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
    2.4 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.8 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.4 stars

Based on 306 customer ratings since 2020-06-19 (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.

747 Customer Reviews over 19 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Carnforth
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband as supplied was fine and as expected. No issues during the initial 12 months. But once out of contract the price rose by 25% so I looked elsewhere. Found a much cheaper provider and moved. Noticed several months later that no refund had been made on the last months overpayment. Had to check bank statements, find my old broadband account details etc. Rang up Plusnet, the JL provider and was given some half baked tale about why the money hadn’t come through. A cheque has now been received. I urge all leavers to check they have had any monies due. JL distances themselves from the problem. JL clearly Happy to take Plusnets cash for the name association, but not willing to take the flack from the same association. Shame on JL. I expect nothing better from Plusnet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    eastbourne
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor customer service,very hard to speak to anyone emails go unanswered so leaving them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Builth Wells
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    So disappointed, customer support seem to be trying, 9 queries logged now, no action taken, their website is not fit for purpose, only shows grey page when looking for itemised landline calls, they have to send me hard copy of same before I'm prepared to pay them, cancelled my 12 month contract with them(what a performance!),so disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Builth Wells
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    So disappointed, customer support seem to be trying, 9 queries logged now, no action taken, their website is not fit for purpose, only shows grey page when looking for itemised landline calls, they have to send me hard copy of same before I'm prepared to pay them, cancelled my 12 month contract with them(what a performance!),so disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Not what i expected from a company such as John Lewis, however it very evident when contacting them and being passed to either the technical or provisions dept that you are talking to Plus.Net personnel, especially when they respond " Plus Net, how can I help you".

    They have in only a matter of days screwed up the billing process by billing me false invoices for which i have not received the services or that are included in the package i took. Adding to this the fact that i didn't pay them they have now restricted my service to what appears to be 0.1mb.... Not impressed, having been a customer of Plus.Net too I will most certainly consider not going to either of these suppliers in the future, I just wished i read and paid heed to the reviews previously.

    I am now one dissatisfied customer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    I ordered JL fibre broadband on 10 August and was told that my broadband would transfer from BT to JL on 24 August. 21 August arrived with no router and no notification that the router had been sent. I phoned JL customer service to be told that the automatic router ordering process had failed. Apparently this was a known problem and JL were working on it (in which case why did JL not put a manual fail-safe in place until the automatic process was fixed?) I was told that the router would be sent out immediately but that it would take up to 5 working days to arrive. That would have been four days after the transfer date and it would have meant a Bank Holiday weekend with no broadband. If a company screwed up this badly before the service even started, it didn't bode well for the future, so I cancelled the order. Customer service were efficient enough when I contracted them; but they seemed totally disinterested in the fact that their (or more likely Plusnet's) systems were so unreliable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible - avoid. The connection has been consistently poor. Often disconnects for no reason, Skype calls a nightmare. Upload speed virtually non existent. Switched to quality fibre provider now and the difference is astounding. Customer service poor - JL claim they never received our order to change suppliers despite BT engineer coming out to switch on new provider. We are effectively paying 2 suppliers for 2 months and despite repeated phone calls I cannot get this resolved unless I pay an additional £25 disconnection fee! Surprised that the John Lewis brand has such poor customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switched to JL one month ago. Everything fine till last week when broadband stopped suddenly. I was using my own router so plugged theirs in and still no internet. They sent bt engineer on premise if it was internal problem I would be charged £65.
    Broadband came after 5 days and was in house for 4hrs till finally I've said nothing wrong with their end and to contact JL stating their had been a few problems in the last couple of days with JL despite teaffic from house to openreach being perfect, and suspected JL had changed/deleted usernames or passwords which allowed access to bt network.I rang JL and advised them of this and he generated new password for me to enter into router admin pages and voila it was fixed thanks to my intervention and thoughts of the bt engineer.
    However, next day I had no broadband so rang up and was told there was no issue as it was fixed. I advised the router had no broadband lights on meaning there was no traffic at all and after he read his notes said that JL had authorized bt to cease and restart the service to try and fix. Obviously the rep I spoke to forgot to update the account stating it was fixed so now have to wait 5 days for a new line, when there was nothing wrong. Absolutely useless and technical supervisors narrow minded not to accept their ineptness. Luckily I was on a monthly rolling contact so BYE bye JL.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We have been with JL Broadband now for just over three months and signed up to this on the basis that it was recommended by Which? as broadband provider of the year. The broadband service itself is provided by PlusNet - customer service is extremely slow (on average a 20 minute to their customer services hotline every time) and the connection speed is awful. My partner works from home and needs fast broadband to upload and download services from the internet. JL Broadband has massively hindered the efficiency of his work and we are having to restart our router every single day due to the fact that the line drops frequently to about 0.26MBPS which is completely unacceptable. I would not recommend this broadband service to anyone and we will most certainly be cancelling our subscription when the contract is over.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Islington
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    These guys are a bunch of clowns: they have not provided any internet to my house for nearly two weeks and ignored all messages asking them to fix it. The internet they have provided has been cutting out on and off for the last year. I have now cancelled.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Moved from Virgin to JL. As well as everything above they actually answer the phone quickly and actually get back to you if there's a problem. So refreshing after terrible service from Virgin.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London Chiswick / Acton / Hammersmith
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    This is a promised follow up of my earlier review that can be found below (see: 2018-09-08).

    In short: I do not have to change a iota of what I wrote there, I am very happy with the quality of the services provided and thoroughly recommend JLB to all.

    And what's more: Except checking the whereabouts of the cashback - slightly premature on my side, as it arrived within days - I have not contacted JLB even once during this time. I just did not have to: Phone line and broadband work brilliantly well, provided router (Zyxel VMG8924 - worth checking product updates on Zyxel website directly) is very stable and is much more sophisticated than equipment that BT supplies. If it wasn't about few power cuts that we experienced in our area earlier this year its uptime would be months (typically: hundreds of days anyway).

    So: I'm just paying the bills monthly and cannot believe it's nearly 12 months already.

    And a bonus: as my price just went up as I left initial 12-months deal, I just got in touch with JLB only to have it restored where it was with no changes to anything else for another year. What's not to like?

    To conclude - in exactly the same way as year ago:

    So, I am really not sure where all the negative comments are coming from. I also cannot say anything wrong about their staff either.

    I can only guess that some negative experiences may be related to exceptional circumstances: dodgy wiring etc. but perhaps also the fact that it's far easier to write negative rather than positive review.

    Last but not least: I shall update this review if circumstances change - especially after first 12 months.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London Chiswick / Acton / Hammersmith
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Driven by flood of negative reviews seen here, and my (short so far) experience with JLB, I decided to write my own review as our experience with them so far is very positive.

    Context: We just migrated off BT 80MB (then, now it's 66MB only, I think?) Fibre and telephone service.I had been with BT for 7 years, moved house three times [South East & London] taking them with me every time and had no issues with them at all except once, when they were not able to move me as they had internal issues with their CMR and they just let me go then allowing for new (nice) deal to be put in place. Broadband and telephone service was operational at all times and I never had to contact them about any technical issues either. So my worry when we decided to move was that we will effectively break something that works splendidly well (although for a price): We decided to move based only on the extortionate price we had to pay - with JLB our monthly price is effectively less than half now.

    I ordered JLB Broadband & telephone service on 22/09 online - got migration date as 05/09 couple of hours later(contractual two weeks). Zyxel router turned up couple of days later and replaced BT Hub on the day of migration. Phone line has migrated early in the morning, with broadband following few hours later. As I was at work then, I just checked with JLB that all is good and witnessed the same once we got back home in the evening. Router was operational, and it was just WiFi / Ethernet configuration that I had to do. And that was it.
    Needless to say that all these steps were followed up by text messages & e-mails.

    So it's 72 hours for us just now: telephone service works as it did, broadband speed is exactly the same as it's been before. The only extra thing I did myself was to voluntarily upgrade the firmware in the provided router - and fiddle with its settings.

    So, I am really not sure where all the negative comments are coming from. I also cannot say anything wrong about their staff either.

    I can only guess that some negative experiences may be related to exceptional circumstances: dodgy wiring etc. but perhaps also the fact that it's far easier to write negative rather than positive review.

    Last but not least: I shall update this review if circumstances change - especially after first 12 months.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ringwood
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible customer service. Delayed installation of broadband for over a month so ended up cancelling and going with another provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Words fail me. I have had terrible service and even worse "customer care" from JL. Don't go there. Life is too short..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Potters Bar
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful, awful, awful. 8 days without broadband, no one is escalating the process. Ive had to buy data from my mobile phone provider in order to keep working. Keep being told it's external fault so out of their control when an engineer will go out.No one answers my online updates. An hour a day on the phone, not spoken to the same person twice. I only gave one star because I couldn't give zero. They literally do not care. I have been told for the past 3 days someone would update me by 6pm. Not one phone call or email.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you're considering moving to John Lewis broadband because of the brand reputation for quality and customer service, THINK AGAIN. The move into phone and broadband must have been a disaster for JL and if I was in charge of brand I'd be getting out as quickly as possible. As their customer I will be getting away from them as quickly as possible. Service is AWFUL. Response to dealing with problems is AWFUL. Yes their call centre is based in the UK but I've seen more competence from call centres everywhere else than I've had from John Lewis. And it's only possible to get them on a free phone number, fine if you've got a landline but if they've cut off your landline and you're calling from a mobile you'll spend a fortune. Which they won't refund you for. To sum up JL broadband in three words: AVOID. AVOID. AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely useless. We have been trying for weeks now to sort out the internet and keep going in loops of same inexperienced front line advice with crib sheets and e-mails. Worst decision I ever made to go from BT to John Lewis. Don't waste your money. I don't mind faults... it happens. It is just the dismal customer service. They are ruining their brand because out of principle I will not shop with them again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ramsgate
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I changed to John Lewis on 7 April. No broadband after 4 days, so I cancelled the contract. I was told this will cost me £80 cancellation fee.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Richmond
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    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
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I moved to John Lewis broadband from Plusnet to take advantage of their first year discount. They transferred me three weeks before the agreed date, (and before my Plusnet contract had ended), and have double charge me for my first month. I have tried to contact them using their website for over a week ( as I didn't want to wait half an hour on the phone) and despite claiming a 24 hour response time have received none. I even logged a complaint about poor service and have received no reply. Like other users, I am amazed that John Lewis have compromised their brand name with such poor quality service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North east
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Ordered the fibre then read some pretty negative reviews so was very anxious. Switch over day arrived and I called customer services once. They had to turn something on at their end that should have been done and all worked fine. 5 minute call in total. 3 weeks in we've had no problems.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East sussex
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I can’t Believe how bad John Lewis has been ,the Internet is absolutely awful ,Customer service no help at all, said if I want to cancel they will charge me £73 even though they say if it’s their fault they will cancel you free of charge, iv been told To unscrew the socket from the wall I’ve never gone through anything like this before , Also telling me they have 30 days to resolve the problem so basically I’m still paying them but have no Internet for 30 days never heard anything like it I have now paid To come out of the contract I definitely definitely do not recommend John Lewis to anybody.
  • 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
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have left today and what a difference! Had ongoing problems, John Lewis sent me a replacement sagecom router, terrible, never worked, dropped out, had to change channel continuously to get it to work.
    Opened a ticket for reporting a fault, five weeks later, still no proper internet service, luckily was out of contract so changed to EE. Just today I can run Netflix, my iPad and you tube for the first time in months. Got a measly £15.00 compensation from JL and had to fight for that. Very very disappointed. John Lewis your poor broadband is trashing your good reputation - I would do something about it if I were you!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    For the higher price we expected a better customer service from John Lewis however the service is no better than a much cheaper provider. Yes you speak to a uk call centre but only if they answer the phone - after about 5pm it will take an average of 13mns to get an answer. Overall all companies seem to be the same -at the mercy of Openreach and therefore you should just choose the cheapest provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Changed from existing provider to John Lewis Broadband as on paper seemed better value for money. However, this was not the case. Paid by credit card but John Lewis Broadband, delivered by Plusnet, failed to undertake the transfer. They were being upgraded. Repeated contact with different call centre individuals resulted in no real action. Then realised with John Lewis directly, and refund was obtained by cheque. Another delaying tactic.
    Advice AVOID AT ALL COSTS - poor practice, unreliable in service terms and not value for money. In short John Lewis' broad band is being delivered by PLusnet who are giving the retail chain a poor name, reputation and image.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    York
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you rely on your internet for work then don't go with John Lewis. We have had nothing but issues for the 8 months we have been with them. The initial connection was painful with no communication.We frequently have drop outs and the speed despite being on fibre is pitiful. It is affecting our ability to do work at home now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Vale of Glamorgan
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Like others below, had trouble after 15 years trouble free. Charged twice in error. Refunded and given £15 for the trouble so all ok now. Would have been 5 stars all the way 3 months ago but they are now sorted. Reliable once up & running. I recommend this provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Mayfield, East Sussex
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We were so sick of BT that we stupidly agreed to pay over sixty pounds a month for fibre optic broadband, what a complete disaster! They sent the cheapest router, their own engineers told us that. They NEVER answer the phone, we have poorer signal now than we did in a 1 meg area, can't even shop online. When you finally speak to customer services they can only transfer you to technical support, how many days to I have to spend on the phone getting nowhere? We have been duped, we paid for branding, John Lewis sold us out to Plusnet. Can't even cancel without being screwed. So angry.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dumfries
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for nearly a year. No problems switching. Moved house recently and took only 6 days to connect phone and bb with no hassle whatsoever. Plus net took over 2 months with many calls to sort it and refund overpayments. Very very satisfied and would recommend
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Crowborough
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Quite an unbelievably bad service all round. Shocking broadband connection. Appalling and aggressive customer service. Incompetent resolutions team. Still sending threatening debt recovery letters (latest one for £3) despite having had the case ‘closed’. Our household, family and friends will never shop with John Lewis again because of this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    RG31
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I signed up for Fibre broadband with them a month ago and to date still no service. I have had a clueless BT engineer turn up, have spent hours on the phone with the Plusnet customer support and have been given a modem and am now on the second router. Still no service. Have now given up and will try to get my money back and go with Virgin.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please avoid John Lewis broadband I switched from Plusnet not realising John Lewis is Plusnet. Should have switched providers within 24 hours but ended up having no internet for 13 days John Lewis did not contact me to update me. They came up with different reasons why the account did not go ahead so I decided to cancel and go with a more professional provider AVOID!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    St Albans
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I went with J Lewis as their customer service is normally excellent and they're a great British brand, oh how wrong I was! Speeds were slow then Router stopped working within weeks but they sent a new router quickly so I thought that was it, all would be great from then on. How wrong was I.
    Repeated emails and calls to JL have not helped me with the terrible or non existent internet connections. Constant drop out, speeds of 1.3, pings of 1200 plus. Buffering and unable to watch a film all the way through-ruddy useless service.
    Polite customer service but absolutely useless to me when they can't sort the problem. I have emailed a few times, spoken to various people who all tell me to " plug into the test socket with a wired connection then see what the speeds are". Or, they'll do something on the line to increase speed-it doesn't. One said, "where is the router" I replied " in the kitchen", Ahh i'ts near the microwave that's the problem!! Oh give me strength!! Paying £20 pm for absolute rubbish. Didn't go with them for the low cost but for the JL customer service.

    I'm going to complain to the chairman and tell him to look at these reviews
    Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst ever.... I have been on phone waiting for their customer service for more than a hour. I chose John Lewis broad band because of their coustomer services in their department stores but I’m quite sure their broadband hasn’t got anything to do with that!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID John Lewis, I really wish I had read the reviews before I signed up, I have been with them for 2 weeks and still no broadband connection and now they have the cheek to up the prices for the phone by £2 per month despite me having a contract saying I had signed up for a year at £13.30. UP to now I had always shopped at John Lewis but no more, this has totally ruined my faith in them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Berkshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    I cannot put any stars as I do not feel that customer service actually cares about their service they provide. Existing broadband ceases on Monday and to dateJohn Lewis broadband not working. They did not activate the broadband on Tuesday and only did this when I rang them up on the 5th. They have kindly offered me £2.80 for my loss of downtime and then I was asked how much compensation I wanted!!! Totally regret moving to John Lewis Broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Berkshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I can’t comment on the speed and reliability however I can give customer service zero stars. Switched over and 5 days later still no broadband. Customer service unhelpful and then I receive an emailing telling me they are delighted to credit me £2.80 for no service. Wish I had read all the reviews before switching.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Warwick
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We have hated dealing with John Lewis Broadband. Foolishly we expected a high level of customer service because we have been used to this in JL stores and thought (after a terrible experience with Virgin) that John Lewis Broadband would at least be reasonable to deal with. BUT we have consistently had obnoxious young men on the end of the phone and the broadband service itself has often been poor. The lack of basic politeness over numerous calls has been quite shocking actually. And they aren't upfront about charges… so we've just been stung for £25 for cancelling the service because we're moving house and not switching to another provider at this address. If you're reading this thinking about using JL, don't! ALthough we have no idea who to switch to since poor service appears to be an industry standard.

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