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
    1.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    1.7 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 545 customer ratings since 2021-05-21 (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.

789 Customer Reviews over 20 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst company I've ever had the misfortune of dealing with.
    They try to walk over your consumer rights.£300+ bill and never searched anything and never made a phone call.
    Should be closed down straightaway.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Croydon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A complete scam. They offered me a quality internet and it never gave up. And when I wanted to go out with them they sent me a bill for 337 pounds. Not even gasoline will I buy the shell again. They are thiefs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The router (allegedly new) uses old security and on all Apple devices says “weak security”. Over an hour to customer services, complete joke. Never had this with sky!! They assured me it’s secure but I don’t believe them. Certainly won’t renew after contract runs out. This is day 1 and totally unsatisfied with no resolution from shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible internet service & customer care. Internet signal constantly drops out & WiFi reception around the home is limited to the room with the router only, which is unreliable too. Called customer service & they were rude, made excuses for constant bad signal (e.g. using too many devises at once- only me at home so only one ever used at one time) & came up with silly suggestions to fix the issues. I gave them the opportunity to resolve before swapping to another provider. Shell informed me it was my phone line, I now have a new provider with excellent service & guess what- no issues with my line. DO NOT go with shell energy broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dagenhsm
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    The serve with shell went live on the 39th october the service was not fit for service the internet keep cutting out and buffing I recieved the first bill within 6 days after activation which was higher then agreed I was never told the first bill would be high contacted shell fault was not rectify I cancelled within the 14 days of activation i was harrested with phone calls details sent to dept collector every complaint I made was closed before i was satisfied or resolution would not recommend the company to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    DARTFORD
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    My next door neighbour a 97 year old widower`s phone has been off for over 2 days. We were on the phone for over 4 hours and then her daughter for another 2plus hours in the evening unable to get through to Shell energy .That is unacceptable in my eyes .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dartford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unfortunately made a big mistake and signed up for the offer trusting Shell name. Oh boy, couldn't be more wrong. To the reader who is just checking the reviews - SAY AWAY! worst experience ever. They promised 11 mbs in average for 17.99, while signing the contract sneaked that they will be providing from 5 to 9 mbps. Actually providing somewhere below 5 and max 6mbps and less than 1 mbps upload! It is not a broadband! It's a dial-up service. All I lack is that modem sound dialling to get online.

    I filed the complaint and their solution was......ATTENTION get higher band! which mean they are capable of providing the service it's just unfair business practices designed to lure people in and push to higher band as the cancellation fee is 100 pounds!!! CANT BE MORE CLEAR, TO ALL READING THE REVIEWS - STAY CLEARLY AWAY OF THIS "SERVICE"
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Davenham Northwich
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Everything has been fine - speed has been tested and I get what I expected - Customer Service has not been utilised - however now I have come to leave I have been billed £15 to exit - the fine of £35 for not returning the router has not yet been officialy communicated...

    ...being retired and having nothing better to do I look forward to wasting the time of the Customer Service Dept in pursuing a refund of the £15 should it be deducted by Shell Energy - no doubt it was hidden within the 30 page T&Cs - but, like others listed here, I have completed an initial period with First Utility before I was migrated to Shell when FU called it a day.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Denton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Joined Shell broadband after Years of BT. Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones but so far Shell is ten times better!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Denyer
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was told at the point of renewal after 1 year that if I did not move provider within 24 hours I would automatically default onto another years contact. The shell representative said it didn’t work like mobile phone contracts, where you defaulted onto a month by month rate. They said it’s in the T+C’s which it wasn’t. When I asked for her name she accused me of abusing her and hung up. 8 weeks later and I’m told on a Sunday lunchtime the matter has been resolved internally but no details enclosed and the matter is closed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    derby
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID THIS HORRIFIC COMPANY!!!!! by a mile the most incompetent,rude and underhanded company i have ever dealt with. where to start?? i was told i wouldn't pay an installation fee with my broadband i was charged 60 pounds anyway without even telling me 3 months later i still haven't been refunded even though they swear blind they've done it. they changed my gas meter readings and charged me £150 gas just for march tried ringing up no help whatsoever basically told theirs nothing they can do. i live in a 1 bed flat its impossible to use that much gas.my electricity tariff was a fixed term of 52 pounds a months for a year they then after around three months start charging me very high random amounts once again with no notification. i phoned to complain and opened a sales investigation a fortnight later i phoned as i still didnt hear anything they told me the sales investigation had been closed because quote " the sales team will just try to get a sale your actual agreement we send to you by email" which as you might of guessed i never received. To sum it all up first utility really are scumbags they will do anything to squeeze every penny they can out of you for the worst service you can imagine if you value your money and your sanity steer well clear of these cockroaches
  • 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
    Derby
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got switched from First Utility to Shell Broadband automatically. We were very happy with First Utility. The speed was good, and it was cheap. But Shell Broadband has been terrible from the day we were switched over. The wifi drops out multiple times a day. Has anyone found a way of avoiding the extortionate early exit charges?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Stay clear absolutely rubbish very poor internet now body gets back in touch with you all they want is your money very poor service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Plugged in and worked straight away, excellent speed too. Impressed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Rubbish ...... been waiting since 4 November
    Don’t use this procuder
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire, England
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband... id be better off on dial up. We've had issues from day one. speeds so slow it takes 10 mins to open a webpage. constant drops. Been in contact with them for 7 months. They have no clue as to whats going on and why my internet isnt stable. They sent two engineers out who found faults and fixed them. then they claimed they sent out another and charged us £80. Avoid them at all cost. seriously just avoid, if you want a headache that badly just bang you head against a wall. Theyre beyond useless and theyre broadband is rubbish, as is their customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    devizes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    will be changing asap, no support, keeps losing connection utter rubbish.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devizes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Once you join them that's it. Impossible to get through to customer service, probably poor service is why every day 'we are experiencing high volume calls'. No reply to email and online chat didn't work :{
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    AVOID SHELL ENERGY LIKE THE PLAGUE!!! we were with another company for 5 years and never had an issue, as soon as shell took over we magically suddenly owed them 100s of £££ for one years usage, at first call they admitted it must be fault but two years later the issue is still unresolved. Nobody will take any further responsibility for it being wrong and our owing is now over £3,000 because we cabt afford to pay them what thry demand monthly, they are SO unhelpful that we now just refuse to make any payments at all, they ring, text and email multiple times a day which is aggressive and harrrassing. During the pandemic its responsibile for all my mental health and depression issues, we feel completely trapped by them with absolutely no way out, I REFUSE to pay money we dont have and that we didn't spend in the first place. All you have to do is join all the shell company Facebook groups to see this is a frequent scam they seem to employ on unsuspecting previously loyal and well paying people, i didnt ask to be signed up to shell and now we are stuck with this TERRIBLE company forever! Shame on you. One day your constant harrassment will be the end of me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    The biggest issues with the company that I've experienced are a rubbish router and poor customer service. I was paying BT a fortune so decided it was time to change providers, the second I switched to FU (how ironic) the performance dropped to zero. I'm supposed to be on the 35Mbps product, but I couldn't even get a stable connection to Netflix servers let alone actually watch a programme or film from start to finish.

    I raised the complaint immediately and it took them a couple of weeks to even respond. It's clear they allocate your message to a new advisor each time you respond, as it's like you're starting again from scratch. About two months into trying to resolve and getting nowhere, I got an email from one first-class complaints advisor who stated "there is no issue". Okay mate, nice one. Another advisor stated "we can send someone around to check your hardware, but you'll probably have to pay for it". Not happening.

    So this morning, granted my TV and phone are both WiFi and will have been potentially doing their own thing in the background, but I'm trying to load a webpage on my laptop and it's like dial-up over a modem in the 90s. So I run a speedcheck through a website and it gives me 0.32Mbps, absolutely laughable. I live in a 1 bed flat and the router has to be in the kitchen because that's where the master socket is, so I went and sat on the kitchen floor and to be fair, it did then manage a lightning fast 7Mbps (of the 35 that I'm paying for). I turned my TV and phone off, and ran a wired connection into my laptop, and did finally manage to get 32Mpbs out of it. Unplugged the cable and again, sat a foot from the router and with no other devices switched on except a fridge, the speed dropped to 12Mbps.

    In conclusion, the router is dog-poop - this is despite the fact that the one half decent thing one of their advisors has done is send me an "upgraded" router. If this is the best they can manage, I'd a) factor the price of your own router into the deal you're looking at, or b) just go elsewhere. I considered looking up the settings and then trying to get my BT router set up to connect to their network instead, but their website is unsurprisingly rubbish and I absolutely dread the prospect of phoning them up and having to speak to them, given the experience so far. I certainly won't be staying with them beyond the end of this contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Experience with shell has been terrible. Swapped from SSE who were great, really good speed and never any problems. Then swapped to shell. Poor internet right from start and long periods without any connection at all. Tried to contact them on chat facility and kept being cut off and then told 7 in queue. Tried calling them and am still on hold, 30 mins and counting!!! Would not recommend and am going to cancel
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dewsbury
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i never have had a contract with shell or first direct and shell keep sending me invoices for £162.21 which they say is outstanding.i have spoken to there customer relations team who dont no there backside from there elbow,but keep on sending me these letters for a contract i have never had.total rubbish i will not buy anything branded shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Didcot
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I sign 18 months contract for 63mbps downloading speed and up to 19mbps uploading speed and i get 12mbps download and 1 mbps upload speed. Because i get over 5 times slower internet i was trying cancel this contract but they told me if i cancel i have to pay them cancelation fee - 310£... liers. I DO NOT RECOMEND TO ANYONE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dinnington Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've had my gas and electric from them for years and never had a problem, so decided to give their broadband service a go. I signed up for £18.99 a month.
    I have been with them 6 months and have never seen a bill and can't access anything online. They charge me random amounts whenever they seem to feel like it, 3 months in a row, weird amounts then miss a month then it starts again and my broadband drops off intermittedly most evenings around 8pm. I have tried calling their call centre several times, I held for 20mins the first time, 30mins the second then 30 the third time, I never actually spoke to anyone any of the three times I called as I got sick of waiting and hung up realising it was probably costing me a small fortune being on hold for so long and doubting anyone was actually there, I emailed them a few days ago, got an automatic response but have yet to be contacted back by a human.
    I would definitely recommend them for their gas n electric, but I don't think they're actually set up properly yet to do broadband customer service, so I would avoid them if I were you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Doncaster
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Customer service team want find a new job. They don't listen to the customers. When asked for help you get past around there colleagues. Because they don't know what to you. With your query.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dorchester walk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    low broadband speed and when I brought they said the would be up to 17 but I get less than 5 if they told me it was less than I would went some else with better speed
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid like the plague.
    Appalling speed, wifi coverage and customer service.After 6 months of below average service wifi started dropping out. Got the usual guff about 'too many devices connected' (I didn't have) all a con to get me to sign up for 18 months superfast fibre.
    I'll be changing provider ASAP.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Immediately after migrating from PO to Shell, I lost the ability to receive calls, thats when the problems started, Unable to communicate, keep getting replies saying I am unrecognised though. Now migrated elsewhere but the problems still keep coming, it seems I am now required to return the router but where to? if anyone knows where these routers should be sent, please tell me. Money Claim On Line looks a decent bet to get back my sanity.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    promised twice to write off early termination charges, then did the exact opposite. Paid up just to be shot of them.
  • 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
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Atrocious wifi signal. Was okay for first few months then drops out regularly. Cust service deplorable. Contacted them and told I had too many devices connected and would need to upgrade. I had 1 PC and 1 laptop connected. A total scam.As in contract had to wait 4 months to change provider. Now only 3 months to go, then they're ditched and good riddance.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Droylsden
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolute waste of time.
    After being on the phone for approx 5 hours booked an engineer to come, he never turned up and then sent an email saying no fault detected... so another hour on the phone booked another engineer so waiting to see if he turns up. I've had no internet for 6days and no tv.
    Service absolutely appalling. Definately avoid signing up. I was with the post office until they sold it off to this shambles of a company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dumfries
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Customer service good if problem fixed first call. Otherwise its nightmare I have to run around switching broadband Internet to connected off
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dundee
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Was concerned about negative reviews on shell broadband and going ahead with it but for a WiFi shared with 6 people (superfast broadband) it’s been excellent speed and reliability and value for money. Highly recommend for those wanting fast broadbands on a budget
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dunfermline
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking service, been with them just over 3 months paid every bill, and I’ve been cut off today without warning and told to pay £57 for somthing I don’t u derstand! I put a complaint in and they closed it straight away, I’m writing this for bobbie as I’m her carer as she has learning disability and the customer service was below par, also they did not explain what the bill was for they were just down right rude! I questioned if it was even a scam it was that bad, but no the telephone numbers match up to this company, I may have to get redress through ofcom and look for another provider in the meantime, but this is a company to be avoided!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    dunfermline
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    if your looking for broadband do not go with shell,service is appalling and the customer service is even worse,biggest mistake i made!! speed is terrible constantly cuts off been a joke from day 1 tried to cancel within 14 days but they refused saying speed issues are my fault because of too many devices connected at 1 time??
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dunnington York
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Recently changed to Shellenergy Broadband from Now Broadband. Change driven by price. What a mistake. They are terrible. Constantly dropping off. Far less distance Range than Now. Hopeless Assistance.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Duns
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Literally the worst and most expensive boradband provider I have ever had the misfortune of using. Terrible and rude customer service. Huge expense for the new router. Drop outs are endless. Dont even bother trying to explain anything to the staff as they are terribly rude and offer no help. If I was them I would stick to destroying the planet by drilling for oil. DO NOT go with Shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Beware you get charged £15 to change supplier and make sure you return router as they will charge you for it .Very slow broadband similar to dial up at times . Look elsewhere !

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