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

Based on 331 customer ratings since 2020-05-14 (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.

738 Customer Reviews over 19 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Molton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wimborne
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    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Very disappointing level of response following a local problem which has left us without internet access for 9 days now, and still no information as to when service will be resumed.
  • 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
    Durham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Don't do It! I've had it for over a month and it's dropped constantly. It went off last Saturday and has been off since. I had one day of it working which was Christmas day. The engineer that was due on Xmas eve 8-1pm never turned up. I rang at 12.45 on the day and was told oh he's not coming then. I rang again today as still no intrtent to be told open reach attended but couldn't access the property absolute rubbish nobody turned up I was up from.5am waiting and nobody even came in the street from open reach. In other words he decided it's Xmas eve and was going home early. A heads up would have been nice as I cancelled my midwife appointment. Also the fact that they will then bill me 50 pound because the moron decided not to turn up. Still sat with no internet and got a bill that was 10 pound higher this month. No mention of credit on the account for all of the days without internet and now waiting to see if another engineer comes on the 28th 8-1pm. Let's hope it's not the same one who decided he wasn't turning up last time.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bucks
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    dreadful service. Internet connection repeatedly lost. Support useless. Cancelled service
  • Reviewer
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    John Lewis Broadband
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    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
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Previous bad reviews are exactly the same as we have suffered. We changed to John Lewis on 30 May. As I write on 30 June we have not even been connected! We have rung daily and numerous staff we have spoken to have lied, lied and lied with any BS they can think of. We wrote to the CEO of John Lewis Broadband signed for post 3 weeks ago and he has not responded. Clearly a "couldn't give a toss attitude from the top down! We have cancelled our DD. Bet it doesn't take them 3 weeks to realise that! Intend taking this to Watchdog and hope everyone else with complaints does the same. We all need to report these sanctimonious so called customer service people who are sneering at us and blame Openreach. John Lewis Partnership claim they have nothing to do with John Lewis Broadband!?Really! As most gave said they've gone with John Lewis Broadband because of the good John Lewis name! We have all been fooled!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Had extremely slow broadband from John Lewis Broadband for over a year, I have now switched supplier...happy with new speeds, but John Lewis Broadband still is sending me bills for a service they no longer provide. They really need to improve in all areas of their business.
  • 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
    Buckinghamshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Well what can I say, we have had nothing but trouble with the Internet since we joined John Lewis in January this year, it has never worked right but John Lewis never put down that there was any fault till April I have never rang someone so many times, we stream everything so really rely on the Internet working, John Lewis has never once admitted its their fault and after having 3 engineers out who said there was nothing wrong with the phone or Internet line, we brought WiFi boosters that we really could not afford but told by one of the customer service people that we had to have them, well they made no difference, we were told we needed another router but that in fact made it worse, then we was told to use our old router from our old supplier fuel which I have to say we started to regret changing to John Lewis, we only changed because fuel bills when up and we were recommended John Lewis though a friend, we have never had all this trouble with anyone else, anyway still the Internet did not work, sometimes we were going hours without it but of course they still wanted paying, I paid for football passes on now TV but missed most of the matches, we were also told to change the WiFi channels which have never heard of before and would work alright for a while then would come up no Internet, myself and my partner are ill and don't leave the house much and family and friends don't live near by so we felt trapped when everything including the phone would keep going down, in the end I rang cisas who are meant to deal with complaints, they sent me a form to fill out which I did but was told I did not give them enough prove which was after sending them loads of emails to John Lewis and telling them about everything that happened, we still had no Internet, we was given 2 months free but every time the direct debit was due they still tried to take it out of the bank and we would get charged from the bank and cut off, so then would be told would get the next month free instead, in meantime we bounced off of our neighbors Internet that he kindly let us, so desperately we had to get in touch with the managing director of John Lewis as we wanted to get out of our contact early and get money back so we could get Internet that worked, well we got there in end and finally ended our contact with John Lewis Thursday and have decided to go with bt who our neighbor is with and has so far been a lot better
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    This is the worst internet provider I have ever been with constant dropping very slow poor broadband I never signed up to this discussting service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Alfreton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Do not choose John Lewis broadband thinking that the name suggests quality as you exoect with it stores. Two separate things!!
    I thought, a name you can rely on, must be good, how wrong was I.
    Fibre... 3.5 download MAXIMUM. Installed a week later than I was expecting, then after installation discovered hadn't been setup correctly their end. Had a friend over who deals with such things thru work, she was on the phone to an engineer for 30 minutes trying to sort for me!
    Reply to my complaint, patronising and sarcastic veiled very thinly. Discovered it in my junk box which in all fairness is where it belonged.
    Very often no internet at all as proved by my NOW TV box in the middle of programmes advising me to check my connection.
    I left it too late to cancel the contract but won't be making that mistake ever again. I'm now nearing the end of my year and I can't wait to leave. You have been warned!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
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    The most efficient part of my experience with JL broadband was cancelling it! Need I say more.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swindon
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    After a nightmare year with Talktalk I spoke to friends and decided to move to John Lewis. I wish I hadn't bothered!! At least with Talktalk I had Internet!

    They said they'd take care of everything so I left them to it. Then with a week until switchover I still hadn't had the router. I went on the site and it said 'use our online query and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

    48 hours later, nothing. So I messaged again. I got a reply saying they'd take over the line on 28th. I replied that I knew that! What about the router??

    I finally got a reply on 27th saying they'd dispatched my router and it would be 3-5 days!!

    I called them and said that wasn't good enough. If they couldn't give me the full service I want out. I was told it was too late to cancel but I should have the router the day after activation and they'd credit me back for the time I was without Internet.

    It was clear I had no choice so I left it.

    So now it's the 'next day' and I've just had an email saying the router has just been dispatched!!!!! So they lied to me!!

    I wish I'd found this site before I signed up. I'd have gone elsewhere.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Took ages and many interactions to get phone and broadband set up following my house move. Have had regular problems since then. I endorse what others have said about waiting time to speak to a support person, and the 'on hold' music is excruciating - not what I expect from John Lewis. The service level is way below what I expect from John Lewis. Given that I could have gone direct to Plusnet for less money, I am very disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEICESTERSHIRE
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    over and over whewnever i go into JL webmail to prevent my in-mails choking up i'm faced with everything running very, very slowly

    this is merely to deal with the housekeeping of emptying the accumulation of mail

    for the first time i looked at this site to see if there was any comment on this

    i was astonished to see the level of dissatisfaction that is all quite level headed but people are understandably angry

    JL as a company has a high reputation - as someone noted does no-one from JL pay attention to these most disturbing comments

    change IOSP seems to be the 'counsel of perfection' but i'm damned if i will, all the inconvenience etc

    come on JL please let's get some quality service
  • 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
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Shocking service both technical and customer help
    Do not buy this service from J lewis.
    Been with them a short period and now cancelling frankly they should, d not have a licence to operate broadband.no stars at all

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