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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IMPORTANT : Read this before taking this broadband. Please note that the customer service is very poor. Also, the broadband does not provide any security especially when you have children at home. The company does not have any account for broadband customers.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
durham Shell Energy  
This BROADBAND IS NOT FIT FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN! AVOID!! This is because there are no parental controls.
I was told that internationals calls were free and unlimited. But it was not so. There is no account for the customers and hence the customer would not know the usage and billing on the website. The phone does not show incoming numbers. The broadband will be activated after the cooling period and you will be tied to this nonsense broadband for 18 months.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Durham Shell Energy  
What can I say except that it's the best and cheapest I have ever been with. I love it!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
East Kilbride Shell Energy  
Worst service of a broadband provider ever. Wish I had read the reviews of others before signing up to this company. Service agents can't or won't respond to emails to get my line and broadband fixed. Company will not issue a deadlock letter so can't even get the regulator to look into complaint.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
East Sussex Shell Energy  
Broadband is so weak, I can’t even watch Catchup without constant buffering. I’ve never had a problem with any other provider before.
Can’t wait for this contract to end so that I can leave Shell.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
East Sussex Shell Energy  
Had this for 4 days absolute rubbish, did live chat to cancel...she was very nice....informed I’d have to pay £306 to cancel. Even though it’s not fit for purpose. Told them I’ll cancel the direct debit and pay £10 a month. Angry doesn’t cover it!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
East Sussex Shell Energy  
Terrible customer service - poor response times, poor advice given, promises not kept. Complained and still a rubbish experience. There are plenty of other similarly priced broadband deals available - pick another provider, not Shell.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
East Sussex Shell Energy  
Truly the worstcustomer service of any provider I have had. Difficult to get in touch with and they charge you to do so. Without a reliable working telephone line for over seven weeks due to their reluctance to pay for work needed at the exchange. Closed down complaints with responding to them. Refused to issue deadlock letters. Will be seeking contract cancellation through the regulator or the courts if necessary. Understand this company charges £15 to leave whether in contract or out of contract (T&C'S). Broadband speed is good considering we are within a mile of the exchange, but given one star because the router is rubbish and wifi is poor throughout(bought a Ubiquiti Unifi access point wifi to boost signal).
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Eastbourne Shell Energy  
Never ever have shell broad band . Very poor speed constantly dropping and when you report they send someone out who can find nothing wrong but customer service is always very sorry they can see how bad it is ..then they have the nerve to take £65 from your acc 3 months later saying they could find nothing wrong and they didn't let me know they were taking it ..so someone somewhere us lying BE WORNED NEVER EVER TOUCH SHELL BROAD BAND...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Eastbourne Shell Energy  
Very very disappointed that companies like this exist these days. The customer service is shocking and they use outright fraud to retain customers who find them out.
Look for reviews and talk to a customer service rep before committing...trust me...this is the first time I ever feel angry with a company as I feel defrauded.
First Utility were due to install broadband on 5th December. By which point I'd had a little contact with them to try to arrange an alternative installation date, and realised that they were incredibly aggressive, arrogant and inflexible. The individuals I dealt with weren't the root cause, I felt they wanted to help but referred to 'our policies don't allow us to do this' or 'I'd get hung for this', etc...
Anyhow, the day the line was due to be installed the engineer couldn't install it and said first utility should have known this as this engineer mentioned there were challenges installing this line in our postcode.
So I ended up being charged for internet without internet!!!
So I phoned them expecting some apology or action, and what I got was too late, that's always a risk and we will install it when we get a chance, when pushed, they said a couple of months at best. In the meantime, I'm expected to pay for using my non existent broadband.
I then said this is shocking, I would like to leave first utility to which they said you will have to pay £136.60 early closure charge. I calmly explained the 14 day returns policy to which the response was, oh that won't work because first utility start the 14 day counter 15 days before you get your broadband!!! I said you're having a laugh to which he explained, it's probably not fair but my hands are tied. Is this not fraud? I hope this review helps you. I am fighting this out of principle and have joined virgin media who got everything working within 2 days and start the 14 day returns counter AFTER you get the service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh Shell Energy  
Absolute dishonesty from start to finish. They get you aboard for £19pcm but forget to mention anywhere that it's £19 plus VAT. You get a max of 9 Mbps for 4 days followed by .08 Mbps. When you contact them they suggest you switch to £35 per month plus VAT for a faster speed. They will ignore all complaints except when you cancel the DD - then they write, boy how they write. When they know they've lost - as in when you are with a reliable supplier - you will hear nothing for 2 months. Then you will receive a threatening e mail from their 'collection agents' etc. I have opened a case against them with the CAB who believe enough other like complaints will see the Trading Standards take over, even the police maybe. Get your money back off these sharks, ask for some deserved compensation off them for their behaviour towards you; then register the complaint with the CAB.
Emsworth Shell Energy  
On the 24th October 2018 i cancelled my broadband account due to unforeseen circumstances. The account was only opened within 14 days of cancellation so i should have had a cancellation free of charge but i didn't.
I understand that there is a 30 day cancellation period, so my account was cancelled on the 24th November and i was told i could pay my final bill from then. I phoned yourselves as i had not received an email with my final bill and was told that i would get it on 5th December instead for £266. Today, 5th December, i still have not received a final bill so i called you again and was told the bill had not yet been produced. How long does it take to produce a bill!?

Meanwhile, i was receiving emails from yourself stating i owe £72 to recover my account, if not debt collectors will be at my door. I do not want to recover my account as i personally closed it. When i called and asked about this, no-one really knew what i was meant to do, whether i needed to pay it or wait for my final bill...

I have now been told i will receive my final bill around the 19th December which will include the £266 cancellation fee, plus £20 usage fee and possibly plus the £72, which has randomly been added!

Every time i have called to speak to someone, i have waited over half an hour and never got an answer by the first person i have spoken to, My average phone call with you is usually around an hour long... absolutely ridiculous!!

So now, 6 weeks after i cancelled my account with you, I am still waiting my final bill! All i want to do is pay you and yet i am receiving hate mail stating that you are sending round debt collectors when i do not even know what i am meant to be paying yet!!

I am 19 years old and on minimum wage, I hope you feel very proud of yourselves for making this such an horrific experience for me! I will be taking this further, as i am absolutely fuming!

Disgraceful company!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
England Shell Energy  
This is the worst broadband provider I have ever used. My download speed is approx 1.2 mbps. The internet barely reaches anywhere in the house and it’s bad even if you sit next to the router. My dad switched to this broadband because it was £5 cheaper than utility warehouse which was incredibly fast. I’d of happily paid that £5 for him after what we go through everyday with this god awful internet. At least this internet is consistent in one thing even if it is for being garbage! Not to mention we’re stuck with this for over a year because of the long contract which traps it’s customers.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
England, Maidstone, Kent Shell Energy  
Very pleased and all good.
I work from home so use the internet all day long.
Its never let me down so i can only praise the service.
GREAT..
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
essex Shell Energy  
getting through to speak to someone takes a minimum of 35 minutes and they charge you for this which is £2.85 each time. They do not do anything they say they will do, so basically avoid them at all costs!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
essex Shell Energy  
SHELL HAVE NO STAFF ITS ALL CALL CENTRE AND YOU PAY PER MINUTE TO SPEAK TO THEM, AVOID AS ITS A SCAM!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
essex Shell Energy  
Appalling broad band service struggles to get 6Mbps off peak time and no more than one device can reliably connect at any time. Constant calls to customer service were totally waste of time and resulted in being told that the welcome email warned me that average speeds could be this low. I have complained to the watchdog authority and to the Ombudsman as I believe that they are mis selling their service. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Essex Shell Energy  
I have read the reviews and yes they are bad, but they do not exagerate. Customer service and accessability is CHRONICALLY bad, speeds of broadband are regularly less than one tenth of a megabite and ALL of the time not much faster than that. Their engineers (when they come) agree and there is nothing they can do about it. They really are the WORST of the Worst. I hope this information saves at least some people from an absolute horror
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Exeter Shell Energy  
Constantly crashing every 5/10mins. Takes me 2hrs to watch a 20min prog on now TV. They have admitted they can see it dips constantly (I've kept screenshots) yet it's still the same. Asked to send a pic of my setup....yeah my setup has worked perfectly for every other provider. Perhaps start providing the service you are paid for. Can't even get dates right on emails. Claimed I had a missed payment on Xmas Eve when in actual fact they went in on the 21st for it! Then when you screenshot emails and bank statements and send them they start slavering about 3days to clear. Avoid avoid avoid. If I can get out this contract without being hit with their RIDICULOUS termination AND cease charges I will. I'm off to citizens advice! Why should I pay to terminate a contract THEY are not FULFILLING
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Falkirk Shell Energy  
Oh how I wished I had read these reviews before switching to First Utility.I moved from Sky through the Carphone Warehouse. I have had nothing but bother since I joined them 6/7 months ago on an 18month contract. The internet speed is not just slow, at times its non existant.When it does work, it constantly buffers or loses connection completely.I am now at the stage of cutting my losses paying up for the remainder of the contract and moving to someone more reliable. Be warned stay clear of First Utility Broadband or anything else to do with them for that matter.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Falkirk Shell Energy  
Internet is appealing ... drops out on the tv every 5 seconds or so ... 1 hour programme, even on non peak time, ends up taking 1.40 hours ...

Can no longer work from home as internet is so appalling ...
Fareham Shell Energy  
Complete rubbish at times less than 1/2 mg , or no internet connection.very difficult to contact, speaking to a human not easy! Fail to respond to email complaints , call backs by management promised ( doesn't happen) worst company we have ever had for Broardband , then want to charge penaltys to change to better provider when there supply not fit for purpose.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Featherstone Shell Energy  
First utility bill worst company ever you over charge me £600 from April 1st to June the 23rd you rip me off gas and electric and you give false reading gas and electric metre which is not mine that I've gave you !am going to report you to the newspaper for ripping customers off I wouldn't recommend your company to anyone I'm doing a review on first utility company! Your service is appalling your staff are rude they don't no how to deal with customers on phone strictly speaking I give you zero for all the stress that you caused me for the short time I was with the company Bad Company
Finsbury park Shell Energy  
So far BLOODY USELESS.
To get your ppp user/pw you have to PHONE THEM, and guess what LONG WAITS on the phone, callbacks that don't happen.
1st bill they add a few days on so instead of £26.99 it is over £30 no reason why just because they can.
Router would be fine 15 YEARS AGO. single band, 100mb ports poor wifi.
Wish I had NEVER JOINED!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Galashiels Shell Energy  
been with them for 12 months and almost no issues, the router supplied is not the best (this is same for most routers supplied by ISP's) after 2 weeks I contacted them for details as purchased my own ASUS AC68 Wifi Router, tech agent went thru and supplied PPPoA username and password (user name is simply landline numer@first-utility.com) the guy even stayed on the line until router had connected.
anyone who wishes to use own router just go thru to tech and they will assist
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
gateshead Shell Energy  
absolutely the worst provider I have ever used. download speed 1.5mbps
upload. 85

they not only want paid 30 days notice to leave but a £15 admin charge.
5 days after official complaint nothing from ANYONE.
one word PATHETIC
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
glasgow Shell Energy  
Very slow today 0.4 upload and .05 download. So much for Slow Shell!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Godalming Shell Energy  
The worst broadband company the don't let you know when your bill is due they don't let you know when your cut off because the modem will flash all green to show it's active but really it's cut off shell energy shut your broadband down please I said to them if they can talk to my mother but the woman rudely said no you are the account holder! I was about to shout back don't ever go with shell energy if you want to be screwed over.
Gosport Shell Energy  
This is the worse internet provider ever! The first day internet did not work. We called the customer service line and we waited more than 40 minitues to speak with someone. They asked us to run some tests and then we had to wait a couple of days. Then we got a very slow connection. We paid for the fiber super fast and we go a super poor connection. We called them waited on the line another 30 minutes and they told us to wait 2 weeks... we waited the connection remained poor. We called again they asked us to run some more test in the next 24 hours and send it to them... we did. They never got back to us. We called them again they told us they had to run some tests for 48 hours and get back to us. At the end of their testing we did non have the connection anymore. We have been without connection for more than a week. We called them, again Waite on the line a long time to speak to someone and they did not fix anything. They told us an engineer has to fix this... but nobody came, no communication from them so far. They are terrible. we do not recommend this provider at all. We are paying for a service we are not receiving and they are not doing anything to fix it. They are in breach of contracts and they are getting money out of honest customers without giving them any service!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Granato Shell Energy  
Just joined broadband ok but found out they charge for 0300 and some 0800 calls won't let me leave contract been whith them 2 months
Great edstone Shell Energy  
Have had shell broadband for the last few weeks but then phone for some reason has now been disconected onthe 22nd September so I have no broadband or telephone line. Contacted shell through livechat but nothing has so gar been done to put the problem right
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
great haywood Shell Energy  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Greenock Shell Energy  
Had this service for 4 days and it is terrible average download speed on 4 different speed tests is 1.64mb. Not even enough for SD downloads. If i had known i was dealing with Talk Talk i would not have taken this deal.
Grimsby Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hackney London Shell Energy  
Similar experiences to others. Service appealing, constantly dropping out, off more than on. Speed reminds me of when I had dial up. After 11 days without a service I was forced to get another provider. They now want to charge over £100 for a service that was not as advertised. How can they get away with this with the various consumer protection legislation that is in place.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hampshire Shell Energy  
was excellent when i first got my broadband in now if im connecting to it im constantly doing so most of the day or night. pile of ***** should of stayed were i was
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
hartlepool Shell Energy  
Do not sign up for broadband with this company! Incredibly slow internet connection, it barely works. I am only a couple of months into my contract and seriously hate the idea that I have to live with such a horrible internet connection.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hastings, UK Shell Energy  
Just installed this heap of crap on Tuesday , download and upload speeds are abysmal. Tried to cancel but told we would have to pay the full 18 months money first . They did not send us any kind of written confirmation regarding the contract. The nice girl in the EE shop also rang them , and they were rude and unhelpful to her . Worst ever service , I strongly recommend that no-one purchase broadband from this bunch of cowboys . Download speed 2-8 , upload speed 1-5
Hebburn , Tyne and Wear Shell Energy  
STAY CLEAR AT ALL COSTS!! Worst company I've ever dealt with. I had no broadband at all, due to a fault at their end. I cancelled after the 3rd day after numerous phone calls & they had a cheek to charge me £110 for it!!
Heckmondwike Shell Energy  
SCAM DO NOT APPLY FOR ACCOUNT after they took over first utility they has been nothing but issues disconnection three days before payment date without warning then inflate the bill I started at 38 for high speed for streaming then get told I owe 71 so pay the balance two weeks pass and disconnected again contact them and they tell me I owe 51 so I ask why so high they say I owed 99 with a discount of 7.00 I owed 91 but yet when I paid the bill I was strictly told 71 is all I owe for that month hmmmmmmm talk talk here I come and another point to all customers of shell if your not offered the deal you was originally offered as of 12 month ago you can walk from the contract check Martin Lawrence s website explains everything there
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Heckmondwike Shell Energy  

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