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
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.4 stars
  • Reliability
    2.2 stars

Based on 100 customer ratings since 2022-11-14 (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.

322 Customer Reviews over 9 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    DO NOT and I REPEAT FOR YOU AGAIN, DO NOT SIGN A CONTRACT WITH HYPEROPTIC. The internet drops out all of the time.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My site was listed as ready for installation so I booked an appointment for a Tuesday morning. The engineer arrived, told me the site want actually ready yet and left. I phoned hypertopic who assured me the site would be ready for installation by the following Monday and so booked me another appointment. This time the engineer came and left without informing me and it was up to me yet again to call up to see what is going on. I'm now told that they don't know when the site will be ready.

    Additionally, the customer service is terrible. Be prepared to wait for 20 minutes on hold only to get through to someone who has to then put you back on hold whilst they put you through to the team who can handle your question. This time however you won't get through to anyone, instead you will be put through to their automated answerphone service after which the call will promptly disconnect.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Unfortunately my first week with Hyperoptic was plagued with problems - the phone line didn't work and could only be reset on their end, then the fibre optic line was damaged near Cardiff leading to an entire day without internet, then the service stopped suddenly tonight a whole day after their planned engineering works (with no mention of this extra work!)
    I was with Sky before and even if I didn't have fibre optic, I only had 2 minor issues in 5 years with them.
    Maybe it was just an unluckily bad week but I can't risk this happening again and have cancelled within 30 days. The tech team are friendly though.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    IPTV not working since 2 weeks with fibre connection
    Since last week faster broadband hyperoptic fibre I've not been able to watch anything over IPTV.

    The channels are connecting all the time internet light on



    IPTV used to work fine when I was on normal broadband and the old router, but since last2 weeks nightmare after another!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardifd
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I've been with Hyperoptic for years and have recommended them to many people which is why I now feel a sense of guilt.

    There have been a few occasions where the service has gone down unexpectedly and that's totally fine, no service always works perfectly and whenever I've called the people have been polite and helpful, and the issue was resolved quickly. On the last occasion however ther service went down due to a battery failing (the backup didn't kick in/hasn't been replaced) which led to over half a day without service when it is something that could easily have been prevented, and most recently, on Christmas day itself the service went down. It was the first time in 2 years my family have been together due to the pandemic, and I'd been planning to host virtual parties and movie sessions and games with extended family who couldn't be here due to the rules. When the connection went down I immediately called customer service and don't think I've ever spoken to a more apathetic person. They couldn't have cared less, explained they had no information, advised I'd get an update via text (9 hours later, still no update), advised there was no ETA and I'd just have to wait. All my of Christmas plans came to a halt, I've had no update from Hyperoptic, I can see from twitter someone else's account has gone down hundreds of miles away, and I'm currently calling (40 mins on hold) to try and find out what's going on.

    Hyperoptic used to be the #1 service I'd recommend, but in increasingly uncertain times (working from home, relying on an internet connection to host parties or catch ups) you need reliability more than just speed and I don't think Hyperoptic focus too much on the latter.

    Unfortunately I'd recommend people look elsewhere; Hyperoptic are just getting worse. I still don't know why the service went down, and is **still** down, but it ruined my Christmas plans which had been two years in the making and the customer service couldn't care less. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Terrible customer service. Shoddy workmen who installed. Quite good speeds.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I’ve been with hyperoptic now for a little over 2 months, and I must say I was slightly nervous about signing up for a provider I’d never heard of before.

    The sign up process was very simple and easy. Once the initial payment has gone through, it allows you to book a time for the engineer to come and install the system. Ours was a busy period so we had to wait 6 days, but it was well worth it in the end.

    The engineer was friendly and texted us the night before to let me know exactly what time he was going to arrive. He then asked me where we wanted the broadband installed, and had it up and running in 15 minutes. He even wall mounted it for us! The router looks smart and we’ve had consistently fast speeds with no issues at all!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Queensway
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I don't want this to be a long account, though it could be. In one word: Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

    This company is utterly useless. The internet drops up, the internet is slow when it does work. We bought 1gb, we've never received even a tenth of that! We called multiple times with technical support, wasting hours on all sorts of gibberish and given false promises of improved service. We were then switched to 20mb and then told actually we should try 100mb. Nothing worked. All the same. Rubbish service.

    They outsource technical support to Serbia. And they're technicians operate on an UBER-engineer format. Anyway, total headache. Nightmare.

    This is by far the worst internet service in over 20 years of using the internet. It made me yearn for my dial-up years - at least that was constant. HyperOptic? Hyperrubbish.

    Ben and Tom - you'll be hearing from a lot of angry customers soon.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London Strata
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    An absolutely disappointing service. I got into a contract with them only 3 days ago and woke up today to find no internet and it has happened for the 4th time in 3 days. The guys on the phone could not fix it and need an engineer to visit. I am a working professional and the only times they have available is during business hours for an engineer to visit - that is 9-5 and are providing no flexibility with that.
    I will not recommend this to anyone else - go for more established names instead. I am getting put of the contract since I am still in the 30 day “test phase”. Imagine what would have happened once out of the 1 month period.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Romford
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The customer service I experienced with Hyperoptic was very nice. I have never called, only used their chat service. I have never had to wait for than 2 minutes for someone to chat to. The only times I had to get in touch was to set up the account and at the end of the 12 month period. Very helpful staff. Even the engineer who came to install the socket was helpful and courteous.

    I started with the 1GB account, but only got 270Mbps. There was something wrong with the line. I then changed to the 30mbps one (which was enough for me). One an average, I would get 20-25mbps.

    If you are debating on using them, I highly recommend using them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I am very happy with Hyperoptic. The speed consistently matches the service I ordered. In terms of reliability, there has been only one outage for around 5 minutes in almost 6 months - much better then any other providers. The ordering and install process is straightforward and I did not have any problems with the customer service either. I would suggest adding a static IP option to the package though, to ensure the best possible experience.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hammersmith
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hyperoptic is terrible, choose another company if you have a chance
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Dusan (Hyperoptic)went to Great lengths to sort my problem out but this was a third time of calling customer service was lucky to get the right person Dusan is a top rate customer service operator like most of the customer service operators at hyperoptic thank you
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    you start with an awful installation on your wall, they do not care about your flat. Speed is very variable and forget the marketing published super speed. Customer care does not work, experiencing delays in answering is ordinary. I am moving to another company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Hyperoptic when it works is good, but when it doesn't you may as well jump ship - absolutely catastrophic service - Last month I had no internet for 25 days due to an issue with their equipment as it was in a room which apparently had a rat infestation and apparently the rats chewed through the cable.

    For 25 days little to no updates were provided, and it took a good 22 days to gain access and organise pest control which showed clear lacking of leadership, organisational skills and trying to fix a solution for a service which they claim they provide excellence on.

    At no point did Hyperoptic claim accountability for a mess that was on there part and incontingent planning but rather kept on repeating 'we are sorry for the inconvenience' as part of a robotic speech sheet used within customer service.

    If you seek reliability, do not opt to use Hyperoptic and go with a more reliable and accountable internet company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ordered internet for my new flat and booked in an installation 3 weeks in advance. Engineer never showed up! I contacted them to be told that they weren't coming because they had failed to send risk assessment forms - and they didn't even contact me to tell me! Now nearly a week later and I am still without internet and no booked in installation.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This service allows themselves outtages that 4-5 days long and even more. The customer support treats you like a child and does not give you any information, estimations or compensations. Be ready that if your service is down a "sorry we are doing everything we can" from an agent is a maximum that you will have.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I can’t start to explain the horrendous service I have received from Hyperoptic. So far they are happy to leave me for over 2 weeks without broadband when the error is very clearly theirs. They have no care of concern for the extreme impact this is causing me by not being able to work from home and go about my daily life. Please do not use this company. Provided a much better service previously from sky.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Once again, they let me down MASSIVELY!!!!!!! After moving in my new place 2 weeks ago, I still have no internet and they claim that with a modem already installed, it'll only take minutes to get online. LIES LIES AND MORE LIES!!!!!!!!!! It then transpires from my developer's team that there had been damages to my internet cable which Hyperoptic did not even communicate to me despite my daily calls wasting time with their useless customer service!!! And here I am wasting more time!!!!!!!!!!!! They told my building management they sent me a dongle... about a week ago... guess where that is? NOWHERE... I did not even receive it yet one week later!!!! Today I had to work from home yet again using my mobile 4G which I've already spent way too much money on.. waiting for their engineer to come and fix it!!!!!!!! I was promised the engineer would come today - all my building management were on it, fixing whatever needed to be fixed in order to be ready for the engineer to do his fix today when he came but guess what?!?!?! He did not show up.... they said his name was Steve who did not even bother to call us to let us know... we had to chase him!!!! Now they said they're coming tomorrow and I can't be home tomorrow as you know... people have to work to pay their mortgage and stuff..... And I'm being forced to leave my keys with someone to let him in... I'm not comfortable having to leave my keys with strangers and I can't ask my boss again to work from home.................................. What an utterly useless company this is!!!!!!!!!!! AVOID AVOID AVOID........... THEY ARE USELESS!!! WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER... LITERALLY.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I recently moved apartments and since my last provider EE didn't have fibre option at my new address, i decided to switch. Found out that my new block is hyperoptic enabled. Immediately rang my friend who has been using hyperoptic for last 2 years to know his experience and he not only recommended me for its excellent service but also sent me a referral link which gave both of us £50 statement credit. You can use amarnath21 at gmail if you want referral. it's quite simple - Orders a 12 month subscription, selects 'I was referred' and submits my email address.

    I started from hyperoptics website and it took me less than 5 minutes to complete my request. It was less than a week for me to move to my new apartment and they managed to find a slot for engineer to install my router on my move day so that i would have access to internet as soon as I move which was excellent. Also received all confirmation emails after placing order and on day of installation they kept me updated on the expected time to engineer arrival.

    The installation process was very smooth and took less than 45 min and was done very professionally including discreetly surface - mounting the
    white cabling to the socket to make it look very smart. Within 5 minutes of the installation, internet was up and running.

    I am only on 30 Mbps which costs me only £15 a month as they offered 10% spring discount on top of £50 referral but in my experience so far it's performance is better than 50+ Mbps i have been with Sky, BT and EE in the past. It gives me close to 30 Mbps download speed as promised without any drop-offs.

    Another plus point - Hyperoptics installed dual-band ZTE HyperHub router offers 2 wireless frequencies, 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. You will see a separate Wi-Fi network (SSID) for each band when you view available networks on your device.

    Which band is best for you will depend on your distance from the HyperHub and the layout of your property. I recommend trying your devices on both bands to find the best speeds for you.

    5 Ghz will generally have less interference, and it is likely that 5 Ghz will offer the fastest Wi-Fi speeds if you are in close range of the HyperHub and there are no walls or barriers in the way, whilst 2.4 Ghz may be better if you are more than a few metres away from the HyperHub.

    if you want to read technical reason why they are able to offer better download speed than others...

    In the UK, like in many other countries, ISPs have the rather annoying propensity to call just about everything "fibre-optic broadband." In the case of BT, Sky, and anyone else who resells Openreach's last-mile products, "fibre-optic broadband" nearly always refers to FTTC: fibre to the cabinet. Even Virgin Media advertises its main product as "fibre-optic broadband," despite the fact that it makes a huge stink—often on the same Web page or advertisement as the fibre-optic claim!—about its network using "specially insulated coaxial cables" rather than "regular copper cables."

    With FTTC (BT, Sky, TalkTalk), the fibre terminates at the street cabinet, which could be a mile away, and then a couple of thin copper wires run the rest of the distance to your home. With hybrid fibre-coaxial (Virgin Media), it's a similar story: the optical fibre terminates at a cabinet that could be a mile or two away, and then a coaxial cable runs to your home. In both cases, we're not really talking about fibre-optic broadband: it's either VDSL in the case of FTTC, or DOCSIS in the case of hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC).

    Hyperoptic, which was founded in 2010 by the same two people who founded Be Unlimited in 2004 (Boris Ivanovic and Dana Tobak), is a provider of FTTB: fibre to the basement/building. Again, this isn't quite a pure fibre-optic connection, but it's pretty close. In the case of Hyperoptic broadband, it's gigabit fibre from a nearby BT Openreach exchange to a router in the building's basement, and then they run standard copper gigabit Ethernet from the basement to all of the flats/units/homes/etc. in the building.

    So, while others will catch up with Hyperoptics at some point in future, for now Hyperoptics rule if you want better performing internet at your home.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Hyperoptic for over 24 months now. I am on their fastest speed 1TB. However, the router provided has very weak wi-fi signal so I rarely get half of that speed even when I am right next to the router. My main problem with Hyperoptic is their non-existent customer service and overly aggressive sales practices. A few weeks before your contract is due to expire they usually call you and offer you a price that is usually worse than what is offered to new customers but for convenience I usually just go ahead and renew. Last time this happened Hyperoptic offered a wi-fi extender that is supposed to improve wi-fi signal. This thing makes the wi-signal worse! It is simply impossible to connect to Hyperotic support team to try to resolve the issue. After weeks of trying to call and sending them emails and receiving no response, I will be raising the matter with the regulators and see where this lands. Terrible experience
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service!!! It is taking 6 days to send someone to fix the internet!!! 6 days without internet because of their problem!!
    Their customer service simply say they cannot book anything earlier because they are busy!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    I was very disappointed when, after the purchase, I discovered that what was written in the pamphlet I received at home was a lie. It is written FREE same day activaction but on the next page after payment I discovered that I had space to schedule only 8 days later. I entered the chat and after explaining everything the maximum that was granted to me was a change for 7 days later. A lie to sell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Had for a few weeks and I am very happy with the service. It has been very reliable and the speed is very good. I use mainly wireless so I am on the 100MB package. Couldn't recommend more.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Been over a year. Contract finished, call them and offer me a better package and free upgrade for the modem. The new speed upgrade is amazing and the modem flies! For £25 a month I think it’s a bargain. 2 kids on youtube, streaming a football match, wife on the pc and everyone is happy at peak hours. Defo recommend it!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol Center
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    My building recently went ahead with Hyperoptic, and I decided to take the offer they had and changed from Sky to them. The installation went smoothly and quick. The internet speed is amazing, I check internet speed now and then - and on my 150Mbps package - I get around 125Mbps speed, which is a huge improvement on my previous 9Mbps with Sky. I am very happy so far and have no complaints.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I requested Hyperoptic following an offer of "three months FREE then £22 per month". It took nearly six months to connect the service to my apartment. When my first bill came in Hyperoptic had taken £95 from my bank account. When asked to explain, Hyperoptic said the offer had finished and I was being charged for installation, a partial month payment and a month in advance, at £30 per month!
    As well as lying Hyperoptic broadband is not discernibly faster that that of my previous provider. It also seems to freeze.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Applied for service in January - umpteen surveys later they claim they can’t supply. No tangible reasons given, despite the fact that I’m no more than 10 metres from a Hyperoptix vent, with easy block paving between me and it. Customer service are comprehensively useless and just treat me like a fool, so I will need to escalate to the CEO, Dana Tobak. They need to be regulated - cherry picking houses in a tightly knit neighbourhood is completely unacceptable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Queensway
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible service, wifi hasnt been working for 2 months now, still paying for it! An engineer came to fix it but said he had to leave as he had to have more time. Really dfficult to book an appointment if you work on weekdays. Customer support is horrible, minimum 20 minutes waiting time before a reply. Do not recommend
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    About two weeks ago I wrote very negative review, starting: "Stay away. In years I didn't have such problems with broadband as with Hyperoptic..."
    It appeared that the problem was with a cable between router and socket. After replacing the cable the broadband works fine. I wanted to withdrawn my previous review but I don't know how.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London, SE16
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Stay away. In years I didn't have such problems with broadband as with Hyperoptic. Exctremely slow, not working at all at many times. I complained dozens of times over the phone and through tickets. Tickets - no responses for days. This is the worst internet service that I have had for last 10 years at least
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Repeated outages all year, some have taken almost a week to fix and get internet again (for area not 1 person).

    When working its decent speed, but if you need something reliable when working from home and/or stuck in house due to lockdown its too unreliable don't swap if u need internet for work due to covid.

    Their status page always says the same thing it never changes no updates for what is going just:

    "We’re sorry for the disruption to your Hyperoptic service. Our engineers are currently investigating the cause and will work to restore connectivity as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nottingham
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Something to consider;
    I want to switch providers (been with hyperoptic for over 2years) because my internet has been down for over a month and they have been very slow in organising engineers to come and fix it. Several engineers have come and gone and done minimal diagnostics except for one guy who was the only person who seemed like he knew what he was doing.
    He comes and says there is an issue with the external cable, the team will come and fix it in the next 3 days. Get advised it is fixed and to book an engineer to complete internal wiring in the house. I take the day off work and engineer doesn't arrive! Ring hyperoptic and they said the engineer came and said external cabling issue still isn't sorted, he needs access to the cabinet which he isn't the right person to deal with. So basically wasted my time and day. Not even a phone call to tell me he is not visiting the property.
    No communication whatsoever within the department itself and everytime I ring tech support over the phone it feels like I am speaking to a brick wall; "we will get someone on it". So now it is over a month with NO INTERNET and I have no idea when the issue will be fixed/sorted.
    Overall internet is okay, speed does drop at times but from a customer service aspect, they fail to manage these issues in an efficient manner so I would consider another provider if possible
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ***Day 6 without a working internet connection***

    I signed up to Hyperoptic on the 14/08. The internet connection randomly stopped working on 24/08 - in the middle of the work day.

    I then called Hyperoptic and they advised an engineer is not able to come out to fix the issue until the 08/09 - a full 16 calendar days later.

    16 calendar days without internet is unacceptable - especially for someone WFH! After Multiple calls, emails and complaints to Hyperoptic, I have not received any urgency from Hyperoptic’s end to resolve the issue!

    I am extremely disappointed with this level of service I am receiving from Hyperoptic!

    I now have to spend additional time, money and effort to organise alternative access to the internet while I wait for Hyperoptic to respond. A working internet connection is the minimum standard I expect from an INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER - and Hyperoptic are not able to even provide that.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Comments
    ***Day 7 without a working internet connection***

    Following on from my initial review (posted on 29/08), Hyperoptic are still yet to prioritise getting my internet service back online. I am extremely disappointed with this level of service from Hyperoptic! Over a WEEK without working internet - PATHETIC!

    As such, I will continue to post a negative review for every day Hyperoptic fail to restore my service - so that the community are aware of Hyperoptic’s lack of customer care and abysmal technical support.

    For context (and warning to those considering Hyperoptic):
    - I signed up to Hyperoptic on the 14/08
    - The internet connection randomly stopped working on 24/08 - in the middle of the work day
    - Hyperoptic advised an engineer is not able to come out to fix the issue until the 08/09 - a full 16 calendar days later
    - Multiple calls, emails and complaints have been raised to Hyperoptic - to which I am receiving no urgency to get my service back online

    I have been offered compensation for the days I am without service (FYI: This is a bare minimum regulatory requirement, nothing special!). However, what I have not received is any urgency, or meaningful correspondence, whatsoever from Hyperoptic Support or their Customer Relations Department to restore my internet service.

    Additionally, I am still forced to wait until the 08/09 to get my internet service restored - which is unacceptable! I have to continue to spend additional time, money and effort to organise alternative access to the internet while I wait for Hyperoptic to respond.

    Based on my experience, I would strongly advise against anyone giving Hyperoptic their business.

    Complaint ticket number: 3105783
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We bought the fastest (and most expensive) available hyperoptic package as we were tired with BT's intermittent service. It is indeed fast - but only as long as you are right next to the box. Stroll a couple of yards down the hall to my bedroom and I get less than 0.5mbps download speed. Honestly! What a terrible box they sold us. Does anyone know a provider that can deliver a service in the whole flat?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Central London
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Se16
    Reviewing
    Hyperoptic
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Good unless it goes wrong. Installers were terrible, 0 customer service. Internet has just gone down, will take 2 weeks to get an engineer out. No Phone, No internet for 2 weeks.

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