Gigaclear 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 Gigaclear.

Recent Customer Ratings for Gigaclear

  • Satisfaction
    2.1 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2.7 stars
  • Reliability
    2.3 stars

Based on 145 customer ratings since 2023-06-17 (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.

196 Customer Reviews over 20 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ascot
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utterly hopeless.
    Install booked in Dec 2022. Engineers looked at house and then went away again saying they needed different gear as the telegraph pole was too tall or something. Could have done that on Streetview without getting my hopes up. Engineer came back in March and fitted external and internal boxes. Boxes still don't work as something somewhere hasn't been plugged in or switched on.
    I have increasingly furious chats with some poor person on their chat room, and occasionally I write in and raise a complaint case, but there's very little point.
    No-one there seems to realise that they won't start getting paid until they start providing a service, so there must be a bank somewhere wondering whether they will ever see any return on their investment. I hope those bankers start getting somewhere with the pressure they're probably applying, because there's absolutely nothing the (potential) customers seem to be able to do about it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manningtree
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is the worst service I have ever experienced. I booked an engineer on the 14th April. No show and no communication. Re-booked for today. No show. When I chatted online I was told the engineer was sick, but I had to contact them to know this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Having agreed to change to gigaclear, the cable to the house was installed, then an engineer came to the house and installed what I think is a large black box on my lounge wall which I was not expecting. Then he told me there was a fault somewhere outside my house. I accepted that as he told me it would be sorted within a couple of days. That was 3weeks ago. I’ve called them twice. Was told the 1st time it would take longer than two days and I asked him to find out what was happening and inform me. I phoned again yesterday and he said he would be in touch today. I told him if he didn’t then I want the black box removing and holes in wall repaired and forget gigaclear. I have heard nothing. I shall be on the phone again tomorrow and finding out how I stand legally as they’ve now damaged my walls for nothing. Cowboy company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chepstow
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Just out of interest has anyone got a good review for them if it did not work first time or mended an issue fast? To me they do not seem able to fix anything!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When it works, it works really well. I host multiple web servers on my local network, as well as an FTP server to store files. There is significant freedom when it comes to opening ports e.t.c.

    The customer service has been satisfactory for me. The people are polite, although their call centre seems to be closed for large durations of time.

    In terms of the reliability, this is a different matter. My internet connection regularly cuts off and stops working for extended durations. I've had it cut out for multiple days in a row before without warning, and sometimes these outages don't even show up on their status page.

    Overall, the service is unreliable, yet speedy. It's better than what I had before, but I still have complaints about the company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Probably the worst experience encountered . Been waiting 6 months now for WiFi. They installed a connection in my house , drilled through my walls but couldn't connect. When they installed the points outside the houses they missed a house so my house didn't have a point. Was reassured it was fixed. Still no router boxes sent to me, but I get someone call every day asking to book an install date. ( this was done 6 months ago) . Customer service is a joke. Its uncoordinated chaos, no one internally speaks to anyone, I still have no WiFi, no routers and probably still no connection point outside the house. I do have some ugly drilling through my walls and a box that is completely useless. Absolutely shambolic. I'd avoid with a passion and stick with BT or another WiFi provider. 6 months of stress, endless calls and still nothing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chastleton
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Advised June 2022 problem with broadband. Two engineers eventually arrived on a Sunday morning around September 2022. Advised incorrectly installed and need to be reinstalled. Heard nothing until around December, when received email to advise they would rectify problem. Still nothing - rubbish broadband and would advise to steer away from Gigaclear!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Farnham Essex
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Back in 2016, gigaclear promised us a network in our village in Farnham, Essex. They dug up the roads and laid their cables (in some areas the 'repairs' are beginning to break up). In December 2017 they wrote to us all stating:

    "We fully understand the frustration surrounding the delay to your village. Unfortunately, due to factors beyond our control we had to re-evaluate some aspects of the project before continuing the build. However, we are pleased to confirm that all residents will be live on our network by the 30th June 2018."

    It's now March 2023. Not one house has been connected.

    This is how they treat some of their customers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Claydon
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not use this company got told id be installed on 3rd of march, took day of work , no show from giga clear no contact made by giga clear , i contacted them to see why i wasn't installd they had no idea its the 21st of march still had no contact and have on internet. They are the worst
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Martock
    Reviewing
    Gigaclear
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We were supposed to be connected in September 2022. Now 7 months later, still nothing! I’ve been in touch with customer service all the time. All I get is they will contact the build team and get back to me. They have not once ever been in touch. We have this company vouchers for money from the government, yet they are not providing the service they promised.
    They are a total bunch of cowboys! They appear to have a monopoly on providing high speed access to rural locations. They need to be taken to task. I’ve written to my local MP to look into this. If they take the money and don’t provide the service. That’s fraud! Avoid these cowboys at all costs!

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