Plusnet 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 Plusnet.

Recent Customer Ratings for Plusnet

  • Satisfaction
    3.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.8 stars
  • Speed
    3.4 stars
  • Reliability
    3.5 stars

Based on 1788 customer ratings since 2021-08-14 (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.

3,580 Customer Reviews over 358 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Weymouth
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Broadband seems reliable and speed is good.

    Try getting through to customder service however; it is impossible. Huge waiting time on the phone until you get fed up and hang up. That alone is enough to want to leave them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swindon
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I signed up to a Plusnet broadband deal for 18 months. It was installed by a openreach engineer who made a terrible mess of things. Mainly to my next door neighbours outside telecoms cable box. They didn’t have WiFi for a week after the engineer cut through cables in the box and also one cable in the exchange box at the other side of the street.
    My WiFi worked fine for three and a half days then stopped. I phoned Plusnet and they said it could take another two days for someone to look at what has gone wrong. After a few hours of wondering why I was paying for a service that was not providing a service I called Plusnet again and cancelled my contract.
    I expected a much better stable broadband connection.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The routers that they send you are terrible. Ours made an awful noise all the time, I asked for a new one, and the new one did the same thing.

    Customer service is absolutely terrible. During the pandemic you couldn't get through to anyone. The phone lines were dead.

    Luckily I managed to get out of my contract early when we moved home because these idiots couldn't even transfer our broadband. That's right, they couldn't even keep a contracted customer because their systems are so bad.

    They tried to con me by saying "we will cancel your current contract and add you as a new customer". I knew I could get out at that point and luckily I did.

    Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    Comments
    Moved from BT because I was paying a lot for a slow connection, which is all that is available here. Plusnet is much cheaper. The switch was simple - just a few hours between BT turning me off and Plusnet becoming active. The speed is the same - not surprising since it is the same network. I didn’t even need to set up the Plusnet router. I just put my Plusnet user name and password into the BT router and it works perfectly. I suspect the Plusnet router is less sophisticated than the BT one, but I haven’t tried it. You get some extra bells and whistles with BT (wi-fi hotspots etc) but, if you don’t need them Plusnet seems like a good bet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    manchester
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The issue that I have experienced was: Had no Internet for a week
    Rang several times and basically been told tough luck they can't do anything its BT
    The Internet has gone down I work from home and have been warning them for days that this Internet connection is causing me to drop important social emergency calls and I will be dismissed if it continues.
    I have now lost my job, the Internet is still not fixed and plus net are refusing to let me out of my contract or even stop charging me for a service they dont provide


    AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Locked in a dispute with Plusnet. I signed up for their award winning customer service after growing discounted with BT. Big mistake.

    It took them 17 days to switch. Three more than the official cooling off period. After receiving mail to welcome me to their service I connected the router which failed to connect so I contacted their award winning Customer Service team. Instead of advising me that sometimes things don't click right away and that I needed wait a bit longer I was run around and made to jump through hoops. Wasting my time and patience.

    To the point where I decided to cancel and move to EE (who are also owned by BT). They have since charged me early termination fees to cover the cost of their bumbling incompetence and less than adequate customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochdale
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    A lot of the complaints are about the reliability and speed. I have not had any such problems, in fact very reliable and fast. The main reason is that when I joined I immediately purchased a BT Smart Hub 2 from ebay for peanuts. This is a very good router and works fine on Plusnet as long as you change your username and password. My gripe with Plusnet is their customer service and the latest wind-up is moving home. I informed them I was moving in 2 weeks so that they could transfer the service. I was told it would cost £65 unless I took out a new 2 year contract at £3/month more expensive than my current contract. I refused to be bullied into a new contract since I still had almost 12 months to run on my present one. I reluctantly paid the £65 (no mention of this on their website). It has now been confirmed they, against my wishes, have put me on a new 12 month contract which is more expensive than the existing one and when I pointed this out they added a £20 credit to my account. Why not just transfer my existing contract? They have now informed me they cannot transfer until 5 days after I move. Why am I paying so much for so little service? My daughter has just moved her Sky BB in just over a week and free of charge. Plusnet, you let yourselves down in so many ways and after this contract expires never again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst provider there is, you will rarely get the speeds you are paying for. Not only that but its the most unreliable service out there, been with them for a few years as I don't play for the internet in the house. In them years of being a customer my internet has go down way too many times at least 5 times a week, you will lose all internet for about 30 mins then its back but still slow. 0/10 Would recommend that people who are looking for a provider this is most definitely the one to avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ormskirk
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dear Philip, I understand that BT is the owner of Plusnet. Sorry to be writing to you with an email you do not truly want. I am writing this to ensure that you are aware of the poor performance of a BT-owned company. I would like to suggest that you look at the reviews being left on Trustpilot for Plusnet, currently, the current score is 1.4/5. Unfortunately, I have seen it necessary to add a negative review adding to the woeful list.  I have just left what I believe is my fair estimation of their performance. Sorry, this mail is wordy however it is balanced and fair. Introduction:
    Plusnet, what a massive disappointment. I couldn’t give a sub1 star, or I would. Plusnet offered me a cheaper service with good speed... I thought "What could go wrong? I mean..... they even have UK Call centers”.How far from the truth could I have been? Please read if you are thinking of using Plusnet as it may save you time and money. The issue: Broadband supply to the house seems stable at 44Mbps (GOOD)and an upload for 13Mbps (GOOD)
    Wired Ethernet (RJ45) seems to be OK (GOOD)2.4 Wifi works very slow. 20mbps max but stable (POOR)5 Wifi is unusable with constant dropouts in Wifi and down to sub 2 Mbps performance. (TERRIBLE). I rang for assistance: Plusnet, the first person I spoke to was rude, passive-aggressive, and really wasn’t the person I would expect to find as someone to offer help to others. The second time I rang, I spoke to a nice guy who really did try and help. But after more phone calls, it just developed into a long list of reasons why they were not to blame, and why they refuse to guarantee their own products Wifi performance. I suspect this is because they know it is such a poor performer. Plusnet excuses: They continued to tell me, it was most likely to be my issue, due to a very long list of excuses which were based on no data: Geographical location, The distance from the router to my computer, Local interference, The house structure, Other Wifi transmitters local to me, My computer. The reasons just went on and on. My Findings:
    The Vodafone Router and service that I used before had no issues, the 2.4 was faster by far and the 5 was rock solid. I found the same good performance with2 or 3 other routers before from other providers. I believe that this proves, many other different routers did not have the issues the Plusnet item did. I did explain this to the Plusnet team, but they're relentlessly stated; that they don't offer a promise that the Wifi will work! I still find this amazing almost item that connects to the internet use Wifi. Is it legal to supply a product contained in a contract that doesn’t do what it says it can? The Fix: I tried everything they offered to fix it, not one of the items that Plusnet advised proved the reason for the issue. The nice guy from the second phone call clearly told me that the router is most likely the issue and it would be good to use another. I bought an Asus router for the cost of£220 and set that up. Since this, I have had fast unbroken service.

    Plusnet’s Resolution:
    I received an email request for a response of how their customer services had performed.  I took the opportunity to inform them that they were poor performers and welcomed a phone call to talk about it. I was surprised that they did call! I ran through the hours (10 plus)that I had spent in total trying to correct the issue. I was offered £35 as a contribution. I explained this is pocket change and was insulted that they thought this was going to make me happy. I asked for them to contribute 50% of the cost toward the router, which, I had bought to correct the issue, and which has fixed the issue. His answer was “No”. I made it clear to the manager that I was going to write this review of Plusnet because they were not willing to contribute 50%. His response was apologetic but thought that this was not their issue and I was asking too much.
    I feel leaving this 100% honest review may protect potential future customers and warn them.
    From the adverts I have seen, Plusnet, in my estimation promises to be a great and friendly service, this really hasn’t been the case for me.  
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brigg
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely Anything BUT Garenteed Speeds I Am Currently Playing For The 60mbps Pack And Im Receiving 1/6 Of That Speed I Should Be Garenteed Absolutely Shocking How Bad You Get Scammed Nowadays Horrible Speeds

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