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
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They actually charge you £15 now to leave! Outside of your contract! Section 5.11 in their t&c's. They say it is to cover the admin. cost of the transfer! Also tried to say that this is 'standard', it bloody isn't! Despicable! Avoid them at all costs!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely useless. Zero customer service, slow broadband, frequent outages, no outage checker. Just a license to print money since they acquired the Post Office Broadband business. Avoid like Covid-19.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    So angry with that company. Internet not working 5days. They said someone will come today to look it from 8-13 i called them to say that no one not came and they answer that i ha e to wait more 2 days to see if internet will come back to broadband and then if nothing will be happening they will send someone. I'm so angry as we paying 34.99£ per month and it's only second month we are with them. Disgusting service!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have been with Shell for 18 month and that was one of the worst broadband experiences so far for a number of reasons:

    - misleading advertisement - ad was promising 11 MBPS, I ended up getting 4-6 download and less than 1 upload. felt like a dialup modem
    - bad router - constant disconnects from my laptop, very annoying
    - engineer required to come and fix something on their lines after half a year of constant calls to the support
    - on the way out they charged me for 4 calls I never made (my landline was not even connected) and I discovered only when they charged over 5o quid to my account. Again calls to the support and refund which is not yet paid in
    - mandatory return of the router with charge if you don't print a label and send the old router back (useless piece of kit in the first place).

    Summary

    Required hours on the support calls, some issues never got fixed, overcharging and just poor connection quality. Would recommend to steer clear.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I work 12 hour days so am rarely at home to use the internet, maybe stream Prime or Netflix for an hour or two a night, occasionally Zoom and WhatsApp. I have no other devices that connect and it’s currently a one person household. Changed to Shell and the internet is dreadful. The modem switches itself off multiple times a day losing connection. For example watching an hour show on Prime- usually the modem will restart 3 times. This isn’t buffering - it completely loses connection. I called Shell and they told me they’d book an engineer as there was a problem with the line and I might have a faulty modem. I got cut off at the end of the call, they didn’t book the engineer and I called back. The next person refused to book the engineer and told me the previous person hadn’t followed the protocol and that I needed to take steps to fix the modem myself. They declared the connection fixed, which it was not. They even had the cheek to tell me I was a high volume user and I needed to upgrade to a more expensive package! I then got a call the next day (which was a reply from the email I sent 5 days before) from someone who had not even had the decency to read my previous two calls with Shell, basically told me I was getting the service I was paying for and wouldn’t escalate this to management. Again tried to sell me a more expensive package! I advised I’ve never had a problem with either of my two previous providers with this speed- and asked again how on earth they can classify me as a high user of internet when I barely use it?

    Anyway, they haven’t sorted any of this out. I can’t leave because it’s £6.50 a month for every month I cancel plus they charge a £15 disconnection fee when you leave, even at the end of the contract! Surprised it’s not illegal to be honest. Shell is outrageous- one word- AVOID!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    slow disconnects worst service I have ever joined I wont be staying you are like a bunch of clowns
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Nothing but issues since Post office switched us over to Shell. They have been slow to deal with any issues.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    KENT
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Fast and reliable and the same speeds as BT who i was with for 8 years.
    VERY PLEASED.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful! Half the speed I was getting before, terrible customer service, just constantly tell me 'that's not possible!' Won't let me out of contact despite my complaints from day one, including the fact they never gave me a copy of contract! Apparently, I should have read it in its entirety and memorised it. Been a customer of theirs for many years but as soon as my contract is up, I'll never use them again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Recently spent over an hour on a phone call to Shell Energy to let them know I was moving house. I was informed that I owed them £180!!! Cancellation charges apparently because I wasn’t transferring the internet to my partners house as he already has internet with Sky! I complained and got the charges reduced to £80. Read the small print and the “27” pages of terms and conditions folks! Better still find another internet provider. I certainly won’t be going back
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely useless, ok taking your money, even engineer fee £54, which I wasn't aware off, had problems yesterday, emailed, no response, refuse to call as not freephone number.
    Since being in approximately 16.00 till now 19.20, wifi gone off 9 times, having to use my own data and no certain TV, think its ombudsmen if no call tomorrow.
    PLEASE ANYONE, AVOID PAY BIT EXTRA GO WITH REPUTABLE COMPANY, SHELL IS A RIP OFF
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Initially the speed and reliability were as expected but after three months both dropped dramatically. On occasions the speed was below 1Mb. It is almost impossible to contact Shell Customer Service, unless you want to wait hours on the telephone or on their Chat service. It took 3 months for them to resolve the issue (problem with Openreach apparently) during which time I had to continue paying the full monthly fee on the promise of reparation on resolution. I have now been waiting two months for my "Goodwill gesture" whilst they try and charge me for engineer visits that never happened. After all of this, they insist that I pay my bill and await a refund or I will incur late payment charges. I have decided to end my contract early but now they want me to pay an early exit fee. DO NOT TOUCH THIS COMPANY!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I guess it was policy to restart my contract with the company when I moved address so I shouldn't really hold that against them. But it has only gone downhill since then. The person who administered the move told me that it would be a new, 15-month contract (which ill come back to).
    Internet was intermittent for months at my new address. It should have been around 25-30mbps but was more like 3mbps. After months of complaint and finally threat that I would leave, they finally pulled their socks up and started asking OpenReach to come over and sort out the issues.
    They agreed to recompensate me for the really poor service for I think what was around 4-5 months with a month-and-a-half refund. OK not the happiest, but I accepted it was all they were willing to offer. 2 months later, I start to get emails that I was behind on payments due to the 1.5 months that I had not paid. I was a little tired of this so I asked the person on the phone how long I had left on my contract and was surprised that it worked out that I was an 18-month contract since moving and not a 15.
    I asked them to investigate the conversation I had with the person who arranged for the internet to be set up at my new residence (because all calls are recorded for training purposes) and 3 phone calls later they apologise for not having followed the issue up earlier will be raising the issue and (promising this time) they will be letting me know of the outcome of their investigation. My internet speed has improved I guess so I shouldn't really complain.
    Oh! I shouldn't leave out that for the period it was really bad and I threatened to leave (for the 3rd time) I couldn't receive a WhatsApp message on the wifi without it affecting another service in the house using the internet.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT BOTHER!!!!! Absolutely shockingly bad customer service, if I could give a negative rating I would. Dreadful website, crashes half the time, unable to access accounts, or access any online help, tweets are the only way to get anyone to listen, which you should not have to resort to, but have no choice.
    NEVER AGAIN!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible service - a number of outages which made me decide to find another provider. Two months later I am still waiting for a refund from Shell despite numerous emails & chat. Their latest excuse not to refund me is that they are claiming I didn't return the hub, despite it being returned tracked. Useless "customer service". If I could leave ZERO STARS, I would. AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kettering
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible currently with this service. Will need to move suppliers. Cannot access anything in my emails now. It was horrendous yesterday and now cannot access it at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kettering
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Early days yet but:
    1. Transfer of phone service was seamless and totally pain free
    2. Transfer of ADSL service was seamless
    3. Broadband speeds initially 60% of previous PlusNet service, using the same equipment. Watching carefully to see how that trains up over the next 7 days.
    4. Customer service much more technically competent that PlusNet. I wanted to retain my existing (non-PlusNet) router and, although I had to queue, I found someone who understood the settings and had my individual information at their fingertips.

    I was shocked at the poor reviews these guys had and was somewhat worried about the transfer but, so far so good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kilmarnock
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT SIGN UP WITH SHELL ENERGY

    no internet but they want to charge me for a fault thats their doing havent even had the hub for a week asked to cancle my acxount in the first to 3 days twicein one day two seperate phone calls i was told my account is closed only to discover it wasnt its like they are using entrapment to make their money im sure this is ilegal i will be recording the next phone call i have with them to make sure their is proof that simeone is sayinh my account is closed
  • 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
    Kingston
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I joined via Moneysupermarket. What they don't tell you is that customer service is non-existent. I'm on a rate which includes VAT but Shell Energy have added VAT on top! When you raise it they don't ever answer, you just get an email saying they will contact you asap but never do. The broadband itself is Ok but I suggest you stay away
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid, paying for premium and getting utter crap never constant never reliable can't wait to swop
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Been on phone for 2 hours waiting for an operator. Don't think customer services for Shell broadband actually exists. If they are having an high volume of calls then they are having a high volume of problems. They have not contacted me in any way about broadband cost or any contract I have to adhere to for which I have not agreed to yet. Terrible service in comparison to Post office
  • Reviewer
    Location
    lancashire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I was a PO Broadband user for years with little or no problems. On hearing of Shell takeover I decided (WISELY as it transpired!) to change provider. My new provider Now TV were excellent and dealt with the transition smoothly. However Shell took absolutely no notice and carried on sending emails to me telling me at every stage that my change from PO to Shell was going ahead!
    I spent literally hours trying to get though to them on the phone and when I did get through was told not to worry. Eventually my NOW broadband went live and the service is excellent but still the emails from Shell kept coming!
    In the end I wrote a letter to the complaints department posted first class signed for (for obvious reasons!) that was three weeks ago and I have heard not a word. I should have had a refund according to one of their employees I am not holding my breath.
    I have given no stars and thank heavens I did not decide to go with them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Lesson learnt - cheap for a reason. Garbage service, awful router and expect full payment despite cancelling in the first week. AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Langley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst ever thing. All devices keep disconnecting every now and then. Customer service is poorest possible thing on planet. 1 star given as halves not available
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LARGS
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Had this broadband package about a month now had no problems at all in fact I would say it is better than my BT package that I had before as with BT everything would buffer and that was with superfast fibre with first utility I just have the basic cheapest package and so far its great. I think its just your luck and where you live to be honest.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lea village
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely hate this company I’ve got 7 day without internet and nothing from them to many complaints to even say
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEAMINGTON SPA
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    In the last two days trying to get assistance with the Shell Customer service is a joke, only yesterday I spent 2 hours trying to get a problem solved and today just the same, their service stinks.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    AVOID
    This was the worst broadband experience I have ever had in my entire nearly 40 years long life.
    Avoid Shell energy as a provider. They have a micro additional charge for everything. They lack basic services like changing a name on a contract. Customer care doesn't even listen to you when you query something. There was no single day when the internet would just break for some period of time. Often restarting the router wouldn't do anything. Speed was pathetic up to 6Mbs while promise was 20Mbs. also the cost £31 pm for an absolute joke of a service. I am immensely relieved I can cancel. Never looked forward to changing the provider so eagerly.
    At the end you also have to post back the router.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEEDS
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please avoid if you eventually get through to them on your mobile which can be over half an hour its at your cost for a multi million pond profit company very very poor if I could get out of my 18 month contract I would be be like an a Olympic sprinter of the starting blocks
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Best company for speeds and contention.They use TTB as their Network i have used TTB resellers for the last few years and find them very good.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Where do I start from? I was sold shell broad band whilst trying to leave talk talk, they promised to settle my cancellation fee and have now gone back on their words. I have decided not to leave talk talk and I call shell on day 14 only to be told i can nolonger leave, bear in mind I haven’t even gone live and only received router yesterday- still unboxed.
    This is legit the most inconsistent, and insensitive service provider I have ever come across.
    Shell I will drag you to court if I have to. You are not getting a penny off me!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined first utility that became shell energy. They failed to connect me on the set up day then I had to wait a further 5 days to be connected because of a phone line fault. The 14 days dissatisfaction starts from sign up so I was unable to leave without charge
    My internet then dropped out completely within 2 months. I was advised to still unscrewing sockets on my wall as this was a phone line fault. At this point I paid £109 to lesve.Terrible service please save yourself the bother, cost and lack of internet provision.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    How can I even begin to describe this plague. If I had to pick between another year of covid or another year of using this garbage I would pick covid. It is not worth paying money for. often the download speed drops to 3mbs and stays there. I feel like I'm back in 2010. I wish nothing but bad luck for the people responsible for this scam, the constant disconnects, buffering, IP switching, lag. third world countries I have visited had better wifi. I wish I was exaggerating. contract nearly over. finally.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEICESTER
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I thought they were cheaper. I had joined them on 20 Sept. 2019. Great mistake. I reported a fault on my Landline SIX days ago. Nobody came to check, though was promised. The Broadband service the POOREST of all I had joined in the past. Connection very slow, it keeps on being cut off. I very much want to DITCH them before my contract ends, if they would let me leave them. Please, please. do not let them deceive you, do not make the mistake I had made. It is the WORST service one can find. I am dispatching to their Registered office, a copy of a BUNCH of REVIEWS by the DISSATISFIED customers. Hope they close down the Company. ----- HA NARAN
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid Shell Broadband like the plague. They have awful service with constant drops, they take months to even attempt to fix the issue, more than once they've tried gaslighting me on engineer visits that never happened and they have a very interesting interpretation of OfCom regulations. Like my grandad used to say "buy cheap, pay twice."
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My wifi is so shocking and very poor. The wifi justs keeps going down . Customer services is very poor. I'm cancelling my wifi and don't recommend it to anyone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Had broadband with shell they had put cease on for non payment for 1 day and now I've got to take out a new contract because they've forgotten to contact open reach to remove cease who have now cancelled my phone line when I contacted them on Monday 15th November 2020 they said an engineer needed to come to fix a fault who was booked to come at 8am to 1pm on Thursday 19th November 2020 never showed rang them back to be told my phone line and number no longer exists because they forgot to contact open reach to say I was angry well I'm in lockdown self isolating with no TV to watch or consoles to play or work to do because they forgot and then I get emailsaying I have to pay £150 early termination fee is a **** joke to say the least I'm so disappointed with this service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lewes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer service is fairly good and helpful, however, customer service should be low down the list of desirables as ideally you shouldn't need it. Speed is ok. The biggest let down for First Utility is the frequency of broadband outages and disconnections. In terms of reliability they are appalling. This is why I have rated customer service quite high as I often need to contact them to ask why I have no connection!

    Overall impression ... steer clear. Very unreliable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lincoln
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Constantly drops out, even when it’s working you can’t even connect your phone, when complaints are made they have covered their crappy service in their t&cs, charge you to send an engineer if you refuse you’re liable for cancellation changes - even ombudsman won’t help because, as mentioned- they have covered themselves in the t&c... AVOID AT ALL COST

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