Gigaclear 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 Gigaclear.

Recent Customer Ratings for Gigaclear

  • Satisfaction
    3.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.8 stars
  • Speed
    3.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3.7 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2018-10-23 (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.

12 Customer Reviews for Gigaclear

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
The speeds are good, when they work, but therein lies the problem. Multiple outages every month, it's like living in Russia in the 1970s, and when the outages occur their customer service is appalling. Expensive, and unreliable, therefore avoid where possible.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Northamptonshire Gigaclear  
Very quick installation - within a week from ordering! WiFi speeds are around 80mbs throughout the house, which is really good. To get the 300mbs will need connecting via Ethernet cable. That is fine, however, because the router is so rubbish, they have installed a Velop Mesh booster to boost wifi, this makes the router just a signal receiver (bridging unit) and you can't use the Ethernet ports as they don't work! Problem is the booster only has one Ethernet port, so will have to buy a multi port Ethernet switch. That is 3 devices that need plugging in because the router is rubbish. Add the additional phone adapter from Vonage, that makes 4 plugged in devices to replace one for 'normal' broadband - so much for progress and efficiency! Can't understand why the Velop Mesh booster doesn't have the same number of Ethernet ports as the router. Or rather why they haven't replaced the router for one that is fit to do the job in the first place!
No problems with the service so far though!
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Upleadon Gigaclear  
I paid for the top package: 1000Mb/s
I've never got anywhere near that, the fastest speed I got was comparable to BT packages for a third of the price.
But the worst thing about this company is the customer service! Just appalling... You'll be pissed around departments, until nobody answers, you'll never get a call back, and the staff are rude unless they're trying to make a sale. Stick with BT & Virgin Media.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Newbury Gigaclear  
Probably the most useless broadband company in Britain. I've ordered broadband from them 4 times over the last 18 months and each time they're very happy to get your direct debit details and order. But their ability to deliver is 0 (Zero) . All sorts of excuses, but the worst of all is zero contact from them. The chief exec must be like the fat controller from Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Newbury Gigaclear  
Our connection was generally good until a digger from an adjacent building site went through the cable. Despite having a three working day SLA to fix it, it's now a week later and nothing. Every single phone call is met with, "someone will have to call you back" and, unsurprisingly, no call is ever forthcoming. The last email I sent two days ago has not been answered. Customer care is frankly, lamentable.

As I work from home, and in an area with no phone reception, this is deeply damaging. If you're happy with having no connection for a week and more and a customer service team who frankly couldn't care less, I guess they'd be a good choice.

I'm now seeking compensation.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Reading Gigaclear  
Signed up after finding that there's no other decent broadband connection to my new house. Two weeks later I was still waiting to hear about the install date so called them only to be told that it could be up to 2 months before they can get me connected! Nothing mentioned about this at the point of booking. Now have a choice of signing up to a 12 month contract with another provider at minimal speeds, or using a mobile router.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Kent Gigaclear  
Absolutely appalling. Avoid at all costs. Customer service non-existent, internet drops repeatedly throughout the day, router provided by company utterly inadequate, denial and obfuscation from gigaclear. Prices expensive, installation company a rip off and install incompetently. Choose anything other if you can - whatever the speed of the alternative, an internet service which actually provides a constant connection is a big step up on this rabble
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Oxford Gigaclear  
Gigaclear have delivered on all their promises. I am on the 300Mbps package. This speed is delivered consistently when connected to the router via an ethernet cable. The wi-fi signal from the router is less powerful than you get with BT hence the poor reviews seen elsewhere. My stone-built house is challenging for wi-fi and I have therefore installed several wi-fi access points connected to the router by ethernet. I get around 100 Mbps where I have a decent wi-fi signal. I was on BT Infinity 2 and my telecoms/broadband is costing me significantly less than BT for a very much better service now that I have transferred my landline number to Vonage. Customer service has been much, much better than BT: rapid access, helpful advice, and Gigaclear actually deliver what they promise. I had a total failure when the fibre snapped 2 days after installation. Their engineer arrived the next working morning and spliced the fibre. No problems since then.I would thoroughly recommend their service if you have access to it but check their online guides on optimising your wi-fi before taking the plunge.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Cottingham, Northamptonshire Gigaclear  
Still waiting for connection that was promised for August. Now put back to May. Internet speed is awful in our village. Come on gigaclear live up to your promises
Cote Oxfordshire Gigaclear  
Best move ever, they were really fast and tidy when they cabled the village, when the engineers turned up to do the house install I had a time allocated and they rang to say when they were an hour away. The engineers were great and even asked for a hoover to pick up the dust. They put fibre right to the house i expected cable from the road to the house!. I get over 310MBPS consistently. The wireless router works but not great everywhere in the house so I have turned my wireless off and connected a new ASUS but the Gigagclear one works, just not as well.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Twyford Gigaclear  
Absolutely a total waste of money,don't be taken in by hype around fibre,I'm on a 200 meg plan of which I'm lucky if I get 35mbs,I live in a rural location and was constantly fed up with buffering and picture freeze so I thought I would pay more to receive a package I thought would be enough to stop the buffering and make watching TV pleasurable again,how wrong I was I'm not much better now,don't waste your money on gigaclear go to someone like bt,if you don't take my advice you like me will be throwing money down the drain,this is my honest opinion
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leckhampstead Gigaclear  
Thank you for the opportunity to give you my opinion with regards to your service
When the gentleman came and sold me the service I was told that this was the future
The old system provided by BT would not be able handle the increase in data we would encounter
and I needed to be prepared
I was impressed and taken in and signed up
Well when it was installed it was truly awful hardly any of the devises I had in the house got a signal
and the ones that did it was pretty naff
So I rang customer support to complain
I was told that it was because there was so much data that it couldn't cope
It was explained to me by saying it was like sausage meat going through a funnel so much going in but only a small hole for it to come through
and all I was advised was to buy some WIFI boosters and set them up around the house to improve the signal
So I had to buy extra boosters so that it worked which seems very strange to me considering I was told this was the best thing since sliced bread
I have installed 2 boosters but its still not that great and am thinking I might have to buy more not something I was expecting and certainly not something I ever needed
with BT
Please bear in mind I dont live in a mansion just a normal 4 bed semi
Problem is I am tied into a contract but I can assure you that when its finish your router will be consigned to the dustbin and I will go back to my old system

To summarise I am paying a lot more for something inferior to what I had before and to add insult to injury have had to buy addition items to make it work

Like I said on Trust pilot

RUBBISH BIGGEST MISTAKE I MADE WISH I HAD STUCK WITH BT
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Milton Keynes Gigaclear  

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