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
    3.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.9 stars
  • Speed
    3.9 stars
  • Reliability
    3.9 stars

Based on 140 customer ratings since 2019-10-23 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

177 Customer Reviews for Hyperoptic

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We had it for ten hours. Worked fine at the start. Then it didn't even come on. Called customers service team. They told us seven different things. Didn't even try to help. Just a big con. I cancelled my sky but I don't mind joining up again. We got 3.1 mpbs from sky but at least it works. Just stick to the providers you know these people are a joke. When I asked for help the guy said it's three of my devices. One I can understand but all three. Then tries to charge us £30 to come have a look when they set it up on the same day! HONESTLY just never again. I'd give it zero only thing good about it was the instalation thanks Andrew.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Sheffield 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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow Hyperoptic  
Unfortunately my first week with Hyperoptic was plagued with problems - the phone line didn't work and could only be reset on their end, then the fibre optic line was damaged near Cardiff leading to an entire day without internet, then the service stopped suddenly tonight a whole day after their planned engineering works (with no mention of this extra work!)
I was with Sky before and even if I didn't have fibre optic, I only had 2 minor issues in 5 years with them.
Maybe it was just an unluckily bad week but I can't risk this happening again and have cancelled within 30 days. The tech team are friendly though.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Cardiff Hyperoptic  
really surprised to see such negative comments, but i can only assume it was whilst the company were still getting established. Phone support was great when inquiring about signing up, installation was quick and easy - guy was on time and called the day before to confirm, as well as text around an hour before arrival. Sweeped up his mess without needing to be asked.
I'm only paying for the 100mB speed - get ~50 on average at peak time, 80Mb during the day. You'll never get the full speeds advertised, but soo much better than the other providers available in the area (have had 3 previous, some speeds were as little as 1mB!).
So far so good - hope it continues.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Hyperoptic  
Love the speed, HATE THE HARDWARE!

I have been with Hyperoptic a month. I'm on the 100Mbps package.

The installation was lightning quick, within a week, despite having run into problems at their first attempt (2 days after ordering). They sent round a senior engineer to resolve the issue. I was connected within an hour of the installation being completed.

The speeds are consistently high (normally around 95Mbps download, 75Mpbs upload when tested on speedtest.net), and I'm not experiencing any service drop outs. It's noticeably faster than my previous BT connection.

The only problem is the router provided. It is a single band router (2.4GHz only). Since Hyperoptic only services large developments, this means there will be lots of competition for bandwidth and wireless channels. As a consequence, despite having 100Mbps available when wired, wireless was only achieving 8-10Mbps in most areas of the flat. The BT router was much better in that respect.

Luckily, I had another top of the line ASUS router in the cupboard. I ditched the Hyperoptic one and used my own. Now everything is fine.

So, in summary, if you crave high speed wifi, then you will need your own dual band router.

Also, make sure it is highly configurable, especially on the WAN port which you will need to configure manually. I can recommend the ASUS RT-AC68U, but that is a fairly expensive option at the moment.

If you are always wired to your router, then this will not be a problem. The Hyperoptic router is 1GBPS when wired, so more than fast enough for home networking.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Southwark, London Hyperoptic  
Hyperoptic was in my building for some time before I took the leap of faith to give them a go. I checked a few review sites and read on their Twitter feed about a 30 day satisfaction promise so went ahead and ordered. It took a few mins, the longest part of the order process was me trying to work out if I wanted 20MB or 100MB speed! Anyway, I ordered, booked my install online and one of their engineers turned up a few days later. The install took about 45 mins, he cleaned up afterwards and left once I was online. O.M.G it's difficult to explain how fast the service is. I went for 100MB and am so glad. I can work, play and entertain without any issues - I did have some issue with the wifi but one call to customer service and I was sorted. The guys on the phone are, how can I put it? Geeks. They genuinely know how to help and are friendly too. My advice is to give them a go and make up your own mind and if you don't like it, cancel in 30 days. Thanks Hyperoptic!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
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  
DISGUSTING COMPANY!
Have had the 1gbit for over a year. In the beginning I was daily in contact with the tech support because I never got the speed I was paying for. After a lot of adjustments I reached a stable speed of 600-700 mbps and I could not be bothered to keep nagging them. The service was a bit jumpy in speeds throughout my period with them.

What makes them stand out however, in sense of WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM HYPEROPTIC: their customerservice, treatment of customers and provided service. There are few places you can find a faster line, but IF you can I would pick anyone over hyperoptic! It's a bunch of eastern european scammers. Stick with you household names such as Virgin or I guess even BT and SKY are better than this ridiculousness!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Hyperoptic  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Barking Hyperoptic  
I have paid for 100 MB Broadband. I normally get only 30-40 MB on wireless. It sometimes drop till 1 MB as well. I have complained about the same and they told me it is due to traffic in the building and non connected devices causing the problem. Router is near my Living room and I am not sure if devices not connected then jow much bandwidth they can take
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Croydon Hyperoptic  
Disgusting service , engineers were unqualified and were rude and a complete shambles , it took 6 months for installation of router and the connection is unreliable and pretty useless, don't get fooled with this service you're better off with BT or one of the named providers - this lot are a bunch of Cowboys ripping you off !!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
I requested Hyperoptic following an offer of "three months FREE then £22 per month". It took nearly six months to connect the service to my apartment. When my first bill came in Hyperoptic had taken £95 from my bank account. When asked to explain, Hyperoptic said the offer had finished and I was being charged for installation, a partial month payment and a month in advance, at £30 per month!
As well as lying Hyperoptic broadband is not discernibly faster that that of my previous provider. It also seems to freeze.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Leeds Hyperoptic  
Good unless it goes wrong. Installers were terrible, 0 customer service. Internet has just gone down, will take 2 weeks to get an engineer out. No Phone, No internet for 2 weeks.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Se16 Hyperoptic  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London Hyperoptic  
They installed their router in my flat 5 months ago and since then nothing happened. Service is still not live anywhere in the development. Apparently they encounter blockage over blockage whilst 5 months ago we were told that the building is live.
Maybe they get better reviews ones their services is usable but so far they are a complete fail. Who wants to wait 5 months for their broadband?!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
This, this is too fast. I LOVE IT!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Hyperoptic  
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