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 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.1 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 318 customer ratings since 2019-10-29 (Show all time ratings)

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333 Customer Reviews for Shell Energy

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(First are just a TalkTalk reseller by the way). The ISP that doesn't supply you with the password for your own broadband. The PPPoA password is preinstalled on the router and hidden from you, ok. Want to change from their cheap, disfunctional router? You'll need the password, obviously. Try emailing customer service and they will systematically ignore repeated requests to supply you with your own password. To the extent that it is now being taken to an ADR. Quite surreal.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Central Scotland Shell Energy  
Excellent speeds and connection.
Very happy.
Thank you.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Chadwell heath Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chatham Shell Energy  
Wifi is at best shocking - anything located more then 2 foot from the router will have issues connecting!
It is the old adage; you get what you pay for and this maybe be cheap but it is crap
We'll be moving to Sky as soon as the contract is up.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Cheltenham Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
cheshire Shell Energy  
Broadband keeps cutting out for a few minutes at a time. Signal doesn't get to the front room in our house. No matter when you leave in or out of contract you get charged £15. Its unavoidable. What a joke. Won't be using their broadband, fuel stations or energy again!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Chester Shell Energy  
I don’t usually write online reviews but wish to try save anyone else from purchasing WiFi from shell. It’s frustratingly slow and CONSTANTLY drops out. I previously had sky internet and had no issues - lured by the shell deal unfortunately. I live in a small apartment and watching tv in the bedroom a few metres from the box is impossible - Tv works perfectly fine when I stream programs using my 4g which I now have to do all the time. Also the cancellation period is 14 days after you start the contract but you won’t get connected to the internet for at least 14 days! Brilliant!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chester Shell Energy  
Avoid at all costs! We signed up for Superfast Fibre Plus guaranteeing 30Mbps in Dec-19 for 18-month contract. By March I am already recording 2Mbps for large parts of the day. I contact them from Mar to Aug with this issue. They change router but no improvement. By Sep we are recording 0.2 Mbps one meter from the router and their customer service is saying we are delivering 30 Mbps. Being an engineer I fail to understand why you would lose 28.8Mbps from the supply to the router to one meter from the router! In the end I paid to get out of these jokers. Useless customer service and failed supply.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chester Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chester Shell Energy  
absolute rubbish. didn't like shell's predecessor 1st utility because of talk talk involvement but this is worse. continual dropouts,frame freeze, inaccessible internet.continually rebooting router.simply cannot sit down and enjoy watching without the above at any time of day or night. i'm done
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
chester le street Shell Energy  
Worst provider ever. Did not have connection for 4 days and supposed to be working from home due to Covid, with vulnerable person in the household and ended up having to travel in the office. Reported to them and still did not have working internet without dropping for another 2 days so cancelled and went with previous provider due to unreliability of service and now they are trying to charge me £200 early termination charge! Do not bother with this company they are shocking!!!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chorley Shell Energy  
Absolutely the worst provider I have ever had the misfortune to use... due to Covid and classed as a key worker with a vulnerable person in the household I was working from home until the day my service went live, or I should rephrase that until I had no service at all. Reported and informed fault that needed engineer visit, but it worked fine with previous provider, did all the checks and was so frustrated and stressed had to go into the office to work, more worry and stress, and decided to change back to previous provider and since worked perfect and now been slammed with early termination for £200! Yeah right! Am I going to pay .. Absolutely not!! Rang and been told I am contracted and have to pay there was no apology or anything from them! Reported to Shell now awaiting further response and to the Ombudsman also. SAVE YOURSELVES FROM HEARTACHE AND STRESS AND KEEP CLEAR FROM SHELL... AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chorley Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cleeve North Somerset Shell Energy  
I have been with Shell since they they bought First Utility. I have had no problems with service until now. Broadband went down yesterday. Contacted help line. They say in an email they tried to get back to me - untrue. No missed calls. Did the pigeon die on the way here? You need support when this sort of thing happens, but where are they. Hopeless. Judging by the other comments it may get worse yet. Already booked to change supplier to one with sensible support hours.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Co Durham Shell Energy  
Cant believe we were sucked in to signing up for broadband with First Utility. We were told we were getting like for like deal that we had with EE and that the price we pay would never go up. Guess what?? The deal didn't include calls to mobiles like EE and the price went up straight away. And the actual connection is shockingly bad. Speed fluctuates so much and almost daily the connection disappears. DO NOT SIGN UP WITB FIRST UTILITY. So I tried phoning customer services and guess what? Couldn't get through, just got put on hold for ages. EE customer service was 2nd to none. And to leave I'm probably going to have to pay a fee. Absolutely gutted.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Colchester Shell Energy  
good solid connection and a lot cheaper as there's no TV advertising to pay for.BT spend the most on advertising so this accounts for the big price difference.
Looking forward to saving thousands over the next ten years plus.
If you don't switch you will never know or save.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
colchester Shell Energy  
So bad broadband I have submitted at least 10 speed tests for their attention but still no good .Happy to take money ,spend your money elsewhere!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Consett Shell Energy  
4 days in and no connection, poor customer service, an engineer booked who didn't arrive, don't even know when we are going to connected. Cool off period is a joke as it ends before the contract starts. Offcomm need to take them to task.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cornwall Shell Energy  
Prior to switching I had had fibre with Sky for 3 years with no issues and was getting a speed of between 67mb and 71mb. Switched to Shells equivalent package (Superfast Fibre Plus) so should be getting exactly the same speed; however, I am now getting between 29mb and 38mb. Pathetic! Have tried to call their customer services but gave up after being on hold for 28 minutes. Already counting the days until my contract ends and I can switch back to a decent provider.
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Cornwall Shell Energy  
Was very dubious joining this company for broadband after reading the reviews. But I went ahead anyway and well. What can I say. Faster speed than I had with sky. Reliability is brilliant. Online gaming has become fluent and no disruption at all. I highly recommend first utility !
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Cornwall Shell Energy  
Awful, awful broadband!!! I never usually leave bad reviews but I feel I should on this occasion. Like other reviews we were told when we changed over it'd be the same speed as our original supplier but cheaper. It's absolutely disgusting. So bad sometimes netflix won't load properly. Customer services are a disgrace as well on the phone for nearly 50 minutes then was told basically there's nothing wrong with the speed, sent us a speed checker of theirs and same speed as the test we done! Oh and when I used the ring back service no one rang back, I've reported this company to the ombudsman, I don't see why we should be paying for a service we aren't receiving.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
County Durham Shell Energy  
1.8mb/s internet Speed. Contract will be cancelled asap
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Coventry Shell Energy  
I've been having broadband issues for the past two months, numerous phone calls and emails yet the standard response is too many devices, which I've proven to not be the issue by providing tests over Ethernet with only one device connected. Anyway the majority of devices are smart bulbs, smart plugs and a thermostat, leaving only a laptop and TV.

The pings spike up to 8000ms and nothing will load not even the Google homepage. Also the guaranteed speed range is 8-14Mbps yet I regularly get as low as 0.5Mbps, again they don't see that to be an issue. Their advisors don't know what pings are so their answer is that I need fibre when in reality they just need to fix my broadband.

To summarise, if it works you'll be lucky not to experience their shoddy customer service. However, if you do have issues get ready to collate proof otherwise they won't believe you! Then by some miracle escalate the complaint which is very difficult as they won't usually let you past the customer service advisor! Overall pretty rubbish for a well established name but clearly they haven't got their customer service right!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Coventry Shell Energy  
Unfortunately made a big mistake and signed up for the offer trusting Shell name. Oh boy, couldn't be more wrong. To the reader who is just checking the reviews - SAY AWAY! worst experience ever. They promised 11 mbs in average for 17.99, while signing the contract sneaked that they will be providing from 5 to 9 mbps. Actually providing somewhere below 5 and max 6mbps and less than 1 mbps upload! It is not a broadband! It's a dial-up service. All I lack is that modem sound dialling to get online.

I filed the complaint and their solution was......ATTENTION get higher band! which mean they are capable of providing the service it's just unfair business practices designed to lure people in and push to higher band as the cancellation fee is 100 pounds!!! CANT BE MORE CLEAR, TO ALL READING THE REVIEWS - STAY CLEARLY AWAY OF THIS "SERVICE"
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dartford Shell Energy  
Everything has been fine - speed has been tested and I get what I expected - Customer Service has not been utilised - however now I have come to leave I have been billed £15 to exit - the fine of £35 for not returning the router has not yet been officialy communicated...

...being retired and having nothing better to do I look forward to wasting the time of the Customer Service Dept in pursuing a refund of the £15 should it be deducted by Shell Energy - no doubt it was hidden within the 30 page T&Cs - but, like others listed here, I have completed an initial period with First Utility before I was migrated to Shell when FU called it a day.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Davenham Northwich Shell Energy  
Joined Shell broadband after Years of BT. Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones but so far Shell is ten times better!!
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Denton Shell Energy  
AVOID THIS HORRIFIC COMPANY!!!!! by a mile the most incompetent,rude and underhanded company i have ever dealt with. where to start?? i was told i wouldn't pay an installation fee with my broadband i was charged 60 pounds anyway without even telling me 3 months later i still haven't been refunded even though they swear blind they've done it. they changed my gas meter readings and charged me £150 gas just for march tried ringing up no help whatsoever basically told theirs nothing they can do. i live in a 1 bed flat its impossible to use that much gas.my electricity tariff was a fixed term of 52 pounds a months for a year they then after around three months start charging me very high random amounts once again with no notification. i phoned to complain and opened a sales investigation a fortnight later i phoned as i still didnt hear anything they told me the sales investigation had been closed because quote " the sales team will just try to get a sale your actual agreement we send to you by email" which as you might of guessed i never received. To sum it all up first utility really are scumbags they will do anything to squeeze every penny they can out of you for the worst service you can imagine if you value your money and your sanity steer well clear of these cockroaches
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
derby Shell Energy  
Got switched from First Utility to Shell Broadband automatically. We were very happy with First Utility. The speed was good, and it was cheap. But Shell Broadband has been terrible from the day we were switched over. The wifi drops out multiple times a day. Has anyone found a way of avoiding the extortionate early exit charges?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Derby Shell Energy  
Plugged in and worked straight away, excellent speed too. Impressed.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Derbyshire Shell Energy  
Rubbish ...... been waiting since 4 November
Don’t use this procuder
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Derbyshire Shell Energy  
Broadband... id be better off on dial up. We've had issues from day one. speeds so slow it takes 10 mins to open a webpage. constant drops. Been in contact with them for 7 months. They have no clue as to whats going on and why my internet isnt stable. They sent two engineers out who found faults and fixed them. then they claimed they sent out another and charged us £80. Avoid them at all cost. seriously just avoid, if you want a headache that badly just bang you head against a wall. Theyre beyond useless and theyre broadband is rubbish, as is their customer service
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Derbyshire, England Shell Energy  
will be changing asap, no support, keeps losing connection utter rubbish.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
devizes Shell Energy  
The biggest issues with the company that I've experienced are a rubbish router and poor customer service. I was paying BT a fortune so decided it was time to change providers, the second I switched to FU (how ironic) the performance dropped to zero. I'm supposed to be on the 35Mbps product, but I couldn't even get a stable connection to Netflix servers let alone actually watch a programme or film from start to finish.

I raised the complaint immediately and it took them a couple of weeks to even respond. It's clear they allocate your message to a new advisor each time you respond, as it's like you're starting again from scratch. About two months into trying to resolve and getting nowhere, I got an email from one first-class complaints advisor who stated "there is no issue". Okay mate, nice one. Another advisor stated "we can send someone around to check your hardware, but you'll probably have to pay for it". Not happening.

So this morning, granted my TV and phone are both WiFi and will have been potentially doing their own thing in the background, but I'm trying to load a webpage on my laptop and it's like dial-up over a modem in the 90s. So I run a speedcheck through a website and it gives me 0.32Mbps, absolutely laughable. I live in a 1 bed flat and the router has to be in the kitchen because that's where the master socket is, so I went and sat on the kitchen floor and to be fair, it did then manage a lightning fast 7Mbps (of the 35 that I'm paying for). I turned my TV and phone off, and ran a wired connection into my laptop, and did finally manage to get 32Mpbs out of it. Unplugged the cable and again, sat a foot from the router and with no other devices switched on except a fridge, the speed dropped to 12Mbps.

In conclusion, the router is dog-poop - this is despite the fact that the one half decent thing one of their advisors has done is send me an "upgraded" router. If this is the best they can manage, I'd a) factor the price of your own router into the deal you're looking at, or b) just go elsewhere. I considered looking up the settings and then trying to get my BT router set up to connect to their network instead, but their website is unsurprisingly rubbish and I absolutely dread the prospect of phoning them up and having to speak to them, given the experience so far. I certainly won't be staying with them beyond the end of this contract.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Devon Shell Energy  
i never have had a contract with shell or first direct and shell keep sending me invoices for £162.21 which they say is outstanding.i have spoken to there customer relations team who dont no there backside from there elbow,but keep on sending me these letters for a contract i have never had.total rubbish i will not buy anything branded shell.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dewsbury Shell Energy  
I've had my gas and electric from them for years and never had a problem, so decided to give their broadband service a go. I signed up for £18.99 a month.
I have been with them 6 months and have never seen a bill and can't access anything online. They charge me random amounts whenever they seem to feel like it, 3 months in a row, weird amounts then miss a month then it starts again and my broadband drops off intermittedly most evenings around 8pm. I have tried calling their call centre several times, I held for 20mins the first time, 30mins the second then 30 the third time, I never actually spoke to anyone any of the three times I called as I got sick of waiting and hung up realising it was probably costing me a small fortune being on hold for so long and doubting anyone was actually there, I emailed them a few days ago, got an automatic response but have yet to be contacted back by a human.
I would definitely recommend them for their gas n electric, but I don't think they're actually set up properly yet to do broadband customer service, so I would avoid them if I were you.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dinnington Sheffield Shell Energy  
low broadband speed and when I brought they said the would be up to 17 but I get less than 5 if they told me it was less than I would went some else with better speed
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
dorchester walk Shell Energy  
Avoid like the plague.
Appalling speed, wifi coverage and customer service.After 6 months of below average service wifi started dropping out. Got the usual guff about 'too many devices connected' (I didn't have) all a con to get me to sign up for 18 months superfast fibre.
I'll be changing provider ASAP.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dorset Shell Energy  
Atrocious wifi signal. Was okay for first few months then drops out regularly. Cust service deplorable. Contacted them and told I had too many devices connected and would need to upgrade. I had 1 PC and 1 laptop connected. A total scam.As in contract had to wait 4 months to change provider. Now only 3 months to go, then they're ditched and good riddance.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Dorset Shell Energy  
Was concerned about negative reviews on shell broadband and going ahead with it but for a WiFi shared with 6 people (superfast broadband) it’s been excellent speed and reliability and value for money. Highly recommend for those wanting fast broadbands on a budget
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Dundee Shell Energy  
Beware you get charged £15 to change supplier and make sure you return router as they will charge you for it .Very slow broadband similar to dial up at times . Look elsewhere !
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Durham Shell Energy  

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