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
    Barnsley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst ever experience of dealing with any company.
    The service was terrible, the WiFi was a joke.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dagenhsm
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    The serve with shell went live on the 39th october the service was not fit for service the internet keep cutting out and buffing I recieved the first bill within 6 days after activation which was higher then agreed I was never told the first bill would be high contacted shell fault was not rectify I cancelled within the 14 days of activation i was harrested with phone calls details sent to dept collector every complaint I made was closed before i was satisfied or resolution would not recommend the company to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    northwest
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Having read all the reviews i can only endorse the negative points made by the broadband customers of First Utility.This company should not be allowed to offer broadband as it doesn't appear to be able to keep its promises regarding speed etc plus the fact the customer service is terrible to say the least.It costs a small fortune how they keep you hanging on with only an occasional robotic voice and dreary music for company,this might be acceptable if your problem was sorted by them but alas no this is not the case as all they could offer was an engineer in three days time,no offer of compensation only to be told if the hub has been tampered with the engineer will inform you that his visit will cost you £140. So come the end of my contract its bye bye First Utility broadband and thanks to customer service it will be bye bye to gas and electricity too
  • 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
    Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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 !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Merseyside
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We took a contract with Shell Broadband when we where ready to connect the router did not work rang Shell after several minutes I managed to speak to an engineer try few thing no luck told they will get me a new router. After 3 days contacted them and I got told they were going to repair my router from their factory and it will take 48 hours. 3 days after contacted them (weekend)I will have to wait for another 3 days or more. Cancelled it send me an email asking me to paid £78.+£12 for cancelling our contract good firm to deal with...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AWFUL - DO NOT USE.
    We swapped from Sky Broadband and it was a massive mistake.
    This was 3 months ago. Wifi drops out all the time, speeds are rubbish (7mb on router, 0.5MB wireless).
    Should have stayed with SKY broadband - didn't have any problems for the 5 years I was with them.
    Tried to get help from them on the phone - waited AN HOUR for someone to answer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sothend on Sea
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely dismal appalling customer service
    Once you have signed up and they have you on a contract They dont give a **** anymore Thats if you can get hold of them in the first place without incurring a huge phone bill STEER CLEAR AND LOOK ELSEWHERE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Filey
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The broad Band drops out, when you complain they say it's your equipment. Had Shell for 11 months, they have broken the spirit of the contract but if leave 1 day early it will cost me £10.50
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely atrocious, disappointing customer service all they keep saying is ‘I understand I understand etc’ I joined few months ago started having problems 3 months down the line with broadband they sent engineer and they was advised it’s their router so they sent a new router 1 week later. It takes 48hrs to get the request approved and then 48hrs for delivery. This is unbelievable Iv had no internet at home just before the start of summer holidays till now there is no internet. I hate calling them to get through you have a minimum wait of 35 minutes before you can talk to something and you will be lucky to get through to the right department if not then you got another 30/45 minutes wait. Honestly regretted using this service. For a company this big it is shocking they have a service like this. I would not recommend anyone to go with them. They might give you a good deal but when problems start good luck to you… absolutely horrendous service it will stress you out.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Yorks
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    Comments
    Staff are quite helpful but the speed is absolutely woeful and the connection drops frequently. The best thing to do is not sign up at all. Today's average speed is 1.3mbps, my mobile hotspot works better. Not sure how Shell is still able to sell this product, pretty much feels like a scam.
  • 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
    Brandon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I would not be leaving such a bad review had Shell not messed up and not sent over a compatible router for my new package.

    When upgrading to the new package was told my current router is compatible. Waited patiently until 30th November for it to switch. 30th November came and broadband just cut out. Had engineers from Open Reach in on the same day, they tried everything but could not get broadband to work. We called Shell and they said they need to send a new router out and can take up to two working days. I work from home and now have to use my limited mobile data to connect to my work system. Asked Shell if they can do anything and they just said have to wait for the new router to arrive. Not helpful at all and will be raising a formal complaint with them when I finally have a broadband connection.

    Again, if this had not happened, I would be happy to leave a better review but this has really been a joke so they only get 1 star.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Luton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Agreement was 'VAT included' prices. First bill had VAT added to these prices!
    Unable to get a reply from Shell, looks like OFCOM next.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Greenock
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely stay away from this company, 13 days in still no service and not a soul within customer service care and I actually wonder if anyone has a Brian cell, anytime I ask to go to cancellation I'm put to a random department
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southport
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very unreliable and slow
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband cannot even manage to maintain a video call. Got told I could keep my number then I can't.
    Spends literally hours on hold being passed from one department to another and then back again as they don't know what their doing. I was misquoted early termination fees so decided to bite the bullet and leave, only to be told I eoukd have to pay £270 to end the contract early.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    sunderland
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    changed from virgin media was paying 48.00 a month now pay only 27.00 a month for much faster broadband glad i changed should of did it years ago everything very good and good customer service too very happy
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Romford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID as it's the worst broadband we have ever had and the worst customer service ever! Signed up for 12 months and have waited 11 months to leave. It only works in the room where the router is and the bedroom directly above. Luckily I have excellent mobile Internet. I've now found out I have to pay £15 to leave but worth every last penny to get rid of it. Roll on 10th Feb! Would have given 0 stars if I could
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hitchin
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Zero review as find this company terrible, an engineer came to fit my broadband and failed to do so, they left electric plug with all wires loose and said they would have to return, today they took 65 pound charges out of my bank for this and have agreed to pay it back but I have to wait 10 working days so now unable to get my gas and electric
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hull
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    Comments
    So, we signed up for this, went on holiday and read the reviews after.
    Dumb move on our part.
    I rang to discuss my worries....45 mins later, still no answer to my call.
    I call back again, another 40 mins. This time I didn’t care what they had to say, waiting 40 mins to speak to a human, anyone, is not acceptable.
    I cancelled and called plusnet. Straight onto an advisor for only £3 a month extra, I’ll pay for that level of customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Burnley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Utter useless internet, worked fine for a week and now I’m only getting 7.5mb speed which is now fast enough for the tv to work, it will work during the day but after 6pm to 11pm tv will not work.
  • 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
    Up north
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Piss poor expensive no one at office wants to deal with you,no moral done for thank goodness my contact ends will not ever be renewing and the three peeps I rec and they got will not be renewing there’s either
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Llangollen
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We have just about given up on Shell Energy Broadband. There are major issues with the speed dropping to the point where you can't even load a webpage (streaming is out of the question) or the service disconnecting for up to a week. It has been continuous different issues while we've had Shell Energy Broadband and we're now looking to find a different provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    N/A
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Spent the last two months trying to get a bill from them, constantly fobbed of with "it's running late" then received a text message demanding money saving service would be cut off, can't pay in post office without a bill! Customer service are absolutely utterly useless. Contacting ofcom
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely useless, ok taking your money, even engineer fee £54, which I wasn't aware off, had problems yesterday, emailed, no response, refuse to call as not freephone number.
    Since being in approximately 16.00 till now 19.20, wifi gone off 9 times, having to use my own data and no certain TV, think its ombudsmen if no call tomorrow.
    PLEASE ANYONE, AVOID PAY BIT EXTRA GO WITH REPUTABLE COMPANY, SHELL IS A RIP OFF
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Croydon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A complete scam. They offered me a quality internet and it never gave up. And when I wanted to go out with them they sent me a bill for 337 pounds. Not even gasoline will I buy the shell again. They are thiefs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    So angry with that company. Internet not working 5days. They said someone will come today to look it from 8-13 i called them to say that no one not came and they answer that i ha e to wait more 2 days to see if internet will come back to broadband and then if nothing will be happening they will send someone. I'm so angry as we paying 34.99£ per month and it's only second month we are with them. Disgusting service!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hackney London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Turned to their services because of an excellent Utility Service they had provided. Sadly a wrong move. The Customer Conduit is non-existent? They make it very hard to contact them and then they do NOT seem to know what's going on? A very poor service for a so-called Broadband provider, they buy their services from Talk Talk who have already the worst reputation in the entire country and in this sector they SUCK, made a huge mistake switching to them?
    When I complained hey quoted that I had 13 devices on at the same time, when I actually only have a PC a Printer total? wonder are they making a case for themselves for when I leave...? Because they have been appallingly absent when needed, nasty service DO NOT SWITCH TO THEM.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coventry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It it a Joker company
    Very poor standard service really disgrace
  • Reviewer
    Location
    devizes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    will be changing asap, no support, keeps losing connection utter rubbish.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Jakube
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    THE WORST ISP EVER.

    The service tests quite well on a speed checker, but in the real world, it is sluggish and unresponsive and can take 10 to 20 seconds to load or refresh a web page. I always use a wire connection, but if I connect to my upstairs neighbour by wifi, on the same laptop, the service is much better. Every six months or so, the service begins to falter and has to be rebooted - sometimes three times a day. Typically, the correct lights are illuminated, but there is no connection to the internet.

    When I manage to get through to Shell, they go through the same questions and checks that they previously did and the service becomes useable again - for a while. This time, they said they needed to send an engineer around, but that they would charge me for their time, if they couldn't find a fault, I wasn't able to be at home, or in some undefined way the engineer decided that I was responsible for the problem. What did I do? I left.

    THE WORST ISP EVER.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Maidstone
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Just awful customer service - would never use again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Widnes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Dont botherwith SHELL, my internet got fitted xmas eve since then nothing, just phoned them got pushed from pillar to post an they buttoned me, shocking customer service, i want this shoddy internet removed, I'll go with somebody else, i knew i should of read the reviews
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wisbeach
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    There is no such thing as “customer service” with SHELL Broadband and phone.
    No one should be left holding a phone for over an hour whilst trying to contact this lot and being subjected to constant repeated adverts about how easy it is to upgrade etc, plus that awful, monotonous “twanging” sound that passes for music!
    My phone line had ceased to work and I don’t have a mobile as I hate the things.
    I asked my nephew to call and he waited 49 minutes to get through.
    That is disgusting!
    I have about 5 months left of this cursed contract and then I will be gone as fast as I can!
    Stay well away from SHELL, they are rubbish!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BORDON
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wish ide never heard of this broadband provider since going over to them my computer takes ages to get on internet keeps buffering my tv keeps going off as there is not enough speed it supposed to be 2.5 mpm but only delivers .75 as they are not providing me with the service i'm going to leave without penalty
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shrewsbury
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling. Still sending paper bills although I have ceased using any of their services. Robotic system for phone contact
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Definitely the worst broadband provider ever on planet earth. Connection began to drop since December 2019 and have had to call them to repair it for 6 times, with them booking BT engineer for 3 times however after each visit the service begins to go off again after 2 days. I was forced to listen to their t&c every single time without exception even though the person on the phone provides absolutely no help at all. Worst of all is it is not possible to cancel the contract even though the service goes off on a weekly bases and a they’ve had to book a BT engineer over and over again. This company is disgusting and should be avoided at all costs!! Absolute waste of time!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely disgusted with the company’s policy, the way they treat their customers and the
    Custumer service staff. They charge you £35 for not returning the modem, without notifying the customer nor any warning. Nor does it state in the contract (pre October 2021) the amount it will charge. The contract only states “you may be charged” without specific amount, as such it is an abuse of power to charge customers without warning. The woman answered the phone was as cold as a dead body, with no emotion or empathy whatsoever. You’d get more reaction from a dog.

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