Best Customer Rated Home Broadband
Thousands of uSwitch users agree that Plusnet continues to provide both great customer service and a great range of... more »
Best Customer Rated
With an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 from over 2 million ratings collected on the uSwitch broadband speed test in... more »
Best Value Home Broadband
77% of uSwitch customers surveyed in the uSwitch Broadband Awards 2012 survey were satisfied with the value of their... more »
Most Reliable Service
More than 80% of Plusnet customers enjoyed their fast, reliable broadband, as well as some of the cheapest deals on... more »
A combination of cheap broadband, great customer service and reliability saw 77% of uSwitch's customers happy to... more »
- Home phone / calls
- Parental controls
- Security package
- Mac compatible
- Free connection
- Static IP address
- Free wireless router
- Business broadband
- Home broadband
- Fibre optic broadband
- ADSL broadband
- Price excludes VAT
- No line rental required
- International Calls
- Company history
Plusnet has been providing internet services since the company started out over a decade ago. In 1994, Plusnet established itself as a dial-up ISP and has continued to move with the times by expanding its horizons to broadband. In 2004 Plusnet doubled the size of its customer base and is now one of the UK’s leading ISPs with over 500,000 customers.
The company as it currently exists is the amalgamation of 3 other communications companies; Force9, Free-Online and Metronet. By working in conjunction with these sister companies, Plusnet Broadband draws from a bank of technological expertise, giving them the know-how to be a highly competent ISP.
Plusnet has a marked work ethic and is dedicated to providing good quality services at the lowest possible rates. Moreover, the company have won several awards for their customer service, showing that they are geared towards what you want as an internet user.
- Customer service
Voted Best Overall Provider in a recent survey, Plusnet Broadband offers excellent customer service with a number of ways to get in touch. The online Help Assistant should cover the most frequently asked questions, however there is also a ‘Contact Us’ facility available for direct email support. Customers can then view the status of their email query by accessing their online account page.
For standard support queries, customers can call a freephone line which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All call centres are based in the UK.
Plusnet’s unique Customer Call Statistics page offers honest data on current call waiting times so you know how long you might be waiting when you call.
Plusnet offers two types of router - a four port router on ASDL and a three port router on Fibre.
Both are priced £40 when taken without a twelve month contact (+£25 activation fee). There is no charge for the router or activation fee if a contract is taken (12 months for ADSL, 18 months for Fibre).
- Software features
Choose the Plusnet Extra package and you'll Plusnet Protect software, which is updated daily with the latest information from the Plusnet servers, absolutely free. The security package also includes spam protection and personal firewall and was created and continues to be updated by McAfee.
Plusnet Value subscribers can add the Protect security suite as an optional extra.
- Email features
Customers receive a default mailbox, with unlimited ‘alias’ addresses included (subscription accounts receive an unlimited amount). Alias addresses redirect mail to the default mailbox given during sign-up and are useful when not wanting to give out a real address.
You can save money by telling people about Plusnet, with monthly discounts up for grabs when you refer a friend or family member.
Leading broadband providers among the ISPA Award nominees.
Ewan Taylor-Gibson - 17th May 2013
Plusnet offers three months' half-price fibre broadband.
Oliver Folkard - 10th May 2013. 1 comment
Plusnet is offering nine months' half-price broadband and calls.
Oliver Folkard - 9th May 2013
The ASA has banned a Plusnet advert deemed to be misleading.
Oliver Folkard - 1st May 2013
Plusnet is aiming to increase digital participation in St Helens.
Oliver Folkard - 24th April 2013
New places added for the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon in October.
Oliver Folkard - 18th April 2013
Customer reviewsWrite a review
Plus net well It's reliable service. I don't passed over to a country outside UK, like one provider that I was with for s very short time.
If I need to find out anything it's always a knowledgeable and helpful service, that's what I need.Philip Davies, 20th May 2012
Plusnet = best customer service I've had. Very happy to recommend.Tim Jones, 11th November 2010
All good never had a problem. Virgin is twice the price, twice the length and it hardly worked.
Kudos to Plusnet, altogether with phone line rental, I pay under 18 quid a month for superfast DSL.celineb, 20th May 2010
Plusnet has best support staff I've ever come across. They're proper experts, not like at some of the larger companies where it feels like they can't deviate from a pre-prepared script.
Full marks to them.linzi james, 19th May 2010
Yes, joined plusnet a few weeks ago and 100% delighted and only £5.99 a month. Thank you for everything my PlusnetGraham, 22nd October 2009