TalkTalk 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 TalkTalk.

Recent Customer Ratings for TalkTalk

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

Based on 629 customer ratings since 2023-05-21 (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.

7,013 Customer Reviews over 176 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Was all set up and working for a year. Then had an issue with the router and can setup port forwarding to my website that makes money from product sales. spent several hours researching into help on this, Looking into firmware solutions, port forwarding guides from 2020 ect. after hours wasted i then contacted them, only to find a idiot and the other end who literally C&P'd pre-scripted answers to me about how they wont explain anything about port forwarding. This is tech support i was speaking with. They wont even touch topic on port forwarding. Then the chap thought he would blame port forwarding concept to be the fault, not the router. What a stupid POS. clearly it was the router when it worked fine last year. They have no clue and are the WORST ISP I've ever known. God knows what leaving is going to be like. one final note as i literally wasted my time with these pricks - they will only pass on out of date guide and then continue to use C&P repeating the same crap until you leave. Its awful and I've never Ever dealt with Customer service this bad. STAY AWAY IF YOU WANT WHATS GOOD FOR YOU.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling customer service with low levels of knowledge and insufficient grasp of the English language. An issue remained unsolved at time of switching despite promises over a three month period.

    Some emails for update information were ignored.

    A previous problem was only resolved when I insisted they follow the instructions I gave them and not their provided script.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Cripplingly slow internet, after I switched to a new provider my internet speed doubled. Very cheap, but they repeatedly hiked my bills, after the first year I was paying triple the advertised price when I signed up!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do Not even consider signing up with these modern day Pirates, I left a month ago & signed up with PlusNet, the speeds remain stable and the service is good, I have put up with TalkTalk for years and the slow speeds and disconnections and incredibly woeful customer service, which really the speed & disconnections should never have been an issue because I live less than 1/2 Mile away from the exchange, I finally got sick and tired of switching the router off and on every two to three days to reset it to get the broadband working, Guess what TalkTalk it is 2015, and your technology is not 2015, I really hope the recent hacking scandal makes people aware of how totally inept these people are at TalkTalk and it makes them think twice before signing up with them because three Hacks in the space of 1 year is unacceptable as is the level of their poor service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined Talk Talk in Feb on a 12 month contract. The speed was extremely slow. I took screenshots of the speed tests I did and registered the slow speed twice (thus giving them reasonable opportunity to remedy it). It didn't improve so I sent a letter telling them that they had not meet the terms of the contract (you can find a copy online) as they had not managed to provide the minimum guaranteed speed (you can find this speed on their welcome email to you) and that I was therefore terminating my contract as a result of their breach. It worked. I got out of the contract with no cancellation fees. (I did the speed tests according to their rules e.g. over a wired connection, in the same room as the router etc.

    My speed was so bad that, if I hadn't have been able to exit the contract, I would have paid for another provider anyway.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've pretty much given up on getting a decent service from TalkTalk- just so unreliable. I had to have a fibre connection to get a speed a bit higher than landline and the connection drops on and off - it's never been fully stable. Theyhad the best price in my area for fibre - the minute my finances improve I'll be going with a different provider
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Comments
    I ordered a free broadband package with telephone in september 15 online, they were quick enough to set up a direct debit in hours but unfortunately no letter ot router appeared after two weeks, I rang and after being put on hold for what seemed to be an eternity I eventually managed to speak to someone who reassured me it was on its way, I waited another week then they rang me to ask if I was enjoying my broadband. At this point after receiving nothing but a direct debit set up by me I decided enough was enough and I told the man on the other end of the phone to cancel my order. I should have learned by my mistake as I had talk talk a few years ago and had lots of problems with them . No stars at all
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give it 0 I would, complete and utter waste of time and money! We have been with them around 2 months and have not had broadband for 40 days, we'v had 3 engineers to the house, countless line checks, and in the end when I lost my temper they suddenly realised what the fault was, the simplest of things at their end. We got offered compensation, a measley £14. I would avoid going with them at all costs, the customer service I received was appalling, nobody listened to a word I said, I rang nearly every day for about a month (when I was completely fed up), when I finally got it sorted I was on the phone over an hour and a half being passed from pillar to post, with people who clearly didnt know what they were doing. Annoyed and fed up doesnt even come close.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Comments
    I am on Talk Talk's basic broadband and phone package.

    When I first phoned them to find out how much the monthly costs were, their indian sales staff lied by giving me a much lower quote than the actual broadband costs. I signed up, thinking I was getting a bargain.

    When I found out a month later that the bills were higher than the figures they quoted, I phoned them but was basically told it was tough luck and fobbed off.

    The broadband has been generally slow - almost unfit for purpose. Some days nearly non-existant. On the best days, it can just about play HD video, but buffers a lot. Websites take ages to refresh and there is a general inconsistency in the speed from day to day. Extremely poor, overall.

    Last month they charged me premium rates for calls which should be charged at UK standard landline rate - without informing me. This drove up my landline bill considerably, taking it into arrears. They ended up cutting off my phone so I could not make outgoing calls.

    This, in turn put my account in considerable arrears and a couple of weeks later they cut off my broadband and demanded I pay my arrears in full before reconnecting me.

    This company is disgusting. Nothing they say can be trusted. No doubt all their customers feel the same way and are jumping ship. So Talk Talk are obviously clawing as much money from their few existing customers as they can... By creating extortionate charges and fleecing customers while they still can before they go bust.

    I will be cancelling all Talk Talk services as soon as possible.

    This company has no idea how to conduct business in civilised society. The sooner they die a death, the better for all of us.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give zero stars I would. Was promised a minimum speed of 64mbps, am currently receiving 9mbps. Customer service not interested.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give zero stars I would. Was promised a minimum speed of 64mbps, am currently receiving 9mbps. Customer service not interested.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I will not expand on why I have tried to give zero stars, the reasons are already posted on here many times. If you’re considering Talktalk, before you sign up, try to contact them by email, or phone, but give yourself at least half an hour before you make progress, and don’t expect much progress.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire Dales
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Had been with TalkTalk for phone & Tiscali for B/B for several years with no problems.Then in June,switched to a total package with Tiscali, phone & B/B for £28/month.
    First invoice was for £45.80 & when I queried the amount they cut off my broadband , cancelled my account. Would'nt or could'nt restore my B/B service.Spent around 8 hrs on the phone to their centres trying to get service back..useless.
    Wrote to their top management complaining. NO reply at all. Dont touch TalkTalk with a barge pole. Would never recommend them even to my worst enemy.

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