NOW 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 NOW Broadband.

Recent Customer Ratings for NOW Broadband

  • Satisfaction
    2.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.9 stars
  • Speed
    2.5 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 425 customer ratings since 2021-01-24 (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.

359 Customer Reviews over 9 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined 1st July & am still waiting. I had 9 Open Reach engineers who kept coming to install inside, but there was a connection error so needed a dig outside to make my line Live. Plus 1st engineer signed the job as 'Done' hence my phone stopped and I was charged for 1st month though I not only had Nothing at all but they also lost the phone number I've had 50yrs! The NOW team told me "if you leave & rejoin we can change the Open Reach order" ... They lied! I left but they wouldnt let me rejoin due to 'Not having a live line'"?!! Talk about catch 22...You can't talk to Open Reach direct... You have to go via your provider... But I don't have a provider anymore!! Lack of communication with Open Reach and easiest way of getting rid of problem was by telling me to leave. I have had the fix outside but there is now another fault lower down the street but that won't get fixed cos I don't have a provider. No provider will take me on as "I don't have a Live line" I want to scream now. Both NOW & Open Reach are to blame... Ombudsman here I come!! Newspapers too!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service. After 6 weeks we still haven't got broadband even though open reach had the line connected straight away. I've spoken to numerous people on the phone and it was only the last person I spoke to who spotted the problem. I can only assume the other are either badly trained or just incompetent. I cancelled and have now signed up with Virgin. Absolute waste of time, wouldn't go near them as a broadband provider
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rickmansworth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    NOW TV failed to turn up to install the Broadband, only to let me know they would not make the appointment after the appointment time.

    I have since cancelled the order, but I am now struggling to get a refund. Initially I was told they could not refund my credit and and had to send a cheque, which has never arrived. All of my follow up Emails have been ignored.

    I have now had to get the credit card company involved, to process the refund.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    avoid them, I was scammed by over £200, very poor customer service and their telephony staff yelled at me at two ocassions. I booked a broadband installation with NowTV, waited for a month, engineers came over and said that there is no line they can use so they can't connect and advised to get different provider i.e virgin, as there was virgin line. They assured me that I don't need to do anything and they will let billings team now and my account will be cancelled and installation fee refunded. They never cancelled my account and kept charging my card every month without any authorisation, I've cancelled direct debit straight away and they still kept charging my card, becauise they had card details. I've called to log a complaint, telephony guy said that their company has no complaints department whatsoever so it's impossible. I asked him why their website has whole complaints page and ability to log a written complaint? They said i'm making this up as they don't deal with complaints at all.. Assured me that broadband is cancelled. TWo months later I am still being charged.. No standing orders or direct debit, they are making unauthorised charges to my card directly because they have the details.. I have logged a complaint on their website, it promised 3 weeks response-resolution. 2 months later, no response. I called their telephony to cancel again, just to get yelled at by a girl, saying that i should stop making up the complaint story, as they dont have complaints team and there is nowhere to log a complaint, and that my services are fully active lol

    Worst company ever, avoid! Seems like if you get any issues they will never resolve them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hounslow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse service every in the UK... 1 month and still I don't have internet.... Horrible service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    My wifi didn't go on fir the first day when it was supposed to go on so i called the customer service and they quickly pass me on to relevant team and send an engineer in a day. The engineer work very hard for hours to fix the problem and in the end he manages to produce a very satisfying result.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've had them for two and a half years and it's been the most reliable broadband service I've used. I've had to restart the router six times or so in this period and that's pretty much it. Not straight-forward to find the contact phone number but this is similar with everyone these days.
    I'm sorry that they don't offer service where I'm moving.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    chesterfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The service was fine, the router they provide is absolutely shocking.
    Terrible Wifi and would constantly need to restart the router.
    BT/EE router is considerably better.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Can’t get signal in next room 3 metres away.
    Signal sometimes goes slow/ buffers, in same room as router. This is fibre broadband.
    Customer service keep repeating it must be the ‘environment’! won’t accept it is the type of router. Even though I have explained over and over again, I have NEVER had this problem with other broadband services.
    Totally dissatisfied
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely useless without a doubt the worst option on the market I’ve cancelled after two weeks customer service is terrible internet connection is terrible WiFi Is simply unusable steer well clear of now broadband!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    HOUNSLOW
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse Service provider..... One month it take for the engineer to install the internet....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Heysham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely shocking. Don't waste your time or money. After over two months of trying to get Now Broadband set up I have given up. In total I was given 9 different instalation dates, the only one of these which wasn't cancelled, moved or just didn't get booked correctly I sat at home all day and the engineer didn't turn up. They seemed absolutely incapable of booking an appointment for me, I would be told I had a date then 2 days later they would ring me and ask for three dates, invariably about a week after my original date, then they would say the first one hadn't gone through. After hearing 'I can only apologise' for the 100th time I realised that was literally all they could do and gave up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hastings
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am not even connected to now Broadband yet and they can't explain why the order is not being completed,I ordered on the 8th of july 2021 and they took over my line on the 26th but i still have no hub or start date, when i tried to cancel the order they said they need 72 hours and have to pass it over to a manager to confirm the cancellation??? This is a worse company than Italk avoid at all cost.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harlow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ***AVOID AVOID AVOID*** after waiting over a month with no updates, the company eventually told me that the order had been cancelled by mistake. They said I had to re-apply....(Not Likely). The staff are all on a work experience from a primary school. they are thick, rude, unprofessional, non empathetic, and totally useless. (They all seem to be based in Ireland! Make of that what you wish.) They quote data protection, and won't tell you who they are, they really don't understand life because they have no life experience. Pay peanuts, get monkeys!The negative feedback and comments on this site tell the truth. In fact they will not be around soon they are so bad, Virgin is much better, are they are also useless so YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. ***AVOID AVOID AVOID***
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    OMG....Do not waste your time with these cowboys. Waited over 1 month for connection, then they cancelled order due to a technical error. More like a thick member of their team from Northern Ireland who refused to give their name or team due to data protection. This was not a data protection issue, just rudeness and thickness from the thick female. Believe me these cowboys won't be in the broadband business for much longer. They are rubbish, even Virgin are better, are they are really bad !. Eventually they terminated the call because they had no where else to go......YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful been waiting for broadband for two months and I’ve had several issues with open reach engineer which always comes down to bad communication from nowtv side! Avoid at all costs it isn’t worth it. Pay a bit more and go for someone reputable
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute RUBBISH! COMPLETE RIP-OFF. The past half a year it's been dreadful. Keeps dropping and disconnecting over 20 times a day even though it's only being used on a single device at a time to just do general light browsing. Last time I did a speed check the download speed was 2.62 and the upload speed was 0.48! For approx £20 a month that is the biggest ripoff! Honestly do not bother. Thankfully, it was only a 12 month contract and I'll be switching to a different provider by the end of this month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swindon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I had standard broadband and ordered an upgrade to fibre. The transfer date was postponed at least twice over a week or so, then on the final date I was told I would be transferred to Broadband, Now cut off my existing Broadband and didn't set up my fibre. I called to query and was told there was a fault on my line. However, they weren't sure why they cut off my broadband. Having googled this, it's sharp practice which they use to avoid paying Openreach for 2 open lines -even if they can't fulfil their contract. I've since made numerous calls and have been told the Openreach were instructed on Saturday..it's now Wednesday. Apparently, they may contact me today or tomorrow to tell me that it might take a further 2 or 3 days to get an engineer out. My wife and I work at home and rely on the internet. Nobody at Now will chase Openreach or have any idea what is happening. It's a complete joke and I think fraudulent behaviour.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's terrible. Just switched to Now broadband and it's absolutely awful. Really annoyed. Was with TalkTalk, which was great. Now is the absolute pits. Avoid at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    south west london
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    the speed is variaable and most of the time is dead i had them before when they used to be sky i wonder why i had them again thniking they might have improve with changing there name from sky to now its sooooooooo anoying my kids cant do online home work i cant do my daily task online only some time of the day lets say one hour or so it become ok then drops the signall very very very poor service not worth penny
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    There is problems constantly it can work and then suddenly speed I'm getting us 0.56mb/s and then back again to 70. I've been told by two ppl at now tv that the routers they provide are old and unable to maintain the speed they promise but when trying to raise with someone to get a better router the managers insists that the information is not correct.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switched to these as had NowTV account and comparison website suggested that they would be faster than ordinary broadband. What a mistake, had issues with data protection, shocking customer service and highly unstable broadband and router. NEVER GO BACK
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Now broadband is absolutely the pits, I've had fibre 80/20 with BT, TalkTalk and EE, not an issue with any of those providers, speeds were constant 76 down and 19 up, however, after moving to Now broadband fibre, they have locked my speed to 53 down and 19 up, customer service does answer when you send a message but they can't help.
    My advice is, don't bother with this provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful. Gave it a chance and got BB +The Tv package for 18.99 a month. Awful constant buffering. Losing connection. At one point nearly everyday. When I called they said I only have copper wire I really need to upgrade to fiber as the package I'm on is only really for reading the news online and surfing and I'm only getting 11mbps! I was laughing at this point, and pointed out that they had sold me it with NOWTV CHANNELS lol. I swear ridiculous. I think I was more annoyed that they treated me like I was stupid. Now I'm paying £24 a month and to be honest its not much better, they said id be getting 40mbps plus.I am doubtful. Thinking of cancelling as I'm tied in for another year now apparently!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Now broadband is just AWFUL. You can use one device as long as you are beside the router. I live in a city centre and this is the best I could get. They have the gall to jack up the price by 50% after a year. Astonishing! I literally couldn’t get a signal in my bedroom which is 8 feet from the router. Don’t buy this. Fair warning.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up gave my current provider 14 days notice.
    Plenty of e mails but no action router was charged for but not arrived, on day of change over b band disconnected, I contacted them and I had failed at the first hurdle but they did not know why. They really did not have a clue on what they were talking about . All I could do was reapply for an account and that would take 14 days
    Went back to my old supplier(plusnet) who were very helpful gave me a good deal and would rush everything through.
    Basically do not use Now is my opinion.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    louhhborough
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    absolutley shocking broadband. I have one the best package available with a "promised" 63 mbps. When I try to play on my ps4 or stream videos I am at around 800 kbps which is 1990 esque Internet speeds. Would not recommend for anyone who wants to do a simple Google search. Save yourselves
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gosport
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Really bad experience with the customer service. I had a no contract option with them, I explicitly said I wanted to keep the account open due to the no contract option but I'm vacating the property and don't have a move in date for the new property. They mismanaged my account for 9 weeks, keeping the line active despite the property having been let and the new tenants using the line. I've had broken promises to fix the issues, refunds promised that never happened, promises for supervisors to contact me that never happened and customer service staff hang up on me. Appalling service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up for fibre. Due 30 April.not supplied. Phoned 10 times and no reason given . Kept closing complaint though not resolved. No service to date and no feedback. Utterly appalling service. Should be made to stop offering broadband as obviously incompetent
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Skipton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    After more than 10 years with Plusnet I moved to the Now Broadband ADSL service 10 days ago. Good communications from Now Broadband from the time of ordering to the change-over of service. New router arrived in plenty of time and the change-over itself went without issue. I have consistently received 20.5Mbps download speed and usually around 1.2Mbps upload. This is a clear improvement on what I was getting from Plusnet. So far, it does appear that Plusnet have done me a favour in their no longer appreciating loyal customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Never had customer service this exceptional. Reported no service on Sunday due to broken outside cables. Jess from Now TV was so helpful. Knowledgeable and friendly. Engineer called Tuesday for repair.
    Very impressed with this company. Excellent broadband at very reasonable price.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bognor Regis
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    not reliable at all, goes off for no reason, speeds are not even close to advertised(even when using ethernet), the router they provide has terrible range
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greenhithe
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Poor connection. Keeps cutting in and out, weak connection. Would not recommend. Will be changing over to better internet provider as soon as the contract ends.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ROMNEY MARSH
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Just started with Now Broadband, quick delivery of Hub,easy connection on activaton day, all devices working ok by 10am after entering password, printer works fine and smart TV is fine with Netflix and iplayer.Had a phone call to say my free calls were up and running and could make as many calls as I like. Not needed customer service yet it's early days but all good at the moment
  • Reviewer
    Location
    York
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I typically have one major issue with internet a week. I have trouble teaching online, subtitled movies display no words because of speeds. It doesn't matter what time of day it is or the amount of people using the service at any given time. It is 4:30 AM, and I am having issues connecting to the server. Also, I pay for the higher speed service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fallowfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We are students and have had a really bad time with this broadband. It constantly cuts in and out, we have rang up 7 times and it still hasn’t been repaired and are really concerned as exams are coming up and we really rely on internet. We have been promised products to improve the signal twice and have not received them, and keep getting told we will be called back and never are. Really disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I watch TV shows on my phone, us using data because this cannot handle the basics.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    rugby
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Not able to supply the speed they have been charging me for.very poor service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Literally can not play a single online game without disconnecting. Can not believe they charge people for this service. Asked for help to improve the WiFi got no help whatsoever and now I am say here having scrape pennies together to pay the contract off. Would rather **** in my own hands and clap before giving this company a second chance.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish broadband tonight I have no internet I work from home. The past two months have been dire. When I rang for advice I was told 6 devices were too many. Two laptops two phonesNOT IN USE no apps open a smart tv on standby and a work mobile not using any internet. Really!? Want to charge me to leave and. The day they confirm my new provider has been in touch and confirming the change will take place in 3 weeks and they will charge me my internet starts playing up. The day after and the orange light meaning no internet has been on for over an hour. But they still want money. The clown on the phone told me that I couldn’t raise a complaint or a dissatisfaction with her as “we don’t have a complaints procedure’. Upload speed was so low my IT department at work laughed and said they were pretty sure now tv had no right charging for such poor service. And this was while word to the router. Can’t wait to get a decent connection. With someone else.

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