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
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was with Greenbee (John Lewis) email provider since it started. Suddenly last November emails began to be very slow, and now I can't access them from late afternoon until late evening. When I ask JL what is happening, they say they have 'technical issues which we are working to resolve'. I rely on emails for communication with doctors etc. and am very disabled. I am stuck, because I just don't have capability of changing. Thanks a bunch, John Lewis.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ilkley
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst internet provider ever had.
    Stay away! A month has passed, already had a engineer visit and still no problem solved.

    Took them a month to realize there was a real problem...I was even told my phone and tablet where the cause of the problem....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bala
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    broadband it low and often drops, for a rural area like this, it is passable,
    customer service on the other hand is just not up to the job, JL snt me an email telling me there were problems with their system and they could not collect my direct debit on time, and they would inform me when they would collect it, they sent me an email saying it will be collected on or after the 13th, so they decided to collect it on the 12th, funds were placed in my bank on the 12th to cover the direct debit on the 13th, needless to say my once perfect record with my bank has now gone, I will be charged for their incompetence, and all they do is ignore my emails, on top of this they are saying now because I have not paid my account will be restricted, and would you believe their online payment through your account has been down for days, so even though I am trying to pay, I can't, needless to say I will be taking my custom elsewhere,
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Slough
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been a John Lewis broadband customer for 3 months now and have already started thinking to quit. Problem started since the the order of the service where it took 14 days to activate the service. Since then there is no ending of the problems with the internet speed. I have 17Mbps plan and have been living with the speed from 0Mbps to 5 Mbps with continuously erratic speed of internet. Raised complaint and called customer care multiple times but the issue remains same. Reaching out the customer care service is a pain. There are different teams/departments within John Lewis who seems to be totally disconnected. One agent does not have any idea what has been done by other. When called the customer service and discussed the speed issue, first of all the agent was not at all agreed that there is a problem with the internet speed. After a while, after talking over the phone and troubleshooting, finally they agreed that there is a fault from there side. Since, then the speed seems to be erratic and inconsistent. I am loosing the hope now and thinking to come out of the contract based on the pathetic product and customer service i have received so far. A huge disappointment on the product provided by the brand name like John Lewis.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Have been a John Lewis customer for many years, and thought we would switch to their broadband, having had nothing but trouble from Plus Net during the last year or so.When we had problems Plus Net were of no help at all. We were informed on Friday 8th November by John Lewis , following my phone call as to when we could expect their activation , that it was being set up during that phone call,but
    here we are the following Monday 11th, to find that despite the assurance,I still could not receive or send emails, this is despite a further phone call on the Friday , when I was informed that someone would definitely call me back later that afternoon ,once the problem had been identified and sorted. This left me with the only other option,to go into Southampton into the Apple store , where they sorted my Mac book, enabling me to get mail etc. However on returning home I found that my iPhone and I pad still had the problems re emails, So I will now have to go back to the apple store Wednesday to sort it.
    This lack of customer care ,I had come to expect from Plus Net ,but certainly not from John Lewis , and this sloppy service will do nothing but harm to the John Lewis name.
    So my decision to switch to John Lewis broadband may have been one big mistake.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Anglesey
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My broadband speed since joining John Lewis has dropped off to around 1 MBPS ( 0.45 MBPS at it's lowest) in the evenings, basically un-usable. I keep reporting it, and their Technical team keeps re-setting it, but it simply drops off again within days. I'm being told that they can't cancel my contract, because ( apparently) there isn't a fault on the line. So OFCOM it is then !!!
    I've given a one star for broadband speed, overall satisfaction and broadband reliability because I can't give a zero, which is what it deserves. Look elsewhere people !!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Started ok, but after a line fault it took over 8 weeks to sort out, mainly down to customer service not being able to do anything other than what their computer screen said. As this service is run by plusnet, i'd stay clear of both.
  • 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
    Slough
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Stay away from JLB. I have been struggling with their service since i joined in March 2018. Inconsistent speed issue has been there since then and no one bother to resolve the issue. I raised so many queries but no concrete results.
    There is so much of disconnect within the JLB team that one does not know what was done by another. Also, their portal has not been working since more than a month and I am not able to make the payment as i am not able to login the my account. Call wait time is > 30 mins which is pathetic. No call back system, no online chat system. Absolutely pathetic infrastructure and worse customer service I have ever had in my entire life.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ipswich
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We've had John Lewis broadband for a week now and it's been off more than it's on. We've had one good day's connection so far. We switched from BT because it was woeful and we could never understand their Indian call centres but overall, it's looking pretty good compared with John Lewis. They should have stuck to homewares.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    What a shame that Plusnet who supply John Lewis broadband is giving John Lewis such a bad name. I know from being a John Lewis customer for years and have worked for the company that they do not treat their customers like I have experienced with Plusnet over the last 6 weeks that I have been with them. I only signed up with them because of John Lewis's good name and didn't know anything about Plusnet.
    Plusnet add says 'We'll do you proud' No Plusnet, you don't. A note to John Lewis: Dump Plusnet and get a broadband and phone company that can deliver the standard of customer satisfaction that we have come to know and rely on with John Lewis.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Very poor customer service and the webmail is very poor.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Darlington
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Didn't even get the internet in and we had so many problems with them by cancelling the order waited for it for 2weeks and the router didn't come on the date it was meant to do contacted they told us that it's on its way rang again and the order wasn't even placed we paid the fees to get it set us as well and all they could say was they have to place the order again and wait another two weeks waste of time wouldn't go for these providers they are nothing but time wasters
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BIRMINGHAM
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    complete waste of time. I thought with their name they would provide decent broadband. very slow speed, of at time less than 1mbps and constantly dropping , left me in the lurch after 6 days of trying sort it out. booked an engineer visit and who did not turn up with no explanation. I am moving
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I’m sorry to say I will be changing ASAP as they have been the slowest broadband provider I have ever had. Just taken over an hour to download one program and it’s still going!! Snails pace is faster!
    They promise a fast fibre and just haven’t delivered. It’s so slow and buffering is the norm. Would never recover use again. Nothing good to say about John Lewis Broadband :-(
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I wish that I'd read this site before signing up to JL Broadband....like others I followed the "Which?" guide about JL...not reliable advice at all, very unusually for "Which"? From wrongly quoted packages/ speeds/ failure to provide the agreed email address/ broken promises/ long waits for customer service/ to my password not working (twice) I'd give John Lewis Broadband "no stars" for satisfaction if I could. Hugely disappointing; I was quite wrong to assume that the excellent reputation of JL would apply to their broadband service...to be avoided unless you enjoy being continually disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The speed was very poor during evenings and streaming was a nightmare specially with Netflix. From time to time without explanations there was no service Customer service kept blamed the fault to be my modem or router so spend a fortune replacing equipment's twice over and no change. Then they start blaming my computers and TV for it! No discount was offered as they believed it was not their fault as the line tested ok, Speed at its best for fiber was 13Mbs. 14 months of putting up with the service changed and never looked back. Now with same modem and router as before and no other modification getting 48MBs !!! So noting wrong with my equipment then just very poor service!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yeovil
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Had JL/PN Broadband now for 6 months, been paying for fibre plus package £40+ per month. My speed has been dropping so called technical, just been told by 'so-called' technical that I haven't been getting what I have been paying for hence my speed is well below 40mgb and should have been 70+.

    I was put through to the order dept and they say I have been on the right package 'LIARS' you have crossed the wrong bloke. John Lewis why have you aligned yourself with dodgy 'Plusnet' JL you have deceived your loyal customers, shame on you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dorset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    TERRIBLE experience. Had to chase to get it set up again and again. Finally live and 3 days later they "accidentally" cut me off - no phone no broadband! The support line has a wait time of minimum 30 mins but usually longer and I held for ages on 4 separate occasions. They couldn't reinstate the line for over a week due to their error. I've asked other providers and it will cost £59 to reinstate my line and I have to have a new number too - unbelievable inconvenience. Worst of all they just didn't care less. So now I have no BB for another 7 days!
    Don't risk it with JLBB until they have got their act together!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Halifax
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Thankfully I’m able to leave John Lewis Broadband after only a couple of months, because they increased pricing.

    The amount of dropouts of service is unbelievable. It happens at least 10x a night (and that’s no exaggeration) and as I write for a website, I’m usually connected to wordpress and gmail between 7 and 10pm every night. I have Spotify going in the background, so hardly heavy usage, but those three things suffer because of the regular down times.

    They use Plusnet as their provider, who I’ve used twice in the past and never had a problem with them, so it’s a bit confusing why John Lewis broadband is so glitchy and bad.

    It was a simple cancellation process over the phone, the guy did ask if I’d be interested in upgrading to their fibre option to ‘avoid dropouts’ which, according to him ‘don’t happen much on standard broadband’ but I simply can’t trust them.

    Is the price cheap? Yes.
    Is the service good? No.
    Would I recommend John Lewis to a friend? The shop I would…but wouldn’t only not recommend their broadband, I’d tell them to stay well clear.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    goole
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really dreadful. Worse than I expected.
    The line was "mis-jumpered" in the cabinet, despite JL / Plusnet telling me all was OK. I had to risk £65 for an Openreach engineer to visit and sort it out.
    JL promised me 2 months free service for the trouble, but didn't credit me.
    My home phones don't ring when someone calls. Waiting for Openreach again, as a "line card" is faulty in the exchange.
    Phoning JL customer service takes you to an Asian call centre, located in Leeds. Aggressive, awkward and unhelpful.
    Go to another provider. Any other. Don't buy JL.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely awful customer service. My phone line has had problems previously and for the last 5 days I have been unable to contact tech guys regarding same problem . Been left holding on answering service for about 14 hours over the las 4 days. Vunerable 84year old living here who is shielding and the use of a reliable phone is essential. Won’t be renewing my contract and would not recommend company to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    First 6 months of contract fine the last 6 months have been awful. Broadband constantly disconnects ....... Utterly disappointed with service and intend to go back to my previous provider at first opportunity
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Trowbridge
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My connection has been unreliable in two separate houses. The customer service is abysmal. Make sure you contact the complaint department. They can make at least make things move faster. The move from one address to another was mismanaged dreadfully. The impression you get is that the systems are all over the place. I have been offered £100 as a goodwill payment and a waiving of the fee if I choose to move to another provider. It's my second night with John Lewis broadband in the new house and the connection is dropping in and out all the time. It's not worth it. In an industry where poor customer service seems endemic, John Lewis manages to surpass the competition and plumb new depths
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scottish borders
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Recurring problems regularly for 2 years now. Very slow to none internet connection. Engineers been out said we should be receiving 1.8 but for last few months less than 0.3 at best having to drive 4 miles to a supermarket to check my emails not good what are we paying for? Ongoing problem that they seem unable to resolve. Not good for a company like this sorry
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Port Talbot
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I after many years with BT I migrated to John Lewis Broadband because of cheaper advertised prices and the excellent customer service received at their stores.
    Unfortunately it's been a disaster: fibre line speed is less than before - 60% worse for upload, customer service is terrible - John Lewis stores don't want to know about problems and JL Broadband doesn't care nor resolve issues.
    Since I moved in December 2014 there have been 4 outages, including one today for 4 hours and counting.
    I can't wait for my year's contract to expire so I can return to BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Penzance
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor service. Broadband regularly goes through phases where it drops out. Although customer support reset line, which cures issue for a short while, they never seem to get to root of problem. And getting through to them on phone is hard work - very long waits.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chester or street
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We have been with John Lewis for 12 months without a problem. Leaving them for another supplier is a different matter. We received an email saying that our account would be closed without any cancellation fees being payable. That we thought was that done. WRONG. We have numerous demands for payments and threats to restrict our services, which John Lewis do not even supply. At the moment we are trying to retrieve nearly 100 pounds,erroneously taken from our account since our cancellation. We have had no help from them at all,just plenty of promises but no results. It seems ludicrous that a branch of John Lewis should be in such chaos. Stay clear.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Knebworth, Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Tried to switch from Plusnet to JLewis broadband. However as JLewis use Plusnet they tried switching me twice and both times this has failed and I've wasted over a month in paying higher phoneline and broadband. I contacted jlewis customer services three times and it took 45min, 30 min and last time 20min to get through. Very, very poor service. Not what I was expecting. Look else where.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sutton, Greater London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I made the monumental mistake of not reading enough reviews of John Lewis broadband before signing up. Switched over in May 2017, nothing but problems ever since. Had excuse after excuse, been told I've got the router too close to other items, even though wired broadband is also a problem. Now another week of phone calls and waiting for updates with nothing. John Lewis batting it to Open Reach and vice versa. Intermittent drops which can be as close together as a few minutes on/off. No particular pattern, only know about wired devices as we have linked to our 'smart' digibox. Such a shame because when it's working it is a good speed. I never usually do any reviewing online, so the fact I'm going out of my way to post on as many forums as I can find should tell you something. AVOID. I'm considering further action and looking to evidence voided contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Skipton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Left John Lewis Broadband August 2018 over thirteen months ago at end of contract. There followed a nightmare with them demanding early cancellation fees PLUS trying to take Direct Debits after account closed.
    At end of OCTOBER last year I was assured (on his mother's life) that account WAS closed,I owed nothing, and would never hear from John Lewis again. Because of this assurance I chose not to refer the complaint to the Communications Ombudsman.Silly me.
    August 8th THIS YEAR, 2019, I am now receiving E-mails from John Lewis informing me that I will soon be receiving a Final Bill which "will not be for more than three months services" In other words, the nightmare starts all over again. I am now retrieving all my phone conversations,E-Mails and screenshots from a backup hard drive in preparation for submission to the Ombudsman. John Lewis are at best, totally incompetent, at worst, a set of dishonest charlatans.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    eastbourne
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor customer service,very hard to speak to anyone emails go unanswered so leaving them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bolton
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Applied online to change from BT early Dec for 4 jan switchover After initial sign up and payment, heard nothing. Been on phone and email most days of this week as no router sent. Their system poor and my order was causing tech problems in provisioning dept. Still no sign of switchover date and router arrived today. NOT happy and back to BT as no time to shop around for switch over and bothered by unreliable serviceonly providers. John Lewis systems that issue contracts, take payment and shut down accounts are working just fine.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stalybridge
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Terrible service from day 1, first they send a text saying my phone is now activated, so I cancel my existing contract with immediate effect, then they send another text 30 mins later saying that the phone won't be ready for another 20 + days.

    I phone customer services and get Mr Very Rude, most unhelpful person on the planet, tells me I can still use my landline and can pay for calls by debit card, I had signed up for the 'all day' phone package, he tells me the first text was sent by mistake, then say's it's my fault for cancelling the other phone contract.

    Spoke with a decent guy the day after, it took ALL day to be able to log online, the password for the router was not recognized even though they had set it up.

    Was told that I would get 3 months free fiber for the trouble, then got billed twice on the same day.

    Absolute joke of a company, I will be buying out my contract after Christmas and going elsewhere, but not to Plusnet or Parent company BT, all a bunch of incompetents.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Admittedly fibre optic broadband has only just been installed and I was warned speeds my go up and down initially, but since I've had it I've had to phone John Lewis 4 times; each time I've waited in a queue for around 45 minutes; my broadband connection keeps cutting out; and the last few days my speed has fluctuated between 0.56mbps and 2.84mbps instead of the 34-40mbps advertised!! Not at all what I'd anticipated based on reviews read etc. Sorely disappointed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We closed our account as we were moving. However before that we rang several times to make sure we could continue with our webmail. On each occasion we were reassured we could. Today, with the account closed we have no webmail and told they cant provide this service.So we have lost everything, thanks JL for nothing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CHESSINGTON
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Never knowingly undersold? Well, they have now. Since price increase and unlimited broadband use the service has rapidly become slower. long wait to call centre. I believe Plusnet's servers are overloaded. Broadband is acceptable but web-mail is absolutely hopeless. For five tears or so it was always ok.
  • 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?

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