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
    1.9 stars
  • Speed
    2.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.1 stars

Based on 265 customer ratings since 2023-05-20 (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.

699 Customer Reviews over 18 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would give them zero stars if I could.

    Appalling customer service, couldn’t care less what you think only interested in money huge mistake signing with them.

    I have lodged a formal complaint against them with the regulator.

    If you are thinking of using any of Now TV services, DONT.

    GO anywhere else then with them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid this company at all costs. Had nothing but issues between a 4 week delay getting the box activated due to constant faults on their side, terrible customer service, no offer of compensation, and now stuck in a contract with them that we can't get out of. Forgot to change our appointment time after saying it was changed, showed up 2 hours late, didn't come with the right equipment so had to delay, didn't contact us to tell us when they were coming back, refuse to give us an actual appointment time or consider the fact people have to work during the day and can't wait about for 6 hours, absolute disgrace and will be suggestive everyone avoid this broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Now Broadband absolute nightmare with payments every month they fail to take payment from my card which is correctly setup etc no direct debit option to pay. Customer service just as bad don't understand the basis I wouldn't recommend them I want to change ASAP to different provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swansea
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse broadband provider I have had and I have had most of them. I keep changing to get a better deal and NowTv was the cheapest in a June 2020 when my last contract with TalkTalk was up. I wish I hadn’t left TalkTalk. Why change when there was nothing wrong. My speeds have continually been lower than NowTv guaranteed, I have contacted them and tried a variety of alterations as they suggest, but to no avail. The internet freezes, trouble watching Netflix, etc. Really fed up and pending the early fees I have to pay, I intend to leave them very soon.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse company I have ever dealt with.

    BELIEVE ME, DON’T EVER CONSIDER THIS COMPANY.

    Finding the customer sevice number when needed is requires an assignment itself. And when you, you get some seriously bored staff that don’t give a toss about your problems with an atritude and rude. They have this sort of tone that gets you and develops into an arguement. That pissed me off and I regretted the moment I signed up. But when it comes down to payments, their systems never shuts down, and their is always people availble to make payments.

    When the net is slow, they don’t let you know. When the net is out, they don’t let yoy know. You are just unvalued.

    ABSOLUTEY HORRIBLE, I WISH YOU SHUT DOWN AND NEVER EXIST.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hatfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The only problem I had was the Broadband box kept on resetting itself but problem solved within a few days of them sending out a new router other than that broadband speed quite high hi very good no cutting out no issues customer service has been polite I would recommend it
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely poor. They screw up, blame the customer and then charge to close the account. Don't use them!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful, so slow it won't even open emails properly.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I watch TV shows on my phone, us using data because this cannot handle the basics.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bury st edmunds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst service . Always disconnecting and never sole the problem. Customer service lie to you just to hang up the phone . Treat customer as rubbish . Don’t recommend this broadband . Really mistake and my advice not to go with them . You will find stranger responses from call center
  • Reviewer
    Location
    louhhborough
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    absolutley shocking broadband. I have one the best package available with a "promised" 63 mbps. When I try to play on my ps4 or stream videos I am at around 800 kbps which is 1990 esque Internet speeds. Would not recommend for anyone who wants to do a simple Google search. Save yourselves
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CHESTERFIELD
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Been without broadband and telephone for over a week. This is an exchange issue, and not Now broadbands. It's an Openreach issue.
    The reason for scoring NOW low is they are nigh on impossible to contact. The chatbot is useless.

    They have failed to keep me updated/informed, as promised.

    When chasing it up, the quickest time I've managed to get through to someone is 50 minutes. Just what you need after a 12 hour shift.

    Each time you have to go through the full explanation and try and convince them the problem isn't at my end.

    I'm "lucky" as I'm out of contract. Just keeping it going until my full fibre connection date. Once the exchange is fixed I guess.

    Why not give a case/job number to people that have issues. And a direct number to query progress, rather than having to suffer the banal dross music? Then again is that the reason for the music?

    In all honesty, in over 2 years, the speed/connection/connectivity have been better than expected, so that side is ok.

    Let down by poor customer service. Lack of.
  • 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
    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
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Tried to get an assessment of area coverage but doesn't recognise my landline number as valid. I tried repeatedly, I know my own lanline number, I've had it for 11 years. Tried to contact customer service but just not available, so no solution. Anyway, seems they don't really want paying customers or to provide solutions so may have dodged a bullet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Couldn't even get started. Coverage checker wouldn't recognise my phone number which I've had for 20 years. Contacted a rep on Twitter, showed them the screenshot, then they told me to phone them on a number which I had to pay for. If that's how they treat potential customers, it's a bad sign, so will avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ashington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Found them a mixed bag. The actual broadband has been pretty good (good speeds and wasn't too bad for dropping out). The online account system is pretty minimal though and does not confirm what your contract end date would be (you have to work this out from your timeline and original email stating contract length). They also do not inform you when you are nearing the end of the contract, they just up your DD without notice. I contacted them regarding this saying it's ridiculous that they make it so difficult to find your contract end and that they should be at the very least emailing you as a courtesy to say your bill is changing. I did get a fairly quick response but it basically said your end date will have been in your joining instructions...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID
    This really is a truly awful Internet service provider. When I contacted Customer Services I was put to 3 different advisers and had to explain 3 different times the same issue. They deny all responsibility and do everything they can to avoid a resolve. I have never ever came across such poor customer services, they try and pass the burden of blame elsewhere. One of the best excuses I had when trying to resolve the issue was that I am using the wrong web browser (even though I had tried Microsoft edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer & Safari) so I was told to download Firefox and this what definitely, without a shadow of a doubt resolve the problem. Guess what, even after following their advice to the letter it still did not resolve the issue.
    I cancelled account and am now out of pocket.
    This really is the worst provider I have unluckily had the misfortune to subscribe too. Do not be drawn if by any special offers you see on any comparison website, spend a fraction more on another provider if you have to as it will be worth it and you will save money in long run. If I could've gave it negative stars I would've.
    AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID,AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When it works it is fine but when it goes wrong their service is rubbish!
    Tomorrow will be the third day without any wi-fi,
    No home telephone, no doorbell, NO WI-Fi.
    Unfortunately, I am stuck with them until June next year. Do not deal with this company.
    Is it because Rupert Murdoch has retired?!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for 2 years now and just renewed. Never really had any great problems. Overall great value for super fibre. I’ve noticed some buffering late at night but not an issue as no one is particularly maxing out Wi-Fi in our household then.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    don't bother going with NOW TV broadband, had the worst experience possible and awful customer service . We went for the fibre option at £27.50 which has now gone up, and they did not ever get around to connecting me even after waiting for 8 weeks!(in the middle of London) With missed appointments (and not being told about it), getting stuck in the system, an array of lies I was told to keep me in limbo. Customer service was awful, they would never follow through with anything or have any answers for me. It was 8 weeks of constant chasing for someone to tell me what was happening, and I would just get passed around in circles. The promised speed was well below their predicted of 60mbs, were gonna get 27mbs which wouldn't even stream a movie! Since then I've gone with Sky, such a better experience, they helped fix my openreach line within 48 hours of me flagging the issue to them. Id advise finding anyone else, the short 12 month contract and not even cheap rate anymore, isn't worth the stress.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Asked to keep my landline number as it's a business number I have had for 24years and guess what they gave me a new number which they say can't be reversed so after a week I left
    To go back to original supplier who said they would get my number back
    So how could now not manage
    Hopeless
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Very happy with customer service and ease of speaking to someone. Had an email about contract coming up for renewal and a new offer (same price as before). Had to go through a few 'press this number' things when I called but then got to speak to someone right away with no delays. As it was too early in the morning for the team who do new contracts they organised a call back 20 minutes later and switched me onto a new contract in minutes. Efficient and helpful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    There is no 0 satisfactation. I can not choose to give 0 star. Really **** provider. After the activation date, I have no internet and I had an appointment with the Engineer, and the Engineer does not come. I wait at home for the whole day. **** company!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Exeter
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I marked the reliability down because I did have ongoing problems for a few months but this was mainly my fault. I changed from Sky to Now TV about 18 months ago, as expected, the Now TV internet worked without any need to change the old connections or Sky Q hub. When I started to experience problems, I suspected it was probably down to the router, however, I delayed connecting the Now TV hub due to my own laziness and not wanting to reconnect the many devices to the new hub. Last night I gave in as the speeds had become unusable, since then, everything has worked just fine and we don't even need the wifi booster that had been necessary to get wifi upstairs without the Sky Q multiroom box.

    In response to the reviews claiming terrible customer service, I've found them very good when I have bothered to contact them. When moving house, the change was quick and seamless (much better than past experience with Sky and BT), even extending the special offer I got when I signed up without extending my contract, giving me the reduced fee long after I was free to leave.

    All in all, I think for the price, they offer a good service. You get what you pay for and if you want better speed and reliability, it's going to cost more.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The price is good, I’m sure the service is good, but the routers are sh1te. I was with talk talk previously for 8 years and only changed due to seeking a better price. The router signal quality is awful. I can sit 25 feet away with a clear line of sight to the router and not have a full signal. The signal is dropping out all the time too. There is no point in having super fast fibre if the routers are cheap and rubbish. I am yet to find a way of reporting this issue to Now as they seem to make it impossible to contact them, hence why I am leaving reviews. If the supplies better quality routers like talk talk do, it would be great.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Outrageous customer service. They missed multiple appointments and lied about us not being at home while we waited all day at home not being able to go to work serveral times over the course of one month. When you called their customer service, no one knew what was going on and the only suggestion was that we keep waiting.

    Turned out they have pushed back the go live date by one month and offered £40 compensation when we should have received more than £100 by the calculation on their website. While we made a complaint, they said 'there is nothing more we can do' and offered us £0 evntually.

    6 months have passed and we did not receive any compensation. Big outrageous liars.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    HAWICK
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I think I might be quite fortunate after reading the litany of complaints made against Now. My order was cancelled by them yesterday without reason and was due to go live in a week.I have decided not to phone them as I don't want the service (if you can call it that) and I don't want to be charged for the call. One commenter stuck out in my mind was the person that bought a months TV deal only to be charged again the following month as he didn't cancel it! As he put it 'a month should be a month' this to me is surely terribly wrong.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful. Left me waiting 8wks for setup then told me there was nothing they could do they’d cancelled the order and no compensation.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Teynham kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terribly slow - just frustrating, don’t bother with it, it’s slow 99% of the time
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I really regret having bought NOW TV Broadband. As we're currently working from home due to the virus, the internet is the one thing we desperately need working and for the last few months its given us nothing but grief. It's so slow that we can't even stream movies so I feel like I'm wasting money on tv subscriptions. I spoke to NOW TV over the phone and they mentioned there was a problem with the box so sent us a new one (customer service was actually quite good and box arrived promptly). But the second it arrived we had exactly the same problem. I originally chose NOW TV because I'd only have to pay £18 a month but its just not worth the money or hassle. I'd be happier paying more with another provider as long as it means we have a reliable internet connection. Please stay away from NOW TV Broadband, I wish I'd read the reviews before buying!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woking
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up for broadband and waited 2 weeks for activation date only for broadband not to work. Was then advised an engineer was coming the next available day to fix the issue (which was 5 days later) and waited all day and nobody came. Spoke on the phone with customer service and advised that it will be another 72 hours atleast until it can be looked at. Would definitely recommend using any other service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    We signed up to NOW TV broadband, the box was installed and everything ran fine for 2 weeks, it was then promptly cut off by NOW TV with no reasoning given whatsoever, upon contacting NOW TV I was told that I would be contacted within 14 days regarding my problem???? 14 days! So I called the customer services helpline who rudely hung up on me before saying that the problem would be resolved by the following week, flash forward a week, problem still not solved and we receive an email saying something's gone wrong and we will be contacted in the next 2 days, 2 days later the exact same email. Upon contacting customer services a further time I am told to wait another 72 hours for someone else to be "in touch with more information", still waiting, still no wifi and absolutely useless customer service. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hove
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Ignore the bad reviews if you're getting broadband only. I can't comment on the TV packages as didn't sign up for them. Easiest and fastest broadband installation I've ever had! Had an Openreach engineer come within 2 weeks which is a record (try 4-6 normally). I've moved around a lot and I know this process...and the pain that it normally incurs so was very surprised by how easy a company this cheap made it. I'm getting 7.5Mbps down the line which is plenty for me, can watch Netflix HD and browse super fast no issues which is the majority of what I use it for. I couldn't get fibre on the BT lines here so it was this or Virgin basically, which costs a lot more.
    The way I see it is if you're getting ADSL rather than cable, it all comes through the same BT lines anyway so the only real variables are traffic management (ie. throtttling) and customer service. NOW doesn't throttle (thumbs up) and customer service have been quick to get through to, speak proper English (well for Irish people anyway :-)) and quite efficient. Why pay more? For a more 'reputable' company? Its just marketing trust me - they're all jokers at the end of the day ;-)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Islington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst company ever. Do not go with them. I contract now broadband on the 6th november and till now haven´t recieve an answer, still waiting for the device and everything. Don´t waste your time with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Farnham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unbelievable that service produced by a company as big as Now Is still around!!!!!! Literally the worst company ever!!!!!! Avoid at all cost
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sale
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute shocking service how can they call themselves a broadband company speed always slow keeps buffering constantly if could get away from them then we would
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have had Now Broadband in several properties. The switch on date never goes smoothly. Customer service is usually poor. Wouldn't recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I placed an order to go live on 8th June. Checked my order to see when I'll be getting my router. Turns out it will go live on the 24th June! Not happy as I work from home!!! I was not told there was a change.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastleigh
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    NOW TV reports 40Mbps download speed but broadband.co.uk reports 13.06 Mbps. After phoning NOW TV it sped up to 40Mbps on NOW TV and 19MBps on broadband.co.uk .

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