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 123 customer ratings since 2020-05-15 (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
    East London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've been a customer for 3 years now and in all that time I have only had one brief outage. Always hits the advertised speed over Ethernet, WiFi took full advantage of 1Gbps once I'd swapped the HyperHub for an Apple Airport Extreme. Great sevice.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Most incompetent service I have ever seen! 3 weeks and 3 scheduled "engineers" and the problem is still not fixed. Horrible customer service and stupid inefficient installation team will never use this service and highly recommend others to STAY AWAY!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Their engineers were in my building and told me to sign up online. So I did. I took a day off work and they installed my socket and router. At no point did they tell me the service wouldn't be live... until after they were done installing. The engineer tells me it won't be live yet and there would be a wait. He couldn't say how long - not even an hint. Customer service have no idea. So far it's been over a month. They still don't know. I see some poor soul on here has been waiting over 5 months.

    If there service is this bad before it's even live I'm thinking it'd be best for me to just cancel now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    speeds constantly down. have to phone up to fix it every time
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been using Hyperoptic for the past two years, after BT's wheezing offering sank to 128Kb/s. At first I used the 100Mb/s service, but I just upgraded to 1Gb/s, at which point they gave me a new 5GHz router. This is important, because while I get 850-900 Mb/s plugged directly into the Hyperoptic socket, this drops once you route the signal further away, depending on the link used.
    I just tested this using a Mac mini with a Broadcomm Gigabit network card in the room above the router.
    A 15m Cat7 Ethernet cable gives 350 Mb/s.
    5GHz Wi-Fi gives 320 Mb/s.
    Switching to 2.4 GHz, the speed drops to 40Mb/s!
    A 600 Mb/s Powerline link only manages 90 Mb/s.
    So the 5GHz Wi-Fi makes a big difference.
    Hyperoptic's customer service is light years ahead of BT's. They are responsive and polite.
    They don't help themselves with their glib information leaflets, which are light on real information. For example they say that "some older hardware may not be able to take full advantage of super fast speeds". What that actually means is that lots of even quite modern kit still ships with "Fast Ethernet" i.e. 100BASE-T network cards, limited to 100Mb/s, including many smart TVs, and a lot of laptops out there will still have this. You need kit with 1000BASE-T Gigabit network cards to consume this bandwidth. Hard to get used to the internet not being the bottleneck!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid this dreadful company. I attempted to give 30 days notice to cancel my account, however nobody answered their phone for 3 days. I ended up waiting 20 minutes on the phone on the third day of trying before giving up. I left a voice message for my call to be returned, yet nobody ever called me back. I also emailed requesting cancellation, which was replied to 3 DAYS later. They then had the cheek to try and charge me an extra month despite my attempts to cancel. They ever threatened me with debt collectors over a 13 pound bill. Their connect was poor with constant dropping in my apartment. I have advised numerous homeowners in my development to avoid this deceitful company. I regret the day that I chose the open an account with them. Avoid Avoid Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    This, this is too fast. I LOVE IT!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Islington
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The guys that came to repair the broadband were very very good. Polite, jovial and left a very pleasant taste.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Been a customer for 2 years time to renew my current package has gone up £4
    No loyalty discount and current situation our country is in with covid-19 and everyone losing their jobs just another worry to add to my list of things haven't got money to pay for #ShameOnYouHyperoptic
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hyperoptic 1Gb is probably the biggest scam in the broadband services market, don't fall for fit. The problem is not even with the speed. Once the connection is established you will get a speed up to 300 Mbps (wifi) or up to 900 Mbps (wired). But the problem is with establishing the connection. It takes ages to load the page! Lots of time the connection interrupts or drops, images not loading, thus producing the worst browsing experience you can imagine. My mobile internet has a better browsing experience than this. I don't recommend getting this and telling this as a programmer and IT professional. Very disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with hyperoptic for almost 3 years and I have to say it has been 3 fantastic years; great speed with only few occasional slowdowns, the customer service also quiet good; in one occasion I had an engineer on my doorstep within 1 hour and it was Saturday so well done. The only thing I don't like is the availability, hyperoptic is not your typical internet provider so don't miss the chance signing in if they are in your neighbourhood.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely worse customer service, took almost a month for activating my service and to your surprise, it has not been done at all YET. Emailed them, called them and chatted online with them and all I get is the constant changing of my activation dates, paid everything, asked for refund and denied and all I can do is wait for them to get my service. Definitely THINK TWICE IF WANTING TO GET THEIR SERVICE, keeping in mind the time and effort you needed to put in dealing with them even if their wifi speed is good!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Internet is good when it's available but constantly drops out and videos are left buffering, even with such a fast connection.

    Having to switch provider and getting a massive bill to cancel because they're not available. There's very little options and customer service isn't fantastic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    STAY AWAY from this awful company. Completely inconsiderate - when I initially ordered I've been asked to wait for 2.5 weeks for the next available installation date. Now they have cancelled my broadband installation one day before arranged installation date and rescheduled it another 2 weeks after without consulting me. I called them and explained that I've been living without internet for 3 weeks already to which they replied, there's nothing they can do, although it says on their website that they will prioritise for customers who don't have internet connection. I could've ordered with some other broadband provider if Hyperoptic were transparent and and would give me more notice before cancelling installation. I never felt so let down and frustrated by a service provider.
    Also it's apparent that they are cutting costs by outsourcing their customer services to Serbia with staff who's English is rather poor.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Roehampton
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Awesome Service, Great offers, worked within my budget, absolutely satisfied
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I don't understand all these negative reviews. We now have Hyperoptic for at least 5 years in our block of flats and I never heard of or experienced any downtime.

    Installation went without any issues and the engineer was polite and did a great job. He routed the cable nicely along with the ceiling, precisely to the point I wanted to have the router. Since then I buried the cable in the ceiling and extended the cable. Easy enough to do.

    Initially, we had the 100Mbit connection which was upgraded for free to a 150Mbit connection. While working from home and being reliant on a fast and stable connection I upgraded to the 500Mbit connection. I used the online chat to do that and it took literally a second and I had my 500 up and down. For this, you obviously have to connect via a cable. A lot of customers seem to complain that the wifi doesn't deliver the promised speeds but most computer wifi adapters max out (if you are lucky) at 300Mbit. If you are in a different room, forget to get full speeds. That's simply not possible. You could run cables and have multiple access points to achieve this.

    I also had an issue with the old first router as I wanted to assign more static IP addresses and they send me a new one immediately free of charge.

    Speed is as advertised and I get an incredible ping of 1ms. For the cost of now £35, this is a bargain.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The service itself is reasonably fast, but the router they supply has a poor connection with the result that the wifi cuts out frequently.

    Customer services has deteriorated greatly over a period of two years. They avoid answering questions, their responses are inconsistent and at times incomprehensible. Quite frustrating.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Buyer beware when you first get Hyperoptic you get the speed you pay for after a couple of weeks it drops by half when I ring customer service the guy trys to tell me im getting the spped I should be and must be something broken on my pc that's doing that I tell the guy dude I build and fx pc's for a living and I can tell you 1000% theres nothing in a computer that can reduce cable speed so he hung up on me ….ill stay for the year as its still better speed then I was getting before but if I see a better offer im gone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Purchased the 100MB from Hyperoptic. My downloads were running slow, after checking my speed it was only 26MB. I called Hyperoptic to be told I can only get 100MB if I use an Ethernet cable and not the wireless hub. No where on their website does it say this. The person who fitted it didn't mention it and neither did the sales rep. I cancelled my BT broadband and paid to get out of their contract early. Only to be mislead and sold wireless broadband from Hyperoptic which doesn't actually work unless via Ethernet. It would be interesting to know how many people have actually been sold this and have not checked their actual speed. I called Hyperoptic to complain and got nowhere.
    The following is my package details:

    100Mb download and upload speed
    Unlimited usage, no data limits
    No BT landline (line rental) required
    Consistent, fast speed
    Hyper-hub (wired & wireless) router
    24/7 customer support
    12 month contract

    In very very small print: Gbps speed is not achievable by a single device over wi-fi. If you are looking for a 1Gbps connection to a single device, a wired connection is required.

    However, this doesn't say you cannot achieve 100MB or anywhere near it unless connected to a wired connection.. Completely false advertising.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Be very careful if you are considering signing up to Hyperoptic. They are a bunch of amateurs, not real professionals. They are vastly increasing their network footprint without building in IPv6 infrastructure to the point where they have had to implement CGNAT. In practice, this means you have to share a public IP address with several other customers. This prevents you from connecting to your home network from elsewhere. It has also resulted in problems with unstable network speeds and inability to connect to certain websites.

    This morning I was unable to connect to the British Airways website despite being able to do so from my work network and from my mobile phone (on 4G). I called up customer services only to be told that this is a frequent issue because website providers sometimes block shared public IP addresses they do not recognise and that I would have to call up British Airways myself to resolve the issue. The other option I was given was to pay an extra £5 per month in order to have a static IP address. This is ludicrous. Surely it is the ISPs responsibility to resolve these issues and completely unacceptable that I should have to pay an extra £5 a month just to have the privilege of a working internet connection! Why should customers have to do their job for them?!

    In summary: dreadful customer service. Poor network infrastructure and the bosses are clearly only interested in making money and don't give a toss about their customers. I wish I had stuck with my Sky Pro ADSL connection. It might be slower but at least I know it is reliable and actually works.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    LIARS - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. If I could give zero stars I would. Twice booked an installation with them, they confirmed they would be able to install it in my flat and told me they had installed it in my neighbours' flat (I have pictures of messages confirming this), engineer arrived and said it couldn't be installed. One of them is lying. Terrible company. AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    INACTIVE SERVICE two weeks after Installation

    [4th August day 12 post-installation] No signs of service activation. It seems like the customer service is trying to calm frustrated customers by making empty promises that they genuinely don't mean to make, while reluctantly liaising with the main culprit i.e. the technical team that lags behind on the technical troubleshooting. I empathise that the customer service staffs for not being able to control what is going on the technical side. But I am still leaving one star because there are apparently serious problems within Hyperoptic that a broadband service remains inactive for almost two weeks after the installation.

    [29/7 day 6 post-installation] - Absolutely no improvement has been made so far. While actively keeping me posted, the customer service still pushing the other internal teams to resolve the problem. Rating dropped to 2 stars for the ineffectiveness of the internal team.

    [27/7 day 4 post-installation] - [Reply] Thanks for your quick response on here, I am afraid that was what has been promised over the past four days, but absolutely no improvement has been made so far. I haven't received any updates from the advanced technical team to fix the problem.

    Received a phone call from the customer service team right after the previous reply. The customer service staff Ognjen is acting professionally and positively. The customer team surely demonstrated effort to track this issue. They mentioned the issue has been cascaded to a specific team that is still trying to come up with the solution. I have raised the rating to 3 stars from 1 star for the customer service for now.

    [26/7 day 3 post-installation] - After three days the internet is still inactive. I tried to phone the customer service several time and apparently there weren't much they can do apart from raising it to the advanced technical team which is still MIA up until now.

    [23/7 Hyperoptic installation day] - Engineer came to install and claimed that service will be active in 24 hours.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff Bay
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    The first engineer decided to take the most visible route for the cable and drilled a hole 1/3 of the way down a wall to take it into the cupboard - despite having a skirting board available to follow. He also left a mess and didn't even say he had finished. Hyperoptic said they would send a different fitter who didn't turn up and no contact from hyperoptic. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    100mb package.
    Been connected for just over 2 months.

    The promises made:
    No more dropping out;
    Very fast speeds.

    What we got:

    Constant drop-outs. And I mean constant. What's caused me to leave this review is the fact -- yet again -- my internet connection has dropped 4 times in the past 5 minutes. This is not a rare occurrence; it happens frequently every day.

    The speeds are fine -- does everything I want it to do. Not 'amazed' by the speeds by any means.

    Installation was a bit of a shambles.

    Customer support aren't able to help to get a stable internet connection.

    I left PlusNet as they had a habit of dropping out for long periods of time. Hyperoptic's advertising promised an end to that. But they're just as bad. Scratch that, they're worse. I'm seriously considering paying off my contract and going back to a mainstream provider.

    Would not recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bromley
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Awful and useless customer service. Their speed and reliability is quite good though. But if you need to get in touch with their customer service department, they are pretty much unhelpful and useless.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Maidenhead, Berkshire
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    We have been with Hyperopic for 8 months, and have not had a single problem with the service.

    We had so many issues with Sky broadband, from extremely low speeds to consistent connection loss.

    We called Hyperoptic after confirmation they are available to our building. The woman we spoke to booked installation for the same day our Sky Broadband would be disconnected, and confirmed there would be no installation fee, as there was an offer online that we just missed, but she was happy to honor it.

    Installation went smoothly, and service was up and running perfectly.
    We receive emails letting us know when they will do maintenance, but that is during early hours of the morning (5-6).
    We are on the 150mb packag, and it has never dropped below that download and upload speed.

    I would highly recommend Hyperoptic to anyone who can get it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Couldn't ask for more! Amazing speed (I have the 1GB option), No downtime for me in the last 6months & was quick and easy to set up l.
    Only improvement would be to supply a better router - you can't get the most out of the 1Gb service with the router they supply
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Croydon
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    Hyper optic is the worst broadband provider , i've been with in the last 15 years. Their billing and payment resolution in next to nothing , compared to other providers. You cannot transfer their services elsewhere and if you talk to them about it they were rude and threaten you with debt collection.

    * If you are a tenant and not a homeowner be wary as you will be stung by a bill when you move out of your property *
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I suppose Hyperoptic may provide great service, but I never managed to get past the equipment installation phase. After a three week wait, an engineer came in to instal the equipment. He failed to complete the job on the day and said that Hyperoptic would send someone within two days. A two day delay did not seem not ideal, but was quite acceptable. However, when I called Hyperoptic the next day to enquire about the appointment to complete the installation, I was told that the next available slot was in two weeks. So, effectively, Hyperoptic put me at the end of the queue. Even if my experience is an exception, it still shows the poor quality of customer services at Hyperoptic.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I made the mistake of simply cancelling the direct debit because it was unclear how to cancel my service with them. They didn't email me to say until the account had racked up two months of unpaid bills. The cancellation process took multiple days of email transactions all whilst I'm paying a pro rata fee for the extra Internet and I had to pay these bills and a £10 reactivation fee just so that I could wait another month to cancel my account (and pay for this month of unused Internet).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    contracted with Hyperoptic because the Fibre was already installed within the area of the Flat. The installation man arrived promptly on time and was shown the location where the Hub was to be installed. This location had power, the telephone connection and a CAT 6 cable. The distance from the front door (Where the Fibre was available) to the position of the hub is 4 metres. The installation engineer informed me that he would only install the Hub above the door and that the cables of power, Telephone and Cat 6 wold need to be run around the wall and connected to the Hub. He would not budge from this, and he was informed that the flat had recently been refurbished at much expense and that I did not think that running cables around the wall was in keeping with my requirements. He was informed that the ceiling was dropped with a cavity that could be used for the cables. The engineer was not interested and the installation had to be done his way or not at all.. He informed me that I could get somebody else to hide the cables in the ceiling WE parted company and cancelled the installation, It seems that Hyperoptic do not care for customers wishes - Maybe I have been lucky as the support from Hyperoptic gets a very low score on the reviews.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If there is 0 I would award it!!! Sooooo slow… the upload is around 500-800 Kbps which makes opening websites and video conferencing a nightmare!!!! Even on the chipset package you’ll expect a proper online experience. My mobile internet is better..... don’t let me start on the coverage- we have internet only in the room the router is and then the connection is keep on dropping off. Working from home is almost impossible!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would highly recommend that you -*avoid*- this company.

    1) I phoned up in July 2017 to book an installation. One was scheduled for two weeks later.

    2) The day before installation, I received a confirmation text in the morning. In the evening I received a phone call saying that my installation had been cancelled with no reason given.

    3) I phoned up a few days later to ask what the issue was. Apparently there was a dispute between Hyperoptic and the Building Management.

    4) A few weeks later the dispute has been resolved and I am asked to rebook the installation. This was scheduled for three weeks later (as no earlier slot was available).

    5) Saturday 2nd September 2017: I was told that the engineer would phone 30 minutes before arriving to confirm the appointment. This did not happen, but at least he turned up.

    6) The engineer could not turn on the internet because the building management offices were closed (as it was Saturday). Hyperoptic know that the offices are closed on Saturdays because they do installations all the time in my building. Why did they book the installation for a Saturday then?

    The engineer said he would phone me back later that day to rearrange.

    7) No phone call back. I call Hyperoptic on Sunday - they say they will phone me back.

    8) No phone call back. I call Hyperoptic again on Wednesday - they rearrange the engineer to come back on Thursday. I confirm that I will not be in the apartment - Hyperoptic say this is fine.

    9) On Thursday I receive two answer phone messages asking if I am in the apartment. After four long phone calls to different people at Hyperoptic it turns out I do need to be in the apartment. An engineer is scheduled for Friday.

    At this point I accept that I may never have internet and that Hyperopic has no communication between departments.

    10) On Friday, the engineer is meant to come between 9 and 12. At 12 I ring up Hyperoptic asking where the engineer is - they say he will be there in 30 minutes.

    At 1pm, I phone up again. They say he will be there soon.

    At 1.20pm I receive a phone call saying that the engineer is on his way.

    At 1.40pm I receive a phone call saying the engineer is lost.

    At 2.20pm the engineer arrives. An apology for the lateness would have been nice at this point.

    At 2.26 I am told that the original installation did not work and it will have to be re-done. I am so bored of Hyperoptic by this point.

    The only available slot is in 7 days' time.

    All I want is some internet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Rubbish service. I moved into a flat that already had the router and presumably it was a quick get started pack. None of this happened. Router not connecting, several phone calls to check what I had already checked. When I had an engineer coming he only phoned once- I had popped out of the flat and only missed him. When I called him back he was rude and dismissive. Unacceptable. Contract cancelled. Worst service to date having tried different providers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Rubbish service. I moved into a flat that already had the router and presumably it was a quick get started pack. None of this happened. Router not connecting, several phone calls to check what I had already checked. When I had an engineer coming he only phoned once- I had popped out of the flat and only missed him. When I called him back he was rude and dismissive. Unacceptable. Contract cancelled. Worst service to date having tried different providers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brum
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    If you have problems with the connection getting slow after a while, it's probably the router. These things have to do an incredible amount of work (thing of massive Cisco routers in big organizations) and this one is just not up to the task. Not just this one: most of the consumer routers that are around today are rubbish (Netgear being the worst, Asus the best).
    So, if it happens to you, try the usual M$ remedy: stop and restart. Don't do it by pulling the plug, though. Connect to your router via its web interface (http: //192.168.1.1), login as Administrator with username=admin and the password you find on the bottom of the box the router came in. Click on "Login", select TOOLS from the top menu, click on "Restart system" on the left and, finally, click on the "Restart system button". Give it 2/3 minutes to restart.
    Apart from this, Hyperoptic is top-notch.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    E14 London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been waiting for a router to be delivered to me for over 2 weeks now.
    I was told that the router was returned by Royal Mail twice, without anyone knocking on my door because I have been home the whole time.

    When I called last week I was told by a customer service agent that an engineer was going to deliver it to my house on Monday, 17 Aug. This didn't happen.
    I called again on the 17th, and an agent told me that they were going to check what happened with the engineer & delivery, and I haven't received any feedback on this.

    I called again on the 18th to check whats happening, the agent I spoke to told me that it's not possible for an engineer to make deliveries and this can only go through royal mail.
    I'm very annoyed at this point because I've been in desperate need of the router since I need internet to do my work with all this working from home.
    I don't understand why I would be promised that an engineer was going to deliver if that's not something that the entity does.

    I even offered to fetch my router from wherever the company is ordering from, because I know with my situation I cannot keep waiting for all this back and forth.

    Can someone make sure that I receive my router as a matter of yesterday, and can agents share information with each other so I wont have to narrate this story every time I call.

    I have lost all confidence in all this royal mail story because I specifically asked to fetch the router myself, I dont know why this is an issue.

    I cannot keep waiting more weeks for this
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely the worst experience I've had with ISP; Both the customer and technical support were poor (their diagnostics completely failed to identify my poor connection speeds), the reliability is hit and miss and the claimed speeds only exist on paper. Overpriced and, because their scope of service is quite limited, you're likely to be hit with a big termination fee if you decide to move house. Stick with the usual suspects (BT, Sky, VM etc.)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We've been with all the big players in the game (e.g. BT, Sky, VM etc) and Hyperoptic is undoubtedly the worst experience I've had. Terrible, terrible service all around. Avoid them at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton Marina
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Connected at time and date as booked. Neatly done.Worked first time. Wi-fi runs at 76mg consistently

    Had a small issue with first invoice. One phone call -sorted. BT watch and learn.

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