Plusnet

Plusnet

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You need to select a Usage Profile which best describes how much you think you will download from the Internet. If you are unsure, you should probably select "Home Light" or "Home Medium". It may be worth discussing this with other members of your household as some activity (e.g. downloading movies online) can increase the usage significantly. This setting will NOT affect the pricing for 'unlimited' packages.

Packages (based on 3GB transfer) - incl. 20% VAT
Package Name Speed Setup Monthly First Year
Unlimited Broadband + Home Phone **£40 reward** 10 Mbps FREE £19.99 £239.88
Fixed Price Unlimited Fibre + Home Phone **£50 reward** 36 Mbps £5.00 £24.50 £294.05
Fixed Price Unlimited Fibre Extra + Home Phone **£70 reward** 66 Mbps £5.00 £27.99 £335.95
Unlimited Business Broadband and Phone 10 Mbps FREE £20.40 £244.80
Unlimited Business Fibre Broadband 66 Mbps FREE £32.40 £388.80
Unlimited - Broadband Only 10 Mbps £25.00 £13.49 £161.86
Unlimited Broadband and Home Phone - No Contract 10 Mbps £25.00 £30.48 £365.76
Unlimited - Broadband Only - No Contract 10 Mbps £50.00 £14.99 £179.88
Unlimited Fibre + Home Phone 36 Mbps FREE £32.98 £395.71
Unlimited Fibre - Broadband Only 36 Mbps £50.00 £17.49 £209.95
Unlimited Fibre Extra + Home Phone 66 Mbps FREE £37.98 £455.76
Unlimited Fibre Extra - Broadband Only 66 Mbps £50.00 £22.40 £268.85
Unlimited Business Broadband - Broadband Only 10 Mbps FREE £18.00 £216.00
Business Broadband - Broadband Only (24 month contract) 10 Mbps FREE £12.00 £144.00

red prices indicated packages with usage based pricing (the more you download, the more it costs)

ISP Details
Name Plusnet
Legal Name Plusnet plc
Company Type UK Public Limited Company ( company number: 03279013 )
ISPA Member Large
What is this?

ISPA is the Internet Services Providers' Association (www.ispa.org.uk), a trade association which many ISPs are members of. ISPA members are subject to the ISPA Code of Practice in addition to any other dispute resolution schemes they may subscribe to.

Ofcom Code of Practice Yes
What is this?

The Ofcom Voluntary Code of Practice (Broadband) is an agreement broadband providers can subscribe to which promises they will provide consumers with information on the speeds they can achieve, what sort of traffic limits might be in place, etc. More details at www.ofcom.org.uk

Migration Support Inbound and Outbound
What is this?

Migration is the process of moving a broadband service from one ISP to another, usually minimising the amount of disruption in the process. Inbound migration means your ISP will allow you to transfer to their service from another ISP. Outbound migration means you can transfer from their service to another ISP.

If your ISP doesn't support migration, you would need to cancel your broadband service, wait until it's removed from your line and then re-order with another ISP. This may cost most and will result in a longer period of no connectivity.

We recommend you choose an ISP which support both inbound and outbound migration.

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Contact Details
Sales Telephone 0800 432 0200 (Free Call (e.g. 0800)) Mon - Fri (07:30 - 22:00) | Sat (07:30 - 22:00) | Sun (07:30 - 22:00)
Support Telephone 0800 432 0200 (Free Call (e.g. 0800)) Mon - Fri (07:30 - 22:00) | Sat (07:30 - 22:00) | Sun (07:30 - 22:00)
Reviews

Cheap, you get what you pay for. According to 'ThinkBroadband' I should get 40Mbps. I get less than half i.e. 18Mbps.

  • jhchicks_853
  • 18 days ago

Not one to jump on the band wagon when my internet connection goes wrong, BT and Openreach I know are the cause of majority of the problems, messing about with roadside boxes and at the exchange. Never had a problem with Plusnet in the 18 months usage.

  • mijas08
  • 25 days ago

Plusnet are good, great customer service but we do get outages around the same time each day, I.e. 10:00 and 15:30
This ma not be caused by Plusnet, it could be BT lines.

  • georgewensley
  • 25 days ago

Broadband is very good. Billing is worse than useless. They just can't seem to send a correct bill even after endless complaints and promises..

  • dercoss
  • 26 days ago

They continue to be my No 1.

  • harry1990
  • 26 days ago

Fibre services is only just good enough for HDR or 4k streaming but frequently drops out and on occasions is unusable for an evening.They keep sending new models which does not seem to help and is time consuming. Again on occasion I have just given up and used my mobile phone as a hotspot which is way faster. Roll on 5g

  • bobrichards54
  • 26 days ago

Plus Net is usually reliable, with good speed but occasional drop-outs in the evening in particular. Not sufficient of an issue to warrant changing supplier, yet-we will see how it goes.

Contact by phone is normally productive, on the rare occasions we had problems.

Mick Cryer

  • mickcryer
  • 26 days ago

We started with ADSL broadband from Eclipse in 2005 then switched to Madasafish in 2008. In 2009 we switched to Plusnet, still in Kew, and despite being a long way from the Richmond exchange and having one of the first phone lines in the area we got around 2.5mbps. We've been with PlusNet ever since, including after our move to Brentford. In 2015 we upgraded to FTTC with PlusNet in Kew but the cabinet was quite a long way away so it only lifted our download speed to 20mbps. But that felt transformatory!

In late 2015 we bought our Brentford apartment and moved there in early 2016. With the FTTC very close we've since got 75mbps down and 30mbps upload - really good and ever so reliable. Over the years we've had very good support when we needed it and the only glitch was when they shut off our Kew broadband a week early. But they gave us a decent discount for the next few months as an apology. In 2016 we switched to PlusNet with our phones; their mates rates were good value. I later switched to Three for roaming in the US and Colombia but my wife's still with PlusNet Mobile.

In late 2018 I thought of leaving PlusNet because their good deals were for new customers only. But one phone cal to them and they gave me the same deal so I've been happy to stay. I've even added BT Sport (£5pm) recently, with big European football finals coming up and that works very well. We now have very good wifi coverage around a large apartment on 2 levels, thanks to 3 BT Whole Home Wifi discs, and are very happy with PlusNet after 10 years.

  • chericbaker
  • 26 days ago

As I live less than 400 metres, I've always had good speeds, but Plusnet improved over my last provider, even before they provided the actual broadband. At midday they switched over the phone connection. Original connection received a speed boost! The only thing that had changed was the line from my home to the exchange had been taken over by Plusnet upping throughput from around 17Mbits to nearly 20! In 4 years I've only had one outage and that was less than half a day.The only critique is that if I just take the broadband on its own, it isn't competitive. But if I tried to get the extras (BTSport & Plusnet/EE mobile) the whole package is good.

  • brush-head
  • 26 days ago

All over the place with too frequent drop-outs with no service. I have been bullied by them to transfer to fibre connection which they promise will be better. We shall see. . .

  • deniswaugh
  • 27 days ago

Download speed is good and reliable. Plusnet website is awful to use. Chat support is not always available.

  • dbarber
  • 27 days ago

Was excellent, always up and getting 43 to 51 Mbps over last 2 years averaging 48. But since they revised product offering introducing unlimited fibre EXTRA, my unlimited fibre PLUS has been THROTTLED DOWN to 35 to 38bps to keep within the new upper limit, in order to force users to pay extra for speeds we already had.

  • newportpaul
  • 27 days ago

Have always been very good to me, and I've been with them for about 5 years.

  • harry1990
  • about 1 month ago

No, the speeds arent enough - far behind the rest of the country

  • SheepLady
  • about 1 month ago

Plusnet have looked after me for many years in a most satisfactory manner.

  • Puter
  • about 1 month ago

Unreliable service, sometimes OK, too often not. Speeds vary enormously, sometime I get complete drop-out with no service at all. Despite several calls to them they seem unable to make the service constantly reliable with acceptable speeds. It's frustrating, and they are far too expensive. They are very poor providers.

  • deniswaugh
  • about 1 month ago

Unreliable service, sometimes OK, too often not. Speeds vary enormously, sometime I get complete drop-out with no service at all. Despite several calls to them they seem unable to make the service constantly reliable with acceptable speeds. It's frustrating, and they are far too expensive. They are very poor providers.

  • deniswaugh
  • about 1 month ago

Like plenty of others are saying, the broadband is good and has never let me down but the billing system is terrible. I have just got 2 months free after their latest mess-up. I wish I had stayed with Zen Internet.

  • dercoss
  • about 1 month ago

What can you say about Plusnet. Good reliable broadband with no problems over the past 2 years. However, good though the product is their billing is beyond a joke. They continue to overcharge me by £10.00 every months then promise to refund it next month "as a gesture of goodwill" despite it being their mistake in the first place.

I have raised an official complaint to try and cancel the remainder of my contract but don't hold much hope...

  • dercoss
  • 2 months ago

For sometime speed between 6.7 & 7.0Mbps; best some 2-3 years ago when speeds of 10-12Mbps were the norm. Currently seeing frequent internet dropouts.

  • alsid125
  • 3 months ago

As an uncomplicated user I have, settled on Plusnet to meet my broadband and landline needs at a reasonable cost.

I have an FTTC connection on a max 37 down 10 up service. I get an actual speed of always above 30 down and always above 7 up.

Plusnet are my 4th ISP over time and I consider all ISPs to be imperfect.

Plusnet are quite reliable but there may be occasions to contact customer service where you may need to be firm but polite.

All in all I stay with Plusnet because life is relatively problem free and I find them more approachable than my previous High Brand name ISPs.

  • trashcooky
  • 3 months ago

Great service, but speed lacks

  • hardindp
  • 3 months ago

Problem not solved after 1 month.

  • billking1
  • 3 months ago

great provider an service had an issue sorted out quickly an speed of the line improved to higher levels than they said I should be able to get an I cannot complain about that

  • john_tandy1979
  • 3 months ago

Good steady service

  • worldtravellerz
  • 3 months ago

Generally as good as the previous provider,BT, but a lot cheaper. dropouts after the first 10 days were mainly on a night in the early hours of the morning.half the price of BT, but I dropped the BT vision and paid yearly for the line rental. Plusnet £35 a month with line rental paid yearly compared to BT at £53 a no brainer really.

  • wildthing666
  • 3 months ago

Excellent reliability, speed and service at a really low price.

  • paulmerrington
  • 3 months ago

The month of February has been pretty sporadic. Both with connectivity issues and, speed dropping dramatically; even in the small hours of the morning.

  • adrian565
  • 4 months ago

I’ve been with Plusnet for 8 years, last year we were upgraded to overhead fibre and I was lucky enough to get on the Plusnet trial for FTTP. My speed has gone from around 2.8mbps to 78mbps. I was already a phone customer of them and my package is for unlimited FTTP, line rental and unlimited anytime calls for £45pm. BT were offering a slightly higher speed but at around £15 more per month. The customer service has always been excellent and any issues have been resolved quickly and to my satisfaction. I’m very happy with my speeds and relieved that I’m no longer screaming for the kids to get off the internet while I’m trying to download an email. 5 stars all round.

  • Edboss
  • 4 months ago

Does what it says on the tin .....

  • meanirene
  • 4 months ago

Still having trouble to find fault with the service not broke dont need fixing.

  • mijas08
  • 5 months ago

Generally good, but intermitttent loss of connection, and variable delay before connection resumed.

  • joelswift
  • 5 months ago

Excellent, consistent broadband service (around 80Mb/s download) and telephone. Customer support is very good, although it can take a while to get through.

  • PeterPan52
  • 5 months ago

Unfortunately Plusnet and most Uk service providers have to use Openreach to get things fixed but users cannot contact Openreach directly which means fixes are delayed and users get frustrated.

I have had 5 line failures in the past year, all of them at the exchange and the last two were in the past week.
Do I feel that Plusnet, or even Openreach, are on top of this problem??? Not at all!!! I am waiting for the next failure!

Do I feel that Plusnet will complain to Openreach on my behalf - not really.

This is not only a criticism of Plusnet it is a criticism of the whole setup that is controlled by Openreach and/or BT.

Maybe if the public could speak to Openreach they, Openreach, might get the message that Joe Public are not at all happy with the service they get from this seemingly uncaring organisation.

  • cliffhargrave
  • 5 months ago

I am not a tech geek, but I have taken steps indoors to maximise my bandwidth. I have been with Blueyonder, Virgin, and Sky and in each case I have always felt I am trying to find the least bad of providers rather than an outstanding ISP.

My last change over 2 years ago now was to Plusnet FTTC which I was able to secure at a lower cost than Sky ADSL2+ at the time. Although none of the providers 'customer service' I have ever experienced frequently extended to positive timely action over warm words in event of a fault, I have found that the Plusnet Forum and Facebook page do work, and are generally responded too well when sensible dialogue is used.

This has also improved noticeably since the separation of 'Open Reach' from the mainstream BT management.

I understand that Plusnet is a wholly owned subsidiary of BT and currently less costly.

Bearing in mind that the perfect ISP who is always looking out for you, rather than your monthly fee, does not exist, I would rate Plusnet quite highly on my experience of budget ISPs.

I am a disabled pensioner and I rely heavily on the Internet as almost a Power user.

Whilst Plusnet bandwith provision does vary slightly according to how busy things are. It is not uncommon for me to come within a few Mb of my package maximum of 37 down 19 up. I would seriously recommend Plusnet to anyone seeking their first ISP.

  • trashcooky
  • 5 months ago

For 1 month I have had trouble not being able to login to my email account. Apart from two contacts at Plusnet no one else was able to fix the problem. It appears to me that Plusnet contacts just go down a script and if your issue is not solved they say leave it for 4 hours to see if it sorts it's self out and then get back to as. This went on many times over the month eventually it was noticed that a tick box was found with a tick in it stating the email system was blocked, tick removed and all is well and working, shame it took a month for someone to notice it.

Why / how did it get blocked????

Having said all this Plusnet have been a supplier of broadband to me for 15 years now and this has been the first issue I have had. Price wise they have looked after me on each renewal.

  • john7913
  • 6 months ago

If you do not have a problem with the service you can only give them 5 stars. Great first class service.

  • mijas08
  • 6 months ago

I've been with Plusnet for four years with no complaints.
Speeds are always good and never vary.
I have Plusnet Anytime, Unlimited fibre (38/10),line rental
Line Rental Saver (paying 12 months in advance) brings the line rental down to a very competitive £16.49/month.

  • fernandez
  • 6 months ago

Great company, good service despite the network being old and antiquated, I suspect that is BT's fault

  • earlybird1
  • 6 months ago

The internet always seems to drop around 10:30 for 20 to 30 mins every work day

  • georgewensley
  • 6 months ago

I have always found the service to be reliable and they seem to be prepared to give a little discount when renewing a contract (unlike BT) plus prices seem to have stayed pretty fixed. When I have had an issue with a noisy telephone line it was quickly sorted so overall not bad. this is my third year with them and I am quite happy with the service

  • Patrickxk8
  • 6 months ago

great service tops speed on all occasions first class service.

  • mijas08
  • 7 months ago

Pretty poor for month of November 2018

  • adrian565
  • 7 months ago

Been with Plusnet for a number of years. They are honourable and do what they say they will do. Main point is that they have their call centre in Sheffield.Excellent provider.

  • harry1990
  • 7 months ago

Generally good , apart from daily drop outs.

  • floridafing
  • 7 months ago

No real problems

  • H20JON
  • 7 months ago

Plusnet gives good service, but I am experiencing significant Slow down in the evening. Sometimes it is difficult to log on. They need to expand their system or allow a faster bandwidth to allow more throughput. If this does not improve I may be forced to find a better ISP. I moved from Gillingham, Dorset to Salisbury. My speed was better in Gillingham as service was provided by BT but in Salisbury they have their own slow servers.

  • Whizree
  • 7 months ago

Been with Plusnet a couple of months now. Excellent reliability, speed and very cheap! Only needed customer support once and they were excellent. Highly recommended.

  • paulmerrington
  • 7 months ago

Been with Plusnet a couple of months now. Excellent reliability, speed and very cheap! Only needed customer support once and they were excellent. Highly recommended.

  • paulmerrington
  • 7 months ago

We'll do you proud.. Well, yes you will unless you get a week behind with your payment then your'll send an email that can't be answered saying unless you pay within 14 days your broadband will be restricked. Fair enough but don't then restrict at exactly the same time as the email was sent.
Plusnet are just like anyother company. Fine when you have the money but let them know you need a few days to pay and you're done for. You haven't done me proud, you've just rubbed my nose in it because of some temporary financial problems due to my business failing. Thanks for nothing..

  • dercoss
  • 7 months ago

Connectivity compromised and downloads speeds drastically reduced for no apparent reason

  • adrian565
  • 8 months ago

I started off 18 months ago with a download limit of 80 mbps which now has turned into an average of around 64-73 mbps and I feel a change is now due.
I have been with Plusnet for about 36 months and have never knowingly lost my connection during that time, however, I have used my connection to watch a lot of Netflix and other online programming of this nature, possibly this has been the reason why the line management has seen a curtail in speed over time.
A month ago I decided to go with the new Zen Internet G-Fast fibre at 160 mbps!

  • dbsears
  • 8 months ago

Could be 5 star but the wait for a reply whenever you telephone customer services is appalling - over 20 minutes still no answer and then more than 15 minutes on second try - gave up in the end.

  • gfkerr39
  • 8 months ago

Appalling service, deteriorating by the day, with ever increasing pam that they cannot control, nor speeds that are consistent or acceptable.

  • deniswaugh
  • 8 months ago

Ever since I switched to Plusnet some 4 years ago the performance has been spot on and the connection rock solid. I think only one or two disconnections in the whole time. Never had to use their support services. I've been a broadband user since the days of 500Kbps via Freeserve and they are without doubt the best supplier I've had.

  • brush-head
  • 8 months ago

I am not with plusnet.

  • purepower
  • 8 months ago

Previous suppliers: Toucan, Tiscali, TalkTalk (don't ask) and BT. Joined PN July 2014.

Reliability: excellent, no outage in over four years.

Speeds: excellent for our needs even at peak times. ADSL2+ was 12Mb. Now Fibre 35Mb. We are 3km from exchange with 300m copper from cabinet.

Value for money: excellent for our BB/landline package with anytime calls. We pay under £28 including line rental in advance on two year contract.

Customer service: cheerful and helpful, when you get through after usually 20-30 mins wait. Never needed tech help but at least it is UK based. However ...

Admin and billing: Disastrous. Operator got changeover date wrong so we were cut off on go-live day instead of being connected to PN. Every renewal and every change has been mis-billed or overcharged. Much time wasted by myself on calls and by Customer Service staff in sorting it out.

Overall: We recommend Plusnet despite billing problems.
Full marks for reliability, speeds, value for money.
Half marks for call holding delays in customer helpline mainly due to
Admin and billing: no marks. PN management need to remedy this.

  • mike41
  • 8 months ago

Been having quite a few problems the last few months with Plusnet. I am paying for their top of the range fibre which should be over 70 meg only three times have I had over 50 meg the rest of the time it is in the 20s and on occasion lower. And its not consistent dropping out often, and always at the most inconvenient time. My numerous calls to Plusnet resulted in with 5 BT Eng visits all checking the same thing and finding nothing wrong in the house. I was sent a new router but the problem was worse and for a weekend I had no phone or broadband,the BT Eng who visited spent 5 hours working on the fault before putting my old router back on which worked, but was back to dropping out. On two occasions the BT Engs did work in the pavement manhole and street box the Eng who was here for 5 hours also had three other neighbours to visit with problems. 2 of the Eng visits were after this fiasco, both times they found nothing wrong in the house. I have received another new router but have been reluctant to install, as what I have although poor is working most of the time. And then to rub salt into the wounds during my numerous call to Plusnet I find out my original top of the range fibre was only contracted for the first year and then it went back to the standard tariff, for two years I have been paying £10 more per month than if I had renewed my package. I asked why they had not sent a reminder and was told they have no obligation to do so, good customer service or what. I will fit the new router and see what happens regarding better broadband then I will start to chase them up for some well deserved compensation. Ant help and advice of that front would be very much appreciated.

  • pedler
  • 8 months ago

Their help desk is UK based and always do everything they can to resolve a problem always with expert knowledge and good humour. I have been with them for 7 years and recently moved to them as my telephone provider aswell

  • daytripper81
  • 8 months ago

I don't have Plusnet so I don't know.

  • purepower
  • 9 months ago

The month of September so far has been a testing one; some connectivity issues, the raising of the fee and, throttled down on 2 occasions makes life very difficult however, I can not see an alternative at this time

  • adrian565
  • 9 months ago

I’ve been with Plusnet for 8 years and have had the odd problem due to our ancient network in our village, but luckily any faults have been fixed very quickly and I’ve been kept in the loop at every step.
In July I found out we were able to finally get overhead FTTP and was lucky enough to get on the Plusnet FTTP trial before they closed applications. I’ve gone from 3mbps to 70+Mbps so far I’ve not had any issues and by having my phone line, calls and FTTP as a package I’m only paying £45pm as opposed to BT who would have charged me at least £55pm plus my router was free and there was not activation fees. I’ve been very happy with the services I’ve received from Plusnet and plan to stay with them for as long as they keep doing what they’re doing.

  • Edboss
  • 9 months ago

No problem with Plusnet speed or phone service. every time I try to contact them by phone I'm told the lines are busy with the waiting time of 30 minutes. this is at anytime of the day and evening. there is no email address to contact them on. every thing is supposed to be via their FAQ sites, If they are busy all the time and they are sorry for making me wait they should therefore either employ more people.

  • iceman2uk
  • 9 months ago

I have been with them for over 10 years and very happy . Price is reasonable. Would take a lot for me to change.

  • billking1
  • 9 months ago

Speeds are good, the service is excellent, but here's the problem, getting to the front of the long queue to speak to and adviser. Last time I was on the phone waiting for 25 minutesh before I got through, some compensation that they pay the bill for waiting. Such a pity because in every other area they are very reliable.

  • grahamfowler
  • 9 months ago

PlusNet is using dynamic IP addresses with Netherlands locations. As a result when I get allocated one of these addresses I cannot access the National Lottery, my GP practice appointments and prescription website, and Nectar offers. I also get MSN news in Dutch! PlusNet just do not understand the problem and even buying a static IP address has only solved the problem for my wifi connections and not for my hard wired desktop PC. Pity as speeds are good and reliability fine, but I do not have time to get them to sort this out.

  • TheWheeler
  • 10 months ago

Cheap and slow BB. FTTC best download speed - 19Mbps. Poor customer service. Not interested in finding speed fault. But at lease I get to surf the net.

  • jhchicks_853
  • 10 months ago

Very helpful. Going all out to try and cure an on going line problem which BT never did.

  • brian-caney
  • 10 months ago

I think Plusnet can be a bit 'Marmite'. Plenty of moaners in the forums. But if you look at all the mainstream ISPs, they're all pretty much the same.

I've been with PlusNet now for about 2 years, starting off with an 18 month 'deal' on 40/2 Fibre. I renewed it because quite frankly we've had no problems at all with their services. It's since been upgraded to 40/10, in line with most others.

I can't remember noticing any outages, and speeds are generally very good, I usually get downloads at a steady 37meg, and uploads just over 9meg.

As such, we decided to continue with them, and signed on another 18 month deal to fix the cost.

There's plenty of budget broadband providers, and you'll get good and bad service with all of them. PlusNet do seem to be at least on a par with them and have OK customer service, and you can contact them through the forums.

Good value broadband provider if you get a good connection.

  • wildroverandy
  • 10 months ago

Download speeds always less that promised. Connection drops out several times a day

  • floridafing
  • 10 months ago

It would be better if Plusnet would provide a full fibre-to-the-home service with genuine super-fast speeds. A maximum of 40 Mbps now is only fast, not super fast.

  • davidal888
  • 10 months ago

Plusnet just gets worse. Been with them since 2005. My best achieved speed was 37mps two years ago. I was promised an upgrade to 55mps it never occurred. It was decided to call a BT engineer, he blamed my kit, so one night I disconnected the lot: result no change, from nearly sixty smackers! BT speed test says the max achievable is 31 mps so I've been sold a pup! And that's with the latest ASUS DSL AC88U modem router, and I just installed a new RYZEN 5 model, so almost a new PC! BC

  • bccowell
  • 11 months ago

Over the year they are reliable and have decent customer service. But, when it is bad, it’s bad
All day long sub par through out
Mailbox size limited to 1 GB

  • gyrogearloose23
  • 11 months ago

I recently joined Plusnet and when I received my first notification of payment, I noticed that they had an incorrect name on the direct debit. I therefore called them and after a twenty minute wait got through to them. I explained the problem and they promised to correct it. Now eight days later I get an email demanding payment as the direct debit using the incorrect account name had failed. Called them again and after a thirty minute wait got through only to be told that it was an automated system they they use and it is unable to make a direct debit request as the original had failed. Had to make a credit card payment as this is the only way they can now take the payment.
NOT Good

  • GeorgeB
  • 11 months ago

I regulary help people out with their internet problems, so have lots of experience trying to get some sense out of other ISPs. To come home to Plusnet's support is like having a freindly conversation with someone who asks sensible questions and doesn't just read off a script. If they say they will sort something, it gets sorted. I can't praise them enough, and recommend them to anyone who is getting frustrated with their provider and wants to switch.

  • Spikus
  • 11 months ago

I am getting an average download speed of around 2.4 Mb/sec. It's been gradually getting slower over the course of 2 years. Admittedly i am in a rural location but why should I be paying the same as someone who receives excellent speeds in a different location? I intend to contact them soon to discuss the issue.

  • martyn58
  • 11 months ago

I dont use Plusnet I use SSE Energy

  • peatee
  • 11 months ago

Been with them for a few years now for broadband and have now joined them for my sim only mobile. Always been excellent for me and you can speak to English speaking people in their Sheffield call centre. Unlike many companies who employ foreign staff and call centres. I maintain a speed of around 40MB, and am delighted with PlusNet and their service.

  • harry1990
  • 11 months ago

Does what it says on the tin .....

  • meanirene
  • 11 months ago

Still not provided the 10 Mb upload - they were supposed to have converted from 2Mb to 10Mb last November.

  • stewgee
  • 12 months ago

I used to get 76 mps, now I only get 60 mps.

  • Zoffo
  • 12 months ago

I first switched to Plusnet from Sky in Feb 2016.
The process was straight forward subject to the lack of accurate connection dates, but this was due to Openreach at that time, a problem which has now been resolved with their breakup from BT.

The service has been reliable with an occasional drop out which may be down to my four access points not always synchronising correctly.

I have gone to great lengths to remove the causes of any internal losses to the service which is FTC. The cabinet is in sight of my house so only approx 20 houses away.

I achieve and occasionally exceed the service limits of 37Mb down and 10Mb up - at peak use my service has never dropped below 27 MB down.

The Plusnet Forum is a very useful resource where far more support is usually available than simply contacting customer service, who are always polite and cheerful and helpful.

The landline is clear and reliable and being that Plusnet are a wholly owned subsidiary of BT, I can access all of the BT services. (includes a rebadged BT Hub)

I am satisfied with Plusnet, but I am canny too and may switch SP if a better deal becomes available.

My view has generally been you are looking to chose the best of a bad bunch - on that basis I rate Plusnet highly.

  • trashcooky
  • 12 months ago

I first switched to Plusnet from Sky in Feb 2016.
The process was straight forward subject to the lack of accurate connection dates, but this was due to Openreach at that time, a problem which has now been resolved with their breakup from BT.

The service has been reliable with an occasional drop out which may be down to my four access points not always synchronising correctly.

I have gone to great lengths to remove the causes of any internal losses to the service which is FTC. The cabinet is in sight of my house so only approx 20 houses away.

I achieve and occasionally exceed the service limits of 37Mb down and 10Mb up - at peak use my service has never dropped below 27 MB down.

The Plusnet Forum is a very useful resource where far more support is usually available than simply contacting customer service, who are always polite and cheerful and helpful.

The landline is clear and reliable and being that Plusnet are a wholly owned subsidiary of BT, I can access all of the BT services. (includes a rebadged BT Hub)

I am satisfied with Plusnet, but I am canny too and may switch SP if a better deal becomes available.

My view has generally been you are looking to chose the best of a bad bunch - on that basis I rate Plusnet highly.

  • trashcooky
  • 12 months ago

Living in such an isolated part of the West Country, I am extremely impressed with the Super Fast Broadband that I get. 38 mbs of download, and 10 mbs of upload and, a latency of only 14: Better, even than London, unless you can afford the extortionate prices Virgin Media charge. The deal I have with Plusnet, is extremely competitive, and all that lets it down. is the verbal communication, that no longer exists in 2018. Talking, physically, with an operator would iron out some issues that even I have, despite having over 30 years of Internet experience. Still, you get what you pay for, and now with my mega powerful PC; I look back with no fondness to the Amstrad days.

  • adrian565
  • 12 months ago

My download speeds have gradually been getting worse. In the last couple years it has slowed from nearly 4Mb/s to about 2.5Mb/s. It now doesn't stream Iplayer reliably. I will be taking this up with them soon. I should say that my location is rural but I am not happy with a declining service.

  • martyn58
  • 12 months ago

Cheap broadband FTTC. They say I get 36Mbps download, but in reality I get 19Mbps. Still I should not complain at least I get a connection. I suppose that £17.49 a month is not to bad for the speed I get.

  • jhchicks_853
  • about 1 year ago

Well, I got a good deal on my fibre upgrade. It has taken several weeks to calibrate nonetheless, it is fine now and surfing and uploading is ultra quick, and am a contented customer.

  • adrian565
  • about 1 year ago

General internet speeds are fine but my real gripe is with the Webmail service. It is absolutely shocking. Many users need a reliable IMAP connection for accessing email and the technical people at Plusnet either do not care or do not fully understand why this requirement is so important. The shoddy IMAP integration service has been ignored for the past couple of years and I personally know of dozens of people who have moved to an alternative provider because of this. There are literally hundreds of messages in their user forum relating to this issue, but the messages are simply ignored.

  • steveml
  • about 1 year ago

I have been with Plusnet some considerable time and overall I have been very satisfied with their broadband service. On the rare occasion that I have had to contact their support team the response has been swift and the problem quickly resolved, however, the speed has become abysmal with a download speed of 4.6 and upload of 0.8 mbps it leaves me with no other option but to give a 3 star rating for overall satisfaction and that is perhaps being generous.

  • Oldseadog
  • about 1 year ago

We have very simple requirements as we seldom download still less stream material, don't game, and don't touch Facebook etc. So we consider our Plusnet package of ADSL2+ at about 13Mb with unlimited 24-hour calls is good value at about £28 per month. The much derided Plusnet Hub One is perfectly adequate to replace my fancy Billion 7800 which cost £80, was no faster and burned out its wifi card just after the warranty expired at 2 yrs. By the nature of TBB we are more likely to hear about problems; since joining PN from BT almost four years ago we haven't had one outage and our connection is totally reliable.

  • mike41
  • about 1 year ago

On the few occasions I have had to phone them I have had to hang on for up to 20 minutes before I was able to talk to anyone. They say their customer service is now improving. I'll be convinced if I have to contact them again.

  • joebrook
  • about 1 year ago

I have been a Plusnet user for many years and they have out-shone all my previous ISPs.
On the odd occasion that I called their UK based help line I have been treated as though I am the most important customer they have.
What's not to eulogise over, in this current climate of "to hell with existing customers, let's court new clients with incentives"

  • daytripper81
  • about 1 year ago

The speed goes down and up from 1,5 to 13 at best. Once I have used it for a few largish Downloads the speed drops off to unusable. Oh yes it is now very expensive.

  • gymnast
  • about 1 year ago

Download speeds excellent - never any issues. Plusnet customer service is always excellent - such a relief not to have to deal with BT any more!

  • thecottage
  • about 1 year ago

The month of April 2018 has been good. Great connectivity to the internet; solid, reliable broadband speed and no throttling as yet. long may it continue.

  • adrian565
  • about 1 year ago

OK most of the time. But if things go wrong with broadband they will not admit they are at fault. Twice in the last year broadband speed has dropped off. The first time they contradicted themselves (in writing) so often that eventually they had to admit they had reduced the speed. The second time they knew there was an issue with the line (not a fault!) After a couple of days it disappeared and speeds improved. But a week later they asked me to pay £65 to get my wiring checked. My advice to anyone is keep checking your speeds and don't take anything they say at face value. Keep notes and tell them when they contradict themselves.

  • trefor215
  • about 1 year ago

I have been with Plusnet since 2006, and never had a problem. Only minor queries which have been dealt with quickly.

I don't have fibre broadband, but I can still stream live TV, so it's fast enough for our purposes. I have found them good at giving discounts too, if you ask nicely !

  • Cairnwell
  • about 1 year ago

I have been with Plusnet (Force9) for well over 15 years. Have tried other broadband providers but none of them came up to the standard of Force9 (Plusnet). The only was I would move if the increased the price by a large amount. I also have my line rental with them No problems.
Some times you can have a long wait to speak to someone but they usually sort out your problems.Excellent service.

  • billking1
  • about 1 year ago

good service - only wish they would make the telphone spam call blocking useful

  • drwright
  • about 1 year ago

Very difficult and time consuming to contact support.
Typically telephone lines consistently busy the online message service is been off line and no respond to e mails however the direct debit mandate for monthly payment works without faimove to Now moving to new isp provider
Plusnet say they will do you proud I think they should drop the word proud

  • tonywaltershome
  • about 1 year ago

I've been with Plusnet for several years, on fibre for the past 5. I find them to be very reliable with excellent customer support when things (BTOR0 go wrong.

In particular, they have a very active forum which is well supported by PN staff members.

  • FINCASTLE84
  • about 1 year ago

I joined Plusnet as they had a good deal. Joining was very good, and they kept me informed of the progress. I had some questions and I wanted to email them, which I did, a few times, but had no answer. In the end, I had to phone to get the answer. I looked at their phone deals and saw one for 'Anytime International' for £8 per month, which included anytime UK. I emailed again, and once more no response and had to phone. I upgraded to the 'Anytime International' and they gave me a date of 19th April on the phone. I had confirmation email about the direct debit starting later than the 19th on 5th May, confusing as the upgrade starts on the direct debit being paid. I have used the phone and will be checking if there has been and charges and will complain.
I think that if Plusnet could pay attention to emails, I would give more points.

  • rkcl
  • about 1 year ago

They get progressively worse. Speeds fluctuate, mostly downwards. Customer satisfaction? Nil.

  • deniswaugh
  • about 1 year ago

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