Shell Energy Broadband Reviews

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 Shell Energy.

Recent Customer Ratings for Shell Energy

  • Satisfaction
    1.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 413 customer ratings since 2021-01-22 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

586 Customer Reviews over 15 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Whitstable
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Avoid at all costs. The have onerous terms and conditions (small print) which they use for hidden charges. Expect to pay more!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Redditch
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If the owners ever read this.
    Please sort out the whole company you are making people unwell with anxiety and frustration.
    Mother in law 83 years old,wanted a move from Wales to warwickshire,
    Contacted you to organise new phone line in New property, we thought all was ok, no engineer turned up at time you emailed and tx , so now after 7 hours of phone calls and another missed Appointment by your company.
    We asked for our £60 connection fee returned, which I know she won't get.
    Customer service just pass you from 1 to another, explaining again every time you speak to a new operator,
    I hope something is done, you should not be able to operate like this.
    Do not go with this company until they can offer a proper service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Awful customer service and extra charges.
    We struggled to get a reliable connection and contacted Shell who tested and agreed the connection was poor. Open reach sent an engineer who diagnosed a faulty router which Shell changed but we have now been charged £100 for the engineer visit and the replacement of the faulty router. I've spent hours trying to discuss this with Shell but they rarely answer and even when I do get through they say they need to speak to someone and never return.
    I definitely wouldn't recommend shell broadband and will be changing supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sleaford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful. Speed is poor 8mbps, frequent cut outs, can't use Netflix, Eurosport or iPlayer, no range having to use Ethernet cables and boosters. It's cheap for a reason! Will cost me £276 to get rid of this after 3 months but it is well worth paying. DO NOT TOUCH SHELL ENERGY WITH A BARGEPOLE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would definately avoid shell broadband as a provider as they cancelled the installation of the services twice as they are incompetant at taking over the line more importantly failing to notify me that they have been unsuccessful. Went to complain twice and keep getting cut off.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling service - constantly defective broadband/router with little resolution. Ended up changing providers. Shell wanted money for the defective used router. Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Was with Shell for about two years, all fine for our purposes. But then we asked about switching our service to another flat which was in the same house. Customer service man tells us we'd only be able to much lower speeds in that room despite it being next door, when we said we might just ask another provider what they could do he got nasty, mocking us for our lack of knowledge on how wi fi works.

    Despite him trying to pressure us I told him he was being rude and I was going to hang up. We called Virgin Media and they said they could give us great speeds no problem at all. Naturally we cancelled our account with Shell right away. Now I've just had an email saying we didn't send the router back and we'll be fined £35 despite the fact that we did return it right away following their instructions. Avoid this dreadful company who treat you with contempt. I'd rather pay a bit more than deal with these cretins.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hitchin
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Zero review as find this company terrible, an engineer came to fit my broadband and failed to do so, they left electric plug with all wires loose and said they would have to return, today they took 65 pound charges out of my bank for this and have agreed to pay it back but I have to wait 10 working days so now unable to get my gas and electric
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hythe
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    we have unstable and poor broadband
    after many phone calls nothing has
    changed.0.02 to 0.06 is not useable
    open reach have checked,agreed the speed is the worse they have seen and recommended callflow.as they seen unable to rectify the problem.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I only ended up with Shell Broadband because they took over the Post Office Broadband, which I had before. I had no problems with the Post Office service which I had for about 4 years. However, since it's transferred to Shell the service has been really poor. It frequently cuts out and some weekends I've had virtually no service at all. Other times it's abysmally slow. I could make a cup of tea whilst I'm waiting for a page to load and all I am trying to do is surf the web. When my contract comes to an end I definitely will be leaving Shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shoddy router was and still is my issue - used another router and disconnects and speed issues have for me gone away (Ive gone back to the one I was given by Vodafone). Just for Information I don't use wifi from router as I have separate mesh for that.

    Its odd though as seems the router has half decent reviews so maybe crippled some other way
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BRISTOL
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Shell energy set my activation date as 29th December and supposed to have broadband service starting from 30th Dec 21. Their inside phone socket was not working so I could not use broadband. Today 5th Jan 22 a site engineer from openreach came and solved the issue and I have had the broadband today. However Shell energy charged me £24 for the term 1st Dec to 31st Dec 21 which is completely corrupt. They had to start my service from 1st of Jan 22 if they are billing customers between 1st and last day of months, unbelievable, I feel liked I am conned!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kilsyth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really poor speeds- average 13.34 Mbps. Rude and aggressive customer service people when you dare to complain to them. Unreliable service which drops out for anything from a few minutes to 3 hours. Avoid like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tiverton,
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    DREADFUL company, apparently switched by Uswitch, loads of agro as when I moved to my new property there was no landline & cottage needed rewire & refurb. This meant that shell could not & did not supply any service. Since then Ive been hounded for connection fees.
    Now with the Ombudsman.
    In my opinion this company is beyond belief in their lack of customer service. Advice dont touch.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Another victim.
    Switched to cut down on Broadband bills. Will probably work as service unreliable.
    Calls to Customer services result in multiple attempts to persuade you to upgrade to same fee as previous provider, which negates point of switch.
    Avoid Shell energy slowband at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yeovil
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Mum passed away on the 27th Dec 2021 ,I called shell to tell them asci set it up when my mum from Yorkshire visited, I told them she had passed away few hours later I got an email saying send the router and power cable back or we will chsrge you,angery is a bloody understatement
    I phoned to complain all I got was its automatically sent,think you need to look into this my mum is still at the hospital morchary I am heart broken
  • Reviewer
    Location
    altrincham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    Comments
    3 appointments for the install missed by Shell (3 days wasted holiday)!
    Speed signed up for not what was provided for first month.
    Superfast when eventually supplied - BUT - kept dropping out altogether for days at a time!!! Just what you DON'T need when furloughed...
    Left Shell for a more reliable provider (not skipped a beat since changing over) and Shell charged me £170 for leaving early - for something they couldn't supply regularly!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woodhouse
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unbelievably awful. Left without WiFi now for several days - Shell Energy have made so many mistakes and omissions too many to list here. Utter negligence and incompetence, and the worst thing is they don't care at all. The effect this had had on our lives over the festive period has been massive, including not being able to speak with friends and relatives that we couldn't visit. They don't care at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Widnes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Dont botherwith SHELL, my internet got fitted xmas eve since then nothing, just phoned them got pushed from pillar to post an they buttoned me, shocking customer service, i want this shoddy internet removed, I'll go with somebody else, i knew i should of read the reviews
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Service should have started two days ago, but couldn’t because I wasn’t sent all the kit needed for the hub. Because of bank holidays I’ve got to go x5 days with no Wi-Fi or to. Honestly, find another Supplyer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West midlands
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Don't receive advertised speeds.
    Read reviews go elswere.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    salisbury
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    awful. Slow internet, barely reaches half our rooms. Frequent downtime, poor customer service, tried to charge me for not returning the old router when i did. Just an all round terrible experience, please avoid!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Useless company want to double my bill after 8 months with them customer services totally crap cut me off twice when I found another supplier they want to charge me £118.76 to terminate contract they can do one do not touch they are useless
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish worst ever sub contractor I have ever come across don’t loose your health stay away from this useless subbie make internet like they replace hot water in there costa machines absolute waste of time greedy heartbreaking incompetent lying suppliers don’t use shell fit broadband they haven’t got a single care for there customers only for there poorly educated so called broadband call handlers I am surprised people still sign up for these monsters
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Somerset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Going with shell Broudband was the worst decision I have ever made. From day one it has continued to fail I am unable to watch Netflix as it constantly go’s off and takes hours to re enter using the ridiculously long password. When customer services have been contacted they have not helped after waiting and waiting to talk to someone they don’t have any answers to the problem you then get passed on to the next person who clearly has no idea how to solve the problem.
    I asked to speak with a manager this was refused.
    I demanded that I be released from my contact as I am not receiving the Broudband I am paying for, I was told I would be charged, ridiculous shell Broudband is not fit for purpose you will possibly like me spend hours on the phone to them achieving nothing that’s when your not spending hours trying to get it to work on your TV. Avoid Shell altogether it’s not good and customer service is nonexistent.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northwood
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not touch this company with a barge pole!!! I signed up with Shell Broadband on the Superfast package. The connection kept dropping and after complaining on numerous occasions they finally sent an engineer out for which they charged £65. In the end I got Ombudsman involved who then got Shell to send me a letter of apology. At one point they agreed to waive the engineer's call out fee of £65 but then they retracted their offer and debited my account with £65. Stay away from Shell broadband--rubbish broadband and even worse customer service!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I was initially with post office, and by chance my energy company changed gym Green to shell energy. Thus i though I was being charged for energy. However when i called they told me that the energy has not started to charge me yet.

    When i study further my bank details, and bill i findout my Internet has changed from post office to shell brand band, without me knowing anything,

    My cost was £23.5 now gone up to £37/month this has been going on for 4month. I'm so annoyed and disappointed with both company that how come i have not beem informed. I will take this further.??
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North West
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Despite having problems since our contract started (8mths ago), Shell Energy has not fixed our problem. There is nothing wrong with the BT line, that is always reliable, the problem is with the 'not fit for purpose' wifi router that Shell Energy provide for their customers. No wonder it's cheaper - it doesn't work. We are not totally without broadband for all our devices except for this laptop where I have plugged a wire into the router. We call Shell Energy today and used their call back service. They haven't called back. We are beside ourselves and have no choice but to source a provider and pay two providers - one Shell for a non-service, and our new provider who we know will be more reliable and we moved from them to save £3 per month by moving to Shell. Worst broadband mistake we have ever made
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SWANSEA
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer sales team committed to delivery dates that were in complete contrast to dates indicated in later email. Suppoesed to get connected 16/12/2021. Very unlikely to get connected before end of December. Batted back and forth between sales and service team. I used the cooling off period to go with BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Woeful. Has caused me no ends of problems with work. Most of the time I have to use my phone as a hot spot. Ended up having an interview on my iPad because the internet fell off.

    Terrible customer service. Tried to complain then cancel as it wasn’t working. They stated they would have to charge us.

    My current account closes 5 days from post of this review. Broadband has completely stopped. Now on hold to customer services for 24 minutes.

    AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Up north
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Piss poor expensive no one at office wants to deal with you,no moral done for thank goodness my contact ends will not ever be renewing and the three peeps I rec and they got will not be renewing there’s either
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My broadband has failed 3 days in a row. Tried several times to call Shell - one time yesterday held in for an hour then they hung up. Don’t answer emails - zero customer service - should never have gone with them after buying from Post Office. Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    uk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    worst internet i have ever had DO NOT GO WITH THEM please save your money and you time cause you will be on chat with them every week or resetting your router every day just to get the speeds you pay for there customer service is horried they lie to you and offer help that they end up charging 100s for. the worst internet service i have ever had
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barnsley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst ever experience of dealing with any company.
    The service was terrible, the WiFi was a joke.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fareham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service. Internet constantly dropping out. 0.5mbps speed during day with regular drops. Constant calls to be told there was no issue. After much hoop jumping Internet seemed average for a while. Now have been without Internet for 5 days. One hour each night on hold to company, during that time after 30 minutes on hold half the time the line is hung up without speaking to anyone. When I finally get through some agents are ridiculously rude and unhelpful and make me feel like it is somehow my fault and I am being unreasonable for expecting a service I'm paying for. I did speak to one lovely lady who said a ticket was raised but now 5 days have passed with no further communication, Internet is still down. Writing this review after being on hold yet again for half an our only to have the line cut off so starting the process again just to try and get a basic Internet service. Would cancel but am told that I have to pay cancellation fees despite the many months of problems and complaints.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When joining Shell Energy Broadband. Customer Service staff offered me Broadband for £26 per month which is on their own website for only £15 per month. 

    Two. Shell energy broadband, Send me my router. it was one day late and the currier did not knock on my door, just left a card and I had to go and collect it myself. 

    Three. When I tried to speak to shell energy broadband about this, it was impossible to get through to them because the advisor took down my email address incorrectly and left it impossible to access their site/My Account. Getting a phone number that works…impossible!

    Four. My ‘go live’ live date has come and gone with no access to the Internet as the provided Wi-Fi passwords are incorrect…unbelievable!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Galashiels
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please do not subscribe to shell they are the world worst company they don't care about you if I could give the o out of ten I would in fact I would rather have piles than subscribe to this lot.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Buckinghamshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I took out a new contract with these guys after leaving sky. I have to say shell has the worst customer service iv ever come across I wouldn't recommend anyone to join these guys. I have called them today because I haven't received my router which I was ment to get last week I'm on the phone to them right now and iv been put on hold for over 15mins because they want to find out where the router is before all this I called them 3 times and kept getting disconnected. My honest opinion about this service is absolutely diabolical please don't waste your time with them find I reliable supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burnley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Connection drops or only gives me 6mb now for the last 6 weeks, it was working fine before that, tried to call customer service and after 45 minutes I got through but I explained what the problem was and the guy put the phone down on me, I’m now trying to call back but they will be closed by the time I get through. Not fit for purpose, use someone else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barnsley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Left Shell Energy because of very poor speed. I was asked to return their router. The post office did not accept their return label. Despite requests via e-mails and phone calls they failed to send the promised return label. They hsve now charged me £35 pounds for failing to return their router!

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