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
    2.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.6 stars
  • Speed
    2.4 stars
  • Reliability
    2.6 stars

Based on 9041 customer ratings since 2018-08-22 (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.

5489 Customer Reviews for TalkTalk

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
Talktalk is like a super cheap Chinese imitation of real broadband bought at a discount on Alibaba .com. It'll take ages to arrive and probably arrive damaged. It'll work, but probably not very well. And it's pretty much guaranteed to break.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Nottingham TalkTalk  
I have left. A review before but again I want to leave one to say the customer service is awful. Honestly worst company I have ever had the displeasure to use.
They promised a refund to then not offer the same amount. And then agreed a set amount to only refund me 2/3 of the amount. They will not send me the last £10 after numerous attempts to be told “they can’t refund a good Will gesture and it can be used for my next bill” I will never use this service again
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Gloucester TalkTalk  
I cannot tell you how bad this company is for taking people's money and avoiding any type of resolution. NOT EVEN THE ENGINEER KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING and failed to install my faster fibre despite being at my property for over 3 hours - USELESS!! . It took me hours to get my service cancelled (the day after supposed installation). I kept getting fobbed off that they could not cancel and said there was an deactivation fee!!!! Had it not been for my dogged determination to not give up and be fobbed off to different call centres around the world that I finally managed to speak to a manager who has promised my disconnection has been activated and no fees are due (I have yet to see this though). The level of customer service and helping customers is preposterous and I would say avoid at all costs. The endless calls and being passed from pillar to post and nobody seemingly able to help you, will just ruin your day. I have cancelled my disconnection with Virgin and will stick with them. Even though they are expensive i've never had one problem with them. Defo pay the extra for a happy sream-lined service - Please!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
West Midlands TalkTalk  
See my complaint letter... I have been literally ignored and fobbed off at every occasion - the worst customer service I have ever experienced.


"I am writing to let you know the experience I had with TalkTalk between the
6th of April and the 1st of May. As you will see, my wife and I have been
treated extremely poorly by TalkTalk and, after an arduous process have
simply been brushed off without so much as an apology or making things
right. I kept a note of my experience throughout and share it with you
below:

*6th April* - ordered broadband online with TalkTalk to be installed on the
23rd of April. No suggestion of any problems.

*10th April* - receive a text: "we are having to sort a problem with your
order before we can get you up and running. *Don't worry, we'' let you know
as soon as possible if there's a small delay to your go-live date.*" As I
was to find out, this was the first time TalkTalk lied to me, as my order
was already cancelled. Nobody told us this or mentioned anything about it
between that text and the 23rd.

*23rd April* (note, from this point on my previous provider has been
cancelled - I have no internet) - engineer booked to be in between 1 and 6.
At about 1 I logged into my account to check how to set things up etc and I
see a message saying, roughly - "you need to rebook your appointment with
an engineer". So, nobody had said anything to me, and now I am sitting at
home waiting for an engineer to turn up who never will. The online system
gave me a number and told me to ring it, so I did.

Customer Service Adviser 1 (15 mins) - this adviser told me to wait until
6pm and see if the engineer turned up. *Despite *the fact that my login
explicitly told me I needed to rebook, I had to wait until 6pm for nothing
to happen. So I waited all day and as expected, nothing happened. My day
was wasted for no reason and frankly, nobody seemed to care.

Customer Adviser 2 (15 minutes) - using the online chat function, this
adviser said there was nothing they could do to help and gave me another
number to ring.

Customer Adviser 3 (45 minutes) - eventually was told there was a problem
between BT OpenReach and TalkTalk. Something to do with TalkTalk putting in
their request late/not within the time window. I was passed onto another
adviser to rebook.

Customer Adviser 4 (15 minutes) - this individual told me that I can't
cancel and rebook without a 24 hour wait. So for no apparent reason at all,
I had to wait a full day before being able to rebook and start this process
again.

*24th April*
Customer Adviser 5 (15 minutes) - was called up to rebook and given a 10-14
day waiting period. No sense of urgency or recognition that I had already
been waiting since the 6th of April and now would have to wait until,
minimum, 4th of May (today). I was to be left with no internet this time
and TalkTalk didn't seem to care one jot.

*26th April*
I receive a text: "we are having to sort a problem with your order before
we can get you up and running. *Don't worry, we'' let you know as soon as
possible if there's a small delay to your go-live date.*" Identical to last
time, and again, I was to find out the order had already been cancelled and
nobody was going to tell us that. Lied to for the second time.

I log on and see the order has been cancelled and I need to phone up and
rebook (AGAIN). This would mean getting internet a minimum of 6th of April
(1 full month after booking) and I would still be sitting here without
access.

I phone the number I was given.

Customer Adviser 6, I lost count here (18 minutes) - After a long
conversation explaining the situation I was told "you need to rebook and it
will be fine". Of course, the events detailed above would make it obvious
to anyone that rebooking is not going to solve the problem. He passed me
over to rebook anyway. I believe during this time frame I also spoke to
someone on the tech team, but I really did start to lose track because of
being passed around so much. Again I was told that the problem here was
that TalkTalk had not passed something over in the time frame required for
Bt Openreach.

Customer Adviser 7 (at least number 7) - After 2 minutes the phone broke up
on their end. So I had to start the whole process and conversation AGAIN.
Called up again.

Customer Adviser 8 (35 minutes) - perhaps the only individual I spoke to
who was of any help. She said her name was Pam. She investigated the
problem because she listened to me and understood it was a recurring
problem that rebooking would not fix. I was told that now I would have to
wait up to FIVE days for the technical problem to be resolved. Pam and I
arranged a call for Wednesday 1st of May, she said she would be handling my
case and call me between 10 and 12 on the 1st.

*30th April*
Note: not the 1st of May. I get called by someone else, note: not Pam as
agreed. Lied to for the third time,

Customer Adviser 9 - There is a problem with the line that can be fixed, it
may take some time etc etc etc... note: this is a different problem than
the problem identified to me the last 2 times. So, essentially, nobody was
trying to fix the REAL problem until the 30th of April! I told Adviser 9
(Jerome, I think), that I couldn't wait any longer and I went back to
Virgin - exactly what I did not want to do and exactly why I hoped to
become a TalkTalk customer. I was passed over again to cancel.

Adviser 10 - No word of an apology just, "thank you and goodbye". (roughly
10 minutes for conversations this day).

So to summarise, I booked internet on the 6th of April for the 23rd. IF,
after the above shambles, I had still waited for TalkTalk to deliver what I
ordered I would still be waiting right now, because from the 30th of April,
the minimum booking time of 10 days would give me internet on the 10th of
May. So I booked internet on the 6th of April, and wasn't even guaranteed
to get it by the 10th of May - *34 days minimum IF the problem was fixed,
which I had no confirmation of.* This is shocking enough, never mind the 3+
hours I spent being bounced around TEN members of customer services, the
mixed messages (and frankly, lying messages telling me not to worry and
that I will be contacted, I never was), and the money I have spent on calls to customer services and the grief caused and the money lost to me without internet."
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Scotland TalkTalk  
Though the broadband works well here the customer service is a nightmare. If you have any issues be prepared to waste hours. I originally rang them which was painful. I then went to using the chat feature but that seems to have got worse an worse. Spent two hours just trying to get one answer which in the end was a one liner! And once you want to leave you better book a day off work!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Beaumaris TalkTalk  
When it works its good. But it took a year for them to fix a problem of it dropping several times a day. In the end they offered me a paltry sum of compensation which included £20 goodwill - and this after spending probably 20-30 hours on the phone to customer services over the year. Switching provider despite cost of cancelling contract.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Surrey TalkTalk  
Difficult to put into words our total dissatisfaction with talktalk. Have had no usable broadband for sixteen days - internet generally very slow, but we've had particular difficulty with secure sites i.e. banks, credit cards etc. Impossible to log into due to incredibly slow speed. You'd think talktalk would want to resolve very quickly - right? Apparently not. Customer service non existent, constantly evading any responsibility, even though there is clearly a problem Nationwide, with talktalk outage currently shown across the entire country.
If you're considering a new broadband provider, avoid talktalk! Avoid!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dartford TalkTalk  
DO NOT JOIN TALKTALK. The speed of the broadband is usually slow very slow. My minimum speed guaranteed is 26.7mbps in reality is less than 15-10mbps. I’ve opened a complaint in February and today 16/06/2019 is still ongoing. My tv is buffering day or night there is no improvement whatsoever and I struggle not only to use WiFi but to each tv too. They don’t deal with customers like any other company in the Uk. You have to talk to them through the phone and when it comes to contact cisas to compliment about them they need proof in order to decide weather they don’t honour their contract.... etc. This should not be legal as for us as customers it is very very stressful and frustrating situation.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Carshalton TalkTalk  
Absolutely disgusting company to deal with, atrocious customer service, lieing, untrustworthy, terrible service, constant internet down times and slow connection.... Once out of contract my bill rose 28 pounds per month to 48 pounds for an out of contract broadband connection. Stay away from these horrible, repulsive talk talk charlatans. Terrible connection and even worse service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lancaster TalkTalk  
Worst customer service ever. Slow speeds that you are not promised.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Croydon TalkTalk  

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