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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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.

333 Customer Reviews for Shell Energy

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Broadband seems okay, router they supplied failed after a week and although I was told a new one would be sent out, it never arrived. Reconfigured the previous ISP's one after getting the details from Shell (which took 3 phone calls, the first two I spent over an hour waiting and gave up).
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Herne, Kent Shell Energy  
User experience is awful - Bills available to view in current month only; logged in account functions are very poor and finding a sensible answer to any query is a real challenge. Avoid
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Hertfordshire Shell Energy  
Problems from day one with the internet connection and the internet speeds. Upgraded from sky broadband to shell fibre optic and sky broadband was far quicker. Customer service is non existent. They take days/if not weeks to reply to mails and claim to have contacted me when in fact this has never happened once. 3 months later and I still have these problems but if I cancel they will want a cancellation fee so I’m stuck with a slow broadband. Will never use this provider again. Reccomend no one does!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Heywood Shell Energy  
Once I was set up with first utility the 14 day cooling off period had finished so from the initial set up I realised I was locked into 18 months of useless broadband. I can't watch BBC iPlayer without buffering every couple of minutes. It is an appalling service and they do nothing. Download speed 1.8Mbps, upload 0.7Mbps.
I STRONGLY ADVISE AGAINST SIGNING UP.
When you do get through finally to customer support they are pleasant but can do nothing to fix the problem.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Hitchin Shell Energy  
Just for balance I have been with Shell nearly 18 months and had really reliable broadband. They contacted me 3 months ago with an upgrade- how much did I have to pay- nothing. seemed too good to be true and I was suspicious but I have now got 70-100mbps reliably up from ~40 and my bill is the same!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Horsham Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Hull Shell Energy  
Trying to connect to the internet is terrible, It has taken just over three hours today and has just dropped out again after 15 minutes, don't know when I will be able to get reconnected. Only been with this company for two weeks, but not for much longer. Must read reviews on other suppliers.
Warning don't use this company, it will drive you doolally very rapidly rapidly.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Huntingdon Shell Energy  
Has turned out to be good broadband for the money.
We did lose our connection one day but that was due to BT´s engineer working on various cable connections out in the road and broke our connection, but repaired it later on.
As far as speed goes, not to bad and for 16 quid per month pretty good all round.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Isle of Wight Shell Energy  
Don't wast your time or hard earned money on this so called internet supplyer.should have left as soon as shell took over from first utilities.
Well download speed today 1.78mb upload speed 0.85mb absolutely a joke.Stay well away from this company as soon as we can change we will.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Isle of wight Shell Energy  
AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID Put our prices up after not telling us if we left as energy customers our price would go up! We didn't even know that the price was special as it was the same for non-energy customers all over the internet. Their terms and conditions have been very well put together to basically charge and do whatever they like. they did not cancel my contract as I asked in writing in August 2017 and still continue to bill me to this day to the tune of £508!!! They have 5 people in their compaints department and cannot get back to you or answer your complaint 11 weeks later, their names are useless, incompitant, waste of space, why are we paying you and numpty! If you want a good provider for Home Phone and Broadband, go direct to Talk Talk!
James Shell Energy  
This is an appalling company. I had been with them for over a year with very slow connection speeds of around 4 MBPS despite being on the fibre network, when I moved house. They arranged to move my broadband to my new address but told me it required a new contract and a wait of a month before they could connect me at the new address. The engineer failed to turn up after a wait of a month. When I contacted them (three hours on hold...yes!), I was told that the order had been "declined twice" and therefore cancelled. All my bills were paid in full by direct debit so there was absolutely no excuse for this cancellation. Furthermore First Utility failed to contact me in any way, and at any point in this whole process to tell me there was a problem. The representative I spoke to suggested another month long wait for another installation appointment but I explained I couldn't wait without broadband for so long and told him politely that I'd rather cancel the order. The representative then hung up on me! I then received a bill for an early termination of the contract for a full year's cost of £220 because they said cancellation occurred after the 14 day grace period, but they had never provided a service and I wasn't told they had cancelled my order until after the 14 day period!

I'm appalled by the level of corruption, incompetence and rudeness I've been subjected to by this company. I will contact the ombudsman now to see how I can get my money back. It's so time-consuming, frustrating and upsetting I would urge you all to avoid this company at all costs. Even if you have a simple enquiry you will routinely be kept on hold for more than 30 minutes at any time of day. Avoid!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kelso, UK Shell Energy  
Switch over to first utility when i realized what i was really paying for my broadband and phone connection.
Connection is good and has never failed since the switch.
Excellent value and a great saving.
:) :)
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
KENT Shell Energy  
They actually charge you £15 now to leave! Outside of your contract! Section 5.11 in their t&c's. They say it is to cover the admin. cost of the transfer! Also tried to say that this is 'standard', it bloody isn't! Despicable! Avoid them at all costs!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent Shell Energy  
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!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent Shell Energy  
slow disconnects worst service I have ever joined I wont be staying you are like a bunch of clowns
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
kent Shell Energy  
Fast and reliable and the same speeds as BT who i was with for 8 years.
VERY PLEASED.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
KENT Shell Energy  
Awful! Half the speed I was getting before, terrible customer service, just constantly tell me 'that's not possible!' Won't let me out of contact despite my complaints from day one, including the fact they never gave me a copy of contract! Apparently, I should have read it in its entirety and memorised it. Been a customer of theirs for many years but as soon as my contract is up, I'll never use them again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent Shell Energy  
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
Kent Shell Energy  
I guess it was policy to restart my contract with the company when I moved address so I shouldn't really hold that against them. But it has only gone downhill since then. The person who administered the move told me that it would be a new, 15-month contract (which ill come back to).
Internet was intermittent for months at my new address. It should have been around 25-30mbps but was more like 3mbps. After months of complaint and finally threat that I would leave, they finally pulled their socks up and started asking OpenReach to come over and sort out the issues.
They agreed to recompensate me for the really poor service for I think what was around 4-5 months with a month-and-a-half refund. OK not the happiest, but I accepted it was all they were willing to offer. 2 months later, I start to get emails that I was behind on payments due to the 1.5 months that I had not paid. I was a little tired of this so I asked the person on the phone how long I had left on my contract and was surprised that it worked out that I was an 18-month contract since moving and not a 15.
I asked them to investigate the conversation I had with the person who arranged for the internet to be set up at my new residence (because all calls are recorded for training purposes) and 3 phone calls later they apologise for not having followed the issue up earlier will be raising the issue and (promising this time) they will be letting me know of the outcome of their investigation. My internet speed has improved I guess so I shouldn't really complain.
Oh! I shouldn't leave out that for the period it was really bad and I threatened to leave (for the 3rd time) I couldn't receive a WhatsApp message on the wifi without it affecting another service in the house using the internet.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Kent Shell Energy  
Early days yet but:
1. Transfer of phone service was seamless and totally pain free
2. Transfer of ADSL service was seamless
3. Broadband speeds initially 60% of previous PlusNet service, using the same equipment. Watching carefully to see how that trains up over the next 7 days.
4. Customer service much more technically competent that PlusNet. I wanted to retain my existing (non-PlusNet) router and, although I had to queue, I found someone who understood the settings and had my individual information at their fingertips.

I was shocked at the poor reviews these guys had and was somewhat worried about the transfer but, so far so good.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Kettering Shell Energy  
I joined via Moneysupermarket. What they don't tell you is that customer service is non-existent. I'm on a rate which includes VAT but Shell Energy have added VAT on top! When you raise it they don't ever answer, you just get an email saying they will contact you asap but never do. The broadband itself is Ok but I suggest you stay away
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Kingston Shell Energy  
Had this broadband package about a month now had no problems at all in fact I would say it is better than my BT package that I had before as with BT everything would buffer and that was with superfast fibre with first utility I just have the basic cheapest package and so far its great. I think its just your luck and where you live to be honest.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
LARGS Shell Energy  
In the last two days trying to get assistance with the Shell Customer service is a joke, only yesterday I spent 2 hours trying to get a problem solved and today just the same, their service stinks.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
LEAMINGTON SPA Shell Energy  
Best company for speeds and contention.They use TTB as their Network i have used TTB resellers for the last few years and find them very good.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Leeds Shell Energy  
I joined first utility that became shell energy. They failed to connect me on the set up day then I had to wait a further 5 days to be connected because of a phone line fault. The 14 days dissatisfaction starts from sign up so I was unable to leave without charge
My internet then dropped out completely within 2 months. I was advised to still unscrewing sockets on my wall as this was a phone line fault. At this point I paid £109 to lesve.Terrible service please save yourself the bother, cost and lack of internet provision.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds Shell Energy  
I thought they were cheaper. I had joined them on 20 Sept. 2019. Great mistake. I reported a fault on my Landline SIX days ago. Nobody came to check, though was promised. The Broadband service the POOREST of all I had joined in the past. Connection very slow, it keeps on being cut off. I very much want to DITCH them before my contract ends, if they would let me leave them. Please, please. do not let them deceive you, do not make the mistake I had made. It is the WORST service one can find. I am dispatching to their Registered office, a copy of a BUNCH of REVIEWS by the DISSATISFIED customers. Hope they close down the Company. ----- HA NARAN
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
LEICESTER Shell Energy  
Avoid Shell Broadband like the plague. They have awful service with constant drops, they take months to even attempt to fix the issue, more than once they've tried gaslighting me on engineer visits that never happened and they have a very interesting interpretation of OfCom regulations. Like my grandad used to say "buy cheap, pay twice."
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leicestershire Shell Energy  
Customer service is fairly good and helpful, however, customer service should be low down the list of desirables as ideally you shouldn't need it. Speed is ok. The biggest let down for First Utility is the frequency of broadband outages and disconnections. In terms of reliability they are appalling. This is why I have rated customer service quite high as I often need to contact them to ask why I have no connection!

Overall impression ... steer clear. Very unreliable.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lewes Shell Energy  
Constantly drops out, even when it’s working you can’t even connect your phone, when complaints are made they have covered their crappy service in their t&cs, charge you to send an engineer if you refuse you’re liable for cancellation changes - even ombudsman won’t help because, as mentioned- they have covered themselves in the t&c... AVOID AT ALL COST
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lincoln Shell Energy  
I am appalled by the lack of service provided by Shell energy. After attempting to contact Shell Broadband 3 times to cancel and not getting through to them in addition to sending a letter of complaint (with no reply) I am disgusted.
I have been left with no other option but to cancel my direct debit until someone finally rings me to request payment.
DO NOT TOUCH THIS COMPANY!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Liverpool Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Llangollen Shell Energy  
We have infrequent disruptions of service but when it's disrupted it is 5+ hours where the connection disappears every 1-5 minutes.
They have sent out engineers to find the fault, concluded it wasn't local and left it at that without sorting the problem.
We are moving to a different ISP as this is intolerable.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Llangollen Shell Energy  
Changed over from EE on the 18th, changed cos it was half the price i was paying with EE, but not even a month yet and it keeps crashing, not happy, going back to EE
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Londin Shell Energy  
Paying for 78 mb when only getting 32-40. My last isp was able to give me 80mb. not happy at all
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
london Shell Energy  
We are 2 weeks in with Shell Energy and I wish we had never signed up. Their internet constantly drops out (if using facetime/ wifi calling you will get cut off which actually happened on the call to them). Speeds are averaging 1-3 mbps not the 35 mbps promised, despite having no problems with other providers and being signed up to faster fibre also. Customer service non existant, no attempt to fix just bully you by saying an engineer can be called but you will be charged £120 if not their fault- how is this proved & why I am being blamed. They are not providing a service and don't escalate. Just don't sign up and spread the word
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Shell Energy  
This is a warning to all people considering Shell. I signed up for "fibre" in April 2020. Shell are my gas/electric suppliers. I was previously with TalkTalk (normal, non-fibre connection) and before that, PlusNet (so I know how to switch and I know how to track speed!). Immediately I saw a massive drop in speed. TalkTalk non-fibre was about 15mb in the middle of the day (I'm in London, zone 3). Comparatively, Shell "fibre" never goes above 1-2mb. Indeed, it's so bad that for large parts of the day, SpeedTest etc. simply says "no connection". Do NOT switch to Shell, they are simply simply terrible. This is nothing to do with Covid; they are simply a business that believes in over-selling and the result is that people like me are desperate to leave them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Shell Energy  
Just don’t, 1 week no internet or phone line, multiple calls no one is willing to help or give information, except generic technical problems, wait 48hours until it now reached 1 week. I cancelled my order completely, but apparently need to give them a call again on another day as the one I spoke to does not deal with that situation. So totally useless
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Shell Energy  
If you don't improve broadband speed and continue to ignore customers comments definitely everyone turns to another supplier.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Shell Energy  
Very frustrating company to deal with and extremely poor customer service and support. They certainly take you for an ignorant and a ride. I have been duped by this company and as a result I will never ever deal with Shell for any of their products. I am paying for Fibre optic but I am at the connection status for a normal broadband connection, I feel that I had been duped and I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole ever again when my contract expires. Don't be fooled by the lower price they are offering you will end up spending lot of time and effort to try and sort out with them and they are extremely slow in half responding to queries, AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Shell Energy  
worst experience ever, very poor customer services & reliability, would not recommend this service
London Shell Energy  

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