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

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
Service is rubbish.Plus they are vicious ,they instruct debt collectors rather than send a correct invoice.
Do`nt sign up you WILL regret it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
SUTTON COLDFIELD Direct Save  
Short version, Don't touch em but if you do, read the small print and don't expect quality if you need service or help.

Had two contracts with these people, quit the first one early and was charged a fortune, yes I know I should have read the small print but the charges were many and sucked even more money away... The one that stands out is the charge of £40 for a none returned modem... Had I have had notification or similar I would have returned it and trying to get through to them and get a straight answer or someone to take action seems impossible...

Customer services don't exist, the staff seem ready to contradict you, so don't say Good Morning they may disagree on both counts. They will not answer email or back up their promises with paper or other actions.. They just dip into your account and take what they say you owe....

My other contract was terminated after the contract end, but they still managed to extract £19.50 for the transfer being done before the end of the 28 day notice period... Which I swear I didn't have to give.

The service on the domestic line was a joke too, every month the fibre seemed to switch down and I had to call the tech support who would fiddle with something or call a local engineer and within a day or so I was up and running but this happened repeatedly for over a year.

The tech people were helpful to be fair, but I would rather not have to speak to them if you know what I mean.

I have used BT, Sky and Talk Talk, all offer a more stable and superior setup and I have never been stung for switching or had to return a modem. Likewise service at my house at least has been smooth with the big players ... There are enough decent deals and short contracts out there with the big boys not to have to bother with the shop front companies like this.

  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
UK Direct Save  
The speed of the broadband is only momentary and not consistent. When you call the customer service, the speed seems to be good and then it goes in few days. And to get in touch with customer services is a joke, when you call them, the automated message says to press 3 for services, but it won't take you through and keep repeating the same message. And if you are lucky, it will direct your call to customer services once in a while and mind you in case if you get through sales department, they are rude and simply ask you to be patient and redial the option again!!. Once you are through to customer services, if they are busy or not interested in taking the call, they will ask for account number and simple cut the call to make it look like call disconnected on its own. Being in a new home, we are restricted with few bad options to live with. I need to complain to relevant authorities to sort these people out now. I am getting fed up of their services and arrogance.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Milton keynes Direct Save  
was expecting poor service although I dont use customer services very often the times I have phoned them I have been connected pretty much instantly unlike other bigger companies where you are on hold for 45 mins etc, I have only good things to say, some of the complaints are unfounded for example waiting in for engineers who do not turn up, this is not DST this is BT Openreach who DST have no option but to use, Im guessing they probably mess other ISPs about to make them look bad
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Edinburgh Direct Save  
would never have used this company if i had been told about the hidden charge. only found out after the inital first payment was taken and direct debit set up and they helped themselves to the hidden charges. they had not sent the router out by the time the next bill was generated. avoid this company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
birmingham Direct Save  
i have just had 4 days from hell with this companay after they tried to take over my BT phone and broadband without my permission.

came home from a weeks holiday to find a email from BT to say that another company wants to take over the services at my address which i did not know anything about.

have had to make phone calls to bt 3 times in 4 days as this company keeps putting in requests to take over the services and i have to get BT to stop this every time.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
carshalton 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  
I have no idea why this company is still allowed to trade... Never get a bill for the amount the contract is for, extra charges added on, charged for minutes on landline despite paying for free minutes, is this company a prank on society or something? No one wants to talk to you, they send you rubbish hardware that constantly disconnects.

For a broker they are terrible.. People need to know they are not actually a provider, they just sign you up with Vodafone (i found this out later) and sell you a £25 a month contract for £35, and more... In the end i had to leave and go directly to vodafone as they were not the problem. I'm still receiving threatening letters, but i refuse to pay it. Wasnt fit for purpose.

Avoid if you don't like rogue salesmen..God help the pensioners these people have savaged financially..
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Coventry Direct Save  
I am disgusted beyond belief at this incredibly rude and arrogant firm of sheisters. They speak to you like you are stuck to the bottom of their shoe. They interrupt constantly. They lie to get you off the phone. I have been conned and I am taking the matter to the person in charge of them. I told them I would never recommend them to anyone and I mean it. DO Not use them!!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Cardiff Direct Save  
AVOID AVOID !!!They took out £180 of our account without any warning Still in dispute with them They then terminated our line without any warning- Turns out bt engineer fixed the fault on the telegraph pole They passed on charge even though outside our property Shocking slow speeds- continuous dropping line Customer service beyond RUDE -They don't care Zero communicate !!Unbelievably poor /no service
AVOID AVOID ALL ALL COSTS
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
Awful awful awful!! I've just cancelled my direct debit with these and signed up to plusnet because after months and months of me emailing them and requesting call-backs (which they ignored 99% of the time) seeing as they don't provide a contact number anywhere it would seem, I've had no choice. I've had absolutely shockingly low speeds on my line and that's when it was actually working, which most of the time, if wasn't. They have done nothing but fob me off with excuses and are extremely rude when dealing with them over the phone. Paying £22 every month for no reason whatsoever, I finally had enough. I'm still in contract until December but they won't be getting another penny from me!! Cannot stress this enough - AVOID THIS COMPANY!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Shepshed Direct Save  
I left Talktalk early 2016 to join dst after 18 month of dissatisfaction with the corrupt talktalk. I'm now on cheaper broadband and better speeds with dst.After a couple of issues with dst in the early days, everything got resolved without problem.
b/b speeds, customer service and price are far better than talktalk. I'm happy.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Northumberland 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  
Appalling company, takes 3 months to reply to emails. I decided to switch to BT, whom I'd sworn I'd never use again, but anything was better than DirectSave. On two separate occasions DirectSave refused BT engineers access to my line to prepare for the transfer and in each case I had to place a new order with BT. Eventually BT installed another line, at no cost to me. Although I had told DirectSave when I planned to stop using their service, they didn't even notice that I'd done so, but phoned my mobile to inform me that they would stop the service unless I reinstated the direct debit. When I told them to go ahead because I wasn't using it anyway, they sent me a huge invoice including £30 for the router. I sent this back, taking the precaution of doing so by what used to be called Registered Post but have had no acknowledgement. Not have I received another invoice minus that charge. The service is a total shambles, I suspect it's cheap because they deliberately economise on staff, which is why the service is so poor. AVOID THIS ONE LIKE THE PLAGUE!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Hurworth, Darlington, Co. Durham 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  
i can only echo the numerous points below. avoid...not worth slightly cheaper rates
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London 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  
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  
In 2007 I took them to court and won a judgement against them. They kept over charging me and would not resolve the situation. The customer service I received was appalling. Trading Standards said they could not help so I resolved it myself.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Scotland 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  
Zero stars.

They took money out of my account without authorization. (worth more than the entire value of my contract with them!!)

They lied on the timing when they sold me the product.

Had to go to the ombudsman to get my money back.

Horrible, money grabbing company - amoral, unethical thieves.
London Direct Save  
I made cancellation on last October in 2016, but Direct Save still charge 35 pounds so far.. I told 4 times already about my cancellation. I'm exhausted..
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Newcastle Direct Save  
Have been with them for more than 8 years now and they have always been helpful and so far have been able to provide excellent service to our house.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Leatherhead 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  
Terrible services, and really disoriented and unhelpful customer service! My internet drops once a day every day for about an hour, and customer service told me that this is very normal and I should only call them for help if it starts dropping more than 2-3 times a day. Speed is also not very good, and I am surprised they ask for that much money for their service... An advice to people checking it out: just go to another provider.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Edinburgh Direct Save  
Terrible customer service, they may be slightly cheaper, but they tie into their contacts and leaving fees without full explanation. Avoid at all costs.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
North Wales 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  
The customer service when you actually reach an engineer is pretty helpful, just don't call after 8pm or you get a a promise of a callback that never materialises.

The broadband itself is an absolute omnishambles, 5 times in the space of 2 months myself and my family have had to call because something in their system keeps slowing the Internet down to under 1mb/s each time they say it's fixed only to happen again a couple weeks later.
  • Speed
    3 stars
Northumberland Direct Save  
The first two years were good! But now these scam artists are raiding my bank account for random payment's! I paid for a year up front and they took monthly payments too!!!!! I emailed the owner and it was (kind of) dealt with. And these gangsters started taking random payments again!

I will change 'providers' as soon as I can!!!

AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
LONDON 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  
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  
Abysmal rude customer service. Check terms & conditions as they will charge £20 when you leave even when out of contract & £35 for the router they provide even though it's faulty.
Look else where as this company are very much amateurs!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
UK Direct Save  
Like so many other reviewers on this site, my experience with Directsave Telecom has been utterly appalling.

When I decided to switch to another provider, I initially made the mistake of not giving 28 days notice, for which they charged £54.45 "admin fee" and router charge. As soon as I realised this, I used the new provider's cooling off period to cancel the switch, checking very carefully and repeatedly with Directsave that if I did this they would not take this charge. Their employee checked with the manager, confirmed that the charge would not be taken, and emailed confirmation.

Shortly afterwards the £54.45 was deducted from my account by direct debit.

Following multiple attempts to contact DST by phone, which were either unsuccessful or resulted in pointless conversations with people who knew nothing about my account, I cancelled the direct debit and gave 28 days notice to leave.

Since then (this was in November 2016) they have been sending me bills with the £54.45 still included, have demanded rudely that I send the router back, despite there being no mention of sending the router back anywhere in their Ts & Cs, and have billed me for service for the whole of November and December despite the fact that I left them in mid-November. In their latest bill they appear to threaten me with court action.

So ... like many others, my advice is DO NOT EVER, EVER THINK OF USING DIRECTSAVE - GO ANYWHERE ELSE.

By the way, I am now paying much less for 52 MB fibre than I was for 4MB with DirectSave.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Gloucestershire 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  
I transferred to Direct save because Talktalk could not resolve problems with the phone line And when i applied to direct save i was told it would be a lot cheaper so far in five months they are trying to charge me £345 pounds they say i had engineer visits which i did not whe i questioned them about these visit and ask where are the job sheets which i would have signed for these visits i was to the don't operate that way so in fact the can bill you without any proof that the visit occurred i have told them thatb i am not prepared to pay for visits i have not had but i am told that the bill still stands i have been disconnected for 3 months now and they are still charging me for connection those of you who say direct save are tops must be the lucky ones i am not DirectSave do not live up to customers service that they promise the are slow if not at all to return a call the do not follow up on complaints they don't answer emails or letters that are sent but are quick to send court proceeding letters if you query bills that you dispute. Over all this provider can charge you what they like and expect you to pay with out question.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
Garsfield Gardens 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  
My Broadband speed has dropped significantly .... the down load is now around 0.25
Stourbridge Direct Save  
After being let down with talktalk not fulfilling their promise i tuned to directsave. i have been with them 4 month and to be honest i dont get a great speed (9mbps) but at-least it was up on t/talks at a fraction of the cost...Lets hear the good for directsave.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
northeast Direct Save  
Been with Direct Save for the best 3 years. No problems what so ever, all these people complaining is not true, there is nothing wrong with the service!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
London Direct Save  
we had to install a temporary phone line during a renovation project, the rolling phone contract was perfect up and running on the same day as I ordered it
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
north yorkshire 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  
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  
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  
Absolute load of rubbish. Stuck in a contract for another 6 months yet. Last 12 months have been hell. Internet that goes off for up to 48 hours at a time. Constantly losing connection.slow speed.when it does work it's poor at best. Customer services palm you off with restarting router every time this is a temporary fix as it just goes again within the hour. Router constantly flashing! They say the light stays solid when a good signal is made but never had that yet. Can't wait to be rid of this awful provider and go with someone else. Would pay more for reliable Internet as we use it for work and home life. Don't waste your time even phoning these guys they set you up super quick and call you a lot in first few days to ensure all is well.....so you think they are a good company.... false sense of security believe me it's all been down hill since then.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Seaford Direct Save  
Poor Customer Experience so far. Took a chance having read poor reviews as Cheap. Phone activated within 3 days,
Router arrived after 7 days. Not responded to request for Broadband Activation Date. Lack of overall Communication, Billed me an unexpected additional charge. Not Answering EMails. Think may have made mistake, neighbour doing much better with Sky. Ray
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Southampton Direct Save  
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  
Signed up in September,no engineer canturned to install line twice,have spent considerable on phone explaining problem,some of the staff are rude,was assured somebody would ring me back on both occasions,nobody did,have paid for installation ,monthly bill,even though I have no phone line,they said money would be credited,hasn't been yet,can't recommend this company
rowlands gill Direct Save  
I have been with DST for many years and only had a couple of minor broadband issues which were resolved quickly and professionally. So I was a bit bemused when reading the poor reviews initially"........but recently I had to call technical support and the usual competent technical.person appears to have been replaced with someone from the "turn it off and on again" team. Also I wanted to upgrade to fibre but the Sales team don't handle that and said I should contact customer services but refused to transfer me. I now know why.........I spent 15 mins every day for 6 days trying to contact them without any success. I resorted to requesting a callback. Five days later I got an email saying I should call them!!! WTF something has changed this year and not in a good way.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Wisbech 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  
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  
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  
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  
I wish I had read reviews of this company before signing up but sadly I didn't. I admit the headline pricing pulled me in but as the saying goes "you get what you pay for" or less in the case of Direct Save. The staff's technical skills are poor at best, the broadband speeds we were promised were no where near what we got (we even spent money on a brand new 3.5GHz 2TB laptop thinking it was the old one that was the problem). Anyway, took what I thought was a 12mnth contract to start when we moved to our new property (requesting new number and standard BB)2 mnths after moving in we were still without service (but being debited!!)and when I contacted them they blamed numerous factors - including the people who had previously owned the house!! Eventually this got sorted but they said we couldn't have a new number - so initially kept getting calls for previous occupants. Over the last year BB speed appalling most of the time with frequent drop out. So, made the mistake of calling them to request a new line installation and upgrade to fibre. That initial call was in August 16 and as of 4 Nov 16 it has still not been installed even though I was charged back in September. Numerous failed engineer appointments (again DST staff failing to take responsibility) So, should have had new line 13th October - 2nd appt. Engineer never turned up (BT Openreach have confirmed the work request was not completed correctly by DST!!) Instead of a new line, DST disconnected the old one, have been without internet or phone since 13th. Staff (with one exception) are appalling, rude bordering on aggressive and without the slightest empathy towards their customers. Unlike others I have, after losing patience (lot more to the story!!) managed to cancel the contract - as they had clearly broken their contractual obligations. Waiting for various refunds and have in the meantime cancelled my DD.
My advice is please avoid this company, its true all providers have tech issues now and then - its HOW their staff deal with it that matters, DST staff really need some intense training in customer service (oh and technical know how!!) If you want a 5 star holiday, you don't expect to pay 2 star prices and its the same here!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
West Yorkshire Direct Save  
broadband was good but customer service is really bad not replying to E-mails over charging and every month the bill gets higher.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
wisbech Direct Save  
AVOID!!!!! This company is the worst I have ever encountered. Their service is diabolical.

We ordered broadband from them and it took 10 weeks for it to be connected! The excuse they gave was that it was BT's fault. I checked with BT and this was a lie.

After 5 calls - to different people - who didn't have a clue what the last person had said, eventually it was connected and was half the speed of other providers - so I switched. However, because I'd prepaid my line rental, they "reserved" my number and I had to have a new one.

Oh, and if you do want to make a call to customer services, make sure you have a good book to read while you wait for them to answer. The record was 40 minutes on hold.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Staffordshire 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  
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  
spot on service for out in the sticks way better than any other provider
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
ness isle of lewis Direct Save  
I inherited Direct Save from a housemate - and they are appalling; the service drops every 60 minutes or so, just enough to kick you out of any site or streaming service. Worse, its over a month since I moved from that address, and over 40 days since I gave notice to terminate the service by email, snail mail and phone - and they are STILL charging my credit card. Call them and discover the joys of being kept on hold for 15 minutes (the sales team answers with 30 secs, but refuses to connect the call with the billing team).

My advice- avoid like the plague.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Direct Save  
I have been with this company a long number of years and have nothing but praise for their service. Their staff are knowledgeable, helpful, polite and friendly and do what they say they will do.
Over the last week we have had problems with falling and erratic broadband speed. On contacting DST they ran various tests which ultimately indicated router problems. A new router was despatched as promised. Regrettably I had problems setting it up but Lewis at DST spent approaching two hours on the'phone with me and sorted the problem. Result broadband now working better than ever.
I think some of the negative reviews are sour grapes whilst others could be personal conflict arising from how the customer approaches any problem.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Lincolnshire 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 have. Been. With. This. Company. About. Three or four years. They are. The. Best company. I have. Every been the. Give. You. A chance. To pay even if you. Are late they have a great phone. Manner i love. There broadband it is. Constant such a great company. To bee with not like all the big axxs companys i would. Recomend to all i know
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Mitcham 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  
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  
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  
Signed up for fibre and went live. Checked my speed out of curiosity as with BT I got 75mb, due ti the exchange being round the corner.

My speed was 11mb!! And they said oh Yeh when you sign up for fibre you actually get standard broadband to begin with until you pat your first bill. Which is £20 higher than they said and wanted 3 days after live date. Cancelled within 3 to 4 days....AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Wales Direct Save  
The worst provider I have ever been unfortunate to come across. I got drawn in on the month by month contract for broadband. I didn't receive the router for weeks, after I'd arranged, they just kept trying to access my account for money on a landline, who ain't got a cell phone nowadays? I complained and cancelled they never responded then they took me to a debt collectors for a service I never received. I kept trying to contact them lies, lies, and more lies, they said they never received the complaint which I re-sent with photographic evidence of postage three times, they then closed my case, after they said they'd call me back. Dirty, lying low down company which has no idea how to communicate or give customer service. I called them on numerous occasions at different times spoke to at least three of the agents over and over again wondered if they only have about five people working in a cellar some-where. I DON'T WRITE FEED-BACK, but this company is really bad, avoid @ all costs they just want your money and the equipment is disgustingly dated, when I did receive it the router was overly plastic with two antennas sticking up at the top which looked like a freaky alien toy, no-ones tech stuff looks like that. It wouldn't have even matched any-thing TV, stereo, modern tech stuff!!! Not joking a really bad company-No scruples.
Yours Sincerely
"in debt collections, and never really had the service."
Midlands Direct Save  
Do NOT, under any circumstances, sign a contract with this company. They never provided the service or delivered the router. In the two months since I foolishly signed, I have spent hours on the phone calling them and their delivery company trying to get the router I paid for. I have been told it was on its way but no "tracking number" was available. Needless to say, it never arrived. After cancelling the service, they refused to release my old number to the new provider so I am now forced to either spend a few more hours on the phone or to get a new number. I will start now trying to get my money back via resolver....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Signed up with them about three months back. They were quick to move telephone line but never move the broadband. They do not tell you what's happening with your move, customer service is very rude- they promise to call back- never do. After three months broadband is not transferred and I agree with previous comments they lie effortlessly. Avoid this company at all costs.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Slough Direct Save  
STAY AWAY PEOPLE!! 80£ Activation fee then 25£ a month , fine until they start taking 40 a month and dont know why themselves lol, internet speed is terrible!! Ive rung them nearly 15 time this year and I always get the same rubbish "well get an engineer to call you back" and they never do! They dont even know how to upgrade me to 100meg lol waste of money useless company with no customer service skills. They do lie all the time and there wifi routers and crap and cut out when they want....:TO NEW CUSTOMERS IF YOUR IN A NEW BUILD AND HAVE TO CHOOSE DO NOT CHOOSE THESE GUYS
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
exeter 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  
Terrible terrible company, the worst of the worst. They really are the bottom of the barrel - whatever you do, do not use them. Anything they tell you about their prices, connection dates and level of service is a complete and utter lie. They reel you in with tempting offers but in reality they have limited ability to even connect you to broadband or phone services. When you have a problem (when, not if, it's guaranteed that you will) you'll have to spend 20 mins plus just to get through to "customer services" and then you'll be fobbed off each time you call - they really don't care at all and they lie fluently. Then try calling their sales team - instant answer. They want to reel you in with lies and tempting offers but when they mess up your connection date for months on end they just don't want to deal with you. Don't make the mistake of thinking that they're just like any other firm, they're not - they're a new breed of vulture corporation, only interested in signing up new customers and with no interest (not even a passing interest) in actually looking after you and providing a service. No matter how cheap they look compared to the others, don't be fooled. All I wanted was some more phone lines with broadband and I've been a customer over 6 years - but they just don't have the slightest interest in doing anything other than billing me. No lines, no broadband, 30 minute wait to get the daily excuse, endless frustration.

Remember - under no circumstances sign up with these people. They are the lowest of the low. They make BT look good.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
SY8 4AW Direct Save  
Hi we had a connection problem which Matt immediately sorted out - and a refund...Many thanks.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Exeter Direct Save  
wow.. i came on this site... thinking... i wonder if anyone else has had as many problems as me, and it seems i am not alone.. just to get on to write this review has taken me 10 to 15 minutes as my internet is constantly dropping out... i only came on here, as i could not get the news to work or much else to relax after getting back from work after mid night... most of london is sleeping right now, and still its dropping out constantly making any internet viewing impossible... this has been going on since April, now its September, first they said it must be my leads and ADSL converter, so i bought new ones, then they said it was my router, and they said i had to pay for another.. and a protected argument i managed to get a free one sent out as the problem has existed by my logging complaints back to when the router was still in warranty... now thats been replaced and still its not working... breath.. i will phone them again tomorrow to discover the next excuse... its excruciatingly frustrating.... the number of hours not being able to do what their service is supposed to be providing has been countless... if i am lucky i will be able to post this review....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
london Direct Save  
Ive marked them down as much as I can in view of their tactics for getting money out of you. I've had a two year contract with them which was very competitive at the time price wise. Speed and reliability have not been that good but thats more to do with how far away from exchange I am and I'm fairly rural.
My gripe comes from customer services policy. In the two years I've been with this company, apart from the initial four bits of paper outlining the deal I was signing up to I have had not one piece of correspondence or contact with them. So, thinking I must be near my contract end I managed after a twenty minute wait to get an answer from the phone. My contract ended in June, its now sept and since my contract ended I've been paying three times what I was before. No one has been in touch to say my contract was near its end, no one called to ask if I wanted to start another contract or if I was happy with the service. They just start charging you £34 odd a month. When I protested, to add insult to injury, I've been told I have to give 28 days notice, but if I want to end my new monthly tariff of £34 early I have a £19 charge.
This is obviously a cowboy outfit and I'd warn anyone to stay well away.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
West Kilbride 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  
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  
Crap service, crap support crap everything. Dial-up is quicker. No point phoning, they just lie to you.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Kent Direct Save  
Purchased a deal package for my grandparents to enable them to keep in touch with family abroad at low prices. they've never been happier, finally discovered skype and internet. great deal from a friendly company
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Liverpool Direct Save  
One of the worst companies around you ask for a manager to phone you because you are not happy about something they don't phone STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY.
West Lothian 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 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  
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  
Locked in 24 month contract. Hidden fees as much as double. Avoid at ALL COSTS!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Yorkshire Direct Save  
Be careful when signing up for the month by month contract, there are lots of hidden boxes and clauses which mean that you can't get access to the month by month contract and it is made to be very obviousness. If you want to leave they you have to pay a massive fine. They hike on hidden charges constantly so you always have to pay close attention to your bill. Regularly had problems with the box sometimes would be without broadband for a couple of days. If you want to call then you do usually have to spend between 20-40 mins on hold.
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Yorkshire 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  
Joined in May,bills bigger than expected.Just had 13 days without internet.Endless time on the `phone.£439-45 to leave.Don`t be fooled keep away.
Sutton Coldfield Direct Save  
Avoid like the Bubonic Plague! Ombudsman currently investigating. No account has come in on budget, inexplicable hidden charges. No help with any problems. Various financial savings claims are false. Advertisement's claims are false. No stars from me!
West Wales Direct Save  
Money pinching and difficult people to deal with. I had a faulty router which was replaced. I returned the faulty router and have a receipt to prove it. I was charged for the cost of the same router under pretence that DirectSave had not received it. They just took £36.95 from my account via Direct Debit without any notice in advance. When I notice the charge on my account I called and sent emails stating that I posted the faulty router. All were ignored. for about five months. I had enough by then and cancelled the Direct Debit upon which I was charged £9.99 for not being able to still more money from my account. I am still in credit with them. I was then called and lied to. Everything is denied and twisted to suit their purpose. Last thing I told them I will complain to the Ombudsman and left it at that. Anyone considering switching to them should be careful. You will allow pickpocketing company access to your bank account.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Thieves, worse 12 months service in every way. Do not sign up they should pay us for the time they waste. My connection was so bad couldn't use it for most of 10 months, attitudes of staff are poor, never follow up on promises, won't send engineer to fix anything just sell you more expensive packages, invoices wrong numerous times always making you pay more, you can't believe a word they say, the advertising is grossly misleading and forget the no sign in thing, you will be told you have no service unless you do and end up with 18 months. Outrageous rogues who should be investigated.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wales 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  
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 my kids are buffered constantly
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Hailsham Direct Save  
I have to agree with the other comments.

First their online web registration system is a total failure. I went through the process countless times giving all the information requested, direct debits etc. and the final 'submit' button takes you back to the start. At first I waited a few days for the conformation. Then I tried again. and again then gave up and telephoned them.

"Do you want a router?", I was asked. "Not if I don't need yours, I have half a dozen routers already!", I replied. The router came regardless and I was charged for it.

I pre-paid the annual line rental but the monthly bill was much higher than expected. I was being charged for 'caller ID' more per month than the charge for internet and the calls package combined! I had never asked for this, was never told about before and never given the option not to have.

I had to threaten legal action to get the caller ID charge removed and customer service were totally dismissive and patronising throughout.

I have found this site today because my broadband connection has become extremely slow and unreliable. I cannot even get the braodband speed checker to give me a figure because the connection won't hold long enough. Let us just say that the speed is insufficient to listed to the radio with iPlayer - less than old dialup speeds of 28 kbps.

Avoid, avoid, avoid.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Huddersfield Direct Save  
The service is terrible. They lie about the set up time, send out and charge for a router (twice now, last year and this) even when you tell them you have one and they agree not to. The service team are rude and unhelpful. Tried to cancel (after waiting nearly a month for set up) before the service was initiated to get a refund and was told I needed to give 28 days notice. The worst company and service I have ever known.
isle of wight 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  
Told me a load of lies, Changed from BT to Direct Save and it would not cost a penny due to the price hike by BT lies been billed for £200 by BT for cancelling mid contract. Get your facts correct Direct Save before cold calling please what a hassle.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
Edinburgh 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  
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  
I've been with Direct Save for a few years now and paid in advance for phone and £1.95 a month for broadband so I put up with slow speed But recently Broadband has been very unreliable Have decided to leave and they've sent me termination invoice of £304 which is roughly 20x my monthly bill. tried customer services to get written breakdown of bill and won't send, ask for manager and none available, also very unhelpful. Worst decision I ever made switching to Direct Save (big joke as cost more in long run)
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Ilfracombe Direct Save  
Worst company ever come across, stay well away from then. Joke of customer service, joke of hardware, they send you the cheapest modem possible even second hand... connection lasted 1 day then cut out intermittently from then on. Had no chance but to move to a different provider. More needs to be done to stop companies like this stealing customers money! !
London 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  
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  
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  
total rip off really rude customer service not helpful in one bit asked to speak to the manager and get told I am speaking to the manager by mat which was a blatant lie the line was working for an hour now they want £60 for me from nothing i say nothing 1 hour of Internet connection be warned of daylight Robbery 11/04/2016
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
london Direct Save  
this is the worst company for broadband .when you sign up for broadband they tell you that the line is not suitable for normal speeds (when i was getting 4 mb then dropped down to half a meg)so that i sign up for fibre a guy called matt so he said . they are villians and will be taking this to the ombudsman they will rue the day they did this to me
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
newcastle Direct Save  
Have had no problems with this company at all. Changed to them after being with sky for years, who's bills had gone astronomical. Changed after searching for better deal and found this one on U switch. Paid line rental year in advance (£11.50) a month saving me £8.49 a month compared to sky, and broadband deal of £1.95 a month (unlimited usage) saving another £6 month. Did everything on line and all was completed easily and satisfactory.
Sky cut line off dead on the dot of 8am on changeover leaving me with no phone so called direct save customer service spoke to a helpful young man who said he would check it out and were connected within the next half hour. No complaints about that..
Broadband speed is better than sky.
Surprised when first used it as to how quick it was. Have had no problem with any monthly bills for phone calls. The only thing is the free wifi router is obviously a cheap version but it works OK , it does drop out if wander too far away but easily corrected if use a better router or extender. Had my doubts before changing after reading reviews but unfounded all in all no problems or complaints. Thankyou Direct save and U Switch. Saving £15 a month . happy happy.☺
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Essex 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  
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  
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 phoned by this company offering cheaper service, after a long chat on th phone, decided to go with them, I was told everything would be taken care of, sit back and wait for the change over,at the time we were still in contract with BT but said to leave it with them and there would be no contract charge to leave BT not the case BT started emailing me with contract charges for leaving, on top of that I was getting several bills from direct save , I made many phone calls to this company but no one returned them. Also my router never arrived for the setup date , phoned them again and was told they had run out and not sure when they will get some more in , with that I phoned BT and they still had control of the broadband so they put a block on it so direct save were unable to take over,but unfortunately they had got the phone line and for the 3 weeks they had it the line was dreadful with crackling, I couldn't make a call.
To conclude my whole experience with Direct save was harrendouse and cost a lot money, my advice on hearing the name direct save , run away as fast as you can
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
North lincs 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  
changed supplier. They took an extra months money by mistake?? and charged £19 for not giving 28 days notice. They said that they could not give WRITTEN reason for these errors. Awaiting full refund as promised.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Foxhall Ipswich 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  
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  
I would really love it if there was a no stars choice as my selection would be blank. Directsave are by far the worst company I have ever dealt with, took a years line rental up front and from day one I've had very bad phone line and my broadband is up and down like a prosties drawers. Directsave have been called 30 or so times and I've never had a call back nor have they done anything to fix my problems, only thing Charlie in customer services does is blame everything bar Directsave crap line. Ombudsman is now involved but not holding my breath, just need to get away from this cowboy company and get a provider that can give a service that works. I would most definitely NOT recommend Directsave to anyone.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Glasgow Direct Save  
been with direct save for a while and i find the speed with the broadband and signal strenth is very very good .. im happy with my service and beening uk based is a very very helpfull but i never need to contact as all is perfect and for a GREAT PRICE !!!! line rental payed up front an bb for £0.95p
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
WATFORD 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  
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  
I recently changed provider from Talktalk to Directsave, I got fed up of the continual price rises over the last two years, so looked elswhere and checked reviews and although directsave had some bad ones, so do most of the others, so I'm giving them a chance.
To start with now Iam now paying £13.45 with Directsave compared with £27.70 for the same service from Talktalk.
The changeover went very smoothly, router came pre configured just needed to put the wifi password into my laptop.The BB speed (over 8Mb/s) is exactly the same, as is the evening & weekends phone service.
Overall pleased with the savings and the customer service up to press.
Like all service providers, there may come a time that I become dissatisfied, as I have on the three previous occasions.
But I am always willing to give a smaller, less greedy company a chance.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Sheffield Direct Save  
I recently changed provider from Talktalk to Directsave, I got fed up of the continual price rises over the last two years, so looked elswhere and checked reviews and although directsave had some bad ones, so do most of the others, so I'm giving them a chance.
To start with now Iam now paying £13.45 with Directsave compared with £27.70 for the same service from Talktalk.
The changeover went very smoothly, router came pre configured just needed to put the wifi password into my laptop.The BB speed (over 8Mb/s) is exactly the same, as is the evening & weekends phone service.
Overall pleased with the savings and the customer service up to press.
Like all service providers, there may come a time that I become dissatisfied, as I have on the three previous occasions.
But I am always willing to give a smaller, less greedy company a chance.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Sheffield Direct Save  
This provider is rubbish.... do not recommend.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Essex Direct Save  
I spoke to a lady called chante and she was very nice polite and found the best package for my needs and offered me a broadband deal that was a lot cheaper than i was paying and thought it was to good to be true as i had never heard of the company so i left it but then decided to look it up so i signed up on line and i must say im so pleases with the service thank you direct save
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
North london 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  
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  
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  
THIEVES. Charged me £180 quid for NOTHING.
DO NOT USE THESE CROOKS.
£92.30 first month £54.45 to DISCONNECT?!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Direct Save  
If it was possible to give this company a zero I certainly would. Everything about this company is appalling. One of their representatives called my disabled 90 year old mother who has many different health issues and has a medical alert phone with BT. On testing the her bracelet which we do monthly, it didn't work. I phoned BT to tell them only to find that Direct Save had taken over the phone. On questioning mum she said BT had rung to offer her a better deal with them. Looking into this I found out that she believed and kept asking their operator if this was BT because she needed to stay with them. This operative led her all the way to believe that it was BT who she was speaking to and my mum even stupidly gave her bank details over the phone to this company. I managed to get on to her bank and explain and they cancelled the standing orders, etc immediately. I asked the company to produce the tapes as they say that they record every conversation, which was the advice I received from Ofcom. I have written to this company and emailed them and they have denied receiving any correspondence from either myself or Ofcom or any complaint was made or recorded against my mum's account with them. I cannot believe a company can carry on like this and stay in business. The guy who had the conversation with mum, who I agree the other comments here I think they only have about two members of staff, said he didn't realise she was elderly or had Parkinson's disease and didn't understand she had a special phone, I cannot understand that as her voice is weak and shaky. I am still trying to get them to produce this recording, they are still chasing my mum for cancellation fees, etc. and have today sent her a debt collection letter. Once I spoke to the debt collection agency they said they would go back and speak to Direct Save themselves. Ongoing fight but I believe a company is only as good as their service when things go wrong, so I just want to add beware if you are going to use this company. They even told me they believed that her medic alert would have worked with their service after they denied she told them she had one. They just constantly put the phone down on you if you try and reason with them, unbelievable.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Salisbury Direct Save  
Absolutely shocking!!!! I might as well be on dial up it's so slow. continually buffering and I haven't hit 3mb download speed on the several times I have used the speed checker. AVOID!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
STOCKPORT 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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Where do I start with this lot?!
Not had any problems with them up until now which is a shame as I actually thought the broadband speed was sufficient and no issues at all, bearing in mind was expensive but thats because we weren't tied into a contract! A few months ago left my student flat and moved back home, at this period I was very stressed with exams, moving out etc that the internet wasn't on my mind much. I phoned up on two occasions to cancel and was told to email, which I assumed I did as its not like me to just leave it. Cancelled my direct debit assuming everything was ok and then a few months later (now) I get a phone call from then, which they hang up.. so I phone them back and they advise me I owe them £100 , I was like?!?!?!? , they said I was still paying for the internet which would have been fair as I forgot to cancel properly as they require it in writing (god knows why).. Anyway so they tried to take a direct debit from me last month and it bounced back because I cancelled it, then again this month, with late fees totalling up to £100. Phoned them and advised them I wasn't happy as I havn't lived in the flat for months. The customer service is absolutely terrible, I work in a call centre myself and would never speak to customers the way they do. Its always the same person your through to as well, its as if they only have about 4 people in that office where they work. So I started getting angry as we were going round in circles, bearing in mind I wasn't aggressive and I didn't swear, but I got hung up on , I couldn't believe it... I phoned up the consumer helpline straight after and thank god for them... they scanned the contract and noticed section 3c which states that Directsave need to contact you if your DD fails in which they failed to do so... they didn't contact me at all last month when it bounced back and let the money tally up so I pay a substantial amount, they knew exactly what they were doing.. they phoned me today but hung up as soon as I answered?!? so I phoned back wanting to know... then I explained they were in breach of contract as they didn't tell me the DD bounced back.. however they couldn't get there head around this and kept telling me they called me today? But they didn't actually say to me.. which consumer helpline says is not valid, they need proof of messaging me, they denied this saying that they contacted me but in the contract states that they need to contact you, I kept getting the usual patter from the agent saying 'but we did contact you, how do you expect us to tell you when you don't answer' I said I did answer but you hung up and you didn't call me at all last month when it bounced back... Then he went on to say that 'its not a set time frame' that might mean after a few Direct Debits, which the consumer advice line warned me they would say, and gain this is not valid as they haven't stated this in the contract... We were going round in circles and I knew I was right but the agent couldn't accept what I was saying and just kept saying we tried to contact you.. he sounded very young and not experienced at all in customer service. After about 5 attempts of asking for a manager I was finally put through and advised this to the manager, and they understood exactly what I was talking about and that it was a breach of contract, so we met half way in which I pay £30.. and give the router back, which I think is fair considering I didn't fully give notice in the first place, but what a lot of stress this was.. I wouldn't recommend these guys to anybody purely based on the customer service as its ridiculous, the agents are so patronizing and sound like they just left school.. however regardless of this, the broadband was really good and fast..
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Glasgow 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  
Recently moved house. What really matters is when problems occur they are dealt with quickly. An 0800 number and getting through in a few seconds matters. Helpful staff sorted out issues quickly and efficiently when I needed to configure my own router. Very cost effective compared with TalkTalk. Try dealing with issues with TalkTalkcan take ages on the phone. No comparison.

Speed excellent. However, I am now nearer an exchange. 10Mb/sec compared to 2Mb/sec.
STROUD 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  
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 was connected to 'Direct Save', in April last year and was on-line in about 5-days of ordering the package from the web. Although, everything went fine for about a week, my router kept started dropping the 'DSL' line eventhough my phone was working as promised. I phoned the support line, told them of the problem, and after a short 5-minute wait, the advisor said that the trce revealed that the router was failing and that he would send out a new one. In just 2-days I had the new router. I replaced the old one, and within minutes I was back on-line. I began a ping/speed test and found that the speed had increased to just over 9mb rather than the 3.2mb that I was getting before. As the original estimate was around 7mb for the area. I am totally thrilled with the results thus far and can't really say much, only that the service is 'Top quality'. The best that I ever had from any supplier. My last ISP was 'virginmedia' who, kept increasing their prices. So, all-in-all I've cut my internet bill by ³⅓ or £27.40 and we are very pleased to know that these people are true to their word. Top marks for an outstanding service...
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
ROMFORD, Essex 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  
tried to order, accepted my order and new line should be in 14 days.engineer arrived after 3 days ,not expected until another 4 days,said i dont need i new line,but am still being charged for new line,phoned direct save,they made excusse for still charging £30 for new line i dont need,but stil not connected,engineer who should have arrived 5 days later didnt,but router did arrive,phones again i was told another excuse ,email 2 days later no reply,again 3 days later no reply next day phone again ,all calls from my mobile,they are surprised i got no land line to call,still not called me back,phoned again today,3 weeks after original order,and they tell me there is a fault on the line,will be another 15 days before engineer can come out to have a look ,so i cancelled in disgust,and they will refund the £30 for new line after i have sent the router back to them,so its cost me in phone calls,and postage for router and to return it ,so am having to find another supplier ,or renew mobile contract and mobile broadband
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
north wales Direct Save  
Thieves!!
My agreement started on 28th Oct they promised Internet within a few days.all that showed was limited service(none) so I called to which they blamed a third party to have damaged the connection(my nabours all had phoneline Internet) and said it would be fixed on the 11th to which moved to the 13th then they decided it was my wall splitter cable to which I went and purchased.still didn't work then then a week roles past with me expecting call backs from engineer's and then managers I constantly call them to no resolve.

I live in Watford, direct save operate from here and I have 3 friends that have worked for them and recommended me to them,I told them of my problem they suggested it was that they sent me a cheap s##t router.I told direct save this yet no action was taken.

21st November
I finally call to cancel as I see this is going nowhere and of course I want a refund as anyone would in my position.

So there not willing to give me a refund but I have to cancel in writing and give 28 days so I'm trapped into another months payment and I've lost my start up cost also have to pay for router as I don't have the box!!
The person over the phone couldn't comprehend why this may be unfair trade then suggest back to resolving the problem which he believes is Internet not my actual problem which is direct save!!
So he suggest that it could be electrical fault that a BT engineer could fix but the call out is £130 minimum.

I've contacted my bank who are there to protect us and our money
There staff understood my point of view and have logged it as goods not received and will stop any further payment to them.

TO Direct save as promised here's 1 of many complaints from a dissatisfied disappointed victim
watford 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  
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  
Only been with them a week so will update in a few months too but so far they are great. We have always been with BT as we live in a rural area and they were the best option (we can't even get Sky) but then saw this company for so much cheaper and as I am on Maternity Leave was looking at ways to reduce our bills. Customer Service has so far been fine, got through quickly to someone I can understand (unlike BT). Broadband speed/connectivity has been fine - able to stream on my laptop while my husband is online on the Xbox too(unlike BT where is used to waver/buffer a lot) and websites load up quickly. So yeah so far so good (fingers crossed it continues). I was wary as just couldn't believe we would get the same service at such a cheap price but as of yet it has been better than BT.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
Northamptonshire Direct Save  
Absolutely appalling service, never have I been so repeatedly fobbed off on the phone. Our broadband has not worked for over a week, every time I've tried to phone I just get a lifeless robot saying she has raised a ticket for engineer to give me a call the next working day. That has now happened 3 days in a row with not a single returned phone call.
DO NOT USE DIRECT TELECOM.
Absolutely diabolical
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London Direct Save  
I had to buy out of my contact early with direct save. From the moment with took up the broadband and telephone service we had problems. I asked them to waiver the early end of contract fee, but they would not agree. The service was appalling, the equipment was of poor quality. The service used to cut out every day, or buffer. I lost several days work because of the service was not fit for purpose. It cost me £59 to leave. I am now with BT and we have an excellent service now.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
York Direct Save  
So far I only had problems with this company as well. I have a contract since March and so far I only had a huge disappointment. Since I am living in an apartment building i have a separate line connected to my room. The problem was that the company has send the signal to another room within my apprtment, which means that I couldn't make use of it at all. I have already called them constantly have been wasting tons of money for the pricey line, and never got anywhere at all. Now I am a bit further they have been telling me that they had to terminate the line in the other room and will start it up in my room after having send a eletrician which probably will come within 2 weeks. I am soo pissed, all the time I have been paying for them and all I got was one punch into the face after another. So next time this is going to be on the black list, never again ...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London 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  
this company should be investigated their service is appauling.They don,t respond to emails,getting through on telephone is really bad, their staff attitude is disgraceful.Where do they get them from?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
nottingham 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  
services that they say they will provide you with does not happen. And been in
the trade working with people every day. that is why i have made this comment. been charged for lies from this company.
polstead Direct Save  
tried to order, accepted my order and transfer should be in 5 days. no contact after 9 days have e mailed twice with no response so have cancelled order in disgust. stay well clear
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
worcester 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  
Dreadful experience,phoned by Direct Save offering cheaper efficient service.Ten days into contract no internet and poor wireless.Numerous calls,no improvement.No customer service on weekend.Then told i have to pay £199.45 termination bill.I was told i had 28 days prior to contract to change my mind,not afterwards with poor sevice.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
North Yorkshire 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  
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  
I know that some folks are not happy and I respect their views, but nobody seems to have mentioned the one advantage that DST have over most other companies. If you ring a call centre of theirs, you get a genuine English voice replying, rather than someone speaking semi-gibberish while thinking that they speak English perfectly. There is no hour long telephone call because neither side can understand the other and each keeps asking for a repeat of the previous statement.

Yes, DST has its faults (no company is perfection personified),but for the price you pay, the after sales service is easier to handle than BT and others.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Lancashire 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  
I'm perfectly happy with Direct Save an an ISP - hasn't failed once in the past 6 months (so haven't called customer service)and the telco rates are cheaper than elsewhere.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Haywards Heath Direct Save  
I have been with DST since 2007 and have had a very reliable service with just one outage, due to a fire at a London exchange.

My speed was 5.7 meg at its highest and I am now getting a steady 3.4 meg. The lower speeds are more to do with my BT line and exchange than anything to do with DST.

Always a very polite and fast response ro calls.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
N Ireland Direct Save  
Dreadful company. With them 4 years and they were initially ok but has gone down in terms of pretty much anything you'd want to judge a provider on.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Orpington Direct Save  
DST are best avoided. I signed up in 2007 and was initially pleased with their efforts to improve my broadband speed although they never got it better than about half a meg without the line dropping out constantly, but at least they tried and customer services were reactive. When the line went down completely last winter it took weeks to fix with dreadful service levels in response to the problem and now I'm struggling to get anyone at their end to recognise that the fact that I gave notice to cancel service means that I shouldn't have to pay a charge for cancelling without notice.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Orpington Direct Save  
I was promised that the "service" would be connected on 20th May 2011. On 27th May 2011 I returned home (I was away for a week) and the line rental was with DST, but the broadband was not working. It seems they botched up and it has been delayed till 2nd June.
Their customer "services" were useless. Calls that they promised to return weren't returned.
Avoid at all cost!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
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