BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon) 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 BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon).

Overall Customer Ratings for BT Wi-Fi

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

Based on 1720 customer ratings since 2014-04-13 (Show recent 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.

99 Customer Reviews over 3 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bedford
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    I paid for hotspot to tide me over while I wait for new home connection (not bt cause of price and delay) but need internet for work. FFS literally have to log back in every 30 seconds cause connection drops?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    As I was in the process of moving house and didn't want to have to subscribe to another 12-month BT contract I decided to try out the service as it was cheaper than being on the rolling BT Infinity contract.

    After about 2 weeks use, what a waste of time. The connection is very unreliable, despite my Wifi scanner picking up about 5 different APs and the connection having full 5 bars. The response time can go into the 3+ seconds with packet loss as high as 75%.

    My iPad on 4G is more reliable than this.

    If like me you need to work from home, don't rely on this...a carrier pigeon would be quicker.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    near scarborough
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I try to use hotspots when in the West and North of Scotland. Used to be O.K. Not always there but once you connected, it was not too bad. Now in the last 12 months the message comes up every time "cannot connect". I have moved my locations but clearly the hotspots have weakened to the point of uselessness. Now almost a waste of time. So called Super Hotspots, well there is one about 150 metres away and I cannot even get a signal. Did they give up or do they turn everything off when they shut the office door at 5p.m.?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    275 Ashley road Poole
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very very poor customer service and rude staff I was asked to transfer me to talk to manager but unfortunately the manager was a lot worse then stuff
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The absolute biggest piece of trash I have ever come across. Back up to my mobile for meetings. Never have I come across anything as poor as this. Avoid like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is not a Wifi, this is a prank.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    manchester
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    just bought 5 days....wish i hadn,t soooo ssllooowww...i,d rather watch paint dry...i can,t use this ,,,,determined to get my money back after only 20 minutes ..DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON B,T.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Christ. It's 2020. At £7.99 for a days usage you would think it would work like even Elon Musk could depend on it. But no, it's more like an artificially intelligent spiv. It's the Arthur Daley of internet connections.

    Got me out of a jam though...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Possibly the worst wifi hot spot! complete waste of money! I spent £40 of this hot spot and it cuts out constantly and sometimes wont rejoin! Much better just topping up your mobile data than using BT Wifi Hotspot!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sir John Moore Barracks
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Great on the first week. Now onto the 4th day of second week. Keeps cutting off signal almost non existent whether i am indoors or outdoors. Now this morning cant even connect. Dont bother waste of money
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sir John Moore Barracks
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Reviewing Date Ratings
    Have to disable WiFi, wait 5 seconds, re enable WiFi, wait 5 seconds, go to Google, fall on landing page, select WiFi, click login, wait 5 seconds then try to go online. Sometimes you have to do this 4 times, a session may last only 20 seconds until you have to repeat the above process. I often have more than a dozen used login tabs after a half hour of internet use. Customer service admit how bad it is. Word of note - the contract is unfair under the 1974 unfair contracts act - compensation cannot be limited. You will get your money back if you quote this and consumer protection act and sale of goods act(services(fitness for purpose).

    To sum up; a bad, slow, unreliable, infuriating service with no guarantee in the contract except that you pay the fee even if the service is not provided. Contract is wholly invalid, further to that the contract is in broken English with multiple spelling, grammar, syntax and denotation errors.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sir John Moore Barracks
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst internet service ever. It’s been 4 days that I cannot connect to the wifi. You guys take money monthly without any hesitation but you don’t provide satisfactory service. Very high price comparing to your service. Awful internet till date. WORST internet ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have to disable WiFi, wait 5 seconds, re enable WiFi, wait 5 seconds, go to Google, fall on landing page, select WiFi, click login, wait 5 seconds then try to go online. Sometimes you have to do this 4 times, a session may last only 20 seconds until you have to repeat the above process. I often have more than a dozen used login tabs after a half hour of internet use. Customer service admit how bad it is. Word of note - the contract is unfair under the 1974 unfair contracts act - compensation cannot be limited. You will get your money back if you quote this and consumer protection act and sale of goods act(services(fitness for purpose).

    To sum up; a bad, slow, unreliable, infuriating service with no guarantee in the contract except that you pay the fee even if the service is not provided. Contract is wholly invalid, further to that the contract is in broken English with multiple spelling, grammar, syntax and denotation errors.

    One thing can be relied upon about this service: that it cannot be relied upon. Get your money back!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wellington
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Paid for 5 days connection to a bt hot spot because I had some work that needed my laptop.
    The service has been virtually unusable, had to login multiple times. Lost all of my work now
    What a rip off, complete waste of 17.99
    Will not be using bt products again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unreliable. Works then doesn't work then works again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Lately the service has been very poor. Seems like 50% of the time I cannot connect to the internet.
    Had very good Customer Service a few weeks ago regarding my account - staff are great but connection can be egregioous.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ardglass
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waste of money. Signal is strong enough to sign up. Sign-up impressive. Very responsive. Since then. Max 2 mins. Low powered signal. Signed up for 1 month based on the speed of the marketing page. Won't do it again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brandon
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Maybe works half the time. Won't stay connected for very long. I would hope to pay for a full month of the internet with the price it was that it would be decent speed and reliability that's a lie. I feel scammed out of my money. Don't purchase unless absolutely necessary and maybe then look for other ways to get internet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Grays
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disgusting quality of connection, I'm paying for wifi to keep on disconnecting won't let me login through my phone for the most of the day, I have to wait around until it finally decides to conne t and thats with full bars, I beg you pay for a decent broadband, sadly virgin media isn't avaliable in my are so I had to use this garbage, never again, wish bt went bankrupt
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Scam. Paid for one day pass to have internet for a job interview. It never connects. Never was able to log in for my interview and ended up calling the recruiter by phone. This is not WiFi, it is pure scam.. Waste of money
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bermondsey
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This a pure scam, as soon as you buy more than one day package it doesn’t work anymore! I don’t know how it’s possible that this service is still up! Police should investigate about
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    If you have ever had BT broadband and don't any longer then DO NOT buy the packages from the hotspot use your old details to access the hotspot, i had BT broadband 2 years ago then one day a hot spot was installed around 50 yards from my property so one day i tried to use my old details (Bt account) and it connected me with no issues now i don't even pay for my internet and further more install BTwifi app when out and about it connects you straight away no signing each time you want connected, The connection to the hotspot allows me to watch videos online and even use it to play games online, I connect my pc to the hotspot then turn my PC into a Virtual Hotspot so everyone in my home can use the internet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Goole
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Comments
    Broadband barely ever works no matter where we place the WiFi. Even if it does work, it's only ever slightly working thus being almost pointless, this has led me to having to burn through mobile data and completely drain it resulting in purchases for what I should already be able to do and not need to put phonecalls before the WiFi, I'd rate 0 stars if I could. Hate BT wifi with a passion
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bradford
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible.
    After taking £39 this set up can't keep me online for more than 5 minutes without knocking me off.

    I'm sure there will be no refund available. Just don't waste your money with this scam
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eh23
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Extremely bad and grossly overpriced. Connection often unavailable and subject to frequent disconnects. Logging on fails half the time as system often does not recognise you. Very slow speed.Essentially there is no customer service just the usual roundabout of form replies. No customer service number for personal help. Don't water your money.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would give this product no stars if that was possible. A total waste of 39 pounds (I took the 30 day pack). Never again. Do yourself a favour and don’t subscribe to this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just awful! Bought the 30 day package for £39 and haven’t had a day yet we’re I haven’t been cut off or unable to connect. It even managed to cut me off half way through this review as if it knew what I was writing. Don’t waste your money on this truly awful product.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This so-called service throws even awful Lebara 3G off the throne of flies. What a stinker. Most of the time you won't find reliable connection. I've literally scanned the streets of central London on emergency. You will get very familiar with messages like "Out of reach", "Obtaining IP address", IP address errors etc. And as someone stated, it disconnects randomly between 3 to max 15 minutes even if miraculously getting 4 bar service. Avoid at all cost (day ask big money for this junk) unless you get a free voucher or something.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely useless. Bought a five day deal and it didn't work from day one. No coverage, logged me out constantly and was so slow I may have well used two tin cans and a piece of string. The worst buy ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    First and last time. What a rip off. Slow, regularly losing connection causing me to lose work, streaming anything was impossible, and £18 for the privilege. My free WiFi on the MegaBus coming down here beats this service hands down.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hendon
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Extremely unreliable. Connection will randomly drop, sometimes the sign in page won't show, sometimes you won't be able to even connect to the router. The speed is usually fine. Prone to randomly disconnecting or requiring you to sign in again literally minutes after first signing in
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Once you sign up and pay, you’ll never be able to use the internet as you just won’t get any signal. Seriously - avoid at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Okay so, before moving to Birmingham, BT was alright. Could watch videos, movies and even play games. We had the fast package and it was working fine. After we moved to Birmingham the internet went to hell, first of all, they don't have fast broadband where we live and had made no effort to get it here or at least give us a much cheaper alternative. Second of all, if my husband and I use our laptops to watch videos on youtube, the internet will just go to hell. We can't load videos even in 144p, if a third person is connected then that's it, you an say bye bye to internet.... It's also really stupid that they keep sending mails and put billboards up with how amazing the speed is and all that b.s, when it's actually absolutely false advertisement
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Literally the worst. Never works, nothing except my laptop can connect, and that's a bit difficult. What I'm trying to say is - it's a massive waste of money - you could get broadband for half the price and a hundred times the speed from the flipping post office. Just... Don't.....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Letchworth garden city
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Was unaware I was siging up with company called fon thought as bic to click was on bt web site , ended up talking with a guy in some far away country to sort out issue when after 1 day into a 5 day bundle it logged me out and had to buy another 1 day bundle to get online to find out who to call then after talking to bt found out this fon company is not part off bt ...will not be using again ..IF I WANTED A DIFFRENT COMPANY THAN BT I WOULD HAVE LOOKED FOR ONE ... NOT IMPRESSED.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's a scam, paying BT 17,99 for 5 days I feel I got scam it never work, even when it works speed is so slow can't even open an email to check, what wast of money paying for BTwifi-Fon DONE BUY IT better go get sim card and pay for internet future on local store 1 pound for sim card 15 to20 pound internet free for 30 days and it works
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Apalling. Total waste of lots of money for a disgrace of a signal and speed. Everything good for the first day and then once you pay for longer term it goes to hell. Customer service is just as bad if not worse. Save yourself money and energy and stay away. Anything else will be better.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Bought a 24 access because I am visiting a relative who does not have wifi. Wifi was great at times, and then suddenly dropped out for no reason.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Well where do I begin! This broadband can only be described by the word tragic. It is as if the router has cling film around it as there is no signal 99% of the time. This is the worst wifi I have ever come across. The customer service team act like morons and treat you as if you have no clue and are stupid! A shambolic service for a premium price!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottinghamshire
    Reviewing
    BT Wi-Fi (aka BT Fon)
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I can not recommend BT highly enough. I have been a customer of virgin broadband for many years. I would have weekly problems, hours with no internet and “glitchy” internet. I was nervous to move supplies but a neighbor recommended and I can’t believe I waited so long to move! I get WiFi in every room with no glitches at all! I can’t telk you what the technical support is like (Virgin’s was terrible!) because I haven’t had to use it in 10 months!! I urge everyone to move!

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