NOW Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for NOW Broadband.

Recent Customer Ratings for NOW Broadband

  • Satisfaction
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 759 customer ratings since 2019-06-03 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

207 Customer Reviews for NOW Broadband

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I really regret having bought NOW TV Broadband. As we're currently working from home due to the virus, the internet is the one thing we desperately need working and for the last few months its given us nothing but grief. It's so slow that we can't even stream movies so I feel like I'm wasting money on tv subscriptions. I spoke to NOW TV over the phone and they mentioned there was a problem with the box so sent us a new one (customer service was actually quite good and box arrived promptly). But the second it arrived we had exactly the same problem. I originally chose NOW TV because I'd only have to pay £18 a month but its just not worth the money or hassle. I'd be happier paying more with another provider as long as it means we have a reliable internet connection. Please stay away from NOW TV Broadband, I wish I'd read the reviews before buying!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London NOW Broadband  
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!

Its very rare a company gets it so wrong and Now Broadband have got it terribly wrong! When signing up to the service I was aware they said they cannot guarantee speed and I remember that but the problem was the wifi signal. You basically can only get a good signal in the same room with nothing in the way. You can imagine in a house you can't get good internet in most other rooms.

Trying to get through to them was a joke and it took many attempts and ridiculous waiting times only to get cut off and then start the conversation again. Furthermore, no matter how many times I told them that it wasn't the speed they would feed me a line and keep testing the speed.

Finally someone understood and told me I needed to buy a booster. I though that was a joke because they were not providing the service. In the end it took several months and a third party regulator to get £25 credit after suffering 8 months of poor service.

So in conclusion, they may not give you a service, the customer service uses no common sense. they are ridiculously hard to get a hold of. If you want more proof there was a national news article of something terrible that happened because they have no common sense or sympathy. No willingness to try and fix things properly.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London NOW Broadband  
I switched from Sky to Now Broadband a week ago, Sky had hiked their prices and and lengthened the contract to 18 months so time for a change. I cannot get fibre broadband in my village so standard broadband it has to be.
The switch over was very easy,kept my phone number, router arrived recorded delivery in plenty of time for start date, plugged router in at 8.30am on morning of start date and was connected straight away. Been going a week now and getting average speed around 14Mb which is good for my area.
The offer of £18 per month which includes broadband and all inclusive calls is a good deal and I am pleased to have taken this up. No comment on Now TV as I do not have it.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Sheffield NOW Broadband  
The worst broadband ive ever had. Rang them and they said the problem was the box. They sent out a new box. Now this box is causing more problems than the first. They have no clue what they’re talking about. Switching tomorrow. Pathetic LITTLE company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cardiff NOW Broadband  
I'll definately be changing after contract up. Yes great value but i dont like the way they dont let you pay direct debit. My broadband totally off from this morning nothing from them on their website twitter fb disgrace. Yes its different these days covid 19 but not hard put out something just let customers know
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Northern ireland NOW Broadband  
So far so good with NOW . I got myself mixed up when I left Vodafone and changed to NOW due to the Vodafone high prices and they wouldnt reduce them despite loyalty over several years. However put myself through purgatory trying to get my mobile changed to Tesco as NOW dont do mobiles. still not really sure what I an paying or what is included but the staff in Derry NI seem very pleasant .
So time will tell when I find out more ! I am 80 and drilled to not expect too much from the newish technology all around us. It was better and simpler 10 or more years ago.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Howard NOW Broadband  
12 months after using NowTV broadband I will leave my honest review. After being with sky for 12 months I started looking at deals, cheaper the better. Its only 2 of us in a house so I'm not that bothered about speed. But after using it for a full year, how mistaken was I? The offer was brilliant, £18 a month, free land-line calls and 3 months of NOW TV for free. (used it to watch all GAME OF THRONES). It was a slow burn however as everything was sluggish, like a car losing power and needing a boost everytime to start. The speed is very very slow. Netflix, Internet browsing and general usage was terribly slow. Always freezing and could never get any help. I have now switched providers but I won't tell you who as I do not want to seem biased. Just saying they are fibre optic and it is really fast. Now the same deal is £33 a month!!!! LOL. Just to give you an idea of download speed, I tried downloading an update on PS4 which was 24gb,estimated time 24 hours. With my new fibre broadband, took 1 HR 20 mins.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Bradford NOW Broadband  
Where do I start?! Applied online 18th November to move to Now from PlusNet, given a start date of 2nd December during the process. Order failed. Multiple orders subsequently placed, all failed. REPEATEDLY told useless staff issue needed escalating, REPEATEDLY ignored. Ombudsman utter waste of time (industry bias). Finally lost it and emailed CEOs of Now (Sky), BT Openreach, PlusNet etc. Issue resolved by BT Openreach who found an issue between two systems. Still no help from Now other than placing further order. On 11th February Now advised I was entitled to compensation for the delay (114 days from start to end). Bear in mind they didn’t bother to even attempt to resolve the issue, they are now stating that as the start date was not confirmed (it was, albeit during the initial order process and verbally by staff, not by email) I am not entitled to compensation. They subscribe to an ‘automatic compensation’ scheme. Clearly nothing automatic about it, clearly they think it’s acceptable to breach their own policies, clearly a joke of a company. Off to the equally useless Ombudsman again, and the press (having been told by Now that emailing others slows the process which is both ironic and a threat). Their broadband is absolutely nothing to write home about either. Just do yourself a favour, take account of all these poor reviews, they are poor for a reason. Go elsewhere. Honestly. Anywhere but Now. It’s just not worth the stress.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent NOW Broadband  
Hi there,

I signed up for the Now TV broadband package to go activate on Monday 30th March. Unfortunately it didnt go active. So I called to see as to why.

Tuesday 31st I was informed by a gentleman that my account querey will be pushed into 'teir 2' and I would be informed on Thursday 2nd April personally by himself.
I then called again on Tuesday to gain more information about what teir 2 actually is and also in the hope we may have received an update already. Unfortunately no update but a helpful amount of information.
I waited patiently till Thursday 2nd April as discussed. I received no phone call so called up myself and spoke to someone else who informed me that he will personally contact me on Sunday 5th to provide me an update.
Again, I waited patiently until Sunday. After receiving no form of contact by 4pm, I once again called myself. I spoke to a woman who informed me that we're unlikely to hear anything today due to a lot of openreach' branches being closed on Sunday, not to worry thats understandable. I was then infromed it will most likely be Monday 6th April and if theres any update then the relevent team will inform me.
Monday 6th I called again. I called with limited hope, expecting to hear the same old "im sorry" however upon speaking to the gentleman I was informed that they're looking to activate my wifi on 15th April. It also seemed like the gentleman was unsure as to why I havent been told about the date already, almost as if to say, the lady on Sunday could've informed me of that date.
I left the phone call thinking 'Great!' Not becuase I've been given a date but because someone has finally given me some information.
To be honest, I was not best pleased with the date given. I've paitently waited for a week to be told you've got to sit staring at a wall for another 10 days. As I said to the gentleman, this is a bit of a piss take from my perspective. I was recommended to Now TV from a friend who complimented the set-up speed, communication skills and wifi speed. All have been way below par!
Wednesday 15th rolled around, I called first thing to confirm its going live. I was informed that the teir 2 team still have intentions of going live today. As they close at 8pm I decided to call at 7:30 pm and I spoke to another gentleman. The gentleman was amazing! He was honest and considerate of the situation. He apologized on behalf of the complaints team and the teir 2 team. Even though he had nothing to do with either team he was full of useful information. He advised its unlikey to go live on 15th and to sign up for virgin media, then depending on which company can make my wifi go live first to then cancel the other. So I did. He informed me for the first time that all openreach comms lines have been closed since 20th. Why was i not told all this on 31st? I dont know.

From my perspective, the wifi not going active is not specifically anyone's fault. I understand that given the times that we're in, everyone is understaffed and you have to prioritize others. However... this is completely unacceptable, no comms from Now TV, all from me. Over 300 minutes of my time chasing for information.
Between 30th and 6th I have used all the data on my 4G plan, as had my flat mate. My flat mate was meant to be working from home since Tuesday 31st. As he has been unable to, he has been forced to take some holidays and some unpaid leave. After telling Now TV about that, they decided to do sweet nothing about it. Following all this i dont believe that teir 2 is actually a team but uf they are, they need to pick up the phone and be clear with the customer to stop them getting irate.

I'd like to say, all the staff i have spoken to have been extremely polite and friendly. And after each phone call I clarified that I was not having a go at the individual I was just venting at them. The last gentleman I spoke last actually thanked me for being polite to the staff even though i was angry.

Many Thanks
Harry Moss
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Macclesfield NOW Broadband  
Painfully slow and impossible to speak to anyone in person
NOW Broadband  

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