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
    2.8 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 5041 customer ratings since 2020-05-14 (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.

6,115 Customer Reviews over 153 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Old woking
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is feedback about Mandy who I just took out a contract with for talk talk starting 1st March 2018. She deserves a medal and a reward for the best customer service I have ever received. She clarified everything patiently and so I was clear about what I was getting. She has an excellent telephone voice and manner and nothing was too much trouble in spite of lots of questions from me . Well done to Mandy . Get more people on board like her. I do hope the after sales service lives up to the same high standards
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yeovil
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The best speed obtainable with BT was 0.5Mb and that was on their Option 3 tariff. Having swapped to TalkTalk earlier this year I was amazed that I immediately was getting speeds close to 3MB and I have never experienced any loss of service. However, the TalkTalk customer service is laughable, they are simply not capable of resolving any issues, no matter how simple. Nevertheless, providing you are an experienced computer user or know someone who is, then for the speed and reliabilty alone TalkTalk is a good choice.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Was East Sussex, now Cornwall
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I know the other reviewers have had bad experiences, so I guess I won the Broadband Lottery!

    Got TT about a year ago, and yes there were teething problems... Arguments as to which end of the line the fault was one, promised a new router which never came etc, but since then the speed and quality has been fine.

    We have just moved from one end of the country to another and we're expecting hell to move the account, but half an hour on the phone and it was sorted "just plug in your router and you will be connected".

    As incredulous as I was at this, when I plugged in the router in the new house and switched it on, all our devices connected straight away no problems.

    Now, we have never needed to switch from TT, complain about a service, change DD date etc, so I can't comment on that customer service angle, but our journey with them has been surprisingly smooth.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Having checked other provider reviews I consider My BB service from TT to be good.but my TTemail can be troublesome at times
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    At an event when I tried to end my contact they were charging lots of money. Cut off phone line and broadband even though I still had one month to use. I paid for phone line one year in advance. Had to involve Citizen Advice Bureau. Customer service very poorly, discrimination is present. Would definitely not recommend to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    birmingham
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Never have i experianced so much stress from one company and false information given to me, have had nothink but trouble with talk talk sine i joined.I suffer ill health and had nothink but stress from talk talk making my ill health worse. I would not reccomend talk talk to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Useless Customer Service since August 1st we have had 1 engineer and 2 new talk talk boxes....still not working...and now I have to wait 2 more weeks for a 2nd engineer!!!!oh and to top it they cant refund my money untill they have resolved the problem.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    15 St Luke’s Road
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    A lot of micro cuts. I’m a 18 months client, in that time I’ve been without broadband at least five times; never been refunded or never got an apology.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Would definitely not recommend switching to this company. I signed up to a tv, broadband and phone deal and if I'm honest the go live date on the broadband and phone was seamless and my internet has been fairly reliable. However, after two weeks and still not receiving my youview box I called to ask where it was. 1hr and a number of different departments (who don't seem to communicate with each other at all) I was informed that they had attempted delivery and as I was not in they had returned it to base and cancelled the to part of my contract (no difference to the price they were charging me). Never got any apology or explaination as to why they had not communicated with me over any of this. I have had to call a number of times while they assure me they are sorting things for me and on many occasions I have found the staff to be extremely rude and unhelpful. They then tried to tell me I would have to sign back up to a new tv package (more expensive) -!: pay again for the to installation. I refused this as I had already paid for installation and had nothing installed! Sooooo 45 minutes on hold to be told by someone in customer management "what do you want us to do about it". I have now decided to downgrade the package to just broadband and count the days till I can leave this company!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    When i joined i was told i would get about 7.4Meg,i get between 6 and 7Meg.
    Customer services is poor, but the members forum is first class.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    PRESTON
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I had a problem with internet access and being a new customer of only 4 days I was concerned, however, the customer service team worked through the issues along with Shaun Peters and his team resolving my technical issues and all sorted now and up and running. Thanks.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    derby
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Talk talk is great until there is a problem and you need technical help then you need a great deal of patience and time - I still do not have their homesafe feature working after 2 months and their technical team are never available when transferred to them. Annoying fist line support as well typically takes 20 minutes to get them to understand the problem.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oxford
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have been a Talk Talk customer for over 10 years,dating back to the Pipex years in fact. Judging by lots of other poor reviews of Talk Talk, you may wonder why I have been such a loyal customer and haven't yet switched to another provider.
    Well my own general experience with Talk Talk has been pretty good.
    I have twice before attempted to switch to another provider like Plusnet because of a cost package being offered by Plusnet, however both times I was retained by Talk Talk because they offered me a deal which actually bettered the Plusnet deal being offered, obviously you need to contact Talk Talk get the better deal.
    Talk Talk freephone customer service is one of the fastest response to a real person that I have experience with any company not just broad band. I've phoned up about 3 separate times this week to check some details of my new package, each time my call got answered by a human almost immediately after the short automated menu system.
    Each time my call has been dealt with politely and effectively.
    So as far as customer service over the phone goes, it's pretty good right now, and certainly better than 2 recent experiences that friends and family have relayed to me about Virgin Media, they both said they had to wait almost half an hour to get to speak to someone on their customer service line!
    As far as speed broadband goes, it seems
    my ADSL speed is hampered by my BT exchange, so can't get the best speeds regardless of what Talk Talk could provide, so for now I can not rate Talk Talk with any great authority, but for my current needs it's okay.
    Over the long time I have been with Talk Talk I can only recall about 3 times that I have reported a fault with the line, and on each occasion Talk Talk sent me a text to say that an engineer was dealing with the fault at the local exchange and would inform me when the engineer had fixed the fault.
    On each of the these occasions the fault was fixed usually within 24 hours of reporting the fault to Talk Talk, so again it was pretty good service.
    Talk Talk also have a community forum where you can discuss broadband issues or router problems etc, On this forum you can report an issue with your router, I did this recently (In March 2021) and within 2 days of posting my router issue I was sent a brand new router postage free.
    So overall I'm quite impressed with Talk Talk, given the fact that pretty much all the big rivals (BT, Plusnet Virgin etc) all have some issue of one kind or another.....no ISP is perfect.
    To sum up, If you are looking for good prices, pretty good customer service (in my experience anyway!) and don't need the very fastest broadband available, then I would give Talk Talk a go.
    Surely I can't be the only one that has had good experiences with Talk Talk?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Midlothian Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    TalkTalk are Conning customers and Lying about price promotions of £23.95 when its only £17 on there actual website..you have to haggle then they go away to speak with Manager, they come back after 2 Mins and hey presto it suddenly changes to £17..Thats for unlimited bb, I get a solid fast 17Mbps,never slows
    down and I use up to 400GB a month ripping games and films, although I do live close to exchange...CS is vile though there rude they laugh and hang up when you complain, and never put notes on the account even though they say there typing it on there..!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Today my internet was cut off for no aparant reason or without warning at 1.20pm. I called the customer help line and found the person rude and evasive. She informed me that there had been restrictions on my account. I found this very strange because I had called talk talk earlier that day at 8.20am to pay my set bill. I immediately asked to be put throught to a manager or someone who can help me. I then spoke to mike from technical support who was understanding and patient who truly understood what I was going through I explained the situation and he calmly explained it happeneds all the time and that it's a common thing he totally defused the situation and helped me get back online. I found this to be great customer service because I was not happy with my internet being cut and I was very close today switching broadband networks.

    Shout out to mike from technical support your a legend mate and deserve a raise.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North London
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Download consistently hovers around 2mb, which is poor.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    If customers use the community forums, problems are sorted out far more quickly. There are a few TT professionals on there, who do their very best, plus you get useful peer support and advice. For that reason I am giving them 4 stars.

    Not so good Broadband speed. Just about OK at c 10mbps, but years ago they managed much better than this on "Simply Broadband". The current "Fast" version has probably been downgraded to help push customers into taking out the Fibre options. More noticeable connection loss in recent months too, despite a new router.

    A tendency to change terms of service unilaterally, without warning, and watch out for the boost elements of the contract NOT being fixed, despite superficial headline descriptions. Only the Broadband and line rental get fixed.

    Boosts carry a 1 month minimum commitment or you will have to pay extra for breaking the minimum term.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    If customers use the community forums, problems are sorted out far more quickly. There are a few TT professionals on there, who do their very best, plus you get useful peer support and advice. For that reason I am giving them 4 stars.

    Not so good Broadband speed. Just about OK at c 10mbps, but years ago they managed much better than this on "Simply Broadband". The current "Fast" version has probably been downgraded to help push customers into taking out the Fibre options. More noticeable connection loss in recent months too, despite a new router.

    A tendency to change terms of service unilaterally, without warning, and watch out for the boost elements of the contract NOT being fixed, despite superficial headline descriptions. Only the Broadband and line rental get fixed.

    Boosts carry a 1 month minimum commitment or you will have to pay extra for breaking the minimum term.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hants
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Worst company I have ever dealt with. They installed the wrong wall socket and the wrong equipment for the services I had contracted at an extra charge. I have written to them and phoned them several times over many months with no success. They normally don't replay to emails and talking on the phone is a waste of time. You can expect to be passed to another adviser, then another, then another, and so on until either the line breaks or you have to hang up in frustration after 1 or 2 hours. I have left them now, and I'll never come back to them, not even if they offered broadband for free. Broadband companies are not known for being efficient, but this one is the worst of all by far.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I've been with talktalk for about three years now and apart from customer service - which has improved greatly- I've been really happy with them. You even get a discount on your broadband for being a 'loyal customer', which is great. But - for the past two months I only have reliable or useable internet from Monday to Friday. At the weekends the signal drops continually and there is zero chance of, say, completing a Paypal transaction or logging into my online bank without losing the signal halfway through. Everything is fine again come Monday morning, but I'm about to renew my contract with Talktalk and am more than a bit reluctant to shell out for what is now only a five-day-a-week service. By the looks of what I've read elsewhere online, contacting them will only result in lengthy and unnecessary discussions about the reliability of my equipment etc, all of which works just fine from Mon-Fri. I just can't face all that hassle :(
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Salisbury
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Broadband itself was fine. I had no problems with its speed or reliability. However the people I spoke to when my contract ran out were pushy and rude and I was misinformed which later I ended paying dearly for. And then more and more phone calls had to be made in order for me to not pay through the ear for something I wasn't aware of and each time the people were rude and unhelpful and nothing they said got done. Eventually I got out but It wasn't easy at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    Comments
    We don't have the fibre optic broadband so speed wise it isn't great - used to get 18mb but now for some reason we get 2. Am leaving next week to try Sky.

    Customer service has always been ok, not many problems there and have had them talk me through troubleshooting on the phone before.

    My one biggest gripe is the reliability. It seriously disconnects at least 10 times a day which is just not acceptable.

    If they could sort out the reliability I'd definitely recommend them. Maybe other people have the reliability. Unfortunately on this basis I won't recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    truro
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    After a long periopd of very frequent B/band failures & no real help from the normal cust. service a higher level of Network support got involved.An apparent Re-boot of the local exchange equipment produced an instant improvement....speed up from 1.5/1.8 to 2.4/2.6
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wandsworth
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The tests show that speed is variable. At best I get 35Mbits download but this can drop dramatically at times. Also when clicking on a link to a new domain, my browser shows a long wait before before I see the target page. By long I mean 10 to 20 seconds at times. At other times the address of the URL is resolved quickly and the target appears fast.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Girvan
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Quite good service for Broadband and phone
    Customer service is unbelievably bad
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ROTHERHAM
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    All these UP TO speeds drive me mad. My area says up to 8mps. After spending on socket upgrade to 5C and wiring laptop via bt essentials 5r i am now getting 7.5 MAX.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ripley
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have been woth Talk Talk for 3 years on a TV, fibre, calls package.
    Unlike other reviewers I can achieve a 35mb plus download speed, however with VPN this drops to about 2mb. The service has been reliable, although slow on VPN. I have not lost a single day of service in 3 years.
    My biggest issue with the company is the scam phone calls I have been having for 18 months, before they even admitted they had been hacked. I receive daily scam calls from fake Talk Talk IT to fix viruses coming fom my router. Load of nonsense and unfortunately theses scammers are succeeding with some people.
    I am very angry that scammers have my TT account number, phone number, address, and name. Up to 5 calls a day. TT have never sent a warning e-mail, never told me my details were among those lost.
    I am looking forrward to choosing a new supplier at the end of my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is OK, 4.5Mbps so standard basic broadband. Only problem is if you have to talk to them, Indian call centre so it can be hard to understand and be understood. 30mins on the phone to them is normal and frequently you have to ring back when they get it wrong and go through it all again until they get it right. The online account system goes down quite regularly so you can't access bills, etc. If you get the bog standard phone, be careful of the costs, it's always cheaper for me to use my mobile (which is crazy), so I just use them for broadband and people ringing in. I get the feeling they aren't really setup to run such a huge service, hence the frequent mistakes.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    TEESSIDE
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    been with these for about 4 years at my previous address there was no problem but at new address the signal drops off then its ok for a while .then you ring to find out what is wrong 45 minutes on phone talking to some body in South Africa what kind of plug are you using BT socket and other stupid questions doh.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Spennymoor
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have had my problems with this company and almost left last year. May times I have threatened to leave but being 64 I don't like change and am scared to start again with all the hassle of it. Many of my friends and family told me to leave but I have got to say that every time I have rang them with a problem they have been very good to me. Tonight I had a problem... They were going to charge me for cancelling my contract as I have changed it to fibre broadband. A consultant named Denzer actually spoke to her manager and got that charge wiped off. Personally if you get frustrated but then speak to someone who 'speaks English' it helps a lot. I am not racist but hey ! Sometimes I have given up because I can't understand what they are saying. This causes so many bloody problems for me in the past for me. I know that many of you have had so many problems but I can honestly say that if you 'kick off' and threaten to leave they are very good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wellingborough
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Fibre service worked for 4 days and then was down for 2 weeks. Repeatedly called India around 6 times and each time there was no record of any previous calls or faults registered on the line. Each time I was told I would be called back within 48 hours - never happened.

    On one occasion after repeatedly demanding to speak to someone in technical support I was transferred to a friendly guy (also in India), but after 10 minutes of talking to him about my fault he declared he was from the accounts department and couldn't help. I believe I was just fobbed off to a random extension on this occasion.

    On another occasion after repeatedly refusing to accept that I would get a call back, and after a muted discussion with a co-worker, I was told a network engineer was currently looking into the problem. This was a problem that they had said earlier in the call that there was no record of. Fob off for sure but I expected nothing more by this time.

    There was on one occasional talk of me paying in the region of £150 for an engineer to visit to check the original installation 4 days after installation. This would be refundable if it turned out not to be my fault.

    I abandoned the idea of ever getting the TalkTalk Helldesk to do anything about the fault so instead went to their official forums to post updates on all the lies and promises I had gotten verbatim. The issue very quickly got escalated to what's known as the "CEO's office" and I was given a personal handler to see out the rest of the complaint. This is the stage when somebody did something and the next day, an engineer came out and fixed the problem. That was thankfully the end of the technical problems.

    [The fault was eventually diagnosed to be that a BT OpenReach engineer pulled my cable out of the port in the street cabinet during another customers installation. Funny how every TalkTalk line test showed my line to be working perfectly even though I wasn't plugged into the exchange and my router was lit up red for DSL connectivity]

    On the billing side, they failed to notify my old supplier (BT) that they were taking over my phone line so I ended up paying line rental to both companies on the same line for months. Neither company would refund anything.

    In addition to all of this, the £120 of vouchers that were part of the offer never came and when I asked for them they denied there was ever any such thing.

    On a good note, there has only been a couple of hours of downtime in 3 years and as a heavy internet user I have always found the speed good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have been with TalkTalk since they took over Tiscali.
    Where I appreciate that many here have bona fide grievances, complaining, by its very nature will carry much personal desire from each individual.

    When I award stars I first look at the environment the company is operating in, and next to much of Europe we are woefully behind them with our internet services.

    TalkTalk can offer me "pie-in-the-sky" speeds but I know they will be from 0 - 5mb, often around 500kb/s in my area (Cornwall) . . .why ? because it isn't worth digging up all the ground between me and the main road.
    However, I believe a new "piggyback" method is coming using the existing lines.
    When you see download speeds ask what is the real speed, because they are always a lot slower than what any company wants you to believe.

    In any business there will be some "sharp" practices which annoy many but TalkTalk seeks to be a cutprice operation in a very infrastructure primitive UK internet market so I judge their performance on that.

    Any lightening strike will kill a TalkTalk router. The tiresome check routine on the telephone help line must be endured, an engineer comes and supplies a new router each time for free . .that must qualify as good customer relations ?

    If I was running a SUCCESSFUL business I wouldn't use TalkTalk, so any complaints here about bad service is down to trying to go cheapskate.

    I do a lot of downloading and for the private individual all that is required is a modicum of patience (which doesn't fit into the ethos of the modern world).

    So, measured against the overall state of the internet in the UK I give TalkTalk a fair rating with the stars.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    bishopthorpe rd york
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    to say I have my telephone -television broadband and pay for an upgrade for the broadband the service is very hit and miss and I've been wth this company a number of years and find they do not responed quickly I am very close to moving to another supplier
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Macclesfield
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    No problems with TalkTalk but be careful of their contracts. I am leaving them sadly because they can apply price increases - but still keep you locked in. I am being charged a large exit fee. I could have reduced my bills by taking out another 18 month package - but again - they cannot guarantee the cost for the term of the contract - its all very one-sided. When you sign up - who knows what you will be paying later into the contract. Be careful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southport
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    If my broadband works well why am I giving only two stars for satisfaction? Well, they cannot make my phone ring when someone calls me. Sometimes it rings and sometimes it doesn't. They have checked the line 3 times and sent out an Openreach engineer twice. The result is always the same, the line is fine but there is a fault with the Talk Talk equipment in the exchange. For some reason they will not go to the exchange to sort out their equipment. I have spent ages on the phone to them and today said that I considered they are not fulfilling their part of the contract, simply to make my phone ring when someone calls me. They said they gave themselves 28 days to repair any fault and when I told them that time is up next Wednesday they said that their records show that the fault had been fixed and this is a new one. The date they are using is when I reported the fault for the second time. Our neighbours had a fault with their Talk Talk service and they told him to take the cover off the socket in the hall. He is not very technically inclined and his wife found him taking the cover off the mains socket. Fortunately she stopped him in time but the result could have been tragic. Never be tempted to go with them even if they offer a service for £1 a month.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Everything is fine until you need technical help. Be prepared to spend 2 hours or so and multiple tries before you get any kind of satisfaction. The 'technical' advisors read from a script and you have to do the same tests numerous times before they move on. Even though you have identified the problem yourself and they could move straight there, they have to go round and round in a ritual resembling torture. By the time you are done, you are willing to accept anything. When my current contract ends, I'll pay a bit more and go with someone else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Flamborough
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Looking down the reviews - below - makes interesting reading as it seems to show that the Customer Service offered by TalkTalk is steadily getting worse as time goes by. In my case the equipment has - thus far - exceeded all expectations - apart from their “System” insisting that there was a problem with my router connection - in-spite of the fact I was 'on-line' and it was working correctly at the time – it is their management of my account that is “Unbelievable” and I have now resolved to go elsewhere when my contract ends. Their Customer Service philosophy seems to be “Pay-up, Put-up and Shut-up. Treating the customer as nothing more that a revenue stream for their benefit and if you have any issues they will have a stab at fixing it but if they cant - well there are more where you come from! I had moved from Northamptonshire to one of the more “out of the way” parts to Yorkshire and TalkTalk were the only internet and telephone service providers who could offer the service I needed – and as I say it does work – so far. The main problem is/was that they insist on a ludicrously low monthly telephone call charge limit - £20 - far below even my modest monthly requirements. After I discover this six months ago this I called TalkTalk – no small effort in it self – I arranged for it to be increased to £40 – or so I thought. I had no problems until 2 weeks ago when I had a reaction the some treatment at the nearest Oncology Center – about 50 miles away and had to be hospitalized. My wife was trying to keep updated with my progress only to discover that the telephone call charge limit had exceeded £20 - not the £40 at it was supposed to be. After 24 Hrs incentive treatment at the hospital I was sufficiently recovered to call home – only to discover that my wife was in a flat spin having exhausted both her mobile battery and pay as you go credit and the phone not working – and it was only the fact that I called her that I was able to reassure her of my recovery. We resolved to sort this out with TalkTalk once I was able to return home – and that is when all of the fun and games began. TalkTalk don't make it easy to “Talk” to them - indeed that put up as many barriers as possible – and if you express negative opinions as to their service they just cut the call. Is it such a big thing to 'talk' to a customer and fix an small problem before it becomes a big one? It is now clear that they have no intention of improving their service – in-spite of their pronouncements – the best judge's of that service are after all the users as other have found also. BT – bless them – are now rolling out vast infrastructure improvements in our area so other ISP's will be able to offer a service that I need - so by the time my contract ends I should be able to move on to the service I require but not one that TalkTalk seems able to provide.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Selby
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    With call centres based in phillipines and South Africa what a shambles. Help is appalling.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edgbaston, Birmingham
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Got internet on a 12 month contract the set-up was easy and generally the internet was ok. Sometimes a little slow at peak times however I did get the cheapest possible internet from all providers so this is probably to be expected. Biggest problem was that at random times the internet would become unusably slow/ not work at all and I had to turn the router off and on... then it would work fine. It was annoying if I was e.g. in bed and had to go downstairs to do it. Also customer services not amazing... used the live chat several times and the agent didn't really listen to me not really answering my questions properly seemed like copied and pasted answers. Not sure if it was a language issue or poor training or what but it was a somewhat frustrating process. The cancellation process is also annoying (as most of these things are) felt like they were hoping you'd mess it up so they could get a few extra quid to be honest... it says you need to give 30 days notice but what this actually means is that you need to give notice on the exact date your contract is due to end (not 30 days before) otherwise you will be charged an early cancellation fee. Then they will disconnect your internet/ broadband within the next 30 days and as long as you don't use anything then won't face additional charges (or so I've been told).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    walkden,manchester
    Reviewing
    TalkTalk
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have just signed up for faster broadband at a cost of £4 pound a month extra on my bill, supposedly 20 mb's just checked speed is around 10mb's I live about half a mile from the exchange, pretty disappointed.

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