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
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We're on the basic 'brilliant broadband' package, having just moved into our first real apartment after uni. My partner is a key worker and I run a small business from home (due to the pandemic). I knew going in that the speed was less than average, but for our needs, would be adequate. And it would have been adequate, if we were getting the 'guaranteed' speeds. The package promises 11mb/s with a minimum of 4mb/s. Instead, we consistently get 0.7 mb/s. Thank god for unlimited mobile data, my hotspot is infinitely more effective than their broadband. An engineer was sent out to fix the problem to no avail, and trying to contact customer support is a nightmare - like they deliberately go out of their way to prevent you calling. We've been with NOW TV for less than 2 months and are already switching. Save yourself the hassle and go with literally anyone else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible! We moved from Sky, thinking that it would be the same service but a lot cheaper (sister company). How wrong we were. The speeds are usually below 15mbps and it regularly just stops. We had a visit from an Open Reach engineer who said that we'd never get higher than 44mbps which is lower than the guarantee but we decided that we'd cope with that so we accepted a new hub. The new one is worse! I was told that if the new hub didn't resolve the issue I could leave without penalty. When I rang to leave I was told that I was lying when I said that I was told that I could leave without penalty and they would have to listen to the phone call. They still haven't got back to me after a week. Meanwhile, we're all using our phone data and have to get used to streamed TV stopping and starting. Customer service staff are very polite and friendly but they don't actually do anything. I'm not holding my breath for any of this to be sorted out soon as it's already been going on for a month. Whatever you do, don't use Now TV for broadband!
  • 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
    Kent
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switched online to NowBroadband from Virgin, then Virgin called us with a better deal. Cancelled the contract with NowBoradband within the cooling period.
    However, they kept taking direct debits for 4 months and after spending hours with their useless customer service team on the phone, will still now refund our monies. Haven't even been connected to their service. In my opinion: thieves - stay away.
    I recommend switching between EE and Virgin every 2 years to keep on good deals. Both have better service and speeds.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastbourne
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Worst customer service ever sold me anytime calls for18pd. then charged for daytime calls
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gateshead
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Terrible service, will leave you waiting over 30 minutes to speak to someone on the phone. They increased my bill from £26 to £38 with no reason.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Broadband was reliable and speed as advertised. Wifi signal was good enough for me in a flat, can't speak for further away though.
    Found their customer service excellent, especially the live chat. Always got what I wanted done with it within ~10 mins.
    Especially impressed with how easy and quick it was to cancel.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sawbridgeworth,Herts
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is reliable and hasn't yet let me down. Speed is OK and get what you pay for. Only problem is the range and I have had to fit a range extender to get to rooms outside the room the Broadband hub is situated.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    wolverhampton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    Go somewhere else.
    i joined now tv paid my £5 and waited for the router to arrive. No router ... phoned now tv who confirm a problem and order did not go through but they would order again for me while on phone - great all gone through. then looked at my bank statement and payment has been returned - once again on phone - oh so sorry again promised to look into and call me back well no surprise i am still waiting for the call. I have now joined Plusnet and am more than happy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switched from Talk Talk to Now TV in October 2019. The Now TV broadband reguarly matches the advertised speed so that's not a problem, but almost every day at different times there are moments when you open an app and it won't connect. You try to open a web site, and it won't connect - even though it says connected to the internet. This is across multiple devices, TV, IOS iPhone, Android tablet. Looking on line others say it's the Now TV router that's the problem. I think they're right as my previous Talk Talk account's speed was half the advertised rate of Now TV's, yet I never had any problems connecting to or with anything. It's specifically bad with apps/sites that use heavy data such as YouTube, Plane Finder, Google Earth, Netflix, and sometimes even a simple site like Ebay! About 50% of the time with those apps/sites you just sit watching them trying to load - it's so frustrating. Been to Now TV web site to troubleshoot - also frustrating. It recommends all the obvious stuff that I've already done, (thanks)! So I try to contact them and there doesn't seem to be a way that works. There's a Chat Live button, but it doesn't work. As soon as my contract runs out (only 8 months to go) I'll be off to another provider. Not impressed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We requested to change from Plusnet £38 per month for 5mbs to Now TV. NowTV cancelled our broadband connection with Plusnet and have failed to provide us with their broadband service. We’ve had no internet for a week with no explanation. We keep receiving emails from them saying 2 days to go / 3 days etc & nothing happens. Still no internet & no explanation. Should have paid attention to earlier reviews!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dundee
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    As others have said. Signed up to now broadband. Had an activation date. 2 days after activation date no router received. Checked website, broadband cancelled. No email to warn me. Crap
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I moved from Plusnet to NowTV in Feb of this year (2022) but truly regret the decision to cancel the service with Pluset.

    I did it simply because I thought all ISPs were more or less the same and more importantly the costs were lower with NowTV which was the main attraction.

    I bought a better router than the one that came with the NowTV package which improved the speed. However, speed is not really the issue here - the main problem I have is that the line keeps dropping with frequent outages.

    To be honest, I have had enough and will be going back to Plusnet as soon as my contract is over as they are 10x better than Sky's low cost alternative.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Warrington
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One of the worst decision I made to choose NOW Broadband.
    I am a Key Worker for IT company and they made my days worst. very slow speed, poor customer service, now resolution till now. Don't go with their cheap pricing deals.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Peterborough
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely the worst fibre Broadband I’ve ever had, in the time I’ve been with them I’ve had 2 new rooters and 3 now tv boxes due to failures! With the broadband the only thing they love to repeat is “ we can’t control hiw reliable your network is when your wireless” then why have I never had this problem with any other services before then??? They then go on to say well how many devices are connected at once at Max only ever 3 mobiles and still it cuts out! I’ve even put in a WiFi repeater and even with that it looses the now broadband! Honestly please listen to this warning ⚠️ Do not go with NoW tv broadband!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Just renewed with NOW Broadband. Price increased after initial 12 month contract. Before switching asked for better deal. Offered one less than my orig deal for same service.

    Customer service was superb. Little bit of a wait after initial security check but it was sat afternoon. Pleasant, knowledgable... just superb. Top class.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you are interested to order Now broadband I wanted you 4ead this feedback please first before further action.
    One star is too much for them. 5he worst and awful customer service ever. We didn't receive our hob we should contact them 6 times they didn't even contact us to say our engineer appointment was cancelled. After about a month now that we are calling them I spoke to their manager (if you can call it manager because I doubt if that is a company) she said we can't update you and you should wait for another company to update us then we will update you.


    I can't believe what I heard after a month and me and my husband both working from home and she said your company that you are working for should support you and give you the tools that you need it is not our problem. I will definitely cancel my order but please don't go through whole this situation that we went.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The box did not work with ethernet cable or wifi
  • 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
    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
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ABSOLUTELY DO NOT TOUCH THIS COMPANY WITH A BARGE POLE. Absolutely disgusting service. Had someone come out to install, they couldn't install, apparently lied to their company and nowTV wouldn't believe me that he couldn't install due to problems with the building and made me book a second day off to have another person come and install, just for them to tell me the same thing. 2 and a half months later I am STILL having to chase them for their apparent 'automatic compensation' for any delay. I have been told the wrong date 3 times now and I am at my wits end chasing these guys. Absolutely appalling. Not worth the hassle one bit. Will rip you off and take your money.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They suddenly raise the prices without notification or reasons. They are really bad at communicating. We have to call them every month for paying the fees because the website doesn't work even though we have a normal UK bank account. What a rubbish company!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Redhill
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Generally not bad, but when my creditcard expired, instead of reaching out in a nice way - they sent aggressive OVERDUE letter, I couldn't update my CC information and then they cut off my broadband, calling them took nearly an hour on the phone most of it on hold.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After nearly 2 years. We are in the process of changing to another supplier. All I will say is if you are thinking of Broadband look else where. After 2 years we are giving uo with them. They have little or no interest in providing a reasonable service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish broadband tonight I have no internet I work from home. The past two months have been dire. When I rang for advice I was told 6 devices were too many. Two laptops two phonesNOT IN USE no apps open a smart tv on standby and a work mobile not using any internet. Really!? Want to charge me to leave and. The day they confirm my new provider has been in touch and confirming the change will take place in 3 weeks and they will charge me my internet starts playing up. The day after and the orange light meaning no internet has been on for over an hour. But they still want money. The clown on the phone told me that I couldn’t raise a complaint or a dissatisfaction with her as “we don’t have a complaints procedure’. Upload speed was so low my IT department at work laughed and said they were pretty sure now tv had no right charging for such poor service. And this was while word to the router. Can’t wait to get a decent connection. With someone else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dartmouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Avoid like the plague. I didn't get beyond my first phone call. The guy I spoke with was useless. Didn't want to engage with me at all. He chose not to answer one question I asked. All he'd say was "Go to the website", "I'm not an engineer", "I'm not a salesman".
    Basically, take it or leave it. That was his attitude. "I don't give a toss" was how he came across to me.
    If he reflects his company's attitude, well, I don't give a toss either.
    They'll never get my business and if you've any sense, don't risk giving them yours.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Despite 5 phone calls and two emails, I received no response to my request for progress report on my proposed change to now broadband order, resulting in an extra charge from Sky for period after my contract with them ended.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely awful, their “customer service” is shocking, I wish I had never joined and will NOT be renewing with these clowns. Avoid at all costs!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Would give a zero if i could, signed up once and booked an engineer but when I called up to check this, they said my account had not been created. The person on the phone set us up for an engineer to come out in 2 weeks time, only for our order to be cancelled without giving any explanation. When I called up they said we had no capacity for broadband with them, which they didn’t mention any of the other times they were taking my card details.

    Absolute shambles. Had a member of the customer service team put the phone down on me mid call twice

    AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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....
  • 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
    Kilmarnock
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Saving loads of money plus free calls and no line rental costs . Amazing streaming too on my I pad phone and tv all on standard adsl x. Your laughing. When problems occur they have been sorted. Customer service is eccelent.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kilmarnock
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Going from Virgin was a risk but it am on brilliant broadband after a few teething problems caused by old line connections getting great typical speed and streaming now tv , can use I pad for movies etc good home reception and saving money . I have wasted a lot of cash on fast fibre I didn’t need. So goodbye Virgin. I highly recommend now broadband I guess others have been unlucky . Don’t hesitate to join or switch .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely useless. The product is terrible and the speeds are just nonexistent. We have been with Now for a month and it feels like a year! We have already cancelled to go with someone else sue to how poor everything has been. The signal is terrible, we have had to buy 2 boosters for the house to try and get any signal anywhere, and still have incredibly poor connectivity. We have called customer services a number of times, they seem to just want you off the phone quickly and don’t really offer any help. They were supposed to send an engineer after the 4th call to them just for my wife to wait in all day and no one turn up. Having called them again, they eventually admitted that no one ever did come out. As I type this, no streaming services on my tv which is in the same room as a booster, can connect to anything so I will need to reset the hub for the 7th time today!! Avoid this lot at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Peebles Scottish borders
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Wish I hadn't moved from talktalk now broadband speeds are terrible, trying to install games on xbox takes up 9hours for one game worst move I ever made
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely tragic. I have never come across such awful service. No customer support whatsoever, can’t get hold of anyone and cannot cancel account as they keep charging me. I had to go to the bank to end it. Backward is not a good enough word. Be careful with setting up anything with amateur company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    For many years I was with Plusnet but decided to switch to Now Broadband last January due to a price incentive. It was a big mistake in my opinion as the service has been comparatively poor with frequent dropouts. I often come home from work to find the Internet down with me having to restart their router (which is awful) to get things up and running again.

    Will be leaving NTVB before the end of the contract even if it means losing some money (yes I am that desperate to change!).

    In my opinion there is better out there so don't be fooled by price alone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    IG6
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Was recommending NOW to friends but they said lots of bad reviews here, so here I am, writing a positive one. Had FAB (VDSL) for 18 months, at 12th month cost jumped, called them up and they renewed at a more reasonable price + a voucher. Always good bandwidth, has been reliable for my work VPN and NOW TV & PRIME don't lag or jitters. Not the cheapest VDSL price plan but I've had cheaper ones before (beginning with an "O"), happy to pay a tiny bit more for reliable service. My area is in IG6 and I have been a happy customer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Heysham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely shocking. Don't waste your time or money. After over two months of trying to get Now Broadband set up I have given up. In total I was given 9 different instalation dates, the only one of these which wasn't cancelled, moved or just didn't get booked correctly I sat at home all day and the engineer didn't turn up. They seemed absolutely incapable of booking an appointment for me, I would be told I had a date then 2 days later they would ring me and ask for three dates, invariably about a week after my original date, then they would say the first one hadn't gone through. After hearing 'I can only apologise' for the 100th time I realised that was literally all they could do and gave up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Solihull
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unbelievably poor service.
    Extremely slow speed. I can’t believe this company is still standing here despite this poor service.

    I wish I could have another choice. Their speed is never as good as they promise. I even sent them the screenshot of speed which was just below 1Mbps, but they still didn’t pay any attention at all. I can’t even see a 5 minutes youtube video with this broadband without being interrupted 3-4 times due to poor speed.

    Thanks to my EE mobile connection which has far better speed than this broadband, which I have to use so often to send my emails or do my office work, which is impossible with this broadband.

    I wouldn’t recommend this connection to anyone at all. I even asked them to terminate, but they wouldn’t do it. I wish I could know how to complain against this company. Does anyone know how to do that?

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