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
    2.3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.3 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2021-08-06 (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.

794 Customer Reviews over 80 pages

  • 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
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Do not take out Broadband or phone line with JL, I called them to notify them I was moving in 2 weeks and they my broadband and phone that day. Refused to try and reconnect me. I took out another contract with another provider and know JL have engaged a debt company to cut an early cancellation charge from me. It was JL that cut me off although I was paid up to date! C U in court JL.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Tried to change from BT. Phone line connected but not broadband due to JLB error. Two weeks after changeover no update received, no router despatched. After 45 minute queue technical support told me that broadband order had been 'cancelled' although my recent bill shows I was charged for it. After a 25 minute queue for customer support was told that it was a JLB admin error that would eventually have sorted itself out (!) yet no emails or calls from JLB to explain/reassure. Another week delay now expected (2-3 weeks without broadband). Wish I'd stayed with BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    On moving house we decided to move to John Lewis Broadband. When we called we were advised of a 2 week lead time. We booked on-line and were given 3 possible installation dates. Chose one then heard nothing. Time was critical because I can only work from home if I have broadband and I have a very young child. Had we been advised of the real lead time, we would have found a different supplier. I called the week before the chosen date and the original date was confirmed on the phone with a time slot. Took my last day of leave off to be at home. On the afternoon of the installation i got an email giving a date of installation a week later. My husband had to take a day off unpaid to be in. When I complained I was advised that they had not confirmed the date by email. I explained this had been done verbally. Yesterday the Installation went ahead fine. Today the broadband doesn't work at all. Each time i have called I have had to wait approx half an hour for an answer. We used them because John Lewis have such a great reputation for customer service but our experience has been appalling. I regret having anything to do with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I had 8 years hassle free from BT. I changed for price reasons thinking there is no risk as BT is still supplying and its John Lewis... They're amazing ..right..WRONG


    My bt contract ended on time then no internet since..The original Installation date was missed even though I reconfirmed it. No one showed up on the rearranged date either. The equipment never arrived but customers service blamed me. They said they were certain I received it because it said so on their screen. 4 new sets of equipment were sent but none arrived. Someone then said they would send it tracked by royal mail. Then th eery said the could not as they are out of stock.

    T hey sent a BT engineer who tested with his equipment. It failed. He refused to call in to tech support saying I needed to call BT..

    They then said I should use the original BT equipment but it doesn't work. .I tried to cancel but got a message saying everything is working except BROWSING and i can't cancel.

    If I'm not happy I can wait 8 weeks which they say is reasonable to have time to fix..

    The service is run by Plus net. .. very nice people but they never do anything. ..can't send equipment by traced post..can't call you back. .can't escalate to managers..Their systems prevent any actions for the poor staff...

    I'm going to court to cancel the contract. .its the easiest way out unfortunately. .

    joe
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oxford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Dire customer service. Impossible to get through on the phone. Try emailing and they say phone. No complaint option. Will ruin the great John Lewis name.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    John Lewis broadband is a complete con. John Lewis allows Plusnet to use its brand name and you buy a package from Plusnet at an inflated price. Everyone you deal with on the phone works for plusnet and there are no John Lewis employees involved in it. Even if you complain to John Lewis head office about the terrible service, they simply refer you back to Plusnet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    thought i had got broadband from John Lewis but it is Plus net

    We have had nothing but problems since switching over to John Lewis broadband I have contacted them for the last six weeks I have left messages on there open queries page Up to then I was dealing with the same chap but now he has failed to respond for over twelve days , that was when he made this statement to me, because I was saying I was going to cancel my contract as I am dissatisfied with the broadband speeds.
    Obviously, you are well within your rights to cancel at any point but cancellation charges would apply, even if it is found to be something that was on the network and not your responsibility. However, I understand that if this is fixed then cancellation no longer needs to be an option anyway.
    This really upset me for how could anyone be responsible for something that was not my responsibility.
    I contacted John Lewis customer service about this offensive statement but they referred me back to John Lewis broadband but despite putting it on your Queries page once again no one has responded.
    It seems I am being passed from one department to another within John Lewis.
    We have had two workmen here from open reach sent by them and they can find nothing wrong with our equipment so the fault must be on the line or at the exchange.
    I have been doing regular speed tests and at times this well below what was expected at times the Broadband service is idle
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lambeth
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    So far, so good. I have been with John Lewis broadband for almost six months and have not had problems. In the first week or two the download speed seemed to fluctuate but I generally get 11-13mbps, and upload 1.5mbps. Sufficient for web use and music/video. Far faster and more reliable than my previous broadband provided by a large supermarket chain.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kent
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    no such thing as john lewis broadband they just drop ship you plus net so if you want a really poor experience just join plus net your self and save some money, but be warned its rubbish

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