Plusnet 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 Plusnet.

Recent Customer Ratings for Plusnet

  • Satisfaction
    3.5 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.7 stars
  • Speed
    3.3 stars
  • Reliability
    3.4 stars

Based on 1943 customer ratings since 2021-07-02 (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.

3,571 Customer Reviews over 90 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    ripped of my reward, customer service is a joke. cant speak to anyone in authority promised a callback in 4 hours that was days ago no response
    cowboys stay away no good and that idiot that on tv saying yorkshire value.. stick it should be sued for lying
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utter rubbish company that don't cancel when said they have and proceed to ruin your credit score with defaults. Do not use
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CREWE
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    It has been more than four days the internet is down in our flat. Service is not restored yet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Notts
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Moved home Paid 115 pound to have broadband at my new home 6 weeks later still no broadband Absolutely disgusting No updates Zero explanation
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid like a plague

    .... their service and attitude to customers is worse than a pandemic or plague for that matter.

    I contacted Plusenet to inform of the sad news that my dear Mother has passed away and will need to stop her telephony and broadband service. Instead of offering sympathy and an empathy of the loss of a parent, I was lectured by the call centre agent that given the initial contract was arranged by myself (my late Mother suffered from severe dementia) then Plusnet is not obliged to terminate the service and should I to wish to do so then there will be penalty charges. The agent repeatedly re-iterated her position despite the fact that I alerted her that the service was provided to my late Mother home and the monthly service charge was taken out of her account.

    I am still waiting (4 days now) for a senior manager to call me back, as promised by the agent, in the hope of having a more rational discussion rather than a one with an automaton agent. To add an insult to an injury, I received, today, a text message from Plusnet informing that they intend to close my complaint and escalation request, as in their view my complaint has been resolved.

    At the end of the day, quality of service can only be assessed on how flexible, understanding, caring, sympathetic a business is and how it deals with the exception to the norm, if any. I am sorry to say that Plusnet staff has demonstrated that the company to be heartless, uncaring, rude, lacks basic level of compassion or consideration for a bereaved person
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Midlands
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very slow and unresponsive and thats just their staff , their broadband speeds are even worse ,its adverts slogan is completely the opposite to its product. Unless Yorkshires idea of doing you proud is to cut off a 77 year old grandmother telephone and sell her debt without a phone call or a letter and the only response of the customer service was we emailed her .(For the record this was over covid so bank statements was not being sent and the fault was between the Bank and the provider). Please do not even consider using this company they are a disgrace.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    STAY AWAY!!!! Go to a serious provider that cares about its customers and doesn't just want to hook them up. They lie to you that you can cancel within 14 days and it takes them 14 days to set up your service. So there is no way you can TRY if the service or speed is good enough for you. Their sales team advisor was straight up lying to us that we're gonna be able to try it and cancel for free (because we had concerns about the speed they were offering us), just to hook us up. While fully knowing that that's not possible as the 14days have already expired by the time you have active service. And their support is not helpful at all! Josh from the sales team was even trying to persuade me that "try the service" doesn't mean that I'm gonna be able to test it out. A joke of a company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One of the worst companies I have ever dealt with. I was meant to be on super fast fibre, my speeds were around 3mbps for over a year instead of minimum 30. This affected my work very badly. Plusnet ignored my complaints, booked engineers for the wrong dates who then didn't even turn up. In the end I decided to just pay to leave because it became impossible. Perfect service from my new provider who is in fact cheaper. Please never use this company, their service and customer service are appalling. To have such poor broadband which basically didn't work during a lockdown was a nightmare.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackburn
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Having switched fro Smarty on THREE because they could not cover the area on the Fylde where I stay I moved on Sunday to Plus Net as they use EE. Bad mistake. I was advised by e mail that the account would be set up today but I am now advised by Josh who tells me he is a senior manager that the operations team are still working on the set up but the porting will NOT take place today.
    Nobody on customer services was prepared to contact their own operations team where the said where the issue was.
    Very very poor service after paying £10.00 for a SIM card as well as setting up a direct debit.
    Will the account be set up and my number ported? Who knows. Meanwhile I cannot make or receive calls
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chichester
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    awful, rip off merchants. 3 weeks no service at all. no apologies. so much anxiety. they dont care. should be ashamed. awful, just had to remove evening and weekend calls. because it cost me another approx £50 because they set their standards so high. i can make calls for free on my mobile. PLUSNET-THEIVES. cANT WAIT UNTIL i DONT HAVE TO PAY PLUSNET ANOTHER PENNY. Worse company ever
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sunderland
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    When contract came to end they doubled price to over 62 pounds so cancelled as I went 8 days into a new month they charged me a full month fir 8 days usage
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!

    Firstly, absolutely shocking and awful quality of internet connection. Frequent blackouts of broadband and slow internet speeds. Unable to ever make video calls and even connect a lot of the time. Plusnet refused to acknowledge the drop in service and would even entertain helping us with this.

    Even worse is the cancellation fee! Over £75 to cancel due to moving, with no offer to reduce this. Absolutely terrible customer service. No other company has such an extortionate cancellation fee. They are taking advantage of their customers and extorting them when normal life events (moving) happen.

    DO NOT enter into a contract with them! STAY AWAY!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Taunton
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    4 weeks after moving house I still have no wifi. I have phoned 4 times and been told (after being on hold 45 mins+) many dates my wifi would be on none of which have happened. I have no mobile data signal or phone signal at the flat and can’t answer my phone at work (hospital) but have been told I cannot be contacted by email even though their ‘helpline’ closes 30 mins after I’m home from work so I have to phone them on my weekend. If it wasn’t over £100 to escape this incompetent contract I would have. DON’T recommend!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    High Wycombe
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Recently had an email apologizing for the lack of a recent bill, tried to transfer to them in 2020, order was never progressed and I was never able to get through to customer service. I was also never able to get a refund of my first DD £40 taken and nothing provided. AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chippenham
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    poor WIFI, minimum speed coming into the property, their recommendation to use an Hawaii Dongle with an EE sim card.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Corsham
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    It's very early to submit a review because we changed to PlusNet only because our previous supplier is unavailable in the area we have just moved to. I have had cause to speak on the phone a few times to make sure everything went live on the day we moved in and the prompt responses, professionalism, good sense and politeness of each of the staff I have spoken to have been really excellent. Keep up the good work, PlusNet!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newbridge Caerphilly
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Never again. Broadband is rubbish and if you try go leave they interupt and talk over you. Also my account tells me that I have zero months contract but their records say that I have 7 months left on a contract that I cannot remember signing up to or giving permission for. What a shambles.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rainham
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish customer service provided by Plusnet as well as their prices which are very high and going up even more for a totally rubbish broadband. Totally awful
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ashford Kent
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I manage an account for my elderly parents.
    Previous to Plusnet other phone companies couldn’t set this up. Plusnet make everything easy.
    I have rang Plusnet several times over the years and without exception they are the most helpful and lovely people.
    Today I talked to Daisy in Sheffield.
    Problems are sorted straight away . Excellent company.
    I would be happy to put you forward for an award for customer service . Thank you
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    To all people who are wanting to sign up to plusnet. Please DONT. We had this company in our home for 5 to 6 years and during this time we have had trouble with slow speed and six engineers later it is still not right. We had decided to go to another company due to the very poor service and was also very under advised by the sales team and also during complaints we have now found out after going to another company there is a leaving fee of £246.09. Whilst trying to sort these issues out we have then found out to our horror that they only had the records going back 2 years, bearing in mind we have been with them for 5 to 6 years. This is due to company policy that reflects on their poor customer service that makes them rubbish. Pease be aware of this as we have been conned!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tile Hill
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Comments
    Please don’t ever use or connect to this broadband. It is the worst broadband on earth . I suggest this Plusnet should be close down . This company is a fraud . The signal is very bad . They just collecting customers money . Shame on you Plusnet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I thought BT was bad but these are supposedly a better company customer service wise, I cannot even go on eBay as it won’t load a photo, the broadband service is absolutely diabolical and the customer service the same! They are a complete shambles, all they want to keep doing is upselling! The broadband was great for the first month then every week it gets worse and worse cannot even watch a tv programme on Amazon prime, these company’s disgust me that they keep taking money but are not interested in giving you a service you are paying for.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We went back to Plusnet after our contact finished with another provider, wish we hadn’t have bothered, speeds and reliability are absolutely useless, drops out constantly, takes ages to load, it’s useless. You ring CS all they tell you to do is switch your router off blah blah, not a permanent fix. It’s that bad i spend most my time using my mobile data, i’ve even increased my data so i get consistent broadband. Oh I live in a town and not the sticks so no excuse, I cannot wait to get rid of them.. take my advice don’t bother.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Terrible absolutely terrible customer service is ZERO they bill you for a service you don’t use and when you want to leave it’s like hotel California you can check in but can’t leave. It really deserves zero stars I can’t tell you how much I utterly hate this company and it’s staff are disgusting liars. They lie and lie and lie as to what was discussed only ever contact them via messages as they will deny anything they said on the phone, I hate them with a passion I thought lost to my youth.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    OXFORD
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I decided to swop providers based on the excellent reviews by 'Which' which is usually my gold standard. I run a business and essential to have a smooth transition. smooth it has not been, it has been the worst experience I have ever had with a provider.
    There was initially a four day delay in my getting any internet provision at all, I was cut off from my original supplier four days before the new router was sent out. This was a nightmare, I was trying to run my business including already set up online meetings , plusnet simply said that it was on its way. What a shamble!
    It was not an easy process setting up the new system although to be fair the support line was excellent.
    I had hoped then to put there behind me and move forward with my new system, this has not been the case, each day wince the set-up I have had periods in which I have been unable to access internet, this in random and several times in the middle of an online meeting.
    I have reported this and am told that it is being investigated and nothing more they are able to do until they find the fault.
    This is a total shambles and I have asked if I can return to my old supplier, I am told that this will be a breach of contract and I will be required to pay a fee of over £100.
    I am beyond words, all I can say to anyone reading this review is do not go near this provider, they are simply the worst.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking customer service and a nightmare system of tickets and questions all controlled by plusnet. Big mistake switching to plusnet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst Customer Service. Their agent is rude. I can't believe she was allowed to work there with that bad attitude. Avoid at all cost!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Radlett
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Constant over charging .Broadband is rubbish signal not strong enough .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful customer service. I've recently switched providers because of Plusnet's slow broadband speed, unacceptable delays in fixing faults and despite my switch to a different provider I'm currently on hold for 20 mins (my third attempt today to reach them) on Plusnet's customer helpline to get them to cancel an incorrect invoice. Plusnet have admitted in writing that the invoice is incorrect but I just can't get their billing department to stop chasing me for payment. If they don't pick up within the next 30 mins I will report them to the ombudsman. In the meantime I'm leaving bad reviews on any website I can find to prevent others from making the mistake of signing up for Plusnet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Comments
    Renewed my contact at a slightly reduced price. Then they instantly put the price up. Total failure to act in good faith. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute garbage. Lost count of the number of times it says the Internet is connected but doesn't work. If the power outs, it never works again once switched on and we have to go through the faff of phoning Plusnet to reset the service which is never a quick fix because customer services can never quite grasp that their steps don't work with our router (Aisus). Not compatible with Google WiFi. Cannot wait for our contract term to end. Nightmare from start to finish.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Gone from 5* to 2* from my opinion.
    To be honest they have gone from being ace to just bellow average. I will leave at the end of my current contract - I would have done so already but couldn't because of personal reasons. They have just become one of the average crowd of suppliers.
    My recommendation would be to avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Plusnet failed to mention when I signed up that I would not be able to get you view.
    This is important to me. To try and get help on line is very difficult and any answer I do get doesn’t answer my question.
    Definitely a company to steer clear of.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dunfermline
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unsatisfactory.
    Speed isn't great. Monthly cost keeps going up. Reliability is poor.
    Only guarantee is you'll lose coverage when you need it most for example weekends or evenings when you're most likely to need it.
    Very disappointed. Changing provider tomorrow.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lowestoft
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst Internet provider by a country mile.
    I was informed by customer service to go and buy my own router if I wanted better WiFi coverage around the house.
    Still no better, constantly cuts off and getting online via WiFi at peak times is a nightmare.
    Avoid plusnet at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kirkless
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    terrible speeds, terrible service, constant high packet loss. absolutely shocking.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Carlisle
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Sorry to be a party pooperon this forum of slagging off your ISP, but I have been a Plusnet customer for about 5 years and have just renewed. They are a little cheaper than BT and their router is a hand me down from that company. However their service has improved considerably over the years. I still use their original IEC modem which is connected to a sinology router. I get consistent high speed and have had no issues apart from when we had a power cut and the Synology router went off piste, but Plusnet tech helped me sort the problem even though it wasn't their router. So I can recommend them. So there.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LLANELLI
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    had contract with them for 2 years geting about half download speed stated on my contract switched to sky better deal and getting advertised speed also charged for finishing contract one week early avoid plusnet had talk talk and ee before but no one as bad as plusnet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would advise against taking a contract with them. I am alone using the broadband, and still having issues. Netflix keeps disconnecting as I use it via Google Chromecast. Teams call for work are poor quality and often need to switch video off.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    An absolutely terrible experience from this incompetent company.

    We moved into a new property in November and booked a connection slot for a fibre order in advance. Despite calling for updates, we still weren't connected a month later. I was told that it was Openreach's fault and they hadn’t booked us in.

    Openreach actually visited our property a few days after to connect us to the cabinet but when I called Plusnet, due to their sheer incompetence, they told me I couldn't have Fibre and couldn't be connected at our property. When I asked what the engineer had been doing in my property if not connecting me to fibre I was told oh, something else.

    Following this exchange and what had already been a month of waiting and additional delays I cancelled my account with them. In the end I switched to EE (both owned by BT) but miles apart in terms of the helpful, prompt customer service I received. Although we had to wait a few more weeks for the EE connection, I asked if I could have unlimited free data to hotspot while we waited for our connection and it was absolutely no problem - they were super helpful. When an engineer came back out to connect us to EE before Xmas - he found we were already running fibre to our home (!) Exactly what I suspected, despite Plusnet telling me otherwise…

    I couldn't recommend EE highly enough and though we're on the standard broadband now (due to Plusnet's mess-up with the fibre) I've got total peace of mind and feel like I'm dealing with a quality company. They even discounted my mobile bill.

    A final detail - we are still awaiting our £36.99 refund from Plusnet as of January… having just paid a petty £3.52 for the 'service' we (didn't) use in November/December. What a joke. I fully expect my 36.99+3.52 refund but am sure I'll have to call a few more times to get it.

    Avoid like the plague and go for a proper provider - BT, EE, Sky etc.

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