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
    2.3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.3 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2021-08-06 (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.

794 Customer Reviews over 80 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unfortunately I advise everyone NOT TO.
    They are appalling and will just say they are dealing with it. I have been without connection for 3 weeks after the 'go live date'
    GO ANY WHERE BUT NOT JL/PLUSNET
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Unreliable, unprofessional, nightmare, waste of time and energy, stress and anxiety are the words come to mind. PLEASE don’t sign up to John Lewis Broadband!!

    Every day something comes up, one day the internet doesn’t work and I have to wait for a week to sort it. Then the spear goes down, they sent to engineers wasting 2 weeks without internet. Then I can’t access website and now their website is down.

    The worse ever service I have ever had. Do not go with John Lewis and read all reviews before making a decision.
  • Reviewer
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    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
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    Comments
    We have been waiting since 21 October to be connected and still waiting. Every time we phone customer service they have some silly excuse and tell us the same rubbish over and over again. We are in our 70's and can not get out to go shopping so we rely on the internet for our food deliveries. We will now definitely cancel our contract with them and tell all our friends and family never, ever sign up with John Lewis broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT USE. This service has nothing to do with John Lewis. It is Plusnet on the cheap. After I made the order they didn't send a router out. They didn't respond to emails, and the customer service rep had the cheek to tell me to be "civil" by challenging him that he was wrong. Apparently it's my fault that I didn't have the router because I must have it. Utter incompetence verging on fraud to advertise this as John Lewis.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service - set up fee taken and though no set up delivered. Requested set up was apparently cancelled due to issues at my address, without anyone letting me know. 3 months, and multiple requests via website and phone later, I still haven't been able to get my money back. Requests via website lead to responses that refunds can only be accessed by calling the cancellation line, but nobody ever answers that line. Absolute scam - John Lewis should be ashamed to be putting their name to this service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT USE THIS PROVIDER - They have scammed us out of over 80 pounds. After 2 months of back and forth (they will blatantly lie to you over the phone, saying they will call you back and then never do - promising an engineer to come out and then saying it was cancelled with no reasoning or notice) we still have no internet. They are extremely deceitful over the phone and will constantly shift the blame to their partner company Openreach in an attempt to get out of ****. I cannot stress enough how painful this experience has been. Avoid like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Vale of belvoir
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible experience, terrible customer service and employs criminals, only been with them 2 months, tried to take dd out week early and got declined, they restricted my account immediately, could not even get on their own website to make a payment or sort out, rang them up several times but after 20 mins on hold but finally got through, paid over the phone remotely with debit card, told service would be back to normal within couple hrs..... week later still restricted service but least of my issues, knew something was off when agent asked for my card details twice .... I was right, checked account and he had taken 2 payments....got worse, next day contacted by my bank as my details had been used to make several purchases in Eastern Europe .... I had been hacked and this was first time in a very long time I had given my details over phone ....he had obviously sold my details to a criminal gang.... and this is John Lewis !!!!! Now waiting for a new card and for all fraudulent activity to be reversed, I am not rich person and this has left me in dire straits but JL broadband not interested, won’t even answer my many emails, still restricted service, made a complaint to ofcom and reported to police , I came to this company because I trusted John Lewis but this is not John Lewis it is plusnet and I cannot wait to get away from such a terrible company, BEWARE, CORRUPT AND FRAUDULENT COMPANY
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead Herts
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    John Lewis broadband has poached myself and others because of their reliable good name how wrong can one be they have conned all of us. The broard band is dead slow, cannot load BBC iPlayer 90% of the time have reported it many times only been threatened with an expensive fine if I cancel contract. Not fit for purpose John Lewis name gone down the pan. Anthony Thomas.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We closed our account as we were moving. However before that we rang several times to make sure we could continue with our webmail. On each occasion we were reassured we could. Today, with the account closed we have no webmail and told they cant provide this service.So we have lost everything, thanks JL for nothing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Knebworth, Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Tried to switch from Plusnet to JLewis broadband. However as JLewis use Plusnet they tried switching me twice and both times this has failed and I've wasted over a month in paying higher phoneline and broadband. I contacted jlewis customer services three times and it took 45min, 30 min and last time 20min to get through. Very, very poor service. Not what I was expecting. Look else where.

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