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 330 customer ratings since 2020-05-12 (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 74 pages

  • 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
    Finchley
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I didn't believe all the bad reviews because I'm the kind of person that normally just gets on with things but this has been an awful process.

    They haven't connected the internet, nobody can tell me when it will be connected, every time I call there's a different answer or problem. Nobody replies to the written complaints and I've been lied to multiple times.

    It feels like they're gaslighting me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We've had a huge problem with our John Lewis/Plusnet broadband since May and it's now August. Appalling customer service, refused to send out Engineer and every time I call them, they go from the beginning again ...."I'll run a test on the line"....."Oh, yes, it's falling out"...they refused to send a new router but when they finally did, the problem still continued. I've lost business because of it, as I can't work from home with this rubbish. What am I paying for? I daren't swap suppliers at the moment incase I fall down a big hole of helplessness and no-one then takes responsibility. Avoid. I expected more from John Lewis and this whole saga has changed my impression of the company. We had problems last year too. Cheap skates.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ramsgate
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely disgusted with this service. They were quick enough to take my money. Not had any confirmation, still waiting even though the 3 dates I provided have now been and gone. I want to cancel but can't get through on the phone. Avoid!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    John Lewis (JL) mismanaged my account for a year, then kept wildly overcharging on each bill (not even emailing me bills, but just plonking them on an online account that I didn't realise existed), stopping my internet, etc. After months of this, I paid up for longer than needed & switched provider. But JL continued charging monthly for months, even though I'd left, & threatened me with debt collectors. After much stress, JL finally accepted there was no debt, gave miserly compensation, & promised they'd told their debt collectors to cease pursuing. But after a couple of months, the 'debt' reappeared with letter from JL saying they'd instructed PCS to collect. Suddenly being harrassed again by JL, credit rating threatened, & now PCS harrassing me also. The nightmare continues... will I ever be rid of them?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    surrey
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Price increased within a few months. Informed me via email that unfortunately I didn't get as it went into my junk. Please note that all their other emails come into my inbox!
    Coverage was poor and service satisfactory.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    PLease be warned! I took this contract on the back of the John Lewis name and reputation.Within 1 week of my contract they informed me of a price increase - the offer is just a hook!
    They then, when I cancelled, decided I owed them over £90.00 for the privilage of being conned!! - beware and do not touch this offer, it is not real or sincere. Customer services will be rude and dismissive.m Worst broadband experience of my life!!!!!
    PLEASE AVOID AT ALL COST.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They give you the worst possible speeds until you call them and ask them to fix it. They then feed you some technobabble jargon that even they clearly don’t understand and unthrottle your speeds. Then if you power ever goes out or if you need to unplug your router for whatever reason. You’ll have to do all of it again. Couldn’t recommend less.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Romford
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Just completed my 14 day initial period and everything is working how it should with the promised speed. Had to contact customer services at one point and Mahmood was very helpful and polite and got everything on track. So far so good even in the middle of Covid-19.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thatcham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful. Very slow speeds and we have currently been cut off with no internet for 9 days and the same thing happened last year for 10 days. They are just Plusnet rebranded, who in turn are BT, but I have stopped shopping at John Lewis and Waitrose as a result.

The reviews published on this page are those of the individual authors who have warrantied that they abide by our review guidelines. Reviews are not the opinion of Broadband.co.uk.