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
    1.7 stars
  • Speed
    1.7 stars
  • Reliability
    1.6 stars

Based on 272 customer ratings since 2023-05-22 (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.

1,469 Customer Reviews over 37 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Teddington
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disgrace of a service. We get decent WiFi coverage only up to 3 metres from Router. Rest is hopeless. Weak signal. Drops out. Unusable unless you want to sit in your hall all day. There seems to be little enthusiasm to help and relying on the penalty clause to stop you moving to a provider who can do the job. This has been the case in two small flats. Never seen such problems in 20 years of buying broadband, Shell should stick to oil. They clearly can’t do this business. Will never use again. Will never recommend.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Teignmouth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Changed from post office without being notified. Post Office overcharged me on renewal of contract. Although I paid an amount agreed upon after much aggravation, I then received a small amount bill from Shell. On 28 March, I see that none of the discounted amounts I had paid to post office had been deducted. Chat is dismal.. 46 people in queue and 25 minutes on hold on phone. 2 chats later, nothing resolved. Then got email from Shell saying if I didn't pay outstanding amount from post office, broadband service would end and further costs incurred. I view this as a veiled threat to pay up, esp as I had not defaulted on any payments. Finally received an email today from Shell after I had said I wanted to lodge a formal complaint. They have picked up that I was overcharged and will credit me with the difference.
    Fearing that I would be cut off and out of sheer frustration, I paid the full amount. This was before I got the email stating they'd picked up the error. Will I be credited with the paltry amount? Who knows? Will be looking for another provider when contract ends.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Telford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    After being with the post office for 2 years and never having a single problem, Had to change provider and from day 1 it’s been an awful service. Rang to make a compliant they can’t even find my post code !!!
    What company can’t even locate me by post code?
    Can take my bloody money tho
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Telford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Total rubbish. Moved from Sky 12Mbps to Shell 50Mbps. The slower was far far better. No point in having a broadband connection a mega speed that takes 2,3 or 4 minutes to connect to something as simple as the BBC and even then starts buffering in the middle of a program. Only committed for a year so will go back to Sky ASAP
  • Reviewer
    Location
    The North
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    OK. I went for the cheap 12 mth deal and now regret it. Switch over was smooth but there are PPP connection losses every day for a few hours. Next time I'll pay a bit more for reliability. Cheap but not worth the lack of reliability.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    The North
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    This is an update to a previous review. The dropouts have stopped and the speed has stabilised at slightly higher than the previous supplier. I'm fine with the switch now. It looks like this in no worse than BT or Sky, just cheaper.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thetford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid if you don't want to be stressed!

    Overall satisfaction - I would like to give them 0 stars, because the only thing I have after 1 month of using their broadband is massive stress.

    Customer service - don't try to call their call center, because you'll spend about 30-60 minutes on waiting, sometimes you'll be hanged out by clever call center employee. 2 stars, because at least someone's pretending to solve your problem on online chat. But that's not enough to actually solve it.

    The only way to contact with them is the online chat - but not all the times you'll be able to be connected with any agent, and second problem - in case of no internet connection, online chat will be useless for you.

    Broadband speed - 5 start, because speed and only SPEED is FINE. But that means nothing, if I can't use full speed because of ISP gateway reliability problems.

    Broadband reliability - is a JOKE. There's no any reliability! I have about 40-50 connection timeouts EVERY DAY. Checked any single phone socket, wires and even BT service socket - problem source is outside my flat, in ISP gateway. I've had an engineer appointment for today (18.06) - no one showed up, no one knows in call center what's going on, and I still have the same problem with connection timeouts.

    More than 2 weeks and problem hasn't been solved.

    I've never had any problems with BT Infinity 2 service, but I just wanted to save some money on internet bill, so I've decided to try First Utility.

    That's my punishment I think - for being too greedy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thomas
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Very poor consistent signal, dire customer service…when you eventually get to speak to someone
    Raised same issue over and over for a year but never resolved despite assurances. Ended up being told it was my fault for choosing the broadband I had! Also the guy argued with me to the point I felt intimidated over the phone. One lady was very helpful hence the 1 star but as for the rest it was horrendous.
    Broadband provision very poor, kept dropping out all the time and days where completely not working at all. Moved providers now as it was too stressful to try to work from home using the broadband I had.
    Disgusted by Shell broadband and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
    I would have liked to speak to the guy’s manager to complain but did not want to be on hold yet another 3/4 of an hour!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thornaby
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    At best I received intermittent service usually completely unusable wifi. My WiFi dropped out over 80 times in a 12 hour period. The only thing part of shell energy broadband that works correctly is the billing department. Do not consider becoming a shell customer in my opinio.
    They shouldn't be allowed to do business. They expect to be paid for a unusable service. In the last 10 days I've had working wifi for less than 8 hours. Outrageous con job in my opinion. I can not compare them to any other provider I've been with over the years. Unusable wifi isn't being provided with any thing.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thorpeness
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely hopeless! Since Shell took over from Post Office I have not received a bill,Direct Debit set up with Post Office not been honoured,no success at finding out amount owed!I just want to pay!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tickencote
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very very very bad quality broadband. Can't even watch smoothly any movie longer than 2 minutes on YT. Internet keeps dropping randomly.

    Tried to contact with their customer service. After 2 hours on hold, been hanged out!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tirphil
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell broadband is not a very good broad band service at all
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tiverton,
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    DREADFUL company, apparently switched by Uswitch, loads of agro as when I moved to my new property there was no landline & cottage needed rewire & refurb. This meant that shell could not & did not supply any service. Since then Ive been hounded for connection fees.
    Now with the Ombudsman.
    In my opinion this company is beyond belief in their lack of customer service. Advice dont touch.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Todmorden
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would give zero stars if I could. The customer service is crap. I've had no broadband for 6 days. Told internal fault by 3 people over more than 3 hrs I was on phone. They booked engineer who didn't turn up. Phoned them and told external fault and would update me in 2 hrs..of course not heard from them then when asked was told they dont work weekends so God knows if they'll ever fix it. Opened complaint heard nothing. As soon as they fix it ...if ever I will change provider. These are the worst. Time wasting useless liars that are completely incompetent
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tonbridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Don't go there if you want to have control over what comes into your house as Shells offers no content filtering. And if you want to leave Shell because they are potentially endangering the wellbeing of your children - they don't care and make you pay for it!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torbay
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Having been on standard broadband with a few resellers (EE, Sky, Post office) I wanted to upgrade to a faster fibre service. One our previous suppliers we'd get disconnecting issues or really poor speeds in the early evening. Signing up with Shell was easy and a good deal, their router appeared a week before 'go live' and was a good bit of kit for a freebie (dual 2.5 and 5GHz Wifi, USB network file access, clear and easy admin panel). On change over day I was emailed at 4am, plugged in the new router and it worked. For the first few days we only got 15Mbps as a top speed (still better than our standard broadband! ever was) but then after a remote reset (part of Shell's line testing/setup) we've been at just under 30Mbps since - which is towards the top end of what we were told. Haven't had to contact customer services (a first when switching suppliers at this address!) so hopefully it'll continue like this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torbay
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse ever supplier been with a few but she’ll is diabolical always slow some nights not getting any Wi-Fi customer service saying we have to much on internet but like I said it’s not all on at same time with others it’s sometimes slow but with shell well I can’t wait for contract to end never ever again will we have shell and can’t get printer to work on shell where it worked on all the others we had
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torquay, Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Useless. I am still being sent arrears statements when 3 months credit agreed for customer retention sb
    Scheme. Take at least 45 mins to talk to anyone on phone.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Towcester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Although I have never had an issues with the broadband itself, their customer service when I left to join another supplier was absolutely appalling. I was a long term customer for 4 years and I was treated with contempt and disrespect. I would not recommend this company to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tunbridge Wells
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible customer service - I've been on hold for 45 mins yesterday and another 30mins today, so far...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tunbridge Wells
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got transferred from Post Office broadband who always had fantastic customer service. I'm not sure this lot have any customer service agents at all. Been on hold for 1 hour now. Stupid music and asking me every 30 seconds whether I want faster broadband. Nope, I just someone to pick up the phone and fix the broadband I have!

    AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tunbridgh Wells Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Without doubt the worst broadband provider out there. There are Uncontactable on the phone for hours, chat on line you go from position 10 back to position 19 twice that happened Internet totally unreliable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Twickenham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Shell fibre broadband was reliable and fast.
    Beware £15 end of service fee (even if contract has ended)
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tywyn
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Since we had shell broadband our service was intermittent at best. Tried to resolve many times but not interested. Always our fault. Only time I received a call from them was to try to sell us something. Cut me off before change over date to another company. Avoid like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    U.k
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The broadband speed so slow it STOP working after few days then u have to call them again and again
    Which take so long to pick up calls ,u have to call them every week that broadband STOP working. BAD BAD BAD services.I wana cancel my contract but thay charge lot of cancellation fee,Please don't buy their broadband ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    A truly shocking company AVOID at All costs customer service is an absolute joke staff don't understand English they are requesting that I return the router which I did 4 months ago thank God that I kept the proof
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Moving house, and have been kept waiting for a ridiculous amount of time on the customer service line. The same line asks for you to describe your issue, but then has no option for home moving.

    Added to all that, the broadband is unreliable and keeps dropping, the online account doesn't work half of the time. Avoid!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    uk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    worst internet i have ever had DO NOT GO WITH THEM please save your money and you time cause you will be on chat with them every week or resetting your router every day just to get the speeds you pay for there customer service is horried they lie to you and offer help that they end up charging 100s for. the worst internet service i have ever had
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Ex post office broadband customer - taken over by Shell Energy - terrible broadband service, not very helpful telephone customer service. Was glad to be able to get out and move to another provider. Sent Router back immediately with proof of posting (thank you Post Office!!!) but still getting emails from Shell Energy - start off telling me I have not returned my router. I know I had so ignored this "cannot reply" email. Yesterday, another email telling me I have not returned the router and they are going to charge me £35. BUT the funniest thing, if you need a laugh by then, is that they then go on to say if you have returned the router, ignore this email. WHAT ABSOLUTE RUBBISH SERVICE. I have proof of posting, as the advised when I closed my account, and they provided the return bag with address so it's THEIR PROBLEM if they have not received it.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I wish I had read this before I switched. DO NOT BUY, this product should not be sold, its not fit for purpose
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The absolute worst utilities supplier I have ever encountered. Appalling reliability and customer service. My internet drops out every single day and sometimes several times per day, and customer services told me that this was standard.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    The broadband is fine once you have it, but customer service is terrible. When I signed up for Shell broadband in 2021 the customer service was excellent. I don't know what has happened since but having to wait over 40 minutes to renew a policy is ridiculous.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute waste of money - used ti get 12/13 mbps now 4.5 if we're lucky. I'm cancelling my DD - will fight for early cancellation due to rubbish service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

    One year of no or low connection, intermittent connection, top speeds of 0.8 upload and 5 MB downloads.

    Appalling customer service - unable to contact them via phone (which is expensive), emails ignored, complaints ignored,no ability to leave contract.

    Even after my one-year contract was up, it was impossible to leave! Weeks after requesting that they cease the line, the line is still open and they are still charging me for broadband!

    This company is impossible, infuriating and you should avoid them at all costs - don't say you haven't been warned!

    Quite how they've won a customer satisfaction award for their broadband in 2020 given the number of negative reviews they've received beggars belief.

    I would NEVER recommend Shell to anyone, and would certainly never use them again.

    I have had to resolve my complaint through an ombudsman and still have got nowhere weeks after making it.
  • 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
    Uppingham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish l have been trying to contact them for over 3 hours today can’t speak to anyone not sure what to do
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uxbridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst company ever!! Please don’t go for Shell !I don’t have internet literally on mostly of !no customer service very bad can’t reach them the worst company ever!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uxbridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am 100% annoyed and disgusted with this WiFi it’s absolutely terrible.
    It doesn’t work and cuts out during the day and late at night
    Sometimes it’s good during the day but seems to stop working all together at 11pm.
    The worst thing is that you can’t get out of the contract which is 18 months long
    As soon as it’s finished I will be returning to sky and I will be much happier with there WiFi
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Vicarscross
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company is a joke my farther in law regasted blind and deaf and 93. Migrated by the post office to Shell. get letter saying you have not paid you bill.not had bill yet happen every time bill arrived 3 day's later.closed account with them now say will charge him £35.00 for the modem he has never had.he only had a phone no broadband. Trying to get the thick customer service to understand this is impossible. They only have to look back on the old bill's to see this.the CEO for Shell energy as a international companie is a joke. Will now have to take this up with Offcom. Need to get staff that understand customers problems.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    W yorks
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Rubbish customer service. They entered wrong details, even date of birth! Linked 2 phone numbers together mobile and landline so didnt recognise account. Won't let me make a payment just says up to date. I wanted to get ahead with payments for winter. No luck online, automated services and customer service couldnt help apart from changing date of birth!
    Definitely do not recommend

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