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 426 customer ratings since 2020-05-16 (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.

426 Customer Reviews over 11 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Well they started poor, and ahve not got much better. Regular 12mbs Fast broadband, for over a week the max speed I had was 1.2mbs, then I had 3 days of 12mbs before it all came crumbling down, for the last 5 days I have when I have been able to connect speeds measuring around .2mbs and even one that returned as low as 67kbs. All with hardwired connection to router. Still no response from Shell. If I had know they were a talktalk reseller would not have joined.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bromley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This broadband is pathetic, problems from day 1,they say you get a 14 day cooling off period incase you change your mind about switching, on their customer service recording they say to allow 14 days for router to settle and establish high speed which doesn't happen at all, I've been with Shell for 3weeks and decided to cancel now they want me to pay the full 18 month contract plus an additional £15 cease fee. This company are a bunch of liars and thieves please stay away.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Broughty Ferry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If thinking of moving to shell energy broadband don’t !!! They are totally useless. Despite many phone calls no resolution to their error. Staff especially Ally were useless.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    burgess hil
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The modem arrived as promised. The service started at 9am. The speed is currently 35mbs. What's not to like.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burnley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't use if you want to ever think you might need to contact customer service. It's a joke. Takes nearly 5 minutes to even join the queue and then for ever to actually talk to anyone. If you are unlucky you then are put in another queue. Customer service is nonexistent
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burnley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Don't use this company if you think you might need customer service. Almost impossible to contact unless you are prepared to spend ages on the phone and listen to dreadful music. Email does not work.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burscough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Had initial issues with speed,customer service was acceptable although we were off line for 5 days, sent engineer out whilst at work, problem now solved and speed is not only good but constantly better than previous broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Buxton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    First day of contract.. promised an hour's 'downtime' for the switch.. 4hrs on still waiting and the only way to contact them is through online chat with a very long queue! Wish I'd read these reviews before signing up, would've gone elsewhere!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Caerphilly
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    Comments
    I can’t comment on the actual broadband as I’ve had to cancel within my 14 day cooling off period. However as far as customer service goes, it was easy to get in touch and on both occasions when I needed to speak with someone, I spoke with Ali who is a credit to the company.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    cambs
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT use this company. you WILL regret it. Customer service is appalling, products are over priced and if you dare complain they'll flex their corporate muscles with intimidating threats. Besides the line ain't even theirs its a BT open reach line. You have been warned!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cannock
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Quite possibly.the worst thing you can do is change to first utility broadband, chat to them about problems & they say we will update you...they never get back to you.if you prone to let them know of a problem.... You're charged for the call.a new provider with.i guess,no infrastructure& no experience,launched before everything was in place.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cardiff
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Genuinely the worse company I have ever dealt with. Do NOT go to this company for Broadband. No service for a month and clueless advisors who could not help in any way. Very poor service technically and bad responsiveness. Save yourself a lot of heartache and go elsewhere. I had no service at all and they blamed me for needing higher speeds for working from home.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    (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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chadwell
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The internet is awful always drops and disconnects, been with them for a month or two and wish we never did as it is all a scam. Go for any other provider and stay away from this at all costs!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chadwell heath
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Excellent speeds and connection.
    Very happy.
    Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheltenham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • 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
    Chester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • 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
    chester le street
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chorley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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!!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chorley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Clapham North
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wish I had never entered into a contract with Shell Energy, the cheap price is there for a reason. The Internet is so slow and the signal is super weak. In doesn't reach all areas of my tiny 2 bedroom flat.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cleeve North Somerset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Co Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Colchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    colchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Consett
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    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 !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    County Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute rubbish! I got conned into getting Shell Energy broadband with assurance that the speed would be faster than my previous supplier. I am forever losing the connection and the speed (when I am actually connected) is far slower. I contacted Shell and they said that I must dismantle the box on the wall and start doing various tests. I have never had this experience before with any previous suppliers. I would not recommend Shell Energy broadband for one second.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    County Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    1.8mb/s internet Speed. Contract will be cancelled asap
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid this company.
    Given start date.Nothing happened.Told them waited 24 hours nothing.No phone no broadband.
    So cancelled it.They now want a years worth of internet and phone paying for.Jokers
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst company I've ever had the misfortune of dealing with.
    They try to walk over your consumer rights.£300+ bill and never searched anything and never made a phone call.
    Should be closed down straightaway.

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