John Lewis 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 John Lewis Broadband.

Recent Customer Ratings for John Lewis

  • Satisfaction
    2.3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.3 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2021-08-06 (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.

794 Customer Reviews over 20 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have only been with JL for a month. Broadband drops out every time I use the phone. This results with a very slow download speed currently running at 112kb/s. Have had this problem for the whole four weeks. Phone JL and they fix it for a few hours ad then it starts all over again. I have been holding on the phone this evening for 58 mins and still no answer. Time to give up and have just been answered. HOORAY.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I couldn't gain access to the internet all day yesterday and was unable to get an answer from the service team between 8 am and 11pm- at one point I held on for 40 minutes listening to tasteless crap music and a useless message telling me that I didn't have to phone in as it was possible to fix most of my problems online! I called the service team at 6 am this morning and finally got an answer - I was told that JL mainframe had reset my router's code and that I had to reboot it - I was told how to do this and ten minutes later normal service was resumed! Later I discovered that the JL website had crashed owing to Black Friday demand. Are JL trying to do too much with too little equipment? I gather from other websites that there have been problems with the JL website for at least two years. If the JL broadband service does crash again would it be asking too much for JL to put a recorded message on the helpline explaining what the problem is instead of leaving customers to wonder for 24 hours what on earth is going on?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    u.k.
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I would strongly recommend that anyone thinking of joining John Lewis Broadband read all reviews for Plus Net , because that is who you will be dealing with !! I have had all sorts of customer service problems in the 3 months since I signed up with them. John Lewis PLC don't want to know about the problems and simply referred me to the customer service dept which is run by Plus Net ! They have shown total incompetence in setting up a simple direct debit and simply accused me, incorrectly ,of cancelling it. I have printed off 100 pages of communications with them and wasted days trying to make a payment to them. Their systems to pay online do not work and it is a joke trying to get through on the phone unless you have hours to wait on hold. I left talktalk just before their latest problems and feel I jumped from the frying pan into the fire!! The more I investigate ISP's , the more I realise how shambolic they all are.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    U.K
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I changed to John Lewis recently, and needed help , phoned there help line, all you get is loud music, nobody says anything at all, I am seriously thinking of cancelling already, the service is hopeless. so much for the John Lewis name. I really thought I could rely on them WRONG AGAIN ;
  • Reviewer
    Location
    New Malden
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible. No one answers the phone. Slow isn't the word. Would definitely not recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fife
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This service was okay to start with. (I joined on the basis of good service) Had problems with continual drop off for a week. Got through to the help desk, once, after waiting for 30 minutes. Supposed to have been fixed. Still have same problem. Tried to call, 4 calls totalling more than 1 1/2 hours. No response. Do not bother unless you just like listening to 80's pop music (must be aimed at there target demographic, or cheap like the service) How can they rate themselves as good. Will change provider as soon as possible. Seriously bad service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Admittedly fibre optic broadband has only just been installed and I was warned speeds my go up and down initially, but since I've had it I've had to phone John Lewis 4 times; each time I've waited in a queue for around 45 minutes; my broadband connection keeps cutting out; and the last few days my speed has fluctuated between 0.56mbps and 2.84mbps instead of the 34-40mbps advertised!! Not at all what I'd anticipated based on reviews read etc. Sorely disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Haltwhistle
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    SHOCKING, I too wish I had read the reviews before committing, its 2 months now from start to getting a line but, still no broadband and the support phone!!!! well I have not been able to speak to anyone yet just the music, had to hang up in the end as I have a life
  • Reviewer
    Location
    NORTH CERNEY
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DIABOLICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE!
    Over the last week I have had cause to phone John Lewis Broadband helpline on numerous occasions and have experienced response times ranging from 25 minutes at the best to 50 minutes at the worst. How John Lewis can equate this with their customer service values baffles me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I wish that I'd read this site before signing up to JL Broadband....like others I followed the "Which?" guide about JL...not reliable advice at all, very unusually for "Which"? From wrongly quoted packages/ speeds/ failure to provide the agreed email address/ broken promises/ long waits for customer service/ to my password not working (twice) I'd give John Lewis Broadband "no stars" for satisfaction if I could. Hugely disappointing; I was quite wrong to assume that the excellent reputation of JL would apply to their broadband service...to be avoided unless you enjoy being continually disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute disaster thought I was going with a John Lewis product but turns out that John Lewis Broadband is a seperate company and what's worse JL don't care if they give poor service and turn a blind eye. It is impossible to escalate a complaint. So far we have been cut off, missed appointments, super slow fibre and a faulty phone line which I feel will never be resolved. The icing on the cake is that one of the engineers broke my front door. John Lewis and JLB say it's nothing to do with them so we have now got to deal with BT who frankly could care less. I feel that the hole thing is a breach of trade descriptions by John Lewis.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Laughton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Scrape away the thin veneer of John Lewis and you have BT (which owns PlusNet, which runs JLBB). Awful speed, awful service when I moved. Awful service when I first signed up over a year ago. OK, they are nice on the phone but that does little to hide their incompetence.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lanark
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful. It took 6 weeks and many phone calls to get it set up. They said the phone line needed to be reconnected, but this turned out to be true. It didn't seem to work all that well, but at the end of September it started cutting out and off. We wrote to them several times and have also phoned. Their latest reply is to say there is nothing they can do. So we are sending it back pdq.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    When I moved house I decided to switch from sky to John Lewis Broadband Service based on the Which review. It has been an abysmal experience of customer service. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get through to them by telephone. Unfortunately the online query service doesn't seem to really work in the way it should in that my queries just languished with key parts of the message being ignored. I only managed to get results when I rang through to John Lewis complaints department and stressed that I had got nowhere with them and it was they who chased the query. If I had not have done that I have no idea who I would have ever got the problem resolved! I would never recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Minety
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely shocking, as with other disgruntly customers, I read the Which report and aswell as the JL brand, thought that they would be better than BT - how very wrong I was, an utter disaster, makes life working from home impossible. John Lewis should remove their brand name from this immediately as it will ruin ther previously good record of excellent service. This service is a disgrace.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dorset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    TERRIBLE experience. Had to chase to get it set up again and again. Finally live and 3 days later they "accidentally" cut me off - no phone no broadband! The support line has a wait time of minimum 30 mins but usually longer and I held for ages on 4 separate occasions. They couldn't reinstate the line for over a week due to their error. I've asked other providers and it will cost £59 to reinstate my line and I have to have a new number too - unbelievable inconvenience. Worst of all they just didn't care less. So now I have no BB for another 7 days!
    Don't risk it with JLBB until they have got their act together!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ringwood
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Changed to JL after reading Which review. Wish I had stayed with BT. Even though their customer service is abysmal and pricey at least their broadband speed was reasonable. JL is dire. Don't switch!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Being customer for 20 days and was totally disapointed, the customer service is good, nive people kindly speaking and talking about the weather and other things, however didnot signed the contract to chat with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE SERVICE! Went with JOhn Lewis based on the excellent reviews and "Which?" recommendation. these are unfounded. followed instructions to the letter - instructions say "you may have to wait 15 minutes" been 30 hours now AND STILL NOTHING!! - NO connection, no help from customer services other than "oh it might take a few days maybe we should have sent you an email" this was after having to find bank details to tell them and all sorts of other "security questions" around 20 minutes it took them to tell me it may take a few days . WHY DO THEY NOT TELL YOU THIS IN THE PAPERWORK?? !! NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL. I shall be cancelling and going back to my original broadband supplier. John Lewis = useless. Cant say how fast it is as I have not been able to connect. I will not be recommending them that's for sure
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SOMERSET
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Awful, incompetant, couldn't give a damn service from a supposedly good company. John Lewis Broadband is provided by Plusnet, and their service is the worst I have ever encountered. Long times on hold, terrible loud hold 'music', every month the bill is wrong and I am overcharged, customer support staff are incompetent and sometimes arrogant, they don't get back to you when they say they will. Unbelievable awful bad service. Very frustrating an annoying and - I am moving over to the Coop. Be warned - this outfit give a terrible service!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Had extremely slow broadband from John Lewis Broadband for over a year, I have now switched supplier...happy with new speeds, but John Lewis Broadband still is sending me bills for a service they no longer provide. They really need to improve in all areas of their business.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Do not take out Broadband or phone line with JL, I called them to notify them I was moving in 2 weeks and they my broadband and phone that day. Refused to try and reconnect me. I took out another contract with another provider and know JL have engaged a debt company to cut an early cancellation charge from me. It was JL that cut me off although I was paid up to date! C U in court JL.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Tried to change from BT. Phone line connected but not broadband due to JLB error. Two weeks after changeover no update received, no router despatched. After 45 minute queue technical support told me that broadband order had been 'cancelled' although my recent bill shows I was charged for it. After a 25 minute queue for customer support was told that it was a JLB admin error that would eventually have sorted itself out (!) yet no emails or calls from JLB to explain/reassure. Another week delay now expected (2-3 weeks without broadband). Wish I'd stayed with BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    On moving house we decided to move to John Lewis Broadband. When we called we were advised of a 2 week lead time. We booked on-line and were given 3 possible installation dates. Chose one then heard nothing. Time was critical because I can only work from home if I have broadband and I have a very young child. Had we been advised of the real lead time, we would have found a different supplier. I called the week before the chosen date and the original date was confirmed on the phone with a time slot. Took my last day of leave off to be at home. On the afternoon of the installation i got an email giving a date of installation a week later. My husband had to take a day off unpaid to be in. When I complained I was advised that they had not confirmed the date by email. I explained this had been done verbally. Yesterday the Installation went ahead fine. Today the broadband doesn't work at all. Each time i have called I have had to wait approx half an hour for an answer. We used them because John Lewis have such a great reputation for customer service but our experience has been appalling. I regret having anything to do with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I had 8 years hassle free from BT. I changed for price reasons thinking there is no risk as BT is still supplying and its John Lewis... They're amazing ..right..WRONG


    My bt contract ended on time then no internet since..The original Installation date was missed even though I reconfirmed it. No one showed up on the rearranged date either. The equipment never arrived but customers service blamed me. They said they were certain I received it because it said so on their screen. 4 new sets of equipment were sent but none arrived. Someone then said they would send it tracked by royal mail. Then th eery said the could not as they are out of stock.

    T hey sent a BT engineer who tested with his equipment. It failed. He refused to call in to tech support saying I needed to call BT..

    They then said I should use the original BT equipment but it doesn't work. .I tried to cancel but got a message saying everything is working except BROWSING and i can't cancel.

    If I'm not happy I can wait 8 weeks which they say is reasonable to have time to fix..

    The service is run by Plus net. .. very nice people but they never do anything. ..can't send equipment by traced post..can't call you back. .can't escalate to managers..Their systems prevent any actions for the poor staff...

    I'm going to court to cancel the contract. .its the easiest way out unfortunately. .

    joe
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oxford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Dire customer service. Impossible to get through on the phone. Try emailing and they say phone. No complaint option. Will ruin the great John Lewis name.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    John Lewis broadband is a complete con. John Lewis allows Plusnet to use its brand name and you buy a package from Plusnet at an inflated price. Everyone you deal with on the phone works for plusnet and there are no John Lewis employees involved in it. Even if you complain to John Lewis head office about the terrible service, they simply refer you back to Plusnet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    thought i had got broadband from John Lewis but it is Plus net

    We have had nothing but problems since switching over to John Lewis broadband I have contacted them for the last six weeks I have left messages on there open queries page Up to then I was dealing with the same chap but now he has failed to respond for over twelve days , that was when he made this statement to me, because I was saying I was going to cancel my contract as I am dissatisfied with the broadband speeds.
    Obviously, you are well within your rights to cancel at any point but cancellation charges would apply, even if it is found to be something that was on the network and not your responsibility. However, I understand that if this is fixed then cancellation no longer needs to be an option anyway.
    This really upset me for how could anyone be responsible for something that was not my responsibility.
    I contacted John Lewis customer service about this offensive statement but they referred me back to John Lewis broadband but despite putting it on your Queries page once again no one has responded.
    It seems I am being passed from one department to another within John Lewis.
    We have had two workmen here from open reach sent by them and they can find nothing wrong with our equipment so the fault must be on the line or at the exchange.
    I have been doing regular speed tests and at times this well below what was expected at times the Broadband service is idle
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lambeth
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    So far, so good. I have been with John Lewis broadband for almost six months and have not had problems. In the first week or two the download speed seemed to fluctuate but I generally get 11-13mbps, and upload 1.5mbps. Sufficient for web use and music/video. Far faster and more reliable than my previous broadband provided by a large supermarket chain.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kent
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    no such thing as john lewis broadband they just drop ship you plus net so if you want a really poor experience just join plus net your self and save some money, but be warned its rubbish
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kent
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    just been overcharged once again, they add on extra charges and try to make you pay them. i signed up with john lewis not plus net, and plus net treat you like tescos so beware, don't expect the waitrose treatment with these lot.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Penicuik
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    If you 're looking for a pricey, slow and totally unreliable service where the JL managers refuse point blank to even discuss the absence of a broadband connection with you but still take the money then JL broadband is for you. If not don't touch it with a barge pole.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woburn Sands
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    If you can get through to Tech Support, they can be helpful on setting up issues. However having recently had my service down for nine days, they sent one update at the beginning saying it could be up to 14 days (!), then nothing further. The BT website (it was their cable / exchange problem) was not much more helpful. In the end, I found out was going on by walking down the road and talking to the BT engineers. Now the service is back up, there’s been no contact from John Lewis offering a refund for the nine days I had no service. They’ll send a customer satisfaction survey after an interaction if they think they’ve pleased you. Otherwise they don’t. A superb way for them to convince themselves that they’re great.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tonbridge
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Do not switch to JL broadband, the speed and reliability are very poor. Our fibre JL service is slower and more expensive than our old BT copper service. Big mistake and currently trying to get out of deal, who regulates this industry??!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Really abysmal and ineffectual customer service.
    When I tried to switch to JLBB broadband and telephone and they were unable to take over the phone line they refused to cancel the contract. This resulted in me being without a phone line for 5 days and broadband for 13 days, and I am still trying to recover my deposit of £11.50 almost 8 weeks later. I was put on hold for lengthy periods up to 30 minutes whenever I phone their customer services to sort out the problem. Their answer was always to transfer me to another department. I am continuing to pursue my refund and request for compensation.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Herefordshir
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Paid extra to get broadband quicker on moving house. Three weeks later - still no broadband! It was only after the first installation visit we were told a second one would be needed. This second onewas then cancelled ten minutes before it was due to be completed. The promised free router wasn't sent for the first three times they tried: fourth time it seems they have sent it to our old address apparently: despite knowing the point of changing was we were moving house! Basically it doesn't seem call centre staff know what they're doung. Would never recommend John Lewis again. No idea as to the speed or reliability: in effect they're both zero for now!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I imagine that most customers will use this service because they trust the company. Be prepared for a shock. John Lewis do nothing , they put it all through Plusnet who are incompetent . They agreed to install on 25th June but never turned up , so we reset a date for today and again they never turned up . I even had to ring them to chase progress because they are too lazy to ring me even after assuring me that it would get Meg Mackays personal attention because they let me down before.The whole experience is dreadful and it feels like nobody cares at all for the customer. Plusnet pretend to be John Lewis so watch out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I signed up with a half price offer for 3 months and was charged full price (refunded after a complaint).
    When broadband went down I was told they can no longer check the fault, it has to be sent to the faults team who could take 72 hours. It was resolved but took 24 hours. Took 4.5 and 9 minutes to answer phone but was a UK agent. The router needs resetting about once a week
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I moved to JL thinking their reputation was a reliable yardstick and reviews seemed generally ok.

    They messed up the transfer from the previous provider - didn't hear from them and then when I called - 'oh looks like the button wasnt't pressed to switch you over'. Took them another 2 weeks.

    There was confusion over the package for calls I went onto - I was landed with a big first month bill I hadn't expected - it may have been me - I'm not sure to be honest but the call centre manager dealt with this very well although their system are poor and cannot update my monthly package for another month.

    The internet line cuts out occasionally - the password disappeared one day stopping it working altogether.

    The download speed is ok -it does vary though. The upload speed is terrible - 0.3 mb which is only around 30% of my previous providers - makes using dropbox very very slow.

    Not particularly impressed thus far. I'd like to leave ..but can't.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I am extremely dissatisfied with the service received since switching to John Lewis for phone and broadband.
    After a catalogue of errors setting up my service, I was without broadband for five days, and have been without a working phone for 5 months. I had to make almost daily calls to try to resolve the matter.

    Five months later, after repeated attempts to get my telephone line working again which has been off for four months, I still have not been given a timeframe it will be working.

    The speed is also very slow, again this has not been resolved.

    Responses from JLB (Plusnet) have been very disappointing, following escalating the complaint.

    I believe most customers do not know the real level of service that they are buying, assuming they will get excellent customer service, as I did. The service is provided by Plusnet.

    Sadly this is very far from the case and I would strongly question where review companies and Which? took their initial data from.

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