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
    2.4 stars

Based on 108 customer ratings since 2021-07-06 (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.

791 Customer Reviews over 80 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chester
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is the first Tim that I have completed a review and especially a negative one at that, however, I feel strongly that I should share my experience so others can be aware of the awful company that is John Lewis.

    Firstly I joined John Lewis as I needed a faster broadband for all the zoom calls that I needed to make and believed all the hype on their website, however, as soon as I was activated the connection was awful and continually dropping out, I couldn't even download a movie on Sky TV. I contacted on a number of occasions and was continuously told many days after my complaint that my line speed was fine. But it wasn't!!!!

    The there was the issue of my introduction offer, which I never received and following many many attempts to contact to chase up, just gave up in the end :-(

    Then as a last ditch, failing to resolve my line speed or even get an acknowledgement of my issue I cancelled my contact (and got charged £111 for the privilege of having very poor to no service) and moved to BT internet.

    Since moving it has been trouble free and super fast speed.

    My advise is to avoid John Lewis.

    A very unhappy customer
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Broseley
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Paid for DSL broadband was supposed to have been activated yesterday, but is still switched off. No explanation given for the delay. Contacted support, and waited for over 30 minutes, before giving up. Their online email support form appears to have been disabled, so you can't even contact them this way.

    The sales people are the only ones who answer their phones, and the one I spoke to ACTUALLY ADMITTED they deliberately disabled their email support. AVOID AVOID AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    edinburgh
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is not a john lewis product ... its plusnet/BT and the customer service that goes with it... my advice is to stay far away
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have never experience so many issues with a product in my life. 6-8 weeks to get the line installed, 4/5 engineer visits due to technical problems. A year later the service cuts out, engineer called, issue resolved. Was then overbilled £70 when moving house. Customer service are helpful, but way too many service issues.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ilkeston, Derbys
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Funnily enough they state when reporting a ‘tech issue’ that they will respond within 24 hours - the ONLY response I have had at all relating to my 5 + emails about the disastrous service was when I gave in and said I was transferring to another supplier. The new supplier prompted an automated email - they had been contacted and I had a severance payment to make. 3 Days later a tech email came through.
    I was with Plusnet before and would go back as this JL filtered broadband is THE worst service and supply I have ever known. If only I could get through to question the final bill and atrocious service - but they have beaten me into submission. Anything to get away. So typical of so many companies now. Dreadful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have been trying to contact my supplier for ten days now without any response. I would like to change to fibre but because I cannot speak to them I cannot move forward. Will probably move to another supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bournemouth
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor installation service and customer service to resolve the issues, not what I expected from JL. Phone wait times are over 40 minds every day for tech support, they don't have enough engineers and are backlogged.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unfortunately I advise everyone NOT TO.
    They are appalling and will just say they are dealing with it. I have been without connection for 3 weeks after the 'go live date'
    GO ANY WHERE BUT NOT JL/PLUSNET
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Unreliable, unprofessional, nightmare, waste of time and energy, stress and anxiety are the words come to mind. PLEASE don’t sign up to John Lewis Broadband!!

    Every day something comes up, one day the internet doesn’t work and I have to wait for a week to sort it. Then the spear goes down, they sent to engineers wasting 2 weeks without internet. Then I can’t access website and now their website is down.

    The worse ever service I have ever had. Do not go with John Lewis and read all reviews before making a decision.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    John Lewis Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    We have been waiting since 21 October to be connected and still waiting. Every time we phone customer service they have some silly excuse and tell us the same rubbish over and over again. We are in our 70's and can not get out to go shopping so we rely on the internet for our food deliveries. We will now definitely cancel our contract with them and tell all our friends and family never, ever sign up with John Lewis broadband.

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