Hyperoptic 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 Hyperoptic.

Recent Customer Ratings for Hyperoptic

  • Satisfaction
    3.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.8 stars
  • Speed
    3.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3.7 stars

Based on 142 customer ratings since 2019-08-11 (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.

173 Customer Reviews for Hyperoptic

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INACTIVE SERVICE two weeks after Installation

[4th August day 12 post-installation] No signs of service activation. It seems like the customer service is trying to calm frustrated customers by making empty promises that they genuinely don't mean to make, while reluctantly liaising with the main culprit i.e. the technical team that lags behind on the technical troubleshooting. I empathise that the customer service staffs for not being able to control what is going on the technical side. But I am still leaving one star because there are apparently serious problems within Hyperoptic that a broadband service remains inactive for almost two weeks after the installation.

[29/7 day 6 post-installation] - Absolutely no improvement has been made so far. While actively keeping me posted, the customer service still pushing the other internal teams to resolve the problem. Rating dropped to 2 stars for the ineffectiveness of the internal team.

[27/7 day 4 post-installation] - [Reply] Thanks for your quick response on here, I am afraid that was what has been promised over the past four days, but absolutely no improvement has been made so far. I haven't received any updates from the advanced technical team to fix the problem.

Received a phone call from the customer service team right after the previous reply. The customer service staff Ognjen is acting professionally and positively. The customer team surely demonstrated effort to track this issue. They mentioned the issue has been cascaded to a specific team that is still trying to come up with the solution. I have raised the rating to 3 stars from 1 star for the customer service for now.

[26/7 day 3 post-installation] - After three days the internet is still inactive. I tried to phone the customer service several time and apparently there weren't much they can do apart from raising it to the advanced technical team which is still MIA up until now.

[23/7 Hyperoptic installation day] - Engineer came to install and claimed that service will be active in 24 hours.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Hyperoptic  
Not sure about all the negative reviews, but my own experience with Hyperoptic for the last 3 years has been all positive. Great speed, reliable connection, particularly important nowadays while working from home, good customer service.
Only recently had an issue with the broadband, called customer service on Friday, had 2 blokes visited my apartment couple of hours ago (on following Monday), changed the router and all back to normal.
Perhaps their service is not consistent and depends on the area, but again, my experience with them in south east London has been all positive.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Hyperoptic  
Decent speed and good customer service, however it is pointless when internet drops every time you connect to a VPN because there is no static IP addresses. I bought an add on for another 5 pound a month for a static Ip and it still does not work. Do not even waste your time or money on hyperoptic if you need to connect to an external VPN
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
engineer arrived with no mask or cleaning liquids. was moving around fast and couldnt keep distance quick enough at times. when i asked him about distancing, he said dont worry, ive already had it (covid19). I thought , how do you know its gone, we dont fully understand it yet
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
north east Hyperoptic  
I clicked box to keep landline number on an online form.

But they didnt process it, as they needed me confirm details. but no one called me, engineer said nothing or no letter.

Lost number ive haad for years.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
north east Hyperoptic  
Utterly ghastly. I’ve had this service for four months and I can’t wait for the 12 month contract to be over so I can move elsewhere. The speed is so painfully slow, I’m either getting back to back buffering or pixelated pictures. Watching tv is now a trial. I had an issue over the installation and found customer service very pleasant but useless so I’m afraid I’m not going to bother reporting this, especially after reading the reviews.

So, if you’re thinking of trying Hyperoptic, please don’t. They’re a terrible company, the service is dreadful and customer service may as well not be there. Crooks.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
THIS IS A GENUINE REVIEW! I'm coming up to my first year with Hyperoptic and I can honestly say I am happy with service overall. Speed on the whole is as advertised and the but reliability can be patchy for only short periods of time. The helpdesk is accessible, quick to respond and professional. It's also nice not to be dependent on BT!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London Hyperoptic  
It shows that a lot of these reviews on here are fake. Their service is POOR, POOR, POOR. Don't use.

Hyperoptic installed it, went fine, they arrived on time. Since then the connection has been horrendous. I've challenged them on this and they told me to upgrade. This will solve all of the problems and guess what, it didn't.

In subsequent conversations they were patronising and condescending telling me that walls slow down the connection. From what I know, everywhere has a wall. Then I was told if something blocks it like a wall you can expect really terrible wifi. This is exactly where their engineer installed it, by a wall.

They then said they would do some things to increase the speed, they actually made it worse. Their support team then blamed me, even though everything is all in their hands and said there was nothing else to do, even after they now charge me more and forced me to mail them back an old router which didn't work.

POOR, POOR, POOR.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
contracted with Hyperoptic because the Fibre was already installed within the area of the Flat. The installation man arrived promptly on time and was shown the location where the Hub was to be installed. This location had power, the telephone connection and a CAT 6 cable. The distance from the front door (Where the Fibre was available) to the position of the hub is 4 metres. The installation engineer informed me that he would only install the Hub above the door and that the cables of power, Telephone and Cat 6 wold need to be run around the wall and connected to the Hub. He would not budge from this, and he was informed that the flat had recently been refurbished at much expense and that I did not think that running cables around the wall was in keeping with my requirements. He was informed that the ceiling was dropped with a cavity that could be used for the cables. The engineer was not interested and the installation had to be done his way or not at all.. He informed me that I could get somebody else to hide the cables in the ceiling WE parted company and cancelled the installation, It seems that Hyperoptic do not care for customers wishes - Maybe I have been lucky as the support from Hyperoptic gets a very low score on the reviews.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Portsmouth Hyperoptic  
I made the mistake of simply cancelling the direct debit because it was unclear how to cancel my service with them. They didn't email me to say until the account had racked up two months of unpaid bills. The cancellation process took multiple days of email transactions all whilst I'm paying a pro rata fee for the extra Internet and I had to pay these bills and a £10 reactivation fee just so that I could wait another month to cancel my account (and pay for this month of unused Internet).
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Coventry Hyperoptic  
Speed is good but if you’re a renter stay away - they demand you leave the router in the property when you vacate. If you choose to just take it then you’re charged £70. The reason why this is an issue is because most rental properties do a check-in and check-out report and if anything is left in the property you incur a charge. As such, leaving the router will then incur a charge from your estate agent so you’re screwed either way. It’s also a bit sly as it forces the new tenant to get Hyperoptic (which is quite aggressively pushy) and doesn’t allow for a fair market. The speed is good though, but a heads up to any renters that you will essentially incur an additional fee if you then leave the property you initially had Hyperoptic installed in.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
London Hyperoptic  
Lots of mixed reviews with I dont understand. I have been a customer 2 years now and have had no issues. Im on my second router now and get 170 Mbs in East London. Hyperoptic always reply to our emails (usually Petar or Zorica) within minutes and recently said they had a new offer where we upgraded to a new router and paid less per month !!! we are very happy customers .
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Hyperoptic  
Hyperoptic is not customer focused so be careful when you sign up. I've asked for a speed upgrade which locked me for 12months. I received and read the fine print after a couple of hours of changing the service and I wanted to go back to the previous package because I didn't agree with the T&C but they didn't let me. I'm escalating this to the consumer rights, but at this point all I want is to get rid of them.
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Hyperoptic  
I've had hyperoptic for years including at different locations in London. Have never had any issues at all and great customer service as well whom I've contacted a couple of times over the years to change packages. They even gave me an excellent new offer after my contract had expired which is much lower than what's published for new offers as well! Internet service and phone line both work very well, not had a single issue ever actually...
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London Hyperoptic  
Terrible terrible company. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

Firstly, they lost our landline number which we have had for close to 20 years during porting. This is something I can never forget or forgive as friends of my parents will not be able to contact them.

Bill went up by £15 a month! started at £23, now paying £38. Now after losing our old landline number, they do not let you take the new phone number either, so the only way to keep number is to stay with" them. This made me think if the number was lost intentionally. Frankly speaking, I do not use the landline at all and is not an issue but it is about the principles - they are not making customers aware of this at the beginning, so please be aware of this.

Broadband speed was fantastic to start with, but it keeps dropping so you constantly have to nag them for resets etc. It really is not worth the time and the effort. They are always available online but they are not able to solve anything.

I hope it saves someone else and their phone number, I wished someone warned me beforehand.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Hyperoptic  
These people are a disgrace , terrible line and over charge constantly. It is much better to go elsewhere for your broadband
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Ealing Hyperoptic  
The most unreliable company I have experienced!
They are cheating on the speed. They are always available at customer service but they lies with the information about the price. They are talking in the way to confused you and avoiding to sharing the real final price and what you will pay finally.
Try to avoid them.
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
Sutton Hyperoptic  
STAY AWAY from this awful company. Completely inconsiderate - when I initially ordered I've been asked to wait for 2.5 weeks for the next available installation date. Now they have cancelled my broadband installation one day before arranged installation date and rescheduled it another 2 weeks after without consulting me. I called them and explained that I've been living without internet for 3 weeks already to which they replied, there's nothing they can do, although it says on their website that they will prioritise for customers who don't have internet connection. I could've ordered with some other broadband provider if Hyperoptic were transparent and and would give me more notice before cancelling installation. I never felt so let down and frustrated by a service provider.
Also it's apparent that they are cutting costs by outsourcing their customer services to Serbia with staff who's English is rather poor.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
Been a customer for 2 years time to renew my current package has gone up £4
No loyalty discount and current situation our country is in with covid-19 and everyone losing their jobs just another worry to add to my list of things haven't got money to pay for #ShameOnYouHyperoptic
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Essex Hyperoptic  
Worst internet company ever, they signed me up for 12 months contract and I only wanted was a one month rolling contract, now they can’t provide services in my new apartment so I have to pay cancellation fee which is £151. I am never going to recommend this company to anyone or use there services ever again.
Liverpool Hyperoptic  
Just found out from my bank of massive price increase on my Direct debit without any notification from them
Please beware in case you go overdrawn
Disgraceful behavior
salford Hyperoptic  
Honestly, I couldn’t be more happy with Hyper Optic. Before I joined them I heard some negative feedback about their service, so I was nervous to join. My previous provider offered great customer service, but the internet was rubbish. I took a chance and moved over to Hyper Optic because of the great deals and super fast speed. I’ve been with them for a year now and just renewed my contract. Their customer service has been great and my internet has never been so fast. Keep it up and you’ve got a customer for life.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
LONDON Hyperoptic  
Terrible service. Cancelled installation at last minute. Make empty promises. Full of people who do not care if what they say is true or not. Please be ethical and truthful when you provide a paid for service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Central London Hyperoptic  
I waited 3 months for hyperoptic connection in my building and I have connection issues every other months on top the most annoying thing is they 24 hours customer service is ******* no ones answer customer call after 10pm this happened to me more aften I don't know why hyperoptic advertising falsely and make customers wait for hours and in the end no one's answer. absolute idiots
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Hyperoptic  
LIARS - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. If I could give zero stars I would. Twice booked an installation with them, they confirmed they would be able to install it in my flat and told me they had installed it in my neighbours' flat (I have pictures of messages confirming this), engineer arrived and said it couldn't be installed. One of them is lying. Terrible company. AVOID.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
Fast internet but unethical practices. Automatic price hike of nearly 50% at the end of the 12 months with no warming and no possibility of backdating to a usual price even if you renew. Also they don’t offer any more than 12 months so they can do this every year. This practice should be banned and indeed there is new legislation is coming in to make them at least notify us.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
London SW18 Hyperoptic  
Overall cant complain. however fibre is costly compared with competition.

Reliable connection that rarely drops (had to reboot router minimal number of times within 12 months).
Customer services on the 2-3 times I dealt with them were very helpful when signing up and when troubleshooting smart TV connectivity issues. They even set up a different local network for me called TV with different settings to help make the smart TV functions work - turned out the range or reliability is just poor on Samsung smart TV's and needs a wired connection to avoid drops. (nothing to do with hyperoptic router or internet speed - I resolved issue with a powerline adapter)

However I have just changed providers to Sky following an attractive black Friday deal which is maximized when bundling as many services together. Lets hope Sky relibaility is similar.

(Note - City Centre location)
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Nottingham Hyperoptic  
Works fine most of the time. Have occasional connectivity problems. Broadband is down today, they boast a 24 hour chat service, but the waiting time is far too long, so I waited and quit, hoping they'll have it fixed by the morning. Not impressed.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Poplar Hyperoptic  
I am extremely annoyed with my Hyperoptic connection. Then again I have had bad experiences with Virgin, EE, Sky and TalkTalk. However for some reason I believed Hyperoptic would be different.
I constantly suffer from ridiculously slow internet speeds, often the internet collapses all together. I am consonantly restarting my router. It does not matter if I use the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency. If you do complain to them about the 5GHz frequency you will be overwhelmed with excuses about the limited range of 5GHz, but it is the same story with 2.4GHz. I ran countless speed tests on their own website, always with abysmal results, most times the internet was so bad, that I could not run the speed test at all. When confronting Hyperoptic they simply claim they cannot see any issues from their end, despite my ton of proof to the contrary. I was asked to do countless tedious procedures, such as disconnecting any device ever connected, standing next to the router, connecting all devices again and then running speed tests on all of them. I do not want to waste any more of my time, just the back and forth with customer support costs me countless hours. All I am asking for is a reasonably reliable internet connection with reasonable speeds, without having to reset and reconnect router and internet devices daily.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Slough Hyperoptic  
After having a really bad experience with Hyperoptic service in a previous apartment I swore I would never have anything to do with them again. Unfortunately we have just bought a new apartment where Hyperoptic is the only realistic option because alternatives are super slow. After waiting 2 weeks for an engineer to come I took the morning off work for the appointed time slot and needless to say nobody turned up. No text message to say they were going to be late, no email from Hyperoptic apologising, nothing. I spent two hours on the phone to 3 different people trying to find out where they were. Eventually an engineer turned up two hours late and explained that two engineers were always required in this building and they only sent one. So yet again we are at the receiving end of this company’s utter incompetence. I simply do not know how they are in business. A manager pointed out their customer service award which based on my experience in two different properties is an absolute joke. I would strongly advise having nothing to do with them unless you have absolutely no alternative.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
Be VERY wary of this company and how they do business. I noticed a sudden price hike on my bill of 25%. When I called them to enquire what it was for they told me that my current contract had ended and this was the standard rate after a contract expires. No warning that my contract was about to expire, no notification, nothing. Just a sneaky charge on my bill. As a result of this I will now be looking for a new broadband supplier and rating them accordingly. Hopefully the extra money they managed to make out of me was worth it!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Edinburgh Hyperoptic  
I moved into a new build in August, Hyperoptic had made a huge song and dance about how good their service was and that it would be available any day now.

At the end of August there was still no service available, but they kept saying it was only a week away, at the end of September they were still saying it was only a week away. Now in mid-October they have changed the service availability to "It won't be available this year, we expect it to go live between March and June 2020."

So instead I've gone with BT Ultrafast (300Mbps), I signed up on Tuesday, the service went live today (Friday). Other providers were available as well, pretty much all apart from Virgin unfortunately (not a cabled area). So BT have managed in two days what Hyperoptic are unable to manage in three months and appear to need another nine months to do.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
ZERO STARS NO SPEED NO CUSTOMER SERVICE

moved in and had this pre - installed - service was alright at the beginning (also only one i could get) getting the speeds as advertised 150mb or near enough to it. More People Moved into the building Speeds now constantly averaging 3-15mbps ( no i haven't missed a zero) speeds are so low emails dont load. Been told nothing is wrong and no faults on the line - suggested several times it might be due to more people - told at one point to not use it at peak times ( ie evenings and weekends) and it will be ok! whats the point of having it I'm not even downloading or using it that much and still i get a service so low - after much frustration and very poor customer service they agree its due to poor lines and cant handle the traffic -
Good thing Virgin has just started providing in the Building -
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
E1 London Hyperoptic  
Ridiculous company! We have talked with 2 managers on the phone, they both offered a 3 months free trial period, but really keen to sign up us for a 12 months contract. We have agreed to test for 3 months and decide then which package we'd like to proceed. After 2 days we got a bill on almost 90 pounds to pay with notice that we have to pay 60 pounds more in a month! The support replied to us that we actually declined 3 months free trial and opted in immediately on the most expensive package for 12 months, what??? This is just a scum, avoid!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
If I could give zero I would. Disconnects several times a day, barely 30% of the advertised speed at best. The only redeeming feature is that you can usually get thru to 'faults' in under 40 mins, in contrast to most other providers... to go through the rigmarole of not solving the problem. Cancelling service and told them to sue me for the balance. I ll be selling tickets to any court case !
  • Reliability
    1 star
Newcastle Hyperoptic  
I had Darien come set up my internet broadband and he was really helpful and precise and got the work done easily without creating a mess.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
London Hyperoptic  
Excellent customer service, everything was pre-installed in the building, had internet within minutes when I moved in. From time to time has some minimal IP resolving issues which can be ignored or bypassed by changing the DNS service.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
LONDON Hyperoptic  
speeds constantly down. have to phone up to fix it every time
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Hyperoptic  
I'm a landlord and my tenant has just moved out of the above postcode. High speed broadband was already provided to the apartment block by another firm however tenant obviously decided beveanted hyper optic. No permission was asked and now we are in the flat we were shocked to find all this extra wiring, socket with hole drilled in ceiling. We are worried it contradicts terms of our lease as the wires must go along communal corridor.
Why did hyper optic not ch k who owns the apartment and if permission was needed before they installed their products
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
Southampton Hyperoptic  
Super fast and all but unreliable. Speed is unstable, ping is random, blocks some sites periodically. Definitely would have stayed with BT if they offered reasonable speed in my area.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Hyperoptic  

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