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
    Farnham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I've been on the John Lewis Fibre Extra package (76Mbps) for little over a year now. The only fault in that time was at the beginning when I wasn't getting the speed I had expected (fast, but not fast enough). It took a couple of visits from an engineer to address the issue, but John Lewis didn't give up in their attempt to deliver the maximum possible speed for me. English speaking staff, regular online status updates and prompt action (as opposed to other broadband providers I've been with) put John Lewis out on top.

    Apart from the little hiccup at the beginning, the speed has been consistent throughout the year and I've had no unexpected drops in my connection.

    Good customer service is a must for me and I'm willing to pay a little extra to get it - shall be renewing my contract today.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    KENT
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    All, I have read most of the negative reviews stating some real challenges and it must be frustrating. However my experience has been the complete opposite. Signed up, new router arrived or be it broken and new one sent straight out and the service for me has been really good. Just as fast when measured compared to my old SKY and BT accounts. I also signed up and got a STATIC IP for £5 not too bad.. Enjoying the service and speed. PS the ZyXEL Router (WITH THE LATEST FIRMWARE) Actually outperforms my old SmartHub on 5G :) Nice
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wish I had paid more attention to the reviews of John Lewis broadband because everything people have said is 100% true. I placed my order over 1 month ago and am still without a working connection. This has also included over 4 phone calls (and having to be on hold for 30 mins plus) to useless and uninterested staff. I keep being told that it is not their problem and that the problem is with BT but surely it is their responsibility to chase BT to ensure that they fulfil customers orders. To anyone thinking of joining - please don't do what I did and ignore all these reviews! Join someone else!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fife
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This service was okay to start with. (I joined on the basis of good service) Had problems with continual drop off for a week. Got through to the help desk, once, after waiting for 30 minutes. Supposed to have been fixed. Still have same problem. Tried to call, 4 calls totalling more than 1 1/2 hours. No response. Do not bother unless you just like listening to 80's pop music (must be aimed at there target demographic, or cheap like the service) How can they rate themselves as good. Will change provider as soon as possible. Seriously bad service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Decided to leave BT as prices are getting silly, particularly for loyal customers.
    Switched today - and this was totally seamless, not one problem. Router delivered 2 days ago. So far, very good, and have not even had to phone JL customer services. I am not particularly IT savvy, so if I can do it, anybody could!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I’m sorry to say I will be changing ASAP as they have been the slowest broadband provider I have ever had. Just taken over an hour to download one program and it’s still going!! Snails pace is faster!
    They promise a fast fibre and just haven’t delivered. It’s so slow and buffering is the norm. Would never recover use again. Nothing good to say about John Lewis Broadband :-(
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Don't bother, 12 months at discount price was fine, when it was hiked I switched, phoned up before and told don't worry, we know, I don't have to do anything, they took a months fee from my bank the day my new provider started, phoned, don't worry they said, it will be refunded, they said, a few weeks later rang back, apologises, will raise a ticket and get it back dated and you will be refunded, a month later get a mail saying they are taking next months payment, then get a mail saying sorry your ticket was never auctioned, phone this number, I did, they hung up, don't touch them with a barge poll, reporting to ombudsman
  • Reviewer
    Location
    cardiff
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish. Broadband speed is like a snail . Constant problem with being disconnected from the internet everytime it rains you get disconnected every couple of minutes. John Lewis then decided to up their prices and said if customers wished to leave because of this they would not have to pay any exit fees. After advising them that I wished to change companies as a result of this price increase they then emailed me and said I would have to pay a cancellation fee. After sorting this out they then tried to bill me for their services after I had changed to another provider. It is impossible to contact this company by phone as you just get left on hold forever.This company do not deserve any stars.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Amersham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This has honestly been the most painful customer service experience that I have ever had. I would not use John Lewis Broadband if it were the last company on earth. Initially, they cut off my existing provider but failed to connect my phone and broadband to a new service. We have been without a phone or broadband now for 3 weeks. We have lost our old phone number and I have spent in excess of 20 hours on the phone trying to resolve the issue. This mainly consists of being on hold because no one picks up the phone. So far this morning I have been on hold for 2 hours and 20 minutes and no one has picked up. I did try the new customer option and that was picked up in 1 minute and 15 seconds but a very rude female told me I had chosen the wrong option and transferred me mid sentence - I am currently on hold again and have been for the past 46 minutes. It seems that after the initial call to get your business, there is absolutely no customer service at all. I would rather boiL my eyeballs in acid than have broadband installed by John Lewis.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i would not advise to get this wifi brand, the signal strength doesn’t go far and barely connects to any devices. I have a breakdown at least a million times a day because of the WiFi. My 4g works better and if I could I would rate this wifi 0 stars because it is very tragic and i really do not advise you to get it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    uk
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    SHOCKING. SHCOKING SHOCKING. AVOID AVOID AVOID. SIGNED UP FOR BROADBAND AND LANDLINE PACKAGE OVER 4 WEEKS AGO AND STILL NOT CONNECTED!!!!!
    Everytime I phone (in queue for ages with depressing crackly music. then told it is all getting sorted. They make up some twoddle and tell you it is being sorted. Then Nothing. So I phone back to find out what is happening RE the lack of connection& landline. Same old story - am in phone queue, then get lied to, and nothing happens again. They are using Covid as an excuse, just like so many other companies are. Thought better of a JL service :( Am off to meditate now to reduce my stress and fed-up levels :) )
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Until last Monday I would have scored 3 or 4 stars for most categories, but since then our speed has dwindled to nearly nothing for no apparent reason. Several calls to the helpline have not offered any hope of improvement, the answer seems to be "do not ring us again for 2-3 days until it settles down"... We have reached the end of this particular road and just signed up with BT. Disappointed/disgusted.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I'm a new customer. It has never worked. Impossible to get Support phone answered. All help is internet based - I have no internet. Only phone line that gets answered is for new sales. Draw your own conclusions.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shropshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband has been hopeless, whenever tested it's just ok but so slow most of time and Alexa devices can't work properly
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bournemouth
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor installation service and customer service to resolve the issues, not what I expected from JL. Phone wait times are over 40 minds every day for tech support, they don't have enough engineers and are backlogged.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SOMERSET
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Awful, incompetant, couldn't give a damn service from a supposedly good company. John Lewis Broadband is provided by Plusnet, and their service is the worst I have ever encountered. Long times on hold, terrible loud hold 'music', every month the bill is wrong and I am overcharged, customer support staff are incompetent and sometimes arrogant, they don't get back to you when they say they will. Unbelievable awful bad service. Very frustrating an annoying and - I am moving over to the Coop. Be warned - this outfit give a terrible service!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    sOMERSET
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I’ve been a householder for over 45 years and have never experienced such appalling service before. Incorrect bills are the monthly norm, hours waiting for customer service to answer the phone, whilst being forced to listen to the loudest and worst on hold music I’ve ever experienced. They are forever demanding money that is not owed, and just when you think you have finally sorted the problem, another on crops up

    John Lewis Broadband is run by Plusnet, and if you have any problems, you are dealing with Plusnet. And it’s no good trying to complain to John Lewis head office – they just tell you to contact Plusnet who are absolutely appalling.

    The whole thing is a complete con, John Lewis is an absolute disgrace – Don’t have anything to do with these cowboys!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hoddesdon, Herts
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Could not be more sorry that I changed to John lewis broadband, a total waste of money. The service from the technical team is a joke, ( very polite but have been useless). Am now waiting for my conttract to end..Shame on John Lewis for running such a bad company. From now on I will forget them and shop else where.
  • 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
    Haltwhistle
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    SHOCKING, I too wish I had read the reviews before committing, its 2 months now from start to getting a line but, still no broadband and the support phone!!!! well I have not been able to speak to anyone yet just the music, had to hang up in the end as I have a life
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Changed from BT after too many drop offs and slow speeds and have been extremely pleased. After a slight hiccup on speed customer services were extremely helpful and no problems since.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Taunton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Signed up so I would be able to work from him as soon as I had moved in. Was told I would be called regarding my complaint. Never was. It turns out they didn’t put the order through so lost £££ in buisness. As way of compensation I was offered 2months free internet but still paying line rental (so about £6 off) very annoyed. Internet isn’t even reliable or strong. Wish I could get out of this now but can’t.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Well it would be minus all round. Trouble from 1st day. Tried to change our home phone no, after several calls to them we were told "sorry you should have been asked if you wanted to keep number too late now it's been allocated to someone else by BT . Weeks to sort this out, as a business we had to keep our number.
    Next problem trouble with router hours on phone even being told to unscrew main BT socket. Apparently our phone line at fault -no it wasn't and so it went on. Even had a BT engineer turn up who said they have had numerous calls re this broadband service and on his log it even had a note that the manager had visited us. Not true.
    Had our user name wrongly spelt again several calls to correct this.
    Today unable to log in to try and get printed bills for accountant and as usual can't get through on phone.
    Don't use this service & please read all reviews
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastchurch
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Hi was with BT before and when I went to John Lewis I did not see the feedback until I joined then I was a bit worried because a lot of the feedback was bad but for me I have had excellent service with no problems our family have been with Bt for 40 + years and the price just keep going up with no reduction for the loyalty so had to change I would recommend you try John Lewis
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have never experience so many issues with a product in my life. 6-8 weeks to get the line installed, 4/5 engineer visits due to technical problems. A year later the service cuts out, engineer called, issue resolved. Was then overbilled £70 when moving house. Customer service are helpful, but way too many service issues.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LIPHOOK
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After having no problems for 8 years, we decided to switch to JL,and we received a welcome pack & new router.10 days ago we were informed by text we had been switched, both phone line and broadband,but not switched but obviously disconnected....!! Phone went off and broadband off.
    No phone line and still no broadband,all over the BH weekend too.
    They are really poor at customer care and attempts to resolve this is falling on deaf ears.
    Multiple calls and emails from us, at great inconvenience and still nothing!
    They blame Open reach who have already come out and tested everything, and cannot find a fault but accept there is no signal into the house. They went up the pole and checked, and the engineer said they have switched over , but .....to someone else.!!!!!!!
    So we currently still have no phone or broadband, no online banking, online utilities etc etc. No contact with family or access to facetime, without standing in a supermarket doorway using their wi fi !!!!
    Its a third world service and completely unacceptable. There is no continuity of personnel, no updates,just nothing!!!!!!!!!
    Don't use this company JL I will not be shopping there anytime soon.
    Just disgraceful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hereford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Astonishingly poor. Like others here service suddenly lost due to a network issue..not line. Long meaningless illogical discussion with JL..reset etc etc. Then just it was a network fault and you end up in online ticket system which they just ignore and delete. You can can only respond online ..but you have no service to do so.

    Just demand you pay but will not provide any service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bayswater
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is a Company that is not remotely interested in Customer Service. They emailed me to inform me that my broadband has been connected. After trying unsuccessfully for over 3 hours to set up my broadband I called John Lewis Support who told me that my Broadband is not yet connected and it will be connected any time before midnight. So I asked why this information was not in their email. The reply was ‘everyone complains about that’! So how difficult would it be for John Lewis to add this information to their email? Very easy, but they simply don’t care!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welwyn Garden City
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband speed is poor comparing to other copper line providers we have had. Fluctuates quite a bit In the second week speeds dropped below 1mbps on a Saturday night. Bad move
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ringwood
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Changed to JL after reading Which review. Wish I had stayed with BT. Even though their customer service is abysmal and pricey at least their broadband speed was reasonable. JL is dire. Don't switch!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sussex
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

    The worst broadband quality and poorest service I’ve ever encountered

    Service just cut out endlessly every day.. Spent 4 months trying to rectify by speaking with technical support. 8 different people suggested 8 alternative ‘fixes’. None worked. Am currently in process of transferring.

    Relative also experiencing similar pitifully slow interrupted broadband. Have terminated contract and despite JL agreeing on the phone to waive the early termination fee, they’ve immediately written to an 81 year old lady demanding early closure fees.

    By the way JL broadband is just Plusnet with JL fronting it

    They are the worst company I’ve ever had the misfortune to deal with a recommend to avoid like the plague
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ashill, Thetford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Dire. Never achieved advertised speeds despite an hour jumping through many hops with rechnical support. Then accused me of not helping! No cost reduction offered - instead a far slower service!
    Took a while to acknowledge my cancellation and still billed after leaving - threatening debt collection agencies.
    How the good name of John Lewis can be associated with this is beyond me!
    AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dingwall
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We moved from BT to JL because BT was so slow and expensive (our contract having expired) and we didn't think things could get any worse. How wrong we were! We can barely browse the web now whereas the problem with BT was the odd stutter when streaming. Whether it is the cheap looking router or throttling of the network is unclear. Their customer support is awful - phoned Technical Support a few days ago who said it would get better. It didn't. Phoned them again today waited for half an hour and then gave up. Then called Customer Services who said they'd jump me up and the queue and guess what was put on hold until I had to hang up. Before he transferred me he told my that my 14 day cooling off period actually expired before my service even started! What an utter farce and rip off. Completely despicable it makes me sick. AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bedford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The webmail service is appalling; its rarely functioning and when it is, it is so slow as to be unusable. Some days you can't get into it all. Their technical support is execrable, and aims only to blame your IT system, and their customer service is non existant.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Quick review. Generally these who are happy with a service don't come to a website like this, but only those who are unhappy. We've been with JLB for about 6 months now, after many expensive years with BT. Should have done it years ago! A very positive exoerience. Thanks.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible - DO NOT USE JOHN LEWIS!! The speed is flakey and drops all the time. When you try and cancel they make it next to impossible - you can't get through to their customer service department, or when you do the call drops - then they over charge you in the hope that you give up trying to get a refund, which you will because they are unbelievably painful to deal with AVOID AVOID AVOID!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Guildford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Do not trust John Lewis! We signed up for a 3 year contract in April 1916 as per the offer on the website, still available today, with a lower rate for year 1. After 6 months it was raised to the year 2 rate. No copy ot the contract was ever supplied but my husband agreed to the online deal as shown. We are told that he agreed to the deal for only 6 months and that there is a transcript of the conversation, available for £10. The terms were obviously hidden in the conversation, after a life working in finance my husband would never have agreed to an inferior deal, he is not an idiot. Just be warned and be very careful and be aware that this company, who have such a good reputation, may be taking advantage of you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woodbridge
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Given the low ratings for all major providers on here you would probably never switch from a problem free provider no matter how much they put up prices if you only read the bad reviews on here.

    My experience of JL fibre ISP. Worked without a hitch with my high end ASUS router when changing the basic connection address and password. within a week easily hitting well above (75 MPS) minmimum speed (40MPS) even using a 128 bit VPN tunnel from the router client VPN setup.

    8000 Avios did not track within 5 days (thats an Avios issue not limited to JL) but a quick email to Avios to add manual track and the 8000 Avios arrived on time. 8000 Avios should easily be able to be redeemed at 1p per Avios so 8000 Avios worth a minimum of £80.

    £75 John Lewis Voucher arrived with stated timescale. Check.

    overall very happy with JL broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lichfield
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    John Lewis, via Plusnet BT apparently.

    Never missed a beat since moved and stayed for another year, as they matched the cheapest price at the time, i shop around for Cheapest every year as the speed is rubbish here, So satisfaction and service get a 5*
    Speed is *****, as very old line, so that's BT's fault not J Lewis'.
    Reliability only seems a problem when the BT men have been up the pole, playing in the box for whatever reason, so again a BT issue, not J Lewis.
    Overhead fibre strung up by BT 12 months ago, went active 1 month ago, will see what prices are like before making the decision.

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