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
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 807 customer ratings since 2019-08-12 (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.

230 Customer Reviews for NOW Broadband

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Kept losing signal,changed providers when contract was up Now took next months payment in full and owed me three weeks money back got told I would have to wait till the following months payment was due then they would return money owed 4weeks on and still waiting for my money back.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
County Durham NOW Broadband  
Have landline which keeps only allowing calling out and keeps going of when trying to call in.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Murton Seaham NOW Broadband  
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TOUCH THIS COMPANY WITH A BARGE POLE. Absolutely disgusting service. Had someone come out to install, they couldn't install, apparently lied to their company and nowTV wouldn't believe me that he couldn't install due to problems with the building and made me book a second day off to have another person come and install, just for them to tell me the same thing. 2 and a half months later I am STILL having to chase them for their apparent 'automatic compensation' for any delay. I have been told the wrong date 3 times now and I am at my wits end chasing these guys. Absolutely appalling. Not worth the hassle one bit. Will rip you off and take your money.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
Would give a zero if i could, signed up once and booked an engineer but when I called up to check this, they said my account had not been created. The person on the phone set us up for an engineer to come out in 2 weeks time, only for our order to be cancelled without giving any explanation. When I called up they said we had no capacity for broadband with them, which they didn’t mention any of the other times they were taking my card details.

Absolute shambles. Had a member of the customer service team put the phone down on me mid call twice

AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Oxfordshire NOW Broadband  
Absolutely dire, i'm not downloading, just browsing..... my hub keeps dropping and rebooting, i tried help desk chat but guess what.... couldn't get chat going properly as every 3 mins my hub failed, finally managed to find a help line number. Nice chap at the other end says my hub dropped 17 times in first 90 minutes. Said it was only sent out at 17 and I was pulling 24mbs, reset it by dialling in... not been any better so tomorrow morning i'm telling them to poke it....
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
essex NOW Broadband  
Saving loads of money plus free calls and no line rental costs . Amazing streaming too on my I pad phone and tv all on standard adsl x. Your laughing. When problems occur they have been sorted. Customer service is eccelent.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Kilmarnock NOW Broadband  
Going from Virgin was a risk but it am on brilliant broadband after a few teething problems caused by old line connections getting great typical speed and streaming now tv , can use I pad for movies etc good home reception and saving money . I have wasted a lot of cash on fast fibre I didn’t need. So goodbye Virgin. I highly recommend now broadband I guess others have been unlucky . Don’t hesitate to join or switch .
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Kilmarnock NOW Broadband  
Was recommending NOW to friends but they said lots of bad reviews here, so here I am, writing a positive one. Had FAB (VDSL) for 18 months, at 12th month cost jumped, called them up and they renewed at a more reasonable price + a voucher. Always good bandwidth, has been reliable for my work VPN and NOW TV & PRIME don't lag or jitters. Not the cheapest VDSL price plan but I've had cheaper ones before (beginning with an "O"), happy to pay a tiny bit more for reliable service. My area is in IG6 and I have been a happy customer.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
IG6 NOW Broadband  
I am due to move house in 1 month. I called them a few weeks ago to schedule this and even had email confirmations to say that the broadband will be switched on the correct date. They shut off my broadband a month early and couldn't get it back. They then said it would take up to 2 weeks to get back, until someone else took the last spot in the green box outside. Now I am without broadband for a month until I move. Thanks NOW TV!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Barnet NOW Broadband  
Hi there,

I signed up for the Now TV broadband package to go activate on Monday 30th March. Unfortunately it didnt go active. So I called to see as to why.

Tuesday 31st I was informed by a gentleman that my account querey will be pushed into 'teir 2' and I would be informed on Thursday 2nd April personally by himself.
I then called again on Tuesday to gain more information about what teir 2 actually is and also in the hope we may have received an update already. Unfortunately no update but a helpful amount of information.
I waited patiently till Thursday 2nd April as discussed. I received no phone call so called up myself and spoke to someone else who informed me that he will personally contact me on Sunday 5th to provide me an update.
Again, I waited patiently until Sunday. After receiving no form of contact by 4pm, I once again called myself. I spoke to a woman who informed me that we're unlikely to hear anything today due to a lot of openreach' branches being closed on Sunday, not to worry thats understandable. I was then infromed it will most likely be Monday 6th April and if theres any update then the relevent team will inform me.
Monday 6th I called again. I called with limited hope, expecting to hear the same old "im sorry" however upon speaking to the gentleman I was informed that they're looking to activate my wifi on 15th April. It also seemed like the gentleman was unsure as to why I havent been told about the date already, almost as if to say, the lady on Sunday could've informed me of that date.
I left the phone call thinking 'Great!' Not becuase I've been given a date but because someone has finally given me some information.
To be honest, I was not best pleased with the date given. I've paitently waited for a week to be told you've got to sit staring at a wall for another 10 days. As I said to the gentleman, this is a bit of a piss take from my perspective. I was recommended to Now TV from a friend who complimented the set-up speed, communication skills and wifi speed. All have been way below par!
Wednesday 15th rolled around, I called first thing to confirm its going live. I was informed that the teir 2 team still have intentions of going live today. As they close at 8pm I decided to call at 7:30 pm and I spoke to another gentleman. The gentleman was amazing! He was honest and considerate of the situation. He apologized on behalf of the complaints team and the teir 2 team. Even though he had nothing to do with either team he was full of useful information. He advised its unlikey to go live on 15th and to sign up for virgin media, then depending on which company can make my wifi go live first to then cancel the other. So I did. He informed me for the first time that all openreach comms lines have been closed since 20th. Why was i not told all this on 31st? I dont know.

From my perspective, the wifi not going active is not specifically anyone's fault. I understand that given the times that we're in, everyone is understaffed and you have to prioritize others. However... this is completely unacceptable, no comms from Now TV, all from me. Over 300 minutes of my time chasing for information.
Between 30th and 6th I have used all the data on my 4G plan, as had my flat mate. My flat mate was meant to be working from home since Tuesday 31st. As he has been unable to, he has been forced to take some holidays and some unpaid leave. After telling Now TV about that, they decided to do sweet nothing about it. Following all this i dont believe that teir 2 is actually a team but uf they are, they need to pick up the phone and be clear with the customer to stop them getting irate.

I'd like to say, all the staff i have spoken to have been extremely polite and friendly. And after each phone call I clarified that I was not having a go at the individual I was just venting at them. The last gentleman I spoke last actually thanked me for being polite to the staff even though i was angry.

Many Thanks
Harry Moss
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Macclesfield NOW Broadband  
The only time NOW said they would call me?? When my new supplier told them I'm switching. 3 weeks trying to speak to a HUMAN to find out why my bill had been increased by £16 a month.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincoln NOW Broadband  
Installed 3 months ago, moved from Virgin, what a nightmare, got super fibre thinking it would be good, it drops off on a daily basis it, the speed is slow, Netflix buffers on SD, the hub is 10m away front the TV with no walls, I complained and they said they would send a specialist engineer out from Openreach, he advised that everything was OK(equipment and connection) but the WiFi was just poor, I called NOWTV and they said they don't guarantee a wireless service only a wired service and it would cost me £70 to cancel, joke, AVIOD LIKE THE PLAGUE!! Back to Virgin for me
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Rotherham NOW Broadband  
I applied for 36mb Now broadband and anytime calls advertised on Uswitch for £25 a month, instead I got pay as you go calls at £26 a month, my first month cost £70:65 second month cost £54:12 I am very disappointed with there response I cannot get a refund.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Northampton NOW Broadband  
Literally awful.

My order was cancelled twice and I was simply sent texts on both occasions that I had to ring customer service. Expect to wait nearly an hour to speak to someone. Once you do they push back the date for another two weeks and can't even give you a reason as to why. Honestly the worst company let alone internet provider I have had the experience of dealing with.

Perhaps the silver lining is that they showed how terrible they were before I was locked in for twelve months, but I would do everything to avoid this company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
I'm coming to the end of 18 month contract and can't wait to leave. My main gripe is the pathetic wifi signal and lack of ports with the router. Also fed up with Internet dropping out. I don't bother calling about it because customer service leave a lot to be desired and it eventually comes back. I could live with that but not the rubbish router. Bradband speed OK most of the time.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
North Lanarkshire NOW Broadband  
This was quite frankly the worst customer service I have ever experienced.

I signed up in August. It is now October and I still haven't everything sorted. After 2 engineer visits and countless phonecalls my account was cancelled without consultation.

Avoid at all costs.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Worthing NOW Broadband  
Super slow broadband, when there is any internet connection at all. WiFi only works if you sit within 30cm of the hub! Absolute rubbish, will change provider asap. Other people in the area with different providers seem to have no problem, which tells me all I need to know.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wiltshire NOW Broadband  
Really wish I had read the reviews before signing up to this. The broadband is almost unusable, it drops out every couple of minutes. To use the WiFi I have to sit next to the router, might as well have a wired connection. Customer service were excellent when I was ordering the service, but when trying to complain they were less so, they didn’t even answer the phone.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wiltshire NOW Broadband  
Avoid at all cost. Semaphore would be quicker and more reliable. Internet connection is intermittent and WiFi only works if you sit within 30cms of the hub. I will ditch this provider as soon as my contract ends.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wiltshire NOW Broadband  
I always go for the best package available in my area and unfortunatley, my outdated street only had now as the best option. I was mis-sold their broadband package and when the engineer turns up to install my broadband he says it cannot be activated until another openreach engineer comes to service my street cabinet. No date given, complete ambiguity, I decided to cancel a few days later and go with someone else as I knew that this issue could go on indefinitely. Skip the hassle and just pay extra for a smaller, independent firm (if you can afford it). It saves you so much time and hassle in the long run.

Ultimately I've had to wait anorhy two weeks until the new company could install my broadband and I've been without internet for a month in total because of Now's incredibly poor service
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
Router is seemingly useless outside any room it’s in. Speed is as advertised so can’t really complain there. Customer service is ridiculously bad. I submitted a complaints form two days after installation (bearing in mind I had a 2 week period available to cancel with no charge or repercussions) and they contacted me after 18 days!

Hilariously bad. If I weren’t moving again soon I would’ve cancelled after day one due to bad router.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Leeds NOW Broadband  
all fine till the go live date. internet was working but phone line wasnt. phoned customer service. spend 30 mins on hold. someone with a very strong scottish accent answered. he didnt understand me so instead of passing me to someone who does. he just hung up so had to sit on hold for another 30 minutes. they tested the line and said it was working fine. yet it wasnt working at all. they couldnt arrange an engineer because their systems were down. also when signed up was to a deal where i get sky cinema for £7.99 instead of £11.99 per month. i did not receive this offer at all. nobody at customer service could seem to tell me how to apply this. awful experience with them. stay well away
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
wolverhampton NOW Broadband  
I'll definately be changing after contract up. Yes great value but i dont like the way they dont let you pay direct debit. My broadband totally off from this morning nothing from them on their website twitter fb disgrace. Yes its different these days covid 19 but not hard put out something just let customers know
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Northern ireland NOW Broadband  
Painfully slow and impossible to speak to anyone in person
NOW Broadband  
Now Broadband are the worst company I have ever dealt with. Continuous lies and false promises – blaming any error on Open Reach but not offering more explanation. Circling back on errors that I had known were fixed. I spent a month trying to get online, in the end went for BT who got me up and running immediately. Now Broadband customer services were extremely patronising and unhelpful. Their answer is literally, we will let you know in two weeks when there is an update... not if you will go live... if there is an update. Just the worst experience. Avoid at all costs!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
Their broadband is the worst on the market. It is even worse than TalkTalk and that is really saying something. Even loading a webpage takes forever, and forget about streaming Netflix or Prime. It is pot luck as to whether you can even log into them. Never ever again will I use this company, so unbelievably disappointing. They do not have enough channels to run their broadband through so you sometimes get on sometimes not, and their routers are weak and wet, so the signal is ridiculous even in a small house its a weak signal.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Essex NOW Broadband  
bloody awful bunch. they say they will install you on x, call you to cancel, make you wait, don't contact you, you call them, wait for 40 mins to get through ,they say there's nothing you can do, wait some more ... honestly they couldn't give a toss about their customers.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
leicester NOW Broadband  
Disgusting. Don't care about customers at all. Been trying to get internet installed since September and it's now December. Moving to another company. What a waste of time!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Angel NOW Broadband  
I just renewed for another year. My bill went up after the end of my introductory year. I Couldn't be happier with the outcome of my call. A five minute phone call reduced my monthly bill to better than I was paying before, they refunded the difference from the previous month and threw in 6 months sky cinema.

If I ever need to speak to customer service I have always found it quick and easy to get hold of someone, no endless loops of robots. Always get through to an English speaking person able to understand me.

Never had any issues with connection or speed and I am on the middle package.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Manchester NOW Broadband  
I am super happy with now tv. I was worried about performance when i picked broadband company, I picked now tv because they had a rolling contract for fiber.

- customer support is the best i ever experienced. Royal mail lost my router, they shipped me a new one the same day as I called. I called a second time and asked for about the router configurations and they deducted 5£ from my bill, I didn't even ask for it.

- speed is what they promised. I have the 38 mbps package and speeed test say 36.2 mbps.

I haven't even tried the channels yet. +I use my own router btw, they don't support it, but if you google around you'll find info of how to do it)

Best provider I ever had.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Manchester NOW Broadband  
Dire Dire speed. Went from EE to NowTV as thought Sky are renowned for being good! Unable to use PS4 as speed is sooo slow. Phoned customer service and told to buy a booster.......why should I if EE could provide perfectly the service? NowTV credited by account £20 to buy the booster but I am not happy and will be leaving after my 12 months and if more problems will just leave and take the hit!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
leicester NOW Broadband  
Rubbish service intermittent internet wi fi crap poor poor service customers service a nightmare 100%crap overall
Tadworth surrey NOW Broadband  
WiFi is absolutely terrible, service even worse, keeps dropping out every few mins , really useless at trying to get it fixed, don’t go with this service it’s just not worth the hassle

***** DO NOT USE ********
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
I paid for NowTV fibre on the 24th of June, had an engineer visit booked for the 8th of July. I still hadn't received the hub on the 4th of July, I had rang the help centre twice and both employees misinformed me and told me that my hub was on it's way, which it wasn't. I still hadn't received the hub by the 4th like I'd been told so I rang again and was told my order had been cancelled, given no explanation as to why or any help in resolving it. I asked if a hub could be sent via next day delivery so it would get to me in time for the engineer visit and was told that's not something they do, even though the issues were on NowTV's end. I was spoken to rudely by the employee down the phone, who had no real interest in helping me, which is confusing as his whole disappointing career is to help people over the phone, surely? Following from this ordeal I asked to be refunded the initial £24.99 set up fee , which the employee scoffed at and tried to make me feel bad for asking for it. From now I'll make sure to steer clear of all products and services by yourselves, and will encourage others to do the same.
Middlesborough NOW Broadband  
!!!AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

Customer services departments are shocking.

I’ve been with Now Broadband since February 2019. At the beginning of November I received an email saying my line was being swapped so their service would be discontinued. I rang to find out why as I wasn’t swapping my line and was told that it was likely a neighbour who had put the wrong address in, so they had sorted this and my broadband would go on uninterrupted. At this point, had no issues. Spoke to my neighbours for a few houses down and all confirmed they were not changing providers so was a bit confused, but these things happen so no anger yet.

10 days later, I receive another email saying my broadband will be taken over by another company and they were trying to convince me to stay. Well as far as I was concerned this wasn’t happening, so I rang them back to find out what was going on. Again I was told that there were no issues and that my internet would go uninterrupted.

On the 15th, my broadband was cut. I rang back and escalated this to the CS management who apologised and said this would be sorted. I was offered two months free broadband (around £54) and that the broadband would be activated as soon as possible. Turned out the earliest they would be able to reactivate this would be the 29th November, which wasn’t ideal seeing as I work using the internet and have had to take unpaid leave and what they were offering didn’t even match a days wage, but I’ve had to manage and wait.

So yesterday, I received an email saying that this was all being cancelled. I rang twice and the customer service advisors put the phone down on me both times. I rang a third time with the intention to speak to a manager about this and was met by an advisor who was incredibly rude and refused to escalate my complaint. As a result, I cancelled the broadband and asked for a refund - it’ll be interesting to see if this refund comes through.

Overall very poor service from a worldwide company. In terms of the broadband quality when it was working, it was mediocre at best. The connection would drop regularly and was very slow on all devices. My recommendation to anyone thinking of using Now Broadband is to look elsewhere.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Stoke on Trent NOW Broadband  
Absolutely useless, had to cancel before it even got set up. Engineer never turned up when they were supposed to. Customer service is just terrible.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hornsea NOW Broadband  
I switched from Sky to Now Broadband a week ago, Sky had hiked their prices and and lengthened the contract to 18 months so time for a change. I cannot get fibre broadband in my village so standard broadband it has to be.
The switch over was very easy,kept my phone number, router arrived recorded delivery in plenty of time for start date, plugged router in at 8.30am on morning of start date and was connected straight away. Been going a week now and getting average speed around 14Mb which is good for my area.
The offer of £18 per month which includes broadband and all inclusive calls is a good deal and I am pleased to have taken this up. No comment on Now TV as I do not have it.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Sheffield NOW Broadband  
I've been with several providers over the years, ntl, then virgin, BT, etc. I've been with nowtv broadband for a year. I don't understand other people's issues, I had no problem contacting customer services in the first week, and an engineer was sent out in 3 days, who found my issue was wiring in my house, and fixed it free. The price is excellent, I've no issue connecting 8 devices to WiFi all over the house, and speed is as promised. Yes, twice over a year the signal dropped out, but both times it restarted within a few hours, and this happens with all providers from time to time. I'm most happy.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Fareham NOW Broadband  
Had my broadband set up for a few days now and all seems brilliant. Plenty to watch with the extra passes (entertainment & sky cinema), easy to use interface on the tv box itself, and the fab fibre speed seems perfect for online gaming and general usage of phones/tablets etc. My only gripe in the process being that the engineer was due to come out between 1 & 6, come quarter to six there was still no sign of him, so i went on the live chat and their customer services department advised that an engineer wasn't needed as my phone line was still live and that i could set-up the router and tv box by myself, so i waited in all day quietly for nothing, a heads up via phone call/email would have been nice!! aside from that, i cant complain about the service so far!!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
STOKE ON TRENT NOW Broadband  
Appalling, rip off, agree to a plan and they then charge you more stating you have not got included calls when that was what you bought. Luckily I did keep proof through topcashback, where I am taking it to CISAS complaint handling as NOW Broadband have not bothered to answer 8 emails of complaint. Terrible customer service, wish I had looked into the terrible service first. A con firm that needs shutting down. Broadband also poor intermittent. Stay away and if too late take it to CISAS and get them fined.
NOW Broadband  

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