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
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.2 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 367 customer ratings since 2019-06-07 (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.

648 Customer Reviews for John Lewis Broadband

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My service, the broadband itself, was ok. I received a letter sating they were putting up the price, and i could opt out without penalty if i wanted to. I rand them and took that option. My service ended, i paid my bill a day before it was due to end, thinking i would get a refund..... No refund, chased it, spoke to a human, even had a call log to say being looked into. Then i had an email for more money taken out of my account, an early termination fee. I rang them, yes was re-assured it would be looked at, before and after the money was due. Yep, they have taken the money out and because they have closed my account they can't refund it electronically..... the manager said he will send a cheque, which will take 14 days.... we have all heard the one about the cheque is in the post. What rubbish service, and no solution
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Peterborough John Lewis Broadband  
Sadly this is actually Plusnet :-(

Together with usual lies from Plusnet - I was told that I wouldn't have to pay the increased monthly charge (on the phone and via e-mail) ... today I get an e-mail that my INCREASED payment will be taken.

I have been with Plusnet for 8 years, they have started to lie in the last 2 years and why I left them, and joined John Lewis ..... who are actually Plusnet and being marred by the same brush.

I would give ZERO stars if only I could ....... John Lewis needs to dump the pathetic lying Plusnet!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Tadley John Lewis Broadband  
Would give zero stars if possible. Total fiasco from start to finish. John Lewis needs to sever links with this company. I had to involve the ombudsman at one point who ruled in my favour after I had not had a bill for months. All customer service could say was put the money aside. Decided to leave when the charges went up and even though they stated no exit fee if I gave 14days notice they tried to charge me. They also cut my broadband off the very next day and would not turn it back on. I was without the internet for 2 weeks until the new provider took over. They actually owe me but I can probably kiss that goodbye. Never again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Chester or street John Lewis Broadband  
After 10 days of radio silence from John Lewis Broadband (in reality, as I discovered, provided by PlusNet) I logged onto my account to find that my installation had been cancelled (by PlusNet's woeful IT systems) with no notification to me. I then spent the next hour trying to call customer services and talk sense to someone. When I did manage to speak to a human who could do something I was so fed up I simply cancelled; looking at the wider reviews here a lucky escape I suspect.

I went for John Lewis Broadband because of John Lewis' (JLP) renowned customer service. How JLP can put their name and brand to a product provided by such an awful service provider as PlusNet is beyond me; they need to take immediate action to severe their links with these cowboys to protect their wider brand and reputation. Come on JLP your loyal customers expect more from you than associating yourselves with an outfit as awful as PlusNet.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Walton-on-Thames John Lewis Broadband  
Cannot recommend this broadband provider. speeds were inconsistent at best. Also watch out if you join as 14 day cooling off period starts the day after your order this service and not when the service starts!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Milton Keynes John Lewis Broadband  
Well it was a fiasco from start to finish; huge delay of over a month to get service transfered from Plusnet. Useless initial compensation- I had to complain even to get a cordial response....staff were quite rude intially.
Then they up the price and I cancel and move (to Zen) and Im told that there will be no early cancellation fee. Im sent letters sayingthere will be and reassured again that there wont that my account is paid up.
Then I get a bill with cancellation fees... I direct them to earlier correspondence and they say it is a mistake, but they cant credit my account I will have to ring back once the cancelled dd bounces back and debt collection has started (I will get an email). Then when I ring again)they will cancel the charge apparently. He apologised for their system- as well he should!
Im not sure Im out of the woods with it yet though- they probably still have room to mess up again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Scotland John Lewis Broadband  
So I cancelled with JLB when they put their prices up. Paul Coulton (Operations Director) immediately emailed me to say they would charge me £105 as an early termination fee. I called Customer services who refused to let me talk to the elusive Mr Coulton but they said the charges were wrong and I would not be charged. Next I see they have billed me and were about to take the charges from my account so I cancelled my direct debit to stop this happening. I also called again to talk to Mt Coulton - not allowed apparently.
Now I have another threatening e-mail from the said Paul Coulton threatening court action if I do not pay within 14 days!
I guess I'm going to court. Perhaps Mr Coulton will turn up there but I somehow doubt it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Derby John Lewis Broadband  
Moved home and everything from then on went wrong with our phone and broadband account. Was text to say our account was broken and they couldn't bill us, their mistake, we're told need to set it all up again, bank details etc. Had to have change of phone number. I agreed to do new account on line they then made another error and inadvertently cancelled our broadband service on the new account. We were without broadband for 3 days. Told to sort out problem, reinstate everything, we would have to set up another new account! Forget it, it's been an absolute nightmare and overall stressful experience, all errors on their part the cause of it. I would not recommend this company at all.
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Norfolk John Lewis Broadband  
What has gone wrong at JL broadband. I have had a @waitrose.com account for a number of years without too many problems and whatever problems were encountered were usually solved at the time by the whoever took the call. I was not receiving e-mails due to my Inbox being full. I have had four phone calls to JL but it transpires only a trained technician can resolve this. I was originally told it would take two to three days before they could look at the situation and now on the forth day I am told it will be five days. Just how much have JL cut back. How many complaints must they have when it takes 5 days to look at let alone solve a problem This is not the service we axpect or pay for from John Lewis. Cut back on customer service and you cut back on customers.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
OX394DP John Lewis Broadband  
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.
South Molton John Lewis Broadband  

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