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
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.1 stars

Based on 282 customer ratings since 2023-02-21 (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.

662 Customer Reviews over 17 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    So bad with the outage yesterday and no information about it until today. No apologies, Also they are underhand in tricking people into extending contracts to reduce prices they have mandatory increased. I’ll never trust them again and am leaving to go elsewhere. I hate them !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    King's Lynn
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't even think about NowTV Broadband! Placed an order then got a phone call saying it was cancelled and that I would have to phone up the next day and re-order! WHY? No answer. So, foolishly I did. 2 days later another phone call saying they couldn't do the switch over and that I would have to- unlike any other broadband provider I've had previously. Customer service is a thick Irish accent which I couldn't understand either. Whoever wrote the positive review I suggest is a NowTV employee, has to be. Utter rubbish. I cancelled immediately.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible. Range is particularly bad. AVOID !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Minehead
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    Now tv broadband is the worst broadband I have ever had. The range is appalling… 5 metres from it and it fails. Even when you can see the router it is rubbish. As soon as the contract ends I’m changing. Avoid avoid avoid !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swadlincote
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband speeds seem ok but the router they give you is pile of poo, worse Wi-Fi range I’ve ever had and only 2 Ethernet ports, cheap and not cheerful, been with them for 3 months and they put the prices up, can’t wait to leave to be honest, was with post office broadband before, excellent router and great customer service , opposite end of the scale to these people.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Aabysmal currently cut off and being out of contract im kind of glad using my 5g phone connection which is faster customer services suck had no broadband in december awaiting new router tried to charge me 50.00gbp to send out router agrued got it free in jan told i would get credited for no broadband in december lied settle bill every month 27th feb 2023 paid bill no no service disconnected me so nowtv are now gone to another provider

    Crap customer services
    Horrible company from a 2 year subcriber
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I signed up for broadband and subsequently cancelled it three days later. They took a £60 activation fee. When I asked how long the refund would take, they said it would take 30 days. I asked them at that point why the are holding onto my monye for that length of time. Refunds via VISA typically take 5 days at most. They said thats how long it takes.

    I waited the 30 days and received nothing. So i called them. They then told me that the refund had not been actioned. I asked them to refund this again. They told me at this point it would take 5 working days. Fast forward 10 days, nothing recieved. called again, same story. The refund hasnt been actioned.

    At this point I have stopped contacting them and have contacted my bank to raise a dispute.

    I am not an unreasonable person, unlike these guys who will ake your money, and keep it for no good reason.

    DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    south west london
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    the speed is variaable and most of the time is dead i had them before when they used to be sky i wonder why i had them again thniking they might have improve with changing there name from sky to now its sooooooooo anoying my kids cant do online home work i cant do my daily task online only some time of the day lets say one hour or so it become ok then drops the signall very very very poor service not worth penny
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ellesmere Port
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Have tried on the chat line most of this afternoon First one cut off before completed message 2nd time cut off when he was looking something up Now unable to even get on to chat line
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute RUBBISH! COMPLETE RIP-OFF. The past half a year it's been dreadful. Keeps dropping and disconnecting over 20 times a day even though it's only being used on a single device at a time to just do general light browsing. Last time I did a speed check the download speed was 2.62 and the upload speed was 0.48! For approx £20 a month that is the biggest ripoff! Honestly do not bother. Thankfully, it was only a 12 month contract and I'll be switching to a different provider by the end of this month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I had a really rocky start with NowTV with my start date being delayed by two weeks and BT Openreach being blamed.

    As the customer service is good (calls are answered quickly by a human) when complaining about the signal from router, I accepted the advice that the signal will take 10 days to regularise to get to its proper speeds - 10 days have passed I still have problem on WiFi from router, now I do not have a connection upstairs as it is "out of range" before it just dropped out constantly!

    Although the plugged in devices downstairs work well (reason I gave 3 stars) the WiFi signal is very poor in rooms away from the hub and out of range upstairs. I have tried all of the recommendations; hub is not by TV / metal however it cannot be put in the middle of the house as it needs to be plugged into the BT phone socket.

    NowTV Fibre Combo is not a service I can keep - I do not want to buy router extenders just to see if I can get the service I had with previous provider.

    I do regret joining NowTV for fibre combo, the entertainment pass is good but can be used with a better internet provider.

    I will be changing providers, even if it means being without internet for a week or so AGAIN, as I need internet upstairs for streaming music and for my FireTV Stick.

    If you are in a bedsit or only use Ethernet connection it would be good for you, otherwise avoid!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They are probably the worse broadband provider we been with so far.. we swapping from the in the new year for sure… basically internet is more often down than we can actually use it. I gotta use my mobile net most of the times so what is the point of paying for it even if is cheap they shouldn’t be on the market cause it’s useless
    If you thinking on switching to them just go find else anything is better than these guys
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible company. Unreliable service. Engineers who are supposed to come and fix it just don't show up at all. AVOID at all cost.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Biddulph
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Your customer services is a joke once no contact numbers .customers support none When you finally get to speak to someone after waiting 45 minutes when told it would take 3 minutes you are then transferred to deal with at the least 3different people each one taking up to 25 minutes to 30 minutes each This happened on 4 nights did not get any answers . It may only be £18 a month but be aware of the hidden costs of contacting this fir as in 1 week it cost me £12 and still no cooperation from this firm of cowboys a complete RIP OFF
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Awful company! Broadband ok, but they changed our phone number after telling them we wanted to keep our old number of 20yrs. They did not tell us at any point they had done so. Only discovered when Hospital kept trying to contact us, finally reaching us via email. Said nothing they could do to get our old number. Cancelled after going back to our old supplier who gave us a better deal with our old number reinstated. NEVER will recommend NOW broadband and phone at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greenhithe
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Poor connection. Keeps cutting in and out, weak connection. Would not recommend. Will be changing over to better internet provider as soon as the contract ends.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I waited over 2 months since joining Now TV and still had no internet or phone service! I had to do all the calling and chasing. No updates. I was always promised an Engineer would come out within 5 days but this Engineer never appeared in over 2 months. I was then charged for the privilege of no service whatsoever, promised a refund which never materialised. Funnily enough after wasting over 2 months of my life, which cost me money, & zero compensation, I cancelled my ‘services.’ I am now with Virgin Media who in comparison were helpful, quick, easy, and better all round! I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND NOW TV TO ANYONE, DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS SHOCKING COMPANY!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID AVOID AVOID, I am going to sue them.all the reviews from july 2021 till now was bad. 14days to go live,I waited for nothing. I have the router and the line, switching on should take only minutes in other first world countries but not UK,and with NOW,they are illegal cowboys.i suggest you buy at least 2different packages,and cancel the ones like NOW or SUE them.i am planning to take legal action
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bognor Regis
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    not reliable at all, goes off for no reason, speeds are not even close to advertised(even when using ethernet), the router they provide has terrible range
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Delays in going live of more than 1week in addition to the"usual"14days. Kept blaming BT lines as in all other reviews.BT and Nowbtroadband needs to pull their act together.This 14days+longer days is what makes UK the laughing stock of the world
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    AWFUL. WHY is the internet broadband industry set up at the mercy of Openreach engineers. Internet should be like electricity - when you move house you should be able to plug in router and it works. NOT wait 10 working days for an engineer to flick a switch in a local box. NOW and other providers need to campaign for openreach to supply shorter work times.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Paying £20 a month for 70Mbps download and 19Mbps upload.

    Whenever I have needed to contact support it takes about 30 seconds to get through.

    We went through a house move, unfortunately this took 3 weeks longer than we were told it would, this is our only gripe with Now Broadband.

    The broadband is reliable, we had an issue where it kept dropping on and off for five days, finally gave Now a call, they sent an engineer out within a few days and problem was fixed with the line.

    Customer service all have English accents so it is easy to understand them.

    Now hub 2 leaves a lot to be desired, no modem mode and no option to change the DNS provider. I've put my own router in the DMZ and using that to do the routing. 5G will provide a 400Mbps link to my devices, this drops off pretty quickly between rooms, using Unify AP-AC-LR to blanket the house in WIFI and have no issues.

    All in all, I believe that I am getting a cracking service for £20 a month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    To all Now TV customers please note Now TV is owned by SKY TV!.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Watford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It most awfull company which can just cancel the order without any explanation. We were waiting for the guy for almost two months and two days before they canceled the order.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Pinner
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Was meant to get activation for 6 December 2021. Still waiting. Can’t get straight answers from Customer Services as to when activation will take place or why so much delay.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Streatham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waste of time and money - AVOID

    We waited two weeks for them to set up our connection at which point they told us they had cancelled the order but forgot to inform us. They then said they would escalate the matter and try to resolve the issue that had caused them to cancel (an issue with capacity at openreach) they then never called and told us they had never had any intention of trying to resolve it.

    Typing that out it's so bad it almost seems made up but they really were that incompetent.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not under any circumstances use Now Broadband. Genuinely the worst broadband I’ve ever used - so unreliable and has so many speed issues not even mentioning the two visits needed in less than a year. Have had to spend a fortune on mobile data to make up for it. Even when it works it’s the slowest wifi I’ve found in a major city in 2022 and I live alone too so there’s no excuse. Customer portal is a nightmare to use - only redeeming quality is the customer service workers. Counting the days for my contract to end
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ribble Valley, Lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I am very pleased with the standard of service that's been provided. The line has by and large been very reliable and stable, and in the entire first year there has been only one episode of outage which lasted overnight. I can't fault the service provided by the call centres either, they factored in my request as an existing customer for better terms in my new contract.
    I would highly recommend this provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lodnon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    No words how bad they are. Waiting two weeks for line to go live and after calling them every day now they told us that we have to cancel contract and make new one. They ensure us before that NO engineer work is needed because previous tenant was with them but now they changed their mind and will send us second box and if engineer work is needed it will be in June! Also on their official page you can find information that they will give you £5 back for every day of delay, looks like we will have free internet for next 6 months.
    Not recommend, avid NOW Broadband!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT USE.
    Absolutely terrible service and customer service. Ongoing issues for months, NOW TV take no responsibility and just make up excuses.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South East
    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. NOW TV fibre broadband went live on 22/05/19. Constant problems with intermittent connection; phone line constantly stops working altogether; very low broadband speeds.

    All of my previous ISP's were providing a good service with no service issues.

    MY ADVICE: AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ANY COST. Total failure to respond to, or resolve, customer complaints. Hours wasted on phone calls to NOW TV. Incompetent staff. No customer service whatsoever. Matter still not resolved after more than 6 months!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    There are certain mistake we should not make at all. Calling this company in the first place was a very huge mistake for me. After contacting them, the first thing they asked for was a deposited of £20 which I deposited to show my commitment and how
    I really and urgently needed an internet connection in my house, after a while, no contact I have to keep calling and got fed up and said, you know what, could you return my deposit please? I have now finally got a new deal. Then, this company sent me a broadband box and I have ask then how I could return it to them. They have promise to send me a return postage to send it back to get me deposit and this has been 1year now if not more! Please, is there any way you could add like a zyr0000 review?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edin
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Trying to cancel this is an absolute nightmare. Keep taking payments after cancellation.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It is not possible to give 0 star unfortunately! With contacted them 3 weeks ago to get internet. We received 2 confirmation emails and a letter stating we would receive the box in the post and the internet would activate in 2 weeks. We then contacted them 3 weeks later to ask what was happening, as we still had no box and no internet and they simply respond that our ordre hadn't been processed !!! They can't explained why we received 2 emails and a letter confirming it. At least it happens before we are engaged with them, now we can find another provider...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Winchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This would probably be ok if you live in a small flat, but the router is so weak it won't penetrate around a bigger property and will drop out frequently. My complaints were listened to, and I was allowed to transfer without penalty.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    2+ months after cancelling my account, and I am still being contacted to pay for the past 2 months. After contacting them to find out why this has happened they deny that I cancelled the contract, even though they admit that they cancelled the services. Still, they insist I pay the money if I want to use their service in future (will also affect credit rating). A disgusting way to treat a customer and cheap way to make an extra few pounds.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Honestly, how hard is it to at least keep the broadband running for 5 minutes. What a disgrace of a company. Half the speed and reliability of BT for the same price. DO NOT GO WITH THIS CONPANY.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    chesterfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The service was fine, the router they provide is absolutely shocking.
    Terrible Wifi and would constantly need to restart the router.
    BT/EE router is considerably better.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wouldn’t give you one star!
    Have spent the last 2-3 weeks chancing my phone line from you. Joined because you gave us a good offer, nothing but issues since start date with two engineers out
    Your router only has two Ethernet ports so had to purchase a splitter to be able to add my other lines! Then it reduced signal because of the splitter - engineer out said it’s the bad routers!
    Signal no longer reaches My ring doorbell but did with talk talk on same speed!
    My phone line is now on a stop line because your company cannot get it right! Spent hours on the phone day in day out being promised it is now cancelled it is now sorted and given verbal apology but no offer of compensation and guess what! Still no phone line showing for another provider to take over! You are awful! DO NOT BE FOOLED they may offer the best price but ask yourself why! They are desperate for new customers but are poor signal poor quality and poor service! Still haven’t got my refund still haven’t got my phone line back!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A very poor experience, the router was not fit for purpose and Wi-Fi could only be used within 10 meters of the router. They refused to accept the issue was related to router and insisted that I split the band frequency. While this helped the range marginally it slowed the speed. An engineer was sent out and there were no background line faults and a second router was sent. The same issues continued. I have switched to another provider and I now have Wi-Fi across the whole house. I would not advise using NOW as a provider if you rely on broadband for home working.

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