Cuckoo 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 Cuckoo.

Overall Customer Ratings for Cuckoo

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

Based on 18 customer ratings since 2021-01-18

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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.

8 Customer Reviews

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dundee
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    9 days and no broadband. Only gave customer services a rating as they answer the phone promptly and try to help
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    At first Cuckoo seemed like a breath of fresh air in an antiquated industry: good speeds, flat pricing that never changes and great customer service.

    Since being acquired, I assumed my price (£29.99 per month) would decrease in line their lowest contract price (£27 per month), having been a customer for over 3 years. However this has been not the case, and more shockingly they are actually discontinuing my service, presumably as I am no longer in their consolidated network and can no longer make money from me.

    The new ISP they are handling us over to does not fill me with confidence, having a 1.2/5 score on ISPreview, and not only that - I currently cannot get on their website to see their prices, presumably there’s lot of other people in the same position as me, so very much in the dark. I have a full time job and young family so having to find a new ISP is definitely not something I am looking forward to doing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Cuckoo broadband started off life during the COVID pandemic hoping to disrupt UK broadband but since growing it has failed to upscale.

    I have been a cuckoo FTTP (Fibre to the house) customer since 2021. Back in 2021 Cuckoo had…

    1 month rolling contract
    Cuckoo Compass (1% goes to charity)


    Cuckoo resells TalkTalk Wholesale Broadband. This means when things go wrong they are dealing with TalkTalk on your behalf. This seems good at first but trust me I’m currently experiencing 5 days of downtime and during this time Cuckoo sent 3 routers and my property fibre is still offline. I work from home. This outage has impacted my job. It’s impacted me and it’s made a really bad impact on my life. I’ve had to call and chase Cuckoo for updates on the fault and the glassdoor reviews seem to hint there has been a change of staff. When I had a fault in April 2022 it was fixed very quickly. In December 2023 I’m still without internet. Cuckoo has agreed for me to pay half the bill this month and then I’m migrating to a different ISP.

    Cuckoo let me down big time. Poor customer service I personally blame on the baptism by fire approach cuckoo uses to let individuals who are being trained daily dealing with tech support calls not being able to even diagnose a fault on a broadband line. Cuckoo needs to rethink its training.

    In 2023 cuckoo offers
    12 month contract
    Cuckoo Compass has been discontinued.

    I can’t see a benefit to using Cuckoo over going direct to TalkTalk atleast then you might get realtime feedback on a fault!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshire
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Cuckoo for two and a half years. I have a 1Gb FTTP £55pm deal with them. The speed is brilliant, it is reliable and unlimited. Great for a house with lots of devices and a family of users streaming and doing Teams meetings. The customer service has been strong, it is UK based with staff who are articulate and empowered. A little better than Zen who used to be strong , but have drifted down from where they were originally. However, both a country mile better than BT who were utterly and consistently deeply frustrating and incompetent. My Cuckoo contract is a rolling monthly deal and the price has remained fixed. It started £5 more expensive than BT but is now heaps cheaper as there are no RPI+3% automatic contracted increases that BT introduced alongside a 2 year contract you became a prisoner to. I have fallen for BT sales team's pitch over two 24 month contracts but never ever again. So much better not to be a prisoner to their commercial whims, terrible fractured service and RPI+3% price hikes. The Tech support team at Cuckoo are genuinely into what they do and most times go the extra mile, rather like Zen used to be. So you get what you pay for and my blood pressure is way lower with Cuckoo than with BT. I cannot comment on the cheap and cheerful packages as the 1Gb deal is £55 per month but it is good value if you need reliable tech for remote working.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Canterbury
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Been with Cuckoo for over a year, the broadband and the router they provide are OK although they are not the cheapest in the market but they do have a rolling contract. We recently moved to a new location and contacted them over 2 weeks in advance as they ask for 14 working days for moving your internet. They gave us a later date to go live so basically we had to stay internetless for few days which was tolerated. Few days later they contacted us to say there was a mistake and postponed the live date to few days ahead due to their own mistake.. No compensation or trying to solve the issue was offered.. They are now askius to be at home in a different date, losing a day's work on our expenses and being without internet fir few more days while they made a mistake and we have to pay for it. Contacting the contact center was complete waste of time, I spent 36 minutes waiting in line to get to a representative that could only say he is sorry but there is nothing he can do. I have asked to escalate the case to a supervisor /manager and was promised that within 24 hours someone will get back to me.. That have been 4 days ago (I guess 24 British hours are longer than in the rest of the world). Currently looking for other providers that actually care about their clients.. Stay away from this company, unless you are really a Cuckoo!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I have found Cuckoo to be completely awful.
    I did not find their communication at all effective when I was with them, they took weeks to set up the service and several months later, after I cancelled the account, it got even worse.
    I never owed any money. I just wanted a reasonable service and product.
    I was threatened with account cancellation, even after the account had been cancelled by me and confirmed as such by Cuckoo.
    A month later, I was threatened with disconnection again due to them not being able to take payment for a service they no longer supplied
    I was threatened with additional costs for engineer visits that I didn't want or need.
    I was even threatened with referral to a debt collection agency for not returning their router while waiting for them to supply the packaging to do so, which, to date and more than two months since I left, they still have not been able to do.
    So far, a total of more than 50 emails and in all those emails, I do not believe I communicated with the same person twice.
    I will not be using them ever again and would not recommend them to my worst enemy
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Overall, not bad. There were issues with my installation. This was an OpenReach problem. The engineer communicated poorly with them so Cuckoo communicated poorly with me. Through it all I had a mix of good customer service and poor custome service - so only 4 stars instead of 5. I am only 200m from my FTTC equipped cabinet and yet my broadband speed is only 30mbps. No one is willing to do anything about that which, unfortunately, says a lot about the nature of broadband supply in the UK.
    The connection is good for what it is though.
    At £30 per month it is a bit expensive but, for people like me who are only looking for a few months before moving, it is a great deal. I really think that their 12 month contract should be cheaper though. If it was £25pm then I would give them 5 stars and take them with me when I move.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Cuckoo
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Poor connection, speed no where near what they promised.

    Over-priced and resold Talk Talk service. Might as well go direct. Certainly not worth paying extra just for a router that you can name the wifi network on. What a joke,

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