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
    2.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.8 stars
  • Speed
    2.5 stars
  • Reliability
    2.5 stars

Based on 353 customer ratings since 2021-07-03 (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.

407 Customer Reviews over 11 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    GL20RB
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've been very happy with the quality, I haven't had a single problem And use BB every day for working from home and for watching netflix,etc. Great customer service when I moved abroad
  • 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
    Witham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Rubbish customer services, can't get hold of anyone, go round and round in circles trying to do anything and no direct number to customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    2+ months after cancelling my account, and I am still being contacted to pay for the past 2 months. After contacting them to find out why this has happened they deny that I cancelled the contract, even though they admit that they cancelled the services. Still, they insist I pay the money if I want to use their service in future (will also affect credit rating). A disgusting way to treat a customer and cheap way to make an extra few pounds.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst customer service experience of my life. 3 weeks and still no broadband even after notifying them weeks in advance. Was assured that we would receive compensation but now being told that we are not eligible because we have switched to other provider (after they told us to order and cancel on 4 separate occasions). Avoid like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Middlesbrough
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely worst broadband I’ve ever had in my life!!! Never had any tv apps buffering and point blank not working ever!! Can’t update any of the apps or software on my tv, have to switch the Wi-Fi off on my phone to get it to work I’ve only ever had two bars on my phone since it was installed I’m two days out of my cooling off period but I’ll happily pay to get rid of this garbage I’ll personally bad mouth and put this company off to everyone I meet absolutely -100 utter trash!!! Fuming!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Paying £20 a month for 70Mbps download and 19Mbps upload.

    Whenever I have needed to contact support it takes about 30 seconds to get through.

    We went through a house move, unfortunately this took 3 weeks longer than we were told it would, this is our only gripe with Now Broadband.

    The broadband is reliable, we had an issue where it kept dropping on and off for five days, finally gave Now a call, they sent an engineer out within a few days and problem was fixed with the line.

    Customer service all have English accents so it is easy to understand them.

    Now hub 2 leaves a lot to be desired, no modem mode and no option to change the DNS provider. I've put my own router in the DMZ and using that to do the routing. 5G will provide a 400Mbps link to my devices, this drops off pretty quickly between rooms, using Unify AP-AC-LR to blanket the house in WIFI and have no issues.

    All in all, I believe that I am getting a cracking service for £20 a month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greater Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I'm getting good speeds when it works but it keeps dropping around 7 - 8 times a day. Engineers have been out at least 6 times and I've phoned at least 20 but everything is a temporary fix. Sky use the same router and people have the same problems. I know it's the router but they don't want to accept it not to mention the signal only reaches one room. Definitely avoid now broadband, get BT who can offer the same speed but they have the best routers, that's who I'll go with once my contract is up
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's a total disgrace, do not use this. It's always off for several days at a time and when it's on it's speed is way below promised. They refuse to terminate without fees. Even if you can prove your speeds. They say things like 'try connecting fewer devices" Working from home is impossible.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have been so satisfied with the customer service from NowTV. Any time I have had to change anything or needed to cancel, it has been quick, easy and pleasant. The Wi-Fi itself has been quite unreliable but have had no trouble with speed or anything like that.

    The 12 month package with Super Fibre was very good for students, the cheapest option we could find and generally worked.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kingston
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    Comments
    Good speed but signal drops off rapidly compared to BT and Plusnet routers. Unreliable on large downloads.
    Only 2 ethernet ports - just too few.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The price is good, I’m sure the service is good, but the routers are sh1te. I was with talk talk previously for 8 years and only changed due to seeking a better price. The router signal quality is awful. I can sit 25 feet away with a clear line of sight to the router and not have a full signal. The signal is dropping out all the time too. There is no point in having super fast fibre if the routers are cheap and rubbish. I am yet to find a way of reporting this issue to Now as they seem to make it impossible to contact them, hence why I am leaving reviews. If the supplies better quality routers like talk talk do, it would be great.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I placed an order to go live on 8th June. Checked my order to see when I'll be getting my router. Turns out it will go live on the 24th June! Not happy as I work from home!!! I was not told there was a change.
  • 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!
  • 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
    London, England
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I dont know where to start first they couldnt install my broadband on time. I lost a 2 weeks of internet from start of my contract and wasnt compensated for the loss.

    I couldnt understand why no access to social media, PSN and Microsoft Live.

    THEY HAD RESTRICTED ACCESS IN OTHER WORDS SET PARENTAL CONTROLS TO CHILD MODE BY DEFAULT.

    This is why I couldnt access certain sites they dont tell you this before signing up.

    You would think you would have access to parental control but nope. What they call Broadband Buddy doesnt exist atleast if you try to navigate to it through your NOW broadband account.

    I had to go over to the so called community whereby support is provided by their own customers??!!?

    You couldnt make this crap up..in any case someone from the community provided a Broadband Buddy link.

    Here its is for anyone looking for it:

    help.nowtv.com/article/set-up-and-manage-broadband-buddy

    Next problem the link didnt work no matter which web browser (Firefox, Chrome or Edge) or which PC or laptop I used I got the same annoying message time after after.

    'Well that didnt go to the plan..please try again later.'

    So next step is to give them a call..right ?..except.

    THEY INTENTIONALLY HIDE THERE CUSTOMER SUPPORT NUMBER...No joke!

    Eventually after going through many web pages I managed to find there customer support number.

    Here it is for anyone who is looking for it :

    0800 759 1213

    How do I know that they intentionally hide it . Well I posted on their own NOW broadband community in order to help others in the same boat.

    The very next day the post was removed !! and I was banned from making any further posts or comments on their community forum.

    Now onto the actual phone call once i got through to the support team they were unapologetic and tried to blane me even I told them Ive tried multiple devices and web browsers.

    There own community suggests they have Broadband Buddy issues since 2019 yet they still havent sorted it.

    The support person put me hold while they looked into it and came back with theres no restrictions or kid mode set on your account and suggested I try and visit facebook.

    Fortunately it worked and I now have full access to everything..the point is they blatantly lied. Prior to the phone call I was restricted..they only lifted the restriction after the call and made out I was at fault.

    I'm not going to go into the bandwidth problems heres since its been covered by others here but expect to be eractic up and down.

    This is my experience with these jokers so far ..yes its cheaper than everyone else at the moment but you get what you pay for.

    Be warned.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    took this out after moving from talktalk and I couldn't be happier been with them 3 years,. customer service great and staff are always friendly, they offer me a great offer every year and send me out an email reminder about a month before my contract expires. speed has always been fine never had any real issues with . no idea why the reviews are so bad would highly recommend
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I placed my order for broadband on the 8th March. 6 weeks later and I'm still yet to be connected. They don't seem to have any clue as to the problem or simply don't care. I've phone up and emailed countless times but it's like trying to get help from a goldfish. Nothing is remembered, acknowledged or followed up. I keep getting told it's a priority, so God knows how slow they'd normally be. This company fills me with despair. And to top it off, I pay for their TV packages which I'm unable to use without internet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I have had the worst experience trying to get my broadband installed with Now. First they blamed Openreach then they said my address did not exist all they keep saying is they will look into it 72 hours. Well it's been a week and still no service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Despite 5 phone calls and two emails, I received no response to my request for progress report on my proposed change to now broadband order, resulting in an extra charge from Sky for period after my contract with them ended.
  • 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
    lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    buyers beware! I ordered their (very reasonably) priced Brilliant Broadband with free anytime calls package for £18 per month (first year). I was therefore very surprised when my first month's bill was £62.70. When challenged they explained that I had apparently ordered the package without free calls (although it was the same cost). Also their order confirmation, confirmed this. This "clearly" states: "pay as you use calls: £0.00", which I took to mean that they were free. They said it meant that there were no calls included. Needless to say as soon as my mandatory period ends, I will be off...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kingston upon Thames
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just joined NOW and service is appalling. I'm only getting 2Mb !! and should have a minimum of 55Mb. Wish I stayed with TalkTalk now. Will cancel if no joy in next 7 days.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wishaw
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Customer service is non existent. Trying to arrange engineer visit to move entry to house socket from window . Keep being told the team will get back to me and it does not happen . When I called again for 6th time I told I was down for a call out on day I am not available . Never bothered to inform me of a visit . Cannot speak to anyone in regards to arranging another appointment . Just told different team and I cannot contact them .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Horrible service. Had the engineer visit my flat 2 times before they reached the conclusion they could not cover my area.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible internet. Slow and constantly drops so you can't play online games. Their router also obly has 2 ethernwt slots instead of the usual three so I had to chose between my linkstation or my security system. Customer service refuses to help.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    uk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    When I started there were no problems, but my contract was coming to an end I foolishly gave them the opportunity to retain my custom. Speaking to the advisor they agreed to match the new customer offer.
    Unfortunately they want to charge me more, I have written and spoken to them to get it resolved they are not interested.

    I have tried to leave and retain my number but its company policy to refuse to port a number, so when you leave you loose the number.

    They do not want to give a recordable means to communicate so they can claim nothing was agreed, then again you submit via their web form and nothing happens either.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company has the worst customer service experience ever! They lie to you, the never, ever fulfil the promise of callback. Swear if I wasn’t in contract I’d be off. They obviously train the staff to be blatant liars. Worst service and it’s as bad as what seems like dial up broadband! The company is an embarrassment
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for 2 years now and just renewed. Never really had any great problems. Overall great value for super fibre. I’ve noticed some buffering late at night but not an issue as no one is particularly maxing out Wi-Fi in our household then.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ATHERSTONE
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was with these for 2 years, for the last 2 months I noticed my speeds were around 20mbps when I should have had 54mbps guaranteed.

    They then said I would need to pay £40 for a new router to fix this. I mean really?? I have to pay to fix there faulty equipment?!

    Needless to say I have switched to another provider.

    Just be carefull as the customer service is totally crap
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    have never had any issues with the broadband team are always very helpful and always offer me a new offer every time my contract ends, competitive prices and great customer services

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