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

Based on 121 customer ratings since 2019-01-28 (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.

419 Customer Reviews for Direct Save

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I often find I cant connect or it takes a while to do so. Lately the problems seem to be getting worse.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
North East England Direct Save  
Been with Direct Save for a few years now, price is competitive, speed is fine, we stream movies and I work on my computer. It drops out every now and then but nothing that really effects what we do. All in all I am happy otherwise I would not stay with them.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Warrington, Cheshire 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  
Thieves!!
My agreement started on 28th Oct they promised Internet within a few days.all that showed was limited service(none) so I called to which they blamed a third party to have damaged the connection(my nabours all had phoneline Internet) and said it would be fixed on the 11th to which moved to the 13th then they decided it was my wall splitter cable to which I went and purchased.still didn't work then then a week roles past with me expecting call backs from engineer's and then managers I constantly call them to no resolve.

I live in Watford, direct save operate from here and I have 3 friends that have worked for them and recommended me to them,I told them of my problem they suggested it was that they sent me a cheap s##t router.I told direct save this yet no action was taken.

21st November
I finally call to cancel as I see this is going nowhere and of course I want a refund as anyone would in my position.

So there not willing to give me a refund but I have to cancel in writing and give 28 days so I'm trapped into another months payment and I've lost my start up cost also have to pay for router as I don't have the box!!
The person over the phone couldn't comprehend why this may be unfair trade then suggest back to resolving the problem which he believes is Internet not my actual problem which is direct save!!
So he suggest that it could be electrical fault that a BT engineer could fix but the call out is £130 minimum.

I've contacted my bank who are there to protect us and our money
There staff understood my point of view and have logged it as goods not received and will stop any further payment to them.

TO Direct save as promised here's 1 of many complaints from a dissatisfied disappointed victim
watford Direct Save  
Good service. Connectivity has been the only problem, which is something that customer service were really good at sorting out. Martin provided 5* customer service when I needed support and since then my broadband has been 100% reliable.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Leatherhead 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  
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  
would never have used this company if i had been told about the hidden charge. only found out after the inital first payment was taken and direct debit set up and they helped themselves to the hidden charges. they had not sent the router out by the time the next bill was generated. avoid this company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
birmingham Direct Save  
The worst provider I have ever been unfortunate to come across. I got drawn in on the month by month contract for broadband. I didn't receive the router for weeks, after I'd arranged, they just kept trying to access my account for money on a landline, who ain't got a cell phone nowadays? I complained and cancelled they never responded then they took me to a debt collectors for a service I never received. I kept trying to contact them lies, lies, and more lies, they said they never received the complaint which I re-sent with photographic evidence of postage three times, they then closed my case, after they said they'd call me back. Dirty, lying low down company which has no idea how to communicate or give customer service. I called them on numerous occasions at different times spoke to at least three of the agents over and over again wondered if they only have about five people working in a cellar some-where. I DON'T WRITE FEED-BACK, but this company is really bad, avoid @ all costs they just want your money and the equipment is disgustingly dated, when I did receive it the router was overly plastic with two antennas sticking up at the top which looked like a freaky alien toy, no-ones tech stuff looks like that. It wouldn't have even matched any-thing TV, stereo, modern tech stuff!!! Not joking a really bad company-No scruples.
Yours Sincerely
"in debt collections, and never really had the service."
Midlands Direct Save  
Purchased a deal package for my grandparents to enable them to keep in touch with family abroad at low prices. they've never been happier, finally discovered skype and internet. great deal from a friendly company
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Liverpool Direct Save  
I've used their service for a year & changed the provider the first chance I got. I was initially charged additional £25 due to their mistake while changing the provider. The speed & the connection was bad, so I complained. I was provided with slightly better router which improved the speed slightly, however I was charged £50 for it as they claimed that they never received the original router I returned by post. It would have been much cheaper to go for fibre broadband with other providers. Don't think you'll be saving money, their service was more expensive than any other company I have used in the past.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds Direct Save  
Haven't had internet for nearly a week, customer service is terrible, keep telling me the same story, wouldn't recommend it to anyone
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Newtownabbey Direct Save  
Service is rubbish.Plus they are vicious ,they instruct debt collectors rather than send a correct invoice.
Do`nt sign up you WILL regret it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
SUTTON COLDFIELD Direct Save  
Was constantly kept up to date with progress. Router arrived well in time and worked straight from the box
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Hamilton, Selby Direct Save  
Joined in May,bills bigger than expected.Just had 13 days without internet.Endless time on the `phone.£439-45 to leave.Don`t be fooled keep away.
Sutton Coldfield Direct Save  
Abysmal rude customer service. Check terms & conditions as they will charge £20 when you leave even when out of contract & £35 for the router they provide even though it's faulty.
Look else where as this company are very much amateurs!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
UK Direct Save  
I have no problems with you and I receive the account every month. I shall be looking at your prices as I may be paying too much and you may have a cheaper tariff.
Haslemere, Surrey Direct Save  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Jarrow Tyne and wear Direct Save  
Amazing prices, I opted for paper billing because I didn't believe how cheap they were. Just changed to online billing over the phone, got put through straight away, fantastic customer service. Iv had the service for a year now and Iv had no problems with Internet speed or anything. Would highly recommend! Thank you Direct Save for a stress free survice
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Southampton Direct Save  
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  
Awful awful awful!! I've just cancelled my direct debit with these and signed up to plusnet because after months and months of me emailing them and requesting call-backs (which they ignored 99% of the time) seeing as they don't provide a contact number anywhere it would seem, I've had no choice. I've had absolutely shockingly low speeds on my line and that's when it was actually working, which most of the time, if wasn't. They have done nothing but fob me off with excuses and are extremely rude when dealing with them over the phone. Paying £22 every month for no reason whatsoever, I finally had enough. I'm still in contract until December but they won't be getting another penny from me!! Cannot stress this enough - AVOID THIS COMPANY!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Shepshed Direct Save  
broadband doesnt deserve a star and their customer is shocking. They changed my telephone number back in May without me knowing, I called on several occasions to sort out my payment method and the service I received was appalling, I have sent an email to their customer services back in July was assured I would get a reply and still havent and its now November!!
bedford Direct Save  
Absolutely awful. One of the most frustrating companies I have ever had to use. Prices change without notice. Speeds are slow. They never return calls when they say they will.
York Direct Save  
The signal strength in some parts of my house was weak. I asked for advice on a local FB forum and one suggestion was to contact the provider and ask them to change the frequency. The 2nd one was to instal a range extender.
When I spoke to Directsave, I got the same advice and since installing the range extender, the signal strength has improved a lot.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Leyton Direct Save  
When I first signed up to direct save I called them to discuss cancellation policy should I wish to. The lady who I spoke to was so rude and argumentative and in the background I could hear other staff being exactly the same. Terrible attitude!!! The internet stops working at least a few times a week, I don't bother calling customer services as I don't think I would get very far. The speed of the internet isn't too bad for what we use it for. But I won't be renewing my contract with them!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Rochford 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  
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  
Broadband could be better
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Glasgow 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  
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  
Locked in 24 month contract. Hidden fees as much as double. Avoid at ALL COSTS!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Yorkshire Direct Save  
Good service 72 mbps broadband and very competitively priced.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Teeside Direct Save  
We have changed to Direct save after being cold called. We have changed from Sky in an attempt to lower our bills (we are pensioners). The broadband speed is low to nonexistent and living in a fairly large city I find that surprising to say the least as do I find the couldn't care less attitude of the company. We are very dissatisfied to say the least!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bristol Direct Save  
I was phoned by this company offering cheaper service, after a long chat on th phone, decided to go with them, I was told everything would be taken care of, sit back and wait for the change over,at the time we were still in contract with BT but said to leave it with them and there would be no contract charge to leave BT not the case BT started emailing me with contract charges for leaving, on top of that I was getting several bills from direct save , I made many phone calls to this company but no one returned them. Also my router never arrived for the setup date , phoned them again and was told they had run out and not sure when they will get some more in , with that I phoned BT and they still had control of the broadband so they put a block on it so direct save were unable to take over,but unfortunately they had got the phone line and for the 3 weeks they had it the line was dreadful with crackling, I couldn't make a call.
To conclude my whole experience with Direct save was harrendouse and cost a lot money, my advice on hearing the name direct save , run away as fast as you can
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
North lincs Direct Save  
Absolutely shocking service, DO NOT USe direct Save! I joined them because I thought I was getting a good deL. turns out my router has never worked from day one and they want ME to pay for the engineer when there are no faults on my end. The man I spoke to FOUR times was so rude, has a French accent, very hard to understand was mocking me over the phone saying I said I wouldn't take the panel off because I'm a woman! What on earth? I did everything they have said and I'm still not receiving any wifi! I've complained to them time after time, and still have not got a response or received any wifi! I repeat DO NOT USe ever!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Darwen Direct Save  
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  
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?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London 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  
The service is terrible. They lie about the set up time, send out and charge for a router (twice now, last year and this) even when you tell them you have one and they agree not to. The service team are rude and unhelpful. Tried to cancel (after waiting nearly a month for set up) before the service was initiated to get a refund and was told I needed to give 28 days notice. The worst company and service I have ever known.
isle of wight Direct Save  
keep losing the internet connection
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cockermouth Direct Save  

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