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What happens after I've ordered NOW Broadband?

Congratulations. We heard you loud and clear, your NOW Broadband is on its way.

When you ordered, you’ll have received confirmation of the dates your phone line starts working and when an engineer will visit, if needed.

You might not need an engineer visit if there's already an active phone line and socket at your address. In this case, we can usually switch the phone line remotely.

We'll let you know if you need an engineer visit when you place your order, and give you a time and date.

Need an engineer visit?

An Openreach engineer will install your new phone line. Openreach are responsible for the UK’s communications access network, including the physical phone line that we use to supply NOW Broadband.

The engineer will install one master phone socket at your address.

If you’re not going to be home at the time given, get in touch to reschedule an appointment that's right for you.

Keep in mind You’ll need to call us before 3.30pm on the working day before your original appointment if you want to reschedule.

Already got a phone line? 

We’ll switch your broadband remotely and you won’t need to be home. We’ll send you a text message confirming the date your broadband goes live.

Don’t have a phone line installed?

An engineer will need to visit your home to install your line. You'll need to be home on the date and time we gave you for an engineer visit when you placed your order.

If this time doesn't work for you, just get in touch and we'll reschedule.

Did you add any NOW TV Passes after you ordered NOW Broadband? You can start watching your NOW TV Passes right away on a whole load of devices – there’s no need to wait for your Hub Two delivery or for your broadband and calls to start working.

To move your current phone number to your NOW Broadband phone line, you'll need to let us know when you place your order.

Make sure you don't cancel your phone service with your current provider, so we can transfer your number across.

Your Hub Two will arrive a few days before your phone line is activated. It'll be delivered by Royal Mail, and we'll give you a link to track the delivery.

Keep in mind You'll need to wait until your phone line is activated before setting up your Hub Two.

Switching from a cable broadband provider? To make sure you don't lose your broadband and calls, only cancel your cable broadband service after NOW Broadband is up and running.

If you're switching from a non-cable provider, we'll work with your current provider to transfer your phone line. Your current broadband and calls services will be cancelled automatically when your phone line is switched over to NOW Broadband, so you don’t need to do anything.

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