Unbeatable speed - with the fastest package offering average speeds of 900Mb few other providers come close to matching Hyperoptic
Upload speed - on Hyperoptic's 1Gb and 150Mb deals, upload speed is the same as download speed
50Mb and 150Mb options available - If you don't need the full gigabit service then you can save money with a budget 50Mb service (with 1Mb upload speeds), or a symmetric 150Mb service
Speed as advertised - as Hyperoptic uses full fibre to the building and high speed networks within the building, connection speeds average at least 95% of the advertised speed
Short contracts available - customers have a choice of 12 month or 1 month contracts
Truly unlimited usage - customers can download as much as they like without limits, there's no traffic shaping or throttling
No landline needed - Hyperoptic comes into your building via fibre optic cable, and into your home via a network faceplate, so broadband-only products are available
Phone bundles available - Hyperoptic can provide good value voice-over-broadband phone services with competitively priced phone bundles only £3 to £6 more than the broadband-only cost
Future proofed - Hyperoptic use full fibre to your apartment building, allowing them to increase broadband speeds as technology or demand progresses. Their building networks can support much higher speeds than are currently offered
Limited availability - only select urban locations are supported. As of 2019 it's available in around 30 cities, and mostly only in apartment blocks
Installation can be expensive - if you have non-standard requirements for installation, such as moving an existing faceplate or placing the faceplate far from from your front door, you may be liable for the full £200 standard installation fee
No copper phone line - Hyperoptic's telephone services work over your broadband connection, meaning they won't work if you have a power cut or broadband outage, so you may have to rely on your mobile phone to make emergency calls, or separately maintain a copper phone connection
Excessive usage policy - although Hyperoptic's broadband is unlimited and unthrottled, their fair usage policy states that if you make excessive use of your connection to the detriment of other customers, then your service may be suspended
Features at a glance
Average speeds start at 50Mb download and 5Mb upload, go up to 900Mb symmetric download and upload with top speeds of 1Gb
Monthly rolling and 12 month minimum contracts available
Truly unlimited usage with no traffic management but 'excessive usage' is prohibited
Free with a 12 month contract during offer periods, £40 activation fee otherwise, and a £200 installation fee may apply if you have non-standard installation requirements
24 hour customer service and technical support via email, national rate phone number (free from Hyperoptic phone lines) or livechat (except from 5pm to 9am on weekends)
The optional HyperHub router has security and parental controls
Optional AC-rated HyperHub router provided
Voice-over-broadband telephone service available for only £3 to £6 more than the broadband-only monthly cost, £5 per month International Plan adds discounted calls to 50 destinations at any time of day
No line rental or landline needed, or you can keep your current copper landline line rental and phone provider
Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Hyperoptic.
Don't touch them with a barge pole.if I could give 0 stars I would. Worked ok for the 1st few weeks then nothing, All it does is buffer. Called them up and they asked ethernet or wifi? Said wifi, oh just connect ethernet and it'll be fine. No it's not, she then said it's because the router is to far away from TV??? You kidding me on you placed the router, her response we place it beside the front door? That's your problem then get it moved, no their policy is it goes beside the front door??
Then told I needed a booster cable, not their job to provide so cost me £26 and guess what - didn't make a bit of difference.
I'm now paying for a service that DOESN'T work. Wish I'd researched these cowboys before I got them. Worked during cooking of period then as soon as this is over and your stuck, it stops working. do not touch this company. Pay that wee bit extra to someone who can provide a service.
My broadband with Hyperopic was activated in the mid of December, after just a week use, the internet is down. I called the customer service and they told me they will send me a new router and it will arrived in one or two business days.
Since it's already near Christmas, I asked them whether they could call the courier to check whether the courier company still work during Christmas, then they told me it's a unreasonable request and I was crazy to ask them to do that. I was surprised and utterly disgusted. I couldn't see why it is a unreasonable request and why I was called a crazy person. I told them that I simply wanted to get more information in regarding to the delivery. They told me repeatedly that it is an unreasonable request and under no rule or regulation they should do that. Then I asked them whether they could keep me updated on the delivery, they told me I should check my email about that. I told them I didn't have any internet connection so I would prefer a phone call or a message. They told me I could just call them back to check it. I insist that they should at least provide some updates as it's not easy to call them as there is always a long wait. Finally they decide to ring me back the next day to provide update.
However, it's been four days, I haven't heard any news from them and I still didn't receive my router.
I can see many people have some bad experience with this company according to their feedback. However, I can never imagine that the customer service in a well-established company can say such vicious things to a customer via the phone and make empty promise without any consequences. If any company should go bankruptcy during the pandemic, this company should definitely be on the top of the list since no customers should go through such experience and no one should use this company.
Utterly disastrous service!!!
So, here i am, writing a review about Hyperoptic company and their services. I've had my fibre optic installed on the 11th of December, all went went, just at the end the engineer said there was a switch missing inside their main cupboard unit. The infamous part took no more no less than 10 days to get replaced!!! Yesterday, the 21st of December, after calling them to ask why the internet wasn't running, i was told that it needs to be activated from their end, which will be on the evening, or the following day in the morning.
As usual, the next day around lunch time, i called them up to see what's going on, just to be told that the switch that was installed isn't compatible with their equipment, and now another one has to be replaced with!!!
All this time, since the 11th I've been paying a daily data fee to my mobile phone provider, as i am working from home and need internet.
I know already that will take another at least a week for them to get that part replaced, then God knows what else will come up " not compatible" or broken down...i can see it already not having Internet until the New Year, with Christmas and all the holidays coming up now...
Is this truly a decent service to be provided, to have to wait this long, then again be told it's still not running... I'd give it less than a star if i could, it's so utterly ridiculuous the level of service...
Now, I'm sure someone from their company will probably reply with the usual standard" we're really sorry for what's happened, we do whatever we can and take our customer service seriously"...
I ask you now: how will their answer, whichever that is, help me get my internet up and running? You tell me that!
Instead of blind replying with standard, sugary, empty words, i'd seriously re-evaluate how their engineers work, what the issues they encounter that can be looked at so that it doesn't happen again...
This is what I'd do:be practical!!! Stop the BS wording than anyone can throw around and do something physycally to action your issues, for a change!!!
I'm sorry for all those that are usimg their services and say it's decent speeds and customer services...all i can review is based upon my experience, i hope I'd be the only one to have this happening to, but something tells me that this is how they run their services, which is an absolute joke, if you ask me...
Knowing now that my holidays have been ruined with having no internet, I'll be looking at cancelling the contract and testing out another supplier of fibre broadband...hopefully not all of them would be so bad...or maybe they are??? Something to be seen...
Happy holidays everyone, hope to get at some point next year my internet running with some sort of decent customer services...not asking for great service, if you noticed, just decent one...is it maybe too much to ask???
I hope not..
Yes, every year if you want to renew with these guys you better just CANCEL the service and become a NEW CLIENT. Trust me!
This time I'm just shocked, I decided to try replying the renovation options email and I actually could get Jovana to agree with the "management" to give me 150Mbps for £25 a month (that's a £4 discount goodwill gesture that they applied on my account).
After 2 weeks I decided to check if I could instead go with 250Mbps that is £3 extra a month. Do you know what the "management" said?
"No Felipe, if you go with 250Mbps you will lose the £4 goodwill discount, which means you will have to pay £7 extra a month!"
Yes, that's Hyperoptic but now I'm in a horrible situation, I have 12 months with them and will need to wait that to cancel it again and become a new customer and pay £20 a month for 150Mbps, or even less if you count the cashback with Quidco for example.
CANCEL every year and become a NEW CLIENT, that's the only way to go with Hyperoptic.
By far the worse broadband provider. I give them one star in all categories as this is the minimum possible score. They do deserve a zero though throughout. We've had ongoing problems with broadband since we joined Hyperoptic on October 16. I never heard of them before, the only reason we joined is because the developer from whom we purchased a property work with Hyperoptic.
What is the problem. They talk on the phone and the make suggestions and so on (at times rehashing standard information that you can easily google, e.g. the difference between 5GZ and 2.4Ghz in WiFi). That's where the buck stops. Its almost impossible for them to provide hands on/engineering support. We had to wait for ~3 weeks for an engineer. The case how to be escalated to something they call "Advanced Tech Team" or something like that. This team will decide if engineering are needed. The appointment with the engineer could not be brought forward, we had to wait and that's that. Interestingly, Things improved after the engineer had been, but as it turns out only temporarily. We now have intermittent internet and frequent interruptions on a daily basis. We asked them on November 25 to try to monitor things. They ignored. Each we call them they give us the same spiel. Try so and so, which we have already tried anyway as by now we have become experts in troubleshooting internet. Eventually, today December 19 we talked to a manager. It looks like we might have to wait for at least a week before something happens.
You see, the standard model for a broadband provider is customer service, hands on work-engineering and hardware. They fail in all three categories. The service people will try to put you off by suggesting the same kit and caboodle each time you talk to them. They are polite most of the time, but it would be better if they were to do their job instead. Engineering support is practically non existing. I suspect their engineering network is too small. So if, like in our case, the problem is outside the property, and we can prove it, even though they keep on asking us to repeat the same tests that we have repeated many times now, that's it, you basically had it. We have put a huge amount of time and effort, missed many of our online meetings from work, huge upheaval and disappointment, this is the year of COVID where many people like ourselves work from home and they need a robust internet connection. But they cannot provide it. Not only that, but they are not committed to providing a good service. Despite what they advertise at the front of their website.
I suppose Hyperoptic may provide great service, but I never managed to get past the equipment installation phase. After a three week wait, an engineer came in to instal the equipment. He failed to complete the job on the day and said that Hyperoptic would send someone within two days. A two day delay did not seem not ideal, but was quite acceptable. However, when I called Hyperoptic the next day to enquire about the appointment to complete the installation, I was told that the next available slot was in two weeks. So, effectively, Hyperoptic put me at the end of the queue. Even if my experience is an exception, it still shows the poor quality of customer services at Hyperoptic.
This provider turns things into Desaster once it starts going wrong. I moved into new flat with hyperoptic availability and booked installation weeks in advance which got confirmed via automated texts and emails up until the day and time of installation appointment. Then no engineer was to be seen and no cancellation was sent either. Waiting around for nothing is one thing! Having to deal with customer services after that another! Their phone line got support didn’t work. The support email service responded only with a general acknowledgment they’d get back to me soon. The support chat online had a long queue and because of unstable phone connection at the property I got disconnected several times and finally excluded from chatting, right after I managed to get the information that the next available slot is almost fourteen days away. Before we could confirm even that date the chat got ended. I work from home and entirely depend on internet for this, and the way hyperoptic cannot provide any support or help when things went wrong from their side is upsetting and unsettling. Avoid, if you depend on reliable service and support!
It's the time of year where students around the country are heading to university, either to start their studies or return for a new academic year.
Whether you're heading to uni for the first time, returning to your student accommodation or about to start out in a new student house share, now's the time to look for a good student broadband offer to keep you online over the next 9 months.
Both of those option mean that you can avoid paying for broadband costs should you head home or go off on travels in the 3 months between academic years. But of course you don't need a special student exclusive offer to get short contract broadband from other suppliers, for example NOW Broadband, Plusnet and Hyperoptic also have competitive 1 month rolling contract offers that even undercut BT and Virgin's prices.
Is it better to get your broadband, TV and phone services as part of a single bundle from the same provider, or should you shop around for the best standalone deals?
Is it simply a question of convenience versus flexibility? And does one work out cheaper than the other?
Let's take a look.
What kind of bundles can you get?
There are three types of broadband bundle. Where providers offer more than one you might see them described as triple or quad-play providers.
Broadband and call bundles
Most broadband services need you to have a traditional phone line, the price of which will be included in your broadband bill. Many providers - even some of the smaller ones - make the most of this requirement by offering you a call plan as part of a bundle. You can add off-peak, Anytime or International calls for a few extra pounds a month. If you don't add a plan the price for any calls you make just gets added to your bill.
Even some providers who don't require a landline will still offer you call bundles, and that can work out cheaper even if you don't intend to use them. For example, Virgin Media's broadband with phone options are cheaper than just standalone broadband for the offer introductory period of. After this, it goes up by £2 a month, but you always have the option of ditching the phone portion at the end of your minumum contract, or some people might consider the extra £2 worth it for extra piece of mind in an emergency. Of course, this isn't always the case, as with Hyperoptic who charge more for a phone bundle than they do for a standalone product. But it's worth investigating to see whether a potential provider requires a landline or not, and if you can make a saving by getting calls bundled in.
Broadband and TV bundles
Broadband and TV bundles are the next most common types of deal. These are generally restricted to the bigger name providers like Sky or BT, and can give you access to premium TV channels that show Premier League football or the latest movies. But beware, they aren't all like this. Some TV bundles, such as the basic TalkTalk or Virgin TV deals, don't offer many more channels than you can get with Freeview. You get a set-top box that lets you record or pause shows, but doesn't include any pay TV channels unless you choose to upgrade. Take a look at our guide on the cheapest ways to get pay TV for the full lowdown.
Broadband and mobile bundles
The other type of deal you can get is a broadband and mobile bundle. Again, these are rarer. Your options are split into two groups: either money off your bill, or a bonus added to your mobile plan, usually in the form of a bigger data allowance. The good thing about the latter is that you can add it to an existing plan if you're already a customer, without needing to take out a new deal.
How do the prices compare?
So how do the prices of bundles compare to buying all your services separately? And do they work out cheaper? Well, it's complicated. When you compare like-for-like services, bundles will usually give you a decent saving. But if you're willing to make compromises on what you need, they might not be the best option.
Here's an example. Let's say you want to sign up to Sky TV.
As of April 2019 you can get Sky Entertainment with 63Mb Fibre in a bundle from Sky for £42 a month. By contrast, if you took the cheapest fibre deal with an average 63Mb speed, from TalkTalk, plus the same Sky Entertainment package from Sky it would cost you a total of £47 a month. It's the same story for different speed broadband, and when you add more TV channels the gap increases further.
Bundles are cheaper when you compare like-for-like services. But - and there's always a but - it isn't quite as simple as that.
If you take that 63Mb TalkTalk Fibre plan and add a NOW TV Entertainment Pass instead of the Sky subscription, the monthly price plummets to just £33. In fact, add the NOW TV plan to Sky Fibre and it works out £7 a month less than the Sky bundle.
What gives? The important thing here is to compare the small differences in the services you're getting. NOW TV is cheaper and gives you the same channels you get through Sky, but it's also a far less premium service. You can't use it to record shows, access red button services, watch 4K broadcasts, or plenty of other things.
In summary: if you want the full monty, a bundle will almost always be cheaper. But if you're willing to shave off some of the extras, you might be able to make savings by buying separately.
Are bundles right for you?
Money aside, the big selling point of bundles is convenience. A bundle gives you one contract, one bill, and one customer service department to deal with. In most cases you'll be able to renew at the same time, too. And you could argue that getting all your services from the same provider will give you more leverage when it comes to negotiating the best deal. The more you pay, the keener they'll be to keep you.
But buying standalone deals has its merits, too. You get more choice, for a start, since there aren't many triple or quad-play broadband providers. And more flexibility, which lets you pick up a faster broadband package than your chosen TV provider can offer, for example. Plus, there's the possibility of taking shorter deals. Sky TV comes with an 18 month contract, Virgin 12 months, and NOW TV just 30 days.
Call plan bundles are the easiest to decide upon. Lots of us don't even have phones plugged into our landlines anymore, so don't need them. But if you make a lot of landline calls - especially international calls - then go for it.
For TV, make sure you know what you want before you sign up. For the full pay-TV experience a Sky or Virgin Media bundle will work out cheaper. If you just want a few extra channels, like from NOW TV or the handful of premium channels offered by BT, a standalone deal might actually work out better.
And as for mobile, keep an eye out for indirect savings. Sky TV customers, for instance, are automatically eligible for unlimited free calls and texts, which means they only need to pay for a data plan. The cheapest they offer is just £6 a month - almost certainly less than you're paying at the moment. EE give 5GB of mobile data to their broadband customers each month. This won't show as a saving on your broadband bill, but is likely to enable you to switch to a much cheaper mobile plan and make your savings there instead.
The main thing is to know what you need and how much it will cost you separately. The you can compare it to how much an equivalent bundle will set you back. Use our comparison tool to find your perfect broadband bundle to get started.
Hyperoptic Broadband Buyers Guide - Is Hyperoptic right for you?
Can I get Hyperoptic?
Hyperoptic is only available at select urban apartment buildings. In early 2019 it was limited to various postcodes in around 30 cities, covering 400,000 homes.
Plans are in place to increase coverage, but chances are you'll have to wait until you can get it. Hyperoptic should be available in half a million homes by the end of 2019, two million homes by 2022, and some five million homes by 2027.
Hyperoptic's hyperfast gigabit broadband uses a technology called fibre to the building (FTTB) where a full fibre optic link is taken into the basement of an apartment building, this is then distributed to the apartments within the building using a high speed network, either using ethernet or fibre links, depending on the nature of the building. Residents of the building can then connect to the high speed network using an network faceplate installed within their home, either connecting their computer directly with network cable or using the supplied Hyperhub.
To find out if your building has been hooked up to Hyperoptic's network, use our postcode checker. Please note, in some limited cases more than one building will be in the same postcode area or your building may still be in the pre-order phase, if this is the case then the Hyperoptic site will confirm availability before you sign up.
Hyperoptic's standard installation fee for a faceplate is £200, with standard broadband activation charged at £40. Thanks to ongoing promotions, the installation fee is almost never chargable if your installation is straight forward, you don't wish to move an existing faceplate, or place your new faceplate away from your front door. Activation is usually only charged when you opt for a monthly rolling contract rather than a 12 month contract term.
Property developers within Hyperoptic areas can apply to have their buildings upgraded to bring gigabit fibre to their tenants, so if other buildings in your area have Hyperoptic already, talk to your property manager about the possibility of an upgrade. If they know that there's demand in the building, they may be more likely to invest in hyperfast broadband. You can also register your interest on the Hyperoptic website. Buildings with the highest customer demand get the lowest installation costs, and they also get connected before anyone else.
1Gb Fibre Broadband - among the fastest broadband deals you can get in the UK. The average speed is 900Mb - and that's upload as well as download speed. The service is fully unlimited
150Mb Fibre Broadband - the mid-range offering has an average download and upload speed of 150Mb, with is still faster than many UK providers can offer. It's an unlimited service
50Mb Fibre Broadband - the entry-level service has an average speed of 50Mb for downloads, and 5Mb for uploads, all unlimited. This is more in line with entry-level fibre packages from other providers
All of these packages come with truly unlimited usage without traffic shaping or throttling, or any restrictions based on the type of traffic or the time of day. However, there is an excessive usage policy, meaning you could be warned or have your service suspended if you use an excessively large amount of data, to the material detriment of other customers.
As Hyperoptic's service is based on full fibre optic to the building and high speed ethernet or fibre networks within the building, there's no slow downs from copper telephone lines, so the advertised maximum protocol speeds tend to be very close to what you'll actually get, as the very high average speeds show. Most gigabit customers get an average speed of at least 95% of what was advertised, with the median speak at peak hours a whopping 900Mb, with any slowdowns caused by limitations in their devices, the speeds of web servers on the Internet or the links beyond Hyperoptic's servers on the way to the site they're visiting.
Hyperoptic doesn't use a copper phone line, so you don't need one connected to your home if you don't want a landline. In turn, this means you don't need to pay line rental. If you do want a traditional line you can get one installed from a separate provider. If you'd rather get everything from Hyperoptic you can add an optional phone bundle to your broadband contract, with plans starting from only around £3 to £6 extra per month. However, this is a voice-over IP service which uses your broadband connection to make and receive calls. It won't work during power outages or other broadband outages although, for an addition one of £25 charge, Hyperoptic will provide a backup battery that should keep your phone working during most power outages.
Which package should I choose?
An important first question to ask yourself is do you need hyperfast speeds, or would ultrafast symmetric broadband meet all your household's needs?
If you're a light user who doesn't do much uploading (such as sharing photos and videos on social media, or syncing or backing up your devices to the cloud) then the 50Mb downloads and 5Mb uploads package may meet all your needs while saving money compared to the other packages. These speeds are similar to what are on offer through other providers' basic fibre deals. It's likely to be good enough for most homes.
If you have a busy household or you make use of cloud backup or syncing, are a vlogger, social networker or content creator, you're likely to want the speed of 150Mb or 1Gb connections. Not only do they offer vastly superior download speeds, but their upload speeds are among the best on the market.
150Mb download is usually fast enough the even very active households, and the 150Mb uploads mean cloud sync and backup, or video sharing on sites like YouTube, is faster than on any competitor's network. The 150Mb package is likely to be a significant upgrade even from an asymmetric fibre service like BT Superfast Fibre 2. However if you want the very fastest connection possible, the 1Gb symmetric gigabit hyperfast broadband is unbeatable.
Points to consider before you choose
Is speed a priority for you?
Can your computer or other devices actually handle speeds of 1Gb (needs a 2GHz or faster processor and an up to date network card)? If not, opt for 150Mb
Do you have a busy household or make a lot of use of HD or better video services?
Do you upload photos or videos, or make use of cloud sync and backup services like DropBox, iCloud or SkyDrive?
Do you need a phone line to your home or could you make do with just mobile phones for voice?
If you need a phone line, would Hyperoptic's voice-over-broadband phone service work for you, or do you need a phone line that works when your power or broadband is down?
It's always good to know upfront what you'll get when signing up with an ISP so you know what you can enjoy for free, or to budget for any extras you may want.
Hyperhub wireless router - New customers receive an AC-rated wireless router that's fast enough to deliver your broadband at top speed. You can also connect up your own router, if you prefer. The Hyperhub is required if you need to use Hyperoptic's phone service, but can also be connected to a separate wireless router or network switch.
24/7 customer service - Hyperoptic's telephone customer service and technical support is available 24/7 to help with any queries or problems you may have, this is a national rate number but free from a Hyperoptic phoneline. You can also raise technical support tickets using Hyperoptic's website or live chat 24 hours a day on weekdays or between 9am and 5pm on weekends.
What are the benefits of Hyperoptic?
The benefits offered by an ISP may be what seals the deal in your decision to buy a package from them.
Unbeatable gigabit speed - With hyperfast 900Mb-average speeds available, few other providers comes close to matching Hyperoptic. As of early 2019, 900Mb is nearly 30 times faster than the UK average broadband speed, 13 times faster than a fibre to the cabinet deal (such as those from BT), and nearly three times faster than what Virgin offer.
Incredible upload speed - On Hyperoptic's 1Gb and 150Mb deals, upload speed is the same as download speed, this is in sharp contrast to competitors who may offer upload speeds of less that 10% of download.
Cheaper options available - Most households don't need 900Mb broadband speeds. You can save money with the symmetric 150Mb option, or even the 50Mb deal. Just beware of the much slower upload speeds on that package.
Short contracts - Hyperoptic is available on a choice of 12 month or 30-day rolling contracts. You'll pay more for the latter but it's a good choice if you're planning to move in the near future. After all, with Hyperoptic's limited coverage, it's unlikely you'll be able to connect in your next home.
No landline needed - Hyperoptic comes into your building via fibre optic cable, and into your home via an ethernet network faceplate, products can be bought stand alone with no landline at all, or paired with someone else's line rental and call plan through your separate copper phone line.
Phone bundles available - Hyperoptic can provide good value voice-over-broadband phone services with competitively priced phone bundles starting from only £3 to £6 extra per month, plus for £5 more you get discounted calls to 50 international destinations at any time of day. Your free Hyperhub router has a voice port that will allow you to connect a standard telephone handset.
Future proofed - Hyperoptic use full fibre to your apartment building, allowing them to increase broadband speeds as technology or demand progresses. Their building networks can support much higher speeds than are currently offered, or upgraded as needed. Hyperoptic have already planned an upgrade to 10Gb connections once technical and customer demand requires it.
Improves property prices - If your building and home have been hooked up to the Hyperoptic network this can produce a sizeable value increase when selling your home, especially if surrounding properties have poor broadband speeds.
What are the drawbacks of Hyperoptic?
Let's face it, not everything can be perfect, and even the best deals may have a downside.
Very limited availability - Hyperoptic is only available in a limited number of (mostly upmarket) apartment blocks in a limited number of postcodes in a limited number of cities. Even if it's available in the building across the street from you, it doesn't mean you'll be able to get it yourself.
Non-standard installation can be expensive - If you have non-standard requirements for installation, such as moving an existing faceplate or placing the faceplate far from from your front door, you may be liable for the full £200 standard installation fee, or at least an additional installation extension servic
Computer or device upgrades may be needed - If you don't have a more recent network card, or have a slower processor, you may need to upgrade your computer to enjoy full gigabit speeds. 150Mb should work on older computers though. To achieve the full gigabit speeds you'll need to use a wired connection, and if you want to achieve wireless speeds over 130Mb, your devices will need to support 802.11ac wireless protocols, which can exclude older mobiles, tablets and games consoles.
No copper phone line during outages - Hyperoptic's telephone services work over your broadband connection, meaning they won't work if you have a power cut or broadband outage. This may not be a problem, and can be mitigated by paying £25 for the battery backup option, but be aware that you may have to rely on your mobile phone to make emergency calls, or separately maintain a copper phone connection if continuous phone line availability is critical.
Excessive usage policy - Although Hyperoptic's broadband is unlimited and unthrottled, only using traffic management to prioritise telephone calls, their fair usage policy states that if you make such excessive use of their services that other customers' connections are detrimentally affected, then you may be given a written warning or even have your service suspended or terminated. Their terms and conditions also define a number of stringent 'content standards' that prohibit use of your connection for activities such as deceiving, impersonating or annoying any person, which some users may consider too restrictive.