John Lewis 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 John Lewis Broadband.

Recent Customer Ratings for John Lewis

  • Satisfaction
    2.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.5 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 378 customer ratings since 2018-11-18 (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.

589 Customer Reviews for John Lewis Broadband

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DON'T DO IT. One of the things they don't make clear is that your contract is actually with Plusnet NOT John Lewis. It took nearly 3 months for the 'simple installation' to be completed. After a lot of back & forth they gave me a reduction of £2 a month for the first year, which I grudgingly accepted. About a month later I get notification that my bill is going up by £2? Despite John Lewis promising to respond within 24 hours to any contact made through their online portal I have now waited a week since reporting that my phone & broadband are not working and still no contact, no phone & broadband that cant load a full webpage in 10 minutes.
South Molton John Lewis Broadband  
I was sold a service promising an average 34Mbps. It has never exceeded about 20 Mbps. Customer services promise action but seem to do little. They closed the last investigation after a month due to "inactivity" though they were the ones supposedly taking action. Currently their portal is off line so I cannot contact them at all.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Walsham le Willows Suffolk John Lewis Broadband  
Have been a John Lewis customer for many years, and thought we would switch to their broadband, having had nothing but trouble from Plus Net during the last year or so.When we had problems Plus Net were of no help at all. We were informed on Friday 8th November by John Lewis , following my phone call as to when we could expect their activation , that it was being set up during that phone call,but
here we are the following Monday 11th, to find that despite the assurance,I still could not receive or send emails, this is despite a further phone call on the Friday , when I was informed that someone would definitely call me back later that afternoon ,once the problem had been identified and sorted. This left me with the only other option,to go into Southampton into the Apple store , where they sorted my Mac book, enabling me to get mail etc. However on returning home I found that my iPhone and I pad still had the problems re emails, So I will now have to go back to the apple store Wednesday to sort it.
This lack of customer care ,I had come to expect from Plus Net ,but certainly not from John Lewis , and this sloppy service will do nothing but harm to the John Lewis name.
So my decision to switch to John Lewis broadband may have been one big mistake.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Southampton John Lewis Broadband  
Moved from BT but so sorry now.
Always dropping so quite useless for TV streaming.

Stay well away
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cheshire John Lewis Broadband  
Two months after moving house and taking out a new contract they announced a 12% increase - so I gave notice I was moving. By response I received an email staing there would be cancellation charges of £163… despite this being in contravention of the Consumer Protection Act 2015, so I immediately cancelled my direct debit. I then received a bill for the month despite my account being due to close just 8 days after that bill, which was followed by my broadband being limited.. The saga is not yet finished… I've had to pay the £48.80 and have been told it will be repaid when the final bill is raised - IF there are no cancellation charges. I have advised them that any attempt to charge a cancellation fee will be taken to court … will wait and see what happens … had they not got greedy on the price increase I would probably have stayed with them until moving house in a couple of years
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Richmond John Lewis Broadband  
Any company that increases its prices mid contract - whilst offering new customers a lower price is not worthy of my business. Very very disappointed that mediocre re branded plusnet is not what I expect from JL. If you phone they will cancel tithe contract and you are free to leave instead of paying the increase (whilst still in contract )
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
North England John Lewis Broadband  
put the price up mid contract yet offer the original price for new customers. I missed no payments, didn’t have any late payments ... Makes no sense to me at all, ergo gone to another provider. What happened to the John Lewis trusted name????
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Lincolnshire John Lewis Broadband  
I have only been with JL a few months and moved over from Sky. I'd had Sky for 15 or so years and overall pretty good. My life has taken a turn for the worse ever since changing to this rabble. They have had several outages in the 2 months I have been with them and are gormless and clueless on the phone (but at least its a UK callcentre). They provide a router which is utter rubbish and most features it offers dont work and JL support wont help as they "dont support the router". Mine is resetting itself sometimes every 2 hours and everything disconnects when it does this. I was promised a new router weeks ago which hasnt been sent. Now they have the audacity to increase their prices and reword their "fair usage policy" which I cant escape from as Im tied into a 12 month contract and I'm only 2 months into it. Speed is excellent but that is down to the box in the street being right outside my house.
I lay the blame flatly on the router being utter and complete rubbish. I expect with a good router most of my daily problems will go away. I have been on to support and chanegd channels etc but to no avail. I work from home and this is adding an excessive stress to my already stressful job.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Woodbridge John Lewis Broadband  
Had I read these reviews before signing up to a John Lewis broadband and phone deal I would never have considered switching. My phone and broadband switch didn’t happen on the date quoted when I signed up - but did happen a few days later without a problem. I discovered - when I received an e-mail from relative concerned that they’d been leaving messages for me on a strange phone message system - that my switch had automatically added the 1571 answer phone system to my phone line - removing the answer machine I have on my phone. When I checked 1571, I discovered several messages from various people who’d been trying to contact me. I’d specifically checked before purchasing the JL package that this was an option I had to add myself. When I contacted JL customer services to ask that this option be removed from my phone line immediately, I received a response from customer services almost 2 weeks later advising that the 1571 service was automatically added to my phone line and could not be removed. When I quoted the relevant text about the 1571 service on the JL support pages - I had to add 1571 to my phone line if I wanted it - there was another 2 week delay in response from JL customer service, advising me that the 1571 service had now been removed from my phone line - but I needed to wait 24 hours for it to take effect. 48 hours later I still had the 1571 service. A further 10 days later, I was advised that BT open reach had to remove 1571 from the phone line and this had been requested. I finally do have the answer machine on my phone working again but am totally unimpressed with JL broadband and phone customer service and be finding another provider as soon as my contract expires.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Scottish Borders John Lewis Broadband  
moved from plusnet (not realising JL are plusnet!) because I fancied the free google home hub for the same fee I was already paying. various issues with the transfer, mainly down to the billing/account management rather than the connection itself. they managed to keep my number and switch the bb over with no real issues. they had given me the option for fibre extra, it turns out my line can't do that so I should never have been given the option. no problem, simply switch down to fibre... agreed 2 new contracts for fibre (which is the speed I've always received anyway) and they still show fibre extra on the account even though fibre is provisioned. not that it's a huge issue mind, since they haven't billed me other than the first payment, so 2 months free so far. they did manage to send me the google home hub too. i have been told that the account issues are down to a new billing system they put in last christmas, whether that's true I don't know. the bb and phone themselves are fine, pretty much the same as plusnet, which you would expect. hopefully at worst they will simply end up billing me for the fibre service they have actually delivered, at best, they may not get round to it at all. i never trust automated systems that are going wrong though, so keeping fingers crossed they don't start debt collection for a bill they didn't bother to collect themselves but always had the details to do so
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Yorkshire John Lewis Broadband  

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