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Help and Support

  1. When will I be billed?
  2. How can I pay for my John Lewis Broadband services?
  3. How can I change (or update) my payment details?
  4. I've got card and Direct Debit details stored on my account, which will you use?
  5. How can I check my bills?
  6. I've missed a payment, what happens next and how can I pay?
  7. I'm worried about giving you my bank/card details, are your systems secure?
  8. I need to speak to someone about my bill

1. When will I be billed?

Your John Lewis Broadband services (phone, broadband, Add-ons) are charged for at the same time each month (your billing date). For most, the billing date is the date that broadband is activated, e.g. if your broadband was activated on the 25th, your billing date would be the 25th of each month.

If you've taken one of our telephone services, when both broadband and phone are ready we'll take a single payment for adjustment to make sure the billing dates match. After that your phone and broadband bills will be taken on the same date each month.

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2. How can I pay for my John Lewis Broadband services?

There are 4 payment options available, see the table below.

Payment option Pay monthly bill? Pay one-off (standalone) payments?
Direct Debit Yes  
Credit card
(Visa, Delta, Electron and MasterCard)
Yes Yes
Debit card
(Switch, Maestro, Solo etc)
Cheque Yes  

You should always make sure that you keep your payment details up-to-date. To help you with this, if you're paying with a card we'll send you a reminder email before it's due to expire.

A good way to make sure that you don't miss a subscription payment is to set up a Direct Debit. As payments are made automatically you won't have to worry about updating your details or confirming regular payments. (Obviously you will need to make sure that you have enough funds in your account at the time you're billed).

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3. How can I change (or update) my payment details?

Changing your payment details is easy, you don't even need to call us. Just go to and login with your username and password.

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4. I've got card and Direct Debit details stored on My account, which will you use?

  • Monthly payments: If there's an active Direct Debit instruction set up on your account, we'll use that. Direct Debit instructions can take up to a week to set up so bear this in mind if you've only just added or updated one. If you want to pay your monthly bills with a card you'd need to cancel your active Direct Debit instruction first
  • One-off (standalone) payments: One-off payments can only be made with a credit or debit card, so we'd use the card stored on your account

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5. How can I check my bills?

How to check your total monthly bill (broadband, phone calls, Add-ons)

  • Go to My account (make sure you've logged in with your username and password). On the Summary screen click the link in the View your bills online section. Alternatively, click Bills on the left-hand side menu
  • You'll see details of each payment you've made, including when you were billed and for how much
  • Click an invoice number to see more details about each payment.

How to check your phone bill and itemised calls

  • To see your phone bill click the Itemised billing tab under Phone control panel
  • Pick the month you want to see look at and you'll get a breakdown of the costs along with an itemised call list

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6. I've missed a payment, what happens next and how can I pay?

If we can't take your monthly payment (why does this happen?), we'll send you an email and text message (if you've registered to receive them) to let you know.

The next time you connect to the internet, you'll be redirected to a page asking you to make a payment.

If you can't pay straightaway, you can acknowledge the message and carry on using your services as normal. We'll send you further reminders (via email and text if we have your mobile number) about the missed payment after 5 and 10 days respectively.

When you're ready to make the payment, all you need to do is log in to our website and you'll be taken directly to a page showing you how much is owed and when it was originally due. You can then choose to try again with your normal payment method, or add a new card for one payment only (we'll only save this if you ask us to).

  • If you've still not paid after 14 days - we'll apply restrictions to your account and contact you again to let you know that we've done this (How would my account be restricted?)
  • If you've still not paid after 28 days - your account and services will be cancelled. We'll contact you to let you know

Reasons why your payment may have been unsuccessful

The most common reasons for unsuccessful payments are:

The card you normally pay with may have expired - If the card you normally pay with has expired we'll ask you to add new card details when you log into the John Lewis Broadband website. When you've done this you'll see the amount outstanding on your account and you can choose to pay this using your new details.

You can check and update your payment details at My account at any time.

Your bank/building society may have been unable to authorise the payment - There are a couple of reasons why may have happened:

  • You may not have had enough credit in your account when the subscription payment was due
  • If you've chosen to pay by Direct Debit your bank/building society account type might not support this kind of payment

We'll ask you to pay with different details when you log into the John Lewis Broadband website.

What restrictions apply after missing a payment for 14 days?

Broadband: All browsing will be restricted, apart from limited My account access (you'll just be able to pay the outstanding amount, view your past transactions, check our online support or raise a query to Customer support). Once you've paid the amount owed all restrictions will be removed and you'll be able to browse as normal.

Home Phone: All outgoing calls you make (apart from emergency and Operator) will be redirected to Customer support (incoming calls are not affected ). Once you've paid the outstanding amount on your account all restrictions on your service will be removed.

Note: we can't guarantee that you'll be able to make outgoing calls immediately. Normal service should be resumed within an hour.

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7. I'm worried about giving you my bank/card details, are your systems secure?

Yes, we take your online security very seriously. We use industry-standard security technology to make sure that all your details stay private, such as the Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode online security system. Once you've registered, this makes sure your card payments on our website (and 300,000 others across Europe) are password protected, stopping unauthorised use online.

All payment and personal details are encrypted and transmitted using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection.

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8. I need to speak to someone about my bill

If you have any questions that aren't answered here or you want to talk to us about a failed payment, please call us on 0800 022 3300 or ask us online using Contact us.

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Can't find what you're looking for?

If we've not been able to address your query through a support article please contact Customer support for further assistance.

Having problems with your broadband connection?

Use our Broadband troubleshooter to diagnose and fix the problem.

Service Status

For full details of our current issues or any maintenance work that could be affecting your service please visit our Service Status site.