NOW 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 NOW Broadband.

Recent Customer Ratings for NOW Broadband

  • Satisfaction
    1.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.1 stars

Based on 276 customer ratings since 2023-04-12 (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.

693 Customer Reviews over 18 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give ZERO I would.

    I had my internet from NOW installed beginning of January. From the day after the engineer arrived internet didn't work. I reported the fault 9th March on moving into the property. NOW confirmed they will send an engineer round . I received a text message the beginning of the week confirming the engineer will come round and replied yes to being at home that day. The morning of the visit came, I receive another text message confirming the engineer will be round between 1-6pm and that if no one is in you may be charged £25. I stayed at home the afternoon waiting for the engineer to come, only for 5.30pm to roll around with no engineer in sight. I call customer service to find out no one was ever going to come because it is an external issue. I asked to be cancel my membership and be reimbursed for the loss of service I incurred. This still hasn't happened. Multiple phone calls to CS only to find out I will only be refunded £12!?! After I've paid £80 for a service that never worked and that also wasted my day and meant I had a loss of income on the day that I waited for the engineer to come. Useless, time wasters, rude, disrespectful. Don't go with this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    0840 on a Sunday morning and trying to talk to someone at Now. Taken through various menus which you have to listen to in full before you are allowed to select an option. Then advised the department is closed. Opening hours are 0830 to 2000 7 days a week. Standard fare from another parasite company that exists to provide minimal service while trying to bleed as much money as possible from their customer base.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Walthamstow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I never write bad reviews, but I'm absolutely forced to with this shoddy service

    Meant to install on a Thursday, engineer never turned up, called to complain then they rearranged later this week, never turned up again and customer services blamed me for this despite getting confirmation, and refused to do anything to help stating that open reach was an external service, which whilst is true to not care about a customers predicament when I explained I was in desperate need for wifi for work is extremely unprofessional.Immediately cancelled and once I switched to Vodafone things where sorted in the week. Avoid now broadband like the plague as they clearly don't value the customer
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrogate
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid at all costs. Used to be really good when the CS team were in Ireland & had authority to change things. Now, it's all scripted from somewhere abroad and the CS (I use that term VERY lightly can only go through the pre-defined motions of the script provided. A lot of dropouts of the service, almost daily although when it worked, the speeds were as advertised but the frequency of this happening has reduced drastically. The router provided has an appalling range and very difficult to get the settings from to move to another type.
    The final straw however is the intentionally deceitful wording on the email they send when the contract has around a month to run... I followed the instructions as copied & pasted below:
    "Do nothing and continue with your existing membership for £23.49 a month. Or Pick from one of the packages available to you below".

    I did nothing and then received saw that NOW had charged me £46.50. Queried it and they said to check the very bottom of the email where buried is a small section saying you'll lose your discounts. Cynical, misrepresentation & just downright sneaky. No offer of a refund & the new offer I could have was worse than the offers available for existing customers. CS could not care that I was leaving & just said that i need to give 2 weeks notice if I did.
    Like others, I'll be forwarding the email onto the ombudsman for investigation.
    Don't do it, I stayed as long as I did as they were the only ones offering a monthly rolling contract, with that gone & them just being a "me too" now, definitely not worth putting up with the almost non existent CS, poor speeds, dropouts & almost not for purpose router. You have been warned! Not just by me but read below too...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Morecambe
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Please do not waste your hard earned money on Now or Nowtv. They do not allow you un-subscribe without using 3rd party arbitration. Also highly inflate the monthly subscription bill there-after.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have for a whole month tried logging into my NOW account to cancel and every single time it says that the log in is not working at this moment. I have tried contacting them which also has not worked. This is an extremely unreliable company. Do not recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burnley
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I give Now a zero rating for customer service and satisfaction, I have requested a "shift and lift" on the line into a property ( in other words to move where the line comes in) Now firstly couldn't understand what was required and sent a fault engineer and now deny they can order this from Openreach, who tell me only the phone supplier can order a line shift. Absolutely hopeless don't go to Now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edgware
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Internet is not working, customer service is not so good, no ackknowledgement, i have been complaining since a week and still not resolved. Worst experience.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Whickham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have absolutely no complaints about Now Broadband. Been with them for years with no problems. Only had one outage which was fixed quickly and I was compensated for this. Average speed always above promised speed even at peak time. Don't believe all the so called reviews on this site!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Like others received an email to say am now out of contract and have choices.
    One is to continue at current price plus other options that all were dearer.
    To stay as is you need to do NOTHING.
    Now find this is untrue as you have to call them.
    Totally misleading email beware.
    Customer service is offshore and poor English speaking.
    Will be leaving after this year but will involve lots of work transferring everything over.
    Have to say have not had problems with the broadband service reliability
    Just the totally misleading email
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband is crap! Do not buy!
    I’ve called 20times regarding my speed and keep being told it’s at the levels expected despite my own speed tests being way under. I can’t have a teams call and upload or download at the same time and god forbid I want to watch a film on Netflix!! Customer services tell me there is nothing wrong so I can’t get out of my contract and if I want to leave early I have to pay off the entire contract plus a cancellation fee!! Disgusting service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Alexandria
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Ive just experienced exact same problem as previous post from Kai. Email received in December from NOW as my contract was ending, with choices which included do nothing and pay the same, This was confirmed further on in the email to keep same deal for same price. Only realised today have been charged additional £15.00 for last two months. Phoned twice to complain and ask for refund. Cut off both times when I asked to escalate my complaint. Their email is not only misleading, but also fraudulent. I think that the intention of their email is to knowingly deceive their customers. Im currently in process of looking for a new broadband provider. Absolute shocking customer services.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Cuts out constantly, worse broadband I’ve ever had with equally useless customer service. Initially attracted to the 12 months contract but wish I’d avoided now.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    How petty can you get I've decided to go to a new provider leaving on the 19th of this month cancelled my contract last month by phone to give them enough notice no problem booted game console up yesterday the 2nd March to install a new game,the download speed was low went on to pc to check the speed should be 63mbps through wifi which I have been getting as my router is downstairs it is now 22mbps so just because I was leaving at the end of my contract they have been so petty to drop my speed down. Read the comments on this site and now agree with them if you are leaving NOW Broadband at the end of your contract give them the minimum notice you can because they will drop your speed down so it's virtually unusable will NEVER use this organisation again for broadband or any of their services including their TV services which I have also cancelled.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Teignmouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Big scam company they advertise there broadband cheap to get you to sign up but then they dont supply the said speeds or service, in fact from day one my internet did not work at all. I tried to phone Now but it is impossible to get through to a real person everything is just automated. I then tried to email them but again just got automated replies non of which helped. I then tried the live chat on there website but turns out its not live at all its just a computer. The problem was at there end not mine and because i could not get hold of a real person to explain the situation i could not try and sort the problem out so in the end i had no choice but to cancel the payments at my bank as i was paying for something that i never got or had. Now i am getting emails and letters demanding money for charges for leaving early. Mybe if they had proper customer services where you can actually talk to a real person then mybe i wouldnt of had to cancel at my bank and leave early. Now breaks there own contracts and terms by not supplying the promised service, they take money from your bank for something they never gave and when you dare to cancel they will take no responsibilily and blame everything on you and add charges and threaten you with legal action. I am taking this to watchdog as i am pretty sure its illegal to offer a service then not give it but still take money and add charges when they havent even supplied the service in the first place, just think of the world we would live in if everyone did that. Avoid this company like the plague there scam artists.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    1st floor flat in Workington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very very low Mbps speed close to the router barely 1.5 Mbps in the bedroom next door.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    NOW is staffed by completely incompetent people, I've been trying to take over/open a new account as my housemate has moved out, and every person I've spoken to says a different thing. I've wasted hours on the phone to these unprofessional clowns. It should be simple and straightforward but they can't be bothered to train their employees and seem to think people have nothing better to do than waste hours on the phone to them. The most painful unprofessional experience with a service provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Enfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible and unreliable bband. Drops speed over and over again. Service is rude and very unhelpful. One of the worst customer experiences I can recall. Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband experience I have ever had - and in general all providers are bad so the bar is low. Well done NOW broadband for being the worst. Internet connection is so weak my phone switches to 5G when I’m standing over the router. Customer service is abysmal and asking if the three lights show green and then saying there is nothing wrong when the signal is dripping out is unhelpful at best. Do not sign up with this provider, they are truly the worst.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackburn
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Underhand tactics to rip you off.
    Receive an emails saying if you do nothing your bill will be 23.50 pm. Received a bill for 43 yet customer service have no interest what so ever in giving me my 20 back. Reporting them to financial ombudsman and ofcom
  • Reviewer
    Location
    RG1
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Please if you are looking for new broadband, do not go for now. Extremely poor customer service and the internet goes down weeks. When you reach out to customer care, they do not have definitive timeline to address it. You end up paying double to maintain two networks if you are thinking this is cheaper. Team does not proactively reach out to support or guide you. No refund as you end up getting locked up for 1 year contract. For first 30-45 days it works fine so you end up buying annual subscription that's where the problem lies.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Getting support is impossible. Customer care is just not what they do. If you need help the BOT takes you in a circular journey and then the pages fail.
    Getting a human to speak to followed a 40 minute wait time and was then cut off. Just avoid like the plague is my advice.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Skelmersdale
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    This provider gives decent broadband. HOWEVER. There is absolutely no app available that lets you control who uses the broadband in the house, device management, diagnostics, remote management. Nothing. It is something that they really need to address as it is lacking severely on its competitors. Is will be looking at alternatives when my 12 month contract is up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uxbridge
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I've been with NowB for a few years now. Back in Aug 23, I received an email saying I have two options and one of them was to keep what I had for which it said: "Do nothing and continue with your existing membership for £30.49 a month". Overall this was a better option and I "did nothing" to remain on that package. However I noted they started charging me £48 rather than 30 (do nothing option). I called today to seek refund, they say you never called back to confirm your new package and that's why you're on the standard rate.
    I called this daylight rubbery!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ALTON
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Very quick to take a payment but when it comes to actually getting it activated I am left waiting. No feedback, just told to wait another 24 to 48 hours after the due date.

    Working form home without broadband is causing endless hassles. Should have gone elsewhere.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hawick
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Took 2 weeks for the broadband to go live. Does not work as there is a fault somewhere that needs to be investigated by 'the team'. This will take another 48 to 72 hours. If I want to be compensated for no service I need to contact them again. No phone number available on their Web support although it states you can only contact them by phone. Say need photos of the installation before can do anything which takes yet more time. Truly awful service and cheap for a reason. Will switch to someone else while I still can. Be warned...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The speeds I get are actually quite good but the connection drops on a daily basis. Currently I'm out of contract which is always a way for them to excuse charging more than double for the same service simply because you haven't promised further payments even with the months notice period.

    Yet during this time of higher charges the connection has dropped more than normal!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling. Happy to upgrade me then wring billing, late upgrade, slow Broadband and dead landlines. Try to resolve this today was cut off 3 times after 4 phone calls. Issue could not be resolved. Landlines still dead. Shoddy, poor and inept.........
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I had a no contract service with NOW for 3 years. They advised me that the price was increasing slightly. However they increased my bill by a mystery £15.

    Apparently they roll in a free calls package (even tough i don't have a landline phone) and then jack up the price. However this still didn't account for the increase.

    Call handlers were hard to get hold of, off-hand and unable to explain my bills. They also wouldn't refund over charged payments or rectify the issue without forcing me into a 12 month contract. They also continued to charge a call package after termination of my account and switching to another provider taking 3 months to refund this.

    Just appalling
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Perth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is easily the worst broadband I've ever had. It keeps cutting out, and when it is running, it is so slow. I also had to buy an extender because it's so crap. Avoid at all costs, it's a bunch of complete rubbish. DO NOT BUY!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cricklewood
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Slow Slow Slow. So slow my search times out. I can’t wait to leave
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wish we'd read these reviews first. I've never had such an awful experience with a utility company. Two months delay connecting our broadband - no explanation other than to blame Openreach. A problem that other utility companies apparently don't have. I think I've managed to deduce that it is a computer system issue at NTv end. Messed us around for 2 months, no info, didn't even reply to emails to the complaints department. How they are allowed to operate in this industry with this level of non-service, I'm mystified. Don't bother, we only chose them because of lack of fixed contract. We've given up and gone with BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely useless. The product is terrible and the speeds are just nonexistent. We have been with Now for a month and it feels like a year! We have already cancelled to go with someone else sue to how poor everything has been. The signal is terrible, we have had to buy 2 boosters for the house to try and get any signal anywhere, and still have incredibly poor connectivity. We have called customer services a number of times, they seem to just want you off the phone quickly and don’t really offer any help. They were supposed to send an engineer after the 4th call to them just for my wife to wait in all day and no one turn up. Having called them again, they eventually admitted that no one ever did come out. As I type this, no streaming services on my tv which is in the same room as a booster, can connect to anything so I will need to reset the hub for the 7th time today!! Avoid this lot at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oldha.
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you enjoy your broadband repeatedly disconnecting every day whilst trying to work from home and having every task uninterrupted for hours, then sign up to this rubbish. Otherwise I'd recommend you steer well clear
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful. Speed comes and goes all the time. Speed often so low it is unusable. Very hard to contact customer services. Avoid them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible!!! Utterly appalling and not fit for purpose. I have lost count of the times I have complained over the phone and online.. they have now stopped responding to my emails as I have got to the point when I refuse to waist hours in the phone or following their frustrating procedure to switch broadcast channels on my hub then wait 24 hours to see if there is any improvement! I tried to point out that they are not fulfilling the terms of the contract have contacted Ofcom and have ended up just giving up as I simply don’t have the time to waste. Needless to say I can’t wait for our contract to end at the end of March. Having had endless issues from the very beginning!!! DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sudbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Genuinely one of my biggest mistakes getting this network. My flat is tiny and it hardly reaches my bedroom. Wouldn’t recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chatteris
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Waste of time!
    Ordered my broadband and activation date. My order was cancelled because of no availability in my area. They didn't bother to tell me about it. Waited for nothing until activation day. Informed about order cancellation when I give them a call. JOKE
    Thwn I was advised to order again different option, and end up same way in another 2 weeks time. Do yourself a favour and just avoid them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hounslow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband is constantly on and off.
    Cannot resolve with customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I saw these reviews and thought NOW cant be that bad but yes they are. 5 weeks later and STILL no broadband and I have to wait ANOTHER week before they tell WHEN the broadband MIGHT be activated

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

    Looking for another provider now

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