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
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Similar experiences to others. Service appealing, constantly dropping out, off more than on. Speed reminds me of when I had dial up. After 11 days without a service I was forced to get another provider. They now want to charge over £100 for a service that was not as advertised. How can they get away with this with the various consumer protection legislation that is in place.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Harrow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely horrible customer service and horrible connection. I didn't have any connection at home at all and when contacted to customer support to cancel they mentioned there is a connection with line and will be able to fix in 3/4 days, the choice was to either wait couple of days for the line to be fixed after not having broadband at all or paying exit fee for cancellation even.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hartlepool
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wouldn't transfer my number over so cancelled my order. I switch providers every 12/18 months and have never been told I couldn't keep my number. needless to say I have cancelled the contract and now have to arrange my cuurent provider to stop the cancellation of my current contract and look for another new provider. I won't be signing up with Shell for anything ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    hartlepool
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    Comments
    was excellent when i first got my broadband in now if im connecting to it im constantly doing so most of the day or night. pile of ***** should of stayed were i was
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hastings, UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not sign up for broadband with this company! Incredibly slow internet connection, it barely works. I am only a couple of months into my contract and seriously hate the idea that I have to live with such a horrible internet connection.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hayle
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I'll keep it short..looks like I'm going to take out a claim on MCOL. Wish I had seen the reviews before sighning up. A David and Goliath confrontation, wish me luck.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hebburn , Tyne and Wear
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Just installed this heap of crap on Tuesday , download and upload speeds are abysmal. Tried to cancel but told we would have to pay the full 18 months money first . They did not send us any kind of written confirmation regarding the contract. The nice girl in the EE shop also rang them , and they were rude and unhelpful to her . Worst ever service , I strongly recommend that no-one purchase broadband from this bunch of cowboys . Download speed 2-8 , upload speed 1-5
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Heckmondwike
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    STAY CLEAR AT ALL COSTS!! Worst company I've ever dealt with. I had no broadband at all, due to a fault at their end. I cancelled after the 3rd day after numerous phone calls & they had a cheek to charge me £110 for it!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Heckmondwike
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    SCAM DO NOT APPLY FOR ACCOUNT after they took over first utility they has been nothing but issues disconnection three days before payment date without warning then inflate the bill I started at 38 for high speed for streaming then get told I owe 71 so pay the balance two weeks pass and disconnected again contact them and they tell me I owe 51 so I ask why so high they say I owed 99 with a discount of 7.00 I owed 91 but yet when I paid the bill I was strictly told 71 is all I owe for that month hmmmmmmm talk talk here I come and another point to all customers of shell if your not offered the deal you was originally offered as of 12 month ago you can walk from the contract check Martin Lawrence s website explains everything there
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Your broadband is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, i had a simple 259mb update ad it took over 6 hours with your incredible broadband speed i wouldnt recommned this broadband to a homeless man in a cardboard box i would rather go without, please in the future stick to yout petrol stations and discontinue your broadband service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Herne Bay
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The broadband speeds have never matched those that I signed up for, never even reaching the lower end of the range. Since beginning of October I am sometimes operating on less than 1Mbs. Customer service take more than a week to respond and the chat service can't intervene with an open complaint. Six weeks of seriously substandard service, although, of course, they do regularly take the monthly subscription. Shocking, do not touch this company!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Herne, Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Broadband seems okay, router they supplied failed after a week and although I was told a new one would be sent out, it never arrived. Reconfigured the previous ISP's one after getting the details from Shell (which took 3 phone calls, the first two I spent over an hour waiting and gave up).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I was a Post Office Homephone customer who had to move to Shell Broadband. Since joining it has been nothing but problems trying to log into my account to view my bill. I get the email to advise my bill is ready. I can log in to read emails but when I try to log into my account to view bills it says the password is wrong!
    I've logged complaints via their website and all I get is automated emails saying they are busy....perhaps they should have done more testing and got things fixed before moving all of Post Office Customers onto their systems which clearly are not up to scratch. They take my money by Direct Debit but I cannot access the bill to verify they are charging me correctly! What a mess!
    In my latest complaint I have made it clear there is no way I would have chosen to move, and now I'm locked in for a year as I'd locked into the Post Office plan and that has just moved across. One not happy customer!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful company in every way. Been with them 4 months so far, still no connection to the internet, they will trap you into more charges in every way they can. Avoid getting into a contract or engineer visit, is going to end up costing me hundreds for nothing but stress, no connection & extremely poor customer service. Believe nothing they say….
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    User experience is awful - Bills available to view in current month only; logged in account functions are very poor and finding a sensible answer to any query is a real challenge. Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Herts
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I agree with others don’t touch them with a barge pole. Awful signal, have had to concede and pay to be let out of the contract. Grumpy and impatient customer service, no doubt in part because they must have so many disappointed customers to deal with. Should never have made the change. Especially given the damage the company has done to the environment over the years, I should have known better. AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hexham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Somehow we got disconnected after we paid the bill online. We usually pay over the phone but it would not let us. We have rang and were told it was a fault on their end. And to wait the usual 24 hrs blah blah, 24 hours has nearly passed and just to see what's going on we have rang again, only to be hung up on and no further info. Absolutely appalling, and receiving out next predicted bill during this time, oooh do one
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Heywood
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Problems from day one with the internet connection and the internet speeds. Upgraded from sky broadband to shell fibre optic and sky broadband was far quicker. Customer service is non existent. They take days/if not weeks to reply to mails and claim to have contacted me when in fact this has never happened once. 3 months later and I still have these problems but if I cancel they will want a cancellation fee so I’m stuck with a slow broadband. Will never use this provider again. Reccomend no one does!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Highcliffe Dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Although not a heavy user and admittedly, the download and upload speeds on my package are not great in this age of super users for home working and streaming, in general, I’ve been satisfied with the service. I’ve been a customer for over two and a half years. It was the best deal (without continuous prices hikes, which I had experienced with Virgin Media, fighting them over 10 years, without any acknowledgement of being a loyal customer to get better deals. Will NEVER use them again), that I could get. I am going to receive fibre broadband next year and the price of my package is going up by £3, which I think very fair (I have inclusive landline calls and broadband for £26 per month now). Today, I called them to ask about the changes and the chap who helped me couldn’t have been more focussed on my needs. He checked speeds/channels and altered them to get better phone connection/download/upload speeds and advised me how to do it myself in future. He also listened to my situation and didn’t try the hard sell, to get me to change to something I don’t want now. Very good - Matthew, thanks.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hitchin
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Once I was set up with first utility the 14 day cooling off period had finished so from the initial set up I realised I was locked into 18 months of useless broadband. I can't watch BBC iPlayer without buffering every couple of minutes. It is an appalling service and they do nothing. Download speed 1.8Mbps, upload 0.7Mbps.
    I STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST SIGNING UP.
    When you do get through finally to customer support they are pleasant but can do nothing to fix the problem.
  • 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
    Horsham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Just for balance I have been with Shell nearly 18 months and had really reliable broadband. They contacted me 3 months ago with an upgrade- how much did I have to pay- nothing. seemed too good to be true and I was suspicious but I have now got 70-100mbps reliably up from ~40 and my bill is the same!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    hounslow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Switchover day was today, sky ceased service and shell will not start services for another two days. No technical department to put me though to. No manager to speak to without a 24hour wait. This company is not fit for purpose or the 20th century. They do not know how to operate a bb company or service. Am leavign as soon as i can - haev 30days to leave. Uswitch have alot to answer for for this shoddy recommendation
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One of the worst experiences I've had with broadband, I change my broadband nearly every year. The speeds we slow with shell, signal was rubbish and would drop out at busy times. On top when I cancelled I was charged £15 cease charge and had to pay postage to return router.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Huddersfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    Comments
    Not happy at all my internet went down a couple of days ago I tryed phoning customers services up was on hold for an hour and a half eventually got threw. They did load’s of tests unplugged leads did full reset Of router Was told the internet would eventually come back on. Went to work few hours came home still not on. Iam not happy
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hull
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    So, we signed up for this, went on holiday and read the reviews after.
    Dumb move on our part.
    I rang to discuss my worries....45 mins later, still no answer to my call.
    I call back again, another 40 mins. This time I didn’t care what they had to say, waiting 40 mins to speak to a human, anyone, is not acceptable.
    I cancelled and called plusnet. Straight onto an advisor for only £3 a month extra, I’ll pay for that level of customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Huntingdon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    You get 14days to change your mind that starts from the day you sign up you don't get a chance to check the service as the router has not been delivered
    Route has no range unless you are in the same room speed is never above 0.3. If anyone know the any way I can geg out of the contract let me know
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Huntingdon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Trying to connect to the internet is terrible, It has taken just over three hours today and has just dropped out again after 15 minutes, don't know when I will be able to get reconnected. Only been with this company for two weeks, but not for much longer. Must read reviews on other suppliers.
    Warning don't use this company, it will drive you doolally very rapidly rapidly.
  • 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
    Ilminster, Somerset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very disappointing broadband from Shell Energy. Speeds are slow, keeps dropping WIFI connection, out of focus TVstreaming catch-up. Customer service is slow and ineffective probably made worse because the WIFI keeps dropping the connection.Very punitive charges for cancellation during contract period and also have to pay penalty for moving when the contract ends. Don’t make the same mistake as me. Shop elsewhere!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of Wight
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Has turned out to be good broadband for the money.
    We did lose our connection one day but that was due to BT´s engineer working on various cable connections out in the road and broke our connection, but repaired it later on.
    As far as speed goes, not to bad and for 16 quid per month pretty good all round.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Isle of wight
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't wast your time or hard earned money on this so called internet supplyer.should have left as soon as shell took over from first utilities.
    Well download speed today 1.78mb upload speed 0.85mb absolutely a joke.Stay well away from this company as soon as we can change we will.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Jakube
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    THE WORST ISP EVER.

    The service tests quite well on a speed checker, but in the real world, it is sluggish and unresponsive and can take 10 to 20 seconds to load or refresh a web page. I always use a wire connection, but if I connect to my upstairs neighbour by wifi, on the same laptop, the service is much better. Every six months or so, the service begins to falter and has to be rebooted - sometimes three times a day. Typically, the correct lights are illuminated, but there is no connection to the internet.

    When I manage to get through to Shell, they go through the same questions and checks that they previously did and the service becomes useable again - for a while. This time, they said they needed to send an engineer around, but that they would charge me for their time, if they couldn't find a fault, I wasn't able to be at home, or in some undefined way the engineer decided that I was responsible for the problem. What did I do? I left.

    THE WORST ISP EVER.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    James
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID Put our prices up after not telling us if we left as energy customers our price would go up! We didn't even know that the price was special as it was the same for non-energy customers all over the internet. Their terms and conditions have been very well put together to basically charge and do whatever they like. they did not cancel my contract as I asked in writing in August 2017 and still continue to bill me to this day to the tune of £508!!! They have 5 people in their compaints department and cannot get back to you or answer your complaint 11 weeks later, their names are useless, incompitant, waste of space, why are we paying you and numpty! If you want a good provider for Home Phone and Broadband, go direct to Talk Talk!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kelly
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worse company I have ever come across , appalling customer service they have no idea about broad band and constantly huff and puff on phone before conveniently being cut off , tried to persuade me to buy extra connectors costing over £8p to help with my wireless problem but when the engineer from BT came out they confirmed that Shell had turned my wireless connection off purposely. Please avoid avoid avoid . I cancelled eventually due to no internet service at all !!!!’
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kelso, UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is an appalling company. I had been with them for over a year with very slow connection speeds of around 4 MBPS despite being on the fibre network, when I moved house. They arranged to move my broadband to my new address but told me it required a new contract and a wait of a month before they could connect me at the new address. The engineer failed to turn up after a wait of a month. When I contacted them (three hours on hold...yes!), I was told that the order had been "declined twice" and therefore cancelled. All my bills were paid in full by direct debit so there was absolutely no excuse for this cancellation. Furthermore First Utility failed to contact me in any way, and at any point in this whole process to tell me there was a problem. The representative I spoke to suggested another month long wait for another installation appointment but I explained I couldn't wait without broadband for so long and told him politely that I'd rather cancel the order. The representative then hung up on me! I then received a bill for an early termination of the contract for a full year's cost of £220 because they said cancellation occurred after the 14 day grace period, but they had never provided a service and I wasn't told they had cancelled my order until after the 14 day period!

    I'm appalled by the level of corruption, incompetence and rudeness I've been subjected to by this company. I will contact the ombudsman now to see how I can get my money back. It's so time-consuming, frustrating and upsetting I would urge you all to avoid this company at all costs. Even if you have a simple enquiry you will routinely be kept on hold for more than 30 minutes at any time of day. Avoid!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kelvedon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Terrible company, was transferred from Post Office,and they miss sold a new plan to me.
    Reduced my cost, but failed to tell me it didn't include VAT, so the plan and amount is the same as before.
    Was looking for a better deal elsewhere...now I'm tied into this scamming fraudulent company...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kenilworth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Took 3 individual engineers visits 2 set up broadband morning 8 to 12 apointment came at 4pm 3 weeks later phone still out of service. Takes min 30mins before they answer HELP line very poor
  • Reviewer
    Location
    KENT
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Switch over to first utility when i realized what i was really paying for my broadband and phone connection.
    Connection is good and has never failed since the switch.
    Excellent value and a great saving.
    :) :)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I was changed from the post office and received a bill from shell I did not recognise.have emailed the times with no reply.this looks like the worst public relations I have seen.keep clear.

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