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 344 customer ratings since 2021-08-07 (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 11 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Tried to get an assessment of area coverage but doesn't recognise my landline number as valid. I tried repeatedly, I know my own lanline number, I've had it for 11 years. Tried to contact customer service but just not available, so no solution. Anyway, seems they don't really want paying customers or to provide solutions so may have dodged a bullet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Couldn't even get started. Coverage checker wouldn't recognise my phone number which I've had for 20 years. Contacted a rep on Twitter, showed them the screenshot, then they told me to phone them on a number which I had to pay for. If that's how they treat potential customers, it's a bad sign, so will avoid.
  • 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
    Poole, Dorset
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    Firstly I will say I have not yet switched so that I cannot comment on Speed and Reliability.

    I am in the process of switching to NOW, butt after reading the awful reviews I rang up to cancel in the cooling off period. Upon calling them, they picked up straight away, Kara I believe was the ladies name, very polite, very helpful, informed me that the team I needed weren't yet online and offered to call me back once they were in for me to complete my request. As promised, I received a call back and she put me through to the relevant team. Around 2 minutes wait or so, a chap called Jamie answered. I raised my concerns about the poor reviews in particular the router issues, he was informative about the speed I could receive and that all of the providers would have to go through the same lines. He reassured my that I can try the service for 31 days to see if I would be satisfied and also threw in the entertainment package upon request. I am aware that they are the sales team and the goal is to keep me, but I think it is fair for me to give them a try for myself as my experience has only been positive. The other reason I like them is that there is no fee for moving house as we may be doing in 6 months. I will look forward to updating the review once connected but I have to say well done so far, certainly service leaps and bounds ahead of virgin and talktalk! To be continued...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Poulton-le-Fylde
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    No problem with the service for a Fibre Broadband you wont beat this on price. BTW the router for Fibre (Hub 2)is a re-badged sky router and generally acknowledged to be best in the market; oh and if you want to contact them just click on link at bottom of there web page. Like someone said any speed out dropout issues whoever the provider will be down to BT who maintain the line network
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Radstock
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have been with now broadband for nearly a year,and as my contract was coming to an end,and they were increasing my price from £25 to£40 decided to leave.
    I sent them a separate email(no reply) and took the appropriate action 10 working days before the end, I changed to Plusnet,and as expected,everything turned up on time,internet speeds were faster,and the Router was much better spec.
    So far so good,until I checked my online banking,only to find a pending charge for £40-97 on my app.
    I contacted Resolve,and raised the complaint,which went through and NOW TV replied with apologies,said it was an error,and they would monitor it and get a credit through! That was the 6th July,,I looked at my statement again on the 8th July,and sure enough the £40-97 had been taken out???????
    As it is taken off your debit card,not a direct debit,you cannot stop it with any ease,so despite a further two complaints through resolve I still have had no correspondence or refund!
    Do NOT use this company(Sky owned)
    Their speeds are erratic,their service to customers is to be polite rubbish,and as far as I am aware,the only broadband provider to take it from your debit card rather than DD as all others I have ever dealt with.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Raunds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We recently switched to now tv and we was ment to be connected on the 12/12/17 and no one turned and the second time they turned up but yet still no phone or broadband and all I've had is endless excuses Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    REDDITCH
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We've recently switched from PlusNet to NOW Broadband and are very disappointed with the speed. Despite the fact that the speed is supposed to be a guaranteed minimum of 27.7 Mbps, ours is regularly less than 10 Mbps.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Redditch
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have never left a review but feel compelled to on this occassion. Terrible Fibre Broadband coupled with equally terrible, rude customer service staff who could not give a damn about any issue you have. I regret the day I ever switched to this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Renfrewshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband! Constant buffering! Have cancelled and gone back to bt!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ribble Valley, Lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I am very pleased with the standard of service that's been provided. The line has by and large been very reliable and stable, and in the entire first year there has been only one episode of outage which lasted overnight. I can't fault the service provided by the call centres either, they factored in my request as an existing customer for better terms in my new contract.
    I would highly recommend this provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Richardson
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband experience all round.

    I went with now TV as the broadband package was the best deal at the time for a respectable speed of 35mbs.

    Wi-fi has been intermittent and cuts out randomly crashing computer games and leaving tv shows buffering over the last 9 months. It cannot handle more than one device at a time.

    Upon calling NowTV for technical support they said everything was fine with my network and told me to run a diagnostics test on their website but they did not know how I could navigate to it!

    Upon asking about cancellation they said I would incur a cancellation fee of £30.

    I've had internet with many providers and this has been by far the worst.
  • 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
    Robina, Lanjeth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Poor reliability and speed, despite my best efforts and those of Openreach to sort the problems!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Called me the day before install to say "it cancelled- we can't explain why would you like us to resubmit or leave it cancelled"

    Nothing before then- no texts or anything to say there was an issue. Still waiting on a refund.
  • 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
    Romsey
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely diabolical. Terrible service, no communication. The left hand doesn't know the right exists.
    Seriously don't change to this provider. I feel like I am going to implode and they haven't even set my broadband up yet. I can't begin to explain the problems I've had and we are not even switched yet. I am trying desperately to make sure we don't get switched. Please don't make the same mistake we have. Steer well clear.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rotherham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Installed 3 months ago, moved from Virgin, what a nightmare, got super fibre thinking it would be good, it drops off on a daily basis it, the speed is slow, Netflix buffers on SD, the hub is 10m away front the TV with no walls, I complained and they said they would send a specialist engineer out from Openreach, he advised that everything was OK(equipment and connection) but the WiFi was just poor, I called NOWTV and they said they don't guarantee a wireless service only a wired service and it would cost me £70 to cancel, joke, AVIOD LIKE THE PLAGUE!! Back to Virgin for me
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rugby
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Always drops out. Reported faults, they admitted the problem was at their end and told me it would be fixed within 72 hours. A week later no broadband at all. If you ring customer service at any time of day or night there is always at least 20mins delay to be answered. Usually more like 40 mins. Decided to change provider as Now TV is RUBBISH.
  • 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
    Rutland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have just had to ditch this service after 2 months. The provider I had prior to this delivered as promised and when the wireless signal became an issue sent me a better router. Now broadband was no where near as reliable and despite numerous complaints and escalation to higher levels the only response was sorry there is nothing else we can do. Just speaking to customer service is a 15-20 minute wait. The attitude of now broadband and its staff is tough. If you are thinking of changing to this provider one word DON'T.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sawbridgeworth,Herts
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is reliable and hasn't yet let me down. Speed is OK and get what you pay for. Only problem is the range and I have had to fit a range extender to get to rooms outside the room the Broadband hub is situated.
  • 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
    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
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Failed to supply purchased router. Switch went ahead away so no access to broadband until replacement sent.irish call centre less than helpful verging on contemptuous. Refuse to supply details so that I can use my own router in the short term and we don't even switch until tomorrow. Terrible start, terrible customer service, terrible mistake. Once up and running again first Google search will be for another more professional provider than these bunch whom I suspect are operating out of a caravan!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SE8 5JW
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    RUBBISH. Go live date 10sep is a lie,see all previous review from july to aug 21. All blamed on openreach.now told it will be extended from to 13sep because not working day,then further 3days. I urge ALL of you to file complaints,take to social media and to take legal action.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sedgley
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was meant to have my internet installed 2 days ago but there was a problem with the connection,another engineer was meant to come out yesterday but no one turned up,I then called customer services which they then say 7-10 days for someone to come out,this isn’t good enough,I logged a complaint which I am still waiting for a manger to call me,someone needs to get in touch today and I want my internet sorted asap
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    I recently signed up to transfer my broadband and phone package to Now as my package with another company was near the end of the contract. I had a couple of concerns that I needed answering. I telephoned Customer Service a spoke to a lady called Veronica. She was courteous and listened to my concerns and because all the details were not displayed on my account she arranged to phone me the following day. Further investigations were needed and a she was on days off and an intervening weekend she phoned me on her return, as arranged and my issues were cleared up.
    Veronica provjded outstanding customer service and is caring and cheery in personality.
    She is a credit to the Company.
    Hopefully once my service begins it matches up to the consideration I have received to date.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I switched from Sky to Now Broadband a week ago, Sky had hiked their prices and and lengthened the contract to 18 months so time for a change. I cannot get fibre broadband in my village so standard broadband it has to be.
    The switch over was very easy,kept my phone number, router arrived recorded delivery in plenty of time for start date, plugged router in at 8.30am on morning of start date and was connected straight away. Been going a week now and getting average speed around 14Mb which is good for my area.
    The offer of £18 per month which includes broadband and all inclusive calls is a good deal and I am pleased to have taken this up. No comment on Now TV as I do not have it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    sheffield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Avoid like the plague! They have a billing system that is terrible and will not take the payment when it is due. Their online bills system does not work and you get fobbed off when you call about it. The retentions staff speak to you like you are a piece of garbage! Cannot physically wait to move away from them! Even talk talk are better and that is saying something
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Change you extra without warning and hard to contact them to find number and when you do get through to then they no help also should get 36mb speed but most of time get less like around 24mb sometime even 17mb will be ringing again about that this time absolute garbage disappointed with it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shropshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Maybe very cheap but reliability and speed is awful constantly dropping out very disappointed not renewing with them now my contract is up.
  • 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
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Speed and reliability OK, but within a week of starting with NowTV I've been receiving a constant stream of scam calls from "Sky Broadband" (multiple landline numbers but obviously from overseas judging by the accents) claiming that my internet speed is slow and they have to update my router by getting me to download some dodgy software onto my 'phone or PC. Never had the problem with my previous provider - which leads me to question why it started so quickly after the switch? Will persevere but if it doesn't get better soon I'll switch providers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They lost our phone number,and tried to blame us not good customer service now we have to let everyone know our new number
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South East
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS. NOW TV fibre broadband went live on 22/05/19. Constant problems with intermittent connection; phone line constantly stops working altogether; very low broadband speeds.

    All of my previous ISP's were providing a good service with no service issues.

    MY ADVICE: AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ANY COST. Total failure to respond to, or resolve, customer complaints. Hours wasted on phone calls to NOW TV. Incompetent staff. No customer service whatsoever. Matter still not resolved after more than 6 months!
  • 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
    South Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst internet I’ve used. I REPEAT the worst… Can’t even do anything for 5 minutes and it starts crashing upon me, would definitely not recommend. I’ve been with these for 2 month and I’ve had to reboot internet over well 20 times , this should run at 70mbps apparently but it’s been on 8mbps for me ever since it got set up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southeast of England
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    After two years of a decent service, my internet speeds began to deteriorate from around mid-2020. By autumn 2020 it's unbearably slow, so I call NOWTV to complain. And what do they do: blame me for 'too many devices connected'. I have had exactly the same number of devices connected to my router the whole two years with no problems at all, and three-quarters of devices on my network are passive switches and sensors. Time to find a new provider; the £2-3 extra cost elsewhere will absolutely be worth it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southend
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Been with them for over a year now. Purchased their WiFi as it was the cheapest on the market for where we were living and it was our first house. The connection was crummy but I put that down to us living in a very old house. Unfortunately when we moved to our new flat around 6 months later the connection was even worse. I had contacted them to arrange the move and they were fairly helpful (if you use the online chat) but withheld the fact they would be charging me for said move. Something I asked about multiple times and always received the answer no. After checking through my package a few weeks ago I noticed that 1 my broadband speeds were way below what I was guaranteed and also that they had raised my bill and neglected to tell me. Their broadband gets less than 1mbps upload speed and highest download I’ve ever had is just over 8mbps. Really not worth the money and hassle. You’ll use your mobile data more than their broadband.

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