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
    3.4 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.6 stars
  • Speed
    3.4 stars
  • Reliability
    3.4 stars

Based on 132 customer ratings since 2018-12-15 (Show all time ratings)

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146 Customer Reviews for Hyperoptic

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Stay away. In years I didn't have such problems with broadband as with Hyperoptic. Exctremely slow, not working at all at many times. I complained dozens of times over the phone and through tickets. Tickets - no responses for days. This is the worst internet service that I have had for last 10 years at least
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London, SE16 Hyperoptic  
My site was listed as ready for installation so I booked an appointment for a Tuesday morning. The engineer arrived, told me the site want actually ready yet and left. I phoned hypertopic who assured me the site would be ready for installation by the following Monday and so booked me another appointment. This time the engineer came and left without informing me and it was up to me yet again to call up to see what is going on. I'm now told that they don't know when the site will be ready.

Additionally, the customer service is terrible. Be prepared to wait for 20 minutes on hold only to get through to someone who has to then put you back on hold whilst they put you through to the team who can handle your question. This time however you won't get through to anyone, instead you will be put through to their automated answerphone service after which the call will promptly disconnect.
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    1 star
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London Hyperoptic  
Horrible service, wifi hasnt been working for 2 months now, still paying for it! An engineer came to fix it but said he had to leave as he had to have more time. Really dfficult to book an appointment if you work on weekdays. Customer support is horrible, minimum 20 minutes waiting time before a reply. Do not recommend
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Queensway Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Nottingham Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
South London Hyperoptic  
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!
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
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!
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    1 star
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London Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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London Hyperoptic  
Very poor customer service. They have cancelled two appointments. The call centre don’t care. Thought BT were bad but this company has shocking service and appalling attitude.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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London Hyperoptic  
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!
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    1 star
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    1 star
Gateshead Hyperoptic  
Without doubt the worst company I have ever had to deal with (I'm 68 BTW). No warning on works when the internet drops so no internet, no phone, and no mobile (my signal comes through the router). Repetitive replies to emails. Been with them for 4 years and wish I had never bothered. Have just renewed contract, against my better judgement. They have taken off my free UK calls but are still charging me the same price per month. I am now on my 4th email to them but to no avail. As somebody else here mentioned, all the customer services staff I have dealt with have Eastern European names. Any company that hires almost exclusively eastern Europeans are obviously trying to do everything on the cheap.
When I first started with Hyperoptic I had to send and receive over 40 emails just to get it up and running with a working phone. They even messed up my desire to keep my old BT number.
Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Acton, London Hyperoptic  
I moved into a new build in August, Hyperoptic had made a huge song and dance about how good their service was and that it would be available any day now.

At the end of August there was still no service available, but they kept saying it was only a week away, at the end of September they were still saying it was only a week away. Now in mid-October they have changed the service availability to "It won't be available this year, we expect it to go live between March and June 2020."

So instead I've gone with BT Ultrafast (300Mbps), I signed up on Tuesday, the service went live today (Friday). Other providers were available as well, pretty much all apart from Virgin unfortunately (not a cabled area). So BT have managed in two days what Hyperoptic are unable to manage in three months and appear to need another nine months to do.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Hyperoptic  
Really bad experience. Line drops constantly, forget downloading big files. Infantile customer service. I expalined that 10 other people in Airpoint building in bristol where on facebook group complaining about the same issues when all they could think of to say was to turn my computer on and off again. Complete cretins. Do not use.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
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    1 star
Bristol - Airpint Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Glasgow Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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Hyperoptic  
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.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Glasgow Hyperoptic  
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!
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    1 star
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    1 star
Richards Hyperoptic  
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!
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    1 star
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    1 star
Cardiff Bay Hyperoptic  
I have had Hyperoptic 100mb package for a week now and absolutely no problems at all to report. Speed tests carried out and achieving a steady download/upload speeds of 98.9 mbs wired, awesome stuff!! I Don't know whether some of the reviews on here are building specific, or there are other underlying issues in the configurations relating to the problems mentioned. Personally I only use wifi for phones and tablets so I can't comment on this but wifi is always flawed with interference in flat complexes. I changed my router though to channel No 6 on the router and I have no speed issues over wifi. We had some installation issues originally but a bit of patience and everything was sorted out . At the moment I have nothing but good things to say about the company and product installed.
London Hyperoptic  
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!
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Hyperoptic  
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 *
Croydon Hyperoptic  
I was very disappointed when, after the purchase, I discovered that what was written in the pamphlet I received at home was a lie. It is written FREE same day activaction but on the next page after payment I discovered that I had space to schedule only 8 days later. I entered the chat and after explaining everything the maximum that was granted to me was a change for 7 days later. A lie to sell.
Liverpool Hyperoptic  
DO NOT and I REPEAT FOR YOU AGAIN, DO NOT SIGN A CONTRACT WITH HYPEROPTIC. The internet drops out all of the time.
London Hyperoptic  
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.
Hyperoptic  
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