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
    1.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    1.6 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 606 customer ratings since 2021-08-16 (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.

886 Customer Reviews over 23 pages

  • 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
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible service,internet connection is off or drifting all the time,not fit for purpose,avoid this company like the plague,cannot wait for the contract to end,no such thing as customer service from them.shameful treatment to their customers and crap internet provision give them a wide berth.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scarborough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor customer service, broadband and sound cuts out on a regular basis, sometimes for long periods. Can't even get Netflix to load. All other providers leave the line active until you fit your new router, NOT SHELL they cut us off early morning. They charged £15 leaving fee even though my contract had ended. Never sign up with Shell
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northern ireland
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I HAVE NO WORDS ON HOW BAD THIS BROADBAND PROVIDER IS FROM THE BROADBAND ITSELF TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AVOID!!!!!!!!

    Im now used to waiting over an hour to thorugh to someone. Oh and the superfast broadband is as fast as there terrible customer service.

    AVOID!!!!!!!!!
  • 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
    Motherwell
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    I would have given it 0,I’ve been waiting 10 days for another ROUTER to be sent out1st router didn’t work,12 days & 4hours of telephone calls,& STILL NOT SENT OUT,BEING CONTINUALLY LIED TO by the PERSON WORKING FOR SHELL B/BAND.WITHOUT FEAR THE WORST EVER ON ALL LEVELS,but your BILL( 4 non USAGE) DOESNT FAIL TO ARRIVE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just finished an 18 month contract with this useless Broadband supplier. I would not recommend it to anybody. Broadband speeds and downloads are appalling. Phone calls to their Customer service is a complete waste of time. Nothing is ever resolved. Accused of not connecting the router correctly and wanted to charge £65 for an engineer to visit. I had nothing but problems trying to remedy the slow speed and was paying for a service which wasn’t fit for purpose. Now using another provider and the improvement is staggering to what it was with Shell. I do not recommend this company and would advise people to avoid being ripped off and disappointed.
  • 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
    Ayr
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Was moved across from the post office. Was with the post office for 6 years. So far very negative experience of shell. Was sent a threatening email advising they would cut off the service as I hadn’t paid. I had paid as this was a monthly direct debit. Spent 30 mins on the phone to get through. Was told to ignore the email and they would take a double payment as I hadn’t paid. Sent them a copy of my bank statement showing that the money had gone out of my account. When I complained I basically got nothing more from them than the enquiry was resolved
  • 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
    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
    Exeter
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I have read the reviews and yes they are bad, but they do not exagerate. Customer service and accessability is CHRONICALLY bad, speeds of broadband are regularly less than one tenth of a megabite and ALL of the time not much faster than that. Their engineers (when they come) agree and there is nothing they can do about it. They really are the WORST of the Worst. I hope this information saves at least some people from an absolute horror
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    If I could give less than 1 star I would. Complete garbage. My order has been put through 3 times now, 9 days after the first request I still have no broadband. Don't even have the router. Quick enough to set up the direct debit though & take the cash!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cleeve North Somerset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It doesn't deserve even ONE star but there is no ZERO option available. Definitely the worst provider I've had. Wifi frequently fails. Zoom meetings are a nightmare as the broadband width (very low at the best of times) cuts out completely at least once every session! Email complaints are completely ignored. It is clear from all the reviews I've read that I will just be wasting my time if I make a telephone complaint. I feel I've been conned.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Peterborough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I love the energy supply with first utility and moved from Sky broadband to first utility as I was told that it would be the same service as Sky but cheaper.. massive mistake as the speed is half the speed of Sky and keeps dropping out . Will move as soon as my contract is up. Complained the customer service and was told to read the contract
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Widnes Cheshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor customers service.
    Cancelled contract 2 months ago but still receiving demands for payments on email with no explanation!
    Requested clarification for the demands, received response that didn't answer why they keep asking for money. They even threatened to charge me £35 if I didn't return the router even though they hadn't sent the promised postage bag.
    Beware of this company - was OK when run by Post Office.
    If you need to contact them you may spend a lot of your time waiting in a call queue. Very, very poor!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    York
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Just connected this week. Everything worked first time. Had to ring to get Password to connect my own router. A short wait to get an answer built once connected they were very helpful and provided password and checked I had other necessary information. Currently showing a slightly slower connection speed than my previous plusnet connection but still in the 10-day modem optimisation period.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Grimsby
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Had this service for 4 days and it is terrible average download speed on 4 different speed tests is 1.64mb. Not even enough for SD downloads. If i had known i was dealing with Talk Talk i would not have taken this deal.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Cornforth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for nine months of an eighteen month contract. Paying £32.99 a month and the fastest download speed I've recorded has been 4.2Mbs/sec. Much of the time it's much lower, often in the low kbs region. And now I see they're currently offering "fast" broadband (ave d/l speed of 11 Mbs/sec!!) for £17.99/mth on an 18 month contract. Very unimpressed with the price I'm paying and the snail's pace download speed, and will certainly not be renewing at the end of my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ml67ae
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Crusty with Shell energy and decided to try there broadband,Big mistake. Made the order and received router approx 30 days later and at that point new that it not suitable and no where near the BT service I had moved from so I cancelled within the 14 day cooling off period but was told my cooling off STARTS from my phone booking and they are charging me £287. They will not budge on this even though I cancelled on first day of receiving router. The land line does my work stop after 6 days of telling them and the broadband is slow or not possible from room to room. Please don’t be caught out like me. Avoid Avoid Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    glasgow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't go near them!!!!!!
    Terrible service constant drop outs...Blamed it on me...Went back to po bb and the minute it activated all problems gone and had a perfect service.....Po bb gave up the bb business and to my horror shell took over and all the same problems started again.....They are garbage and they are scammers and liars they know its them!!!! A disgrace a total f disgrace.....Stay well away
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sussex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If i could give shell no stars i would. I am helping my daughter with a complaint and we have been cut off multiple times and all i can say about their customer service is it is appalling and terrible and that is being kind
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Menai Bridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Impossible to get hold of someone to help fix the issue I encountered when trying to set up broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling customer service! Since they have taken over my broadband they have repeatedly sent threatening emails about an unpaid bill, which simply isn’t true. I have a long standing direct debit.
    I have spent two weeks trying to contact them via phone and email with zero response. Do not sign up to their broadband service - they are utterly useless.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    waiting to talk to somebody from customer service no one ans the phone am not going with tham looks like BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Oxford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I cannot fault Shell Broadband. After reporting a fault on the line of Friday, the technical team arranged for BT to attend between Tuesday - Thursday the following week, BT arrived at 9.00am on Tuesday and fixed the fault.
    You cannot beat Shell Broadband the cost for Ultra fast broadband, and it works !
    The call centre are professional in answering your queries, it does take a while to get through.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Godalming
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very slow today 0.4 upload and .05 download. So much for Slow Shell!
  • 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
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid. Internet always slow and drops out. Switched to a new service and they couldn't even be bothered to let us know when they'd cut the WiFi, I'm studying online so I'm relying heavy on the Internet at the moment so to be left without anything to access my lectures is ridiculous. They also lied to us about speeds in our area and said we couldn't get fiber or anything faster than 10mbps. Funny how we now have fiber and 70mbps.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My review is about their pricing. I signed up through Martin Lewis Money Saving for a VAT inclusive deal. But they're charging VAT again on top of the contracted VAT inclusive deal. Although I got them to agree it's incorrect, they've still taken the wrong amount from my bank. I'll win in the end but this is hassle I could do with out. I thought talktalk were bad, this lot is worse. GRRRRRRRRRR.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Horrible service! They overcharge you for no reason. If you decide to leave after contract, they will blackmail you by fabricating some conditions which never appear in the initial contract. Don’t waste your time/money and get into trouble by joining them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Runcorn
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish.paid for higher speed and it's exactly the same
    It's a big con
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ossett
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    was on plusnet befor useing bt hub6 worked fine wireless printer, moved to first untily router would not sink with computer when useing rj45, or wireless, but would not print wireless, technicolor tg588v2 given ttal wat of time still not printing wireless first untill cannot help as part of talk talk.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Its simply shambolic and any 5 star reviews are fake and being made by the customer service team. Avoid. They ignore you "resolver" complaints and are just woeful ive been trying to get a refund of £22 from Febuary. Shocking. I have contacted my solictior who is running a case againt them. AVOID!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wigan
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I cant wait to ditch this company. The promise not to raise the price of broadband at the end of a contract isnt worth the paper its written on. They just wait a month or two before doing it. The rudest help desk I have ever encountered.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely disgraceful.
    Loss land line 11th July. download speed went to 0.4mbps. When finally got through to them - it was if it was my fault. Finally agreed to contact Openreach [ not sure who pays?] who sent an engineer to resolve the problem - good professional. Wife phoned me @ work - and said Shellenergy would only compensate us £3.22p!!!. In addition they confused the DD details with some else, and when the wife corrected them - they said it would take 12 days to set it back up!!!!!

    Will be cancelling contract - for not providing the service - will be sourcing other providers later.

    BE WARNED
  • Reviewer
    Location
    ossett
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    moved from plus net no broadband for 7 days I was told it was my socket and line in house, funny how it all worked with PlusNet. the ip not valid router issue was told Openreach would look into but it router issue not line fault,
    so will leave go back to plusnet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stockport
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid this company like the plague. They are incapable of delivering stable, reliable broadband speeds. Mine is frequently at an mbs of 0.45. Abysmal.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    County Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utter rubbish...avoid this company for broadband at all costs. Absolute shambolic customer service..managers are as equally bad. 6 months I've been with this joke of a company and it's been terrible from day 1. Staff are ignorant and don't care once your in contract with them...never in my life have I experienced a company like this....STICK TO SELLING PETROL!!!
  • 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

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