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
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Only put one star each as no stars was not an option. Signed up to broadband deal with 3 months free TV, have never got the free TV and keep going round in circles when making a complaint. No way to talk to anyone and no one responds to other complaints. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY, THEY TAKE YOUR MONEY AND THEN IGNORE 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
    Newtownabbey
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not employ NOW as your broadband ISP as it constantly drops the connection.
    I have reported this before and NOW say it is my fault they cannot provide a proper service!
    I will now have to leave this useless company so beware.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dumfries
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Changed from talk talk.big mistake,speed is so slow we have Virtually stopped bothering to use internet at home.Back to the old company asap.
  • 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
    Stafford
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely disgusting customer service. No contact number. Live chat is a Robot which can not answer any questions. No complaints procedure. Not even an email address!! am going to OfCom. Think must have gone bust
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    AVOID, AVOID AVOID!! They lure you in with attractive offers at discounted rates, but what's the point if they can't deliver your broadband on time. Absolutely appalling customer service. These shysters provide connection dates then renege on them. If you want a bunch of clowns masquerading as broadband providers who mess you about, fail to call back with updates (despite promising to) give you misleading information, are truculent, surly and downright unhelpful and leave you hanging in the breeze, then these are the guys to sign up with. However, if you require a competent company, who will stick to the advised connection date, I suggest you look elsewhere. The only saving grace is no contract. I shall be changing provider tout suite. Honestly, save yourself the hassle and take your custom elsewhere. No matter how competitive their rates appear, no service is no service, and is consequently no use whatsoever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincoln
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    errible
    I only use their broadband and several times every single day their services are down for few minutes, sometimes up to 20 times a day, sometimes up to 5 times per hour. It's been getting worse lately. It's absolute nightmare when you're working from home using remote connection. Please consider choosing another service if you need anything resembling a stable uninterrupted connection.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Terrible quality broadband with frequent outages
  • Reviewer
    Location
    durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    signed up on 15th September.Took a stressful 48 hours to get through to cancellation dept. No email to say it had been cancelled. My email isn't recognised. Have hung on for 30 mins no one answers. Chat line has no send button. Who the hell do you complain to about this god damn awful company.Have taken money out of my account on the 17th. I am spitting feathers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up on line. The only confirmation was for me to claim for a voucher for now tv.I read the reviews then decided to cancel via chat. The page wouldn't go so far as to be able to send the message.My account details weren't recognised so couldn't log on. Couldn't find an email address finally read the conditions and found the number 03303323050.Cancelled I hope.What a fraught time finding out who to contact why make it so difficult.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Christchurch
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    So I am leaving nowtv broadband as i live in a one bedroom flat and the wifi doesn't work in my bed room and i am not going to pay the cancel fee as I've been unsatisfied with the service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Now broadband is absolutely the pits, I've had fibre 80/20 with BT, TalkTalk and EE, not an issue with any of those providers, speeds were constant 76 down and 19 up, however, after moving to Now broadband fibre, they have locked my speed to 53 down and 19 up, customer service does answer when you send a message but they can't help.
    My advice is, don't bother with this provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Cuts out all the time. Useless. Avoid
  • 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
    Ipswich
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I can't say anything about the speed of the service yet as they've yet to sort out the installation. They gave us predicted installation dates and have repeatedly missed them, giving new predicted dates at the very last minute. Trying to speak to customer services is a waste of time as they won't even acknowledge that there's a problem, have absolutely zero sympathy for the predicament they have put us in and apparently require 72 hours to escalate the case to a manager.
    I wish I'd read the Trustpilot reviews before taking out the contract. I'd have paid more to not have to deal with these people.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Abington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've been with them for a while and the customer service has been excellent via email. I was initially told they would take 72 hours, but within 2 hours I received a reply and they fixed the with OPenreach in a few days.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible performance, flat-out disrespectful, and extremely unreliable customer service support. Useless operators are hung out to dry by their managers, having been provided the only response "I am so sorry, but nothing we can do at the moment". I was left without a service for one month, and I kept hearing that the repair is imminent, but it took 3 weeks! I asked to speak with a manager and was told that they do not answer the phone to customers. Then I was promised a call back within 72 hrs. When a week passed and I didn't get a call, I called again and was told that it is extremely unlikely I get a call back from a manager. The auto compensation system does not work. NOW refuses to pay back what they advertise as reparations for the loss of service. Further, there is no way one can request compensation on their own. Terrible, terrible service. Very slow internet speeds. Overall disaster. Save yourself the headache and disappointment!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely ridiculous service and promises were nt kept! Ordered December, and received notification to say that connection would go live on the 4th January. The hub arrives, and not connected on the 4th. Call customer services, and get told there is a delay and would take 48 hours.. call them every for the next four says.. get told 'it is with our back office team'. There is no escalation or priorisation, and just called them again.. it is now Friday, get told 'it might be next week now but we cannot promise this'. Not willing to wait 2 weeks or 3rd week. Worst thing is NowTv do not update the customer, I have called them every day for an update, absolutely awful experience. Ridiculous!!! I have now cancelled the order and service! Cannot be trusted!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LINCOLN
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    vodafone broadband absolutely useless. Never choose. Used them for 5 weeks. All 5 weeks i not seen broadband speed as was provided on contract. The reason was that they fixing tower and uknown when i get broadband. I decided to find other provider. Call them explain all and canceled. All was agreed. After 1 week they sending me final ugbill £245 for 12 months. To get in touch right person takes you 3 hours. Vodafone manager happy to cancel all whats happen and after 5 days i have email with outstanding balance again. This hapen 4 times. Please never use Vodafone Broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Murton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I can't disagree more with the reviews on here. I got my router 2 days before going live, the Internet was live early hours in the morning on the expected go live date. I've had to call them twice regarding my bill and was connected to customer service straight away, and the agents I have spoken with are lovely. The Internet speed is great for what I need, I can not complain at all! Happy customer.
  • 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
    Weybridge
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Order was supposed to go-live on 07/10/2022. Here we are on 30/10/2022, no service provided, no reslution provided and not contactable at all!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Warrington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely the worst broadband EVER, continually loses connection ,no customer service whatsoever,leaving asap as fed up with no service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dingwall (Scotland)
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waste of time and money, signed up for the “super fast fiber” for £22 a month the speed is ridiculous wait ages for something to load don’t get signal in every room, asked about making calls from a landline got told it was included then got charged £52 for making calls didn’t get made aware of the pay as you go package for the landline when signed up. Total charge £74.

    Definitely won’t be continuing with NOW and won’t be recommending them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hastings
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I’m paying £30 per month for super fast broadband, yet I’m writing this review on my phone using 4G because I have no broadband signal. Yet again. I am heartily sick of paying out for a ‘service’ which fluctuates between unreliable and non-existent.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thatcham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    I have never been compelled to write a review until now. I have waited 1 month to receive broadband and have finally given up and cancelled my account. As other reviews have mentioned NOW will blame openreach for delays. But I have little belief in that. The contact throughout has been dire and I have consistently had to ring for updates. They may seem good value but that would only be the case if they provided an actual service. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worthing
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    They have left me without home security as the NOW router is not suitable (too weak) to run system and I should never have been told if would not affect my security system at the time of sale despite me going into detail at the time with the salesman at NOW. The cost to sort this is in the many hundreds. Money I do not have. They have taken no responsibility at all. I’m a single female with a panic button due to previous threats hence the security. I have been fobbed off constantly. The speed is very irregular despite having the most expensive super fast broadband package. I can’t even get NOW TV . Customer service don’t have power to sort. I am vulnerable in my own home, paying through the nose for irregular broadband. and now I am going to have to pay for a specialist to try and sort my security system. Totally appalled with the company. Letter sent to Head Office. No response.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Canterbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!

    I placed an order and duly paid the booking fee. I then wait until the activation date I was given but no router had arrived and no further communication from Now. So I call them, they had lost my order but when they eventually found it they discovered they had cancelled the order but could not tell me why. So I lost two weeks with no internet because they couldn't be bothered to communicate with their customer. They were also unable to refund my fee because they lost that order and another department handles refunds. After hours of chasing around I am still without broadband and my refund. This company might look cheap but they are not geared up for selling broadband. Avoid unless you want a raft of headaches and no actual internet connection. Completely and utterly useless.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Colyton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Two weeks after signing up with now broadband and 1 day before my connection was due to go live I called them to check everything was still going ahead. I was told the service wasn't available at my address despite being told that it was after entering my post code at the sign up stage. No attempt was made to contact me to tell me this and if I hadn't called them, i would have waited in for an engineer who was never going to arrive. I have still yet to hear from now broadband, i have not received an apology or an explanation. Certainly avoid as they obviously care very little for their customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Have been with NOW broadband for over a year now and haven’t had any problems at all. Decent speed, decent price and reliable. Would recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Run a mile and don't bother. I haven't even managed to get my broadband connected and its been two weeks since the engineer came out. The customer service agents have no idea what they are doing and no one helps you. DO NOT USE THIS PROVIDER.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Where do I start?! Applied online 18th November to move to Now from PlusNet, given a start date of 2nd December during the process. Order failed. Multiple orders subsequently placed, all failed. REPEATEDLY told useless staff issue needed escalating, REPEATEDLY ignored. Ombudsman utter waste of time (industry bias). Finally lost it and emailed CEOs of Now (Sky), BT Openreach, PlusNet etc. Issue resolved by BT Openreach who found an issue between two systems. Still no help from Now other than placing further order. On 11th February Now advised I was entitled to compensation for the delay (114 days from start to end). Bear in mind they didn’t bother to even attempt to resolve the issue, they are now stating that as the start date was not confirmed (it was, albeit during the initial order process and verbally by staff, not by email) I am not entitled to compensation. They subscribe to an ‘automatic compensation’ scheme. Clearly nothing automatic about it, clearly they think it’s acceptable to breach their own policies, clearly a joke of a company. Off to the equally useless Ombudsman again, and the press (having been told by Now that emailing others slows the process which is both ironic and a threat). Their broadband is absolutely nothing to write home about either. Just do yourself a favour, take account of all these poor reviews, they are poor for a reason. Go elsewhere. Honestly. Anywhere but Now. It’s just not worth the stress.
  • 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
    CARNOUSTIE
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband generally works well. Main issue is poor customer service. Repayment was not processed to account as it should have been(twice). Compounded by inaction on behalf of staff. Would struggle to recommend company because of this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Left sky to join Now broadband and transferred my landline number with no problem. I now want to return to sky but now broadband will not release my number, absolute disgraceful company. Don`t touch Now broadband with a barge pole.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was with Now Tv for a couple of years. Not great connection but I was in contract. When I moved home they failed to take my service across, blaming Open Reach. I have 3 weeks notice before moving, Sky (who own now) was the previous tenant’s provider, yet here I am, 13 days later, still with no internet. Two people work from home and it’s absolutely impossible. All our mobile data is gone and we have to buy more. Desperately poor communication from Now TV but it takes 2 weeks for another provider to set us up. I was told by them today that if I swap I get no compensation (a laughable £5.25 a day). I am unable to convey here how poor Now TV’s service has been.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company is THE DEVIL. I cannot believe how a company like can be in business. I've moved into my new house and the internet connection has been a NIGHTMARE. I've got a fever from how stressful I was, I'm not joking. Impossible to get in touch with them, left with no internet for 5 days, no clue what was going on, they got my address wrong, now they've sent me an email saying someone else is moving into my flat and they had to cancel my contract.. like.. what the hell?? Not to talk about the internet speed, trash. Cannot believe they provide a connection this slow in 2018. EMBARASSING. I can say with confidence that NowTv is the WORST company I've come across in my whole life. What a joke.

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