italk 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 italk.

Recent Customer Ratings for italk

  • Satisfaction
    2.3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.5 stars
  • Speed
    2.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.1 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2018-11-28 (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.

31 Customer Reviews for italk

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
Get service. No surprise Bill to pay . Better speed than sky full service because they slow the speed down and claim it at the fastest.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Buckley italk  
My mother has this provider. It's pretty good the only thing that is annoying is no engineers come out and you have to do it all yourself. I'm amazed no ones bothered to review this company.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Runcorn italk  
After being with it all for over a year I decided to switch providers due to my connection frequently going off. When I tried to resolve this with the company I was told I needed to prove this by going onto a laptop even though they were able to tell me several dates that it failed from their computer. After informing them I was switching due to their failure I was told I would still have to pay for the service due to being in a contract with them.
Would definitely recommend to stay clear of this broadband provider
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester italk  
iTalk is a big mistake in fact I regret ever signing up with them very quick to sniff life out if you if you missed payment but never admitted to rectify your problem when you are having one...very stupid and useless company...Bad market
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Birmingham italk  
Luckily I am nearing the end of my contract and will avoid ever renewing it.I have never achieved more than half of the promised speed and upload speed most of the time is hardly registering.It is continually dropping out and almost unusable with an iPad.After hours of waiting to contact customer service the cost of trying to break the contract four months early was ridiculous and compared to other providers the cost of an alternative a faster service was to expensive..With what was promised when I initially signed up for this contract and what was supplied there is no way I would ever contemplate staying with them even if the price was acceptable.My main use was for very low for a security camera which is continually dropping out and then failing to reconnect because of the poor signal.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
poole italk  
Can honestly say these guys are the worst provider i have ever dealt with, was with them for 8 months and over those 8 months i can say collectively i had about 1 months internet. Its laughable once i phoned up to say the internet is working but not the phone and a manager who i was talking to said she was suprised i had internet because on her side it showing as being down. There was never a period for a day where i could say i had full coverage after months of complaining and sending emails and being dealt with by 2 different manager its the worst providers. Dont get me wrong the customer service wasn't terrible just internet and phone service is diabolical. What upset me the most is i cancelled my service and they have the cheek to send it over to debt collectors saying i owe them
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
WOLVERHAMPTON italk  
Do not go with them. You will regret it. They tell you different things, The internet is super slow and when you cancel it and provide proof they tell you nonsense on the phone but don't actually do it. We have complained several times every time they tell you different things and after months not being with them they still charge you and on the phone says that is not even your last bill. We only been with them for 2 weeks and didn't receive the fast internet we paid for. You will be blocked from our credit card.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London italk  
Lucky to get one star! Despicable company. Not received my box as was rushed into hozzy. Got let out after a while but they won't give me a refund. Apparently I should have let them know I was going hozzy. How could I?!!! I got offered a month free on my contract! Topping it off they're trying to charge me for an early exit fee... Absolutely ridiculous. Stay well clear. People will soon know what a useless company this is. All I want is what I am owed!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Penwortham preston italk  
This board band is the worst experience from a company I've experienced even when I had sky with a faulty wire it worked better they're utter garbage
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Usa italk  
Don’t waste any time with them because sure as hell they will waste yours...

All that’s going to happen is they will give you a dsl, but that’s all you’ll get. Aside from the bills and and the multiple problems that come with signing up with them.

You will get the dsl because once they get that going they count it as being connected or live and from that day on if not the months leading up to it will be a living hell.

P.s they put you live to enter you into a contract but you won’t get internet. Just a load of bills and a 150 quid call out fee only planned by them. And a disconnection fee for a connection you’ve never had.

I dare you go with Italk. It would be the worst mistake your life!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Manchester italk  
Absolutely disgusting receiving a bill for charges when I haven’t got your internet at my property where I’ve moved to your quick enough to send bills out but not responding to customers your company is disgusting
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kenilworth italk  
If it seems to be good tobe true then it likely is too be good to be true.
I thought i bagged a good deal with fast fibre broadband, but oh no,this is THE most incompetent broadband company.
Customer service staff are miserable and it really does come across they are working from home because some of them answer the phone like you've interrupted them.
Processing is a joke. Today i received a letter for £65 bill for early termination of contract. This transpired whilst in my cooling off period and their diabolical service, i was shopped around for another quote. I told iTalk they then offered me a good deal and rectified the issues.
I believed what i was told and subsequently cancelled the other service a month ago. iTalk then said they are UNABLE to cancel it their end so instead of dealing with the technical issue they have sent me a bill.
Logic? None
I phoned customer service twice today. Nobody can tell me the timescale for a call back.
As soon as my contract ends i shall NOT be renewing it with iTALK. I may well have to pay more to another provider but iTALK are driving me insane!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
East Anglia italk  
Very dissapointed miss sold broadband and upgraded to fiber always cutting off for no reason even when I use Netflix, wanting to cancel to be told I would have to pay out of my contract July 2021 absolute disgrace internet switches off when my landline rings seriously taking legal advice
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester italk  
This company have no communication between each other, if you have to ring them on your house phone they charge you as they did me, fifteen pounds for ringing my own internet company is disgusting, I tried to complain, as at one stage I had to ring them, they kept me on hold, put me through to wrong departments and then charged me four pounds for the call, I rang and complained and got told that the person in charge was not moving from the charges they still stand. This company, has really bad customer service
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Notts italk  
Avoid at all costs, I have received repeated threats to take me to court, I refuse to pay for a service that was rubbish( putting it very politely) I repeatedly tried to cancel before the end of the cooling off time, and every time they fobbed me off until I was tied into a contract, I didn’t break the contract they did when not one person in my house could receive internet connection, vile customer service and no offer of resolve, they tried to get me to pay for another package, please do not use this company, they take hours to answer calls until you cancel and then all of a sudden they constantly answer you
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Derbyshire italk  
Omg worst company ever thay charge you for all different things that you never even ask for set direct debits up when your card is off the sistem do not go with this company worst thing I did.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Thornton-Cleveleys italk  
Absolute awful company I so would not recommend this company they tried to £218 for 1 late payment and a engineer appointment when a engineer didn't even turn up, tried to take money out of my account every other day, rang them up talked to them about a payment plan they agreed but still tried to take money out of my account so rang back up they agreed to take my card off there system and still tried to take money out of my account even though they said they had taken my card of there system so they had said absolutely disgusting company do not go with this company
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Uk italk  
Please read this and don't make my mistake of joining them. If you have a fault you will be stuck, stressed and spending all your spare time phoning them up.
All phone companies use Openreach lines, and VM use their own lines, so whoever you go with will all use the same lines which produce same speeds. Go for a company who are very good at fixing faults because that is where this company is lacking.

-Had no WIFI for 15 days out of the 20 days I have been using their service.
-Had a seriously up and down connection during the 5 days it did 'work'
-Engineer did all he could over 1 wk ago, wifi still broken and said that it's on them to resolve the remaining issue
-They are closed weekends. Despite my connection going down Friday even when closed, was told they could only refund me for no WIFI from the day I reported the fault.
-They refuse to give me refund until the fault is fixed, so in meantime are taking full payments while I have to spend £25 on EE data to tether from
-despite having depression and severe physical health issues, paired with the fact I've been offline for over 2wks of the 20 days I've been online, they won't terminate me from the contract.

For those who want more details:

I've only been online with them for 20 days. After going live, the broadband has been so awful I've had absolutely no WIFI connection for 15 full days; even after an engineer was called out to have a look.

So, since going live on December 29th, the broadband has constantly disconnected, requiring me to lose pages/re-login for my work. This has had a negative impact on my work. On January the 31st the WLAN and DSL lights on router went blank. In other words, could not pick up on internet at all. As the offices were shut, I rang them on the 4th and explained the issue. I also asked if I could get a refund for the days it hasn't been working. The guy said I could only have a refund from the day I reported the fault. I explained they were shut, and I asked if they have a record of when I was online because obviously, it will show when my internet went down. Apparently they 'can't' see this, which is a joke. The engineer who came over on Jan 11th (yup, I had no connection for those 11/12 days), showed me a device with a graph detailing the drop outs/dates they happened. He explained that my provider can definitely see this too. So basically, they're either dishonest or completely ignorant. The engineer somewhat got it working again for about 2 days, but like before, internet consistently disconnected. He told me he did everything he could, but that it was up to the provider to sort out the issue on their end.

After finding the time I called them up on the 13th, to explain the fault was still there. However, the guy over the phone told me to switch router off for 30 min so he could do a test. I did, when I turned it back on the router had the same issue of no WLAN or DSL light. I phoned up to explain that it's suddenly unable to to pick up connection at all, even with plug directly into the line without the cover on (which is meant to be the best connection you can get). I was asked to do a speed test because the line supposedly had 'no faults'. I explained that I could not access the internet to carry out a test. Anyway, they just said they'd pass it to the fault team. I phoned up over the next couple of days to explain that I seriously need WIFI, I was advised to do a speed test again (absolute joke). So I've now been offline for an additional 5 full days. That's 16 days spent offline.

I asked to leave the contract without any fees since my mental health is seriously suffering. I have also spent £75 on EE add-ons to tether from my phone. I also asked for a refund for what I've paid the first time I had faults, but they told me to wait until the fault stopped happening so they could calculate. In the meantime they happily took the full bill out of my account.
Fortunately for them, the fault is still persistent, so they are continuing to receive my full payments, despite the fact I am having to pay for EE data to substitute the lack of WIFI.

In addition, when I joined the lady on phone was dishonest about how many weeks (3) it will take to install, knowing that I needed to be up and running by at least around 2 weeks. I could have gone with another provider if she actually told me about them taking 3 weeks after hearing my concerns.
Just an outright disgusting company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cardiff italk  
do not go with this company they keep overcharging me every month in phone calls chargers I don't own a house phone and whenever I ask for proof they don't provide it and also the putting my broadband up without telling me
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hewcastle italk  
1 star is too much for this company.
My advice would be to avoid ITalk
Unless you want to pay for slow very unreliable broadband.
Petty and poor customer service.
Counting the days now till my new provider can BT supplies me with fast efficient broadband for the same price I’ve been paying for utter rubbish slow useless broadband , the broadband wouldn’t even work in the room my router was in!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Sheffield italk  
1 star is still too much. The worst internet provider ever! Turns off randomly all the time for no reason, totally useless internet. My piece of advice STAY AWAY FROM ITALK
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
South Wales italk  
Engineer repair £150.09 for vandalism outside my property was charge for a new socket that was supposed to be damaged to connect phone line ,repair took 5minutes left a mess. How do this company get away with it and my broadband as been rubbish since the day I signed up , i now have paid for a booster plug and it's not much difference. They are absolute conn artists Worse company ever!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
MANCHESTER italk  
Do not use iTalk. My elderly parents recently moved to a different provider and have been daily harassed by members of the customer service team from iTalk, receiving several calls a day on their landline and mobile phones as they apparently owe 75p, even suggesting they would send in bailiffs. Although iTalk say on their website that their senior management team will deal with any issues, the advisers would not allow my parents to speak to anyone senior. Just the worst and intimidating customer service approach I have ever heard of.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London italk  
If I had the opportunity to give us company zero stars I would. For the last year they have been trying to get money from me for a service that I have never had, absolutely disgusting.I have no idea how this company is still operating
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Stanmore italk  
Don’t even start me on this company!! STAY WELL CLEAR AS THEY ARE THE WORST INTERNET/BROADBAND PROVIDER EVER!!!
I’m paying £38 states £35 on their site but £38 when bill comes in! for ‘super fast fibre’ which is a load of crap, I have NEVER received their minimum, let alone what they advertise!! It’s up then down not reliable at all. So bad then it even cuts out on my Alexa when only playing a song!! Last time I’ve ever known it to buffer was probably about 20 years ago when I worked in publishing but at last then we was all connected to internet. Mine struggles with 2 Xbox consoles and 4 mobile phones (3 of which have there own unlimited data anyway) and an Alexa!! Complaint after complaint. As well as all the thing other reviews have complained about rather than repeat, same things also happened to me! Done tests, had openreach out, still awful!!
The customer service reps are not only miserable, but very rude and my god do they torment the living day lights out of you, call after call after call! Friday was a record for them two courtesy calls with in 20 mins of each other?? Then again this morning at 8am... why would anyone want a bloody courtesy call at 8am when your getting kids ready for school? Absolute joke! These nuisance calls a couple of weeks ago, where hitting 8-10 calls a day and they where the ones I answered!!
Another incident I’ve had was, I was 3 days late playing my bill which was due on a Friday on the Monday I called them up to pay on my card which I was told was £38 the payment went through then Tuesday morning they was chasing me again for a £10 late payment fee! I wasn’t disputing the late payment fee but for gods sake the next day, really? They tormented the life out of me! Never known a provider like them ever!

Sick to death of them to be honest it’s all the time now if it’s not one thing it’s another! If I’d of known then what I know now I would of never entered into a contract with them!
Liverpool italk  
Sorry if I could give a minus stars it would be diabolical service all the way worst ever broadband don't commit yourself into it awful customer service rude people only money minded don't want to help you solve issues iv had no service from I talk most of the contract so had to pay for something I have not received I have requested all my contacts with them to be sent back to me as they record calls and I will be taking this to trading standards or watch dog PLEASE KEEP WELL AWAY FROM THIS SERVICE PROVIDER
Stalybridge italk  
I cannot give this company any stars whatsoever, my 90 year old mother in law is with the company for her phone and I have tried to talk to them for over an hour to try and resolve an issue. No senior manager was willing to talk. So so frustrating. Appalling service.
leicester italk  
I feel very very sorry for anybody who makes the decision to go with i talk for their internet. To say I have been massively let down would be an understatement. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THIS DREADFUL COMPANY. I was a customer for almost a year when on Xmas day 2019 my internet went down. I then waited until the day after boxing day to report the problem when I knew the office would be open after the hols. I was advised to check various parts of the equipment to check for damage etc and to also replace the microfilter, which I did. This didn't resolve the problem. New year's Eve an engineer from openreach came out and replaced the line outside. He suspected the Reuter was possibly faulty. Still no internet. In the meantime I was revising for an exam and had no access to my online course. This went on for nearly a month, my kids also asking daily when we would have internet again. So, in pure frustration I made the decision to go with Virgin Media instead which has so far been very good. I'm now receiving constant communications from i talk chasing me for over £100. I wish they had contacted me as often when I was without a service. On checking my bank today I can see they have managed to take the money, despite cancelling direct debit and getting a new bank card to stop any payments being taken. For them to believe I owe them after having no internet for almost a month and over the Xmas period and all the hassle and phone calls I went through is a liberty. To say I am livid would be an understatement. They haven't a clue what they are doing. Stay well clear !
Manchester italk  
Can’t give any stars at all I have never seen anything worse than italk we bought the package at £19.99 per month now we are being charged 29.94 with £8 for phone calls yet we don’t even have a house phone to call on, service is constantly cutting out or not working at all and the customer service team are no help whatsoever absolute joke of a company and should be ashamed of themselves for false advertising
Coleraine italk  
Where do I start well I've rang italk up about moveing my services to a new address as I wanted to keep the broad band with them but unfortunately I was told they couldn't provide the services where I'm moving to so they told me I would have to pay an early termination fee as I'm still in contract with them but I stated that it was them that terminated the contract not me but they said I had to pay it as it's my fault so I cancelled my DD and only yesterday I noticed on my on line banking they set up a new DD with out my permission I've emailed them but no response from them iv informed my bank and notified the police and now they are looking in to it for me so there for any body thinking of going to italk I'd think twice as they are the worst company iv ever had any dealings with so good riddance italk mere again
Holyhead italk  
Tbh can't give any stars broadband crashes every single day absolutely attrocious I did contact them recently and they allegedly did checks over the phone and said there was nothing wrong with it !!!!!!!!!
Derby italk  

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