Sky 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 Sky.

Recent Customer Ratings for Sky

  • Satisfaction
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.2 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 9398 customer ratings since 2019-07-08 (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.

1784 Customer Reviews for Sky

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
I have been with sky for over 8 yrs there service has never been that good but the areas I stayed in you could only get sky or bt so sky it was my problem is 1- text message from sky to say sorry you want to leave - I never wanted to leave at that point so I phoned them and was told don't worry it's a mistake then 4 days later I am cut off and this lasts for 2 weeks , when I phoned them I was told that someone had put in for my line without my permission, when I had spoke to sky they promised that they would phone me back on various times and never did I had to phone them and when I did I was passed about to various departments all of which could not explain why this has happened every time I phone I would be put on hold for various times from 30 mins to nearly 4 hrs yes 4 hrs and that was after being told that the guy would be 2 mins he had to talk to his work mate ! And to cap it all I am still getting charged the full month . So I would stay well clear of sky
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Eastlothion Sky  
Terrible inconsistent speed. Also when I switched to Vodafone and I let sky know in advance they still took my money for the next month and refused to refund it
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Edenderry Sky  
Supposed to have fibre broadband. Granted its not anywhere near as fast as virgin or BT but I wouldn't care if the internet didn't keep cutting out!!
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edgware Sky  
Just got the fiber from Sky, easy and prompt installation, works perfect, had Sky before and only had one issue with the internet, which was promptly sorted. When I looked around and saw sooo many bad reviews was thinking not to get internet anymore hahah a crazy internet world out there, I mean all the internet suppliers have terrible reviews
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Edgware Sky  
So far so great! We've had sky broadband for almost a year now. Very reliable. If it goes out you just need to wait a few seconds or disconnect and reconnect right away and it will perfect. Customer service has been great. They've been really nice, answered all our questions and when we had a problem they were very reassuring and sorted the problem right away. Not perfect but pretty close!
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Edinbrugh Sky  
Sky are a never answer the phone provider steer clear
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Edinburgh Sky  
I had order broadband from sky on the date of 26th of june14 ,paid for router which was delivered on time without any problem,As well recieved couples of letter from sky in my property.,Then after got appointment to install broadband on the date of 7th of july 14(1 pm to 6pm). but the bt engineer did not come in my property,He never rang buzzer and never phoned me as well.then i phoned sky customer help centre,and explained about my problem ,i meet a manager named Collins who offerd me free first month bill cause of their fault then I need to re book an appointment 18th of july(8am to 1pm) which was agreed by me.but on this time also the engineer didnot come in my property and he never phoned /never rang buzzer.again I made call to sky, explained everything about the situation,i asked them "Compensation". This time i spoke with named of Rosy(Ext. 25212),She said , they are giving me good offer cause of their missleading information to bt engineer(not able to exsis iin my property).however she does not what they are providing me,if want to know i need to wait at least 4pm cause currently she is going to have her lunch and not able to speak with her manager to address my problem,So i was waiting her call ,got call but she still doesnot know about offer said her manager is really willing to lookafter the customers,she said she is going to leave a voicemail regaring offer at 5pm and she will arrange an appointment 21th of july(tomorrow) 1pm to 6pm.which was agreed by me.But i never recieve her voicemail regarding offer,never got another phone call .Today i just loged in My sky account and checked "track my order",said my order already has been cancelled. Then again phoned the sky customer care centre,whichwas totally unacceptable,the guy was Daniel,he was just ignoring me,he stared to argue with me,said it was my fault not their ,he only believe Bt engineer,said my order has been cancelled and need to re-book He was speaking totally rude,then i said i dont want speake with you ,given another lady ,the she said "hello"" hello" then she hang up the phone,At last time again i tried a call ,there is a guy better then them explained everything,said he only knows my oeder has been canelled by under the name of his colleague "Amber" she is off today,suggested to again phone tomorrow 11am to 11pm.So this is my long story from 26th oj june to till today 20 th of july.I really don't know about that what type of engineers are working with them,they don't know the how to ring the written buzzer of property and even to give a phone call to the customer if they face problem to enter the property.The sky staffs are "big lier",they are not really willing to solve the customers problem,(I suppose the are giving wrong property address to their Bt engineers).
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Sky  
The internet was in general pretty average (slow to slightly faster - some disconnection for no reason), but service customer was terrible. A call every month to try to sell us new products, even so we asked them every time to not call us anymore. Processes for starting their modem were far from easy, and cherry on the top of the cake was the way made everything complicated for ending our contract. We are not going to another provider, not even moving house, we are leaving the country !! That should be super easy, and all logic should be that we don't have to pay fees for that, as we don't have choice than stopping our internet provider... Have been leaving in a lot of different countries, that the only time in my life I'm asking to pay fees for cancellation while I'm leaving the country, that is non sense...
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Sky  
AVOID!!!!!!!! Extended my contract without asking to higher amount when there was a fault with their equipment, triedto charge me for new equipment even though it was a fault with their equipment, do not investigate complaints, intermittent internet connection, first time I’ve ever had iplayer repeat certain sections of a programme due to poor broadband, so much buffering. Don’t go there, anywhere else is better.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Sky  
The service of broadband is just so pathetic for the last 15 days . Using my mobile data to write this message as well. From the evening to early morning no broadband service and no connection to internet. And on top of it no customer care support available now.
  • Speed
    2 stars
Edinburgh Sky  
Yeah, in line with other reviews here, very slow speeds (and I mean very slow - less than 1mb in the center of Edinburgh!). Added to this, very expensive and not always notified when prices increased. Currently waiting for new provider - can't come soon enough.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Edinburgh Sky  
Sky offers the worst service I have ever received in all my life. First of all, they were meant to fix my internet, they didn't and did not say why. They finally got me connected the next week, 2 days short of a week. Next they gave me date and time range to come fix my tv broadband. I asked that they make it closer as the date I was given was too far away but the refused and then threatened me with a 25pound charge if I cancelled or absent. Eventually, they did not show up at all and gave me yet another post date again which unfortunately is a week day and I work full time, I called then twice now and have asked to be connected to cancellations. they have put me on mute claiming that there is a queue for cancellations. I told them that for there to be a queue, it means their services are bad and people want to leave. They are not reliable and definitely not a company to use their services even if they offer 1million channels more. Rubbish people! Rubbish network.
Edinburgh Sky  
I have moved to a new flat and I had to change my broadband provider because there was no Virgin line here. God, in my life I used dozens of broadband providers but this is, I don't even know what this is. Poor customer support, poor connection, cheap website. Don't do this. There are better services out there.
Edinburgh Sky  
Got sky broadband about 6 months ago. Connection has not been stable since. 3 routers, 7 engineer callouts and numerous calls later I am still with the same issues. Sky will no longer help. Looking forward to leaving them!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Sky  
Worst broadband provider I have every had.. no speed from day 1... 5 engineers to my house and still no difference... cancel and they knock my fibre connection down to 1.2 mg... absolute joke do don’t go with them
Edinburgh Sky  
Worst internet service I have ever used! I had dial-up in the 90's that was faster. I left virgin as I was told I would get up to 200Meg connection speed at a lower cost. Not only was the cost a lie but the fastest speed I have had to date is 6Meg. It constantly disconnects and customer service are about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Avoid them at all cost!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Sky  
Their idea of broadband is two underpaid pensioners sitting in the basement and pulling cables to tell the other pensioner at the telephone exchange to phone up China Post and request a packet via carrier pigeon. And when you phone to complain about the rather terrible speed of 1Megabytes/s (typically at 950Kilobytes/s) with an upload max 60kilobytes/s which if maxed out at peak times typically kills the connection, horrible ping at peak times (>150ms) with >30% packet loss, horrible hardware (and software) that has been designed by a nursery child or the fact that you internet has dropping consistently throughout the day you not only have to pay but also put up with the most mundane check list diagnosis that you've tried many times but also the lack of any fix.

Even better there is no fibre optic , atleast in this block until BT or Virgin get their bottoms in gear, (although BT says that they're 'rolling out' a couple meters of cable for a while now; about 6 months) I'm sure I'll never get the Sky package as if there is anything to be gained from this 'experience' is that their 'fibre optic' plan is shining two key chain lights down a gutter.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Edinburgh, Leith Sky  
Sky is the worst broadband I ever had I wish if I could give 0 star. I should get an 35mgb with an average of 17 they said when I call them but I have never got any more than 7mbg with an average of about 4.5 mgb. Rubbish rubbish rubbish
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edmonton Sky  
I would reliability no star but the settings done allow for it
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Elgin Sky  
I used 4G for ages while living in the sticks, but when I moved into a fibre area, I decided to switch to sky fibre. I thought the 4G was great, but they put the price up, so byee. After I placed the order, I read a few negative reviews about sky and seriously doubted what I was doing, but it was connected on time and I got 37Mbit from the outset. Hasn't changed since. 4G did show 45+ Mbit at times, but it was erratic, whereas my fibre seems to be pretty consitent and is much much faster when using Netflex et al. Maybe other people have had genuine issues, or maybe they just aren't doing their speed test when no-one else is downloading. Uploading is admittedly slower than 4G, but I don't game, so I don't care. Just worth a mention. Ping latency is much lower with sky tho (150ms 4G vs 50ms Sky)
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Elliot Sky  
My broadband speed is no better than 'dial up', result 2.16mb. Been told I'm too far away from Hornchurch exchange.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Elm Park Sky  
I'm paying for up to 20mb/s broadband, and at the time of writing this review, speedtest.net tells me that my DL speed is a pathetic * 0.49mb/s!! *, and that is with nothing but speedtest and this review page open in my browser, as the only person currently in the house and my laptop the only thing connected to the router.

Customer services are equally ridiculous, stating that 'tests will be done' and all kinds of other absolute *bull*, to have nothing resolved or fixed. While I'd love to say that this is a recent problem or 'cause by' something else, this has been the case for the past 8 months with no change, and prior to that I had a maximum of 2mb/s and terrible stability.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Elton, Chester Sky  
CROOKS! First let me say that I didn't join Sky by choice, I was transferred when they took over O2. I also noticed the slower broadband speed that others have mentioned, but that isn't my main complaint! I had as part of my package free international calls, which is what I joined O2 for in the first place. This was also transferred to Sky until suddenly I noticed a much higher charge to Sky on my bank statement. It turns out that they suddenly decided to transfer me (and everyone else on the same package) to a different package which didn't include international calls! They said I could 'upgrade' to the new international package and pay more for the privilege. Not only that, they would lock me into another year contract to receive the same service as I always had. This is clearly just an underhand way of holding on to customers, while getting them to pay even more. With me it hasn't worked, I've just signed up with Plusnet.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
EN5 Sky  
I had to put this review on to warn others about NOT signing up for SKY broadband.
I booked my home move on 7th April and was due to have broadband installed in my new house the next day.
On the 8th, the day the broadband was meant to move over I got a text saying there was a 'problem' with install.
Since then, two weeks later, all I have had from SKY is excuses. There is a problem with the exchange, its BT Openreach's fault and they have NO IDEA when it will be fixed.
Meantime they turned off my internet on the 7th so my whole house has no net connection.
When I rang up to complain saying my home relied on the net I was cautioned "I hope you are using it just for domestic purposes as work purposes are not allowed".
Gee really?? Thanks for that. I pay you over £100 a month for my package, you havent delivered and you have the cheek to lecture me on terms and conditions.
Now thanks to SKY having no idea whats happening my teenage son has to live at another address as he does computing and needs the net for study and I now have serious childcare issues as every Friday I used to do some of my work at home, to look after the baby, but now I cannot use my net at home.
Please be careful before signing up to SKY, dont be left without internet!!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Enfield Sky  
slow and rubbish broadband.its been month now still cant fix it.really not recommend it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
enfield Sky  
Terrible.Cant even play anything without WiFi troubles. I can’t even use my Xbox due to this crap
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Constant and _very_ frequent disconnects that Sky themselves are depending on. You cannot contact Customer Service without being charged stupid prices for their phone-line, because they're eager to keep you on the phone for as long as possible (often times randomly putting you on hold for minutes at a time for absolutely no reason). God forbid you mention cancelling your service, they will say whatever it takes to not only keep you subscribed to them, but to also sell you extra packages that are supposed to resolve your problem.

They might claim to provide wonderful speeds and reliable Customer Service, but they won't. They're _depending_ on you having terrible speeds, so that you will call them and they can sell you a "better" package (better = twice the crap for twice the price).

To provide a poor service, that's okay. But to charge people a small fortune for it, and then try to price gouge them further, is just trashy. They're intentionally uncooperative on the phone, flat-out ignoring your requests to cancel the service, in favour of turning the "I can help you if you buy X Y Z" sirens to full-blast.

BT > Sky
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
The most awful, liar of a company you're paying an odd amount for the price right? well haha guess what! we're supposed to be getting 36 mb/s are we? Nope. Sky couldn't careless! we were getting a solid 9 we called sky. Sky did not care if you dont think this review shows sky's bad how about you see everyone elses.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Probably the worst broadband ever. It is always having issues. My family switched to Sky because it was cheaper than BT.

I was angry.
England Sky  
Have used sky for about 1-2 years now, and I can say this has not lived up to its expectations. The insanely slow speeds are driving me crazy and we have called many sky employees to fix our internet and nothing has worked. I highly consider changing to virgin media as i will too soon.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Sky is the worst broadband ever we are paying extra for fast internet but we're not getting it in fact the internet isn't working at all. I hate sky I can not do my work because of sky. The internet has been on and off for so many months now, now it lost it I want to change from sky I hate sky I want another company. Please do not apply for sky broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Appalled by the service. All that needs to be said.

I wouldn't even give them a star, but its required..
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
absolute joke of a broadband, strongly recommend no going with sky as it constantly has slow internet speed and a lot of problems in general, for example whenever its bad weather (heavy rainfall) youve basically got no chance of getting anywhere on the internet. stick with virgin.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
england Sky  
Sky is the worst broadband ever we are paying extra for fast internet but we're not getting it in fact the internet isn't working at all. I hate sky I can not do my work because of sky. The internet has been on and off for so many months now, now it lost it I want to change from sky I hate sky I want another company. Please do not apply for sky broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
The worst experience I've ever had with any provider in my entire life the broadband speed makes me unable to download any games it taking 7 hours just to download 1 game! Also when I try and play online I get banned because the Internet turns its self off and I get disconnected never ever would I reccomend this to my worst of enemies 0.01/10 the worst provider out there.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Although it had its ups and downs, generally pleased with sky broadband.

It would cut out every now and then (NOWHERE NEAR AS OFTEN AS BT DOES, THE PIECE OF TRASH..) but it liked to cut out a few times a month.

Speed was pretty much as advertised, and it didn't drop to 0.001mb like BT broadband does.

Would reccomend Sky broadband
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
England Sky  
Very bad, poor, amateur customer service. Every agent says different. Because of them i was not able to cancel my package on time and their dodgy company charges me a few pounds.
Don't buy sky internet product! Internet speed was very slow especially upload value was killing me which was 0.20 mbit max.

Totally unsatisfied and never ever sky again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Worlds worst internet cant play a game without lagging out the game and the party need a booster and still seems to not work DONT BUY WORST DECISION OF YOUR LIFE
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Bad Internet speed it say it is fast on the adverts but that is all seriously don't get Sky if you have consoles or kids that love the internet.
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
England Sky  
They take more money than they said they would and their internet is slow even though we pay for the fastest internet. I couldn't even get onto the website to make a complaint with the internet, I had to use my mobile data and I cant even sign into my ps4 because the internet is so slow. Sort yourselves out its ******* woeful
  • Speed
    3 stars
England Sky  

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