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 274 customer ratings since 2023-04-13 (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
    BASILDON
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst ever experience. Ordered broadband on 26 July 2023. All went well. NOW took £5 from me for the service to begin on 10th August. Nothing more was heard and router did not arrive. Tried contacting NOW on 8th August, but after hours on the phone could not get through. On checking my online account, I noticed that the contact had been cancelled. I had not cancelled it. Tried the phone again on 9th August and after about 30 minutes got through. The agent confirmed that my contact had been cancelled for some unknown reason. The agent could not explain the reasons. But I had not been told and money had been taken. This is diabolical incompetence and negligence. I will never buy broadband from this vendor.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switched from John Lewis Broadband as they were closing down their service, which was basically Plusnet branded as John Lewis. Switched to Now Broadband as they offer a month-by-month rolling contract, which was great because I didn't want to be locked into a long-term contract. However, speed, reliability and router performance are all noticeably inferior to JL/Plusnet. TV often freezes and web pages sometimes take an age to load. Then from time to time there's no connection at all, which can be really annoying as I depend on the internet my for work.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely horrific speeds, was promised around 11mbps download speed and instead got around 0.5mbps to around 6mbps maximum. The only time I get any reasonable speed is around. Pages take around 3-10 minutes to load properly, games take around 5-40 minutes to connect to, anything above 1mb in size takes around 2-3 minutes to upload. For some reason their phone lines close at 5PM on a weekday. Spent most of my time on the internet connecting to things and waiting for things to load in.

    Abhorrent provider, don't go anywhere near them or even consider getting their internet plans. STAY AWAY!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    A nightmare to cancel my account as I was moving houses.
    First they told me they couldn't provide me broadband services in my new address despite confirming a few days before they could.
    After being more than 1 hour with their customer service in the phone, I was confirmed it was cancelled on July 12th. On August 1st, I was charged again.
    I'm right now in the call for another hour to try to close my account for the 2nd time. No trust in their confirmation that they will... no way, according to them, to jump the waiting queue as "the process doesn't allow so". They still keep my card details and charge amount.

    It's an abuse, disgusting and a total nightmare to deal with their customer service. This company seems to be interested in their clients only when onboarding. Then, everything is just a pain.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swansea
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Never actually got broadband from them. Ordered mid July and router never arrived. Checked order 2 weeks later and order had been canceled. No email or contact from them. Customer service are lovely once you’re through to them. Cut off after 20 minutes and then 44minute wait in queue. Informed that the process had to start from the beginning so, another 2 weeks, one of which I’ll have no broadband. Maybe I’ve dodged a bullet ? Let’s see if I get my fiver back.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Broadband was ok apart in the upstairs bedrooms where there was no connection. It took 45 minutes waiting on the phone to cancel broadband: Why can't we cancel other than on the phone???
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Luton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Sky and Virgin. Always getting disconnected 5/6 times a month. I joined NOW in Jan2023 and have only been disconnected once. The speed is fast and connection is reliable. I was paying £21pm and price went up to £24.50 One phonecall to discuss this and they put me on £22pm. The website is easy to use and I like that you can set filters so it is impossible to visit dirty websites(!) whilst still having access to social media. Highly recommended.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    thomas
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    overall poor. Broadband doesn't reach all rooms even with extenders (only live in a three bed semi so really shouldn't be a problem). poor speed, apple devices don't work well with it either for some reason,
    I would not recommend them and will be leaving as soon as our 12 months contract is up...very soon!
  • 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
    Hastings
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could put no stars I would.
    They never achieved connection for us. Never sent router. Repeated excuses. Finally managed to cancel - we thought. Now being told they connected us on the day we cancelled so we have to cancel again. As someone else here put it, I could not recommended them any less.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hastings
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Terrible service i paid 24 pounds to get cricket first time it cut off before cricket finished then next day couldnt get any coverage kept coming up with error codes never again will i use them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ayr KA8
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Total shambles, no reach to all rooms, even though I am living in one level flat of less then 80sqm , pure sluggish internet, even my Mac is sick and tired of the none moving blue line ( reminded me of old good times when you were getting old by looking at the blue line going of the speed of slug) .... after god knows how many phone conversations regarding the issues I was suggested to elevate the HUB above 1m ???? Avoid ... and better pay more and have a good reliable service. According to NOW, and their small print they do not guarantee the wifi service within your home ?????????
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stoke On Trent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    In my experience Now broadband have been the worse out of talk talk, virgin, BT, I have gone back to Virgn. When you can't get WiFi outside your own house then this should say it all..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stirling
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dreadful expensive and doesn't work almost as often as it does
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Drops connection many times every day on tv and phone need to be closer then 15 foot to get connection worst service I've ever had
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utterly terrible. Promised a minimum speed of 47mbps, but most of our small apartment gets a maximum of 4mbps.

    Customer service useless and making us jump through all sorts of tests and hoops rather than take responsibility. Cannot recommend them any less.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brackley
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Woeful. Awful. Worst decision to move to Now. Terrible router makes the whole thing unbearable. Stand at the router you’ll get fast download - move two metres away or try and connect multiple devices and you’re wasting your time. Apple devices - forget it. Just terrible. As others have said - polite but disempowered customer service staff who can’t help. Avoid at all costs
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Runcorn
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband Speed was so slow, communications were so bad. I literally had to wait 30mins each time when there is incorrect billing on their side. I'll never recommed NOW broadband to anyone, unless they are extremely stupid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very slow and forever dropping signal, time for me to move on.
  • 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
    Oswestry
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The worst provider that I have been with. Connection speeds are so slow and absolutely awful when trying to search apps, always disconnects. Will NOT be renewing when my contract finishes
  • Reviewer
    Location
    portsmouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    payment system nightmare as not accept direct debits and card payments have failed on many occasions down to their system error despite putting in new card their system fails to still take payments, so i get late payment emails, since day one . This is the only company which charges a £1 fee to change card as far as i know and takes forever to return it. If ever. Everything automated or online which is not good if problems. When signed up took 2 months to sort connection problems. when contract comes up for renewal, moving on never to return
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cleckheaton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Great speed and reliability
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Midlands
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Theives and liars. I don't believe for a second that this is an award winning service. Genuinely shocking customer service. I'm disabled and trapped at home and for that reason rely heavily on having internet. The day I was supposed to go live nothing happened. It was also the day my partner started an online college course which he ended up not being able to attend. I phoned up to try and see if there was anything Now Broadband could do to help, as when I signed up I explained my disability & how much I relied on the internet and they had assured me I would be connected smoothly.
    I called them and was told that they had known three days earlier I wouldn't be connected on time but no one bothered to contact me. They said they would pass me to another department who may be able to help. I was spoken to like dirt by the member of staff I was passed to, who kept raising her voice at me despite me remaining calm. She said it was my own fault for not getting 'business broadband'? and kept telling me I needed to just deal with it. I was genuinely taken back by the way she was speaking to me, it's almost like she was taking my internet issue as a personal insult and became very aggravated and standoffish. I explained to her that I was worried because I am disabled I am dependent on having internet to be able to work etc and she started mocking me with her tone. I told her I was taken back by her unpleasant tone and asked to speak to a different advisor and she left the phone off the hook for a few minutes and then put the phone down on me, it was clearly a funny joke to her. I called back and was passed around in circles trying to find a solution and kept having more and more days added to how long I would have to wait to be connected. Inbetween all of this I looked Into lodging a complaint with Ofcom who suggested I ask them for a deadlock letter which would state that there was nothing more that they could do- they couldn't even provide me with this within the month!
    Eventually I spoke to a lady who was much more understanding and told me that I wouldn't have my money taken or the contract started until I went live so not to worry- this was a relief. However the next day the money was gone from my account and I still had no internet! I phoned up to ask why they had taken my money without providing a service, when they had promised not to, and they couldn't give me a straight answer, I was told it would be another week until I was connected. At this point I was mentally exhausted with it and said I wanted to cancel and I wanted my money returned asap so that I can buy an unlimited SIM to hotspot from. They said I had to wait a week to cancel and up to four weeks for a refund! I can't even do a bank dispute because they have the charge as pending. I am absolutely disgusted. I now have no Internet for the foreseeable so I can't work, can't go to college, I have limited mobility so there really is nothing that I can do other than sit here and wait for them to resolve this and refund me. I can't even sign up to a new provider until they sort their mess out and give me the money they are holding back. Horrendous. I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SE London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Within a couple of months of subscribing my monthly cost has increased 11%. You can't quit without a penalty but they can put the rice u when they feel like it. They've got you by the short 'n curlies, right?!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst wifi I have ever had. Consider it a miracle when it doesn't break more than twice a day. Today is a new record, over 15 times off and on. Zero consistency.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    HA6 3NF
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been without Internet for 2 weeks now. Call now tv and am told that works are in progress and they guvw me indication as to when i will get connection
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Very disappointed, as I was shopping around for ages to find an affordable to fast broadband and found NOW. However, it took them nearly 3 weeks to get the 12 month contract started which resulted in lot of extra mobile internet expense and couple days after starting thew contract they don't me they will be raising their prices next month. Had I known that they aren't any cheaper than their competitors but are much slower, I would have never signed up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Untrustworthy company with terrible morals and worse customer service. Few will renew with these guys once they have experienced their awful corporate culture.

    In my case, did a 12 month deal and they increased price by 15% in 2nd month (whilst still giving new members the same price).

    That is terrible form to any sensible person yet all the company have to say is "well leave then". But with a 30 day limit to leave without penalty that is easier said than done.

    A remarkably awful company. Save your time and find a company with some morals.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dundee
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    First time customer to Now Broadband. Have never experienced a Customer Service as shambolic. Since joining last month I’ve enjoyed less than 24 hours of Wi-Fi . Firstly was told an engineer would be dispatched to investigate if there was a problem outside. When that was discounted another appointment booked for an engineer to inspect inside my property. Issue was resolved and less than a day later the Wi-Fi stopped working. Was told an engineer would come today between 8am and 1pm. I phoned to confirm and was reassured. No engineer arrived. At no point have Now contacted me to advise as to why no one has arrived and when the fault will be fixed. Phoned three times today and spoke to three different people who told me three different accounts of what has happened. Still waiting in vain for someone to fix it. Apparently I’ve to wait in my property form 8an to 6pm in the hope that Now can arrange an engineer but you guessed it ….They can’t guarantee it. It seems they have no way of contacting their engineers and no way of tracking them. After 6pm I’ve to contact THEM and let them know if anyone came out to my property!! If you want reliable broadband with any kind of reasonable Customer Services avoid this company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Very bad connection. We were frequently unable to complete simple search engine tasks when this is was the only device connecting in the household (obviously steaming on those days was out of the question). Customer service gave us a complicated billion point troubleshooting plans for us to follow, which we completed to a T, twice, to no avail. After what must have been days if not weeks of hours of time given over by ourselves to resolve our terrible connection we are thankfully now at the end of our contract and will happily never return to this terrible broadband supplier
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unhappy with broadband. Cancelled my service well in advance and they have still taken the money out of my account. Then said that I will have to wait a month for a refund and I will have to contact them again to get this. Absolutely shocking. We have changed provider as the service was rubbish, very slow and always dropping out, in the first place and them doubling the price. Would definitely not recommend
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband I have ever had. Nowhere near the speeds they advertise. If anyone remembers using dial in it’s a similar experience. If I could have given 0 stars across the board I would have done
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Broadband speed is patchy at best, it keeps dropping, the router is very poor.

    Customer service are polite, mostly, but don't actually help solve problems.

    Now keeps removing my payment details, stating they couldn't take a payment (the billing shows as having been paid, despite it not being paid). They blame my bank, my bank has no record of an attempted payment. To resolve this on one occasion I had to provide my card details a total of five times. Def use someone other than Now.

    Given that a completely digital service provider can't actually provide a reliable functioning digital payment system to their customers. What value do they really have?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Preston Lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's a lousy company. It's displayed a contact customer service number 03303323050 constant engaged. You can't get through no matter what time of day that you're calling. Last time I was offline for 10days. And I had tried to contact them more than 100 times. Still engaged. Since then it's a hour here. 10-12 hours there. Or sometime a whole weekend with out internet. Is it what you called a good service provider. Thank you Now Broadband now all I really wanted to say is I wasted to terminate my contract with you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Doncaster
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Been with them for 4 months and at best may have had a month if I added up the time it actually works with out buffering or losing broadband altogether, phoned there customer service line who tried to tell me that a firestick will buffer no matter on what my Internet speed was. If I had known it was part of sky I would not have gone with them in the first place, wish I had found this review page first. I would avoid this company at all cost.
  • 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
    North Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    In the 18 months I’ve had this it’s absolutely awful. 18 months on and the WiFi is constantly dropping
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ripon, North Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The people were polite. But always around in circles. Their product is poor and they worm every way out of letting me leave for a better supplier. Despite me having proof of the far below guaranteed speeds. They use BT's lines, just go to BT or anybody else!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North East
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Customer service is enough to avoid using NOWTV. Wanted to move the broadband to my new home, which we move on the 14th. The closest date they could give me to switch was the 25th and I would lose broadband from the 24th in my current place. They gave the incorrect details to BT meaning they rejected the appointment on the 25th, 6 days before we move. We had to cancel with NOWTV and go with Virgin as they don’t use BT broadband lines. Now we don’t have wifi in my home until we move - nobody seemed to know/care what to do

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