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BT broadband review

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BT broadband review

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BT customer reviews

5.0

"We lose internet connection very, very occasionally but never for long. On the whole I am delighted with the service."

5.0

"Slower speeds than advertised but still pretty fast."

5.0

"reliable and fast. Annoying to have to renegociate a reasonable cost for service when contract ends."

EE broadband review

EE customer reviews

3.0

"Bad connection but perfect otherwise."

3.0

"Good price but the speed can be slow and there are outages at least once, sometimes more per week."

5.0

"Excellent reliability, good price and no hassling from customer services to take up new/added services."

Vodafone broadband review

Vodafone customer reviews

5.0

"Good performance and good reliability at a fairly good price."

5.0

"Very fast speed and low cost fibre, however router is a little less user friendly than others."

4.0

"Good provider yet slightly slower speeds than expected."

Virgin broadband review

Virgin Media customer reviews

4.0

"Easy good set up, very fast though drops out quite often it comes back relatively quickly. After the initial year it is very expensive."

5.0

"They are very personal with their service and care about what I need from them. If I have any queries, I know I will be seen to immediately and given the greatest care."

2.0

"They need to improve the reliability of the service. Lately, my broadband has been dropping out too often and for too long."

Sky broadband review

Sky customer reviews

4.0

"Speed sometimes is so slow that it makes using the internet unbearable."

5.0

"Excellent service, pricing OK, fast and have never had any issues."

4.0

"Very reliable, although the speed does vary from time to time."

Now broadband review

NOW TV customer reviews

1.0

"Good deals available and cashback offered. Good signal/speeds available but activation time/instructions could be clearer."

1.0

"Good value, good customer service, sometimes a little slow."

2.0

"It's good, but we have experienced issues with the connection."

TalkTalk broadband review

TalkTalk customer reviews

4.0

"Reliability mainly. Been with talk talk for many years and there has been very few breakdowns in service. The cost could do with lowering a bit though."

4.0

"It would say how everything is ok, its nothing amazing but its ok speeds and reliability for us."

4.0

"It is good, good price, pretty reliable only issue is customer service is not great. Bad line and did not ring back when they said they would. Also a bit rude."

Plusnet broadband review

Plusnet customer reviews

5.0

"They are great value for money and the connection is very good."

4.0

"Reliable fibre-optic broadband from a BT company (Plusnet) without paying BT prices."

4.0

"Reduced speed at peak times."

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UK broadband provider reviews

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Broadband bundle reviews

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Mobile broadband reviews

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