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
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have NOW TV wifi installed. Which necessitates a landline. They said they would send an engineer, but hey never did and when I called, I was told they had already hooked it up. Not! They then sent out a BT engineer a week later and got it working.

    I got my statement and there were about 30 calls made to Angola. The date of the calls happened between the time of the first installation date (when the line wasn't working) and the second installation date (when the line was sorted correctly).

    We obviously wanted the call charges taken off and NOW TV escalated to their manager and came back w an offer to take £10 off the bill! Why in the world should I pay for calls that were made by someone else when the line was not functioning.

    All of this took literally hours of calling NOW TV, waiting for one person after another and that's their resolution?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dawlish
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    DO NOT USE FOR BROADBAND. Cut me off one month early. Took no real responsibility. Left it for me to sort out their mess. Only response was a patronising and unhelpful email.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barnet
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gwent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Takes most of day to get through to customer service and just found out that caller withhold and call baring is extra , looks cheap on face of things but bits like this add's to the price. Broadband not the fastest either. Can't wait for contact to end and I'm gone.
  • 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
    North Lanarkshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    County Durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • 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
    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
    Almeria
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Was looking for a flexible option for to my situation. Did not want to commit to 12/18/24 month contract. This provider seemed to be the solution. FabFibre £20 a month broadband only. Cash up front for installation and first month. Installer could not put router into living room. He had to install into a bedroom. Showed me good service at 36 Mbps. But... When you moved away from router the service dropped off to less than 12 Mbps sometimes as low as 5 Mbps. Customer service say promise delivered but as it was unusable we'll give you a tenner for your troubles. Didn't accept was going to cancel but with 1 week before Christmas was not ideal. Took the increased offer of £15 and bought a mesh booster system at £118. Beware promises delivered but not usable. Unless you can sit in your bedroom kitchen or wherever they deign to install.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    There is problems constantly it can work and then suddenly speed I'm getting us 0.56mb/s and then back again to 70. I've been told by two ppl at now tv that the routers they provide are old and unable to maintain the speed they promise but when trying to raise with someone to get a better router the managers insists that the information is not correct.
  • 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
    Greater Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Awful Download speed, below average speed even with wired internet/Ethernet cable, often goes down, including during the day, all in all Virgin Media is 100x maybe even more faster, reliable and much better overall than this.
  • 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
    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
    Gravesend
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Calling these people did nothing they charged me for months when they were aware I had a new broadband provider. Do not use
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    1. Download speed fluctuates a lot.
    2. Mostly reliable through 2023.
    3. Price rose from £22 -> £25.50 and now £38.50 with 12m contract (automatic).
    4. Customer service is mostly through a forum where you can read FAQs or ask other users questions. Most customer service links are circular and go nowhere. There is a number to cancel the subscription, where wait time is ~5mins.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oxford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The network has been really poor over the last one year. I called a month earlier to notify them of house move, they said it can't be activated until a certain day but no one activated it. Now I have to wait another 14days. Despite calling them, nothing can be done.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Murton Seaham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Have landline which keeps only allowing calling out and keeps going of when trying to call in.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Robina, Lanjeth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Poor reliability and speed, despite my best efforts and those of Openreach to sort the problems!
  • 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
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Failed to transfer broadband across on switch day and offered no alternative in the interim. How do these companies get away with behaving in this way? Broadband is an essential utility.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Now let themselves down with the old routers the provide. Had issues since day 1 (multiple connection drops) which were never related to the broadband supply coming in, but devices connecting to their hub/router (basically if more than 4 things are connected at once you risk issues). I’ve had replacement hubs, long phone calls to tinker with settings, openreach visits to relay cable…you name it, but still the cutouts remain. Considering we work from our home this is a big problem! After 6 months we finally decided to switch elsewhere!

    If you’re a casual user, you might get by without issues - otherwise if you do you’ll need a better router, and Now won’t tell you which other router models work with their setup.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely dreadful customer service. No internet 8th December 2022, called Now and was told we needed a new router, don’t know why other than it was clearly kaput. It’s 22nd January 2023 and there’s still no sign of the router. Thankfully the internet spontaneously began to work again some days later or I wouldn’t have been able to work from home. Had the connection suddenly not rectified itself I’d be nearly 2 months down the line with no internet. Tried contacting Now who honestly and frankly don’t give a monkey’s [even I you are recently bereaved] and the biggest insult when you DO get to speak to someone is that your complaint won’t be picked up until the new router is in situ because “you might want to claim more” - claim more what? I want a refund for the period I was without a viable internet service and I want a provider that can be relied on and who actually cares about their customers. DO NOT GO THERE, there’s a reason Now is so cheap and that’s because they are, cheap and downright nasty.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I watch TV shows on my phone, us using data because this cannot handle the basics.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leamington Spa
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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
  • 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
    Cambridge UK
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I was offered one price, then left without broadband for almost 2 weeks, then told my offer had expired and I would have to pay a different price (10% more). I asked for the the automatic offcom compensation for the delay (as it sais on their website) and they knew nothing about it. They automatically forwarded me to "the relevant custom service department", which turned out to be at SKY, so they obviously couldn't help me because it's not even the right company. How can they be so useless?!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Please train your call canter staff to stop lying and misleading customers. I have called 4 times over the last 2 weeks and have been reassured that I can both renew my contract and move house seamlessly. Today, after waiting for 1.5 hours on the phone, I got told that I will remain within broadband in my new address for a full week as I need to wait for an engineer - I had called 2 weeks ago to request this and got told that "IT doesn't allow to process the change of address" and to call in 10 days.

    Given Now wanted to leave me without broadband for a week, I called them and requested to cancel. I waited 40 minutes again bringing the total phone time to over 2 hours. The advisor initially said that "we cannot cancel the contract because there has been a home move initiated" - this is ridiculous and a lie. After 30 min on the phone with him, just about when he was going to finallise all the cancellations the line conveniently cut off. I called again, and apparently nothing had been processed - again, very bad practice to play tricks like this. When I called the second time, the advisor told me that I will incur cancellation charges if I cancel my contract in an attempt to stop me from doing so - again, this is a lie as I was within my "cooling period" of 14 days.

    The above signals either severe incompetence across your customer support staff, or a company culture of deceit. It has and will continue to result in loss of customer goodwill. I would suggest you address this immediately.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Presumably as NOW Broadband is actually SKY in disguise - trying to solve any problems or cancel the service is utterly impossible.
    Like Sky I have wasted hours on chat and telephone only to be frustrated by robots - these being actual living customer service agents who repeatedly ask you questions they know you cannot answer before telling you that they cannot help you.
    The only reason I found out just how bad their customer service is - is by daring to ask how much I was actually paying for the service out of contract. They refused to even tell me where or how to find this out.
    When I eventually found out by other means and told them to cancel, they refused to accept that instruction by phone or e-mail.
    When I cancelled the recurring payment from my Debit Card - they actually managed to reinstate it; effectively stealing money from me.
    Incredible - I'm astounded beyond words.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ormskirk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Only been live with them for 3 days, wifi router extremely weak, cannot reach (poor signal) the back of the house. router is installed in exactly the same position as the old EE one. Worst thing is there is nowhere to report this to, and no contact number, just irrelevant FAQs. There's even direct line of sight from the router to the back of the house! Really disappointed- beware unless you live in a bedsit!
  • 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
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Range of WiFi router is terrible. I'm in an apartment and speeds in one of the bedrooms are negligible. Customer service is OK, although problems often take a lot of explanation and are relative to other firms slow. I've decided to cut my contract a couple of months short due to being dissatisfied.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Got my installation address completely wrong & despite repeated efforts to get them to amend it, they kept saying 'we use the Openreach address for your property' when I went online to Openreach used their post code checker for broadband for my address, up it came with my correct full address. Now ignored it even when I sent them the screenshot.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    AVOID! The broadband is slow, the router is hopeless compared to the previous BT5 and customer service is slow and just fobs you off. A poor product and whilst BT wasn’t fantastic it was way better than NOW. A bad move!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Guildford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I was promised a minimum speed that has not been delivered and is looking more and more like it never will be, even though my last ISP managed to do so.

    They changed my phone number without telling me and without my consent even after promising me it would not change. Incorrectly billed me and the list goes on. The only good points so far is their customer service is pretty quick and they do try to be helpful. Also the reliability is quite good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bradford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    12 months after using NowTV broadband I will leave my honest review. After being with sky for 12 months I started looking at deals, cheaper the better. Its only 2 of us in a house so I'm not that bothered about speed. But after using it for a full year, how mistaken was I? The offer was brilliant, £18 a month, free land-line calls and 3 months of NOW TV for free. (used it to watch all GAME OF THRONES). It was a slow burn however as everything was sluggish, like a car losing power and needing a boost everytime to start. The speed is very very slow. Netflix, Internet browsing and general usage was terribly slow. Always freezing and could never get any help. I have now switched providers but I won't tell you who as I do not want to seem biased. Just saying they are fibre optic and it is really fast. Now the same deal is £33 a month!!!! LOL. Just to give you an idea of download speed, I tried downloading an update on PS4 which was 24gb,estimated time 24 hours. With my new fibre broadband, took 1 HR 20 mins.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Asked to keep my landline number as it's a business number I have had for 24years and guess what they gave me a new number which they say can't be reversed so after a week I left
    To go back to original supplier who said they would get my number back
    So how could now not manage
    Hopeless

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