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

Based on 117 customer ratings since 2019-02-26 (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.

420 Customer Reviews for Direct Save

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The first two years were good! But now these scam artists are raiding my bank account for random payment's! I paid for a year up front and they took monthly payments too!!!!! I emailed the owner and it was (kind of) dealt with. And these gangsters started taking random payments again!

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

AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
LONDON Direct Save  
i can only echo the numerous points below. avoid...not worth slightly cheaper rates
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
i have no complaint only satisfaction they deliver better than BT and SKY
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
LONDON Direct Save  
Due to living in a new build can only go with 1 of 4 companies initially went with direct save before reading the reviews and on reading the reviews immediately after tried to cancel was made aware that there was no cooling off period and no chance of getting a refunding or cancelling this was not made clear at any time and was told to read the terms and conditions however the router did arrive the next day and was easy to install my 16 year old actually did it herself. I have had no issues with the broadband service at all at the moment and so far in all seems well. The customer service is admittedly not that professional and when I mentioned I had wanted to cancel due to negative reviews the lady I spoke too was quite defensive and a bit rude but calls were answered quite promptly so all in all I guess I can't complain too much at this stage.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Direct Save  
Been with Direct Save for the best 3 years. No problems what so ever, all these people complaining is not true, there is nothing wrong with the service!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Direct Save  
Worst customer service ever they don't care about the customer. Register online on the 26 of July nobody from the company bother to follow up call them numerous Times did not get a call back will definately not recommend them not only make me waste my time but the lack of care and responsibility is unacceptable
London Direct Save  
wow.. i came on this site... thinking... i wonder if anyone else has had as many problems as me, and it seems i am not alone.. just to get on to write this review has taken me 10 to 15 minutes as my internet is constantly dropping out... i only came on here, as i could not get the news to work or much else to relax after getting back from work after mid night... most of london is sleeping right now, and still its dropping out constantly making any internet viewing impossible... this has been going on since April, now its September, first they said it must be my leads and ADSL converter, so i bought new ones, then they said it was my router, and they said i had to pay for another.. and a protected argument i managed to get a free one sent out as the problem has existed by my logging complaints back to when the router was still in warranty... now thats been replaced and still its not working... breath.. i will phone them again tomorrow to discover the next excuse... its excruciatingly frustrating.... the number of hours not being able to do what their service is supposed to be providing has been countless... if i am lucky i will be able to post this review....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
london Direct Save  
Supposed to be fibre speeds but no where near, have to use a booster to get a signal in my entire flat
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Do NOT, under any circumstances, sign a contract with this company. They never provided the service or delivered the router. In the two months since I foolishly signed, I have spent hours on the phone calling them and their delivery company trying to get the router I paid for. I have been told it was on its way but no "tracking number" was available. Needless to say, it never arrived. After cancelling the service, they refused to release my old number to the new provider so I am now forced to either spend a few more hours on the phone or to get a new number. I will start now trying to get my money back via resolver....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London 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  
Worst company ever come across, stay well away from then. Joke of customer service, joke of hardware, they send you the cheapest modem possible even second hand... connection lasted 1 day then cut out intermittently from then on. Had no chance but to move to a different provider. More needs to be done to stop companies like this stealing customers money! !
London Direct Save  
Terrible, Awful, DO NOT USE THEM! If I could give them a negative rating, I would. Terrible service, upload and download speeds very low, and they preached something completely different and lied about it. They kept slipping in extra charges for no reason. Tried to disconnect as I was moving, and notified them well in advance, a month in advance....and they are charging me a 20 pound fee for no reason, even though I notified them well in advance. Do yourself a favor and don't use them, ever!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London 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  
So far I only had problems with this company as well. I have a contract since March and so far I only had a huge disappointment. Since I am living in an apartment building i have a separate line connected to my room. The problem was that the company has send the signal to another room within my apprtment, which means that I couldn't make use of it at all. I have already called them constantly have been wasting tons of money for the pricey line, and never got anywhere at all. Now I am a bit further they have been telling me that they had to terminate the line in the other room and will start it up in my room after having send a eletrician which probably will come within 2 weeks. I am soo pissed, all the time I have been paying for them and all I got was one punch into the face after another. So next time this is going to be on the black list, never again ...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Money pinching and difficult people to deal with. I had a faulty router which was replaced. I returned the faulty router and have a receipt to prove it. I was charged for the cost of the same router under pretence that DirectSave had not received it. They just took £36.95 from my account via Direct Debit without any notice in advance. When I notice the charge on my account I called and sent emails stating that I posted the faulty router. All were ignored. for about five months. I had enough by then and cancelled the Direct Debit upon which I was charged £9.99 for not being able to still more money from my account. I am still in credit with them. I was then called and lied to. Everything is denied and twisted to suit their purpose. Last thing I told them I will complain to the Ombudsman and left it at that. Anyone considering switching to them should be careful. You will allow pickpocketing company access to your bank account.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
I inherited Direct Save from a housemate - and they are appalling; the service drops every 60 minutes or so, just enough to kick you out of any site or streaming service. Worse, its over a month since I moved from that address, and over 40 days since I gave notice to terminate the service by email, snail mail and phone - and they are STILL charging my credit card. Call them and discover the joys of being kept on hold for 15 minutes (the sales team answers with 30 secs, but refuses to connect the call with the billing team).

My advice- avoid like the plague.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
THIEVES. Charged me £180 quid for NOTHING.
DO NOT USE THESE CROOKS.
£92.30 first month £54.45 to DISCONNECT?!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Absolutely appalling service, never have I been so repeatedly fobbed off on the phone. Our broadband has not worked for over a week, every time I've tried to phone I just get a lifeless robot saying she has raised a ticket for engineer to give me a call the next working day. That has now happened 3 days in a row with not a single returned phone call.
DO NOT USE DIRECT TELECOM.
Absolutely diabolical
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Direct Save  
Zero stars.

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

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

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

Horrible, money grabbing company - amoral, unethical thieves.
London Direct Save  
Very very slow.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London (Islington) Direct Save  
Transferred from a major supplier to DirectSave. It was not seamless. Over a day to get everything working - that's a day without any phone line or internet. Speed is now one tenth of what I had before (about 0.6Mb download speed, compared to their advertised 17Mb and 7Mb with the previous supplier). Think twice before transferring
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London SE Direct Save  
Cannot praise too highly. Have been with them for a number of years & always found them to be helpful, friendly and efficient. Within last week changed over to fibre and it was totally painless. Everything happened as they said it would. Well done DST.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Louth, Lincs Direct Save  
Been with them since early days and recently upgraded to fibre. Excellent service, helpful staff who do what they say.
Had a problem over last few weeks of declining broadband speed. Rang them yesterday (25/01/16)and was promised new router which arrived today. Talked through set up step by step and system now running well. Many thanks to VJ.
Cannot recommend them enough.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Louth, Lincs Direct Save  
When trying to watch netflix or play online games on ps4, the internet always buffers and chucks us off games etc. We often have to turn the wifi off on our phones if we want to watch netflix without it buffering for long periods, which is not ideal.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Lowestoft Direct Save  
Bloody useless ....Only had them about a month just got my first bill......Wi fi down and can't make contact ......Paperwork said do not reset ......Biggest regret signing up with them
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
lowestoft Direct Save  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Lymington Direct Save  
Sometimes the broadband cuts out but they seem to have fixed this for the price very happy with the service although the signal doesn’t seem to stretch far if you go outside which can be a pain if you have WiFi security cameras
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Maidstone Direct Save  
If I could give them 0 stars then I would. Bad customer service, endless helpful phone calls to get my WiFi started, paid for WiFi that didn’t work for 11 weeks,
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
Simple -they are Lower than low
1-They take money out of your account without any notification /warning
2- direct saves inner departments don't talk to each other -no clarity know literally have no idea Even though they say "will look into this "
3- They lie / scam /deny knowledge /thus banging your head against a brick wall (literally for hours )
Horrible company ran by horrible people
AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID !!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
manchester Direct Save  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
AVOID AVOID !!!They took out £180 of our account without any warning Still in dispute with them They then terminated our line without any warning- Turns out bt engineer fixed the fault on the telegraph pole They passed on charge even though outside our property Shocking slow speeds- continuous dropping line Customer service beyond RUDE -They don't care Zero communicate !!Unbelievably poor /no service
AVOID AVOID ALL ALL COSTS
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
Terrible customer service, they treat customers like morons, service can be intermittent, when you have a problem you can forget all about being treated like a person, the staff here treat all customers like idots - the "sales" department are quite friendly, but once you're on the hook you get downgraded to trash.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Manchester Direct Save  
I was promised that the "service" would be connected on 20th May 2011. On 27th May 2011 I returned home (I was away for a week) and the line rental was with DST, but the broadband was not working. It seems they botched up and it has been delayed till 2nd June.
Their customer "services" were useless. Calls that they promised to return weren't returned.
Avoid at all cost!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Direct Save  
Good cheap broadband with Direct Save.
Havent had any problems with them.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
MANCHESTER Direct Save  
Never had any issues it has always done what I expected, better than my previous broadband supplier.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Manchester Direct Save  
Great service at competitive price, have had no issues at all
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Manchester Direct Save  
Only ever had one problem and that was on set up and was easily resolved.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
Mansfield Direct Save  
Worst broadband ever !!costumer service rubbish!stay away from them..!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Mansfiele Direct Save  
Very reliable service of broadband ,would recommend direct save to family n friends
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Merthyr tydfil Direct Save  

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