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
    3.3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.4 stars
  • Speed
    3.1 stars
  • Reliability
    3.1 stars

Based on 214 customer ratings since 2018-05-03 (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.

350 Customer Reviews for Direct Save

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Terrible customer service with very poor attitudes. Tried to lock me into a contract which I had not agreed to and made it difficult to leave.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Frodsham Direct Save  
Sorry but the speed and reliability is a real let down! I’ve been promised a new router twice but still not received anything
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bonnyrigg Direct Save  
Have to keep rebooting system and works fine but need router moving
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Redcar Direct Save  
very good company to deal with and great service and advice
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
peterhead Direct Save  
Very unreliable with Internet speeds far below the advertised ones. In the evenings I cannot watch TV over IP as the download speeds are very low.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Charlton Heys Direct Save  
Overall a very reliable service with staff who are kind, helpful and patient!!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Bedford Direct Save  
Direct Save is a Company you can rely on
And their are not many companies you can say that about
And they are very cost competative
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Bognor Direct Save  
Improved once we upgraded.
Moving house was a little hard work especially as we moved on the same street and the process took a long time but once up and running all was well.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Milnrow Direct Save  
As good as it can be given the broadband speed available.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
High Wycombe Direct Save  
I have over 10 years experience of Direct Save Telecom. They always solve the problems we get in a rural area where we are lucky to get more than 2mbs.Their technicians are patient and easy to understand. I wonder if some of the rude reviews are the result of the manner in which some customers address the staff?
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Rural Warks Direct Save  
Do not touch worst firm ever dealt with they said I had faulty router but they said I had to pay over £50 pounds to replace it which is against Ofcom rules they went behind my back and cancelled my order to a new provider plus there very rude on the phone
Bristol Direct Save  
I have been with direct save phone and broadband, for 3 yrs, I have not had a lot of reason to contact them, but resonantly I had a problem with modem,(I did not know this at the time of phoning)I can not fault the service given, fast and efficient. Best I have ever had from any supplier's in the past, and I am in my 60s.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Sible Hedinham, Essex Direct Save  
Be very careful with these people.
I went thinking it was the cheapest only to find I can have Fiber broadband chaper! At 10+ times the speed.
When the hit and miss internet service fails - you can not get a response from them.
Then when they roll you over onto a new contract they add charges for additions (evening and w/end calls) you did not ask for and then when you terminate with them they charge you for Administration fees! of £19.50. Very Poor. Will not ever use again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Durham Direct Save  
Poor customer service staff speak to you like crap over the phone could not use broadband for a month as i had a fault on my line and they kept putting it off to get it fixed no compensation or nothing ask to speak to a supervisor but according to the agents there wasnt a supervisor on the floor and hat to wait for a call back 2 weeks go by no call back then rang back up and same all over again
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Peterlee Direct Save  
CS advisors do not announce there name when taking a call. for older folk or people who struggle with internet its ok. im in my first day still so wont say bout speeds as fluctuate normally first week. biggest failings are the lack of proper router with all the login info to keep your new router secure. its like they only want you to use there router on defaults no change to passwords as no clear info to change it as we are advised by any and everyother provider they advise you first thing to do is change the default passwords not this one tho another talk talk wanting to get hacked or even sell your info then blame it on lack of security. a joke and glad i can cancel without fees. super polite etc but cant trust a company that witholds vital details that every other provider gives you as a point .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Direct Save  
Extremely bad customer service. I received a faulty power socket adapter so couldn't connect and only 2 weeks later I found out that this was the problem. They sent me a new adapter but wouldn't refund me for the line costs of the first 2 weeks.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Northampton Direct Save  
To be honest direct save are really good there speed is good not best but all day everyday no cuts or slow downs. They been so helpful customer service. Upset me seeing people not giving them credit. More company like this needs our support. Thanks direct save
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
London Direct Save  
price went up as contract was finished so I left. Been charged for leaving less than 28 days of notice given to D.S. Broadband hit and miss.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
essex Direct Save  
Recently left due to very poor broadband service only to be given a £19.50 administration charge. My advice is don't go there.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
South Wales Direct Save  
Just renewed with them for another year, at the end of previous 21 year contract. Being 80 years old I am not particularly computer literate but they have always sorted my queries with speed, efficiency and politeness. (Haven't rated Broadband speed as I have no idea what it is.)
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
East Sussex Direct Save  
My best advise to anyone is choose another provider!!!Deception,false information,account errors and ..i cant emphasise this enough, an appalling,terrible,misleading and time consuming customer service (If your lucky enough to get through to them).If i could leave a negative reading -1000000 i would !!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
ST. ALBANS Direct Save  
Absolutely outstanding service I have been Directsave for a 8 years and the service from them is flawless.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Cheshire Direct Save  
Do not go anywhere near. They lie steal and rob you at every opportunity. I have been overcharged given false information and even been entered into another contract that I no anything about. Talking to Trading Standards on how to deal with it all
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Stourbridge Direct Save  
I am trying to get hold of someone to find out how to change my password, I have now been trying for two days ! No info on website. There is no email address at all, and phoning just gets message "lots of calls waiting", hopeless. I have had enough.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Dorset Direct Save  
Omg this is my big big mistake in my life !! I'm wtch direct save just for 3 weeks and all ready had lots problems my internet was stop working for 5 days before my internet was dropt all the time, but when I spoke witch customer service this staf was so rude and nasty I'm not English and this people was racist and ignorant to me .direct save was send me new router but again my internet dropt all the time and from yesterday till now I never had any internet .when I was spoke with customers service this was the worst experience in my life every one was so rude and said if I wanna cancel contract I need pay cancelation fee but I just don't understand I'm witch direct save just 26 days and all ready had lots problem when this is not my fold but direct save fold why I need pay fee if direct save cant do job propely. can any one can help me and tell me what I need to do because I really after rud and racist customer serive I don't wanna stay witch direct save but I don't wanna pay any fee because I don't feel if this is my fold this internet is nit woking all the time .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
newcastle Direct Save  
Just had a letter from Direct Save as I am leaving them on 6 April and said that they have calculate that you have 18 months left on your contract and we estimate that your termination fee to be £270.00. So I phoned them and said I was not in contract as it ended last month so have now put it in the hands of Ofcom. As after the contract ended it should be on a month basis. I would never go back to them as had trouble with them from the start as had to phone to see where the modem was and it was late being set up then the modem did not connect to the internet and found out the modem was not set up right and found that out on Monday and the broadband was meant to go on Friday
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Brampton Direct Save  
Customer service is poor just joined direct save had no invoice or nothing to say i have to put 25 pound after a couple of weeks of joining and i rang and have not been told nothing about this no letter or email so disconnected me customer agents start arguing with me over the phone if i dont pay this now we will cancel your contract and send you to debt collectors as a new customer i am discussed in the service im receiving
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Peterlee Direct Save  
They steal from you even after your contract is over…

I used Direct Save back in my old property as at the time, it was the only provider that did a monthly rolling contract which suited the house share situation I was in. At the time of signing up, they told me over the phone that I can either send a letter to cancel the contract or just cancel my direct debit. All sounds great at this point, but straight away things go downhill. I receive the box thinking I'm pretty much set to go, but there was about a week of them faffing about on their end until we eventually got connection, even then it was slow speeds and decided to stop working several times a week for over two years (please note that the customer service has always been awful and I have never been satisfied after calling them).

At the end of my tenancy, I cancel my direct debit as originally advised thinking I have cancelled my contract (as they told me it would). About a month later I receive a phone call saying that I owe them money, which at this point I tell them that I cancelled my direct debit as instructed, and they didn't say anything more about it.

Over a year after that incident and hearing absolutely nothing from Direct Save (despite the fact that they have my telephone number), I receive a phone call from a 3rd party debt collection firm demanding that I pay them money to Direct Save. Unwillingly I paid the fine but am now trying to get a refund as I feel as though I was wrongly accused and am paying for their own mistakes.

Avoid this provider at all costs, you're better off having no internet than the crappy internet and worst possible service that they provide. They have caused much headaches for me over the past few years and I'm surprised they're still allowed to operate.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Woking Direct Save  
Was with them for a long time - customer service was dire, VERY VERY expensive, broadband. Rubbish rubbish company
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Salisbury Direct Save  
This company is a farce, they are inept in every manner and provide a diabolical service. They have cut off a disabled vulnerable person who needs the phone line for her care call and emergency care line due to being extremely vulnerable and even after three calls and them saying it is our fault you should not have been cut off, but there is nothing more we can do! Reconnect instantly would be what you ethically should do! They are putting my mothers life at risk and has caused us stress, upset and worry not just to her daughter but her as well she has been so stressed, upset and is worrying, how can a company be allowed to run in this manner, disgusting, despicable and deplorable they can get away with it! AVOID them as they are cold money grabbers who have no care or compassion for their customers!!!!!!!! Horrid company
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Essex Direct Save  
Staff are endlessly helpful, far beyond that one could reasonably expect. Spent half an hour talking me through set-up of TP-Link Relay kit, which just wasn't playing ball, but didn't give up till it worked.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Welland Direct Save  
I have been with Directsave for 10years or more, Yes I have had some difficult times but not so much that it could not be sorted over the phone i am not sure what is going wrong for others but for me I am in no hurry to move.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Beaminster Direct Save  
Excellent!! That's all I can say after being a customer of well known provider and being totally cheesed off with them, price rises , trying to contacting them spending ages on the phone. Direct save is a pleasure to deal with. We have had no problems, with Internet or phone. They give a detailed itemised bill & customer service have been good . We have just recommend friends.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Birmingham Direct Save  
I had a problem with my broadband first time I called them they told me my broadband was setting up and ring back after 8pm and the red light was still flashing internet not working so l rang back and women on the phone engineers will ring you back tommorow but if you read the contracts it says that engineers work 24 hours 365 fays a year but I asked to speak to a engineer she said you can't I have passed your issue to them and they will contact you in the morning so there are no engineers she said yes me so you help me with my issue and she said straight forward no so I said I think I will report this to of com as you are not telling the truth of your engineers working 24 hrs a day 365 days a year what do you think?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Selby Direct Save  
This company is definitely a pork pie short of a picnic.
I signed up online on the 15th January 2018 and received confirmation dated 16th January stating that it would be transferred within two weeks and my router would arrive shortly.
On the February 2nd, with still no router, I was advised it could take up to six weeks for the transfer.
On 3rd February I signed up with now and was connected on the 5th February.
Direct Save Telecom is a third world company trying to pass on its third world values to customers here in the UK
Bromley, Kent Direct Save  
Please read some reviews before taking a contract. We didn't and we conveniently went active on final day of our "cooling off period" to find our broadband was between 1& 3 mb. Their only advice was to go fibre optic. This made no sense money wise but they where only interested in charging £360.00 if we broke our contract. An absolutely useless lot, not even sure if they are a real company but please AVOID!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
County antrim Direct Save  
i joined this shambolic company{ if it is a company}in january 2017 ,stole £14 out of my account before connection day ,10 days after connection day stole £43 from my account ,tried contacting customer service with no answer .after days of trying to contact them i finaly spoke to a woman who's phone manner was appalling when i questioned the billing ,her answer was administration fees £1.50 per paper bill and letters of your connection day ,it mentions nothing about this when subscribing to these licensed burglars .i wished i had read the reviews about this scamming firm like the plague ,.i binned them as quick as i could tried charging me with breaking contract fee of £350 ,letters of threats with bailiff action also binned , i have been with SSE for 10months and have not one single problem in either billing or broadband service ,once again give direct save a wide berth not worth of any star rating
ackworth Direct Save  
After leaving EE Broadband, which i have been with for some time and looking for a new provider, I came across Direct Save Telecome on a comparison website for home phone and broadband. After seeing the price and thinking how good it was i visited the website, read all the details and signed up for Broadband Opt 1 with them, on signing up i filled out all my information and received an email from them (this email never said anything about a router being delivered, just presumed this would happen). A few days later i received a letter from them in the post with all the details of the contract i had signed up to, i checked this and everything seemed fine to go ahead and i was just waiting on the delivery off the router. On this letter though there was no live date, so i was left wondering when this live date was, was i to be left with no internet ?

I signed up to Direct Save Telecome on the 02/01/2018, on the 10/01/2018 i still had not received a router from them but instead received a letter with a go live date of the 19/01/2018 and an INVOICE which stated it would be taken out of my account on 14/01/2018 - I hadn't even gone live yet, no router had arrived, but this wasn't the only problem, the invoice was for a lot more than i had signed up for, they had added extra charges on already and i hadn't even gone live with them !

After reading peoples reviews on this company i was appalled to see what they were really like and realised i would be experiencing many more problems with them, i phoned my bank straight away to cancel my direct debit, i then phoned Direct Save Telecom to cancel with them - the lady who answered the phone was very rude, her tone was appalling and she wasn't very interested in speaking to me as soon as i said i wanted to cancel.

So glad i visited this website and read all the reviews before my router arrived and before the go live date.

Any one thinking off going with Direct Save Telecom AVOID ! I would not recommend this company to anyone.

AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Oldham - Manchester Direct Save  
What they fail to tell you is after the VAT and added cost they are no cheaper than their competitors and unlike a larger company have no real customer service. I am going to quit.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Ramsgate Direct Save  
Do not get a contract with DirectSave whatever you do. My mother I'd not fluent in English. Thinking they were her previous providers they got her to sign up to a contract with them over the phone even though she did ask them are you (the name of the previous provider). I called and explained this, they said the contract has been agreed and that's it. They lied and mislead her.

The broadband service itself is very poor, slow and unreliable. Connection drops etc. Customer service is rubbish, no help at all, they act like they rather be elsewhere!

Router stopped working and was told to purchase a new filter, which they did not offer to provide or post out. Wasted my money as that was not the issue, refused to send a new router out. Literally telling my mum to sign up to another year and then they will send a router for free. The cheek! No help service absolutely frustrating to chat to these people. Like the previous comments....DO NOT GO NEAR EVEN WITH A BARGEPOLE.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  

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