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

Based on 394 customer ratings since 2020-09-20 (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.

485 Customer Reviews over 49 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I have registered for the new broadband connection with Shell energy on 14 Aug and received the router on 28 Aug. They activated the connection on 1 Sep. Connection was very poor and I cancelled the connection on 2 Sep.
    But Shell energy charged me to pay 110 pounds as the early termination fees. I am not sure what is the meaning for the 14 days cooling period? If they deliver the router after 14 days then I don't have any cooling period? Also I'm wondering whether it is the genuine process?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really SLOW broadband speeds - I changed over to Shell Broadband and the service speeds I am receiving aren't even enough to watch Netflix without heavy pixelation. Their solution: I should be plugging my devices into the router by ethernet cable rather than using wifi. Ridiculous!
  • 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
    Stafford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Constant ‘drop outs’ and then the most useless Customer Service
  • 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
    BASINGSTOKE
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Shell took over my broadband after being with previous supplier for a number of years. After a further 12 months requested a new router on line via the chat link. Eventually gave up and visited a comparison site and found a much better deal. Since they received notification of switching my broadband has been pants! They even have the nerve to charge a disconnection fee. Not pressed!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    SALISBURY
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Very unhappy, £15 charge to leave, insisted on 30 day cancellation notice but was cut off the next day so had to pay a month for nothing, returned router but they say they haven't received it so are charging me another £35.
    DO NOT USE SHELL BROADBAND.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cf83
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I would never go with this company again I was quoted a price through Uswitch but when I called the customer help line the lady said I had it through another website I complained no luck. At the end of the the 12 month period I have gone with another company i now have been charged for not returning the router which I sent back and it has been delivered to them avoid the company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Think the reviews from others speak for themselves on how bad Shell energy broadband is, how poor their customer service, how substandard the router etc. Finally, after switching away, and putting a formal complaint in (as opposed to the many resorts to calls and 'chat'), we have had offers of 'help'. Yesterday, finally had an admission that the difference with other providers might be that Shell's supplied router might be 'different' to those of PlusNet, BT or Sky that we have had over a long period without such a devastatingly poor service that Shell has offered. Stay a mile away if you possibly can! I have also complained to USwitch for their truly dreadful (and probably not impartial) advice on Shell's supposedly higher speeds than some of their competitors which is what had prompted us to try them out - we have regretted every minute of it - and now being stuffed by Shell with early termination charges! You get the picture I am sure.
  • 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!

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