Written on: 02/11/2013
Newnet dns software did not allow underscore ( _ ) record names, which are necessary for DKIM authentication, so we requested a transfer out of our .com domain. That day we lost both website and email access, so we called them and were told that we should not have input the new nameserver addresses (their transfer-out process would not continue until we did so!) At this point, the url for our site resulted in a `page not found` error. We asked them to put the ns entries back, which... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2013 by TerryLester (1 review written)
I've been with Newnet for over six years and I can't fault the service which has been reliable throughout. With ADSLmax I get a download speed of over 3Mbps (day or night) which is very good for my location. I did phone support once when my download speed dropped really low but it appeared to be a BT fault which resolved itself. The support staff member that I spoke to was very helpful and did phone me at home later to check that everything was working ok - now how many ISPs would do that? I... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2011
Awful company, awful service. I don't mind putting up with poor performance for a short period as long as they do something to rectify it... but Newnet's customer service is appalling. I will never use this company again and I would never recommend them. My advice, stay away.
Written on: 11/02/2011
I'm based in Portsmouth and have their 24Mb service. I get 17-18Mb on my connection and can't fault it. Always works. Only outages I see are due to windows 7 dropping my PC network port. Great service. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2011
I instructed NewNet in October 2010 to install a phone system and an ADSL line for broadband. We required VOIP and internet to log into a hosted environment.
To date 01/2011 the broadband has remained intermittent which has affected our business, we have incurred costs as a direct result of NewNet, the response from NewNet is poor. Calls & emails have gone unanswered, apromises and agreements have been broken, poor communication, starting to feel that they simply do not care and it is me... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2010
Easily and quickly setup when joined Newnet on the upto 20 Meg service.
Major reliability issues at higher connection speeds, service was adjusted to sync rate of 8100.
After 1 year looking to leave.
Connection drops at least every 2 days, strangly when I'm using on the net, despite many chats with friendly staff they have never solved this issue and I'm sure I can get better service for my £16 per month. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2010
Since December 2009,the Broadband speed has on three occasions gone from 1.9Mb/s down to 120kb/s. I get lots of sweet talk from the helpdesk,but it appears it is beyond Newnet to solve this problem.If they were as fast as solving the problem as to blame the users equipment,I would be happy.My patience with this ISP is about to snap.A capped service of this type is hardly worth £17.95p per month!
Written on: 17/03/2010
Reliable and UK based support staff but could be slightly cheaper. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2010
Paying for the 24MB/s service I received a grand total of 2MB/s (when I was lucky). Due to my didstance from the exchange I put up with this, however, learned to my dismay that you get hammered when you try and cease your service.
Just over a year after starting with Newnet I phoned to cancel my service due to moving house. I was forced to pay a £32 +VAT cancellation charge, and will be charged £88 for my 'Free Modem' if I dont send it back to them at my own cost.
Beware the Newnet small... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2010
I've been with Newnet since 2007 & it has been reliable & consistent for just about the entire length of the service. There's been a few drop-outs on occasion, but nothing major or lengthy.
I also signed my mum up with them over a year ago as my experiences with Newnet have been positive. Her internet link failed, but communication with Newnet support was good via email. Probably took a week or so to resolve the problem, which was ultimately traced back to the BT line.
I notice most people... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2009
I have been with Newnet for broadband for about 8 years and also use them for hosting. I have used other broadband providers who have mostly been for clients and friends. Overall my impression is that Newnet are about as fast as the best of the others. They are very stable and nearly always a restart does the job if there is a problem overnight.
The best aspect is their support. They are usually contactable after less than one minute. They do not pick up the phone and then let you hang on... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2009
probably the WORST support staff in the industry, they're plain stupid minimum-wage morons that wouldn't know the difference between broadband and a rubberband.
awful, awful, awful!
Written on: 07/11/2009
Brilliant. Speeds are good, connection is very reliable. I only ever had problems twice, both because I'd gone over my prepay download limit without realising (although they do send you warnings when you're close). When I called customer services, I got through straight away to an intelligent person (was with Tiscali before, went through hell with their customer services), and they got the problem sorted instantly. It was the cheapest of the ISPs I could find with high customer... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2009
Good reliable service with friendly customer back up.Almost no waiting on the phone!Have been with Newnet since Feb 2007.Using a 12GB limit,they do nag when
you get to 10.Not necessary really, when you can log in and check usage for yourself. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2009
I have been on Newnet 8MB Broadband package for about 2 years.
I have found their service very reliable, and consistently fast.
I would recommend them. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2009 by Culcullain
Hosted a few sites with Newnet and I have found that their customer service has been excellent, if they can't answer your query straight away they will ring you back. Mostly my calls have been answered promptly without the endless options I have encountered with previous providers and the help has always been delivered efficiently, patiently and courteously. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2008 by search (1 review written)
I have now come to the end of a mandatory 12 month contract. I had expected to move but my exchange has not been unbundled as announced. Although New Net may have its weaknesses, for example, not the cheapest of providers, they are far from entirely unfortunate and I now find in looking around for a move that I'm less confidant about a migration. Plusnet is possible but Newnet probably scores better on its telephone help which is UK based. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2008
Support is best I've had so far with an ISP, and UK based, the buying of extra bandwidth usage has changed after a few people started to complain and the system is now better for everyone.
Over all the best I've had since I was able to get broadband and I'm also getting the best speed ever. Well recommend NewNew. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2008
I have been a Newnet customer for a couple of years now, and I have been really impressed with their service.
With Newnet, I feel like I have all the "small company" benefits (friendly customer service, tailored package), with all the "big company" advantages (great service and technical support). (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2007 by Live2Die (16 reviews written)
Been with NewNet for 3 months and very pleased with the service so far.There was a span where connections were regularly dropped, but that has abated. I have a Max 8Mb connection, and achieve 3.5Mb. But I am 5 miles from the exchange. With broadband, you basically get the bandwidth you pay for, so I have no gripe withe 3GB cap on my package. My only gripe is that extra bandwidth had to be pre-purchased for the month in 3GB blocks, and unused bandwidth will not be be carried over or refunded.... (read more)
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