Sky 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 Sky.

Recent Customer Ratings for Sky

  • Satisfaction
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.2 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.8 stars

Based on 9397 customer ratings since 2019-10-26 (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.

1824 Customer Reviews for Sky

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Useless. We have had sky for 2 years now and for 2 years we have had to reset the box and mess with the filter etc nearly every other day. Complained and all you get is it’s prob the box or your phone line, I know it’s not the line as we have had the same prob in our last house and I’m pretty sure we are on our 2nd box. As for the speed, we are lucky if 2 people can browse at the same time without slowing it down.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Halesowen Sky  
Awful in every way. Been overcharged for things that I didnt even buy. Broadband rarely works. TV wont connect to wifi ...therefore no youtube, Netflix or catch up etc. Biggest pile of ****!! Been with sky 2 months and had enough of it all already. If I could give minus ratings I would have
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Suffolk Sky  
Worst broad band I have ever had. I currently use Virgin and have used EE plusnet and can honestly say Sky is the worst. It comes to something when you cant even stream a standard low def video on YouTube without it having to buffer everything couple of minutes. I used sky a few years ago and it was absolutely horrendous. My parents have had sky installed recently (even after telling them how bad they are!) and after spending the weekend visiting them my opinion is still the same. Avoid at all costs
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Shropshire Sky  
Do not get sky as your isp they are completely useless and a waste of time and money. One day the internet will be decent and then the next day it is terrible, it’s like every week at least half the days I can’t use my xbox at all to play games as it’s unbearable to play with such a high ping. I just thought it was because I’m quite a long distance away from the router so I buy a WiFi booster, that has done a decent job but then there is still days where I can’t use it as it’s that bad. The download speed is the worst part, a 10 GB game would take about 8 hours to complete and it took me 2 full days to install a 80 GB game and it was only done in 2 days because I had to use my mobile data to speed it up. I did one of those speed tests and it came out terrible, it’s miles below the uk average and its down in the bottom 1%. If you are looking to use sky for your internet don’t waste your time they’re rubbish look elsewhere.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Shrewsbury Sky  
From day one the speed and reliability has been shocking even though we were told differently when they drew us in with sweet talk! Even though we complained from the start, we're stuck with Sky or else have to pay an exit fee. They are not prepared to waver this... Not happy
Darlington Sky  
Absolutely awful and a total waste of money, I'd think twice about using sky broadband services.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Amlwch Sky  
I was with Sky for two years and had persistent problems with my connection. The connection was always slow and cut out completely regularly (10’s of times per day) before I switched provider. Sky customer service advisors were always pleasant and would eventually send an engineer out after following their troubleshooting instructions, however, the visit would not fix the issue and Sky seemed unable to offer any other solutions except sending an engineer out again. At the end of my contract, the payment nearly doubled without them notifying me and this was the final straw for me switching. I know people who have had a decent experience with Sky bro’s and, however, I certainly wouldn’t recommend their service to anyone.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow Sky  
too many times my new fibre connection has let me down. Living in a house with 3 gamers might not help but for the superfast fibre broadband to only give me just over 3mb of download speeds is pretty poor in my opinion. think its time to switch Virgin!
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Radcliffe Sky  
Internet keeps dropping, if I've watched a few programs on my smart TV the next day my internet goes off...if I use my Sonos speaker for a few hours ..my internet goes off. Like Sky are metering your use? Then the usual switch off and on, unplug wire....it's a fault outside your home- engineer came next day it was broken again. You can't get any tech support before 9am! Just rubbish, I regret getting sky broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bridgend Sky  
AVOID SKY... I received a call a couple of months back offering me deal to switch to Sky from BT. I was promised that even though I was in a contract with BT all would be taken care of and I wouldn’t need to pay any money.

It turns out BT weren’t contacted and a new phone line was put in so I am now paying for 2 separate TV/broadband packages. The cost to get out of my BT package is £340...

MYSTERIOUSLY, the recorded phone call can’t be accessed which would prove that Sky messed up, and I am now out of a lot of money whatever happens. Even if I cancel my Sky package, BT will be charging me to sort out the phone line again. On top of that I will need to pay for a new BT router as my old one was disposed of.

Also the Sky broadband connection is very poor. It consistently loses connection and frequently have to use 3G connection on my mobile devices.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Northern Ireland Sky  
terrible service, problem after problem after problem. Each time i'm told its a fault outside your home then hear nothing, internet flakes off all the time max speeds of around 6download 0.5 uploads but its mostly 1-2 if any at all, its infuriating and has been going on for years, tell me I can leave but have to pay termination charges. Avoid them at all costs
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Warrington Sky  
Ok I am not a customer with Sky but I just used their website to see what service I could get into a property. I was asked to phone a tel nos and have just spent half an hour listening going through what is clearly mostly about marketing eith future or now and when we finally get to the agent answering the question: there is no Sky BB service available. I assume Sky knows this but just wants to sell me something. Any Sky reps monitoring this - I know Sky TV is available at the property but on the basis of this interaction alone I will not be signing up.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Dorchester Dorset Sky  
rubbish service, engineers are joke! take your money somewhere else.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
barnet Sky  
Worst internet service I have ever used! I had dial-up in the 90's that was faster. I left virgin as I was told I would get up to 200Meg connection speed at a lower cost. Not only was the cost a lie but the fastest speed I have had to date is 6Meg. It constantly disconnects and customer service are about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Avoid them at all cost!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Sky  
Every aspect of my sky broadband is sub standard. We live in a small mid terrace but struggle to get any signal upstairs. The speeds are so slow we cannot even stream a programme on tv, constantly interrupted by buffering. When opening web pages on both the pc and smartphone, we have to wait noticeably for them to load up, some more complex pages don’t load at all.
Spoke to customer services for around 45 minutes, told you get what you pay for and there is no solution to my problem.
Please don’t use sky broadband it isn’t fit for purpose.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Devon Sky  
It is the most rubbish internet out there why would people buy I don’t know it’s takes them 40min to answer the phone the internet speed is as slow as there calling overall don’t buy sky
“Super fast broadband”
Sky  
TV signal is intermittent & has been for weeks. They are recommending an Engineers visit at £65. Surely this is their issue & shouldn’t be a charge?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow Sky  
I pay for Sky because it is cheap, and I get very little money, so I only spend under 30 a month. But it lies, I am only meant to get 15mbs, and whenever I check it on their website it says that it is constantly at 19mbs.What BS. I have spent the lazt 2 hours, trying to watch a video that's not even in HD, and is only 23 minutes long. It buffers every 2 seconds. I am not convinced it is ever at 19mbs, and believe Sky is a scam. I like in a two people household, and the only other person who is on the wifi, is my partner who is just on his phone. Regret my choices but I am on a contract.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Somerset Sky  
Sky is terrible at providing a reliable internet connection. If you play games online AVOID Sky at all cost.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
LEEDS Sky  
If i could give the 0 stars I would. I am paying for 30mb/s and getting under 1 even with a ethernet cable from the router they said they will fix it but nothing has happened and we cant upgrade companies till the contract runs out which my mum has upgraded. Overall they are awful and a displeasure to have
Devon Sky  
Very intermittent speeds. Most days my broadband drops to less than 1mbps usually about mid afternoon and mid evening. Over the Christmas period broadband was dropping out completely at times.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Eastbourne Sky  
Absolutely rubbish broadband. First few months it was excellent but now we can’t watch our favourite programmes without interruptions. Engineer came out but had no answers. I’m planning to change once my contract ends.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dagenham Sky  
I don't even know what to write without getting unreasonably angry.

We've had "fibre" (FTTC) for nearly 2 years now. For the first 2 months, didnt work and our phoneline was dead. Kept reporting it, kept getting told either "nothing was wrong" or "it'll be working soon". just as we threatened to take things further, it started to all work again. Since then, spotty internet with speeds anywhere between 5mb and 15mb and a noisy line.

For the last month, our internet has been down to less than 1mb (when it works). Again, complaints to Sky do nothing as they keep saying "nothing is wrong, thats the speed you've always had". Ridiculous. Contract is now up, so we're changing to literally ANYONE else.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Littledean Sky  
The most awful, liar of a company you're paying an odd amount for the price right? well haha guess what! we're supposed to be getting 36 mb/s are we? Nope. Sky couldn't careless! we were getting a solid 9 we called sky. Sky did not care if you dont think this review shows sky's bad how about you see everyone elses.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
Horrible customer care with no ethics they charged me for 3 months after I left my previous property. they only refunded me for final month.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
UK Sky  
Having had a conversation with sky about a black Friday update to sky Q,we were told that our internet would change to super fast on the 5th of December and the sky Q on 24th December.
5th came and went with no notification,we rang sky and then told the 12th.The 12th came and went(again no notification)
On the 13th we noticed we had no internet or landline.
Subsequent conversations with sky means now we are expected to be connected on the 6th/7th of January,all this meant over 5 hours on the phone.
I find this totally unacceptable and very frustrating,I have a house full this Christmas,plus I subscribe to Amozon prime and Netflix which now cannot be viewed
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Shepton Mallet Sky  
I've been with Sky for some years now but call every year to argue for a reduction on the bill for the next 12 months as they are not competitive (too expensive) and the service isn't great. I've had 2 modems from them now and the ranges are poor. The service is definitely intermittent - both by PC and my TV drop out reasonably regularly which is very frustrating if you're watching a film and have to take a break while the broadband reconnects which can take ages. I wouldn't recommend it but I stick with it as I can't be bothered to set up a new supplier. Virgin cable, which I had before, was much better but it was hideously expensive.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Sutton Coldfield Sky  
Been with sky for a long time, had no real bad issues (2 routers 1 power cord replaced) bt recently have had connection drops and reduced speed issues that are terrible. Phone, TV and internet all in 1 company. Was a good idea at the time but I am starting to shop around. When they work it is grrat but when they mess up they are an epic fail.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Newcastle Sky  
I am very disappointed with sky in all their services especially with my broadband it's been few months now my broadband is not working well I tried everything they told me to do through Facebook messenger but still is not picking up. The customer service guys are not helpful at all and are very impatient and I have been paying my bill without a faith. I have decided to leave sky and look for a better provider which I was recommended by my family. Its frustrating especially when they think you are just annoying though their broadband is not free and you pay your bill. I won't recommend sky to anyone especially their broadband provider and customer services it's appalling.
Reading Tilehurst Sky  
We have been a SKY TV and Broadband customers, for >15 years. The SKY TV is in my wife's name, and the SKY Broadband and telephone is in my name, because I needed to claim it as a business expense. Since I retired, SKY say that they cannot combine the two accounts. And that is all I ever get from SKY; what they can't do.
I'm currently researching an alternative provider, but it would appears that there aren't any good ones, especially subsequently providing an acceptable Customer Service.
Every pound that we pay SKY, has to be perfect, and worth 100p. But they don't seem to be prepared to provide anywhere near a 100% service.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Erskine Sky  
Have used sky for about 1-2 years now, and I can say this has not lived up to its expectations. The insanely slow speeds are driving me crazy and we have called many sky employees to fix our internet and nothing has worked. I highly consider changing to virgin media as i will too soon.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England Sky  
It's ****. That's all. Never buy Sky, BT or Virgin Media are much better and they still get you sky cinema and basically all tv channels. I was promised more than 50 mb/s everywhere around the house with multiple devices connected wireless, but just for the 3 of us at home we all get below 10. Ping is good however, the packet loss is insane and as a gamer is very hard. When we used to have Virgin we would get more than 50 constantly all around the house, however, Sky doesn't even reach some rooms and our house isn't even big, it isn't even 2 floors. I will admit that in my village not much can be done, but if Virgin can do it, then so should Sky, but they don't. I think my best Christmas present this year would be going back to Virgin Media.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Samuel Sky  
Sky is the worst service provider ever. It is impossible to contact Sky to speak to or email and contact is often required as the service is dire. Broadband speed is the lowest and watching a program in it's entirety is impossible as the signal drops constantly. If you think of joining Sky, do yourself a favour and think again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Gravesham, Kent Sky  
Absolute rubbish and over priced. Once your offer period is over the price rises to almost £36 a month but the download rates are almost zero and all they do is press you to buy Sky TV endlessly. DO NOT GET SKY BROADBAND there are so many better providers out there who aren't just using poor service and poor broadband to upsell TV
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Banbury Sky  
at the same address have been with talk talk which is rubbish with bt it was ok with sky it is great.
constant connection on a very very little amount of drop off and the speed as promised.
never had an issue in more than 2 years
so I can not comment about customer service as since two gentlemen came an connected my sky tv and broadband and that's it since then never have had an problem
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
aberystwtyh Sky  
Their customer service is a joke. I ordered my broadband to be set up on a specific day, but the engineer didn't turn up. I contacted them immediately and was told that the employee I talked to mistyped my address (which I wrote down to them correctly, they could have just copypasted it). I explained to them that I am disabled and cannot make phone calls, so broadband connection is essential for my job and also for my everyday life, and I asked them to fix the error as soon as possible. They promised me to fix the address in their system in 72 hours, but it took them a whole week to do it, and then they expected me to wait two more weeks to get my broadband set up. I was left without internet and all my job related and moving home related stuff needed to be reorganised. I was not even compensated in any way for their mistake. Avoid them at all cost if you're looking for reliable internet and professional customer service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Belfast Sky  
Awful broadband customer service. Tried to join sky but they failed to get an engineer round on day of installation. Repeatedly called over 3 weeks but they wouldn't get another one out. Eventually they said only way to get me broadband was to cancel the service. Obviously I went with another provider.

However they still debited me for the broadband, and it took weeks to get them to refund it.

Not only that, they are now trying to charge me £122 for early exit fee! Joke.

Terrible company and terible customer service, AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Surrey Sky  
Can’t even watch Netflix in HD faces are all blurred! Struggles to download on apps onto your phone! Easier to use 4g for everything much better speeds and signal
Poor WiFi and crappy service rang to complain was told they can’t do anything yet as soon as we rang to cancel as we where at the end of contract all of a sudden they could do something! Too late now
Wakefield Sky  
We were promised and quoted no less than 30MB/s internet speed when entering this contract and it has not once gotten higher than 10Mb/s. This doesn't sound that awful until you then realize that the average speed we have actually received is 10-50Kb/s which is just ******* absurd.so naturally we have tried to cahnge provider early out of the contract and due to the contract having failed on all sides we were promised a refund for the last 3 months and no cancellation fee, excellent i thought. Turns out what they didnt tell us was that isnt something they do and are now trying to charge us £700 for leaving a 12 month contract 3 months in. we are still only getting 50Kb/s at peak times for a family of 4.

DO NOT GET THIS INTERNET IT IS THE WORST PROVIDER OUT THERE.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Ayr Sky  
Products arrived on time but broadband didn't work. Diagnosis indicated I needed an engineer which took three days, then the engineer cancelled 30 mins before the scheduled 5 hour window, after i'd taken the day off work. Next appointment is 4 days later requiring another day off work. 1 hour wait time to speak to an agent
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Sky  

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