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

Based on 270 customer ratings since 2023-04-20 (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.

699 Customer Reviews over 70 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I was offered one price, then left without broadband for almost 2 weeks, then told my offer had expired and I would have to pay a different price (10% more). I asked for the the automatic offcom compensation for the delay (as it sais on their website) and they knew nothing about it. They automatically forwarded me to "the relevant custom service department", which turned out to be at SKY, so they obviously couldn't help me because it's not even the right company. How can they be so useless?!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CHESTERFIELD
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Been without broadband and telephone for over a week. This is an exchange issue, and not Now broadbands. It's an Openreach issue.
    The reason for scoring NOW low is they are nigh on impossible to contact. The chatbot is useless.

    They have failed to keep me updated/informed, as promised.

    When chasing it up, the quickest time I've managed to get through to someone is 50 minutes. Just what you need after a 12 hour shift.

    Each time you have to go through the full explanation and try and convince them the problem isn't at my end.

    I'm "lucky" as I'm out of contract. Just keeping it going until my full fibre connection date. Once the exchange is fixed I guess.

    Why not give a case/job number to people that have issues. And a direct number to query progress, rather than having to suffer the banal dross music? Then again is that the reason for the music?

    In all honesty, in over 2 years, the speed/connection/connectivity have been better than expected, so that side is ok.

    Let down by poor customer service. Lack of.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ammanford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Had the broadband box sent tried all the connections . No joy.
    Put on technical test . No joy.
    Phone the number for customer service 1 for 40 plus minutes
    2 for 45 minutes
    3 for 22 minutes until it was closing time 8pm
    lol
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Buxton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Bad! Terrible! Not fit for purpose!

    Not only is their broadband laggy and drops connection several times a day, almost all the time in a gaming session. The reach of the router is terrible! And as if all that wasn't bad enough, they take money from your account without hesitation, sometimes up to 3 times within a 30 day period! And if they take a payment complete off their payment schedule , and you don't have funds to cover it, they soon threaten to cut you off!

    Definitely the worst isp I have ever had the misfortune of signing up to!

    I'm currently trying to leave Now, I have been for the past 6 weeks, all the while they won't relinquish my landline to the next isp! Never have I ever had any issues swapping before, even the customer service rep at the next isp have said this is a regular occurrence with Now, my guess is trying to bleed customers for as much as they can! My advice would be to absolutely avoid this company, they're cheap for a reason! Worst company ever! Worse that Three!!!!

    Trading Stanards & Financial ombudsman here I come!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sale
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute shocking service how can they call themselves a broadband company speed always slow keeps buffering constantly if could get away from them then we would
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    NOW Broadband is cheap for a reason so I’d advise you to save you precious time and sanity and go elsewhere.

    Twice I have tried to sign up with NOW Broadband, but it would seem they don’t want any new business.

    The first time a few months back, I signed up with NOW for the first time. I received all the relevant letters and the router to my home address, first step went wonderfully. It then got seemingly complicated when receiving emails advising they had another address for us in the same street and could I confirm the correct address. I dutifully replied 3-4 times, telling them the correct address and outlined, they must have it as I had received the router to the correct address (having never vining any other address). Despite this and further emails from NOW asking for clarification, in spite of my replies, they cancelled the new set up without warning, leaving me with no broadband.

    A glutton for punishment and ever the optimist, I decided that lightning couldn’t strike twice in the same place and was drawn in to their price tag but wish I’d saved myself the bother. Everything seemed to go without a hitch initially, having been successfully transferred over to NOW for more than 2 weeks. However, alas! it was too good to be true, after our broadband was abruptly cut off and later that evening, waited nearly an hour to speak to someone to establish what had happened.

    They assured me they’d call us back the next day as they closed at 8pm. We did get a call back to say there was issues with ‘activating our broadband’, despite us using it over the past 2 weeks. However, the following day, whilst just arriving on holiday, I received an email to advise that my NOW broadband was cancelled as of immediate effect, with no desire to resolve this issue and retain my business, for a second time.

    I won’t be stupid enough to give them a 3rd try and have happily paid a further £4/month to secure broadband with Plusnet.

    If it seems to good to be true, if often is. So, if you’re considering jumping to NOW broadband, do yourself a favour and go elsewhere. They have THE WORST customer service ever, particularly when we were new customers. There is no desire to resolve any issues, with a preference to instead cut new customers off as they seemingly can’t be bothered establishing what’s went wrong. Absolute shambles of a ‘service’

    Also worth noting that it is near on impossible to obtain a telephone number to speak to someone, the web chat bot is dreadful and sends you in a constant loop without either helping or allowing you to call a number and speak to someone.

    Clearly under resourced and designed to offer minimal support when you need it. Avoid at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Absolute waste of time, they are a bunch of complete incompetent idiots, from day 1 I have had nothing but disconnects ( between 40 and 60 daily) or it wont even connect to the internet for minimum 4-5 days, the customer service is absolutely atrocious, I'm actually surprised this company hasn't gone under or been investigated for theft because they are NOT providing an internet service, wouldn't even go with these if they paid me to stay.... JOKE COMPANY!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor experience, they were supposed to connect me but unable due to no BT line, still activated account and have been charging me for a service I physically cannot use and are refusing to reimburse money taken for same. Will be contacting CISAS seeking satisfaction if they don't sort it out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    although i have been reasonably happy with Now broadband for just over two years,, I am not happy with the latest episode.
    Without notice my monthly bill doubled from £24 to £45.50
    Tried contacting them, over and over,, but the "chat bot" system doesnt let you get to where you want to get. Just keeps asking for my details. Even though i had put the details on the so called chat.
    Eventually found a way to have a live chat, and it wasnt easy to find.
    Person asked all the relevant questions,, answers i had already given, again and again. Eventually told me,, "no account in that name or email address" Even though i told hin, "i have the bill in my hand,,"
    Eventually, accepted,, yes there is an account..
    Kept saying he would check the account, etc,, several times, with more intersperced " can you give me your name, address, email, etc,,, again several times.
    Eventually stated,, !i will have to pass this over to the broadband team.. I explained i had clicked and begun the chat,, with the "broadband enquiry link"
    I asked to have explanation why my bill had doubled, even though i have not used my pc or phone more than usual. He didnt have an answer.
    I asked to be refunded,, he "i cant do that, will get the broadband team to email you" This comment,, three times, when i simply stated "not good enough"
    He couldnt pass me to the "team" for several reasons.
    me,, "not good enough"
    Over and over, round and round we went.
    He siad i should phone the Nowbroadband,, but the cost would have to be paid by me, so i declined. I asked him to "get someone to phone me" but again he couldnt even do that.
    So,, all together, two hours on this useless chat,, and one hour trying to contact them in other ways..
    My final comment to this assistant, "i have broadband deals up on my pc as we speak," and " if this is not sorted out in one hour,, i am leaving Nowbroadband." Repeated each time he again said he cant do anything,, My final communication to the chat was, "bye bye Now."
    So,,, i am looking at other broadband deals,
    I gave feedback,, but i dont think anyone takes any notice depite the words" feedback is important to us, it helps us to improve our service"
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Canterbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i wouldn't even give then 1 star disgusting service wish i never went with them and i have only been with them for 2 months knew it was going to be bad when they said i would have to change my phone number broadband went live on the day but no phone line got in contact with them said my line was no good been with sky for 2 years never had a problem, so out reach came out after a week said it was my phone nothing wrong with my phone it was the cable they sent that didn't work my phone was working after that another month on broadband went down for 3 days on the phone said i had a fault on line again they sorted it or so i thought now yet again my phone is dead now when someone phones me its engaged how can that be phoned up yet again and an engineer is coming to my house as its my home line that not working which is a load of rubbish so i dont have a phone at the moment so have to wait till Monday 5 days without a phone so fed up with all this, then last night i have a email saying my broadband speed is to slow and if they cant sort it out i can come out of my contact after 30 days with nothing to pay for leaving early so i don't no what to do they dont know what they are doing and after all this they gave me 5 pounds for all the problems that they have caused do not have anything to do with this lot im so angry unbelievable

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