BT 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 BT.

Recent Customer Ratings for BT

  • Satisfaction
    3.2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3.1 stars

Based on 3041 customer ratings since 2021-07-06 (Show all time ratings)

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3,292 Customer Reviews over 83 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    newham
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    just to say
    they offer vouchers that never come i was meant to get 2 sainsbury vouchers never happened!!!
    try to call them or respond plain ignorance rest assured i will never sign up with them again, not for the service but fraudulent advertisement!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    carlisle
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    after giving bt 15 years of being a loyal customer,i was forced to go part time at work,i phoned them last october to see if there was anything they could help me to reduce the monthly cost,they reduced my account by £10,i have now been made redundant and need to move away from my place and live with my brother and sister in law,i phoned bt yesterday to stop my service,and they are charging me £113.27 until next october,they said i changed my contract,when i get my own place and get on my feet again,i will never ever use bt again for anything
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Grantham
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    They advertise as the most reliable WiFi signal. This is not the case.
    I switched from Virgin Media due to rising cost. Never had any issues with the WiFi signal with Virgin. When I switched to BT I gave it a week or so to let equipment settle down. However broadband kept dying several times a day. After a few weeks and phones calls and eventually an email to their complaints department I finally got some testing on line that determined Hub was faulty. New hub installed. However, WiFi signal is terrible. I use BT app on phone to check service regularly as devices will disconnect and my phone often says switching to mobile data (as I have it set on poor WiFi to use mobile data), This is even when sat in same room as BT hub. Once year is up will be finding different provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    My following comments are not really about the reliability or the quality of BT's products, but more so to do with what happens when something goes wrong, for example, when suddenly none of your phones work and your broadband works intermittently. The "offshore" service, on this occasion, were absolutely useless. The young lady, from somewhere in India, whilst irritatingly polite, (mentioning my surname a minimum of five times in one sentence), never seemed to offer and straight answers to any of my questions and yet,skilfully skirted around them, with well rehearsed "scare tactics," suggesting that I would be charged £120, should the engineer discover that it's not BT's fault. Never got any satisfaction after a full hour's frustration and aggravation. Eventually, having "had enough," I insisted on being put through to a UK based technical team who talked me through a few checks. Eventually I discovered and corrected, (by process of elimination and from my own skills set),the fault itself. It was a failed ADSL filter, which costed me £1.99 from the local "sells everything" shop. Come on BT, you gotta try harder. If you have to use offshore call centres, then, for goodness sakes, train them properly !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scotland
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Mistakes after mistakes
    Transferred from Sky to BT on 18th November retaining my old number only to find out on 21st November they gave me a new number.

    Customer service has been terrible trying to resolve this and I won’t have my proper phone number back until 5th December (large pinch of salt taken) so I would be very wary of any service commitments they make.

    They also tried to charge me £25 for the privilege of sorting out their cockup.

    Disastrous so I would strongly advise against them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Very expensive
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Appalling lack of clarity when getting broadband installed. I ended up taking days off work to wait at home for engineers that never turned up.

    Please I urge anyone reading this to never get BT internet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rhodes Minnis
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    While my connection is fairly reliable the speed is very poor - usually between 1 an 2 mbps. this makes it impossible for me to upgrade things like my TV or anything else that relies on good broadband speed. Even 5 mbps would help!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambuslang
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Cant run more than 2 xbox ect.
    I have bt best broadband £80 a month. It rubbish
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tameside
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Good but now flawed. I like BT and have had MUCH better speeds than when I was with Sky. However, recently when I've needed help I have been treated VERY badly by customer services. I don't like being spoken to as though I was an idiot. When my contract runs out I will be looking to change providers.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    swanmore Hampshire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    BT signed me up for 55 MBPS. and charged me for that rate, in fact I Only Achieve 18MBPS download and 2.3 mbps upload.
    So basically being charged for speed I am Not getting. But BT come up with excuses I am to far away from the exchange. Though they never told me that when I signed UP.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bolton
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    A word of advice to anyone thinking of using BT. Unless you really want it don't subscribe to BT Sport, even though it may be 'free'. HIf you decide to change supplier the don't automatically cancel the sports package. They send you a message stating that they'll switch you to full priced BT Sport lite at £13.50 a month, unless you ask to cancel it. This means you have no option but to contact them. When you ring you'll be put through to a customer service adviser who would make the hardest of 1980s double glazing salesmen blush. After 15 minutes of screaming at him to just cancel the sports package he then informs you that there is a 30 day cancellation clause for which you'll be charged the £13.50. What a con
  • Reviewer
    Location
    NI
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Wow I never knew how bad BT were until I tried to contact them. BT are a communications provider.....Right? So why is it impossible to communicate with them? I spent a full day from 9 am to 7.45 pm trying to speak to the options team, who are so named no doubt because it's their option whether they feel like picking up the phone!! I called wanting to discuss my increasing bill and to see if they could match a deal from Talk Talk and eventually someone picked up the phone. I explained that I was being offered the same broadband speed, unlimited, including anytime calls and TV for less than I was being charged by BT for broadband and evening and weekend calls. The response was that Talk Talk are terrible with nonsense reasons why I shouldn't go to them like they would cut me off if I used over £20 of calls! Really my phone provider would cut me off for using the phone? They said I could have a £5 reduction in my bill but they would take away my evening calls!!! Excuse me? Horrendous and they don't care about customers. They have lost this one permanently. Don't touch with a barge pole.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Within a few months of signing up for an 18 month fixed 35 pound a month contract, the fee began rising. Eventually within 12 months that cost had risen to 50 pound. I spoke to their call centre about this where I was belittled, laughed at and told I was in contract so couldn't change without fees.

    The speed as advertised was fast, but the customer service was atrocious and unacceptable.

    I do not wish to subsidise their ridiculous football package options and rural BB customers so have decided to go elsewhere for half of the price and the same BB speed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    After discussing about a better deal than the one that was offered online, I agreed to having fibre broadband on the deal that was discussed. The fibre was activated and I expected my bill to be what was discussed. However this was not the case and my bill was now £10 extra than expected. When I contacted BT over this issue, they denied all knowledge of me having any discussion over a better deal even though I have proof of this. They told me I could cancel my contract but it would cost me over £300 pounds.
    I can't help but feel mugged and ripped off!
    I should have stayed with SKY as they were faultless before!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swadlincote
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Had an issue with my fibre optic internet as speed that were initially excellent dropped to a level that were somewhere between dial up and slow broadband (closer to dial up). Suspecting a problem with the crap BT homehub 3 I phoned BT and was actually told "that's just the way it is" basically "live with it". I changed the wireless router for an ASUS model and presto the hi speed fibre optic internet was back. Now the whole inifinity network has gone down where I live and yet when you do the on line service test it shows "no problems in your area" - which kind of contradicts the "service status" page on the website that shows that there is. 2 days and no internet - all they do is push it back another 4 hours every time they miss a deadline. Omni shambles.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Preston
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The broadband speed is brilliant but only had it a week and the service has gone down in my area and they don't know when it will come back on! Plus I keep getting cut off every time I ring up!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Hobson's choice here with service providers. In general though the 20Mbs speed is acceptable and the service is generally reliable. However, the biggest bug-bear ever is the VERY poor customer service. They simply don't care. If it can't be answered in 5mins and from a script then forget it! I've been 2 weeks and counting with an issue and passed from pillar to post and all just want to get you / me cleared off their books just to satisfy their KPIs. Forget actually resolving the problem!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London EC1
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Our Fibre Optic box shared with other occupiers of our small building in London EC1 was isolated as the probable fault as to why only our office and no one else in the building had no internet. Monday we made contact. It was almost certainly a switch that needed to be pushed at Open Reach's end but they could not do this without a job no. This took 3 days to organise. The engineer then arrived late one afternoon and did his best but could not determine the fault and had to return to another job. It turns out that it ialmost certainly is the OR switch and we hope after over a week without internet , it will soon be fixed. Meanwhile, we installed a Vodaphone 5G system as back up-even if China can allegedly interfere with this! It seems to be performing better that fibre optic so we we may ditch OR. I hate poor service as my busibness would not survive if we gave this so I happy to ditch OR and never depend on them again at the first opportunity-JP
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochdale
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The broadband we get is very good. BT customer service however is beyond poor.

    Issue started when I couldn't access BT sport through the app. Was told I had to "refresh" my package to reactivate. Told I would receive an email through later that day stating I had taken out a new contract by to ignore it. I did. No prizes for guessing that they had extended my contract without permission.

    I have since had 7 calls with BT going round in an infuriating circle. Agreed new package, didn't put in place. When did charged me a sport cancellation fee when I was out of contract. On hold for 40 mins then cutting off (twice). Indian call centre with translation issues.

    Eventually sorted the new contract only because they gave me 50% off & because the infinity broadband is God - otherwise would have gone elsewhere for sure.

    Couldn't possibly recommend the company based on these awful levels of customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rhymney
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    My broadband has been ok. However there was a problem when I wanted to add a new device to my broadband.

    Partly my own fault as I lost my password... however trying to get a reset is absolutely impossible!

    The Internet page is completely useless and you have to wait over 40 mins for an answer from 1 of the 4 people who work there and the automated services is a complete joke.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    N ireland
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Trying to use hot spots and every time I ring to find out why I cannot get sorted they say my account needs to be activated. Then they tell me it’s sorted to log in and I then get locked ou so they tell me to ring back in 30 minutes and it starts all over again. Awful Awful customer service. Still not sorted.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Unreliable.
    When it works, it's ok, but sometimes it dies right at the time you need it and it's very annoying.
    It's still better than Sky but nowhere as good as BT was.

    Also, another problem with the Internet is that when someone uploads a file, Internet in whole house becomes unusable, so we have to use 3G internet for it instead. Not only does upload make the internet unusable, but it's also very slow and even not very big files take ages to upload!.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worthing, UK
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have recently tried to move from BT, as we have new providers in the area. Their contract terms are impossible - exit fees are outrageous. Even after they increased their prices and gave us 30 days to exit without penalty they changed the exit period so I would have had to move same day or face over £350 penalties.

    The customer service agent didn't care and told me 'we're not the cheapest and we don't price match' - this can only be said by a company who have you cornered or provide a level of service that's exceptional and worth the extra. BT's service isn't all that!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    milton keynes
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I wanted to post this as a complaint on their site but before I had finished posting it, it was already closed. Showing they clearly care about your feedback. I can't be bothered to change this text so that's it's not directly addressing them but I want to post this to get this off my chest. So keep that in mind.
    My situation was this, I am currently using BT in my apartment and have been doing so for a year and a half. Recently, I bought a new house and the keys to the house would be handed to me on the 19th October. In anticipation for this day, I went to the BT website on the 6th of October and had ordered for new broadband to be set up for the 22nd in this new house. On the 13th, the week before, I received an email saying that this order had been cancelled. Confused, I called in to BT to try and understand the situation. I explained my circumstance to the person on the phone and asked him what could have been the reason for the cancellation, and he said he did not know. I then asked him if it was possible that the people who were currently staying in the house who were about to move out, were the ones who cancelled it and he said it was possible. Okay I said, I could see how if the previous tenants got a call saying that their internet was going to be changed (granted that it was going to be taken over on a date where they would not be in the house) then I could see how a mix up could occur. I asked the man on the phone if it would be possible to make the order again and which time it would be best to do so. He said that it would be alright to make the order right away if I knew I was definitely going to be at the house by the 19th. I said I was sure I would be in the house by then, but I wanted him to be sure that I could make this order and this would not happen again. He assured me that it would be fine. We make the order again and I can see that it was made for the 27th of October. This is a lot far down than I would like it to be but I thought it was fine if this is the best time they could do and I know things are stressful at the moment so I don’t want to push anything.
    A week passes and the weekend before the 27th comes around and I receive no notice of BT making their order which I thought was odd as I thought BT would always give me small reminders that they were coming. Especially when you compare it to all the process of all furniture shops and gadget shops that I’ve been seeking patronage from for this new house as this is the standard process for all of them.
    The 26th comes around and the delivery of my equipment has not been made yet. I track my order online and above it says that my order is cancelled but below it looks as if my order is still on track for my house. Confused, I call into the BT help desk to ask them what the true status of my order is. The guy checks my order and says he noticed the cancellation that was made before but that this current order is still on track but there were just some delays. He said that it should really arrive the next day or the day after. I feel relieved as he has reassured me that the order was still on track and happy that I could finally set up my internet so that I could move in and get my house together while working from home.
    The next day comes and nothing arrives, and no email or text message arrives telling me they are still making the delivery. I decide to call in again to reconfirm that the order is definitely on its way only to be told that this new order was actually cancelled by the previous people again and it was done on the 15th. Now I am seriously confused and frustrated and extremely disappointed. I tell the assistant I had not received any message indicating that this had happened and that someone had told me yesterday that the order was on its way. She apologizes profusely and says there’s nothing she can do except make the order for me again and that it should come on the 10th of November. I ask her if there is any way she can move it up and she says no. I feel really dejected at this point so the lady encourages me to call in until someone makes a cancellation and I can take their spot. I felt a bit better after hearing this and decided that I would try.
    Now today comes which is the 28th of October, and I decide to call in to first check the status of my order to confirm it is definitely on its’ way and to see if there were any cancellations. The man that answered assured me that the order is on its way but told me there was no way for me to take the spot of cancellations and move up my date. I told him this was not what was told to me the day before and he tells me that the lady must have been wrong. Again, I feel dejected again and he apologizes by giving my £10 credit for my phone (which I won’t use) and that he will lodge a complaint for me but frankly, both things don’t make me feel better about the situation.

    Now I completely acknowledge my fault in trying to order the internet before I had fully moved into my new house. I should not have assumed that because I had paid for the house, had a date set for when we would exchange keys and know that the tenants were definitely moving out that the process would have been smooth and without hiccups. However, I wish to address the parts that were lacking on the BT side and were improvement could be added.
    1. Communication – the first problem stems from the fact that I did not receive an email or text message or a phone call or anything letting me know of the second cancellation. Had I been allowed to know immediately after, I would have waited for the 19th to come, knowing we had full rights to the house (so there should be no reason for a new cancellation), and made a new order where it wouldn’t take so much time for my internet to be installed.
    2. Staff collectively and consistently knowing the process – As I stated above, I talked to several people within BT in order to sort this out and I was given very different information from all of them. If it was a situation where I stayed quiet and just accepted everything at face value, then I wouldn’t make such a fuss for this point. But that was not the case, I constantly asked questions in order to reassure or reconfirm my suspicions. I asked the first guy if it were possible that the order could be cancelled again, and he said it would not. I asked the second guy if the order was still on track and he said that it was. I asked the third lady if I could call back and move up my installation date, if there was a cancellation and she said that I could, only to be told by the 4th guy that I can’t. What is going to happen if I call the 5th time? What is going to be contradicted now? This is the genuine paranoia that I have been left with and it will not fade until I am sure there is internet in my house. I understand staff having flexibility to appease their customers but knowing what limits can and cannot be set should be understood by all in order to not create any confusion.
    3. Lastly, making the process faster – I am not going to lie, this point comes from a more selfish request, but I still want to be able to voice it. I understand that fulfilling orders can be hard especially in a time where we are in lockdown and we are supposed to be appeasing to social distancing rules but I find it so frustrating when I have ordered something and it is consistently pushed back more and more and more. I made this order early because I wanted to make sure everything could be organised. If there is internet not only could I start living in the new house and effectively put furniture together, but I could start working properly from home for the new job that I just acquired. I would not have to spend money on bus tickets or expensive taxis so that I can be there in time for furniture orders just to go back through the same method to my apartment for work. I would not have to spend exorbitant amounts of energy going from my apartment to my house and back again just to sort things out. I wanted to sort out my apartment so that it could be left in good condition and I could get my full deposit back. I most importantly I wanted my house to be sorted out before my family came for the holidays.
    Overall, I think that BT internet has been exceptionally good however you have issues when it comes to first delivering that service to people. I have lived in different places for work and education and this issue with delivery is not the first time I’ve experienced this. There was even a time where I ordered for your broadband service and it did not start working until after about 2 months and a half and this was mainly due to the fact the house was not suited for the broadband that I wanted, so someone had to come in and physically install it. Waiting at this point was not an issue because I had access to the BT public Wi-Fi, so I was able to do the things I needed to do and the situation wasn’t so dire. However, at this new house the signal is so bad that I cannot connect to anything and therefore I can’t do anything. This issue where the house is not suited for the broadband that I want, could happen again but I would not know until I try to get the internet started and that would lead to more waiting which again will just make me more frustrated. I am not expecting any improvements on my situation to be made I just wanted to voice my frustrations in the hope that in the future, me or anyone else do not have to go through this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    If you get a UK based call centre when you call BT then you will be helped quickly and professionally. If you get an Indian based call centre which 9 times out of 10 you will then just hand up because they are USELESS!! i have never had such poor customer service then when i call up BT and get an Indian telling me to do the same stupid speed tests over and over again when all i need to an engineer to come out. Absolute trash customer service (unless you get a UK call centre)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Mytchett
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    WOW.
    What an awful company.
    I switched over from Sky Broadband last May, as the current infrastructure only offered me up to 2Mbps, in reality it was only 0.7Mbps.
    BT had a fibre backbone, so could offer much higher speeds. I clocked it at around 79Mbps.
    After 2 missed appointments, and 2 days off work on my part, I finally had it installed. As a goodwill gesture for wasting my time, the guy on the phone offered me my first 3 months free, which I agreed was acceptable.
    After 3 months I got a huge bill for around £190. So I called their ridiculous phone system, and on the 3rd or 4th try managed to speak to someone. They denied all knowledge of this promise of 3 months free, and I urged them to listen back to the phone call as I would like the goodwill gesture that I was offered. They said they would listen to the call, and call me back within 7 working days. 7 days passed, no phone call. I called again (through THAT phone system) and asked why I hadn't received a call. No knowledge of the request. Great. Apologies, blah blah, they will call me back within 48 hours. No call. Getting angry now.
    After a few calls on different days, trying to get somewhere, I gave up hope. Very angry at this point.
    So I had a moment of madness and decided to email Mr Ian Livingston.
    He replied back within about 20mins saying he was very sorry and would pass my details onto a 'top level customer service manager' - sounded promising.
    Sure enough, the next day I had a call from a lovely lady. She said she was sorry I've had such a bad start with BT, and that she didn't need to listen to the original call. She will refund all the charges so far, including the late payment fees (I refused to pay a penny until it was resolved).
    So, as of 1st October 2013, I was about £4 in credit.
    Wonderful result!!
    Alas, it has gone downhill from there.
    My standard month bill is £44.45, Infinity 2 + line rental.
    I don't have a phone connected to the phone line, and BT Infinity 2 is unlimited - so I know what my bill will be each and every month.
    Unfortunately the BT computer system doesn't see it this way.
    I had a letter saying "You are using more than you should, so we are increasing your monthly payment to £70 to cover this".
    I was furious.
    Every month I call them, speak to managers, other staff, explain the whole story time and time again. I have been on the phone for 2hrs more than once and not got anywhere.
    They have taken a total of £350 over the last 5 months (5 x £70), instead of £207.25 (5 x £41.45).
    So I figured they owe me £142.75. They refute this.

    Another thing is they generate a quarterly bill, which I wasn't told when I entered into a contract. I am also on what they call 'Monthly Billing' as opposed to a standard Direct Debit, all because I wanted the DD to exit my my account on a specific date. This practice is standard in the 'Utilities Industry', apparently. Which is funny because I don't have this problem with my gas and electricity providers.
    By having a 'Monthly Plan' (they tell me) that the amount can be adjusted by them each month as they see fit. BS.

    All I wanted was a bill each month for my usage. Whether that's in advance or not, I don't really care, because I KNOW what that bill will be because I CAN'T go over my allowances due to it being unlimited and not having a phone connected.

    I had my final call about a week ago, and after 2 hrs I asked to speak to the cancellation department. After another lengthy hold, and explaining the whole story AGAIN, the adviser said I couldn't cancel as there was an outstanding debt on the account and I need to speak to billing first. I was furious.
    An outstanding balance?? When I am owed over £140??? I couldn't believe it.
    Again I was put on hold, back to billing. On hold waiting for a manager... Explain the whole story YET AGAIN... Either he hangs up or we get cut off.

    .........

    Speechless.

    So, I'm still at odds as to what to do.
    No matter how many times I speak to them, or who I speak to, I never seem to get anywhere.
    Heaven knows how much time and money I have spent calling them from my mobile.

    To add insult to injury, Sky released their own fibre service about 2 months into my BT contract.

    On another note, 3 weeks ago some nice person decided to crash their car into the green BT node at the end of the street, severing internet and phone connections to my whole street. This is not BT's fault I know, but it took around 2 weeks to fix, with no email or phone call to apologise. I called them to ask why I very rarely saw an Openreach engineer at the crash site. They said they would look into it...

    Internet is back now, so I'm expecting a refund for the 2 weeks I had no Infinity 2. What do you think my chances are?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    BT is one of the big providers, so service and speed are okay. Customer service has been okay too - when the engineer finally did come out, they actually managed to fix our problem.

    However, prices rise a lot each and every year (and they’re most definitely not currently even trying to support their customers during a cost of living crisis, because they just emailed to say that from April 2022, they’re increasing their prices well above and beyond the Consumer Price Index rise, to perfectly co-incide with the new tax (levy), rise in the gas price cap , and many other cost of living issues). BT only cares about profit and not its customers. Sadly, there aren’t that many providers to chose from. I wish they cared more and didn’t increase their prices by so much at this difficult time for so many.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glossop
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Tend to get knocked off-line once or twice a week though it does re-connect very quickly.
    Checked speed today - 37.51Mb - this is supposed to be infinity fibre optic!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    nottingham
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I am on option 3 and took out Bt as I was promised 4mg.I have always got 2 or 2.5,until it hit the decks a few weeks ago at 0.06!!!!!
    After a new hubb and filters Bt engineer came out today and saw that my Bt extention was installed with thin internal wire and had perished on the outside of the house.He said i would never have got good broadband with that wiring.They have now put the correct wiring in and a new linebox which doesn,t require filters.
    Straight away speed is up to 2.2 and am told it should settle to about 3.2 mgs over the next 10 days.
    customer services told me there was nothing wrong with my connection a month ago.Two weeks ago someone else at customer services confirmed that my line had a problem.
    seems i have had the wrong wiring for 6 years which was ok until I tried to run broadband off it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Daventry
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    At first I was happy with BT I felt I was getting a great deal, landline and unlimited Internet fibre optic for £46 a month. After a year when my contract ran out they offered me a contract phone for £17 a month with 6gb a month, I took the offer and was also offered for £5 extra I would get unlimited data, I refused it at first thinking I didn't need it due to having my WiFi, but 6gb didn't last long and I noticed when I tried to connect to my BT router it would only connect for 10 seconds and stop and then I would have reconnect again and ive done that ever since I got the contract which was months ago. I remembered the woman offering me unlimited data for £5 a month and I rang up to enquire about the deal, the first guy had nothing on it and connected me to someone else who said to me they don't do unlimited data at all, so either he was unsure of this offer and unlimited data or I was about to get scammed even though the woman knew all about my contract with BT. So in the end I'm stuck with this phone that runs out of data in about 3-4 days which connects to the router for 10 seconds each time and it's a 2 year contract. In the end BT offered me 15gb of data for £27 a month. That's a rip off I've seen better deals on better phones for just £3 more. So either BT fixes my issues or once my contract is over I will be paying someone else for their services which I'll also be recommending to my friends and family too.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northumberland
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Have been with BT for many years but will probably go else ware when my contract is up. There customer service is terrible and know one cares
    When you take out you contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Louth, Lincs
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have just sent the following to the BBC: Well, it's 2014, I have high-speed broadband, and I can't listen to The Archers on iPlayer because it cuts out every few seconds, sometimes coming up with the 'insufficient bandwith' message. This is for radio, not TV! I'm sending the same email to BT. No doubt you'll both blame each other. Either way, it's a disgrace in this day and age.
    Livid of Louth. So now I leave it to you guys - who's going to take the blame, the Beeb or BT? I'm told I have 40meg download speed, and yet I can't stream a radio programme...???
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sherborne, Dorset
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Terrible broadband performance at around 0.3Mbps being delivered after a recent housemove.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    3 months now with BT infinity. Cannot get signal round the house despite their stupid advert on TV. Internet drops almost daily (not according to them) and modem constantly needs re starting. They blame the microwave!!!! modem is 40cm from my laptop so no interference. Can get engineer out but if they can't find a fault then I will have to pay £129 added to my phone bill. 9 more months and then I'm out....
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I have been with bt for years but very dissapointed the way i was treated. Very poor customer service with rude unhelpfull advisors. Switched to another operator now. Very dissapointing bt!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Egremont, Cumbria
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Nothing but trouble - needed new land line installing, needed customer services to get modem working and to get wireless connectivity working (got no benefit from the "n standard speed" hub because had to downrate to 11 mbps at "g" to get wireless to work at all) and I only receive 0.9 mbps versus 6.5 mb promised.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rosyth
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Shocked and disappointed by the results of the speed test
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Warwickshire
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst company ever!! Had broadband and landline problems for over 11 months. My broadband drops out over 100x a day! Also when the broadband cuts off so does my landline. Every time I ring to get the issue resolved the " tech " department runs a "test " tells me I'm a liar and there is nothing wrong with it then puts the phone down on me... the only time you get to speak to someone in the same country as you is if you ring to cancel ironically... i have had numerous engineers out for nothing to be fixed and still paying FULL PRICE. One of the engineers had crossed over my landline so someone with plus net had my number and I had nothing.. still being charged for the phone calls they made!! I've made complaint after complaint. Somehow ended up with bt sports package I asked to cancel that. Never got done I was made out to be a liar over asking to cancel that too. Avoid at all costs. I'd rate 0 stars if I could the company is a disgrace
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hollywell
    Reviewing
    BT
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I recently (Nov.5th) 'Upgraded' to a more expensive package from BT and ever since my download speed has collpased, but my upload speed has doubled???

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