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
    4.3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4.4 stars
  • Speed
    4.1 stars
  • Reliability
    4.3 stars

Based on 814 customer ratings since 2023-06-17 (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.

3,752 Customer Reviews over 376 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Rubbish customer services Just had what can be described as a ri off price increase. So rang them to tell them to stick they product, Instantly the staff member offered my a monthly cost just lower than, my current price they planned to almost double. He cancelled my DDM so he could set up a new 12month contract. What did I get today an email from plus a text message threatening to restrict my broadband service unless the rip of monthly cost was paid. Still what can yo expect from a division of BT, strange how they keep quite about that though but the engineer let the cat out of the bag when they had to come out to correct a router and socket fault. Avoid like the palgue they are BT even the same standard BT routers with a Plusnet sticker on them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Solihull
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Ordered Plusnet broadband earlier today to go live on the 9th, which is the date we move into the property. Received comms this evening confirming activation on the 10th, so I phoned immediately to say it needed to be the 9th and I advised by an adversarial agent that that my request to go live on the 9th, which I repeated to him several times, was correctly interpreted as requesting an activation date of the 10th. When I said, make broadband go live on the 9th he said it would delay activation by 4 days, and given his tone of voice it was clear he was just being difficult! Just rubbish, will shop around for another provider and cancel the Plusnet installation.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just spoke to customer service in Sheffield, about no broadband. I am not on the list, for security, I explained my mother is 93, just out of hospital district nurse attending, she is unable to hear or speak coherently, all he would say was when can I talk to her, I explain again, when can I speak to her, all I asked is to check the line, nope when can I speak to her, you are not on the list, please just check the line, when can I speak to her, I reply you can't so is this a waste of time. He then hung up. The broadband supplied here is, and has always been terrible and slow, lucky to get 1.5 Meg speed, constantly dropping out, if the landline is used, or called broadband drops, because of my mothers very low need she has said nothing and just got on with it. Think its time to change providers as no speed no stability and no help at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Cowes, Isle of Wight
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I don't often have problems with the broadband service, but I wanted to get my Google Chromecast working (which worked fine with my previous provider (John Lewis), and now it complains about AP isolation towards the end of the setup. I looked on the Plusnet forums and others have had the same problem. Rang tech support, and the only thing they could do was factory reset the router, which did not help, and then suggest contacting Google. I have not done this because Google are just going to say that it is their issue, and I am inclined to agree.

    Tech support basically useless.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Plusnet broadband for several years and never had any problems with their service. Today I spoke to customer advisor Luke in Sheffield. After answering my call almost immediately, he went above and beyond to help me with my query in a manner that I could fully understand. Excellent customer service. Thank you
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined plusnet for what I believed was for people on benefits
    Now I find they don't do it
    So where has my supposedly plusnet account for people on benefits come from ???
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Incompetent staff who like to leave you in the dark, I made a complaint about some issues I had. I was told an investigation was going to take place and that I would hear back. Obviously I’ve heard nothing back until a debt collections letter come through my door for £20. No phone calls or emails about owed money, straight to a third party company. Of course all they care about is money and not customer satisfaction.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincs
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid! Terrible company,I was told it would cost 24 pounds a month but it was 30,they then started taking 53 pounds,I rang them up they offered me it for 28 said no then said I could have it for 22,I cancelled.
    Bunch of clowns!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with PlusNet now for around 12 months. I was previously a customer many years ago and had a bad experience with their customer service. When looking to change deals in our new home, PlusNet offered the best deal so I decided to try them again. I have been shocked at how bad this company have become.
    We have a relatively new build home (<10 years) yet from the speeds we get you'd be forgiven for believing we live in a forest with no phone line. We are a short distance to the 'green box'. We get, apparently, acceptable speed to the router which is where their customer service ends. They guarantee a line speed but in the small print this is only for a wired connection and does not apply to WiFi. We had many issues with the service cutting out and receiving sub 1mbps speeds they sent a new router, which made no difference. They sent two 'engineers' the last from BT who decided to disconnect every other phone socket in the house bar the master at the front of the home. Not only did this mean we had to relocate the router, but now signal towards the back of the house was almost non-existent. PlusNet did not care a bit that this happened.
    I have tried range extenders, power line adaptors and installing a MESH network, none of which improve the overall quality of the broadband and ultimately I still only receive 1-4mbps download the majority of the time and cannot even stream a 3 min YouTube clip!
    Complaining to PlusNet is nothing short of banging your head against the wall. They are rude, unhelpful and simply do not care they are providing a subpar service.
    I will never use this company again. Their Hub2 does not support MESH network so now I am having to work out how to install a 3rd party modem/router to improve performance.
    Use at your peril!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Avoid upload speeds unusable
    Reviewing
    Plusnet
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Was happy with them for a while, but my wife and I are getting issues for work, teams, FaceTime, blink and ring cameras not working.
    Upload speed is 0.5 mbps, new router installed, engineer tried to improve the speed but hopeless, FULL FIBRE is not available as only CITY FIBRE
    Want to terminate contract but not possible for 7 months
    Looks like I will have to pay twice now for another provider
    If you want to use any application or device that needs reasonable upload speeds then avoid PLUSNET

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