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

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    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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Avoid. Internet always slow and drops out. Switched to a new service and they couldn't even be bothered to let us know when they'd cut the WiFi, I'm studying online so I'm relying heavy on the Internet at the moment so to be left without anything to access my lectures is ridiculous. They also lied to us about speeds in our area and said we couldn't get fiber or anything faster than 10mbps. Funny how we now have fiber and 70mbps.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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Sheffield Shell Energy  
Horrible service! They overcharge you for no reason. If you decide to leave after contract, they will blackmail you by fabricating some conditions which never appear in the initial contract. Don’t waste your time/money and get into trouble by joining them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Sheffield 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Leicestershire Shell Energy  
The Broadband provided by Shell was extremely poor and its not what you would expect from a well known company. I moved to Shell from Bt to save some money but this turned out to be the biggest mistake I could've made.
Initially the router they provided me can only be described as unfit for purpose. Additional expense of around £100 to buy my own router which made things marginally better.
Constant drop off in the Internet
Made streaming, gaming etc a nightmare but when your tied into a 18 month contract you just need to grin and bear it.
Since going back to BT Shell are charging me a disconnection fee of £15.00 regardless if you out of contract and have also stated there will be a £35.00 charge if I don't return their router in perfect working order.
My advice would be while their deals may seem a little lower the service you get is extremely poor.
In today lifestyle I've become reliant on broadband for paying bills, booking doctors appointments/prescriptions etc so trying to do the most basic of chores can become quite frustrating.
Please do take notice of their terms and conditions as they will charge you at any opportunity.
When you do get to speak to a customer service depot whilst being very polite will not accept any fault and will blame open reach
Since returning to BT I can only describe this as shear bliss with absolutely no problems so this can only lead me to the conclusion all the issues I had to deal with were actually down to shell

Do your self a favour if you're considering Shell and look else where
BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Newcastle Shell Energy  
Absolute rubbish, speeds are terrible was told speeds may vary over the first 2 weeks then was told I could not cancel although I was miss sold the package. I was told speeds would be good in my area but I struggle to run a single device the customer service is terrible and now I am stuck with a £150 cancellation fee.
STAY WELL AWAY DO NOT BUY
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
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    1 star
Swansea Shell Energy  
I so wish I'd read the reviews before joining Shell. In the 6 months I've been with them I've experienced slow to non existent speeds and almost daily loss of internet connection. I was told at the beginning by email I'd have fast reliable broadband, then this week that I should expect slow speeds and intermittent internet connection because I was on basic broadband. They are a con. Simple as that. DO NOT ever sign up to shell broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wirral Shell Energy  
Having signed up with them life descended into a nightmare .Self isolating fault on phone line for 12 days . Internet appalling . I switched to another company on the cooling off period only to be told I was out of time . Actually NO I wasn’t . I was wise enough to log each/incident . E mails unanswered ,vantages get through to them .Hours on mobile trying to get help . The worst company ever .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
StHelens 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
Kent Shell Energy  
i never have had a contract with shell or first direct and shell keep sending me invoices for £162.21 which they say is outstanding.i have spoken to there customer relations team who dont no there backside from there elbow,but keep on sending me these letters for a contract i have never had.total rubbish i will not buy anything branded shell.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Dewsbury 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London Shell Energy  
Cant believe we were sucked in to signing up for broadband with First Utility. We were told we were getting like for like deal that we had with EE and that the price we pay would never go up. Guess what?? The deal didn't include calls to mobiles like EE and the price went up straight away. And the actual connection is shockingly bad. Speed fluctuates so much and almost daily the connection disappears. DO NOT SIGN UP WITB FIRST UTILITY. So I tried phoning customer services and guess what? Couldn't get through, just got put on hold for ages. EE customer service was 2nd to none. And to leave I'm probably going to have to pay a fee. Absolutely gutted.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Colchester Shell Energy  
So so bad! Made countless complaints and they always tell it is not possible that my speed is half what it was before I switched!It has now halved again! Just waiting the contract out now. I was a gas and electricity customer for many years, I will NEVER use them again.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
sevenoaks 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    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  
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  
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!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
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    1 star
Tickencote Shell Energy  
I pay for super fibre optic as tbey say but its the slowest Internet i have ever had most of the time its less than 5mbps and it constantly cuts out for hours theres no customer service and theres no website to tell if its a problem on there end even though it is horrendous internet company do not bother.
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
Birkenhead Shell Energy  
Never ever again - I've never had so many problems with broadband in that short period of time (about 2 weeks) in my whole life.

Avoid at all cost.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
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 APPALLING SERVICE, for the 1st month of using this sham balls of a service my Wi-Fi was down for 2 weeks, I was promised a month free which was not good enough from the start. they sent out an engineer after the 5th phone call to complain and I was told I would not be charged for this as this was a fault of their own, I have just had my bill come through and SHOCK I have still not had the free month taken off and I have been smacked with a £54 bill for the engineer I was PROMISED I would not have to pay for, AVOID THIS COMPANY
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
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    1 star
brighton Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wales Shell Energy  
Having read all the reviews i can only endorse the negative points made by the broadband customers of First Utility.This company should not be allowed to offer broadband as it doesn't appear to be able to keep its promises regarding speed etc plus the fact the customer service is terrible to say the least.It costs a small fortune how they keep you hanging on with only an occasional robotic voice and dreary music for company,this might be acceptable if your problem was sorted by them but alas no this is not the case as all they could offer was an engineer in three days time,no offer of compensation only to be told if the hub has been tampered with the engineer will inform you that his visit will cost you £140. So come the end of my contract its bye bye First Utility broadband and thanks to customer service it will be bye bye to gas and electricity too
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
northwest 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  
Honestly the worst internet and customer service I've ever received, joined in August and no internet to this day and still no solution and saying I'm the one that needs to pay to leave! AVOID SHELL LIKE THE PLAGUE absolutely terrible!paid nearly 100 quid for internet I dont have and they want 234 quid to leave it's the worst I've ever seen, and I hope to god shell energy can read this!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Northwich 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Greenock 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Kent Shell Energy  
I am a disabled person who has to input my medical blood results every day, these incompetent guys have left me with no phone and no internet and are even trying to charge me £60 for a new line which wasn’t installed. I’m now left with nothing for a week because that’s how long they have said an engineer will take to come out. I do not know the levels of medication I’m meant to take because I cannot input my blood score so this time tomorrow I could be in hospital because I could have taken to much medication or to less and these people at Shell just don’t give a crap so they have left me frightened ***AVOID AVOID AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE ***
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Stoke-On-Trent Shell Energy  
Avoid like the plague.
Appalling speed, wifi coverage and customer service.After 6 months of below average service wifi started dropping out. Got the usual guff about 'too many devices connected' (I didn't have) all a con to get me to sign up for 18 months superfast fibre.
I'll be changing provider ASAP.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Dorset Shell Energy  
I joined Shell Broadband back in December 2019. At first it took them about 2 months of constant emails to give me a static IP address. I also emailed them before I joined to confirm if I can use my own router the said yes. I a have for the last 8 weeks been getting constant disconnections. They tried to send me out there premium router which was a bit better but still disconnects. They sent out an Open reach engineer the first time who found a line fault and fixed it..the second engineer didn't find anything and I have now been charged over £70 for him turning up and doing nothing. I believe that Shell Energy use Talk Talk infrastructure (they have some of the worst reputation in the industry if I had known this I would not have joined). I now have escalated this to ombudsman and awaiting there verdict. I have never had any issues with any other ISPs AVOID THIS ONE LIKE THE PLAGUE
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Reading Shell Energy  
One star is too good. They use talk talk. It’s like going back ten years, the speed, the service, the price. All ten years ago expectations.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Widnes 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Hastings, UK Shell Energy  
Closed my account within an hour of opening due to reviews. Now I'm getting emails saying I owe different amounts. 5 calls 5 different locations put through to no one wishes to help. Totally appauling stay clear!
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    1 star
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    1 star
Bridgend Shell Energy  
(First are just a TalkTalk reseller by the way). The ISP that doesn't supply you with the password for your own broadband. The PPPoA password is preinstalled on the router and hidden from you, ok. Want to change from their cheap, disfunctional router? You'll need the password, obviously. Try emailing customer service and they will systematically ignore repeated requests to supply you with your own password. To the extent that it is now being taken to an ADR. Quite surreal.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Central Scotland Shell Energy  
absolute rubbish. didn't like shell's predecessor 1st utility because of talk talk involvement but this is worse. continual dropouts,frame freeze, inaccessible internet.continually rebooting router.simply cannot sit down and enjoy watching without the above at any time of day or night. i'm done
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
chester le street 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
East Sussex 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Edinburgh Shell Energy  
If you go with this company for Broadband you will pay for something they can't deliver and YOU'll BE SORRY, AVOID this company and its broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
york Shell Energy  
slow disconnects worst service I have ever joined I wont be staying you are like a bunch of clowns
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
kent Shell Energy  
Absolutely disgraceful.
Loss land line 11th July. download speed went to 0.4mbps. When finally got through to them - it was if it was my fault. Finally agreed to contact Openreach [ not sure who pays?] who sent an engineer to resolve the problem - good professional. Wife phoned me @ work - and said Shellenergy would only compensate us £3.22p!!!. In addition they confused the DD details with some else, and when the wife corrected them - they said it would take 12 days to set it back up!!!!!

Will be cancelling contract - for not providing the service - will be sourcing other providers later.

BE WARNED
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
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    1 star
Worcester Shell Energy  
Do not use Shell Energy, moved house and was told that they were best provider in area. Advised them not to send router until after we had moved in on 19th July, they sent a week before to an empty house. Broadband and phone meant to go live on 22nd July, no phone until 31st July and Broadband went live on 12th August after many calls. Broadband speed expected to be slow but is even slower than advised at 240k average. Called to cancel service once realised how slow it was to be told that there was a £120 charge to get out of contract early despite being within 14 days of service actually going live. They don't do 14 day back out apparently! Absolute rubbish company, don't go near them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lympne Shell Energy  

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