Post Office 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 Post Office.

Recent Customer Ratings for Post Office

  • Satisfaction
    2.2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.4 stars

Based on 1161 customer ratings since 2018-05-19 (Show all time ratings)

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812 Customer Reviews for Post Office

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Avoid at all cost. The worst company ever. They sent an engineer to install a new line in my elderly parents house . The engineer disconnected their virgin phone line and left them without a phone line. They told me to get virgin to fix it and it was nothing to do with them and it was up to us to contacts open reach ourselves. My father is 89 years old we went back to virgin and said good riddance to this shower. A full 10 days without phone yes even the virgin one due to their engineer. Unbelievable
Belfast Post Office  
Omg for anyone who is reading this and thinking of joining pleas please please do not!!!! Only been one day and experiencing so many issues! Literally does not work I'm so frustrated. Forget slow it's not even connecting! Absolutely gutted with myself for seeing something cheap and going with it
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Walsall Post Office  
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! They keep taking my direct debit on the wrong day and don't rectify it i’ve asked three times. The. Tell me i’ve Never asked. The broadband drops of 20 times per day, they blame everything but their own **** show of a service. I signed up to the 12 months at £15.90. I’m pulling it out as soon as my new sky hub arrives. I have 6 months left to run, i’ll Pay for the two side by side until the contract is up. Never ever again will I use this utter excuse for a service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Essex Post Office  
I subscribed because of the cheap monthly fee. A mistake. The router is alsways slow, it hangs 3 or 4 times a day and no service at all 2 or 3 times a month. Takes me back to the computing of the 1990's. This PO service would have been fine in the days of 8086 processors and Windows 1 but is totally inadequate for today's hardware and software demands.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Esher, Surrey Post Office  
Absolutely raging with this company, Post Office should continue to do wat they do best and deliver our letters and packages etc cause they sure as hell cannot deliver broadband. My order was in mid April 2019 Last month and Activation was May 1st 2019 for Superfast post office style Landline and Broadband........ Wait is it no like the 11th May today..... STILL NO DIAL TONE..... STILL NO BROADBAND.... honestly I phone up every day sometimes 2 days depends how busy I am. I get the same old story. Waiting on an answer back from Openreach enginees, which fair enough was cool to hear at the star, but wen ure 5,6, 9, 11 days over supposed activation date getting emails and text messages saying -

'Great news - your Post Office Unlimited Broadband - 12 month contract service is now live. You can manage your account online from pobroadband.co.uk and use the great features.

It just utterly confuses you annoys you and really u just think who actually employed this set of daftys to run such a huge company's broadband lol enough said, apparently no heard if your activation date has passed you can CLAIM £10 PER Day not in cash n hand but towards your bill for your contract(Iff u stay that long)
Dunfermline Post Office  
left plusnet to go with PO worst thing ever 0.03 mps nothing at all loads up, cant do online banking nothing , PLEASE LOOK FOR A BETTER PROVIDER.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Flintshire, North Wales Post Office  
Seeing my same experiences in other reviews:
* Handover wasn't smooth - no connection on 'go live date'. Had to call up several times. On day operative didn't seem to know enough tech to give informed advice. Next day was told 'give us another 48 hours'! It didn't take that long - was actually quite quick from that point, but surprising anyway.
* Dropping out repeatedly, 8 days later (adding up to hours in last 24 - although the info says it may drop out in first 10 days, as router adjusts itself, a call confirmed this shouldn't be happening)
* First paper statement showed £10 extra charge than agreed - had to call again; was told was generic letter. No good - should be personal!
* Couldn't use certain apps on phone over wifi. Had to call again. Told 'Safeguard' was on and blocking - not acceptable. Big brother behaviour.
* Didn't think I'd been given a username (needed to log into account). Had to call again. Later found it in fairly small type, on back of letter 3/4 way down under heading 'Get started with My Account' - my mistake perhaps but needs to be more prominent with 'Username' clearly highlighted.
* Thinking I didn't have a username I tried to log in with customer number, as seemed possible onscreen, but was sent in circles. Agh!
* Website uses Flash Player to display bills. Firstly, I shouldn't have to download a player (with past security issues)to see my bill. And... it dosen't work anyway. Instead of my bill I see a copy of my own address bar with all by tabs etc. VERY disconcerting! Is my screen/ personal info being snooped on? How do I know? Used live chat. Operative told me to use another browser! Clearly I shouldn't have to download and use another browser to view my blinking bill! Then just gave me the number to call.
(Getting a bit hacked off by this point)
Staff on phone are generally lovely and native English speakers so points there. Speed (when it's connected is as good (so far) as with Sky.
Overall: so far a problematic service in early stages but hopefull, with decent speeds being seen, that it will settle and satisfy. More work & small twaeks needs done to iron our creases & increase user friendliness.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Carlisle Post Office  
Hi, my partner signed us up to the Post Office b/b a month or so ago and since its gone live on 5 April we have had no bb each day - it constantly disconnects or drops to unusable speeds. I would like to move but we are tied into a 12 month contract with a service not fit for purpose (I am using my mobile data to tether and is almost used up!) Is there any deals we can do with BT to swap (someone said that BT will pay to move customers from other suppliers?) Thanks.
FOLKESTONE Post Office  
What can I say that hasn't been said by others, basically my partner signed us up with PO because it was the cheapest, but there is a reason for this, pity hadn't seen the reviews before! Since 'go live' (or should I say go dead) on 5 April, the broadband has not worked more than it has worked and even when it does work it is soooo slow, more like old dial up. Is the worst broadband 'provider' ever!!! Customer service was quick to answer but have not fixed problem. Ran line test and said all ok. Said an engineer would come out on one of two days (today Monday or tomorrow) but on Sunday I got a call to see how broadband was now. It was actually working ok for once so I stupidly thought it was fixed. Customer service said an engineer had checked it but found no problems (I now wonder if anyone has actually been out as I was previously told they may need to come into the house and they had no appointments until Monday). I was told by customer services that the problems could be due to the wind - never heard that before - and that if it reoccurs call back and they will get an engineer out to the house (which is why I think no one has checked it and they just don't want to get engineers out!) Anyway Sunday night, 10pm no boadband again, gave up trying to connect after an hour. And this morning patchy and keeps saying no internet. I really wish had not left Sky (they wanted to put prices up) never had any problems with them. I don't think the problem with PO is in the house, in the street or anywhere else, but is basically the PO - they can't provide a reliable, stable broadband connection. Do not sign up with them or touch with a barge-pole, unless you want constant disconnection and slow service!! Is not fit for service!! Have had to save this to copy and paste as keep losing connection to post review! Will have to just use my mobile data to tether (wish I could invoice PO for this!) as no broadband at all!! Help, I can't put up with a year of this!!
FOLKESTONE Post Office  
A recent Post Office broadband policy appears to be blocking access to any VPN service capabilities via the DSL connection. With my research, a security edict is in place requiring use of a VPN when accessing any sensitive resource when off-premise. I specifically use either Pro XPN or Express VPN both of which are now being blocked by The Post Office. I am only able to VPN connect slowly using a mobile hotspot or via public Internet such as the public library. This practice of blocking a trusted security method seems asinine at best for a service that allegedly promotes secure practices.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Hampshire Post Office  
Extremely poor all round. I'm reluctant to give even one star. My deal is for Standard Broadband(up to 17Mps). I check the speed regularly and frequently. The best I've got is 14.4 for about 3 days - but only after making a formal complaint! Also, there are frequent service interruptions. Don't touch PO Bband with a long bargepole, I'm transferring to a new supplier ASAP.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Burry Port Post Office  
Joined the 15.90 per month plan and 24hrs after my 'go live' do date am still waiting for my broadband and phone to go live.
On phoning customer service they said there had been some kind of mix-up but couldn't actually explain what the problem was and advised that it could be a further 24hrs before service commenced.
Furthermore, on signing up to the deal they added a 10.00 set-up fee which was not part of the plan I signed up to and they only cancelled it when I complained.
With regards to customer service actually getting through to someone was relatively quick (about 10mins) but the tone of the customer service agent was unfriendly and, as they couldn't in fact tell me what the problem was, unhelpful.
Will see if my initial experience of Post Office Broadband improves but so far I have nothing to recommend about it and, as yet...no broadband!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wokingham Post Office  
My mother passed away in February so I rang the Post Office to have her contract transferred into my name. A manin custoner services talked me into signing up for a 18 month contract for £18 per month. Turns out after 3 months I will be charged £28 per month. What a con, and now I have been told that because I changed my contract they don't support or give email addresses. I wasn't told this when I signed up and if I knew it was going to happen I wouldn't have done it. So now I cannot receive or send emails from mypostoffice.co.uk. The excuse is that they have changed the user name from mypostoffice.co.uk to pobroadband.co.uk and don't support email any longer. I have also had wifi connection problems for years and keep getting told when I ring them that I need to change the microswitch even though it is only a few months old. I would not recommend them to anyone. I thought the Post Office was a reliable company as it has been around for years, how wrong can you be!!! Don't use them
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Penryn Post Office  
Rotten! Poor service all round. They say that there is nothing wrong with our internet and wouldn't do anything about the outages we get continually. Very hit and miss as to whether we have internet. Tied in for 18 months. Can't wait yo buy ourselves out of the contract. Avoid. Very disappointed and disheartened.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Redditch Post Office  
switched from EE to post office, excellent service, a consistent 11mps, had it for 9 months now, far better than EE, very pleased.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
fylde coast Post Office  
For the price I am paying it is a very good service. I think it is the cheapest one around, £17.00/month. It is only ordinary broadband but the download speeds I get are very good. I think is ideal for someone new to the internet.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
South Durham Court, Hendon, Sunderland Post Office  
Very heartbroken by this provider, the internet stops every time it doesn’t work one day without stoping over 3 times and becoming slow.
They take customers very lightly and am one of them, they need to start being more professional & wide open.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Oldham Post Office  
I was tempted to PO Broadband by price and of course the wonderful non-existent lure 0f a £50 Amazon Voucher/card.
The broadband was painfully but I was assured this would speed up after a few days, which it did to just the broadband of anyone I know.
Annoyance 1 - Broadband just stops and goes dead for no good reason for unspecified periods of time. You can all imagine the annoyance of downloads failing, films freezing, webpages refusing to open waiting for the internet sign on the box yo go from red to green.
Annoyance 2 - I was promised a 50 Argos card/voucher thing. I only noticed this on MoneySavingExpert while looking for another (ANY OTHER) provider.
Anoyance 3 - On approaching customer service about the internet link at the bottom right being off while the router was showing connection I was instructed to go out and buy multiple cables to test it. Cheek.
Will be switching VERY soon and will NEVER go back unless I hear better things. Stick to delivering letters, your only slow at that not unbearably rubbish.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Gateshead Post Office  
Can I enter 0 or minus on all the ratings
0.22 Mbs download. 0.19 upload. Useless as to speed(what speed?)
Unintelligble helpline poor English. Broadband drops out and stops working without any cause. GO ELSEWHERE.
THEIR FIGURES ARE FOR ETHERNET NOT WI FI
queennsbury Post Office  
Don’t use this company. I don’t recommend to anyone. The worst broadband ever I have used.
I don’t have signal when I am moving from one room to another room. When I called them they said we don’t support WiFi we cannot do anything about it . I knew that it is a technical problem with the condition and the socket but they don’t want to send an engineer because it cost them money and they don’t want to resolve the issues. I am very angry they taken my money every month but they don’t want to fix the issues and I cannot cancel my contract because they will charge me I have to put up with my issues till my contact is finished.DONOT USE THIS COMPANY
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Feltham Post Office  
Broadband speed is consistently up and down, meaning half the time the internet cant keep up with your browsing or crashes. And I hope noone has a problem with there bill or service your provided with because customer service is dreadful, they ignore you talk over you and honestly dont answer your questions just beat around the Bush.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Stoke Post Office  
Useless...! Dreadful speeds, often drops out completely, worst provider we’ve had in last 20 years in the same house; same phone line; appalling service. Thought it was a good deal when I saw the offer, but can’t wait for last two months of contract to end. Don’t waste your money. Very frustrating experience. I now learn i’m just one of many....far too many!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Poulton-le-Fylde Post Office  
its been 1 month since i got this broadband and every day at 7pm my internet cuts out or drops speed its ridiculous and a waste of money i wish i had paid more for better value
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
midlands Post Office  
Avoid using the post office at all costs ! Usual speed I am getting is 1mb, we did get 3.5mb but that didnt last long. majority of the time it goes from 0.4 to 1 and then to nothing. We can go nearly a full day without connection.
Please do not use this useless service !!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lanark Post Office  
Cheapest contract for broadband and landline I could find. I'm with them for 3 years now. Just called them because I'll move to another city and they sorted me withing 10 minutes, all good news. No moving costs, no engineer needs to come out and I will now have an even cheaper contract with a better broadband speed. Mind you, I don't use the Internet at home very often.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Cleethorpes Post Office  
Echo all the bad things people are saying, I just wish I had read these reviews first. Here is the letter I have just sent to them:

20th March 2019

Ref:

Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing to cancel the contract I have with you for the following reasons:

- The engineer installed the new line on March 14th but was unable to complete the job as he was not qualified to do it. An Open Reach engineer came to complete the job in the afternoon but was unable to do so as there was some problem with it. He returned with a colleague the following day and they both spent all morning on it.
- I had no idea if they had fixed it so rang your company to find out. I was told that another engineer had to come to my property on March 20th to fix the problem, and this he did.
- The box that had originally been fitted was the wrong one as it contained both a jack input as well as a phone one. I had connected the router as per the instructions sent to me, ie via a broadband filter. Apparently this was wrong as the router needed to be connected directly through the phone socket, specifically without a filter
- However, this meant that the system went ‘live’ finally, after waiting almost a week for it to do so.
- I then found that although it was connected I was prevented from accessing various sites due to the safeguard settings, which I had not requested. It said I could change them through the settings section on my account.
- I then tried to do this but could not access the account because I had not been sent an account number, username or password, despite being told in my welcome letter that these would be posted and emailed to me. I fail to see how both could have been ‘lost in the post’
- I then rang you, yet again, and was given a password which turned out to be incorrect. At this stage I had had enough and asked to be transferred to the department dealing with cancellations.
- I was left in a queue for far too long and so decided to try again and hope for a different operator to give me, hopefully the right password. I was then given the same password but told to wait 15 minutes to try it, for some reason. I did this but was not surprised when this didn’t work either.
- I then decided to try one more thing and entered the ‘lost password’ part of your system. This asked for various details, which I gave, before telling me ‘we cannot complete the operation because ‘your secret question and answer have not been set’ . How am I supposed to set a secret question and answer if I can’t even access the account?
Sadly, I am all too used to suffering incompetence with companies such as yours, and invariably the larger the company the worse they are. However, I can’t remember ever having to deal with a level of incompetence such as this.

Needless to say I want to have no more to do with you. Please refund the charges you have taken from me to date and mark the contract as cancelled. I have cancelled my direct debit.

I really do not appreciate so much of my time being wasted like this

Yours faithfully
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
ST LEONARDSONSEA Post Office  
Brilliant service cant fault postoffice. Brilliant i can pay with my card at postoffice too.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Post Office  
The worst broadband I have ever used, customer service very poor, broadband service very poor, speed very poor.
The worst thing is I have not use my Internet for the passed 3weeks and am still paying for it. They have no engineering to come and fix it, And I can not cancel the contract because they are saying my Internet service is live and therefore if I cancel it, I have to pay £150, I have to wait until the engineer called me. This is the worst service I have had in uk. I do not recommend this service. I regret using their service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kettering Post Office  
I recently took out a fibre broadband contract with the PO. Initially speeds were much lower than estimated however when I contacted the PO about this the technical helpdesk were easy to contact, very helpful and arranged for Openreach to investigate. Speed is now within estimate, my only small criticism is that it took 8 days to resolve.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Durham Post Office  
Do not even consider the post office for board band. The service is appalling they are happy to take your money every month but don't provide the service you pay for.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Stourbridge Post Office  
Wow, I think we have a winner for worst "Broadband" fraud ever. Surely this sh*tshow of a provider is TalkTalk related?!? Speed in Bridport is so slow that online speedcheckers reject it as being too slow for testing. Seriously.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bridport Post Office  
As a new customer, and finding i couldnt even visit national lottery, i was raging, as you need a credit card to open bb account, to have a cc you need to be over 18, so i told them in not very pleasant terms fix it or contracts canceled, sorted
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
BRITIAN Post Office  
STAY AWAY - Since day dot, the post office has been on the back foot trying to make up for their terrible service and speeds... Their latest let down is due to myself moving home and advising that the fibre optic broadband that I pay for and use for work won’t be available until after 28 days of my move!!! I repeat STAY AWAY!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Basildon Post Office  
Beware !! Post Office Broadband Safeguard is currently "stuck" on child friendly for new customers ... therefore no over 18 access is available and yet they are still selling it ... Basically its not fit for purpose if you want to put a bet on ... buy vape juice and the like !!! There is no "fix date" ... They are very apologetic about it .... but thats not a lot of good to me
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Birmingham Post Office  
I don't normally leave feedback and even less so negative but PO Broadband definitely deserves it. I was transferred from the Fuel Broadband service when they sold it to PO Broadband and so I was locked in for 18 months. That's finished now so I'm off and I wouldn't recommend PO Broadband to anybody, even my ex wife. Good riddance to both of them, they are both useless and expensive.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Merseyside Post Office  
Worst broadband ive ever had they you will be ok aslong as you only have one device connected and you only go online when the rest of the country are in bed terrible!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
SCARBOROUGH Post Office  
Please do not use the Post Office for your broadband. We have been trying to resolve slow speeds with no luck and the customer service is dreadful!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Merthyr Tydfil Post Office  
Not impressed. Had the router delivered to my local post office as I didn't know if it would fit through my letter box, they promptly sent it back to the sender! Rang them and got them to send it to my home, knowing I would have to pick it up from my local collection centre, they left it behind a bin! Connected it, and now can't even check my lottery numbers, apparently 'it's a known problem'! Great if you work from home and can't access sites that you depend on. Not impressed.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Devon Post Office  
If you are thinking of getting PO B/band DO NOT DO IT. The customer 'service' is lacking, technical support awful (they refer you to customer service girls who 'don't know , sorrry'. It is talk talk under a n other name apparently. They say it takes 3 days for the internet to 'settle down' when new router is connected and then it should work. Do not hold your breath. It connects for a few minutes and drops. No one at PO knows how to change the security settings - it comes with child guards etc so limits what you can access (if router is connected long enough for you to connect to anything). I want to return to old provider and pay the extra - I got service, proper technical support when needed and did not have to wait 10 minutes listening to awful music on the 'phone before I got a human to speak to me. Seriously, do not use these people - there is no support, no speed, no help, no advice, and no internet connection.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Shropshire Post Office  
I am being honest for this review, this post office internet it completely waste of money and time. I asked them to cancel on the same day service which I used and I have been informed I can’t do it, customer service was so bad and rude people. Can’t even download any application or watch anything online like YouTube it’s keep loading I wouldn’t recommend any body please please stay away from this post office. I don’t understand why we pay if we don’t get service (Internet). This is biggest mistake I ever done to chosen to select post office broadband.
Nothing is good about really frustrated !!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chester Post Office  

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