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
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 740 customer ratings since 2020-05-09 (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.

286 Customer Reviews over 29 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Immingham
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    Honestly had dial up Internet faster and it cuts out all the time AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One problem with using the internet for so much is that it needs to have enough bandwidth for several things at once! So we decided it was time to upgrade the internet. We went onto a popular Meerkat-fronted comparison site and settled on NowTV Broadband. They set a date of 21st May for a switch over.

    We realised that, in for a penny in for a pound, it would make sense to upgrade to their super fast broadband. So we called on 15th May, a week after signing up, to ask if we could upgrade to an even faster package. We were told to ring back after the connection went live, to make the change.

    The day of the connection change came and went with no switchover. The following morning we called again, to see what was happening. We were informed that it was being dealt with, that the change would happen in the next few hours. We were assured that our current connection wouldn’t be switched until after the new connection was ready.

    A few hours later the internet and telephone lines cut out. We installed the new NowTV box and nothing happened.

    We called back and were told that there was a problem. We were given no details on when it would be resolved, or what the actual issue was. We were told a manager would call us back at some point. The customer service agent couldn’t say when, simply gave a date 3 days later by which she ‘hoped’ a manager would be able to call us. They said the problem was showing as flagged on their system as being explained to us on 15th May. When asked if they could review the recordings of that call, they said they would not and refused to give them to us but admitted they existed.

    We then called our previous provider and asked if there were any problems with them or with Openreach (the vague reasons for the problem we were given). An engineer assured us that there was and should be no problem.

    No other contact from NowTV was received. No internet connection came online.

    This morning we have called twice and both times have been given different information, which doesn’t match. We have been told that we will be called back multiple times, no calls have been forthcoming. They have refused to confirm these issues. When asked for information on how to check the fault with Openreach we were told to google the number and when it was explained that not having internet made this more difficult and asked for the number we were told that due to GDPR we could not be given a number, despite it being in the public domain.

    We asked to make a formal complaint. We were told to go online.

    Times are tough and they are obviously working under strain. Technical difficulties happen. The tone and support from NowTV has made it impossible to feel reassured that I will be able to work effectively. They indicate it could be up to 10 days before the fault is corrected. This is despite the two week period between signing up and the connection coming online. It has also been over a week since they claim (erroneously) we were informed.

    Looking on NowTV’s own forums reveals that this exact issue has happened countless times before. Each time they have blamed other companies but been ultimately responsible. On occasions it has taken them more than 16 days to resolve the issue.

    In the meantime, we are stuck with no broadband, no telephone line, and no clue when we will be able to even know when work can resume.

    They have now said that they would escalate the problem to 'Tier 2' and call us within 72 hours. It has been over 100 hours since then. Still not a single call or email. No apology.

    I’m not on the frontline but I value my work and I want to look after my clients. In these times isn’t fulfilling internet contracts, or at least being prompt and active in resolving issues, a basic moral duty?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Comments
    Really terrible experience with Now. I authorized a change to Now a few weeks ago and was told this would go ahead on 28th May 2020 and router would be sent out. Have had an external fault on my phone line and phoned existing supplier for repair and also asked them about the transfer in case this was the problem. They advised me Now have cancelled the transfer. When were you going to tell me?. I have renewed with existing supplier and sounds I had a lucky escape if this is your customer care.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Robina, Lanjeth
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Poor reliability and speed, despite my best efforts and those of Openreach to sort the problems!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastleigh
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    NOW TV reports 40Mbps download speed but broadband.co.uk reports 13.06 Mbps. After phoning NOW TV it sped up to 40Mbps on NOW TV and 19MBps on broadband.co.uk .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Highly unreliable broadband with poor service. Worst customer service ever received. Today I called up about a broadband issue. Turns out my hub isn't working, and they aren't going to do anything about it for 5 days. They said my broadband is 'not their problem' and I'm set to lose a week's wages as I can't work from home now. This last happened 3 months ago when I couldn't work for a week. They offered me a tenner as compensation....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Probably the worst experience I've had with an internet provider. I normally avoid cheap deals with bad reviews but took a gamble this time, I wish I hadnt. We have had poor service since the start of contract and when contacting customer service, they tell us that they are providing the minimum contract speeds so nothng they can do, even if we are not receiving those speeds. My partner and I both need internet for home working currently, but we cannot both access at the same time. This has caused all sorts of problems for viedo conferencing, but NowTV are not inerested and when contacted, they again said its not their problem. Avoid at all costs!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I was worried about going with Now given all the people whinging on this site! Initially wanted to go with virgin but can't access them at the new flat, everywhere else was minimal 18 month contract. Bit the bullet and went with Now as could get a 12 month contract- have had no issues. Simple set up, fast broadband, arrived early and activated on the day it said it would. Would recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Richardson
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband experience all round.

    I went with now TV as the broadband package was the best deal at the time for a respectable speed of 35mbs.

    Wi-fi has been intermittent and cuts out randomly crashing computer games and leaving tv shows buffering over the last 9 months. It cannot handle more than one device at a time.

    Upon calling NowTV for technical support they said everything was fine with my network and told me to run a diagnostics test on their website but they did not know how I could navigate to it!

    Upon asking about cancellation they said I would incur a cancellation fee of £30.

    I've had internet with many providers and this has been by far the worst.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    NOW Broadband
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I really regret having bought NOW TV Broadband. As we're currently working from home due to the virus, the internet is the one thing we desperately need working and for the last few months its given us nothing but grief. It's so slow that we can't even stream movies so I feel like I'm wasting money on tv subscriptions. I spoke to NOW TV over the phone and they mentioned there was a problem with the box so sent us a new one (customer service was actually quite good and box arrived promptly). But the second it arrived we had exactly the same problem. I originally chose NOW TV because I'd only have to pay £18 a month but its just not worth the money or hassle. I'd be happier paying more with another provider as long as it means we have a reliable internet connection. Please stay away from NOW TV Broadband, I wish I'd read the reviews before buying!

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