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
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    So bad with the outage yesterday and no information about it until today. No apologies, Also they are underhand in tricking people into extending contracts to reduce prices they have mandatory increased. I’ll never trust them again and am leaving to go elsewhere. I hate them !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Canary Wharf
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Lived on the isle of dogs next to canary wharf and Now was the only provider and charged a extorniate 20 pounds per month for less than 5 mbps. The connection was at less than 2 mbps and would stop a few times per hour completly. Called Now and had 3 engineers come and do works to no avail. Was given a month free.
    I do not recommend this provider at all. The prices they charge for the quality offered is akin to robbery.
  • 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
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switched to these as had NowTV account and comparison website suggested that they would be faster than ordinary broadband. What a mistake, had issues with data protection, shocking customer service and highly unstable broadband and router. NEVER GO BACK
  • Reviewer
    Location
    E59nu
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Weak broadband , hardly any signal upstairs in small terraced house, then got charde early leaving fee when cancelling within cooling off period. Apparently i should have phoned, despite 2 emails confirming cancellation. Steer clear!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stroud
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible packet loss and high latency during prime time hours makes this unusable for online gaming and the constant buffering, even at low resolution, could make movies unwatchable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northallerton
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Switched to them using Uswitch for Broadband & TV

    Five days after switch still have no phone or internet. I work from home and it just a disaster.

    Can’t get anywhere with the call centre.

    Nightmare.
  • 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
    Stirling
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dreadful expensive and doesn't work almost as often as it does
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really wish I had read the reviews before signing up to this. The broadband is almost unusable, it drops out every couple of minutes. To use the WiFi I have to sit next to the router, might as well have a wired connection. Customer service were excellent when I was ordering the service, but when trying to complain they were less so, they didn’t even answer the phone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Rubbish service broadband always drops out very slow. At the end of contract they double the price hoping you don’t notice and then make it a mission to cancel.

    Would never use them again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MANCHESTER
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    More like next year TV, my partner and I decided to move over from sky back in late July. We were supposed to go live on 21st august. Was then changed to the 27th fair enough. It's now 11th November NOVEMBER and we are still waiting to go live!! My partner has phoned up several times and been on live chat even more. atleast once a day (sometimes 3-4 times a day on the phone because they hang up half way through most of the time. Have been being told for ages that we will have an update soon or its with open reach blah blah. Was told yesterday that we will be live on the 21st November!! 3 months is absolutely shocking and that's if it even does go live... What an absolute joke my partners been friendly and patient on the phone/live chat all the way through but to me it's unacceptable!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nailsworth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Not very good signal around house apart from lounge where base is, Will be changing in new year
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Angus
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    dreadful company, and service. 8 engineers were sent to look for the fault, all 8 said that it was a problem with the Now tv/Sky equipment.
    Now tv offered to let me out of my contract early with no early leaving fee, so I switch providers and then sky informed me they would fix their equipment if a cancelled my leaving them.
    They then had the cheek to charge me for 9 days of faulty broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling service. I was switching from Sky to Now (same group of companies - so should be a simple accounting/billing change). Many weeks of delays, finally gave up. I now am chasing them to get money back which is proving impossible.
    NEVER AGAIN !!!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester GB
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Now TV Broadband Review
    Now TV Broadband Review. ADVOID unless you want added stress every single month just to simply pay your bill. Their website is diabolical to the point it takes a few hours study just to get a simple answer (mainly to get there CS Number which is hidden away). Their customer service is mediocre with each staff member seemingly giving different answers and different solutions. I've been in hospital recently and all I wanted to do was pay my bill, which for some reason there site didn't allow.
    I called them to which I was put through to someone lacking in any training as well as customer service skills. finally had the strength to try again this morning called them and they said "oh it did go through yesterday let me turn your services back on" this clearly shows lacking not only in your system but your payment system as well. All I can say is I've had enough and will leaving you guys by the end of the month. after this ordeal whether I'm still under contact or not I have no trust in your company anymore and I need a reliable service for work reasons.

    I guess cheap comes with stress, but no more we've had enough and can't wait to see the back of you guys to be honest.
  • 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
    Basingstoke
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    What an alful company keeps dropping broadband and when you do get a signal so slow forget about customer service all they keep saying its your fault, funny it works fine with other companies. Then they have the cheek to charge you to leave early
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Preston Lancashire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's a lousy company. It's displayed a contact customer service number 03303323050 constant engaged. You can't get through no matter what time of day that you're calling. Last time I was offline for 10days. And I had tried to contact them more than 100 times. Still engaged. Since then it's a hour here. 10-12 hours there. Or sometime a whole weekend with out internet. Is it what you called a good service provider. Thank you Now Broadband now all I really wanted to say is I wasted to terminate my contract with you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    STAY AWAY!! Worse broadband ever. I have been with Sky and EE before. Never have the experience of every 5 minutes internet cuts out like Now TV. If you want to call for service, you need 2 hrs to wait for someone to pick up.

    NEVER AGAIN. STAY AWAY from this broadband. Buy cheap buy ****.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rotherham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Installed 3 months ago, moved from Virgin, what a nightmare, got super fibre thinking it would be good, it drops off on a daily basis it, the speed is slow, Netflix buffers on SD, the hub is 10m away front the TV with no walls, I complained and they said they would send a specialist engineer out from Openreach, he advised that everything was OK(equipment and connection) but the WiFi was just poor, I called NOWTV and they said they don't guarantee a wireless service only a wired service and it would cost me £70 to cancel, joke, AVIOD LIKE THE PLAGUE!! Back to Virgin for me
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Taking them to cisias complaints ombudsman. Poor service that keeps logging out, missing speech on tv, bought through topcashback with anytime calls and now broadband are trying to charge me for extortionate calls saying I need to provide proof it was anytme calls when I bough it. 8 emaisl ignored so had enough of poor customer services and taking it further whilst changing providers. Thsi company needs shutting down please report them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Nowtv broadband should in theory be fine, but they use cheap routers that crash anytime you use them too much. They're bog standard, cheap as can be, limited features and poor range.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute RUBBISH! COMPLETE RIP-OFF. The past half a year it's been dreadful. Keeps dropping and disconnecting over 20 times a day even though it's only being used on a single device at a time to just do general light browsing. Last time I did a speed check the download speed was 2.62 and the upload speed was 0.48! For approx £20 a month that is the biggest ripoff! Honestly do not bother. Thankfully, it was only a 12 month contract and I'll be switching to a different provider by the end of this month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lodnon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    No words how bad they are. Waiting two weeks for line to go live and after calling them every day now they told us that we have to cancel contract and make new one. They ensure us before that NO engineer work is needed because previous tenant was with them but now they changed their mind and will send us second box and if engineer work is needed it will be in June! Also on their official page you can find information that they will give you £5 back for every day of delay, looks like we will have free internet for next 6 months.
    Not recommend, avid NOW Broadband!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse than awful! Unless your device is within 2 metres of the router them forget it!
    Absolute garbage
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hastings
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am not even connected to now Broadband yet and they can't explain why the order is not being completed,I ordered on the 8th of july 2021 and they took over my line on the 26th but i still have no hub or start date, when i tried to cancel the order they said they need 72 hours and have to pass it over to a manager to confirm the cancellation??? This is a worse company than Italk avoid at all cost.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Peterboruogh
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I order Now Broadbend on 6th of December,today is 27th of December still no internet.Incapable of performing the most basic aspects of their job. God knows how good their broadband actually is, they can't seem to ever remember to send someone to activate it.I received text mes.thet eng.shows up on 27th but no one showed up. Received text mes.your internet up and running. Big Lies No Internet....Cotacted customer service,told me,whait for 24-72h. Same lies they are telling me soons 19th of December,wait for 24-72h.I have been waitting for 216h still nothing....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Shocking company. Would not recommend. Waiting weeks for broadband and then it was cancelled, no explaination, can’t tell us why. Have to replace order and wait another two weeks. Told multiple times we’d be called to be updated, never was contacted by them. Had to wait on hold for over an hour every time. Shocking
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We constantly have to disconnect and reconnect. I use more of my mobile data than I do the actual WiFi because on WiFi there’s a constant loading sign! It’s just ridiculous. Look else where because it’s not worth the money and we too will be moving to another provider as soon as possible!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst WiFi EVER! There is barely any customer support therefore any problems you have are basically impossible to fix. Don’t allow bank card changes! The sad excuse for the chat tool is ridiculous, they don’t help at all. Been charged random amounts constantly £1s and £4 coming out all the time. The broadband will just go down for a hours, which is an inconvenience!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sunderland
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Rubbish company with very poor broadband speed and reliability
  • Reviewer
    Location
    High Wycombe
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Awful
    Connection doesn’t reach any room outside of my living room. I was told to move the router which I can’t because that’s where the connection is. Then I was told maybe it is because of the walls in my house?
    I was instructed to split my wifi connection to 2 networks (one fast one slow) and use the slow one when I move round my house and connect to the fast one when I am near the router? Surely I should just have wifi in my whole house like previously with other companies without having to connect to 2 different channels (the slow one still doesn’t work anyway)
    Then they blamed open reach says they do the speed checking or whatever (trying to fob me off for the fact it doesn’t work outside my living room and it is just generally rubbish broadband)
    Anyway I’ve decided to cancel and go with someone else, the service was rubbish too. Absolutely no empathy whatsoever
  • 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
    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
    Moon
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish might as well be on a desert island
  • 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
    Ulverston
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    TERRIBLE WIFI SIGNAL.
    I signed up for superfast fibre optic with a guaranteed speed of 62 meg but lucky if I get half of that, the signal doesn't reach around the whole of the house (small terraced house)or into the back garden, I actually get a better signal from the neighbours wifi 3 door up. I contacted the so called customer services and after 20 minutes I finally got through to a very uninterested rude lady who had me running tests all day in different parts of the house, she did ring back the following day as promised but then went on to tell me wifi signals could not be guaranteed, I was sat right next to the router, I insisted they sent out a better router but they just sent the same one again and said if this one doesn't work I will have to buy a booster. I wish I had read all these reviews before changing over to this sham of a company but I am now stuck with them for the next 12 months, don't make the mistake I have made. DISGRACEFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE, TERRIBLE PRODUCT, AVOID AT ALL COSTS,
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I placed my order for broadband on the 8th March. 6 weeks later and I'm still yet to be connected. They don't seem to have any clue as to the problem or simply don't care. I've phone up and emailed countless times but it's like trying to get help from a goldfish. Nothing is remembered, acknowledged or followed up. I keep getting told it's a priority, so God knows how slow they'd normally be. This company fills me with despair. And to top it off, I pay for their TV packages which I'm unable to use without internet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish customer service have waited 1 month and still not got internet connected had router arrive within 5 days but bt service for phone line rubbish and no help or support or contact from now tv i still wait.

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