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
    2.5 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars
  • Speed
    2.5 stars
  • Reliability
    2.5 stars

Based on 342 customer ratings since 2021-08-11 (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.

414 Customer Reviews over 42 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bath
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ever since moving into my house I've had intermittent connection issues. The process of diagnosing them with Now has been exceptionally painful. They make it as difficult as possible to reach the customer service and technical teams, and so far (11 months) the issue has not been resolved.

    Now has consistently been difficult and are uninterested in finding the problem, even going so far as to say full internet dropouts are cause by too many connected devices. Surely a modern router can handle a few phones, two desktops and a few laptops? Either way, the issue still persists when just a single pc is connected via ethernet cable.

    I take every opportunity to convince friends and family to avoid their service, but for most of my neighbours who also use Now don't need much convincing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glastonbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful broadband connection. Kept disconnecting and within 5 days, I have ended my new contract with them and switched to a more reliable company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Now let themselves down with the old routers the provide. Had issues since day 1 (multiple connection drops) which were never related to the broadband supply coming in, but devices connecting to their hub/router (basically if more than 4 things are connected at once you risk issues). I’ve had replacement hubs, long phone calls to tinker with settings, openreach visits to relay cable…you name it, but still the cutouts remain. Considering we work from our home this is a big problem! After 6 months we finally decided to switch elsewhere!

    If you’re a casual user, you might get by without issues - otherwise if you do you’ll need a better router, and Now won’t tell you which other router models work with their setup.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unreliable over a period of a year. Despite boasting speeds of up to 60Mb it struggles to handle two smartphones running at the same time. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swansea
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been waiting over two weeks since my broadband was supposed to go live, have been in touch 6 times, every time told I would hear back within 72h. Nobody ever gets back in touch and it is left to me to call again. Horrendous service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give -100 then I would. Placed an order. Asked for the service to be supplied in my new home, but the hub to be sent to my current address. I wanted to have the hub arrive at my current address so I would be able to accept the delivery and have my internet available for the day I moved. Apparently they did this. I logged in to check on the hub delivery and it was being sent to my new address, 503 miles away. Called to have the address changed. Clearly that was stupid of me to think that was an easy fix. Had to cancel my order because the hub delivery address could not be changed!!!!!!!!! I was told if I placed another order, my internet active date would be 6 days later to what I had ordered. That is utterly idiotic considering my date was already booked. Ended up complaining. A manager was supposed to call me today, but obviously that was far too much work. Called just before 5 to find out when the manager would call and I was told I could get my chosen date. Placed another order. Then I got an email with them delaying it 4 days. Called and complained again. The agent, for the third time, requested a manager to call but he could not amend my active date. Again I cancelled. BT can get me online the next day, and I do not get why it was impossible to change my hub delivery, nor keep my original date. Apparently the manager who couldn't be bothered to call me today will call me tomorrow. I have a feeling hell may freeze over first. If they are this incompetent in placing an order, I've had a very lucky escape. I would rather pay an extra £5 a month to BT than deal with this incompetence, inconsideration and pure ignorance. Good riddance.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Poole
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Ok so no, it's not the best broadband I've ever had but it gets the job done. I live in a small flat and there are still issues with coverage. What I must say though us their customer service has been excellent. They answer straight away, give clear and helpful advice and are just open and honest, I called around 4 to 5 times in total with several different queries and every person was excellent. Very good price, shame they don't supply my new address! No hassle to cancel at all 10/10 service - thank you! Keep doing what you're doing
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst interaction I have ever had with a company. The company structure is specifically designed to prevent customers speaking with the people that can help them. They might be cheaper than alternatives but it is in no way worth it. With the time and hassle involved you will end up worse off. I wouldn't go near this company again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincoln
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely the worst provider I have ever been with. Customer service is non existent, always blaming the customer for the glacial broadband speed. Never take responsibility for their poor service. Broadband works 5 minutes out of the day and that's about it. NEVER GO WITH NOW BROADBAND. It will be the worst mistake of your life
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Builth Wells
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I've used many ISP's in the past and work in IT. For some reason I decided to cheap out on broadband and went for NowTV. You definitely get what you pay for. Can't say anything bad about customer service as I've not had need to contact them.

    NowTV provide possibly the worst hardware I've ever encountered and make it difficult for you to use 3rd party routers. 3rd party routers have to support DHCP option 61.
    Initially the wifi was appalling. If you're suffering poor wifi, invest in a wireless AP or 2.

    Also, the router itself. I'm paying for the full high speed and since moving in would get around 30mbps max. Since swapping out the rubbish NowTV unit for a combination of a 10 year old HG612 and an old Mikrotik router I'm seeing speeds of 55mbps download.

    NowTV provide the worst kit ever!! Unless you're ok with replacing it all, go with someone else!

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