NOW 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 NOW Broadband.

Recent Customer Ratings for NOW Broadband

  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 848 customer ratings since 2019-12-03 (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.

261 Customer Reviews for NOW Broadband

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Avoid these idiots at all costs. Don't do direct debit so you pay by card and they keep taking extra payments. Contacting customer service is a joke.
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
North Wales NOW Broadband  
IMPOSSIBLE to contact CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Now are ok until something goes wrong. Avoid them or suffer stress.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
UK NOW Broadband  
Go somewhere else.
i joined now tv paid my £5 and waited for the router to arrive. No router ... phoned now tv who confirm a problem and order did not go through but they would order again for me while on phone - great all gone through. then looked at my bank statement and payment has been returned - once again on phone - oh so sorry again promised to look into and call me back well no surprise i am still waiting for the call. I have now joined Plusnet and am more than happy.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
wolverhampton NOW Broadband  
errible
I only use their broadband and several times every single day their services are down for few minutes, sometimes up to 20 times a day, sometimes up to 5 times per hour. It's been getting worse lately. It's absolute nightmare when you're working from home using remote connection. Please consider choosing another service if you need anything resembling a stable uninterrupted connection.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincoln NOW Broadband  
Steer clear!!
Disgusted with the level of customer service from NowBroadband, I signed up at the beginning of May and had a 3 week initial wait for installation, it’s a busy time with everything going on so that’s fine, the technician never turned up. After ringing I was told the technician may have activated the line from off site and should plug in the broadband box and wait until midnight for the internet to kick in. No such luck.
The day after I rang up to be told there was a delay on the line and someone would be in touch in 3 days to sort it, nothing.
I rung up agin on June 1st to be told there was a minimum of 3 weeks AGAIN before a technician could come out on the 21st June and that the initial activation was not carried out because the technician could not gain access to my property which was a load of tosh and an easy way out for the provider. I had stayed in all day and live on a main road, very easily accessible if he had actually showed up, which he did not. Terrible service and no contact from them when they said they would call and fix the problem. I cancelled the order on June 1st because a 2 month wait to get broadband is ridiculous. Stay clear, not at all worth the hassle and after all the messing around I am still without broadband, go elsewhere and save yourself the time and hassle of dealing with NowBroadband!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Blackburn NOW Broadband  
Honestly had dial up Internet faster and it cuts out all the time AVOID
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Immingham NOW Broadband  
One problem with using the internet for so much is that it needs to have enough bandwidth for several things at once! So we decided it was time to upgrade the internet. We went onto a popular Meerkat-fronted comparison site and settled on NowTV Broadband. They set a date of 21st May for a switch over.

We realised that, in for a penny in for a pound, it would make sense to upgrade to their super fast broadband. So we called on 15th May, a week after signing up, to ask if we could upgrade to an even faster package. We were told to ring back after the connection went live, to make the change.

The day of the connection change came and went with no switchover. The following morning we called again, to see what was happening. We were informed that it was being dealt with, that the change would happen in the next few hours. We were assured that our current connection wouldn’t be switched until after the new connection was ready.

A few hours later the internet and telephone lines cut out. We installed the new NowTV box and nothing happened.

We called back and were told that there was a problem. We were given no details on when it would be resolved, or what the actual issue was. We were told a manager would call us back at some point. The customer service agent couldn’t say when, simply gave a date 3 days later by which she ‘hoped’ a manager would be able to call us. They said the problem was showing as flagged on their system as being explained to us on 15th May. When asked if they could review the recordings of that call, they said they would not and refused to give them to us but admitted they existed.

We then called our previous provider and asked if there were any problems with them or with Openreach (the vague reasons for the problem we were given). An engineer assured us that there was and should be no problem.

No other contact from NowTV was received. No internet connection came online.

This morning we have called twice and both times have been given different information, which doesn’t match. We have been told that we will be called back multiple times, no calls have been forthcoming. They have refused to confirm these issues. When asked for information on how to check the fault with Openreach we were told to google the number and when it was explained that not having internet made this more difficult and asked for the number we were told that due to GDPR we could not be given a number, despite it being in the public domain.

We asked to make a formal complaint. We were told to go online.

Times are tough and they are obviously working under strain. Technical difficulties happen. The tone and support from NowTV has made it impossible to feel reassured that I will be able to work effectively. They indicate it could be up to 10 days before the fault is corrected. This is despite the two week period between signing up and the connection coming online. It has also been over a week since they claim (erroneously) we were informed.

Looking on NowTV’s own forums reveals that this exact issue has happened countless times before. Each time they have blamed other companies but been ultimately responsible. On occasions it has taken them more than 16 days to resolve the issue.

In the meantime, we are stuck with no broadband, no telephone line, and no clue when we will be able to even know when work can resume.

They have now said that they would escalate the problem to 'Tier 2' and call us within 72 hours. It has been over 100 hours since then. Still not a single call or email. No apology.

I’m not on the frontline but I value my work and I want to look after my clients. In these times isn’t fulfilling internet contracts, or at least being prompt and active in resolving issues, a basic moral duty?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hertfordshire NOW Broadband  
Really terrible experience with Now. I authorized a change to Now a few weeks ago and was told this would go ahead on 28th May 2020 and router would be sent out. Have had an external fault on my phone line and phoned existing supplier for repair and also asked them about the transfer in case this was the problem. They advised me Now have cancelled the transfer. When were you going to tell me?. I have renewed with existing supplier and sounds I had a lucky escape if this is your customer care.
Glasgow NOW Broadband  
Poor reliability and speed, despite my best efforts and those of Openreach to sort the problems!
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Robina, Lanjeth NOW Broadband  
NOW TV reports 40Mbps download speed but broadband.co.uk reports 13.06 Mbps. After phoning NOW TV it sped up to 40Mbps on NOW TV and 19MBps on broadband.co.uk .
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Eastleigh NOW Broadband  

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