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John Lewis broadband reviews

John Lewis is best known for its retail franchise, and chose to build upon its solid reputation when it entered the telecoms market in 2012. With a respectable name and quality customer service, John Lewis has made an important impact on the telecoms market.

John Lewis isn’t a budget broadband provider – it’s actually one of the most expensive broadband providers in the UK. But if you want quality and great customer service, then John Lewis is the one to go for.

John Lewis packages

John Lewis standard broadband (no longer available)

2.8

£11

John Lewis standard broadband (no longer available)
John Lewis Broadband Unlimited

2.6

£22.50

John Lewis Broadband Unlimited

About John Lewis broadband

John Lewis is defined by its respectable brand name and great customer service. Its broadband is provided by Plusnet and offers download speeds of up to 38Mbps. All John Lewis’s broadband packages come with inclusive Evening and Weekend calls.

Bundles

John Lewis only offers its broadband packages with home phone plans. If you are looking to bundle your broadband with TV as well as phone, you may want to look at what other providers have to offer. There are a number of providers that advertise three-in-one bundles including Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk. Take a look at their respective reviews for more information.

Availability

John Lewis’s fibre broadband services run off the BT Openreach network and as a result are not yet available everywhere. To check if you can receive John Lewis broadband, you can use our availability checker. Insert your postcode and you’ll be provided with a list of all the deals that are on offer in your area.

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Speed

John Lewis offers standard and fibre broadband. You can choose from up to 17Mbps, up to 38Mbps and up to 76Mbps. All packages come with unlimited usage. Although 17Mbps might seem slow, it’s fast enough for streaming HD videos and movies. If you have a large household or have several devices online at once, the 38Mbps service might be a better choice.

John Lewis operates a traffic management policy

With traffic management, your online activity will be slowed down during peak times to ensure consistent speed for all broadband users across the provider’s network. This may be an issue for those who regularly download, as it will take longer than usual to stream or download content.

Extras

John Lewis offers quite a few extras for customers. Quality customer support is provided with the Freephone service, and each customer is entitled to a John Lewis email address that comes with 1GB of email storage. You also have the option to upgrade your phone plan to Anytime Calls or International Calls – just keep in mind free calls are limited to 60 minutes per call.

Keep your kids safe online with Bullguard security

One of the main perks is the Bullguard security software, which is a great parental tool to keep kids safe online. The software comes with anti-virus, email spam filters, anti-spyware tools and lets you filter webpages. It also notifies you of any possible threats and inappropriate content on your child’s Facebook wall with the social media monitoring feature.

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