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
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.3 stars

Based on 200 customer ratings since 2016-08-02 (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.

165 Customer Reviews for Direct Save

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I opted for 17 mb unlimited plan.dude on customer care. We guwrantee you 8 mb speed. I said " can you guarantee me atleast 4 mb. I am ok. He said. Confidently yes. I am watching movie on youtube . for 1 hour movie to finish it took 2 hrs.chexked my speed. Its 1-2 mbps ... Very poor service. Never go for. I paid 90 pounds for 1 month.. For wat...disappointment and frustrated..cancelled my direct debit.. Will not pay. A penny now...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Ray Direct Save  
Never ever go with direct save broadband. These are bunch of thieves.
Initially i was told that engg needs to visit the site ... 24 hrs ago.. a sms - engg will not have to visit the site now.. i said ok... deduced 49 pounds.
Next installment will be in 7 days and you will not receive bill for 2 months. I said ok. Paid - 44 pounds.

I received bill for both months - 33 and 45 for 2 months... dont know why.

They always have a rubbish back up answer.
The contract is written as if you give 28 days prior notice , you can terminate the contract. Now they are saying you have to pay 60 £ for termination

Thank god i cancelled my direct debit. Now i will not pay them a single penny. Because there is no ethics in direct save. They alwaysdo whatever they want and speak rubbish. Not sure how they got the license to operate in UK market

  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
SHADEWELL Direct Save  
AVOID AVOID AVOID
Clearly the 2 or 3 positive reports are bogus.
We've experience a very poor internet service. Drops several times a day, as an ebay seller its almost impossible to upload photos etc - this is reminiscent of dial up which is staggering in 2017.
If you want slow internet that drops all the time and is almost unusable then this is the company for you.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
southampton Direct Save  
very good customer service haven't had any problems and very well price i have to say really happy with their helpful customer service
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Uxbridge Direct Save  
Haven't set up the broadband yet so not sure about speeds but just felt like I had to say how lovely the customer service lady at the call centre was. So helpful and friendly!
  • Speed
    5 stars
Leamington Spa Direct Save  
So completely disappointed with this awful service! When fast fibre cam to our village, we decided, in March, to switch to their fast fibre broadband (we already had their standard package). Come August, we still hadn't recieved our new router, so we asked them again to change to the fast fibre - thinking it would be more simple and less hassle than just changing providers! After ringing on a weekly basis, having been paying for fast fibre, without the service, since August (they hadn't charged us in March for some reason?)we STILL haven't received our router. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Lincolnshire Direct Save  
if there was zero or minus rating for this company then that is what they would get from me , i joined this diabolical provider in august last year, within 10 days of going live ,they took £ 14-00 from my account ,when i questioned this ,they said it was for line rental and calls over the 10 day period ,so like a fool i accepted it , then i was billed £37.97 for the whole of august with a paper bill costing £1.50,i didn't ask for a paper bill but an online bill when i joined .i phoned them which took 40 mins to answer ,asked why my bill was so high ,they said its usage ,i supplied them with a new email address to send future bills , but i cancelled my direct debit as i thought they were ripping me off ,all future bills were paper bills ,eventually my service was cut . i paid them in full £ 133.92 with a promise to be reconnected within 5 days .this took one month from paying , after many calls as to why its taking so long they blamed it on bt openreach ,which is an utter lie ,they have now sent a bill for £ 144.45 this is how it reads early termination fee january-june £90.00 admin fee £ 19.50 unreturned wireless router £29.13 + vat£ 5.63 total due £ 144.45 { i joiend them in august 2016 not june} i have since had 2 bills one for november and december i was cut off for the whole of december ,i could go on and on about their over priced call charges , and not forgetting the discount card which was never sent , avoid these criminals at all costs ,you will be ripped off, as i was ,their line spped is only 1.45mb as slow as dail up the router is something from a bygone age with 2 aerials at the back ,and in my opinion they need investigating for fraud and to be shut down
west yorkshire Direct Save  
The initial experience of the company was ok - probably similar to other providers if expensive.

Upon leaving to move to another provider I was hit with charges for things I didn't order, exit fees and ultimately a Notice of Court Action despite the fact I was dealing directly with the operations manager (Lewis) who didn't resolve the issue and had no interest in resolving whatsoever.

When I complained again all I received was a very abrupt e-mail and no care at all whether I posted in Trust Pilot or not!

Unbelievable - avoid at all costs!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Elgin Direct Save  
I have had absolutly shocking and appawling service from this company. I can not stress enough how bad a service I have had from this company. When I signed up I was told I would pay a £50 connection fee, which I was fine with, and that I would not recieve a bill for another six weeks and that it would be at a reduced rate. I was then billed within 2 weeks of the sign up date not at a reduced rate and then again in the same month. So two unagreed payments and an unagreed amount. Also I was supposed to have my phone go live in 24 hours and my internet 5-7 days later. After a week my phone was not on and my internet was not put on until a further 10 days after. So I was billed not only unfairly but for a service I was not even recieving. I emailed the company to which I was treated absolutly disrespectfully and they tried to make it very difficult for me to resolve and they wouldnt take any responsibility. There were many emails passed to and fro and eventually I was refunded one months fee. Very very unfair.
Leicestershire 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  
There was a dispute, someone on the phone said they would read my email and get back to me. That was a lie. It was 7 weeks ago. All my attempts to discuss the matter are ignored. The customer service is worse than possibly imagineable. Their only action is to keep charging me more???
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
Worcester 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  
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  
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  
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  
My Broadband speed has dropped significantly .... the down load is now around 0.25
Stourbridge Direct Save  
I have have been with dst for 7years with a break of 2years because they did not supplie vista .since i have gone back at first they were fine but in the last few months they have been hopless i have joind BT .But DST HAVE BEEN so kind and seent me a bill for£60 even though i had been without broadband for the last 2to3 months .
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
north wales Betws y Coed Direct Save  
I have have been with dst for 7years with a break of 2years because they did not supplie vista .since i have gone back at first they were fine but in the last few months they have been hopless i have joind BT .But DST HAVE BEEN so kind and seent me a bill for£60 even though i had been without broadband for the last 2to3 months .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
north wales Betws y Coed Direct Save  
Conned into buying a package told us it would be cheaper than talk talk but was not true when the bills came as their prices were quad ripple that of talk talk money had been taken through direct debit so no refunds avoid scammers thief's be aware
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
stoke Direct Save  
I was happy with the prices quoted to me but wanted to first speak with my partner before agreeing to go with them. The sales man was very insistent on calling me back, wouldn't take no for an answer, nor did he ask if it was ok on the number I was calling, let alone if it was ok for him to call me at all. He was pushy,and I felt like he was desperate for a sale, and gave me his number incase I didn't answer.

I ended up agreeing to a contract as I can only go with two companies as no one else provides service in my area and they were cheaper. He quoted me a different line rental price to my first phone call and he did not make it clear that it would take 2-6 weeks to connect me until further in the 9conversation where he already had my bank details. I questioned it and he said yeah remember I told you before, we agreed it, etc,...errr no you never mentioned that before. I need Internet asap. He couldn't tell when I'd receive a router, when I'd be able to connected nor if and when an engineer needed to come out. He literally had no answers and was very insistent that it was nothing to do with him, he was just a sales man.I wasn't too impressed but as I said, it's cheaper Internet and I didn't have many options.

I then had two missed calls about an hour later, which I returned and it was a really nice girl from his team claiming the connection fee hadn't been processed, and correctly so I hadn't received a confirmation email. I still haven't. She was very nice but unfortunately revealed (which her pushy colleague hid from me) that she wasn't able to find my address as it was a new building and they are actually unable to connect until all the wires are laid. She didn't even have my postcode in the system! Basically meaning who knows when i was going to be connected! I then heard her question her manager (the same man who signed me up) about it and I could hear his muffled voice saying yes yes it's a new building just write down the postcode and we'll process it whenever it registers in the system, she'll never know. You can imagine my horror!!!!! I asked her not to reprocess the payment, she couldn't do so and said I had to contact customer services and after a lot of battling, I let her know what a joke it was that her and her manager couldn't give me any info on installation, time scales and the fact he'd hidden and then advised her about faking accepting my new postcode.

Needless to say I cancelled my contract just two hours after joining (with a very friendly man who was very helpful) and am now with the slightly more expensive one with no issues!
London Direct Save  
Switched from Sky and should have done it long ago. Great savings and the contract price guaranteed for 2 years, unlike sky who constantly put it up! Change over was easy with no problems. I would definitely recommend Direct Save if your looking for a good value for money provider.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Nottingham Direct Save  
I have never experienced such dishonesty in my life. I tried to get a temporary broadband connection which never materialised. I have e-mailed and written to cancel my agreement with Direct save but they do not acknowledge anything I have sent them and they continue to bill me.
le soulie Direct Save  
Absolutely awful!! Set up date was a lie, first bill disgusting kept getting fobbed off by customer service then I'd get angry because they keep fobbing me off and then they'd hang up on me! They expect you to pay for a service that doesn't even work!! Or isn't even live yet! I will be cancelling the direct debit and not paying no more to this absolute sh** service!!!!
Herfotdshire Direct Save  
Terrible, Awful, DO NOT USE THEM! If I could give them a negative rating, I would. Terrible service, upload and download speeds very low, and they preached something completely different and lied about it. They kept slipping in extra charges for no reason. Tried to disconnect as I was moving, and notified them well in advance, a month in advance....and they are charging me a 20 pound fee for no reason, even though I notified them well in advance. Do yourself a favor and don't use them, ever!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Disgusting! Dreadful company, don't know why they still exist, cheats and liars. Can never talk to anyone, internet connection.. rubbish, bills were almost double every month, told I could pay £60 to leave company or pay for a new router..£40 as existing router was old...they supplied the stupid thing so people.. please don't apply to this company.
Berkeley 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  
Worst customer service ever they don't care about the customer. Register online on the 26 of July nobody from the company bother to follow up call them numerous Times did not get a call back will definately not recommend them not only make me waste my time but the lack of care and responsibility is unacceptable
London 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  
From day one I have had a very intermittant internet speed, Direct save are saying it is my signal extender not the internet. The booster can only boost what it gets it can't increase the signal.Blame is always laid elsewhere. No chance of a refund if you have paid up front. Absolutely do not use these guys except for telephone. There needs to be questions asked where the internet is going to be used in relation to router and what type of signal can be expected, we are not all technical geniuses some of us are of a different generation and need guidance! an expensive steep learning curve.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Fareham 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  
Can't emphasise enough how much hassle this shambles of a company caused me.

They persuaded me to go for a slower internet speed as I explained that I needed my broadband set up as soon as possible, to which they predicted it would be 10 days. 28 days passed before one of them bothered replying to any of my communications to which they fobbed me off and told me that they were 'waiting on engineers.' a month after that communication I finally get told that an engineer is coming to my property (so at this point I have waited 2 months) and the engineer doesn't even turn up, so that's one day I had to take off work wasted.

At this point I am sick of the company so email them that I am cancelling my account. The next day I get an email billing me for the 2 months that I have had no service and telling me that a router has been sent to my property. I decide that this is the company acknowledging that I have been forgotten about and that they are sorting my problem, so I call them to ask why I have been billed for time that I have not had internet and they apologise, tell me that they will give me the money back and that my internet will be up and running when my router arrives.

Any customer of Direct Save will not be surprised to find out that I didn't get the money back and that when I plugged the router in it didn't work. I call up again and ask what has happened and after 45 minutes on the phone of the 'technical expert' insisting that I am plugging the router in to the wrong socket(?) she realises that maybe this has something to do with the fact that the engineers never turned up the previous month (I told her this 45 minutes previously). So she apologises and books for the engineer to come the following week.

Shocker - the engineers don't turn up again and when I call up to ask why, the girl at the other end of the phone tells me that they were never booked to come. I ask if she can just book me an appointment with the engineers as soon as possible and she tells me there will be a delay because the engineers need to assess my property before they can arrange an appointment, even though this is apparently what created the initial 2 month delay.

At this point it is nearly Christmas and I have gone so long without internet in my property I decide to just wait until the New Year to see if anything happens. 4 months after the initial enquiry and I am no closer to getting internet than I ever was. So I call up the bank to get back all of the money that I had given them (bare in mind I'd been charged for these 4 months) and to cancel my direct debit. Well shockingly I get a phonecall the next morning from them telling me that I need to pay them back all the money or they won't do anything more. I tell them that they haven't done anything yet and they won't get a penny from me until they do. Well with 2 stubborn parties unable to agree on how to proceed from there unsurprisingly my contract got cancelled.

The next day I went with BT (who were only £2 a month more expensive) and 2 weeks later my internet is sorted.

Avoid Direct Save.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
Warwick Direct Save  
Cowboys - AVOID!!! Signed a 2 year contract with them. Had frequent problems, they always overcharge and refuse to refund (eg double charging on line rental - you pay for about 16 to 18 months each year!!!). Poor broadband (only 30% of the speed of previous providers we have used). Poor reliability, often went down. Rude abnoxious, uncaring customer service. How bad can you get.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Weybridge Direct Save  
Terrible customer service, they treat customers like morons, service can be intermittent, when you have a problem you can forget all about being treated like a person, the staff here treat all customers like idots - the "sales" department are quite friendly, but once you're on the hook you get downgraded to trash.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Manchester 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  
Terrible my kids are buffered constantly
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Hailsham Direct Save  
Terrible service from broad band to customer service can get a call back cant cancel currently communicating through the ombudsman as it's so bad complained to CEO many times DO NOT USE THEM PLEASE
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Hailsham Direct Save  
Cannot praise too highly. Have been with them for a number of years & always found them to be helpful, friendly and efficient. Within last week changed over to fibre and it was totally painless. Everything happened as they said it would. Well done DST.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Louth, Lincs Direct Save  
Been with them since early days and recently upgraded to fibre. Excellent service, helpful staff who do what they say.
Had a problem over last few weeks of declining broadband speed. Rang them yesterday (25/01/16)and was promised new router which arrived today. Talked through set up step by step and system now running well. Many thanks to VJ.
Cannot recommend them enough.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Louth, Lincs Direct Save  
Hands down, the worst company I have EVER had the misfortune of dealing with.

All I can give you lovely people is some tips so as you don't get caught out by these morally banktrupt salesmen.

1) they typically sign you up with Vodafone - Go direct, they usually accept poor credit history and you'll get the contract cheaper than going through DST - And without the hassle! It's amazing when you get a bill and it's actually for the amount agreed!

2) Record ALL your calls with them, they constantly change their story and will pass you around like a joint in a hippy session.

3) Send the "Free" router back, or you'll get charged at the end (the sheer cheek!)

People, please put your trust in me when I say AVOID this company. It's not worth the stress in the long run.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Warwickshire Direct Save  
I used to work for this company and I wish I didnt. They are liers and thieves they have so many hidden costs and your bill will be very high. They will tell you a price but it will not be. I am ashamed to have worked for this company. Awful staff. Sorry to anyone whos has been robbed by these people.
Slough Direct Save  

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