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
    west yorkshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely Dire service, forever buffering, freezing, poor picture quality. Compared to BT Sport Now TV is rubbish..not worth paying for.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Morley
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Overall i'm very very happy with NOWTV Broadband, not a single issue as far as speed is concerned. Great customer service, although I had to knock them down one star as their technical knowledge is lacking and it took two tries for them to understand my enquiry. (explained below)
    The second issue is the Router for WIFI range is not strong. I have most of my house CAT 5 cabled up, however mobile phones cannot be cabled and as such I was receiving only between 1/4 to 1/2 signal quality on wifi when upstairs-with it actually dropping out on occasion.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    They decided that my “offer” was over and took an additional £50 out of my account.
    How is this even legal?
    I had straightforward broadband, there was no offer.
    Please do not use this company, I am struggling to get anywhere to recover my money, I will be reporting them to consumer ombudsman.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unreliable over a period of a year. Despite boasting speeds of up to 60Mb it struggles to handle two smartphones running at the same time. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I changed provider because of the terrible customer service from my previous provider. NOW broadband are definitely better customer service wise but when streaming TV or music the broadband constantly drops out for seconds only but causes buffering, which was not a problem with previous supplier
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    I don't have any broadband and have been relying on my 02 data and was just thinking about using now broadband, after reading the reviews there is not a chance in hell, can someone advise me on a good broadband provider reasonably priced.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    High Legh
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Swapped from Plusnet 6 months ago, easy to set up and speeds have improved.
    Better 5Ghz signal than previous one.
    Router seems reliable.
    Very pleased with package deal, £25 fibre + all calls.
    Website clearly laid out & simple to navigate. Router page allows easy configuration which suits me. Some suppliers routers restrict settings.
    Highly recommended.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Ordered Nowtv broadband to replace Sky. Was not told it cannot replace Sky because Sky provide a 4 ethernet connection hub but Nowtv only provide a 2 ethernet connection hub. So broadband being cut off today, I have to choose to lose 2 devices, Digital TV, Nowtv, Sky or Computer. I really could have used a little information/warning before ordering, that their hub was a really basic model and not compatible with the service they are replacing
  • Reviewer
    Location
    rugby
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Not able to supply the speed they have been charging me for.very poor service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful been waiting for broadband for two months and I’ve had several issues with open reach engineer which always comes down to bad communication from nowtv side! Avoid at all costs it isn’t worth it. Pay a bit more and go for someone reputable
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Genuinely the worst wifi I have ever had. I am constantly on 5G instead because the wifi keeps going out, disconnecting, etc. Save your money and go elsewhere
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nelson lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband constantly stops and starts and resetting router every hour wifi poor transmission around house.very poor signal .
    Speed v slow even when working
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oldha.
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you enjoy your broadband repeatedly disconnecting every day whilst trying to work from home and having every task uninterrupted for hours, then sign up to this rubbish. Otherwise I'd recommend you steer well clear
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ***DO NOT USE NOW TV BROADBAND - DO NOT BUY IT***

    Poor, poor, poor all round. Read all the reviews they are true:

    -Tell you that you are connected and are not.
    -Poor help line help.
    - Dishonest phone line operators.
    - Poor chat connections help.

    They take money from you even though you have no service - cowboys.

    AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Adamson
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with Now Broadband for several months now. Having moved my service from Vodafone. What caught my eye was the price, plus I already had Now TV and had no issues at all.

    Sign up and install was easy. The transfer of service was quick and smooth. However having said that, there was a broadband fault the day that I was due to transfer service. Luckily I had topped up my data sim to unlimited and was still able to use the net via Wifi Hot Spot.

    Since then I have had no problems with the company themselves. But since changing from Vodafone to Now Broadband I have been receiving countless "cold calls" I have no idea how this has happened? As my number is ex - directory.

    But recently I have noticed that things are stuttering such as YouTube, Facebook and Google Search. The connection drops out all the time for seconds at a time but it's continuously doing it. I have checked the speeds and I'm getting 18.2mg to 1.5mg so there shouldn't be any issues but there are.

    On the whole, I am happy with the service just not with the dropouts. I've only contacted Customer Service twice. And they were helpful and friendly, the wait time was I think about 10 to 15 mins.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dundee
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have been a customer of Now Broadband for a couple of years now. Besides there being a couple of local faults, I have not had any problems with service. Although having said that the signal can be rather slow at peak times.

    After my initial contract was up I renewed but phoned and got a far better deal than I was quoted online. I pay £17.99 a month for standard broadband. Should have been £25.

    My only criticism is of the modem it's self, it only has two Ethernet ports.
  • 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
    Oxfordshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unfortunately you can't leave zero stars for a rating which is a shame as this company is the WORST company I've ever had to deal with, paying nearly £30 a month for WiFi which won't even work in the room next door to the modem! Rude and unorganized staff who have prematurely cut off what terrible WiFi we have left since we notified them that we would be swapping providers! I would warn anyone to stay well clear of NOW TV for any services, save your money time and frustration as I wish I had done when attempting to deal with these fumbling fools!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    No internet/phone line since 19th July. Engineers could not be bothered to fix the fault. 16 days later still not fixed. Asked for manager three separate times. No call. No idea if it when this will be fixed. Paying for Sky Sports, Movies and Entertainment to name but a few. No service. No Netflix. Had to cancel three subscription channels. Engineers haven't reviewed the situation since 26th August. Umpteen calls resulted in nothing being done.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stevenage
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ordered broadband kit in November but never received.
    Called them in December to notify that kit not received yet, new one sent out.
    Never received any router still charged since November.
    When I called to notify that I didn’t received the kit no refund offered.
    Had to cancel after 4 months paid without being able to use the service at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I signed up NOW TV Broadband for £18 pm with 6months entertainment pass, but they took my payment card I asked them I don’t want to put in auto renew so why you holding my card details they didn’t remove my card detail
    Then I had a look at this page as disastrous experiences with them so I decided to cancel , I called them but they never pickup the phone even after 55 mins so I hanged up I speak to their chat ppl they didn’t responded , so finally I had to contact my previous supplier and stop being taking me away by this ppl and they immediately stopped since I was under cooling off period
    Now tv had to cancel
    I’m happy I’m not with this NOW and never in future
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    have never had any issues with the broadband team are always very helpful and always offer me a new offer every time my contract ends, competitive prices and great customer services
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chapel En Le Frith
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Now Broadband have a UK based call centre and without any hesitation it is the worst possible customer care I have ever received!
    I perception is the staff must receive about an hours training before reeking havoc on the public.
    I ordered my Broadband on 28th September and after many many cockups and untruths from Now looks like it maybe the middle of November.
    No-one reads the engineers reports so nothing is acted upon, it is totally reliant on you to call before they will do anything.
    You can speak to 3 different staff and you will receive 3 different conclusions. In fact the only thing they all manage to do is keep adding on delay times, then quoting some procedure.
    They openly criticize other departments within NOW, the managers need to learn to speak to people on the phone as so far I am waiting for callbacks from several and its been over a week.
    If I could get out of this and go with someone else without causing further delay I would.
    I strongly recommend paying 2 or 3 pounds more a month with some of the other providers as 5hrs of phone calls is not worth it.
    AVOID AT ALL COSTS
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Ordered NOW Broadband to replace unreliable Virgin Media for work, and at £20 a month, no contract, and included calls, it was good value.

    Everything was activated the evening before, not a single hitch, not a single issue, and reliable 75 Mbps download, what's not to like? Better if customer service was available online not just by phone, and a hub with better range would be good, but at this price it's cool.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ammanford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Had the broadband box sent tried all the connections . No joy.
    Put on technical test . No joy.
    Phone the number for customer service 1 for 40 plus minutes
    2 for 45 minutes
    3 for 22 minutes until it was closing time 8pm
    lol
  • 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
    Bury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up to change from sky to now tv for my broadband and landline at the start of August. Was given a date at the end of August that the swap would happen but didn’t receive a router and my sky kept working. Rang to find out what was happening and was told my order had a problem and had been cancelled. No communication to let me know this. I was then told they would be able to swap on the 16th September but I would loose my landline number so against my better judgment I carried on with my order. Router arrived but nothing happened on the 16th so I rang to cancel everything a spoke to a very rude guy who cancelled the order. Spoke to sky to tell them I wasn’t changing suppliers but was told nowtv had put a stop order on my line with open reach which they couldn’t stop. Spent several hours on the phone trying to sort it out since and the tonight my broadband and landline has gone off. Spoke to sky and open reach has disconnected it because now tv haven’t cancelled the stop. So now I’m left with no broadband and no phone and sky have told me they won’t be able to reconnect me for at least 14 days which is a problem as I work from home. The whole experience has been farcical and has left me out of pocket paying more for my broadband than my new deal would have cost. Sky have tried to help but now tv have been useless. Avoid them!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fishlake S/Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    keep away from this crap provider, there is no way of contacting them when you have a problem, I have been flooded and have problems connecting to broadband and I have no phone, the only thing that came into contact with any water was the Open Reach box (another crap firm), can;t speak to anyone here either, on their information page it said contact your service provider and they will inform Openreach, so hack to square can't contact NowTv. it's time Ofcom got a grip on these companies who cannot be contacted by their paying customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Herefordshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    What everyone else said. Customer service is pitiful. An endless loop of menus leading to the wrong computerised answer and eventually a rude and unhelpful human. Very much looking forward to the end of my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bath
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dire customer support. Often left on hold for up to 20 minutes only for them to take you off hold to tell you that they can't help and end the call. The other tactic is to disconnect the call whilst "transferring" you. I have cancelled within the first week of my contract after they messed up my broadband order and I couldn't get a straight answer on how it can be resolved from anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Never had customer service this exceptional. Reported no service on Sunday due to broken outside cables. Jess from Now TV was so helpful. Knowledgeable and friendly. Engineer called Tuesday for repair.
    Very impressed with this company. Excellent broadband at very reasonable price.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    took my money, cancelled within 14 days but still no refund. I think I will need to contact my bank to reverse the charge. DO NOT USE ANY OF THERE SERVICES. I'm sure if I owed them money they would continually chase me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    N.ireland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Just ordered now broadband and arranged a date for installation. They have now sent a reply changing the date to a day that suits them but not me. I called the number only to be told by automated service the waiting time is at least 20mins. I have since read reviews others have made and it appears this company should be avoided.
    Just a tip for those who have difficulty getting the contract stopped and a refund. Provided you have paid by card a sum of at least £100 you can use section 75 of the consumer act to make the card company equally liable for breach of contract.
    75. — (1) If the debtor under a debtor-creditor-supplier agreement falling within section 12(b) or (c) has, in relation to a transaction financed by the agreement, any claim against the supplier in respect of a misrepresentation or breach of contract, he shall have a like claim against the creditor, who, with the supplier, shall accordingly be jointly and severally liable to the debtor.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They lost our phone number,and tried to blame us not good customer service now we have to let everyone know our new number
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scunthorpe
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Can't find a number to ring broadband keeps dropping out very unreliable and can't speak to them to report it such bad service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Radstock
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have been with now broadband for nearly a year,and as my contract was coming to an end,and they were increasing my price from £25 to£40 decided to leave.
    I sent them a separate email(no reply) and took the appropriate action 10 working days before the end, I changed to Plusnet,and as expected,everything turned up on time,internet speeds were faster,and the Router was much better spec.
    So far so good,until I checked my online banking,only to find a pending charge for £40-97 on my app.
    I contacted Resolve,and raised the complaint,which went through and NOW TV replied with apologies,said it was an error,and they would monitor it and get a credit through! That was the 6th July,,I looked at my statement again on the 8th July,and sure enough the £40-97 had been taken out???????
    As it is taken off your debit card,not a direct debit,you cannot stop it with any ease,so despite a further two complaints through resolve I still have had no correspondence or refund!
    Do NOT use this company(Sky owned)
    Their speeds are erratic,their service to customers is to be polite rubbish,and as far as I am aware,the only broadband provider to take it from your debit card rather than DD as all others I have ever dealt with.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ilminster
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID - I live in a small bungalow, I cant get a signal in half of my home. Now TV offered me a small credit and advised me to buy a wifi extender, never needed one with my previous provider
  • Reviewer
    Location
    REDDITCH
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We've recently switched from PlusNet to NOW Broadband and are very disappointed with the speed. Despite the fact that the speed is supposed to be a guaranteed minimum of 27.7 Mbps, ours is regularly less than 10 Mbps.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I had a contract with Sky which was due to end on 5th Jan 2022. 'Now' were supposed to contact Sky to take over but they didn't and Sky deactivated my line. Sky blamed 'Now' and 'Now' blamed me!! They refused to acknowledge my written complaint and on the phone they refused any responsibilty . Satisfaction 0 Customer Service bit fat 0

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