Onestream 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 Onestream.

Recent Customer Ratings for Onestream

  • Satisfaction
    1.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    1.9 stars
  • Speed
    2.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.2 stars

Based on 123 customer ratings since 2020-05-19 (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.

101 Customer Reviews over 3 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of wight
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Comments
    Cannot recommend.... Overcharging on direct debits.... Can never get through to anyone on the phone, emails go unanswered, nightmare start to finish
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kingston upon Thames
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disgusting, immoral company who cold call pensioners illegally (my father's number is on the TPS system, making it a criminal offence for companies to cold call him) and scare/harry/harass them into signing up for a broadband contract.
    They are now chasing my father for payment for a service they don't provide (no router was ever delivered to him) regarding a contract obtained illegally.
    Despite my repeated phone calls to tell them to stop hassling him, they have now sent threats (full of aggressive language - none of it carrying any legal weight) of visits from their debt collectors.
    Well, good luck with that. We've had enough, and are fighting back...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company is an absolute sham and should not be operating as a telecoms provider. Having worked in customer services previously I'm more than used to hearing whingers leaving bad reviews and try to avoid doing so myself without good reason, but this was honestly the worst customer experience I've ever had.

    30 attempts to get in touch with customer services, 20 mins on hold each time, nobody ever picked it up. No reply on their email, ever. Nobody ever came to install it so it never worked. Nobody got back to me. After a few weeks of shouting angrily at a brick wall I ended up emailing the CEO who did promptly apologise and give me a full refund.

    Please, for your own sanity, don't make the mistake of choosing this company - I've switched to a provider 50p/m more expensive and they are a functioning company at least.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Never call you back, was fobbed off so many times! Got to the point I cried out of anxiety because of how much I was being fobbed off. Had no internet for weeks at a time, one time over a month! It even happened when I first joined them, and I was in the 14 day cooling off period so tried to switch to another provider but they blocked it because they attempted to contact me a whole week after my initial complaint. I am so happy to be free of them. It's embarrassing I had to get my partner to ring them up and use their deep voice (repeating exactly what I already had stated to them mind you) before I got any compensation. Incompetent. You get what you pay for.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just wanted to leave a quick note to thank all the people who have reviewed this company and left the negative reviews. I’m glad I did my research before almost signing up. Seems like I dodged a bullet! So these reviews definitely make a difference! Thanks for the heads up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A 1 star rating is 1 too many!!!!
    2 months of delays, broken promises and frustration was met with the answer of " would you like to cancel" WOW...so not go anywhere near this shambles of a so called company!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Thieves just con artist don't sign up with them they took my money and never even delivered the router , promised me my money back that was 6 months ago and still waiting .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I can rate lower I would. The worst home broadband I ever used. I mean last 20+yrs. In fact not sure their customer service worst then their product. Just waiting my last 2 months leight of contract to end. Nothing more to say, stay away. Anything but not this one!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Avoid at all costs - the actual broadband was patchy and slow (although not unbearable).

    The worst bit though was in the middle of our contract they claimed they could no longer afford the discount set out in the contract and raised the price from £13 to £25/month. Shortly after the price rise kicked in they then lowered their prices again for new customers.

    Dishonest, disingenuous and just poor.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Since signing up with One Stream last September 2020 I have had nothing but trouble with them taking payments from my direct debit set up with my bank my contract is for £20 99 per month for one year but I get charged £30 98 they say it’s for late payments how can that be when it’s been set up they have even asked me to make payments over the phone wish I had never gone with them bad mistake
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    **Avoid at all costs**
    I was in a difficult situation where there was a possibility I was going to have to move due to covid. I enquired about my options and the associated costs of terminating my contract early (without actually confirming the cancellation), as it transpired - I moved house and asked to have the service relocated. I contacted onestream to process the transfer and they advised that the contract had been terminated, I would have to pay a early termination (which was the balance of my contract in full) and then pay again for a new connection!!! Effectively meaning they want me to pay double for the same service. This means that they are trying to directly profit from vulnerable people caught up in convid. Disgusting behaviour. When the broadband was working, it dropped out constantly and they never offered compensation for each drop out. Do yourself a favour and select another provider at all costs!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID - raise prices mid-contract without any notice and then charge you extortionate amounts to leave, citing some lost line in the small print of that contract they know people don’t read. Extortion and corporate greed at its finest. Not to mention constant issues with broadband cutting out and a non-existent customer service (until they want money from you!!)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    *WORST BROADBAND OUT THERE*

    I honestly could not dislike a company more than onestream. They have the most rubbish internet out there, we've been paying £29.99 for over a year for their super fast fibre broadband and even when your 1 metre away from the router you're still on buffering for minutes on end before you see the page. They also have the worst customer service, I was basically called a liar when I had try to complain about the internet speed and I was told that the internet is working and is very fast despite not being able to use it.
    DO NOT I repeat DO NOT use them for broadband. Save yourself the misery and stress, now going to virgin media for £24.99 and looking forward to it!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LONDON
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    People should just stay away from this, nothing works fine, speed not half as agreed, wifi arrived a week late, nothing went well. You won't even have a "my account" section on their website to check your account.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wow what a shocking sorry excuse for a company that is powered by Vodafone I am nearly at the end of my contract and am truly thankful that I don't have to deal with a crap service crap connection speeds and the fact that customer service is pretty non existant. Every time I call to complain they always say that there is nothing wrong there end. When I log into the router it states that "there is a problem between the router and the isp".
    So clearly the router is smarter than the operators. Never had any compensation. The data on my phone is poor reception is more reliable and the customer service is useful as a. Chocolate teapot. All they years I have swapped may providers and never left a review but this time I feel fleeced out of my money. Currently sitting without Internet and was supposed to be rectified in 48 hours. We are at 48 hours and of course the office is closed conveniently. In sure tomorrow I will call speak to a monkey operating a pho e only to find out that my service is not work g which I could have told them.

    OK rant over in short STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I actively avoid confrontation, and yet I'm utterly exhausted from dealing with this company and trying to rectify their mistakes. Never have I seen such incompetence: within just six months of my time with them, they managed to overcharge me, change the guaranteed speed *AFTER* I'd signed up (then fail to reach even the new minimum speed), dodge my emails, incorrectly charge me engineer fees twice only to later rescind them, and finally wrongfully chased me for money after I'd cancelled.

    Terrible customer service, all the staff I spoke to were young casuals who I had to pity: they'd been given no training or resources to actually help, instead they awkwardly sympathise with your complaints without actually providing a solution. Reeks of ownership and management that is incompetent at best, but probably deliberately deceitful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Comments
    worst company in existence.
    -someone quit their job whilst on the phone to me
    -impossible to get through to someone on the phone
    -router took much much longer to come
    -communication problems within the company
    -ignored emails and messages
    -overcharged monthly continuously
    -disgusting, appalling customer service in all respects, horrible company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Two months of intermittent service followed by twelve days with no internet connection at all. After several unanswered emails and numerous calls (each of them spending long time on hold before I could talk to anyone), they have been giving different reasons for the slowness/lack of connection - but never got to the bottom of it.
    A BT engineer finally came to fix the line 10 days after reporting the fault, but he happened to be ill-tempered and verbally abused the caretaker in the building where I live, so he was not allowed in the premises.
    All Onestream decided to do, rather than defending my interests (at the end of the day I am their customer and I am not getting the service I am paying for), was to say that I have to pay a £120 fee for a "missed appointment", when the engineer did not even ring my bell!!!
    I think that Openreach may be responsible for the root of most of my issues, but Onestream have never offered the minimum acceptable level of support, despite I have done my best to be understanding and reasonable as a customer.
    Conclusion: my honest advice is to avoid at all costs, unless you are after no weekend or evening support, endless response times and general carelessness about their customer's interests.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The WORST internet provider ever !!

    Their internet is absolutely TRASH, Customer Service TRASH, STAY WELL AWAY.

    I've called and emailed numerous times as the internet is so bad you can only use one device- as in phone/ tv/ laptop at a time- and its ALWAYS buffering.

    I've called numerous times, been on hold for over an hour many times, been promised call backs, wifi extenders to be provided and claimed to be posted out, internet speeds to be tested with investigations on how to improve the service- absolutely NO response or results that result in better internet or customer service.

    I've spoken to Dan Kelly, Darren, Abi, Connor, Darren, Blake after waiting on hold for hours combined with no response to phone calls or emails.

    I have sky and I can't even use all the services as the internet is so weak it won't even recognise it on the box.

    I am at my wits end with them

    I'm stuck in contract I want out it at this point as the service and customer service is abysmal.

    Save yourself the headache, the blood pressure and run when you see them. RUN AWAY FROM THE DEVIL HIMSELF.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Their website mentions no in-contract price hikes and it is a complete lie. We were on a £17.99 12 months contract and it went up to £30.98 within months. They are thieves...
    I couldn't even believe they get away with stuff like that
  • Reviewer
    Location
    manchester
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    very poor customer service .no one to help no phone line working for them ,only live chat ,thy put you on hold for a long time and the end you tell you someone will call you .very very poor i advise no one join them even for free
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have not had problems with the speed or reliability of the connection with OneStream, however, I was unable to use my Chromecast with it, I was paying 3 times the price of what I thought I would be paying but the worst was when I received a letter to say that OneStream would take legal action against me, despite, themselves having broken the terms of our contract, despite myself informing them in writing that I do not agree to the new proposed terms and I wish to cancel my connection and despite having already been assured by OneStream's customer service via email that the account was closed and no amount was owed. It is outrageous being threated with legal action for not having done anything wrong, just because OneStream are incapable of keeping up with their records. Also, there is no means of speaking to anyone during COVID. Appalling service overall.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking service. Should have gone live last week, but still haven't received router. They are completely uncontactable - don't answer their phones, respond to emails or engage on their web chat. Avoid at all costs!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    MIDDLESBROUGH
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I tested by speed and got 0.3 i cant access a lot of things as my net slows or freezes or just stops.Customer services stop at 5:30pm when most people get home and switch on,got a problem? sorry were closed!I have lost customers and sleep because of onestreams poor service....my advice avoid,they promised faster for less instead i just got less i had no problem with my old provider! so its not the line they are capping speed i think.Take a pic of the speed test and send it to us she said,my old provider would do a speed test from their end! how low tech are they? be warned and avoid Onestream i wish i did!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newton-le-Willows
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Never write reviews for anything but this is terrible. Everything from the router, the connection, the customer service. Literally can not find one good thing to say about it. Please do not get this broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North East
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    Terrible company, just fob you off on the phone and never reply to emails.
    2 months waiting for activation date and terminated my old Vodafone service leaving me without broadband for 2 weeks.
    Took money for 1st months service despite not even letting me know when I will be activated.
    Was finally given activation date and was told by email to make sure someone is home to recieve bt engineer or will incur £120 fine. Guess what? They never showed so waited in all day for nothing. And when I called them was told we dont know why you were sent that email? Absolutely terrible company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Lancs
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Promised 42Mb/s when ordered. Only getting half that. Must do better Onestream!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northants
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid. No interest in customer support, and if you escalate anything to the "Executive" team, they will flat-out argue with you and be rude. I am having to take legal action against them. Read the reviews - simply the worst.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    nottingham
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined after being with Sky on 15.10.19. The broadband speed is horrendous and if you cancel within the 14 day cooling off period, you have to pay out of your own pocket to return the router that i paid £10 for. DO NOT use this provider, strike a deal with your current provider rather than jump ship for what seems like a good deal. it is CRAP.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I paid the £50 deposit then they mailed me to say that if I wanted the speed that I'd asked for I would have to pay another fee to BT Connect for ADSL between (£70 - £190). I immediately cancelled but now they wont return my deposit so I'm taking them to Small Claims Court very soon.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Penrith
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Like the chap below, I just want to thank everyone who has taken the time to give a detailed insight into how atrocious this company really is. I was seriously considering changing to them. Think I'll now put up with EE for another 18 months. Thanks all!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Peterborough PE1
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst experience ever!
    For starters, never even got connected to this so called "Broadband". Never received their broadband package with modem etc. , They booked engineer to visit my property to install their services, he didn't showed up. When i tried to cancel my order, they put me on 72hours waiting list, 7 days passed, still no news about getting my money back. Online Chat operators are useless AF. They are cheap for a reason. Don't go near them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Prestonfield
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Log a complaint quite few times, yet no action taken. Infact they promised to take action in three days. Now, its has been more than 2 months. Always internet interruption. My advise to others, leave them, don't even come close. Look for other reliable provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochester, Hoo
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please people do not sign up with these pirates service is useless customer service is useless they refuse to resolve issues but are happy to continue to taake money from you. I am in the process of getting rid of these mugs and jump to another provider, If you sign with these you will wish you had not. They totally refuse to accept faults
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sandbach
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Returned to Onestream after being with the Post Office on a wet piece of string. Onestream service is superb.
    Spoke to Matthew who dealt with my requirement to return to Onestream Fibre. Very professional and helpful. Highly recommended.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Selby, United Kingdom
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was with Sky for an 18-month contract with no issues. When it was time to renew, I came across Onestream and noticed it was dramatically cheaper. I thought since it's the same line, then I'd save some money and signed up with them. This was a major mistake...

    Since we've had the line, there has been around a 50% chance that at specifically 8:20 PM every day, the internet will FULLY RESTART and be unusable for 5 mins each time; this gets frustrating went you are in calls trying to work with people.

    Recently things have gotten worse where we will get intermittent packet loss over the day. This causes you and others to break up and not be able to hear each other when in Zoom calls etc.

    I attempted to contact their support team, who ran a single line test, and because nothing was wrong specifically at that time, they just tried to get rid of me by telling me it's probably weak WiFi.....? The whole house is cabled, and I never mentioned using WiFi; it was just a weak attempt to get rid of me.

    I tried to re-explain again that the packet loss is intermittent and not always there - but they refused to accept any reports or escalate the issues telling me it would be £400 if I wanted to cancel today.

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS! No actual support is given if you have a problem.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    shropshire
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    the worst switch we ever made at best you don't get stated speeds with constantly cutting off and rebooting of the hub some days it becomes unusable. it may be cheap but so isn't worth the months of phone calles to no avail and no fix or refund offered, even when they said we won't charge you for periods of slow speed or disconnections they still take there money. avoid this company at all costs!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South east
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Internet went off Friday evening. Onestream do not offer support at night or on the weekend. If I had known this I would of never signed up. As of now it has been four days and still no internet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Joined onestream at the beginning of June 2018, contract was up for renewal this month so i signed up for 36mps at £23.99 a month. Just recieved my first bill, £34.99, and when checking thier website its now listed as 34.99. Customer service doesnt exist, lost my first router in the post (hermes). Only plus was good reliable speed. I'm now attempting to get out of this new contract which i did'nt sign for and can't afford.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Onestream
    Date
    Comments
    If I could give 0 stars, I would. Shocking service as their phone lines are not up and running due to Covid and everything is done over chat. No one speaks to anyone so when we were told we'd have a new router in 2 days, it wasn't actioned with anyone else. Had to follow up 5 times and by the last time we were told the action was then cancelled by the technical team because we were deemed to have no problem (sure, internet dropping to 0mbps every 30 mins is no problem!!)
    We were sold an upgrade in March at £27 a month for superfast broadband and told we could discuss cancelling after 6 months. We tried and were told we couldn't do it
    The price increased to £39 in August and we had no letter confirming. When challenging this they said that they didn't have to show us proof of postage in line with Ofcom.
    We now have to pay off the remaining balance when we move in January for an absolutely terrible service - both customer service and internet service.
    If you're thinking about a cheap provider, I'd go with anyone else as I promise you - the prices are too good to be true.

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