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
    2.2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.4 stars
  • Speed
    2.1 stars
  • Reliability
    2.2 stars

Based on 419 customer ratings since 2020-04-18 (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.

410 Customer Reviews over 41 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    newcastle upon tyne
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell Got to be worst Company for Broadband , Be aware Warning , Do not Sign up , Problems, Breached Section 6 ,SECTION 7 FCA rules and Poor Customer Services , BLAME customers for their Inadequate Customer Service , Threats of £70 Engineer To cone out , Go will BT Sky , NOW TV , you're Warned

    Regards Alan.x

    PS Threat of early termination fees ££185 even if YOU GIVE standard 30 days notice

    SHELL A NIGHTNARE , AVOID AT ALL COSTS
    Pay a little MORE for Decent Suppliers
  • 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
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    My usual monthly update. I pay for 38m but do not get anywhere near, mostly around 20m but just checked and getting less than 4m.
    I dont bother wasting my time contacting shell just to hear the same excuse and advise. My advise is read the small print on your contract, read the reviews, then buy elsewhere and save yourself an unwanted problem.
  • 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
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

    One year of no or low connection, intermittent connection, top speeds of 0.8 upload and 5 MB downloads.

    Appalling customer service - unable to contact them via phone (which is expensive), emails ignored, complaints ignored,no ability to leave contract.

    Even after my one-year contract was up, it was impossible to leave! Weeks after requesting that they cease the line, the line is still open and they are still charging me for broadband!

    This company is impossible, infuriating and you should avoid them at all costs - don't say you haven't been warned!

    Quite how they've won a customer satisfaction award for their broadband in 2020 given the number of negative reviews they've received beggars belief.

    I would NEVER recommend Shell to anyone, and would certainly never use them again.

    I have had to resolve my complaint through an ombudsman and still have got nowhere weeks after making it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely abysmal customer service and their internet speed isn't much better. If you move house part way through your deal they start a brand new one to trap you for longer. If you believe your contract ends in a few weeks so ask to cancel rather than start a whole new deal they don't inform you that the contract doesn't end in a few weeks but instead accept the cancellation then charge you over £100 for doing so. Shocking customer service all round
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The only positive thing I can say for Shell is that their call-centre staff are very polite and courteous and as such they are one ahead of the mostly arrogant/unpleasant people I dealt with at XLN.

    However, the speed with which they resolve issues is abysmal. At first I was impressed with them - the phone was answered quickly and the staff were pleasant to deal with. I presume though that this was because I was a new customer. As soon as they have you on board,it is a different matter. First, I was given an upgrade (with predictable price rise) that I neither wanted nor needed. My service was, during this time, suspended for several days. While this was hugely inconvenient, it also illustrated to me that I appear to have an issue with wifi - in that it is causing me health problems. While the wifi was suspended, the issues I had experienced, stopped. I therefore made the decision that my health and well-being are far more important than being hooked up to the internet and I asked Shell if I could terminate the contract early. They, predictably, are going to charge me for the full term of the contract, despite me saying that I am not going to a rival firm. Their response times to my queries are woefully slow. I do not blame the poor people who have the misfortune to man Shell's telephone line but the terrible management who put insufficient resources in place to deal with customer queries/complaints.

    So, if you want pleasant call-centre staff, rubbish broadband reliability, and hideously slow complaint resolution, then I can't recommend Shell highly enough!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    st helens
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Ive been with Post office without a contract for several years and many time Ive thaught of transferring,

    Post office are now passing BB onto Shell and what Ive read up to now I have second thoughts, can only hang on until the switch over.

    I was going to go fiber but now ????

    thanks for the info
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Filey
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Not the best sadly.
    My main beef is the length of time it takes to answer the phone, COVID is no excuse. I can't deal with a company that is so hard to get hold of.
  • 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

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