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
    wadhurst
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    wheres the zero ? shocking customer service worst i have ever encoutered . do not deal with this company been waiting for broadband now for over a month between them and those other crooks at Open reach . still waiting ineffective managers no acting on your behalf to esculate issue . lost momey as tenants left as i had promised them broadband . Have now got them as my provider by default at another property as they took over from The Post Office soon as the tenant vacates i will be moving . Dont get tempted by their prices believe me its just not worth it . Avoid like the plague
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Everything about them stinks ! Bad customer service .. bad WiFi signal ! AVOID AVOID AVOID !!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disgusting company, poor customer service.

    Wont admit their own faults, try and pass the blame onto someone else then when they are pulled up on it start demanding money for time related charges when you didnt agree to them in the first place
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Awful customer service and extra charges.
    We struggled to get a reliable connection and contacted Shell who tested and agreed the connection was poor. Open reach sent an engineer who diagnosed a faulty router which Shell changed but we have now been charged £100 for the engineer visit and the replacement of the faulty router. I've spent hours trying to discuss this with Shell but they rarely answer and even when I do get through they say they need to speak to someone and never return.
    I definitely wouldn't recommend shell broadband and will be changing supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely despicable penny pinching company with no morals or customer commitment. PLEASE AVOID AT ALL COSTS. They have the advertising money to bury these comments away from new custermers because if they knew they wouldnt look twice at this company. please dont be fooled by offers and discounts they are only there to reel you in . once you are in then they have you and will drain as much money as they can legally get from you. please please AVOID ,
  • Reviewer
    Location
    wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    absolutely terrible service its not me that is a customer of shell it my mother-in-law who is currently no longer living in her home as been taken taking into a nursing home. i asperate that for confidential reasons they cant speak to us but she is not able to speak to them and they can see that she as not used her phone for 12mths but still want let us cancel the phone. SO RUDE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely shocking internet. It’s slow and constantly drops out and I have to reset it. I can’t comment on the customer service because I refuse to ring them simply because of the previous reviews regarding the wait times and dealing with customer service - judging by these reviews, it doesn’t fill me with any hope that She’ll would sort the problem anyway. As soon as my contract is up I’m off!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up Aug 19
    Nothing but trouble, minimal connection, router flashing red. Poor customer support and communication with false promises.

    4/5 of no service but still collecting the direct debit but want to offer a £5 goodwill.

    Avoid at all cost!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awfull truly awfull ,bad in every way. Difficult to contact don't return calls, poor weak speeds cuts out compleatly at times average supply 1 to 2 mg or less,
    They think this is all they have to provide and they (shell) deem this acceptable.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wakefiled
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Mum whose in her 80s always being with the post office now these idiots have taking over, I pay her bills for her, but have to travel to post office because there's no way of paying over Internet unless she authorises for me to manage her account, tried setting up a direct debit from dad's account that I manage so I can authorise it, but they refused it so I'm still trailing around post offices to pay the dam bills, what does it matter if it comes out of mine, dad's or her own(which don't allow direct debits) as long as it gets paid, would be so much easier to pay over Internet, so not only am I using petrol, or using a stamp or having to pay over the phone, it's costing me, useless company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling, appalling, appalling. Just don't go near them. Arrogant and totally useless, how are they in business. I WISH I had reviewed them first. Tied in now with this poor company arghhhh.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Dreadful. There are no parental controls available which every other internet company provides. 100% do not go with this company if you have kids and would like some control over what they are exposed to. The actual broadband is also unreliable and drops out frequently.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid at all costs. What a disgrace of a company, we were sold this wifi as part of a deal when buying appliances from Currys. The cheapest in our post-code apparently, and feeling pressured on the spot that this was the fastest wifi in our area we stupidly agreed to shells wifi. 3 times in 7 weeks we have had to have an engineer out to “sort” the same reoccurring issue. Wifi works fine for a few days and then gets cut off down to nothing, takes over and hour to speak to somebody from customer service just to be told that you need to restart the router..lol. Very unprofessional to also be told “can you not ask a neighbor to use their wifi?” Because i work from home. First of all we pay to have our own working wifi and secondly who in the right mind even says that to a customer who should be getting what they pay for!! Awaiting for complaints team to get in touch so I can cancel and start with a better much more professional provider where i hopefully wont have to worry about my wifi being cut off an hour before i have to deliver a presentation! If i could rate them 0 stars i would.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Worst company I have ever had to deal with, from the very start when we couldn’t get internet for the first 10 days. To now 3 months on when I’m being charged for call-outs I didn’t ask for. Just trying to get this sorted and call out charge taken off my bill has taken so much time. Live chat is awaful and call centre is not much better. Do not go with them you will regret it like me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It was slow then it was still post office didn't think it could getting any slower boy was I WRONG. It is the slowest internet iv ever had. Constantly cutting out. I'm so glad my contract ends this month so I can leave. DO NOT GO WITH SHELL ENERGY unless3you like banging your head against a brick wall.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    When you see SHELL name RUN! RUN WITHOUT LOOKING BACK.
    Shell is one of the worst internet providers if not the worst. They give you a cooling off period so you can cancel the contract without any fees, but they will not provide working internet until the cooling off period is done, and when you see how slow and bad their internet speeds are and how customer service is bad, then you are stuck you can't leave because they will ask you a penalty fee that will make you cry. RUN RUN RUN don't look back.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    No wonder this company was rated bottom on the Which Broadband consumer website.
    I was a Shell Broadband customer up until April 23, when my contract ended.Ever since then Shell Broadband have still been charging me for not being a customer of theirs.I have proof of the date,when may contract ended.And to this date they are still in denial that contract ended,04/2023.I have reported them to Ofcom, and waiting for the outcome.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely dog ****! I have never had a network with such weak strength and a high frequency to stop working all together! Not only that but the contract has no way to back out of their piece of crap package,

    The people who developed this should be ashamed of themselves, you are a group of scammer scum and I hope you all rot
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales SHEFFIELD
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    DONT USE. Not much better speeds than the old dial up used to be. Definitely DONT GET IN FRONT WITH PAYMENTS. I've been waiting over 4 months for money they owe me. Appalling service!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales UK
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell bought out the Post Office broadband in 2021 and my contract was automatically transferred to Shell. I’d been with the PO for over a decade and they were brilliant. Shell steal their market and within a few months the speed deteriorated. Over the last two months, it has has dropped to below 1Mbps. I work from home and this is simply not acceptable. I complained and they sent me a new router which made no difference. An IT expert told me that there must be a fault on the line was my speed was so bad. Shell denied this and said that I was not entitled to super fibre because I was on a ‘basic copper wire contract’ and wasn't entitled to anything over 1MBPS. This is absolute rubbish. My contract is for superfibre. The replies to complaints are the usual meaningless drivel about how they value your feedback blah blah. Laughable. They now want me to pay extra to get the speeds that I'm legally obliged to under the contract. I have told them to shove it and am switching. Disgusting. A greedy exploitative company. What do you expect? It’s all part of the Great Rip -Off by the corporatocracy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallasey
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I had Shell energy for 2 months. First month I was charged admin as extra from the end of the first month it continuously went off average of 20 times a day, I cancelled. They have now charged me £192 for breaking the contract. My argument was you should deliver a decent service. Their argument is you should of told us it didn't work! When asked where to out a review, I was told we are up and running now! DO NOT GET BROADBAND OFF THESE CRIMINALS. I sent them an email asking for a breakdown of my bill, their reply was to send my debt to MIL collections! I am on benefits! Absolutely disgusting!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wallington
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worse company in everything customer service, connection and dealing with problems.
    It's been over a week with no Internet
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Walsall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Since she'll took over 1st energy my broadband speed has slowly decreased. Prior to shell energy I was getting 2.5m/sec. Which may not be fast but £17 a month including one rental was ok. Shell upped the price and halfed my speed. Ditch them as soon as you can.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Walsall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Honestly - don't bother! I hardly ever leave bad reviews but Shell Energy Broadband are the worst. I'm meant to have fibre broadband but my speeds are always between 1-3MB. I asked them for help several times and they either told me that it was a problem in my area (it wasn't) or tried to charge me to get someone to come and look at it. I've finally cancelled and found a better provider. But despite being out of contract, they've still charged me £12 for the pleasure. Terrible.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Walton on thames
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Iwill not recommend on my friends base on my experiences they said they commingbto connect our phone and internet im waiting for morethan 1month now and the bad side is my daughter have a exam soon my wife keep on emailing them but no one reply then they said comming on 29 and 30 of this month but apparently i been off bcoz they said will comming but untill now nothing happen they good to deduct the payment but interm of services i dont know what i gonna say if my daughter font have exam and they dont need internet for revision i dont mind to wait but this is not good. Seriously.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wandworth, London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell took over from my previous provider, where I had ten year of excellent service. Shell broadband is unstable and I am no longer able to use for my work TEAM or Slack calls. They never answer the phone and waiting online Chat, does not work as instead of queue position increases the longer you wait not reduces. Awful service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    WARRINGTON
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I was a post office customer so had to switch to shell energy ( a case of necessity not choice ) The b/b is reliable to a degree but quite slow considering i pay for superfast ringing the c/s the wait time is appalling even after 45 mins iwas still waiting and was then told best time to ring 7 am why should i have to do this to speak to someone im currently looking to change
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Watchet
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Our Internet connection is frequently not working . When we do get it it's less than 2 MG. At the moment it is .5 They have broken our contract with us so we looking to switch.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    WATERLOOVILLE
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Just been on the phone for 44 minutes listening to the worst music I've ever heard,I called the cancellation phone number, got through eventually and was told that he could not cancel my contract had to speak to another person who has or theorisation, this was Friday 4.30pm they don't close until 8pm but I was told someone would phone me on Monday, what crap service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Watford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    The first bill will charge you for when your fibre connection is installed which is not clearly explained.
    This mean my first bill charged for an extra 18 days before the fibre connection went live.
    You will have to waste a lot of time challenging this practice to get a refund for hidden costs
    In hindsight, it's better to pay more for a more reputable supplier
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welling
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    So slow I drop out all the time and working from home I need a reliable broadband... I will be changing providers at the end of my contract .. avoid using Shell
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wellingborough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Only recently installed but pre installation information was top notch, equipment seems reasonable, change over (from previous supplier)was less than 30 minutes, speed is slightly higher than previous. Overall very impressed so far
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wellingborough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Constantly drops. VERY poor speeds. Unusable. And if you complain they just try and upgrade you to a more expenisve package, Use phrases like " well you cant expect it to work on the package you are on". HORRENDOUS. AVOID AT ALL COST.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Welwyn Garden City
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute Garbage! Avoid Avoid Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wesham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really poor speed, intermittent and unreliable. Switched to Virgin and 6 months on its great. She’ll never sent me a bag to return router and despite my emails they charged me for not returning router.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Bromwich
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell overcharged my account,2 months later I’m still waiting for a refund,I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on the phone to no avail, please avoid this company, the customer service is beyond a joke
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Cornforth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for nine months of an eighteen month contract. Paying £32.99 a month and the fastest download speed I've recorded has been 4.2Mbs/sec. Much of the time it's much lower, often in the low kbs region. And now I see they're currently offering "fast" broadband (ave d/l speed of 11 Mbs/sec!!) for £17.99/mth on an 18 month contract. Very unimpressed with the price I'm paying and the snail's pace download speed, and will certainly not be renewing at the end of my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    west london
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have to say we are both happy with the service and speed. Friendly and polite. Thank you.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West london
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    SHell broadband ( take off first letter) - was with Postoffice before and was very satisfied.now the service has been taken over by shell, internet speed has slowed right down and i am unable to send emails.
    If service does not improove, will be forced to seek new supplier !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West london
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Became a unfortunate customer when mypostoffice broadband was taken over by shell energy. Since then, my broadband speed has halved.
    Shell energy has prooved to be impossible to contact by phone and they do not respond to emails

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