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
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    Shell Energy
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    Comments
    The worst service I have ever received.
    If there was an option for less stars I would.
    I am currently sorting a complaint that has gone on for 6 + months. This has now gone to the highest possible complaints department apparently, yet no resolution.
    They informed us our meter was broken and they would have an engineer out to fix it. Took 1 month to get the engineer and two call outs to fix a new one. (Engineer confirmed to us that it is broken).
    We still carried on paying monthly as we were of course using energy. They have now got a an extortionate outstanding bill from when the new meter was fitted. They have estimated what we use now to what we have had before and charged accordingly. Even though there in no way of proving how much we used.
    I argued this case and First Utility said that the meter wasn't broken and we are using roughly the same amount now as the meter reading were showing before (in actual fact were using slightly less now going by their theory). Trouble is we have significantly more appliances so you would expect our amount to be more now. There is no way of proving how much we have used as the meter was faulty so how can they charge us this estimated amount.
    Unreasonable and UNHELPFUL - constantly going round in circles.
    Having to call and chase the updates twice a week on the phone for 45 minutes at a time. COMPLETE WATE OF TIME! Just want the debt cleared so I can move on with another supplier ASAP!
    First Utility push back each phone call to next week. Always asking for more meter readings on each call after giving them over and over again. Wanting more time too look at our case because its gone on for so long!
    At a loose end with no light at the end of the tunnel. So waiting for another call next week. We are so angry, frustrated and annoyed at this horrendous company.
    First Utility will time waste as much as possible so that they can wrack up another bill.
    Unreasonable horrendous company. DO NOT USE!
    If you are with them LEAVE!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Romford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Was told by a friend to use this service and i am happy i did.
    I have saved money for the same service and speeds.
    Never disconnected and good WiFi.
    No regrets.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    somerset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    what words can i say about first utility, well i was paying £18.99 a month for broardband when i left first utility energy my broardband went upto £23.99 for a servive that was well below par.
  • 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
    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
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I so wish I'd read the reviews before joining Shell. In the 6 months I've been with them I've experienced slow to non existent speeds and almost daily loss of internet connection. I was told at the beginning by email I'd have fast reliable broadband, then this week that I should expect slow speeds and intermittent internet connection because I was on basic broadband. They are a con. Simple as that. DO NOT ever sign up to shell broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Had this for 4 days absolute rubbish, did live chat to cancel...she was very nice....informed I’d have to pay £306 to cancel. Even though it’s not fit for purpose. Told them I’ll cancel the direct debit and pay £10 a month. Angry doesn’t cover it!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Prestatyn
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sadly Post Office sold their accounts to Shell,bills never on time ,keep asking for bills to be paid again,totally no customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer service is very if not impossible to get hold of,
    Don't go with these guys...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Weymouth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've contacted them on many occasions they are simply not interested, keep closing my complaints without it being resolved have asked to leave but they are ignoring my request
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welling
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    So slow I drop out all the time and working from home I need a reliable broadband... I will be changing providers at the end of my contract .. avoid using Shell
  • Reviewer
    Location
    glasgow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking service, speeds were 34.9mbps to 0.04mbps and unable to load internet page unless within two metres of their 'premium router'. Due to daughter needing to access internet for uni work I requested to leave. Full 18 month contract amount taken from bank account. Complained to Ombudsman and no action taken...Shell do NOT need to provide or assist with macbook connection - only connection we could maintain was with a regular laptop that was not Apple...all macbooks continually could not connect to the 2.4 or 5g wifi...advised to purchase 'mesh' products. Part of Ombudsman decision stated "Shell hasn't acted unfairly by charging the full amount" also, Shell Energy "did its best to help troubleshoot the issues" I was experiencing. Unbelievable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hub only works in the room it is in. Terrible signal, and customer service aweful. Don't buy this product or deal with shell energy broadband if you want good service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Disgraceful. Intermittent broadband for 2 months. Got to a point they can't fix it. Customer Services are well trained to give false hope that someone will deal with your issue. I expect to have to fight to not have to pay an early cancellation fee for a service they can't provide. bring it on!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    OMG!the worst company every. I have only been with them less then a month and all i have to say is i got nothing, but problems after problems. I wish i stayed with Talk talk ..i try to save a few pounds and end up with more problems then i ever had with any other company. ATAY WAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Airdrie
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This is one broadband provider that should be avoided like the plague, the customer service is awful and take 30 minutes to get through to speak to a customer service person. We were changing our provider and were given the connection date, as promised the Open Reach guy arrived and plumbed in the necessary cables and on leaving told us the connection would not come live until midnight at the latest. Got up the next morning to discover no broadband. 5 days on and still no connection. So I called them for the umpteenth time.... waiting impatiently for half an hour to complain about the lack of customer service and no broadband. I told them to come and take there line back out of my house. They told me that I would be charged £248 for the privilege. Now I have been without and broadband for 5 days and I understandably do not have any faith in this company anymore and want to cancel my contract with them.... MY ADVICE IS TO AVOID SHELL BROADBAND
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I normally switch broadband regularly and never automatically renew. Shell Broadband is the worst I have ever come across. The broadband was not too bad until Feb 2021 when they claimed to have upgraded it and its gone worse.

    My contract with them ends in May 2021 and today they tell me I have to pay a cease fee for ending the service even if I end it after my contract has ended. This is daytime robbery in my opinion. They are penalising me for leaving them. This feels like its aimed to deter people from leaving them and its unfair. Are we supposed to stay with the company for life or else we incur a penalty charge? Ridiculous!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bedford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Have been with First Utility for Gas and Electricity for around 4 years and never had a problem so was happy to take their Broadband. Get close to 80Mb on fibre at a great price. I have been with them for nearly 2 years now and service still great and price still the same, haven't seen a big price rise at end of first 18 months. Would thoroughly recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BOLTON
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    ex Post Office, still got PO router NO Customer service online or phone, incomprehensible bill/cust svc reply SORRY NOT AVAILABLE (since takeover, apparently) Why energy co thinks it can run BB anyway. THE WORST EVER
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I don’t have the service yet but simply ordering it has been ridiculous - do I need an engineer, do I not, days and days between anyone picking up the actions on the account including delaying actions until my cooling-off period is over so I can’t cancel. Now looking at an activation date weeks after it should have been if they’d either accurately found out my active line status in the first place, or joined up contacts to me and acted on them quickly. At least most broadband providers wait until you’re actually a customer to let you down. Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't use this company. Their customer service is appalling. If you have any problems or issues they won't help you. As soon as you've signed their contract, that's it, they are not interested. Shell got my order wrong and I ended up with the lowest broadband speed and not the 'plus' service. Unfortunately, I didn't realise as I have brain fog from chemotherapy and now the 14 day 'cooling off' period has passed. They won't put it right for me. It wouldn't take much effort to give me the broadband speed I thought I had signed up to. They made the mistake in the first place; my only crime is that I didn't spot that when they sent their confirmation email. Where are the companies whose attitude would be: "I can see a genuine mistake has been made here, even though the 'cooling off' period has passed, I can change that for you"? It really is no skin off their nose to rectify this. They just don’t want to. In fact, the customer service person I spoke too, made it clear it was my fault as I didn’t check their confirmation email properly. Try living with a terminal cancer diagnosis and let me know how many things slip your mind. Next stop, Facebook, Instagram and Google.
  • 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
    England
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    On the 24th October 2018 i cancelled my broadband account due to unforeseen circumstances. The account was only opened within 14 days of cancellation so i should have had a cancellation free of charge but i didn't.
    I understand that there is a 30 day cancellation period, so my account was cancelled on the 24th November and i was told i could pay my final bill from then. I phoned yourselves as i had not received an email with my final bill and was told that i would get it on 5th December instead for £266. Today, 5th December, i still have not received a final bill so i called you again and was told the bill had not yet been produced. How long does it take to produce a bill!?

    Meanwhile, i was receiving emails from yourself stating i owe £72 to recover my account, if not debt collectors will be at my door. I do not want to recover my account as i personally closed it. When i called and asked about this, no-one really knew what i was meant to do, whether i needed to pay it or wait for my final bill...

    I have now been told i will receive my final bill around the 19th December which will include the £266 cancellation fee, plus £20 usage fee and possibly plus the £72, which has randomly been added!

    Every time i have called to speak to someone, i have waited over half an hour and never got an answer by the first person i have spoken to, My average phone call with you is usually around an hour long... absolutely ridiculous!!

    So now, 6 weeks after i cancelled my account with you, I am still waiting my final bill! All i want to do is pay you and yet i am receiving hate mail stating that you are sending round debt collectors when i do not even know what i am meant to be paying yet!!

    I am 19 years old and on minimum wage, I hope you feel very proud of yourselves for making this such an horrific experience for me! I will be taking this further, as i am absolutely fuming!

    Disgraceful company!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Beds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell is awful we can’t watch anything, only one device smart TV switched to them lured by the price. They don’t call you back then they email you saying your complaint has been closed as we haven’t responded. Please do not join up with them they offered a good price because they also supply our electricity. Once both contracts have finished will never use again will not even get petrol from a shell garage I would rather walk.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disaster... yesterday i was waiting for an engineer between 8 and 1 pm to fix my faulty broadband he didn't come... no reason no call from shell energy broadband NOTHING !!!! First bill is 41£ another disaster 41£ for what ? For dropping signal and bad speed ? Do not choose that provider ! Dropping signal. Bad speed. Expensive. Thanks.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    CHESTERFIELD
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful company! Took over post office broadband and in the process left my Grandmother with no phone or broadband whilst still charging her, then had the cheek to demand her old post office router is sent back. Now with sky and happier for it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Just don’t, 1 week no internet or phone line, multiple calls no one is willing to help or give information, except generic technical problems, wait 48hours until it now reached 1 week. I cancelled my order completely, but apparently need to give them a call again on another day as the one I spoke to does not deal with that situation. So totally useless
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackwood
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Give this company a wide birth no good at all wont help you just cut you off for no reason awful !!!!! Customer service !!!!!!! Dont go with them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I tried to cancel within the 14 day cooling off period.They ignored my request and are now trying to charge me £205 exit fee even though I never switched provider
    If I could give them a minus star review it would be minus ten!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I tried to cancel within the 14 day cooling off period.They ignored my request and are now trying to charge me £205 exit fee even though I never switched provider
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Eastbourne
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Never ever have shell broad band . Very poor speed constantly dropping and when you report they send someone out who can find nothing wrong but customer service is always very sorry they can see how bad it is ..then they have the nerve to take £65 from your acc 3 months later saying they could find nothing wrong and they didn't let me know they were taking it ..so someone somewhere us lying BE WORNED NEVER EVER TOUCH SHELL BROAD BAND...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Motherwell
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Waited home for engineer that wasn't even booked to come. Phoned 3 times (waited almost an hour to speak to someone) and was told different things each time I called. They haven't a clue what they're doing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    swindon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I applied for broadband with shell not yet been on line as they have gone pass their date for me to be up and running and still nothing . when I call them I am told give it another day call back tomorrow .the router shows no broadband connection . 3 days still waiting and have to call them back again no good service sorry I joined them with their false advertising
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    It has been 20 days still no internet nor has the order even been confirmed.
    I'm stuck in the middle, they won't cancel the contract nor set me up.
  • 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
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely useless company I have broadband gas and electric with them.. I wish I had read the reviews before starting a contract with them.they keep suspending my service even though my account is in credit.i have wasted hours trying to speak to customer service. AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BIshops Castle
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Since moving onto Shell from post office broadband.
    Had terrible service and charged 7 pounds more èven though I was told it would not increase .
    Just lost my husband to cancer and this week end Shell broadband rang me and said my contract ended March so it will cut my service 25th July ho find yourself another provider . Two days earlier I spoke to them and it was agreed a new contract 1 months free and 19.99 a month. I agreed to wait 2 weeks so this call set me back a bit at the week end . Heartless they were . Hope they fail soon
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wifi is fast, but drops out at least every hour. Router stays green but no internet to any devices. Customer service has been abysmal. Advised that wifi was not guaranteed and because it was still providing a service via ethernet, it was not a problem. Over 2months on, they are now sending a booster which may solve the problem, but was not required with my previous provided. Definite issues with Shell router software.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sidcup
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Customer service appalling. Broadband reliability non existent. Patronising customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chatham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you have any other option then better chose them over shell energy as they are just time waters and does not care about customers at all. As shell energy is relatively new broadband provider I decided to give it a go. I was waiting for broadband to be up and running and even received a router. Then I received the email that my order been cancelled???? I got on the phone with them immediately and had to wait over 40 min on hold to be told that they cannot help and the best I can do is to place the order again and hope(?!) that it will not be cancelled next time. I have already waited over a week and I said I would like to log a complaint for them as a feedback and to improve the system that is wrong and disappointing for customers but lady said she will not do it as there is nothing else to be done(?!). Honestly I wanted to be their new customer but with this attitude and lack of care I would not recommend it to anyone.

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