Hyperoptic 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 Hyperoptic.

Recent Customer Ratings for Hyperoptic

  • Satisfaction
    3.5 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.7 stars
  • Speed
    3.7 stars
  • Reliability
    3.4 stars

Based on 122 customer ratings since 2020-05-18 (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.

199 Customer Reviews over 5 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    If you want a broadband network where you get yourself 1 Gbps networking and end up with 2-30 Mbps, then you are in the right place!
    I'm not joking. We got 1gbps networking but were then told we already had it, so woohoo!
    I connected to the network, and the internet was off. Oh well, guess I gotta restart the router!
    Didnt work. Oh well. Time to call customer service!
    They actually dealt with the issue and made the internet work. But, when I first did a speedtest, I got 1 mbps download and upload. What a disgrace.
    Nowadays I got 20mbps download, but still. Why?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    Awful awful awful!!! Have opened an account 10 days ago and still no internet or phone service. Do not use them unless you are prepared to wait a very long time to get up and running. Apparently there is a problem with the net work - hard to believe that is true as previous tenant had the service a day before I took over the flat. The customer service promises lots and guarantees service will be provided but after ten days I still don't have it!
    I eve
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Homerton
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Had for over a year and it's super fast. Customer service answer calls quickly and only had a couple of outages in the whole year. Happy customer
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London , E14
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid. It may have fast download speeds but the internet drops out all the time making streaming TV, film, music etc. infuriating.

    The router they give you is garbage so you’ll have to fork out for a decent one if you want WiFi as fast as the connection you’re paying for.

    They’ll only install the router in the first socket in your property so they put mine in the cupboard.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Be VERY wary of this company and how they do business. I noticed a sudden price hike on my bill of 25%. When I called them to enquire what it was for they told me that my current contract had ended and this was the standard rate after a contract expires. No warning that my contract was about to expire, no notification, nothing. Just a sneaky charge on my bill. As a result of this I will now be looking for a new broadband supplier and rating them accordingly. Hopefully the extra money they managed to make out of me was worth it!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LONDON
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Honestly, I couldn’t be more happy with Hyper Optic. Before I joined them I heard some negative feedback about their service, so I was nervous to join. My previous provider offered great customer service, but the internet was rubbish. I took a chance and moved over to Hyper Optic because of the great deals and super fast speed. I’ve been with them for a year now and just renewed my contract. Their customer service has been great and my internet has never been so fast. Keep it up and you’ve got a customer for life.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have to wait 3 and a half weeks for installation within my apartment. Be aware: when it is installed, the cables will all be exposed (looking awful) unless you pay extra for them to be hidden.

    In my view, I think they sucker the managing agents of buildings into installing their service. Apartment owners are then trapped because Hyperoptic then have the monopoly and you're stuck with their terrible service.

    In my opinion: useless. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Decent speed and good customer service, however it is pointless when internet drops every time you connect to a VPN because there is no static IP addresses. I bought an add on for another 5 pound a month for a static Ip and it still does not work. Do not even waste your time or money on hyperoptic if you need to connect to an external VPN
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    WOW - been with these guys for 2 yrs on 1Gb - solid connection 8-900 mbs both ways - i have experienced no down time in 2 yrs. Customer service is flawless. cannot recommend highly enough. A benchmark all companies should strive for.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    THIS IS A GENUINE REVIEW! I'm coming up to my first year with Hyperoptic and I can honestly say I am happy with service overall. Speed on the whole is as advertised and the but reliability can be patchy for only short periods of time. The helpdesk is accessible, quick to respond and professional. It's also nice not to be dependent on BT!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This provider turns things into Desaster once it starts going wrong. I moved into new flat with hyperoptic availability and booked installation weeks in advance which got confirmed via automated texts and emails up until the day and time of installation appointment. Then no engineer was to be seen and no cancellation was sent either. Waiting around for nothing is one thing! Having to deal with customer services after that another! Their phone line got support didn’t work. The support email service responded only with a general acknowledgment they’d get back to me soon. The support chat online had a long queue and because of unstable phone connection at the property I got disconnected several times and finally excluded from chatting, right after I managed to get the information that the next available slot is almost fourteen days away. Before we could confirm even that date the chat got ended. I work from home and entirely depend on internet for this, and the way hyperoptic cannot provide any support or help when things went wrong from their side is upsetting and unsettling. Avoid, if you depend on reliable service and support!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallingford, Oxfordshire
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hugely disappointed with this provider. Moved to a brand new property that was meant to have 1GB fibre optic. Yet, the maximum speed we've got so far is 300 MBits. Wifi is also weak and both internet and WiFi are unstable and fluctuate widely. But they advertise themselves as "life in the ultrafast lane". Since our move to the new property on Friday October 16 we have made numerous phone calls to Hyperoptic and they cannot help. They insist on doing endless tests from distance instead of sending out an engineer. In our previous property we had Virgin Media and never had any issues while an engineer was always available, you simply had to book an appointment. Unfortunately, Virgin Media is not available where I moved. Back to Hyperoptic. They seem more like a bunch of students who are polite on the phone but they do not know what they are doing and have very little knowledge of technology. My advice to all. If you work from home like myself, and you do work that requires serious computing and stable and robust internet connection, avoid Hyperoptic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Richmond
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Speed like I've only seen on my local network before. It's generally at the 93Mbit mark for download and 95 for upload. I'm on the 100Mbit service, so this is really very close to the advertised maximum.
    I find the symmetric speeds (i.e. same up & down) to be fantastic. Good download speed is all very well, but services with slow upload speeds don't tend to cope too well with video chat. The hyperoptic upload speed provides a brilliant video chat experience.
    There is a 1Gbit service, but I honestly can't think what I'd do with that much bandwidth. I am a fairly high end tech geek but rarely max out this 100Mbit service. Ten times more bandwidth? The mind boggles.
    For gamers, the ping time is an awesome 2ms. I don't game at all, but that is a ping time which would normally be associated with a local network. Certainly not broadband ping times.
    I'm as impressed with this broadband solution as I think I could possibly be. It is flawless so far for me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    I'm a landlord and my tenant has just moved out of the above postcode. High speed broadband was already provided to the apartment block by another firm however tenant obviously decided beveanted hyper optic. No permission was asked and now we are in the flat we were shocked to find all this extra wiring, socket with hole drilled in ceiling. We are worried it contradicts terms of our lease as the wires must go along communal corridor.
    Why did hyper optic not ch k who owns the apartment and if permission was needed before they installed their products
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My broadband with Hyperopic was activated in the mid of December, after just a week use, the internet is down. I called the customer service and they told me they will send me a new router and it will arrived in one or two business days.
    Since it's already near Christmas, I asked them whether they could call the courier to check whether the courier company still work during Christmas, then they told me it's a unreasonable request and I was crazy to ask them to do that. I was surprised and utterly disgusted. I couldn't see why it is a unreasonable request and why I was called a crazy person. I told them that I simply wanted to get more information in regarding to the delivery. They told me repeatedly that it is an unreasonable request and under no rule or regulation they should do that. Then I asked them whether they could keep me updated on the delivery, they told me I should check my email about that. I told them I didn't have any internet connection so I would prefer a phone call or a message. They told me I could just call them back to check it. I insist that they should at least provide some updates as it's not easy to call them as there is always a long wait. Finally they decide to ring me back the next day to provide update.
    However, it's been four days, I haven't heard any news from them and I still didn't receive my router.
    I can see many people have some bad experience with this company according to their feedback. However, I can never imagine that the customer service in a well-established company can say such vicious things to a customer via the phone and make empty promise without any consequences. If any company should go bankruptcy during the pandemic, this company should definitely be on the top of the list since no customers should go through such experience and no one should use this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    These guys deserve 5 Star! Honest advise, helpful team and support line. Big thanks for Dusan who helped me to cancel my contract just because I'm moving to another area and they can't reach there yet.. Nevertheless I will get back to them as soon as we have it there, and will continue to recommend it to the others. (usually I don't write reviews.. and P.S. AVOID VODAFONE AT ALL COST...)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    salford
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    Just found out from my bank of massive price increase on my Direct debit without any notification from them
    Please beware in case you go overdrawn
    Disgraceful behavior
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Yes they deserve 5 stars. We have been with Sky nearly 3 years and payed nearly £30/month for these 3 years and received a speed of no more than 4.5Mbits/sec which was an upto 17Mbits/sec package, couple of months ago i received a message saying that Sky will raise their prices £1.5/month both broadband and line rental that we should pay for £33/month for the slowest broadband in the UK.With Sky I've never seen a download speed more than 600kb/sec but now with the basic package of Hyperoptic which is 20Mbits/sec i have a download speed of 3Mb/sec which is 5 times faster than Sky and nearly £15 cheaper.The installation process was fast and smooth,the engineer insisted on cleaning the dust after finishing the job and i said i can do that no worries, couple of hours later i had the cheapest/fastest internet connection in the UK including line rental which you use Hyperoptic modem to connect your phone and it has a crystal clear connection. I definitely recommend Hyperoptic, maybe it is not a billion pound company but you will get the cheapest/fastest/reliable (been using for 3 weeks now) broadband connection in the UK.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of Dogs, London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The experience I had with them is quite frustrating and too time-consuming.

    The whole team is operated in Serbia. And, although they think they do the good job, they don't.
    And, their command of English speaking has not resulted into good turnout of problem solving or question-answering. Never the Smooth installation ot its date setup, even, or, now I am dealing with the suspicious delay in Service termination.

    I experienced all those, and, they need to train absolutely everyone in the Customer Service team first, who have no idea of how things are getting done. The managers sound like the typical reps and their reps don't sound like they just received different versions of English (foreign) manualsand as if they were just hired.

    All they are good at is, They just keep giving out lip services politely.

    I would rather have some experienced experts who will focus on how to get things resolved.

    But, my inquiry is answered by random representatives of all experience levels every time, and, at one point, they all gave different answers of different directions, until one staff suggested they should stop responding to me with different answers NOT to confuse me further. That showed how their structure of the teams were a pure mess.

    Their installation setup dates are changed without consent, and, the technicians are equally confused with the changed dates, without any given materials to work with. And, the company wi fi signals are shown as 1Gbps although my service is only 150Mbps. And, when I wanted to change the wi fi name and password, there was NO instructions online (and surely the representatives still insist they do and they don't have any knowledge of why router wifi name and password should be changed) and the supervisor I spoke to admitted himself not familiar with the issues, and, their untrained staff or his company website security problem.


    And, when I finally figured out to change the factory default password to my own, to avoid any hacking risk, even that website link was NOT secure, exposing my new password could be sent and saved somehow without encryption. Till then, they did not even know how much security had to be embedded in their websites, they did not think of their business far enough.

    Their Telesale service reps did not know what is offered and what is not. And, one representative was clearly explaining the terms, then, the next one challenged the term and instead of honoring my already opened account and its installation date setup, she tried to go back and replay the call conversation to find who I spoke to and tried to make sure the telesales person to get punished. Dog eat Dog situations without my consent, but, for her justice fulfillment!

    And, it was just terrible to see what she was doing, instead of helping me (she is the same one who changed my cable installation date pushed 2 days further without my consent). And, when I reminded her that I actually managed the installation date 1 day earlier, another Representative said it was a wrong installation selection (assuming that I made a mistake) and tried to cancel the whole installation date.

    Confusing to read all so far, right?


    This is exactly how things happened to me, with tons of confusion thrown at me by remotely operated Serbian call center. Nobody was answering the calls from UK to understand UK business. And, they took my words as insulting their country. Really?

    And, none of them apologized but kept adding what each one of them thinks was right to confuse more. But, no one cared what I would get.

    On the installation date, they stood me up, then, the next day, someone called and left a message, but, did not show up. Then 3rd day, someone showed up. Sad to say, the tech was nothing but a wonderful immigration guy who barely spoke English, and paid with minimal wage, and, he was not well trained to put to work (Customer service said it would be a perfectly trained English guy of many years of trade experience). It turned out he started to work for 6 months without anyone showing him of any skills.

    And, he had no idea where he was drilling in my property. As I am a professional, I stopped each step, but, where he took his freedom and drilled, it was a little mess.
    He could hit the pipes or wires. But, his innocently ignorant mind would not know how serious the problem could be.
    He would not have general knowledge of the construction layout, or, facility codes.


    And, the Internet speed. I am from 3 homes of 3 countries with 150Mbps, 1Gbps, and, this 150Mbps is typically 65Mbps, and, upload was only 14Mbps with wired connection. That is okay for now, as my neighbors hasn't piggyback the same signal from this cable yet.

    So, don't expect super fast but it is not slowing down as my review is still within the 1st month.

    And, the way they lay out the cable in the pre-existing, residential block is quite alarming.

    Anyone can go up to open the ceiling in the corridor, to cut their bundled wires. And, they just simply did not secure their reserved cable lines.

    And, I mentioned that their website is not secure. And, Their customer service is far below anyone's expectation cancelling the installation dates, and, not explaning anything solidly, and assuming a lot from the replies their other reps produced, but, NOT by the actual customer's.


    Now, my non-contract term termination is not honored and, although I submitted my request 5 days ago, no one is answering my request, but tossing around my request and discontinuing the chat windows at random. That is how they do the business.

    Will you join their faster speed no matter what? I have spoken, chatted, and called hours costing 30+ hours within the past 4 weeks. And, I spent over 250 pounds to buy materials to cover the cable and patch the mess. was it worth it? No, But, UK Internet broadband service is so limited, either you wait for more years or you get this now situation, in my case.

    I hope you get the better chance than my unfortunate experience with them, if you decide to proceed with them. Good luck!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LONDON
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Excellent customer service, everything was pre-installed in the building, had internet within minutes when I moved in. From time to time has some minimal IP resolving issues which can be ignored or bypassed by changing the DNS service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utterly disastrous service!!!
    So, here i am, writing a review about Hyperoptic company and their services. I've had my fibre optic installed on the 11th of December, all went went, just at the end the engineer said there was a switch missing inside their main cupboard unit. The infamous part took no more no less than 10 days to get replaced!!! Yesterday, the 21st of December, after calling them to ask why the internet wasn't running, i was told that it needs to be activated from their end, which will be on the evening, or the following day in the morning.
    As usual, the next day around lunch time, i called them up to see what's going on, just to be told that the switch that was installed isn't compatible with their equipment, and now another one has to be replaced with!!!
    All this time, since the 11th I've been paying a daily data fee to my mobile phone provider, as i am working from home and need internet.
    I know already that will take another at least a week for them to get that part replaced, then God knows what else will come up " not compatible" or broken down...i can see it already not having Internet until the New Year, with Christmas and all the holidays coming up now...
    Is this truly a decent service to be provided, to have to wait this long, then again be told it's still not running... I'd give it less than a star if i could, it's so utterly ridiculuous the level of service...
    Now, I'm sure someone from their company will probably reply with the usual standard" we're really sorry for what's happened, we do whatever we can and take our customer service seriously"...
    I ask you now: how will their answer, whichever that is, help me get my internet up and running? You tell me that!
    Instead of blind replying with standard, sugary, empty words, i'd seriously re-evaluate how their engineers work, what the issues they encounter that can be looked at so that it doesn't happen again...
    This is what I'd do:be practical!!! Stop the BS wording than anyone can throw around and do something physycally to action your issues, for a change!!!
    I'm sorry for all those that are usimg their services and say it's decent speeds and customer services...all i can review is based upon my experience, i hope I'd be the only one to have this happening to, but something tells me that this is how they run their services, which is an absolute joke, if you ask me...
    Knowing now that my holidays have been ruined with having no internet, I'll be looking at cancelling the contract and testing out another supplier of fibre broadband...hopefully not all of them would be so bad...or maybe they are??? Something to be seen...
    Happy holidays everyone, hope to get at some point next year my internet running with some sort of decent customer services...not asking for great service, if you noticed, just decent one...is it maybe too much to ask???
    I hope not..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Every year the same history!

    Yes, every year if you want to renew with these guys you better just CANCEL the service and become a NEW CLIENT. Trust me!

    This time I'm just shocked, I decided to try replying the renovation options email and I actually could get Jovana to agree with the "management" to give me 150Mbps for £25 a month (that's a £4 discount goodwill gesture that they applied on my account).

    After 2 weeks I decided to check if I could instead go with 250Mbps that is £3 extra a month. Do you know what the "management" said?

    "No Felipe, if you go with 250Mbps you will lose the £4 goodwill discount, which means you will have to pay £7 extra a month!"

    Yes, that's Hyperoptic but now I'm in a horrible situation, I have 12 months with them and will need to wait that to cancel it again and become a new customer and pay £20 a month for 150Mbps, or even less if you count the cashback with Quidco for example.

    CANCEL every year and become a NEW CLIENT, that's the only way to go with Hyperoptic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stratford upon Avon
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I was using Hyperoptic and was happy with the service. Speed and reliability were ok, but of cource there is always room for more, that's why I rated it four out of five stars.
    The reason why I am not satisfied is that after registering for the internet service I received an e-mail citing the details of my contract and the contract ending after 12 months. Anyway I was happy about it and that the contract would end automatically. This was a big mistake because Hyperoptic kept deducting money from my account by Direct Debit. I was only aware of this after three months because I had changed country for work reasons and it was only then that I checked my account. Customer service wrote to me that they had send an e-mail during the year telling me about changing terms and conditions and it was obviously then where they had written about this detail. Next time I will better check and read e-mails but I can only recommend to check this before you want to start using the service with Hyperoptic. All these contract details is clearly not in favour of the customer and everybody should be aware that when reading the date of a contract ending this my actually change after signing the contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband I have ever used, when a download starts it might be relatively quick (not overly so) it is intermittent and often takes a long time to ping through. My normal telephone broadband was much better. Certainly warn people to stay away unless the price it massively better and you arent worried about connectivity/speed too much!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid this company.

    The internet drops out all of the time, you speak to customer service who say the speed is fine. It does look fine when you use speedchecker etc. However when you need a constant stream (gaming), it drops down to 0-1 up and download speeds, only for a few seconds but enough to either disconnect or frustrate you.

    I am suprised they are getting away with advertising the speeds they do.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Richards
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Truly terrible. Intermittent and slow (when it works!) Currently have been 4 days without WiFi, when all other providers in my block of flats are ok. I work from home, so have had to sit in cafes to get internet to work for the past few days. No apology or compensation from customer service, and no commitment to a ‘fix date’. Have terminated my contract. Will never use again!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute joke of a service, line goes dead for a minute or two in the middle of meetings, several times, each day, everyday. They fix it for you over the phone and back to the same "service" the next day.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    Bunch of cowboys avoid. Installer was clueless, he didn't know which lines he was connecting. Unit was connected to the wrong power supply in the building, so the cabinet is constantly beeping. Good luck contacting customer services to resolve any complaint.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I moved into an apartment that hyperiotic supply to, called them up, the lady was pleasant and went through several options for me, I explained I may not be there for 12 months so she put on a promo so I would not have to pay any cancellation fees. Within 10 mins of the call my internet was up and running! In 6 months I’ve never had a problem, never needed to call them until I called to cancel as I was moving. Man I spoke to was nice and confirmed I had a promo on my account so no exit fee. Immediately got an e-mail to confirm the date my internet would stop and my account cancelled... no issues with them what so ever and the internet has worked perfectly!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Contacted Hyperoptic on 7th of May to order installation of Hyperoptic fibre service to my sons flat. We were given an installation date of 18th of May which seemed an eternity to a teenager without broadband but as we felt it was worth the wait we accepted.
    The Engineer turned up on the afternoon of the 18th and proceded to install the Hyperoptic fibre box. Once the installation inside the flat was complete, the Engineer announced that he could not activate the installation as there was no free port on the switch. On investigation it was clear that the previous visit by the same Engineer had determined that there was no space on the Switch - something that was confirmed by the factors who manage the property.
    My son called Hyperoptic who said they would give him a date for the switch upgrade and service activation on the following Monday (the 21st). Despite several calls (we are now at the 24th of May) Hyperoptic are unable to say when the service will be upgraded.
    Service is awful and the attitude of the staff on the service desk is the kind of world weary drone that gives the impression that they are heartily sick of hearing complaints.
    Do not use Hyperoptic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
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    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    My experience with hyperoptic has been nothing less than excellent. Because the previous tenant had left their hyperoptic modem in the apartment, I was literally up and running in five minutes. Best broadband (Fibreoptic) experience I have ever had.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    NW London, UK
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Tl;DR: Don't fall for the 1Gbps marketing. Or any of the "faster speed" marketing on their media. Just another average provider, they just stretch the facts more than usual.

    Being honest, if you only need an average connection and northing out of the ordinary - just like with Virgin, BT, SKY, Talk Talk and others - and DON'T need the speed that they advertise you may be just fine. Just like any other average connection.

    But if you're choosing them for the "fibre to the property" and the "over 12x faster than the UK average", don't step any further.

    For emails and ocasional netflix/YouTube it's okay, but if you happen to work from home and make regular video conference calls/meetings, or work with heavy files, or stream 4k video, etc., manage your expectations and proceed with caution (or broaden your search).

    I have been a Hyperoptic client for about 14 months now. Got the 1Gbps from day 1 and according to Hyperoptic own tests my speed is less than 500mbps download - tests performed by their own engineers are attached.

    After months with back and forth, several tests on my end and many visits from their engineers (with loooong waiting times for responses and huge lack of communication in between themselves) they are now just offering me to downgrade, as they can't deliver on what they sold.

    Yep, so all that competitive advantage marketed all over their media that made me choose them over Virgin is out of the window. And they don't really seem to care.

    For the record, I have spoken with other people in the same building and many others are going through the same issue, but Hyperoptic is never clear about that, nor has provided with any idea on when the issue will be resolved.

    The way they also handled the whole low-speed complaint was very unprofessional, with one of the engineers even trying to convince me that under 500mbps on a 1gbps connection was "very good".

    Overall I see huge potential in the company and hope they improve very soon, but right now what I can see is that they're overpromising and underdelivering. It's a petty.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    I had Darien come set up my internet broadband and he was really helpful and precise and got the work done easily without creating a mess.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've go 100 mps but it is hardly 17 mps.
    the router is pretty weak, both in range and speed.
    Speed frequently drops. It is temperamental with some websites.
    and customer service is basically there to justify the bad service, taking advantages of what you don't know and misunderstandings.
    Highly NOT recommended.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brodie
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Customer service is absolutely appalling I moved into an apartment where hyperoptic was already provided so I rang to see if it was more beneficial to go with them than wait three weeks for wifi to be fitted.. I was informed when I took out this contract that they only provided a year long contract when I needed 9 months I was explained that the cancellation fee would only be £25 but was offered a good deal so I decided to go ahead and pay a cancellation fee when I left! I rang today to cancel my contract where I told the cancellation fee was now £50! When my contract only had £66 left to pay. I explained I was told £25 previously so they listened to my first recording and found that it was £25 however they insisted I had to pay £50 or move the contract which I am unable to do. The worst customer service I have ever received asked to speak to the manager and was informed that wouldn't be possible. Would never use hyperoptic again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gateshead
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Firstly, we have heard great things about HyperOptic hence why we chose this when we moved to our new property. We purchased our package on the 21/12/2017 for an appointment a week later. I waited in the property all afternoon on my day off and no one turned up.
    When it got to 5pm I contacted HyperOptic as I hadn’t heard from anyone. When I got through I was told we did not have an appointment and it had been a mistake that we had been allowed to book this online.

    The person I spoke to at HyperOptic re booked us in for 8th January 2018. This is 18 days later than we were hoping therefore we have now had to purchase 1 month of BT Wifi for £39 as we require internet for work.
    Due to work commitments we are now having to pay a relative to take a day off work to wait in our flat for the installation. So this whole experience has cost us £100 and hyperoptic have offered us £10 compensation!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barking
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I on the internet plan provided by the property owner which is a guaranteed 5Mbps line. I have been experiencing poor internet speed during night and weekends. I tried explaining Customer care for the past 5 days almost calling them everyday and no action has been taken on my problem yet. First day one customer care person said there is an IP allocation issue with my connection, second day they said they wanted to investigate further and after that every time I call them they have been saying Network team has confirmed there is no issues with my connection. They have been saying me to upgrade and get better service, not sure what difference that is going to make. In my view, it says you pay more for better service.

    My internet completely drops where I am not even able to load google.com on wired laptop after 9PM everyday and on Sundays. I have been mailing Hyperoptic on this issue for close to one month now and no action has been taken. Every time I mailed them a new ticket has been assigned but no action has been taken so far and I am seriously annoyed & disappointed with the service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Not reliable, falls out all the time and some of the worst customer service I have experience anywhere for any product. They wanted 30 days prior notice before my contract ended even though my contract was a 1-year contract, which forced me to pay for almost a full month. On top of the rudeness I encountered, they wanted to claim an early cancellation fee, cannot believe how people stick up with this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Croydon
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Best ISP I ever had! Speed is always amazing, reliability as well. Customer service is also incredible, I just raised a support ticket this morning and my issue has been already resolved. Amazing company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Around August 2017 I signed up for hyperoptic, after tolerating Sky for the past few years. Sky broadband used to experience breaks in connectivity throughout the day, and was often affected by weather. Customer service took forever and it was an utterly disgusting service.

    Paying around £20 a month plus £50 off through referral, my 2 bedroom flat is using the cheapest deal that hyperoptic provides cuz we are broke students...however it has not disappointed once. No hidden fees AT ALL. Other than for installation (which was fast and free), I have never needed to call customer services as there have been no issues at all for the past year.

    Will definitely recommend to everyone!

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