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
    2.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 431 customer ratings since 2018-08-22 (Show all time ratings)

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560 Customer Reviews for John Lewis Broadband

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good service with problems
never more than 5mb
fairly reliable
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Scotter Common John Lewis Broadband  
A reliable service but not worth the money charged
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Gainsborough John Lewis Broadband  
I have requested John Lewis broadband, they have connected me apparently but I have not received my router! I have called last Thursday to inquire where the router was and I was told they will send it first class so I would receive it on the next working day. That day was Friday but nothing. So I keep asking myself why on earth someone will connect your broadband and therefore disconnect from the previous company before having send the router. I watch TV via Wi-Fi so basically last week I had not Wi-Fi, no TV, no broadband connection. That was last week and this week looks like the something, I think I will call SKY I still have their router so I am sure I will be connected again in no time and sayonara JLewis .
London John Lewis Broadband  
Thought I would share my positive experience. I know people who give reviews are more likely to have had a negative experience, with any company.

Have used various internet providers in moving around as a student, when I began work etc, mostly Virgin. I live alone, don't have high needs for gaming etc but do watch films on Netflix etc.

John Lewis has been a breath of fresh air. The box came, I phoned to activate it, my call was answered promptly, the call handler was easy to communicate with me, plugged it in- whole thing done in 10 minutes. Have had for around 10 months now, wholly reliable, hasn't let me down once.

Fabulous service, reasonably priced and I have recommended to friends.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Murphy John Lewis Broadband  
John Lewis have been the worse company to deal with in terms of customer service. The phone staff are rude and dont listen. I have been repeatedly harassed at work when I have asked several times not to be called at work. The response was. Well you dont need to pick up the phone. Actually as I explained I work with patients so yes. I do.
I have been told my address does not exist, told they have do do surveys told they need to do external work told there is a problem with my address told they were ready to book in then ignored me for days and dispute saying they are 24 hour service I cant get hold of anyone to book appointment so message and say can you send me dates please. Nothing. Again send message this is my address I am free these dates nothing. Another message. Further attempts at calling after work nothing. Today i get we have cancelled your order. Do feel free to call us if you change your mind and want to rejoin us.
What a load of rubbish. For such a high name company John Lewis are letting themselves down badly in this area.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Nottingham John Lewis Broadband  
Reasonable service but quite slow
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
DN213JF John Lewis Broadband  
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!
Alfreton John Lewis Broadband  
Zero stars. Horrible experience. they charge the first month, 22.50, my contract is with one laptop of gift. 5 months after, no services, no laptop, no router and they charge 26.50. I send one letter for break my contract. 3 weeks after, still not solution. DONT CONTRACT WITH THEM¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Isle of skye John Lewis Broadband  
Router is very bad with its WiFi signal if you have a single wall in between the router and certain devices

This problem has been ongoing since installation in December 2016

JOHN LEWIS
CHANGE YOUR ROUTER

I have had to purchase a Wifi Dongle, AC600 802.11ac Dual Band 5GHz Mini Wireless Network USB Wifi Adapter from Amazon to get my computer to even see the signal

Worked solidly for 5 days but today even though I'm connected internet is up and down with the data received
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
LE86ZH John Lewis Broadband  
Where do I start? Ordered the Fibre Extra 19TH December and paid my deposit. Getting concerned that I had not had a start date or router, so I phoned up on 6th January. JL hadn’t actually ordered the router nor actioned the order itself. Negotiated a months free broadband because of their negligence, given a written start date of the 17th January. On the 16th January again concerned that I had received no router, phoned again. Start date put back to 20th January, no router had been ordered. Customer service manually ordered the router. The 20th January arrives, router was delivered on the previous Wednesday 2 days previously. No phone. Phone finally went live at 2pm. Broadband not activated. After phoning again and explaining that the lights on the router showed that it was not picking up a fibre signal nor connecting to the internet I was told that it could take till midnight and that they would contact me when it was live. They did not contact me at all. Midnight came and went no broadband, lights on router same as before.
Phoned on 21st explaining I had no broadband. Cannot even access the router homepage. One hour spent with technical support, prompted by me to acknowledge that the router was probably faulty, and that I was not on the package that I contracted for. New router ordered. Transferred to another department, to determine why I was put on a different package and why was I not upgraded to the package I contracted for. Unable to discover why and unable to put me on the package I contracted for. Apparently internal system problem. I was mistakenly put on the basic broadband package and not the fibre package I contracted for. Says by text that they will try again on 23rd January. Now told that they have to order the fibre package from Openreach (could they not have done it when I ordered) and could take 48 hours to process then activate. Apparently my phone number says I cannot get fibre but my address says I can. News to me since I have had fibre with Sky and Talk Talk in the previous 4 years.
New router arrived 24th January, couldn’t access internet, fibre will still not be activated for another 48 hours. After spending almost 1 hour on phone to tech, finally accessed router settings through ipad in order to input the CORRECT password and username, that were incorrectly applied from JL. Finally on the internet, basic broadband, although I now have to wait to be activated for fibre, for which I have paid for and for which JL failed to order. Broadband in theory went live on 20th January finally accessed basic broadband on 24th January. Absolute shambles of an organisation. I have never had so much trouble from a supplier as I have had with JL. Will stay with them for a year then leave.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
scarborough John Lewis Broadband  
This has to be the worst company I have been with since TalkTalk. I have had no internet, e-mail or anything for nearly 2 weeks yet they say everything looks normal on their system. I cant cancel as I am 3 months into the contract. There must be some law that protects us customers who are getting fleeced and cannot get out of a contract that THEY are not fulfilling? A disgrace and I was suckered into it by the John Lewis brand. DO NOT TOUCH WITH AN EXTENDED BARGE_POLE!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Moray John Lewis Broadband  
Hello..I have been with JL broadband now since May 17 changing over from sky and I have to say I am really happy with it..being someone who has used the internet since dial up days I knew exactly what I was looking for ..knew of foreseeable problems that could and can occur..The only thing I would say is how I pay for it..I like to know when the payment date is due that I can go online and pay which I can but only on that specific day I would like to be able to pay beforehand if I want to..and my internet not be restricted on the same day that payment is due and the day lasts up to 12.00 midnight..but other than that ..a good service.. :)
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
BIRMIGNHAM John Lewis Broadband  
Very poor customer service and the webmail is very poor.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London John Lewis Broadband  
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!
Surrey John Lewis Broadband  
I have had a Waitrose email address for many, many years. There was no problem until JL used PlusNet and instead of a Waitrose webmail site I was directed to the webmail John Lewis broadband page/site. On the previous Waitrose webmail (intuitive interface) I could easily delete emails from my inbox to free up space. This has been impossible with the new site. At present I have had no incoming mail for four days, the webmail shows almost 2,000 messages and 100% full. Three calls to 'support' and an email and still no action or reply. As soon as this is sorted I am going to change provider.
This is not up to John Lewis standards and very disappointing.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Lonson John Lewis Broadband  
Never choose John Lewis Broadband!!! It’s TERRIBLE. So bad that I had to go out and buy a sim with data so I could function day to day. The internet continually cuts out, phone crackles and tv reception stinks. Smarmy verbiage from customer support but it all adds up to nothing. I was told upgrading to optic would improve reception but this was a complete LIE and tantamount to mis-selling. Then to add insult to injury, I was only offered a £29 refund for MONTHS of rubbish internet plus mega annoyance and time wasting. This sum didn’t cover the extra expense I incurred buying data and sim from another provided while I unsuccessfully tried to get my JL broadband sorted.
I used to love John Lewis. Now I hate them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London John Lewis Broadband  
Like another reviewer I have closed my account and JLB does not recognise this although I have their letter telling me how sorry they are I have left. I stopped my DD as after many phone calls as I could not trust them and sure enough today I had an email from them demanding payment by another means. In fact they owe me a refund but "due to a new accounting system" this will have to be by cheque. I cannot go on-line to discuss this as my account is closed and the phone line has a wait of over 10 minutes. I'm not surprised!
I would just ignore them if they did not owe me money and I could be sure they would not file a payment failure on my credit file.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Hereford John Lewis Broadband  
Signed up on 26th October and still have no broadband service. I gave up trying to call the helpdesk as it was always experiencing higher than average calls. Made a complaint and was told it was because they had not sent me a router. I have my own ADSL router so that is not the issue at all, however the Customer Complaints person also said they tried to call me and left a voice message. No one has called my mobile which is my contact number. I would not suggest to anyone that they use JL broadband, in fact I've been telling anyone that I can to avoid them like the plague. Customer service is nil; they appear to have no idea why I do not have service; and ignore messages posted on 'my query', hence why I made the complaint. I had to give one star for speed, but in all honesty I have no idea what my speed is since I have never had the service!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Great Yarmouth John Lewis Broadband  
Rubbish Customer Service! It is a big con - you THINK it is all with John Lewis and their values? In the provision of Broadband and phone services, it is PLUSNET - who ARE rubbish!. By association, John Lewis are rubbish indeed worse than that, they mislead you on matters of service provision.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
highlans John Lewis Broadband  
SUPER FAST FIBER customer service nil,connection goes every morning,when it comes on again it is poor,contacted them,they replied back that if it was found to be my equipment or internal wiring,they would charge me £50,I have since found out they are PLUSNET who I was once a customer,left them because of there poor service,only to end up with them again under a different name ,stay clear youve been warned
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
NEWPORT John Lewis Broadband  
Failed to take first direct debit cut off service within an hour of email stating there was a problem. I rang reconfirmed direct debit details. I was told everything ok. Direct debit still not taken. I then get email threatening debt collectors & phone cut off at same time. Forced to make card payment for their incompetence. I thought BT was bad! John Lewis this is damaging your brand.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leighton Buzzard John Lewis Broadband  
Cannot recommend. Customer service is non existant. They do not answer phones or reply to emails.
Can't comment on whether broadband works as I am still waiting for a router to be delivered 2 days after service ( So Called) commenced .
They say that they are sorry for making me wait and I am tired of the musac.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Devon John Lewis Broadband  
I signed for JL broadband on Feb 1, its now Feb 18 and I still don't have a reliable connection. I don't feel I've any chance of getting one. Do not sign up for this service, you will eventually lose your mind....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincs John Lewis Broadband  
Anybody else annoyed at the fact that there is now no way of printing out a COMPLETE detailed telephone bill, such as via a pdf? I have been told by Service Dept that I have to print a summary via Firefox and then do a print screen of each separate page of an Excel spreadsheet in order to get the complete bill. TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
West Malling John Lewis Broadband  
3 months after placing the order I have given up and cancelled it to go to BT. They are rubbish. Initially they put my first order on hold because they couldn't find my address (it came up on their website). Then after that was fixed, they randomly cancelled the next order without telling me. I contacted them and complained and they said it would another month just to get the phone line in and they didn't know when the broadband would happen...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
East Ilsley John Lewis Broadband  
Really poor customer service. Had to call 4 times in the first month because the account hadn't been set up correctly. Every time they were experiencing a "higher than expected call volume", I experienced 8 minute waits.

Bills aren't fully accessible with Chrome or Internet Explorer.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London John Lewis Broadband  
Truly shocking customer service; lack of consistency when dealing with complaints; can’t get hold of manager; issues with my DD which they still haven’t resolved 4 months later!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Manchester John Lewis Broadband  
After being with BT anything else seems like a relief. The great things are that there is one level of phone menu with only four options, so you get to the right person without going round in circles. Getting through is fairly quick and you get someone who speaks English that is understandable (the call centre is in Sheffield). Broadband speed is largely down to the local exchange and how far you are from it and is not within the providers control, and the reliability is actually down to BT but if there is a problem, you get John Lewis to sort it out rather than having to try to deal with the inaccessible BT engineers. Cost is the same as BT except that you get twice the download allowance (20Gb per month).

There are only two disadvantages:
1) You don't get mobile Wifi
2) When you are on hold although it isn't for ages you are forced to listen to some really terrible pop music - not what you'd expect from John Lewis. They don't play it in their stores and I don't see why you have to endure it on the phone!
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Wessex John Lewis Broadband  
It's OK unless you need technical support, but the support is simply awful. 'Higher than expected call volumes' at 6.30am! Waiting for ages having to listen to loud awful pop music (who do John Lewis think their customers are?) that you can't turn down before you just give up. I'm going back to BT when my contract expires!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Somerset John Lewis Broadband  
2 months and 6 days since John Lewis Broadband took payment I still haven't got a phone service or broadband despite being on the phone to them for over 10 hours.
John Lewis have managed to get BT to disconnect the line they were supposed to take over though.
Disappointed doesn't really do justice to my feelings about John Lewis Broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glenshiel, Highland, Scotland John Lewis Broadband  
I've had no Internet connection for a week. There seems to be no sense of urgency from their technical team and they don't honour their 'will get back to you within 24 to 72 hours'- deadline which has now expired twice without them getting in touch with me. They just say that the problem is with BT and they will let me know when there's any news. But as there's no news, they don't get in touch. I need the Internet for my work so this is a total disaster.
London John Lewis Broadband  
Cannot believe the poor broadband speed. Made mistake of changing from BT (great speed, poor customer service) to JL broadband and am regretting my move. Now stuck for 12 months until I can change back. I would not recommend JL at all.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincolnshire John Lewis Broadband  
I have a Waitrose webmail account that most of the time I cannot access. The online reporting service does not work, nor do any of the other online complaints sites. I am not at all happy. I moved back to JL because of excellent previous experiences, not this time, I'm off.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Bracknell John Lewis Broadband  
I am into my second year with JL Broadband, my only complaint is their approach to customer loyalty, they aren't really bothered if you stay or go at the end of 1 year contract, they reluctantly agreed to allow me to stay with discounted rate for new customer but no cashback. Not the John Lewis never knowingly undersold approach. In terms of relaibility and performance, 5*.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Devon John Lewis Broadband  
changed over to john Lewis after reading they were best for customer service
this was wrong i did not know it was in fact a front for plus net until after i had it installed
i went for super fast broadband which was far from it
after many dealings with plusnet who could not get me the speeds i thought i would be getting i wanted to leave i was then told if i left i would have to pay till my contract expired
so i am in effect paying for a worse service i have everything documented and at the end of my contract i shall take out a summons in the small claims court against John lewis
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Blackpool John Lewis Broadband  
I Chose John Lewis Because I knew i would get decent customer service .There is no way i would do BT,Virgin or Talktalk after trying to get through to their customer services ,1 hour on hold , a light hearted conversation with a robot which quickly escalates into a serious argument ,with a robot ,because after a brief interrogation it wil not accept my mothers aunties grandmas middle name .Whoa betide you customer services when i finally speak to a human.
Anyway had a slight problem on activation day ,ran customer service ,Pressed one button and "Bingo " A Human Vice ,
Thank you for treating me like a customer
PS> Broandband is decent too.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Leyland John Lewis Broadband  
Their awful broadband service must be damaging their reputation. have been with them for 3 months. speeds slower than advertised. Internet connection lost frequently. Technical support dreadful - deny problem - and are unable to sort out. Planning on cancelling soon
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hampshire John Lewis Broadband  
Don't waste your time with this company. Failed to supply Internet and so far its been 2 months trying to get our initial payment refunded. Customer service lie to get you off the phone and hang up on you if they can't be bothered with you.
AVOID THEM.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Gloucester John Lewis Broadband  
What an absolutely abysmal company this is. I am genuinely surprised they have any customers. Trying to get through is a complete and utter nightmare. I refuse to be kept hanging on the phone waiting for someone to answer my call for hours on end. John Lewis seem to think this is an acceptable way to treat their customers, well believe me it is not....HIRE MORE STAFF!! Not only that but your staff knowingly tell lies. After trying for over a week to get through on the phones and messageS being ignored I decided to cancel. Even that is not being handled properly.

If you value your time and Sanity stay away from this company. This many complaints cannot be wrong. Believe me I have learnt that lesson the hard way.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
EAST SUSSEX John Lewis Broadband  
We switched to John Lewis from BT because they had a good offer on broadband and we were tempted by the fact that John Lewis won Which best buy on customer service. Ever since we switched we had nothing but trouble with customer service. The agents themselves are nice and polite over the phone, but things just don't get done. First of all it took over 2 months for a switchover, because despite us sending a mac code on time no one bothered to let us know that it didn't work until I chased them myself. Then we decided to switch from regular to Fibre broadband. Again, over the phone I was told the day the engineer was coming so I cleared the day, until I got an email, saying that the date has been confirmed for the engineer to come out and it was a different date! So that is one day wasted for me. In the meantime I received a couple of emails saying that they regret we decided to move away from John Lewis broadband, which we didn't, so I had to chase those emails up as well and turned out it was just because we were switching between different packages. Then, we finally got our Fibre broadband and all was good until the first month charge notification came through - the deal was that the first three months were free, yet I was being charged full price! Now I ring John Lewis to find out the cost of cancelling the contract, and since the service been so poorly I asked if there was any discount they could give on cancellation fee they said no.
So bottom line - think carefully before you switch to John Lewis. It's been a nightmare for us.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
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