright disgusting company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Holyhead
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Comments
    Where do I start well I've rang italk up about moveing my services to a new address as I wanted to keep the broad band with them but unfortunately I was told they couldn't provide the services where I'm moving to so they told me I would have to pay an early termination fee as I'm still in contract with them but I stated that it was them that terminated the contract not me but they said I had to pay it as it's my fault so I cancelled my DD and only yesterday I noticed on my on line banking they set up a new DD with out my permission I've emailed them but no response from them iv informed my bank and notified the police and now they are looking in to it for me so there for any body thinking of going to italk I'd think twice as they are the worst company iv ever had any dealings with so good riddance italk mere again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Comments
    Tbh can't give any stars broadband crashes every single day absolutely attrocious I did contact them recently and they allegedly did checks over the phone and said there was nothing wrong with it !!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    WOLVERHAMPTON
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Can honestly say these guys are the worst provider i have ever dealt with, was with them for 8 months and over those 8 months i can say collectively i had about 1 months internet. Its laughable once i phoned up to say the internet is working but not the phone and a manager who i was talking to said she was suprised i had internet because on her side it showing as being down. There was never a period for a day where i could say i had full coverage after months of complaining and sending emails and being dealt with by 2 different manager its the worst providers. Dont get me wrong the customer service wasn't terrible just internet and phone service is diabolical. What upset me the most is i cancelled my service and they have the cheek to send it over to debt collectors saying i owe them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Notts
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company have no communication between each other, if you have to ring them on your house phone they charge you as they did me, fifteen pounds for ringing my own internet company is disgusting, I tried to complain, as at one stage I had to ring them, they kept me on hold, put me through to wrong departments and then charged me four pounds for the call, I rang and complained and got told that the person in charge was not moving from the charges they still stand. This company, has really bad customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Anglia
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If it seems to be good tobe true then it likely is too be good to be true.
    I thought i bagged a good deal with fast fibre broadband, but oh no,this is THE most incompetent broadband company.
    Customer service staff are miserable and it really does come across they are working from home because some of them answer the phone like you've interrupted them.
    Processing is a joke. Today i received a letter for £65 bill for early termination of contract. This transpired whilst in my cooling off period and their diabolical service, i was shopped around for another quote. I told iTalk they then offered me a good deal and rectified the issues.
    I believed what i was told and subsequently cancelled the other service a month ago. iTalk then said they are UNABLE to cancel it their end so instead of dealing with the technical issue they have sent me a bill.
    Logic? None
    I phoned customer service twice today. Nobody can tell me the timescale for a call back.
    As soon as my contract ends i shall NOT be renewing it with iTALK. I may well have to pay more to another provider but iTALK are driving me insane!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Engineer repair £150.09 for vandalism outside my property was charge for a new socket that was supposed to be damaged to connect phone line ,repair took 5minutes left a mess. How do this company get away with it and my broadband as been rubbish since the day I signed up , i now have paid for a booster plug and it's not much difference. They are absolute conn artists Worse company ever!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    italk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute awful company I so would not recommend this company they tried to £218 for 1 late payment and a engineer appointment when a engineer didn't even turn up, tried to take money out of my account every other day, rang them up talked to them about a payment plan they agreed but still tried to take money out of my account so rang back up they agreed to take my card off there system and still tried to take money out of my account even though they said they had taken my card of there system so they had said absolutely disgusting company do not go with this company

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