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
    U.k
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The broadband speed so slow it STOP working after few days then u have to call them again and again
    Which take so long to pick up calls ,u have to call them every week that broadband STOP working. BAD BAD BAD services.I wana cancel my contract but thay charge lot of cancellation fee,Please don't buy their broadband ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell has been an appaling service.

    WiFi barely working, many times we couldn't even load a YouTube video.

    Hidden charge if you don't return router and to find the label I had to call the customer service because they don't provide any information to you.

    Returned the router and we were still charged.

    DO NOT GET THIS EVEN IF YOU SEE A GREAT DEAL.

    If I could put 0 stars I would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Colchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    The broadband was always reliable, but the router was dreadful. I replaced it with my own TP Link router within a month of taking out the contract and threw the Shell router in the bin...18 months later and I have to pay £35 for the privilege of buying a £150 router to make their Wifi work. Terrible!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    west sussex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Beware - Be Warned. These sharks offer a £19pcm deal. Once installed they slow you down deliberately then offer their more expensive faster service - they operate a no contact 'service' too - avoid as you would the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Emsworth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolute dishonesty from start to finish. They get you aboard for £19pcm but forget to mention anywhere that it's £19 plus VAT. You get a max of 9 Mbps for 4 days followed by .08 Mbps. When you contact them they suggest you switch to £35 per month plus VAT for a faster speed. They will ignore all complaints except when you cancel the DD - then they write, boy how they write. When they know they've lost - as in when you are with a reliable supplier - you will hear nothing for 2 months. Then you will receive a threatening e mail from their 'collection agents' etc. I have opened a case against them with the CAB who believe enough other like complaints will see the Trading Standards take over, even the police maybe. Get your money back off these sharks, ask for some deserved compensation off them for their behaviour towards you; then register the complaint with the CAB.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brierley Hill
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I do not recommend crooks do not keep their word. They impose additional fees.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I would not recommend this company. I have been migrated against my wishes from the now-defunct PO Broadband, and the customer ' service ' has been abysmal. There are better options out there.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful customer service, expect to wait atleast 45 minutes if you need to call them, take days to reply to emails. Avoid! not worth the hassel for the little bit you save.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    cheshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not even apply this is the worst service I have ever had.Service staff are rude and arrogant ,speed is that of an elderly slug, reliability is a joke. I tried to terminate within 14 days charge is applied.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The change over from the post office
    seems to be a bit of a problem.I cant
    get in touch with them too sort out my
    account.You wait for ages on the phone
    were you just give up nothing like as
    good as the post office at least you
    could talk too their customer service.I dont think Shell energy have one.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Buxton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Do not use this company, you have been warned! worse than TalkTalk, Blatent lies about speeds, promised 14 day get out clause if not happy which again lied about, 3 hour waits on phone to complain, claimed they didn’t receive the router back even though I had proof of postage, loads of apologies but no refunds or compensation, absolutely dire customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The router (allegedly new) uses old security and on all Apple devices says “weak security”. Over an hour to customer services, complete joke. Never had this with sky!! They assured me it’s secure but I don’t believe them. Certainly won’t renew after contract runs out. This is day 1 and totally unsatisfied with no resolution from shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    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
    Liverpool
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Been with shell for 4 months and for the 2nd time I'm left with no service. 10 days in total now. Customer service is non existent and that's when you can actually get through to someone. I've had to go out and buy a mobile router because no one at shell is interested in sorting the problems out yet I'm still expected to pay my bill on time. Keep away from this company. I'm sorry I switched
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wigan
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Shell Broadband for 18 months paying one of the lowest rates on the market. Their broadband reliability has been excellent with no drop outs at all and although I’m only on the basic broadband the speed is consistently over 10 mb. Their customer service is prompt and courteous and I can recommend them to anyone. I have no complaints at all.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID. Shell failed to port my landline number (which I have had for 18 years) and tell me it is now 'lost' forever. Customer service is terrible when it comes to trying to resolve or understand this. Email comms also terrible/absent/inaccurate. AVOID AVOID AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wolverhampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This has to be the worst customer service that I have experienced.
    The company has no interest in anything but your payments. I'm been getting 1/20th of the speed I'm paying for. When I've raised a complaint, on a few occasions they've attempted to contact me, and if they've failed, would you believe that was, to them, sufficient to close the complaint. So I've had to raise it again only for them to do the same again. Requested a 'dead lock' letter from them so that I could get the communications Ombudsman involved, never heard anything from them on that. So the next time I called, because of loosing my service yet again, they said they wanted 10 working days to process the 'dead lock' letter.
    What a joke. I've given 1 star as I couldn't submit with zero stars.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    woking
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Shell energy customer service is hopeless.At least 1 hour to wait before they pick up the phone.At least an hour to wait till you through on a chat line.never less than 40 people in queue.Hopelessly understaffed.
    Could not solve a simple phone problem for me in 2 weeks.Said it was solved but it wasnt.
    I have had enough and am moving every thing to talk talk.I was through to their customer service immediately....no wait
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BENFLEET
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    just started with them with first bill,they have put vat at the end of the bill? is this right? talked to them cant get a positive answer , not had this with any previous supplier, not in the small print about this,feel conned ? buyer beware.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I switched from BT to First Utility less than a month ago based on a recommendation of the scouts they've set up at Currys PC world. I was told their service was just as good as BT but cheaper. The boradband service is absolute trash I've complained a few times.BT actually warned me about the service and they were damn right. Now it will cost me more because if my wifi speeds doesn't improve to the BT levels I'll pay off the rest of the contract and leave them, can't survive this rubbish service for another 17 months. The frustration will kill me.
    nobody should move to them just because they have cheaper prices, their service is also cheap trash.
  • 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
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We are 2 weeks in with Shell Energy and I wish we had never signed up. Their internet constantly drops out (if using facetime/ wifi calling you will get cut off which actually happened on the call to them). Speeds are averaging 1-3 mbps not the 35 mbps promised, despite having no problems with other providers and being signed up to faster fibre also. Customer service non existant, no attempt to fix just bully you by saying an engineer can be called but you will be charged £120 if not their fault- how is this proved & why I am being blamed. They are not providing a service and don't escalate. Just don't sign up and spread the word
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid Shell Energy at all costs. My problems began when my Post Office telephone account was transferred to Shell Energy. They have difficulty in posting out invoices/bills after they have been printed. For example, the latest bill sent to me was dated 22 April 2022 and it said payment was due by 09 May 2022. Very reasonable until they delayed posting the bill to me. I received it on 10 May 2022, one day after the specified payment date!
    I took the bill to my local Post Office on the 10 May and used the bar code on the payment slip plus my debit card to pay whatever was required. I have a receipt from the Post Office to confirm the payment.
    I received a text message from Shell Energy Broadband on Friday 13 May at 16:24 threatening to suspend my phone service - this has persuaded me to change suppliers. Another threatening text arrived yesterday claiming that I owe them £6.42. I cannot wait until my new provider takes over.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Woodford Green
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Been stuck with them for over a year. Broadband speed very slow (8mbps - should be getting 35+). They said there was nothing wrong with it. Eventually I got fed up and paid for BT put in another line. BT coming down at 35 - 45 Mbps. turned out the First Utility engineer had split the wires when connecting the service which led to their dodgy speed. First utility customer service not interested so I paid up the contract and left. Absolutely useless customer service, terrible broadband - I will never use them again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Denyer
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was told at the point of renewal after 1 year that if I did not move provider within 24 hours I would automatically default onto another years contact. The shell representative said it didn’t work like mobile phone contracts, where you defaulted onto a month by month rate. They said it’s in the T+C’s which it wasn’t. When I asked for her name she accused me of abusing her and hung up. 8 weeks later and I’m told on a Sunday lunchtime the matter has been resolved internally but no details enclosed and the matter is closed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Recently replaced Talk Talk with Shell Broadband - big mistake.
    The router has no WPS button so I could not connect it to my mother's TV at the other end of the house.
    With previous broadband providers, we used the WPS button to connect an extender halfway between the router and the TV. After being given the runabout over 6+ calls I've finally been told that the WPS button will not work on their router. But because the wi-fi is working in the house that's no reason to cancel the service. What a cheek! I'll be cancelling Shell asap and will go to court if necessary.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell recently has taken over from the list office, had loss of connection for over four weeks,I've sent numerous emails & tried to phone them but no response..Appalling Service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torbay
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse ever supplier been with a few but she’ll is diabolical always slow some nights not getting any Wi-Fi customer service saying we have to much on internet but like I said it’s not all on at same time with others it’s sometimes slow but with shell well I can’t wait for contract to end never ever again will we have shell and can’t get printer to work on shell where it worked on all the others we had
  • 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
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Customer service is absolute useless. I was on the phone for an hour then cut off resulting in me wasting an hour of my time. Called again and still nothing for over an hour. Once you do get through to someone it is an Asian call handler I had to constantly ask to repeat themselves as I had no idea what they was saying. Moved over from Post Office Telecoms which were a lot better compared to this rubbish company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    DN104JL
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    This company is rubbish, do not touch them with a bargepole. Been with the Post Office for years, next to no problems, since Shell Energy took over absolutely appalling service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Only get this off you love alone and use your device within a 20cm radius of the router. Incredibly slow and incredibly unreliable. You are better off paying a little bit extra to go anywhere else.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Co Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute joke of a company with incompetent customer service staff.
    Been waiting 16days for my broadband to be fixed, two engineers sent out and diagnosed the same problem, being the router, shell still haven’t sent a new router.
    God forbid you try and get in touch with the ‘technical team’ you’ll be on hold for most of the day and when you finally do get through, it’s like Groundhog Day explaining the same sh*t over and over, programmed robots!

    It’s ok though my neighbour saved the day and has allowed me to share their broadband whilst the issue is ongoing, theirs is SKY by the way and it is amazing! How f’king embarrassing is that shell! That sky have had to bail you out for how bad you are! Pathetic!

    #ofcom should strike them off as a supplier company, absolute joke!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Weymouth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I will try and give a fair review and am only stating facts. I signed for 18 month contract because of the deal they were doing. Broadband speed was slow and disconnected intermittently. I was not home most of the time, but I required access to files sometimes when I was away and could not get access to them, so I knew the broadband was down. I went one month over my contract and the gentlemen that I spoke to was very calm (I guess he has done this before). He said because I have gone past my contract and that I wanted to leave and there was nothing wrong with the service that I would have to pay £15 I had never heard of that before, so I said no, I've given you an extra month because I forgot and you are going to charge me £15, for which I refused. He said that he would pass the debt on the to the debt collection agency and proceeded with my cancellation. He also stated that the services would be disconnected after midnight and they were disconnected at 20:15. I personally will not be using their services in the future, even if they are the cheapest. So please terminate your contract within the contract period at the right time or a £15 charge will be coming towards you, or in my case the debt collection agency. This is all written in the 28 page contract agreement, which you can find on their website.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    london
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    i wouldnt give this company any stars if i could they keep sking for money for the bill they are ahead of them selfs .now getting tex saying pay or we will cut you off ,,,i was with postoffice untill they bought it ... well shell u can cut me off as no ones answers phone and if u do your rude ive been cut of hung up on then you have the cheeck to send a message to me phone saying im behind with my bill ... do your self a favour and cut me off .useless company .. DONT ANYONE GET BROADBAND FROM THEM
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yateley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    After a very shaky start we now have excellent Broadband. This is down to the customer service team who eventually listened and acted. Can't fault the team for courtesy and efficiency.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Yorkshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely ridiculous excuse of a company! They tried to charge me £84 for a missed engineer appointment which I was in for. I spoke to so many people through live chat and by calling customer service and they kept saying it was sorted but nothing got sorted. This issue started at the end of January and has just about been sorted today. They said all they could offer was an apology because of how disorganised this company is. Avoid!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tiverton,
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    DREADFUL company, apparently switched by Uswitch, loads of agro as when I moved to my new property there was no landline & cottage needed rewire & refurb. This meant that shell could not & did not supply any service. Since then Ive been hounded for connection fees.
    Now with the Ombudsman.
    In my opinion this company is beyond belief in their lack of customer service. Advice dont touch.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Epsom
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I had to cancel the broadband service due to my late mother passing away.
    Upon cancelling it was fine. There was no mention of additional fees etc.
    After 1 month I received a final bill for early cancellation fee charges. This was due to stoppinf the contract before 12 months.
    I called Shell and waited for 45 minutes. Upon answering I explained the reason for cancelling.
    They didn't care so clearly it's all about the money.
    I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone. Awful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Lost connection, didn't find help all that could be said is we will get someone out in a week to see the problem. Couldn't tell me if there a problem on the line or works but did say it would not be the router.

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