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
    Cockermouth
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    keep losing the internet connection
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London (Islington)
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very very slow.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    manchester
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have been a customer of Direct Save Telecom for a year now. I am writing this review whilst I have been waiting for over half an hour to speak to customer service (This is at 11am on a Tuesday morning - hardly peak time).

    Over the course of the year, Direct Save's customer service has been slow and clumsy to discuss simple matters. Here are some of the things I encountered in my year as a customer

    1) They have continually spelled my name wrong on correspondence, despite having asked four times to change my name (spelling of name is required to log in to account

    2) As I came to the end of my contract, I was receiving a call every day for about two weeks from them trying to get me to renew my contract. This is despite having asked them three times to stop calling me.

    3) They use this small written in clause to get you to buy into their 'annual discount club' for £8.95 when your contract is over. You're put into it when you join, and when your contract expires they start charging you for it. It's a completely useless scheme. This is buried in your contract so it's hard to notice

    4) Your wait for customer service will always be incredibly long whenever you ring. I was told by one of their colleagues that this was due to them being a relatively new company, but I have seen little improvement in a year. You will typically wait over half an hour in off-peak times, worse if you call after 5pm or the weekend.

    5) I gave DirectSave a bad review on here early into my contract. A representative asked me to call them to discuss it. I called them, waited over half an hour to speak to them. When I did get through, the representative did not know the nature of my complaint about having to wait so long for customer service.

    Direct Save is cheap, but it is definitely not the fastest broadband out there for the price. You also get a very low standard of customer service.

    UPDATE OCTOBER 2020
    I called on 28th October to enquire why the amount of £85.95 had been taken out of my account on a date which wasn't when I had set up my direct debit. I waited twenty minutes to get through to an advisor who then put me on hold and disconnected my call. I called back up to wait another 15 minutes. The advisor I spoke to put me on hold for ten minutes while they tried to work out why I had been billed that amount.

    I was then informed that 'because our payment systems had been down between July and September, money hadn't been taken out of your account correctly'. I asked why there were no invoices detailing this and they couldn't answer.

    I also enquired as to why I was still being charged for their 'discount club' (£8.95 a month) when I had rung up twice to cancel it. I was told that it would be cancelled from now on.

    I was also also told that the amount of £85.95 was incorrect by twenty pounds. I told them I would reclaim the direct debit until I was properly invoiced so I could see what I was paying for.

    I am only with Direct Save because it is the only internet service provider I can get in my area that doesn't require a yearly contract ( I am in my current accommodation temporarily for work)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bordon
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Shoddy company. Poor customer service. Lack manners, integrity and efficiency.
    I live in an apartmemt with limited supplier availability. If I could have my previous company from before I moved then I would in a heartbeat.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wish I had read reviews of this company before signing up but sadly I didn't. I admit the headline pricing pulled me in but as the saying goes "you get what you pay for" or less in the case of Direct Save. The staff's technical skills are poor at best, the broadband speeds we were promised were no where near what we got (we even spent money on a brand new 3.5GHz 2TB laptop thinking it was the old one that was the problem). Anyway, took what I thought was a 12mnth contract to start when we moved to our new property (requesting new number and standard BB)2 mnths after moving in we were still without service (but being debited!!)and when I contacted them they blamed numerous factors - including the people who had previously owned the house!! Eventually this got sorted but they said we couldn't have a new number - so initially kept getting calls for previous occupants. Over the last year BB speed appalling most of the time with frequent drop out. So, made the mistake of calling them to request a new line installation and upgrade to fibre. That initial call was in August 16 and as of 4 Nov 16 it has still not been installed even though I was charged back in September. Numerous failed engineer appointments (again DST staff failing to take responsibility) So, should have had new line 13th October - 2nd appt. Engineer never turned up (BT Openreach have confirmed the work request was not completed correctly by DST!!) Instead of a new line, DST disconnected the old one, have been without internet or phone since 13th. Staff (with one exception) are appalling, rude bordering on aggressive and without the slightest empathy towards their customers. Unlike others I have, after losing patience (lot more to the story!!) managed to cancel the contract - as they had clearly broken their contractual obligations. Waiting for various refunds and have in the meantime cancelled my DD.
    My advice is please avoid this company, its true all providers have tech issues now and then - its HOW their staff deal with it that matters, DST staff really need some intense training in customer service (oh and technical know how!!) If you want a 5 star holiday, you don't expect to pay 2 star prices and its the same here!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    They are out there to rip you off. Charged me £19.50 for leaving them.Never got a bill just took the money from the account.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LONDON
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    AVOID!!!!! This company is the worst I have ever encountered. Their service is diabolical.

    We ordered broadband from them and it took 10 weeks for it to be connected! The excuse they gave was that it was BT's fault. I checked with BT and this was a lie.

    After 5 calls - to different people - who didn't have a clue what the last person had said, eventually it was connected and was half the speed of other providers - so I switched. However, because I'd prepaid my line rental, they "reserved" my number and I had to have a new one.

    Oh, and if you do want to make a call to customer services, make sure you have a good book to read while you wait for them to answer. The record was 40 minutes on hold.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Overcharged me when I originally signed up, difficult to speak to anyone in customer service and very rude when you do.
    Connection itself is horrible, I have to restart the router two or three times a day to try get speeds above 1.7Mbps, I plan on moving house in the next 12 months and will certainly not be becoming a customer of DirectSave, the few pounds cheaper bill simply is not worth it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochford
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wouldn’t be surprised if the good reviews are from staff that work for the company.
    I would NOT recommend them to anybody, every call would take me 25 minutes to get through, the staff did not have a clue and were rude to me on many occasions.

    I would stay well clear of this company!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Selby
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woking
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Morpeth
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking service. Terrible connection put on the wrong contract. No return calls
    Long waits to get through to support desks
    Wish we hadn’t changed suppliers
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kent
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The broadband continually fails to work. Never works at weekends and rarely works most evenings. It will connect for a short time then it goes down. Better during the day but will definitely not use this company again! Will change my provider as soon as my contract is up. I have called to complain and they have written a ticket but never had a call from the engineer, even though they say I might if there is a problem. Which obviously there is as it is not resolved after 4 months of complaining!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have the 35Mb no contract Superfast Fibre service at £42.95 per month. I suffer poor latency speeds, returning results of 700ms, 900ms, 1000ms results. I have to restart the router they sent everytime. They don't do anything to resolve the issue when I complain. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Poor Customer Experience so far. Took a chance having read poor reviews as Cheap. Phone activated within 3 days,
    Router arrived after 7 days. Not responded to request for Broadband Activation Date. Lack of overall Communication, Billed me an unexpected additional charge. Not Answering EMails. Think may have made mistake, neighbour doing much better with Sky. Ray
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fareham
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    From day one I have had a very intermittant internet speed, Direct save are saying it is my signal extender not the internet. The booster can only boost what it gets it can't increase the signal.Blame is always laid elsewhere. No chance of a refund if you have paid up front. Absolutely do not use these guys except for telephone. There needs to be questions asked where the internet is going to be used in relation to router and what type of signal can be expected, we are not all technical geniuses some of us are of a different generation and need guidance! an expensive steep learning curve.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newport
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Of all utilities I have used in my 40 years as a customer, Direct Line Telecom, have been the worst in every department. In many ways it was my own fault but how bad could a broadband provider be? Super bad! Not only was their provision of their contracted service poor, but the standard of their engineers, their customer communication and service were probably one of the lowest quality I have experienced in any sector.And I've bought a great deal of stuff in my time. Keep well clear of them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Pinner
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Poor broadband speed currently measured at about 0.5 MB/s download.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • 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
    berryfields
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with this company for approximately 8 months and from the day I started I had problems with the internet service, it is highly unreliable. I could never have the service longer than 20 minutes before I have to turn off the router to get any service. I could only receive internet in my bedroom and I live in a small 2 bedroom apartment. I have made several calls to this company about the situation, however I must admit that there is one person called Martin who is respectable and very helpful in the whole company and he tries his best to help and we find solutions to the problems. However, I am paying for a service and I would like some reliability. My last call to directsave was Monday and I was informed they would call back but I had no call to date. I am fed up..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SY8 4AW
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible terrible company, the worst of the worst. They really are the bottom of the barrel - whatever you do, do not use them. Anything they tell you about their prices, connection dates and level of service is a complete and utter lie. They reel you in with tempting offers but in reality they have limited ability to even connect you to broadband or phone services. When you have a problem (when, not if, it's guaranteed that you will) you'll have to spend 20 mins plus just to get through to "customer services" and then you'll be fobbed off each time you call - they really don't care at all and they lie fluently. Then try calling their sales team - instant answer. They want to reel you in with lies and tempting offers but when they mess up your connection date for months on end they just don't want to deal with you. Don't make the mistake of thinking that they're just like any other firm, they're not - they're a new breed of vulture corporation, only interested in signing up new customers and with no interest (not even a passing interest) in actually looking after you and providing a service. No matter how cheap they look compared to the others, don't be fooled. All I wanted was some more phone lines with broadband and I've been a customer over 6 years - but they just don't have the slightest interest in doing anything other than billing me. No lines, no broadband, 30 minute wait to get the daily excuse, endless frustration.

    Remember - under no circumstances sign up with these people. They are the lowest of the low. They make BT look good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dorset
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The test of any company is how they cope when things are going wrong. I am willing to givepeople the benefit of the doubt. There were some very good and helpful advisors but some extremely rude ones too. We took on the telephone and broadband from previous occupants. It took them 10 days before they informed me I would need one of their modems to access broadband. It took a week for the modem to be sent, which was sent to the previous occupants who had moved 20 miles away. They would not reissue a modem so I had to drive to collect. The passwords provide did not work with the modem and technical support are only available during office hours. No one available at weekends either which is tough when working away from home in the week. Eventually I got someone who knew what was wrong (passwords were set up for previous owner) and so 22 days later we have internet. My goal was to not go a day without internet as I work at weekends and evenings so this has been hellish. Next challenge is the 0.3mb/s speed. Down expect calls to be returned. At the end of the day you get what you pay for.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    newcastle
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    this is the worst company for broadband .when you sign up for broadband they tell you that the line is not suitable for normal speeds (when i was getting 4 mb then dropped down to half a meg)so that i sign up for fibre a guy called matt so he said . they are villians and will be taking this to the ombudsman they will rue the day they did this to me
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    total rip off really rude customer service not helpful in one bit asked to speak to the manager and get told I am speaking to the manager by mat which was a blatant lie the line was working for an hour now they want £60 for me from nothing i say nothing 1 hour of Internet connection be warned of daylight Robbery 11/04/2016
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    So completely disappointed with this awful service! When fast fibre cam to our village, we decided, in March, to switch to their fast fibre broadband (we already had their standard package). Come August, we still hadn't recieved our new router, so we asked them again to change to the fast fibre - thinking it would be more simple and less hassle than just changing providers! After ringing on a weekly basis, having been paying for fast fibre, without the service, since August (they hadn't charged us in March for some reason?)we STILL haven't received our router. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Salisbury
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Was with them for a long time - customer service was dire, VERY VERY expensive, broadband. Rubbish rubbish company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Charlton Heys
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    donny
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It is rubbish it disconnect son from games they set wrong person twice to fix wire socket
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge shire
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They deserve 0 star. There are so many hidden charges which they won't tell you when you order your broadband. Once you sign the contract, they will send you a bunch of bills. They hung up if you call to complain. Do NOT ever deal with this company if you want a peaceful life.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hurworth, Darlington, Co. Durham
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling company, takes 3 months to reply to emails. I decided to switch to BT, whom I'd sworn I'd never use again, but anything was better than DirectSave. On two separate occasions DirectSave refused BT engineers access to my line to prepare for the transfer and in each case I had to place a new order with BT. Eventually BT installed another line, at no cost to me. Although I had told DirectSave when I planned to stop using their service, they didn't even notice that I'd done so, but phoned my mobile to inform me that they would stop the service unless I reinstated the direct debit. When I told them to go ahead because I wasn't using it anyway, they sent me a huge invoice including £30 for the router. I sent this back, taking the precaution of doing so by what used to be called Registered Post but have had no acknowledgement. Not have I received another invoice minus that charge. The service is a total shambles, I suspect it's cheap because they deliberately economise on staff, which is why the service is so poor. AVOID THIS ONE LIKE THE PLAGUE!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oldham - Manchester
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    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
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hailsham
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible my kids are buffered constantly
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belbroughton
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After 9 months and 3 complains about broadband speed I was told by somebody from customer servoses thay would cancel 12 month deal and for me to find another surplyer so having paid land line up front I have asked for rebait on service I have not received to make things worse if had phone call today asking y I'm leaving them having had request off new supplier to take over line .having been in business for 28 yrs I'm sure if I treated my customers like direct save I would have not lasted as long I would not recommend this company to anybody as customer care and complains department not botherd .did try to find out who owns company but no luck so obvious thay take our money and run after giving us all the lies thay can blaming everyone but their company Yours unhappily GRAHAM KEIGHTLEY
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hailsham
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service from broad band to customer service can get a call back cant cancel currently communicating through the ombudsman as it's so bad complained to CEO many times DO NOT USE THEM PLEASE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Great Yarmouth
    Reviewing
    Direct Save
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Moved to our new home and made sure we had sorted out the internet prior to moving in. 10 phone calls plus on hold 5-10 Mins at a time, no call backs and on Saturday no engineer available so not great service at all! Especially frustrating when your told they will set it up a day later to still having no net. Asked for refund

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