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
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 630 customer ratings since 2018-12-12 (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.

151 Customer Reviews for NOW Broadband

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Truly poor service as I ordered the broadband only package. The router drops aout and reboots numerous times a day and I have yet to watch anything where it does not buffer. Bought a wifi booster to cover the 6 paces from the router to my laptop and yes you guessed it same problem. Spoke for two hours yesterday to customer service who had me dismantling the sockets on the wall and of course it dropped out again and spoke to 3 different polite people but ended up back where I started. I tether this laptop to my phone so I can write this review as I know the router will drop out before I have finished. I guess you should not get your expectations too high when you buy a package from nowtv and I truly wish I was one of the customers who everything works for...but I see they are few. Pay the extra and go to another company as this is the bottom end of the market for a product. Shame
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Enfield NOW Broadband  
So far I'm very disappointed with capabilities of Now broadband service.
I already had a "Nowtv" box and thought it would work really well with Now broadband, it does not. The box performance is very slow compared to previous broadband supplier which surprised me.
I'm having trouble even getting in touch with Now broadband, beginning to wish I'd never changed
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Leamington Spa 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  
Promised me min 32mbs out of 36mbs. In the initial 14 days i have eceived 35-36mbs. After that the nightmare started. I am now getting 10mbs in average with bad periods of less than 5mbs. All they say is they can't do anything about it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester NOW Broadband  
First 6 months was fine, last 6 months horrific. I gave both now tv and now broadband. Put the tv on and at least 15 times every evening it stops with an error message and 5-10 mins before it comes back on. Wifi also constantly cutting out. Had no connection or tv for two whole weeks and they refused to refund. Shocking customer servive and refusal to fix the issue. One person even said if youre not happy leave!!! I was with virgin for 7 yrs prior to this, my internet went off twice in 7 yrs and both times i was refunded. Now i go for weeks with no connection and no help whatsoever. Its with Ofcom at the minute but luckily my contract runs out in a week...that will be one big celebration! Stay away from this awful company!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
newcastle NOW Broadband  
Had this Broadband for a couple of months now.2 Openreach visits 2 routers and still constant dropouts.Please do yourself a favour and avoid.Fibre joking uploads faster than downloads.Router is the worst i have come across wifi impossible if more than 10 feet away
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
uk NOW Broadband  
NOW TV are the best ISP I have been with in the UK ever, period. I've tried several ISPs over many years, all with ADSL, some were better than others with Plusnet being the worst after they were bought by BT and the customer service plummeted.

My lower ratings for Now TV reliability and speed have nothing to do with Now TV. Speed and reliability are the responsibility of BT OpenReach who own and operate all ADSL lines in the UK.

As no ISPs own any ADSL lines the only thing you are buying is customer service and NOW TV are the best I've experienced. If you can get cable in your area and bypass OpenReach all together that will give you the highest reliability of all.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London NOW Broadband  
I have never left a review but feel compelled to on this occassion. Terrible Fibre Broadband coupled with equally terrible, rude customer service staff who could not give a damn about any issue you have. I regret the day I ever switched to this company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Redditch NOW Broadband  
After researching a number of broadband providers and reading various reviews I ended up going with Now and I couldn't be happier. Box arrived a week before live date. So easy to set up and it's never dropped out at all since we started it up (as some reviews suggest.) I work from home so rely on the internet being fast and reliable so I'm very pleased this has worked so well. Would highly recommend.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Edinburgh NOW Broadband  
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 ;-)
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Hove NOW Broadband  
Don't go near this company! unless you would like no connection and a barrel full of excuses about how BT "Open Reach" are to blame. Just wish this website advertising was more honest.... some like - There no NOW in now TV just empty space and certainly no chance of broadband being connected anywhere near the agreed date. Ps. you will be required to chase them as they will not communicate with you, they taken to putting their "head in the sand" with new customer and hoping for the best.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hertfordshire NOW Broadband  
Transferred from Talk Talk everything ok speed 37 instead of 1.5 so good but when I looked at phone they had given me a new number?I ticked on online form that I wanted to keep my number that I have had for 35 years as at the moment my disabled in-laws have social care and if there is a problem we are first call so I will have to try and inform everybody my new number!!!! Now say I ticked box to say I did not want my number? Does anybody know how to get my number back as it is causing a lot of stress.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Carlisle NOW Broadband  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
First of all, I have read the reviews and without insulting anyone, some people are just never satisfied. I have been with Virgin for years, I mean, it used to be NTL when I first joined. But I got fed up with my bills increasing every year to a point where I was paying over £100 a month. So when I moved house from London to Ipswich I decided to write down all the pros and cons about my Virgin package. For me, it all came down to flexibility. So NowTV, obviously, started to become a contender. Done my research and, because I didn't have to commit myself, I thought I'd give it a go. This was a year ago. I love the fact that I can pick and chose on a monthly basis and that I can actually leave whenever I want to. In this year I have not encountered any problem whatsoever and the reason I am writing this review is this; I became aware today that there's a new hub on the market as I just upgraded my MacBook Pro. As my husband is moving in permanently in 5 weeks time, my main concern was the 2.4ghz band, a problem we never had (only fair to mention this as well) with Virgin. The new hub caters a dual band which would solve this. I called their Customer Service and (besides the fact that the agent I spoke to definitely was British and I didn't have to wait as I got through in seconds) asked about the new Hub. Without any hassle she told me the new Hub would be send out today, free of charge. What a breathe of fresh air as I always had to beg, steal and borrow with Virgin to get their latest Hub. And this all for a price that continues to amaze me. For me these guys deserve every 5 stars I have given them. Top notch.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Ipswich NOW Broadband  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
King's Lynn NOW Broadband  
I saw the negative reviews on this site but decided to go ahead anyway!

So far, I'm glad I did. The Customer Service team in Belfast answers the phone quickly and is very helpful (a breath of fresh air compared with Virgin Media, my previous supplier).

Luke, the BT Openreach installer arrived 15 minutes early and got things going, despite it being a horrible cabling job in my building.

And so far, a week on, I'm getting the 37mb/sec broadband speed advertised, even at peak time, and with no outages. I couldn't be happier and even better, I'm on a 30 day contract so not locked in.

Of course, it's early days, but I've quite a bit of confidence in Now stepping up if things did go pear-shaped. I think any supplier will have horror stories where things sometimes go wrong, but again, they're so much better than the dreaded Virgin lot when it comes to quality service.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Bristol NOW Broadband  
Overall NOW TVs approach to customer service is we have your money now suffer.
I should have known better as years ago I had used SKY and after 3 years left them when they displayed the same attitude. NOW TV seemed good idea for our holiday home.. result piss poor after sales service. Once they have you all they want is your money and more money.
My best advice AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Bridgnorth NOW Broadband  
After being a Sky customer for 10 years I swapped to NowTV when I moved as they were unable to fit a Sky dish, it seemed sensible to switch BB at the same time... how wrong was I.

In 4 months I have made 10 calls to them all of which resulted in different responses and troubleshooting precedes (one involved me moving furniture and unscrewing sockets) I have had an engineer out twice and I STILL so not get sufficient speed to watch catch-up TV. They have admitted that there is an issue that they can't resolve but are refusing to allow me to terminate my contract early!

I will keep on trying but wouldn't want anyone to make the same mistake that I have!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chelmsford NOW Broadband  
Really unhappy with overall interaction with NowTV. Similar to client below, have been waiting until mid-November for NOWTV to activate broadband. First of all the box got lost and not delivered and then they refused to send another box out. Finally they sent another box out and then the broadband did not go live as they promised. Definitely doesn't live to the name of "NOW,", maybe they should call it "DELAY TV." In addition, their complaints procedure is appalling, no one will formally respond to your complaints - only the agent on the other end of the phone.
Glasgow NOW Broadband  
If it was possible to leave 0 stars I would. I have been waiting since November 20th to have the broadband installed at my property. It is now January the 3rd.

I have had appointments booked and then pushed back 4 times

Now TV will say they will call you, but will NOT
Now TV will not compensate you for the negative experience
Now TV never go the extra mile for a customer
Now TV will provide a 3mbps service and charge you full price for it
Now TV will bill you incorrectly so you have to ring & adjust it every month

AVOID at all costs
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Birmingham NOW Broadband  
We recently switched to now tv and we was ment to be connected on the 12/12/17 and no one turned and the second time they turned up but yet still no phone or broadband and all I've had is endless excuses Avoid
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Raunds NOW Broadband  
Just switched to NOW TV and switch over day came and went, after speaking to customer service they told me the phone had moved across and they were still working on the fiber. phoned again today and they now say there is a problem that they are not sure what it is and it is OpenReach that are causing it, and they will get back to me in 72 hours to give me an update. This si astounding that it takes 72 hours to get an update, with working from home i need internet to do my job and so far NOW TV has let me down, if they get nothing back to me in 72 hours (22 Dec) i expect i will be without internet for christmas holidays, if this is the case i will be cancelling and moving to someone else.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Gosport 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  
I would not recommend to my worst enemy. I switched to NOW TV from Sky due to them offering rolling contract while allowing me to upgrade my speed to 38Mbts. Initial set-up was easy and worked fine but I only got my old 10Mb speed. When the faster speed was switched on it complete cease to work. After 12 days and several OpenReach engineer visits I gave up and cancelled and set up with Relish.
NOW TV was never able to tell what the problem was or provide me with a plan for getting it to work. The only thing they would offer was to send another OpenReach engineer which would then take 3-5 days. Speaking to the OpenReach engineers, I am pretty certain that it is not technically possible for me to get the 38 Mbts...
Only positive thing is that their customer service has very short waiting times...so at least you will not have to wait long to speak to someone who cannot help you
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Central London NOW Broadband  
The worst broadband I've ever known! Cuts out constantly, speed drops to almost nil and reaches a maximum of around 14mb when I'm paying for 38mb. WiFi is even worse. Can not stream a show on Netflix or catch-up without constant buffering, Now TV broadband is terrible! Fortunately I have been able to cancel after I complained numerous times. Wouldn't wish anyone to be stuck with this for a year contract.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Liverpool NOW Broadband  
I have never known anything as bad as NowTV fibre broadband. I have completed the troubleshooting with customer service and it didn't improve anything. The maximum speeds I am recieving are around 14mb but generally much much lower when I am paying for 38mb fibre and it seems to completely cut out constantly making streaming catch up TV or Netflix near impossible.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Liverpool NOW Broadband  
I was set an engineer visit 2 weeks from signup. The day before The visit, I called to find out where my kit was only to be told that the engineer will not show up, blamed on openreach like other posters have mentioned. They didn't have the decency to contact me. I was then told that the engineers will sort put the problem for a few days later. I called again to fimf out where the kit was and was told that am engineer had now been booked in another 2 and a half weeks. Once again I had to call to find out. Amonth is a ridiculous amount of time tp wait to get a phone and btoadbamd service. With their record, I will not be waitimg for it to be pushed to another two weeks so I will go somewhere else.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Margate NOW Broadband  
The box did not work with ethernet cable or wifi
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Isle of Wight 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  
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!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Liverpool NOW Broadband  
Received box early September, due to be live and working Mid September.

Now pushing mid December, was supposed to have 2 engineers visit the apartment on separate occasions (none of which showed up) and still have no internet.

Waste of time.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
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