Direct Save 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 Direct Save.

Recent Customer Ratings for Direct Save

  • Satisfaction
    2.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2019-12-17 (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.

434 Customer Reviews over 11 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brasted, Kent
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Really pleased with Direct Save since moving over. The billing is simple and straight forward and much better value than all the bigger companies. Amazing value.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Jarrow Tyne and wear
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waste of time, its forever going off! I'm sick of it, they left me with no broad band for over a month, no phone for two weeks and I still had to pay for it, wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    barry. s wales
    Reviewing
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    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    broadband goes off regularly for a minute or so every hour.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hamilton, Selby
    Reviewing
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    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Was constantly kept up to date with progress. Router arrived well in time and worked straight from the box
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ulverston
    Reviewing
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    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    OK overall. broadband a bit slow but the whole area is a bit hit and miss. Price good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
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    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst Internet provider I have ever had. Constanly unreliable service, slow Internet speeds (currently 2Mb for a fibre boradband is a freaking joke). Every time I call them it's all fine on their end. Have tried 3 routers already (as they always blame it on my router) and I keep having problems. Since I joined, in 2 years the price has gone up by £10 while the quality of service keeps decresing. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Mansfield
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    Comments
    Only ever had one problem and that was on set up and was easily resolved.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerser
    Reviewing
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    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Having read some of these reviews I am wondering if they refer to the same company. I have been with these guys for 4 years and still getting a good download speed on a standard non fiber line. I don't use the line for calls only the internet and have been paying the same price with no clever add one or price hikes. Very happy and any technical issues have been quickly sorted. Thank you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    EXETER
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The best Broadband that i ever had
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Good cheap broadband with Direct Save.
    Havent had any problems with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    glasgow
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    l will end my agreement on 01/02/2020 l fee the broadband is rubbish it is very slow and cut of have to start over again not good for the money i have to pay l am sick of phone help line
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cleethorpes
    Reviewing
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    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Had no problems with anything since switching from bt,four years we have been with you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Try to avoid them! There are thieves
    They charge my bill with 9.95 extra for a membership i never asked. i try to get in touch with them but they put the phone down. i apply to a new provider and after they told me that i have to pay 54 pounds extra because 2 months remaining for contract to finish but they already charge me for that membership without to ask me and 2 months before the free membership finished. of course i will no pay anything and i am ready to take legal action against them. They are just thieves
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Try to avoid them! There are thieves
    They charge my bill with 9.95 extra for a membership i never asked. i try to get in touch with them but they put the phone down. i apply to a new provider and after they told me that i have to pay 54 pounds extra because 2 months remaining for contract to finish but they already charge me for that membership without to ask me and 2 months before the free membership finished. of course i will no pay anything and i am ready to take legal action against them. They are just thieves
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Falkirk
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I had problems with my landline, reported same to Direct Save. Problems al sorted within 48Hrs. That's what I Call Excellent Service. Well Done to all concerned. Jimmy Mackie.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hereford
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    broadband speed is weak BUT service from directsave is good
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Whitwell
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Good Company to Deal with Broadband and phone line’s highly recommend them for the Service provide .
    5 Star.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Grays
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Been with them a long time now much cheaper and more reliable than BT,customer services have always been good everything has been fine only recently broadband has been stopping now and then,only last a couple of seconds then comes back.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Been with Direct Save 6yrs this coming February, had no problems, and hope to be with them for many more years.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Truro
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    We are extremely pleased with Direct Save. If we have had a query or problem they have solved it very quickly and efficiently. Keep up the great service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Taunton
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Direct Save Telecom at 3 recent addresses and have found them to be most helpful and resposive to my requirements.I have recommended friends who have also joined them and been very happy. Price and customer service is good Consequently I have no reason to switch!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've been with DST for over 7 years now and it's been quite some years since I last had a problem. That was when my router expired, but after one phone call or one email - I forget which it was - I had a new one shipped immediately and I received it in 3days. I recall having some minor connection problems when first signing-up with them in 2012, but I always had good service from them and no long waits for the phone to be answered. In comparison my previous and more famous service provider was abjectly awful - so bad that I'm surprised I've never given them a 1 star rating! While I appreciate that some people have had bad problems with DST, based on other reviews here, I've never had any serious problems, plus in the last 3 or 4 years not a single one.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Runcorn
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Overall not too satisfied the customer services just put the phone down on you when they feel like and don't ring back so you have to que up all over again the customer services isn't the best I had my broadband disconnected for a week and they didn't inform me I had to ring up find out the problem they didn't rush to sort it out. Broadband speed is okay I guess when it works that is. The staff are rude and don't rush to sort anything out for you they over charge you on your bill sometimes too with out telling you. Wouldn't recommend to anyone searching for broadband !!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    campbeltown
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    been with them for years never a problem would recomend them 5 stars for me
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fife
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Excellent customer service AND you get to speak to a real person, without having to go through endless menus!
    Broadband speed isn't an issue for me as I do very little online, and to date haven't had any problems that haven't been resolved promptly.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norton
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    A very helpful company . Have been with you virtually from the start. Your price compare very well with all other companies . Thank you for your service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I am not a tecky and find their staff very friendly and helpful
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burnley
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    No complaints with direct save they have always been very obliging and helpful aiming to do there upmost to help out wherever they can
  • Reviewer
    Location
    cheltenham
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    our download speed has recently dropped so that our 2 computers are taking longer to fill the screen
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gatehouse of Fleet
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Given our rural area and its slow broadband provision we are happy with the service from DirectSave
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BIRMINGHAM
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Donot touch direct save no phone for 4 weeks broadband up and down complete robbers
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID AVOID AVOID, no response to emails, took 70 minutes to speak to a customer service rep when I was apparently 6th in the queue. Customer Service rep had no idea, obviously has not been provided with appropriate training, tried to quote me me GDPR, shame Information Governance is my job. Have cancelled as no contract, as no response or info from them as to when service will be provided, 13 days after signing up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newtownabbey
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Haven't had internet for nearly a week, customer service is terrible, keep telling me the same story, wouldn't recommend it to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Atkinson
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Speeds drops a lot, I work from home a fair amount and the speeds I get are a big concern. Several times I have called in to ask why the speeds so slow and theyve always blamed third parties or just said theyre not... Their customer service team are very poor at their roles; limited knowledge and very obnoxious.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is from far the worst company I have dealt with in my entire life!

    I signed up for fibre broadband, completely convinced after being assured by an adviser that in case of ANY issues a technician would be sent to my place. From the day I got the modem, at the end of June, internet only worked for a few hours then abruptly stopped. I haven't been able to get any connection since them.
    I immediately called Direct Save and was told that unfortunately nothing could be done on their end and that the company's policy didn't allow them to send any technician in case of issues.

    I was in shock, as obviously, I was lied to in order that I signed the contract. I asked that they cancelled it, which was refused first but 2 calls later they finally orally agreed, recognising that I was lied to.
    After one month and a half, and a dozen of calls, waiting hours on the phone, Direct Save has eventually cancelled my contract, asking me to pay around £200 !! I refuse to pay it and I am in touch with a lawyer (friend of mine) to take legal measures as they categorically refuse to hear me and don't answer my complain letters.
    Avoid them!!! That is my only advice. They are just a bunch of thieves, making false promises in order to steal your money.

    Who would accept to pay for a service they don't get??!! Would you recon it is legal?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely appalling company. No Internet for over three weeks now and no closer to a resolution. Queue times are horrendous to speak to customer service or support. When you do get through there is zero contrition, instead a chippy and conbative attitude. Unbelievable!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kilburn
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    At first it was fine I told them I wanted invoice to review my bills but sent nothing and was charged I did not realise this as I could not get online they had not registered me on the system when I informed them. Eventually I was able to review my bills but if you do not see them online in time then they are gone, you should be able to review bills you have missed.
    I had threatening text messages stating that I had not paid my bill even though it is direct debit. I called customer service and they confirmed it was a mistake it was paid and they apologised it would not happen again but yet again I got another threatening text message for a new bill. I once again called customer service and they said I must of disabled my direct debit which I had not done and they had blocked me from getting internet as they stated I had not paid 2 of my bills. I called my bank and they stated directsave had not taken any money and that's why there was a problem.
    I contacted directsave again and informed them and they realised it was their mistake they had not taken payments for the bills. There has been constant incompetency on their part to make sure the bill is paid. They had also taken £9.95 for membership fee that I did not agree to and had to get them to pay me back the money they took out without my permission. I feel this company need to train their customer service and account department on how to manage payments and to make sure to thoroughly check why it has not been paid before threatening customers
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Poor technical support for an unreliable service and equipment. APPALLING customer service - chippy ill-mannered call centre staff. Will be moving to another ISP.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lymington
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    No internet for nearly 2 weeks. Constantly being told " update in final stages" How long are final stages? Proverbial P*** up in brewery comes to mind.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Croydon
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Went without internet for 3 weeks, worst customer service, sent 10+ unanswered emails to their customer services email, extremely long wait times when trying to call them: 40 minutes - an hour.

    Have been "put on hold" twice and then been hung up on because they have not known the answer to simple questions about my account.

    Company does not call you back or update you.

    The only plus is that once the engineer was eventually sent out, my internet is working. But it was an pain to get set up, and continues to be a pain after trying to confirm my refund and being hung up on...

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