BT Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for BT.

Recent Customer Ratings for BT

  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 8289 customer ratings since 2020-06-19 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

3,117 Customer Reviews over 78 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Comments
    They became frustrated when I asked a few questions about installing broadband. It was like they only cared about the sale and not giving information about the product. I hung up and called Virgin. BT is terrible. No one should use them as it seems they are only interested in taking money. Not happy, and will never use them!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Bt is slow expensive not reliable dont get it you will be ripped of I had to pay 365.59p for cancellation fee f that I normally pay about £45.00-£60.00
  • Reviewer
    Location
    notts
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    wasn't too bad while I was with them but trying to cancel has been a nightmare and they even charge £40 to stop your broadband.I cancelled in may and got a letter saying we are sorry you are leaving yet they recon im still with them and they are trying to charge me up to 26th july and ive been on virgin since 16th june
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After endless problems with slow or non existent broadband I considered changing, but due to no chance of having fibre optic in our area in my lifetime I had to sign up with BT again, the only plus side is that I am now only paying half of what it was last year.
    The problem is simple but BT will not admit to it, the infrastructure for telephone and broadband in the UK is really old and will cost a fortune to upgrade.
    Most homes in the UK had a telephone in the 60s and the same cables and junction boxes are still there.
    All emerging country's are on fibre optic as it was the obvious choice but most of this country will still be stuck with copper wiring for a long time.
    I am not defending the horrendous customer service of bt that makes every caller feel like a retard but when a previous government thought it was good to have competition they forgot that BT was still expected to maintain and upgrade the exchanges and lines.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Appalling customer service, inconsistencies and weak wireless (homehub5), erratic internet connection, just terrible all round. I cannot wait to leave them at the end of my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Circa £45pm worst customer service received ever! Rude and swearing so tried to speak to a manager "Nothing I can do" you have to write a letter which they do not reply to! Took £50 of calls to cancel the broadband and phone which was already disconnected wasn't to bad only cost me a further £45 plus £50 disconnection fee so £145 and a week of stress on the phone. Never again will I ever use a product and will warn anyone reading this BEWARE BT!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Takeley, Bishops Stortford
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    complained to BT stating slow broadband speed. They sent an engineer who decided best way to improve speed was to disconnect bedroom phone line. He did this and left telling me he had also contacted the office and they would boost the power. I am now without bedroom phone,£125 lighter for his services and still rubbish download speed and dodgy hub that you have to turn on and off twice before the blue lights come on.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stuminster Marshall
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Finally our speed is around 15mb from 7mb. which is excellent for our area
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have ordered the BT Infinity 2 package. The BT engineer did not turn up and their customer service person was really rude with his 'Im sorry but this is not our fault' and I can wait another 2 weeks+ for the engineer - and even than he cannot guarantee that they will show up...That is the best he can do! Real time waster and cannot believe that this sort of trading is allowed. They hold me as a hostage now as Im still within a contract with my phone line and it is quite expensive to break the contract (£96 I think they said). Nice one BT! I could rant forever but hey ho - lets move on and take my customs somewhere else and leave as many negative reviews all over the internet instead :) I cannot comment on the actual speed and reliability of service (for obvious reasons) so gave them an estimated 1 star (expected average :)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Comments
    I have been with BT broadband for years. I have yet to be satisfied with the service and they have the worst customer service ever known to man. They employ non English speaking customer service operators who can not even get your name right! The broadband is very unreliable and drops out for days at a time. There is never any offer of compensation either.
    My opinion:-
    DO NOT USE BT BROADBAND.
    Simples!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I moved from Virgin to BT about 4 years ago, everything was fine then I upgrade to infinity and my problems started ok I live very near to exchange so when my Broadband works I get 55 - 60 mb download speeds but it never stays consistent it continually drops off, consistent complaining to BT found it was my BT Vision box as it is hard wired when it downloads or updates it stops the Wifi signal hence drop off on ipad .. Apple TV .. Laptop etc !! If you can ask them to upgrade to the newer youview box (don't pay for it) also check what else you have plugged into your hub it may also be affecting when updating .. So not all bad but service is still shocking ... And probably I will be back on the phone to BT soon when the you view box starts to develop faults !!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    My following comments are not really about the reliability or the quality of BT's products, but more so to do with what happens when something goes wrong, for example, when suddenly none of your phones work and your broadband works intermittently. The "offshore" service, on this occasion, were absolutely useless. The young lady, from somewhere in India, whilst irritatingly polite, (mentioning my surname a minimum of five times in one sentence), never seemed to offer and straight answers to any of my questions and yet,skilfully skirted around them, with well rehearsed "scare tactics," suggesting that I would be charged £120, should the engineer discover that it's not BT's fault. Never got any satisfaction after a full hour's frustration and aggravation. Eventually, having "had enough," I insisted on being put through to a UK based technical team who talked me through a few checks. Eventually I discovered and corrected, (by process of elimination and from my own skills set),the fault itself. It was a failed ADSL filter, which costed me £1.99 from the local "sells everything" shop. Come on BT, you gotta try harder. If you have to use offshore call centres, then, for goodness sakes, train them properly !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When you compare notes, the BT con-artists use similar tricks; they blame: the socket, the ADSL filter, the telephone, your device, indeed everything possible to avoid fixing their own sub standard, poorly maintained equipment. 50 minutes yesterday spent convincing some Indian bloke that the line was faulty, and I would guess that his diagnostic tool could have indicated that within seconds. Download speed (!) of 0.13 mbps, when we expect to receive 6mbps, and are supposedly supplied with 12 mbps. Now the phone line is very crackly again, and the B T 0.5 wit attempts to persuade me that that my phone is to blame, and offers a new filter. I install a replacement filter; no improvement. The phone line runs along an untrimmed hedge, and is about thirty years old. Two years ago they replaced a short length....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Huntingdon
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Comments
    THE WORST CHOICE EVER. DON'T DO IT. You will spend more time on the phone to BT with their terrible customer service than anything else. The customer service is so poor that they leave you on hold for 20-30 minutes and then put the phone down on you. Quick to charge and late / never to deliver. Purchased BT infinity yet only received BT Broadband with the slowest speed (takes min 5minutes to open a web page) if the rating had a negative option then BT would earn a negative in every aspect.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We've had telephone lines and broadband installed at work. BT are appalling to deal with. The first engineer, a gentleman with a Chinese appearance was very good, staying late into the evening to get lines connected but we needed another line installed into the building which he was not trained to do,. Along comes another engineer who looked at what was needed, decided in 2 minutes he could not do it, walled off and told his boss he was unable to get access to our office suit-a complete lie, the next didn't even knock on the office door, he just said he could not get access. Then we were to have 3 lines going to one phone number but at present 1 line goes to that number so if we are on the phone no one can call us. The salesman now doesn't answer emails or call. So here we are 2 months on still without the correct work and without anyone having a care about it. Any suggestions on how we get BT to do the job they said they could so?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    What is wrong with BT Broadband Customer Care?

    More appropriately, BT Customer Care ought to be called the BT Customer Barrier. Its primary function is to defend BT from the problems its customers may be having and its fundamental ethos is that the customer is always wrong. They are the masters of the Dismissive Fob-Off.

    This is made abundantly clear at the point of initial contact, its internet pages, where the first thing to greet you is the statement that most faults occur within the customer’s own infrastructure. This bizarre assumption is carried right through the extensive faults procedure where each step is directed remorselessly toward persuading the customer to find and fix a fault that without further investigation is undoubtedly on their own premises and of their own making; BT does not admit that faults might occur outside of customer premises or make provision for those who are competent enough to have already carried out these basic checks and want to move on. Neither is there a clear onward step for BT to take ownership of a reported fault after the checking procedure has been completed – again there is an assumption that all faults are the responsibility of the customer. For a persistent customer it leaves the complaints procedure as the only option to progress.

    The complaints procedure is another mechanism dominated by the customer-is-always-wrong ethos. The first thing a customer service operator will do is to insist a customer go through the same step by step procedure covered by its internet pages, regardless of whether or not the customer has already done this. Presumably the operator is trained to believe that the customer is incompetent. There is a pre-scripted, condescending and belittling conversation that follows which often involves the customer service operator magically changing from a care representative into a sales representative, offering new packages and various pieces of equipment that he is almost sure will cure the fault. The last resort, if a customer manages to stand firm and turn down all these alluring offers, is for the operator to reassure the customer that everything will be all right if they just be patient and give it a couple of weeks. Then it’s goodbye.

    During the lifetime of a fault this procedure will repeat itself several times and each time the customer service operator will behave as if it were the first. BT appears to have no method of gathering useful retrievable information about a specific complaint or sharing it between operators. Eventually frustration and anger from a customer will lead to elevation where the customer is promised a call-back from a BT engineer. Call-backs from BT engineers are not lightly won.

    If you are lucky to be promised a call-back you will be given a time slot and an automatic telephoned reminder first thing in the morning while you are still in bed. A pre-recorded voice message from a hugely condescending and suspiciously sceptic female will make sure you are awake and ready for your call, which may not be for several hours. If you are very lucky your call-back will be made, but often they are delayed or forgotten or have not been booked at all. And, of course, it will be your fault.

    I know all this because I have been through it on more than one occasion. My latest battering against the BT Customer Barrier began four or five weeks ago after I had meticulously carried out my own checks. For some months I had noticed that BT broadband was either dropping out completely or reducing strength to download speeds that were unusable, sometimes as low as 0.01mbps, but mostly between 1 and 2. This always seemed to coincide with peak times when my BT contract assured me my signal would not fall below 5 or 6. My own checks consisted first of looking closely at my wifi which at the time admittedly was quite weak. I installed a wifi repeater which boosted the signal but did not resolve the problem so I changed my phone filters but this did not resolve the problem either. I tested the line using quiet mode but there was no noise on the line, I changed my router, I repositioned my router, I changed to Ethernet and used only the BT service socket cutting out all intermediate infrastructure in my home, and I tried all of the above whilst turning on and off various devices I thought might affect my broadband signal. Nothing solved the problem.

    At this point I fully believed I had covered every possible self-check known to man, but BT felt differently and tried to make me go through them all again. BT then told me it was my router, which I knew it wasn’t, and that I would have to buy a new one, which I already had, so I declined; then they told me that most probably there was work going on in the area that I did not know about, but neither did the operator because when I asked him about it he admitted he did not know if there was work going on in the area or not. I actually admire him for making that bit up; it showed a spark of spirit. Eventually he told me everything would be all right if I was patient and to wait a couple of weeks, and then he said goodbye.

    Everything was not all right and after two more weeks, two more emails and two more conversations that had to begin from scratch because BT had forgotten everything I’d said previously, I eventually won my call-back from a BT engineer and an agreed time slot. Only it didn’t happen. I waited for the call but it never came. A call did come, nearly an hour after the allotted time slot, but I was not there having already given up waiting for it. And of course, that was my fault again.

    So, what is wrong with BT Customer Care? Well, just about everything to be honest. It is fundamentally flawed from top to bottom. It has a preconceived conviction that the customer is always wrong and does nothing to hide that conviction. From a customer perspective it is like trying to swim up a waterfall. They make you feel so small. BT Customer Care needs dismantling and rebuilding from scratch, it is an appalling, abhorrent and arrogant organisation that ought to be banned from having the name British in its title; I am pro-European and British, and I am ashamed that BT Customer Care can use the same designation, which is less confrontational than it sounds given that it is mostly located in India. It has become the benchmark by which all poor customer service in Britain is measured by, a level of incompetence to avoid. It’s no coincidence that other internet service providers make a major selling point of not having the same customer service setup as BT.
    Eventually my call-back came after weeks of trying and BT agreed to monitor my broadband speed to see themselves what was happening – an appropriate course of action I suggested at the outset. No apology because, naturally, I had been wrong to suggest it and it had only become the correct thing to do when they thought of it. They agreed to monitor my broadband speed and to call me back after three days. After only one day I received an email saying that I should monitor my own speed and send them the results. I pointed out that I had already done so, several weeks earlier. I sent them new results. In all the speed test results sent to BT a clear pattern of drop-out and poor signal strength at regular times during the day were obvious. BT then took to calling me back at times when they knew my signal would not be dropping and asking me to run a speed test, thereby proving I was wrong about having a fault on my line.

    Fault or no fault, BT Broadband remains unusable for around two hours per day. When this current contract ends I shall be looking for a new provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT USE THIS RUBBISH COMPANY!

    Internet speed in evening is so slow. Try to call them to sort it loads if times, always rude, always trying to pretend its due to the wireless connection. Their staff are basically blagging it. If it was wireless it would be all the time. It's clearly some form of throttling.

    Bottom line is they just say the speed is fine and are only willing to send an engineer out during the day when the problem isn't then.

    They are basically getting £30 a month for nothing as I only really want the internet in the evening. Speeds are often 0.3mbs in evening.

    Avoid like the plague. I certainly will even be a customer of theirs again. As I wilL have to pay some hefty price to get out of them and get sky back in. As they have point blank refused to cancel the contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    E Sussex
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I must have been really lucky here, I have had FibreOp on Infinity 2 from BT for almost 18 months now, I had a shaky start getting the order right and getting the engineer here, and experienced a few router reboot in the beginning but once I realised I needed to get shot of the crappy HH3 they supplied and put a decent router on I've never looked back.

    Bandwidth has been consistently high, and I have between 4 and 15 devices connected at any one time, uptime is pretty good too, I think I've only been offline 2-3 times in that last 18 months and for 5 minutes at most.

    The reason for being offline and the only really annoying thing I have encountered with the connection is that I often work at night and the router reboot itself sometimes, after what looks like an attempted router update or some re-syncing going on. Other than this it has been good as gold and I have to say that around 8-9 of my friends and family are on it too and none of them have had any major problems to report.

    The one thing I have experienced however, is the shocking customer service, the fact that everything needs explaining in triplicate and that no-one seems to understand your point and that they are often keen to pass you over to the next person. I find this is the case with quite a few companies who farm out their telephone support though.

    Overall I am generally happy with the service and considering the number of folks experiencing troubles, I am feeling lucky that I have not had to spend too much time talking with India.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Our BT broadband experience has been terrible, we've a problem with parental controls meaning we can't even get facebook. The help dept promise help but never deliver, we've had several promises of calls to help none of which materialise. This is our worst ever broadband customer experience - avoid BT! I've given a 1 star review because the zero option wasn't available!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Problems occur with every company but in my experience BT resolve them effectively...I love the new Infinity and the TV from BT which - if you compare it to some alternatives is great value for moeny. Ignore the moaning minnies
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    While the BTinfinity product is good, I've had terrible customer service issues during a house move. Broken promises, failed calls to arrange engineer visits and nearly 2 weeks without any service whatsoever. And then a wonderful bill comes through the door. Call centre calls don't have the info, they claim they've tried to contact me. Lies and really bloody rude.

    Speed and reliability based on my previous address.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southern England
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    We've been with BT phone and broadband for two years. Our package is 10GB broadband and anytime calls. Most of the time, everything has worked fine. Our contract is soon due for renewal, so we've tried to haggle a new deal from BT. We're currently paying £33 a month. They could offer nothing better, even though we quoted what other providers could offer. Having read the dreadful reviews about other providers, we have no idea who to go with now. So many folk seem to have problems.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    Comments
    Can I give minus stars? Because that is what the service deserves. It's terrible. I am studying for an exam and at least 4 or 5 times a day I can't watch my online seminars because the connection or speed has a problem.

    Worst broadband ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SE London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst company ever. Avoid at all costs, I switched and am without internet access for 10 dats now because if their incompetence and total lack of customer service and care. I have never encountered such terrible service before and I have lived in seven countries over four continents. Never consider BT, it's a total disaster with lying personnel. I wish I never came across thus rubbish company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I ordered BT Business Broadband in order to ensure a fast reliable serive and a fixed IP address on 21 May 2014. Emails and letters followed with all sorts of login names and passwords to confirm my order, and to tell me that I'll be connected by 29 May 2014, and that I'll get my router the day before. I therefore cancelled my Sky broadband, effictive end of May 2014. Today, on 30 May, I still had not received my promised router and broadband service. I called BT to find out that the Business broadband order line is only open Mon-Fri until 18:00! After several calls and being passed around someone eventually manages to tell me that my order "has been cancelled". They didn't know why, didn't know who had cancelled it, and didn't know why I hadn't been told. Therefore I will be left without a broadband or indeed internet service in about a day's time. No-one in BT has bothered to email me, call me, or send me a letter about this mysterious cancellation. Is this why they are "Britain's favourite broadband"?! This is extremely poor and uncaring service from a company that does not care about its clients as individuals.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    doncaster
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    that guy who says 'bt offer no cooling off period' yes you do, upon activation you can cancel. what company will let you have the service as a trial then cancel after...haha stupid and bt didnt explain full terms over the phone...grab a chair mate its like a book. they are advisers not story tellers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I really would not advise bt to anyone, the customer service is awful. They ignore you when you tell then you want to cancel your broadband, then have the cheek to ignore letters and do nothing about it. They still keep sending me bills because they are too lazy to cancel. Worst service i have ever received.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    TV crashes alot and is slow to respond to the remote control. My broadband is not working and I have have been told that an engineer will come out in 12days time...12 days without broadband that I need for work/business terrible service. And if they decide its was my fault in anyway they will charge me £129 for the call out..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst service ever never sign with bt ... Is the slowest speed ever customer service very bad ... I do not recomended bt to no one ... I have been getting 0.3 download speed for ages phone to complaint and after 10 calls they decided to send me a enginer and then charge me £130 without sort the problem out ... Is ridiculous never again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    coventry
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Comments
    AVOID bt hub 5 keeps turning off by its self when you ring them they don't want to know keep sending you to different people to talk to. Cant send engineer out to repair issue for 1 week so you pay for a service that you don't get.they are quick enough to take your money and in return don't want to sort the issue out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Seaham
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    THE WORST SERVICE EVER. I installed a new line with Infinity Unlimited Weekend calls and calls abroad. It took them nearly 2 months to turn up and install my landline. They charged me nearly £200 in installation, activation fees and first month of rental and sent me a letter that my service is up and running. When I started calling abroad they sent me a bill for another £200 for international calls. I contacted them stating that it should be free of charge but they said that the service had not been activated and it takes up to 5 weeks to get it active, in the meantime I had to pay standard tariff. My brodband speed should have been close to 30Mb but it reached max of 0.9Mb. They blamed line filters, their engineer came and replaced them charging me another £43.80. The speed remained the same, when I phoned them they told me that I probably have a virus (I have Mac) and tried me to sell antivirus for windows, also to install newest updates from Microsoft although it is Apple. At the end I just resigned being charged another £86 for eraly exiting fees and installed a new VirginMedia line. I WILL NEVER EVER GET ANYTHING FROM BT
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    BT's customer service via its overseas call centre is truly atrocious.
    They are completely lacking in empathy or understanding when there is a problem.
    That could be partially offset if they could do their job, but they can't diagnose - never mind solve issues.
    Worse still their complaint handling at the overseas call centre is laughable.
    Not only do they fail to phone back - on the day or time they themselves set - but when they do eventually contact you expect to be merely quoted unhelpful and generic drivel along the lines of "our BT standards say...."
    BT stance - via these call centres - even where there is clear evidence of financial loss due directly to their failures, is to weasel out of any responsibility.
    The new BT slogan should be "BT broadband - with added choice" ...you pay BT and when its service goes down you get to choose and pay for cellular broadband whilst BT try and sort out their own mess.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Living in a rural location means I can accept slow speed. However, BT's customer service (from their non-UK) call centre - when something goes wrong - is atrocious.
    They are unable to diagnose, never mind resolve, issues.
    Furthermore, they don't phone back when they've arranged to and refuse to even consider compensation - even where there is documentary evidence of financial loss.
    They're abusing historic goodwill and relying on customer apathy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The product is fine from BT no technical problems over the 12 months, however their sales team and customer service team communications and billing systems are the worst I have ever came across.

    I bought a bolton package when I signed up with BT that 12 months later they tried to re sell me the same one and advised I never had the package, there over complex time consuming billing system for BT phone calls and separate bills for Broadband is a joke, no simplicity the sales agents need to attain at least should be recruited with some listening skills, one costly problem led onto another, leave BT go with premier calls I halved my bills over night, BT are an expensive, overpriced
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Flintshire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    All I want is to receive a basic service and pay the correct amount each month. I have never had an issue with other companies, but BT can't seem to handle it without messing up. I have never, ever been billed correctly.

    Getting any sort of assistance is near impossible. After spending half an hour navigating their menu systems and even longer being passed between various departments, you might be lucky to speak to somebody in the right team.

    Unfortunately, the staff in their call centres, whether based in the UK or overseas, are the rudest and most obnoxious people that you could ever experience. When an issue gets difficult to resolve, they simply hang up and pretend that the call dropped.

    Their complaints team aren't any better either. You are lucky if they offer a meaningless apology. They can't offer any recompense for the time, cost, inconvenience or vexation of having to spend hours and hours on the telephone resolving their mistake. They'll make promises and then retract them within a few hours. Several of the advisors in their Executive Level Complaints team feel that it's appropriate to scream and shout down the phone and then hang up.

    As they are such a large corporation, they seem to think they are above the law and don't have to abide with Ofcom's regulations. I have now referred two complaints to the Ombudsman, at BT's expense, and luckily I am in the process of moving suppliers.

    Gavin Patterson, you should hang your head in shame. Your company has fundamental issues and it seems to be getting worse.

    Never again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    BT service is the worst ever experiences in my life. They messed up the order twice,i had to make several calls, and when you ask to talk with the managers the line drops... they took me money and they refund me back weeks later. They makes a lot of problems and mistakes and the foult is always of the customer. Broadband speed is not as expected and the service is always failing. I have to contact them at least twice a month to check. I will now move to sky they told me is much more reliable and customer service is able to manage queries.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bath
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have always had my home internet services from BT and it's safe to say they have been unreliable at best.
    I have never had any issues with customer service but actual broadband speeds are absolutely atrocious. The highest speeds I have ever received are 3mb/s and that is on an extremely good day.

    Speeds are inconsistent and sluggish and something I have noticed happening regularly is the sudden dropout of all internet access at all times of day.

    If you're interested in gaming then this is definitely not for you. LAG is the only word to describe it.

    If you have access to BT Infinity then I'd maybe suggest going for that if you're still interested in choosing BT. But, if you live in the same area as me I would advise you avoid BT.

    A quick note on landline prices. BT phone bills that come quarterly and don't include unlimited calls can become extortionate. The amount's my mother has had to pay are absolutely ridiculous and I have finally changed our provider so hopefully things will vastly improve.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Worst company to deal with ever. DO NOT TOUCH THEM!!! EE are much cheaper and more reliable and better customer service. BT has the WORST customer and saw online that they won the ''worst'' award of the year! Keep away!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    I would love to be able to comment on the speeds but nearly 4 months later I still don't have Bt Infinity... due to all the 'terrible weather' of late there has been many delays on pole work is all I seem to hear at the moment.There's delays and then there's outright neglect....4 months??? What other company could get away with this... oh and not a single mention of compensation for any of this, seems like they don't want to take any responsibility....Very fed up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    berrow burnham on sea
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    totally disgusted with BT. I am a new customer so you would have thought they would have got it right first time. 3 weeks and lots and lots of phone calls later to INDIA the problems are still not resolved. They lie, they put you off, they do not do what they say they will do, they charge you for a service that you do not get. Now in the realms of Taking BT for breach of contract. DO NOT USE THEM. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED AND I HOP MANAGEMENT OF BT SEE THIS

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