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 124 customer ratings since 2020-05-14 (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 20 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    London Strata
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    An absolutely disappointing service. I got into a contract with them only 3 days ago and woke up today to find no internet and it has happened for the 4th time in 3 days. The guys on the phone could not fix it and need an engineer to visit. I am a working professional and the only times they have available is during business hours for an engineer to visit - that is 9-5 and are providing no flexibility with that.
    I will not recommend this to anyone else - go for more established names instead. I am getting put of the contract since I am still in the 30 day “test phase”. Imagine what would have happened once out of the 1 month period.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for 12 months and about to renew for a further 12. Service has been brilliant for the entire contract. Had 150mbps and the speed has remained at that for the whole contract. Had to speak to customer service once due to a fault light flashing on the router, within minutes they upgraded my router to their newest version and sent it out free of charge the next working day.

    Considering upgrading to 1 gig speed for the next 12 months.

    Highly recommend
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Romford
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The customer service I experienced with Hyperoptic was very nice. I have never called, only used their chat service. I have never had to wait for than 2 minutes for someone to chat to. The only times I had to get in touch was to set up the account and at the end of the 12 month period. Very helpful staff. Even the engineer who came to install the socket was helpful and courteous.

    I started with the 1GB account, but only got 270Mbps. There was something wrong with the line. I then changed to the 30mbps one (which was enough for me). One an average, I would get 20-25mbps.

    If you are debating on using them, I highly recommend using them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Service started out great, brilliant support all the way through the contract, but then...

    I found out they signed me up for a 12-month contract for £67 per month right before I was due to move out.

    Based on their site £64 is pay as you go 1GB service, and 12-month contract appears to be £46 per month.

    I discussed this with their management and they advised that this was a contract I signed, my question is why would you give me the worst possible option (doesn't sound very customer-centric to me).

    So it sounds like they screwed me from the start. Safe to say I would not be recommending these guys any time soon.

    Luckily I only had about 2 months left in the contract as I had to move out of the property I was renting, so I ended up paying for the remainder 2 months.

    So, I worked out that the lifetime value of a customer for Hyperoptic is around £128. I would have been happy to take them to my new place, but since they were such (expletive here) at the end I have chosen to stay well clear of them.

    Just a word of caution to everyone else looking to sign up.
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst internet connection ever. I find the 1GB Fibre connection to be slower than my mobile phone 4G signal. I have to take my devices off the WiFi to get anything to load. Tethering my laptop connection from my mobile phone as I type. Can't wait to cancel the contract.

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