Direct Save 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 Direct Save.

Recent Customer Ratings for Direct Save

  • Satisfaction
    2.2 stars
  • Speed
    2.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.3 stars

Based on 219 customer ratings since 2016-03-31 (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.

152 Customer Reviews for Direct Save

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This company should not be allowed to operate and Of-com sitting back doing nothing. Their customer service is below poor, they never respond to any email and they cannot be trusted as they do not deliver what they say they would. I have suffered a great deal of stress trying to talk to a manager who seemed to be always unavailable
  • Speed
    1 star
Direct Save  
I have been with DST for over 6 years. At first they were great. The past 18 months have been terrible. Incorrect charging, service drop-outs, inconsistent advice for customer services. I have requested on-line billing (many times) and they still can't seem to manage that (I still get paper copies!). I have asked for my MAC code twice and am still waiting. Excuse after excuse. The sooner I can leave the better.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Direct Save  
They are out there to rip you off. Charged me £19.50 for leaving them.Never got a bill just took the money from the account.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Birmingham Direct Save  
Direct Save should be avoided (and ideally stopped from trading!) They cheat & mislead the customer into paying far more than for any of the supposedly more expensive providers (e.g. £54 charge for not returning the router which never worked and they didn't ask for the return of!). Also the contract defaults to a far more expensive one at the end of the initial period, but they don't tell you when this is about to happen, or when it HAS happened! Don't bother to complain either - "customer service" consists of a gang of rude oiks who will pretend not to understand their own language before helping.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Aycliffe Direct Save  
I love directsave. Great customer services. I spoke to Nur who was a great help and sold me a great package
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
BATTERSEA Direct Save  
Bad service in fact no service at all.no engineer .no call back.no email response .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Bedford Direct Save  
broadband doesnt deserve a star and their customer is shocking. They changed my telephone number back in May without me knowing, I called on several occasions to sort out my payment method and the service I received was appalling, I have sent an email to their customer services back in July was assured I would get a reply and still havent and its now November!!
bedford Direct Save  
This is the worst broadband & telephone & customer service I have ever had I have had so many issues with this company for different reasons. I wouldn't recommend them to my enemy as they would recieve the message as the broadband services are slow. Maximum 80mb for about £46 per month. It is a second rate service from a second rate company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Bedfordshire Direct Save  
Be very wary of this company. I switched my broadband to this provider after years with Easynet.
I was told I would be on a 1 month rolling contract at £14.95 p.m. They sent me a router which failed and left me down for a week, they sent a second router which also failed so I switched back to my old router. All this cost money for an engineer to sort out connections/network etc. so DST agreed to reduce my monthly charge to £9.95 as compensation. The first months bill showed £14,95 and when questioned about this they now say there was no such agreement and that the 1 month rolling contract is actually a 12 month contract
Sharp Practice would be the best description for this.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Bedfordshire Direct Save  
After 9 months and 3 complains about broadband speed I was told by somebody from customer servoses thay would cancel 12 month deal and for me to find another surplyer so having paid land line up front I have asked for rebait on service I have not received to make things worse if had phone call today asking y I'm leaving them having had request off new supplier to take over line .having been in business for 28 yrs I'm sure if I treated my customers like direct save I would have not lasted as long I would not recommend this company to anybody as customer care and complains department not botherd .did try to find out who owns company but no luck so obvious thay take our money and run after giving us all the lies thay can blaming everyone but their company Yours unhappily GRAHAM KEIGHTLEY
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Belbroughton Direct Save  
They change contract terms and increase charges. They charge hunders of pounds to terminate contracts. Need I say more. You have been warned.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
belfast Direct Save  
They accuse you of lies when you complain or report the complaint. One of them even said: "I can't be bothered with that" whilst I try to report a technical problem.

Don't say you have not been warned.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Berkshire Direct Save  
I have been with this company for approximately 8 months and from the day I started I had problems with the internet service, it is highly unreliable. I could never have the service longer than 20 minutes before I have to turn off the router to get any service. I could only receive internet in my bedroom and I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment. I have made several calls to this company about the situation, however I must admit that there is one person called Martin who is respectable and very helpful in the whole company and he tries his best to help and we find solutions to the problems. However, I am paying for a service and I would like some reliability. My last call to directsave was Monday and I was informed they would call back but I had no call to date. I am fed up..
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
berryfields Direct Save  
Two serious complaints addressed to a supervisor have never been answered
Customer service rating 0
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bingley Direct Save  
Signed up with this absolute joke of a company and its been a headache from this point onwards. Uneducated clueless staff that sound about 16 and so many errors in the whole of my application. Complete waste of time would recommend everyone boycotts this second class company and find a real company, unless u enjoy having to repeat and explain yourself constantly. dont be fooled by their prices either
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Birmingham Direct Save  
I am getting the same speed as I got from Plusnet at a fraction of the price ! !
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Bovey Tracey Direct Save  
We have changed to Direct save after being cold called. We have changed from Sky in an attempt to lower our bills (we are pensioners). The broadband speed is low to nonexistent and living in a fairly large city I find that surprising to say the least as do I find the couldn't care less attitude of the company. We are very dissatisfied to say the least!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Bristol Direct Save  
very good service ive recently signed with direct save telecom and save a lot of money £1.95 broadband deal was perfect for me.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
bromley Direct Save  
I signed up to Direct save 2 months ago and I must say I was very impressed with the package I was recommended by. A gentle called Tony, offered me the Broadband Deal.The pricing was a great saving, and I have saved myself £37 a quarter. Thank you for helping me.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
CAMBERWELL Direct Save  
Truly awful customer service.This company should not be allowed to operate. They renegade on all verbal agreements and charges. They take monies from your direct debit that bear no relation to the prices quoted. They never return your calls. They blatantly lie to you and are so rude. When you ask them for proof of the extra costs they add to your account they put the phone down on you! DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM AS THEY ARE TOTALLY UNTRUSTWORTHY.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Carmarthen Direct Save  
Having read all of the poor reviews left about this company. I can only say that words cannot express what a disgustingly poor service Direct save provide ( having experienced it myself)and I am astounded that the regulator allows them licence to continue trading. They should be investigated for fraud and shut down!
Be warned.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Chelmsford Direct Save  
Took out a two year contract paying a reduced monthly line rental of £11.00 a month by paying a year up front. I asked and was told that the second year would also offer this discount. The second year came and they refused to honor this verbal contract. They listened to recording and said the sales girl had made an error and as such the contract was not applicable. They increased the line rental to £18.75 a month. Because I contested this I was told I could transfer to another provider without penalty. Thank goodness I demanded this in writing (e-mail) because they sent me a demand for £230.00 for breaking contract when I left. Also in year one they took a monthly debit for rental when I had already paid for the year. The muppets could not admit their mistake so I had this refunded under the D/D guarantee scheme. Direct Save then cut off both my phone and broadband for 24 hours before they realized that I was in credit. No apology from them. They do not employ a compliance person and they do not recognize any complaint system. Ofcom do not get involved so they get away with these bad practices. I feel that their license should be revoked. I have been on this earth for 67 years and never come across such a poorly run organization. The staff are generally untrained and rude. BEWARE.
They have not refunded the amount that I was in credit so I can kiss goodbye to that?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Chelmsford Direct Save  
The worst utility provider ever experienced in my lifetime. Four times wrongly billed and then cut off for reclaiming a debit. They suggested I leave without penalty and fortunately I insisted this in writing. When I left they sent a bill for £234 for breaking contract
then another for a different amount with threat of Court Action. I got in touch with Ombudsman Service who investigated and agreed that Direct Save actually owed money to me. They ensured that this was returned plus a £65.00 Goodwill Payment and a statement that said they had been told to apologise. Not a very convincing apology. Avoid this company at all costs. They should have their license revoked and should not be allowed to trade.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Chelmsford Direct Save  
I've been with Direct Save for my broadband for a while and twice now I have needed to call them with and issue. They answer the phone within a minute of dialling and have always phoned me back when they said they would. They have swiftly and efficiently solved the problem on both occasions. They are very polite, keep accurate records. They listen carefully and act honestly and reliably without fob-offs, misdirection or bull, explaining the reasoning behind their actions and instructions and admit it if the problem is down to themselves.
I am a very happy customer.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Cheshire Direct Save  
Cheap but reliable changed address with no problem at all 2 months ago. No need to reconfigure the router with the new line. Speed 5-7 mbit. upload under 0.9.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
chester Direct Save  
Direct Save got their billing wrong throughout the term of the contract then they deducted more than £300 from our account via Direct Debit even though the amount was in dispute. They said they would refund it but they didn't. We are now awaiting the end of the 8 week period before going to the ombudsman
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Chorley Direct Save  
I thought I was completely satisfied and happy with direct save until today when I found out there is a limit of 1500 minutes per month I was shocked that is only 48 mins a day I can use that on 1 call,I am home all day and make a lot of calls to friends and family.After speaking to a customer adviser who was very sympathetic and polite, I have now got to watch my minutes until my contract runs out as I have only been with them for a couple of months and paid my line rental upfront for 12 months, I have got a long wait before I can leave them,unless they come up with a better deal before then.SUCH A SHAME.They charge 14p connection and 7p per minute over the 1500 limit,SCANDALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Coalville Direct Save  
Decided to swap from see the light as a lot cheaper. Spoke to a young lady who was lovely said I would think about it and call her back. Did as said and was told (rather hurriedly in hindsight)ok and it would change on the 2nd December. Cancelled my previous provider for the 2nd December, received the agreement - it was wrong and that was changed. 2nd of December was fast approaching - no contact or modem etc. Called to be told by an incredibly rude chap that basically hard luck only date they could do it was 5th December. Incredibly condescending and the rudest person I have had the pleasure of talking to in a long time. Called again to be told the same but in a less rude (still rude though) manner. Cancelled there and then. Avoid this one.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Corby Direct Save  
This is an amazing provider it offers a fantastic price for broadband. I have not noticed any difference between directsave and BT for broadband reliability. I only need broadband for basic requirements but it suits my needs.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Coventry Direct Save  
I have been a BT customer and found out that there customer service is rubbish .I then went with Direct Save .I found there service far superior to any I have had in the past . They are very understanding and the internet I get is extremely reliable .I have recommended others to use Direct Save and found that they all so agree it is a wonderful service that they provide .TOP MARKS DIRECT SAVE
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Cromer Norfolk Direct Save  
Direct Save Telecom is a great company with the cheapest line rental in the uk. I have never had any prblems with my broadband and i have been with them over 2 years. The ammount of money of i have saved in the past 2 years has allowed me to DO SO MUCH THINGS I wish i had become a DST customer years ago. There staff are very friendly and helpful along with there great customer service team. I would also like to commend one member of staff by the name of Rosie who went above and beyond to help me....Thank you DST
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
croydon Direct Save  
Appalling service from DST. Internet not working for a month now! And logged 3 calls with no call back from an engineer. Rude and arrogant customer service ... one of which disconnected the call when she heard my frustrations!

Pity I've only just read all the terrible reviews about DST as I would have never signed up in the first place.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Crystal Palace Direct Save  
Been with them for over a year now, completely satisfied. Never had any problems. When i have had to contact Customer Services they have always been 100% polite and helpful. Would definately recommend them.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Cumbria Direct Save  
Do not use this company. I have been with them for 18 months. They are trying to charge me £ 130 for engineer. Told me to buy my own router.... Still doesn't work. They are terrible, we still have no wifi!!! 18months later DO NoT USEever!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Darwen Direct Save  
Absolutely shocking service, DO NOT USe direct Save! I joined them because I thought I was getting a good deL. turns out my router has never worked from day one and they want ME to pay for the engineer when there are no faults on my end. The man I spoke to FOUR times was so rude, has a French accent, very hard to understand was mocking me over the phone saying I said I wouldn't take the panel off because I'm a woman! What on earth? I did everything they have said and I'm still not receiving any wifi! I've complained to them time after time, and still have not got a response or received any wifi! I repeat DO NOT USe ever!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Darwen Direct Save  
I use the internet all day every day. I am programming websites. After moving to direct save I have been constantly sidestepped. Using standard 3mb broadband It cut off several times per week and was generally unreliable. I upgraded to fibre and its gotten worse. I have been cut off from editing my sites 4 times thins morning alone. On top of that they dont let you access the router so you can either replace it with one that works, or make sure there isnt a firewall bocking. As a constant user I need to know this and I need to control it. Best move back to a more reliable supplier. VERY DISAPPOINTED.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Derby Direct Save  
It is rubbish it disconnect son from games they set wrong person twice to fix wire socket
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
donny Direct Save  
The test of any company is how they cope when things are going wrong. I am willing to givepeople the benefit of the doubt. There were some very good and helpful advisors but some extremely rude ones too. We took on the telephone and broadband from previous occupants. It took them 10 days before they informed me I would need one of their modems to access broadband. It took a week for the modem to be sent, which was sent to the previous occupants who had moved 20 miles away. They would not reissue a modem so I had to drive to collect. The passwords provide did not work with the modem and technical support are only available during office hours. No one available at weekends either which is tough when working away from home in the week. Eventually I got someone who knew what was wrong (passwords were set up for previous owner) and so 22 days later we have internet. My goal was to not go a day without internet as I work at weekends and evenings so this has been hellish. Next challenge is the 0.3mb/s speed. Down expect calls to be returned. At the end of the day you get what you pay for.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
dorset Direct Save  
To make a point, I was playing an online game for the last few hours on my ps4 which is brand new. The Internet has cut out and kicked me out of the game no fewer than 12 times in the last 3 hours.
I've had problems with this company since day one, they rope you into a years contract that you never wanted. They then up your bill and down your Internet speeds. It's truly pathetic.
It's so bad I've had to switch off WiFi on my phone and use my data just to type this!!

Avoid at all costs.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Downham Market Direct Save  
I completed a contract on line but did not get the same contract. I was sent a router I said I didn't need. Paid far more than stated for the annual line rental (to be fair this may have gone up after waiting for connection so long) I haven't got the half price deal. I got charged £1.70 per month for paper statements I didn't want. Couldn't log into account on website. When I phoned I was told I needed to prove the contract signed regarding half price etc. Not too sure this review will send as connection is a bit hit and miss. Still cheep though!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Durham Direct Save  

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