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
    1.6 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 570 customer ratings since 2021-07-05 (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.

844 Customer Reviews over 22 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wimborne
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Wi Fi kept dropping out from day one. Phone calls to customer services went unanswered after 30-40 mins. Router adjustments made no difference. Finally got pair of wi fi boosters from Shell Energy which helped stabilize the wi fi performance except on my Smart TV which is pixelated on specific stations. I regret changing from previous supplier which was problem free but more expensive . Lesson learned
  • Reviewer
    Location
    AXBRIDGE
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I just moved from shell broadband,started with new suppler on 8/o3/2021 had to have new connection fitted for super fast broadband,shell are going to bill until the 25th April, what a scam ..Have to pay for 2 suppliers at the same time ..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    BEDFORD
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolute garbage customer service useless slow speeds cuts out drops
    buffers on netflix getting 2.5 to 20gb speed instead of 40gb
    online chat a joke they cut you off
    phoneline given is now an answerphone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not bother with this company. They are terrible. Moved over from NowTV broadband and regret it. The router they send you is cheap and signal drops when you are 5 metres away... in the same room. Never had a problem with other suppliers equipment. Whole house normally fully covered. I called as I thought there must be a problem with the router. Representative could not have cared less. Seems to be an issue with their cheap routers. She said I should go and buy a extender/ wall adapter to boost the signal. I asked for a replacement router to try that and she said I could... for £35.00.
    I said maybe best that I cancel. But I have to pay the early termination £160.00. So I am doing that. Do not want to stay with such a awful company, who seem to be content with being rubbish.
    Also asked for Manager to call twice. Never had a call back. Avoid them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    St Helens
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I moved to superfast broadband. According to their speedchecker I was getting 28M downstream and 0.1M upstream. On independent speedcheckers it was more like 6M downstream 0.1M upstream. I can't use it very effectively for my work, as the upstream bandwidth is not sufficient to provide video on a zoom or teams call. I had Sky previously on exactly the same line with absolutely no issues at all. I believe Shell use TTB and I would avoid them at all costs, pay another £3 a month and get a useable service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Midlands
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I got my broadband and it was advertised maximum speed 10 MB but I am I cannot get even one MB I called them and they say if I want to cancel I have to pay £115I cannot see the sample video on my Facebook my mobile Internet is much faster than their broadband they’re absolutely rubbish company and I advise do not go for shell broadband energy
    You are wasting your time and money and you’re absolutely liar
  • Reviewer
    Location
    St Helens
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I joined shell broadband just before the pandemic began . On the day it should have started nothing happened .This affected my burglar alarm as it was linked to my phone.After days of nothing I tried to get in touch .No answer .I was left with no communications at a time when I badly needed contact .After two weeks I phoned another company as it was impossible to contact shell
    And I asked them to take over the line .Shell then sprang into action wanting an early exit fee .As I hadn’t broken the contract they had broken it I refused to pay .A year on I have had to pay and now I am still
    Being asked for the money .Age 74 and living alone they are constantly harassing me. Anything is better than Shell just don’t go there .You
    Can tell them
    A hundred times you have paid but there is no
    Communication
    Within the company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Coatbridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please do not join this terrible company. They blame all your equipment in your home for their disgraceful service. They seem to be trained to say you are talking over them, not interested in helping customers whatsoever. Cannot believe this company is allowed to trade. Service NOT!!! I agree with others 1 star review is too much NIL points.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Salford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    The worst ever service we have had. AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!
    They have mined the cooling period off in the small prints. Be very careful.
    Because of their faulty router, we had had to change the provider quickly due to home work and kids' online learning. They now won upon us with the Ombudsman Services as there is nothing wrong in their small prints (who would read those?), and will now charge us about £120 pounds for early cease fee and early termination fee.
    I fought. I lost.
    They won. But shamelessly.
    Such a big company. Such a dirty trick.
    Someday someone will punish them.
    AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!
  • 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
    LEICESTER
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Broadband is so weak, I can’t even watch Catchup without constant buffering. I’ve never had a problem with any other provider before.
    Can’t wait for this contract to end so that I can leave Shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Terrible customer service - poor response times, poor advice given, promises not kept. Complained and still a rubbish experience. There are plenty of other similarly priced broadband deals available - pick another provider, not Shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    County Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful, awful broadband!!! I never usually leave bad reviews but I feel I should on this occasion. Like other reviews we were told when we changed over it'd be the same speed as our original supplier but cheaper. It's absolutely disgusting. So bad sometimes netflix won't load properly. Customer services are a disgrace as well on the phone for nearly 50 minutes then was told basically there's nothing wrong with the speed, sent us a speed checker of theirs and same speed as the test we done! Oh and when I used the ring back service no one rang back, I've reported this company to the ombudsman, I don't see why we should be paying for a service we aren't receiving.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    AVOID SHELL ENERGY LIKE THE PLAGUE!!! we were with another company for 5 years and never had an issue, as soon as shell took over we magically suddenly owed them 100s of £££ for one years usage, at first call they admitted it must be fault but two years later the issue is still unresolved. Nobody will take any further responsibility for it being wrong and our owing is now over £3,000 because we cabt afford to pay them what thry demand monthly, they are SO unhelpful that we now just refuse to make any payments at all, they ring, text and email multiple times a day which is aggressive and harrrassing. During the pandemic its responsibile for all my mental health and depression issues, we feel completely trapped by them with absolutely no way out, I REFUSE to pay money we dont have and that we didn't spend in the first place. All you have to do is join all the shell company Facebook groups to see this is a frequent scam they seem to employ on unsuspecting previously loyal and well paying people, i didnt ask to be signed up to shell and now we are stuck with this TERRIBLE company forever! Shame on you. One day your constant harrassment will be the end of me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    StHelens
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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 .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bolton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Appalling service, no stars can be given. Bitterly regret leaving BT 4 months ago, since when we have received a totally inadequate service. The internet is very intermittent and cuts out continually. We have been quoted £290 to cancel the contract, which seems appalling. In any other circumstances, if goods prove faulty you can return them and go elsewhere. Shame on you First Utility, we have been very satisfied gas and electric customers for the last 3 years, but shall now go elsewhere in protest at your shabby dealings with us
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bolton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company are appalling. Broadband is constantly crashing. 2 engineers booked, 1 came out no internal wiring/router problems now charged £80 and still no broadband. How can i get away from them. Do not use this company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Crewe
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have no words. Shocking customer servicev
  • Reviewer
    Location
    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very very poor customer service. Over 2 weeks I submitted 6 emails /messages and had no response. I finally received a reply which was insulting. It was nothing to do with my complaint and they obviously had not read my complaint.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Midlands
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Pathetic up & download speeds. Paying for 35mbs download speed, receiving 1.5mbs for approx 20 hrs @ day. Up to 4 mbs for the other few hours.Impossible to watch video content. Emails fail to send. Often unable to do BB speed test because of slow speed. Cust Svcs slow to respond and try to blame everything but their own service. They expect customers to pay for engineers even when it is them at fault. Buffering as I write this. It may not upload. It dropped out again. I am stunned Shell have achieved an average of 2 stars. Somebody somewhere is being generous!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Mold
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Disgrace no customer service on hold on phone and live chat for an hour .leaving adap
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT BOTHER!!!!! Absolutely shockingly bad customer service, if I could give a negative rating I would. Dreadful website, crashes half the time, unable to access accounts, or access any online help, tweets are the only way to get anyone to listen, which you should not have to resort to, but have no choice.
    NEVER AGAIN!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Durham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If you like wasting your money on things like me clearly! SHELL IS THE WAY! I’m thinking maybe there’s a old paggered hamster in my Wifi box on a wheel? Because this speed is terrible! And trying to speak to the customer service is like trying to get blood out of stone! Absolutely shocking, get my WiFi sorted or I will be battering one of your staff on the street with the ROUTER!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Shell's Customer Service is disgraceful.
    They don't operate the 'Social Tariff' as do other providers.
    They did not contact me when it was time to renew my contract and since have charged me £47 a month, just for landline phone and broadband.
    Their bills are badly set out and they include no email address.I have now ditched them!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I can only agree with all the other negative reviews - AVOID!!! I had been with Virgin Media for more than ten years, but unfortunately had to switch as they don't provide my new area. Shell customer service is the worst, a bunch of useless call centre employees who are not in any position to make changes/cancellations etc. but forward your request again and again. They confirmed by email that they would push back my activation date, but I then received an email a day before original activation date, that my service would go online next day. I called them (finally getting through after 20 minutes) only to hear that my request had been rejected, but they couldn't tell me why. They also could have let me know instead of me calling them to find out (even though they had confirmed by email)! I then asked to cancel my contract within the 14-day period I was allowed to do so as I wasn't even living in my place yet. Request rejected as well! What a joke!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEEDS
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please avoid if you eventually get through to them on your mobile which can be over half an hour its at your cost for a multi million pond profit company very very poor if I could get out of my 18 month contract I would be be like an a Olympic sprinter of the starting blocks
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Nuneaton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    ********AVOID**********
    £15 cancellation fee even if you are out of contract!!! Stay clear, never had this with any other provider, what a joke!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Waste of time. The only phone line that answers is the sales one. Poor speed, unreliable connection, then we agreed to upgrade to fibre to the door at 1000 mbps only to then find out that what was booked for May 18 2022 gets put back 6 months, no one at Shell has any idea of what we do next.
    Our answer is to stop paying and go with BT.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hinckley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My mother in law relies on wi fi for various devices like Alexa, so we can call her 100 miles away between visits.
    The reliability of wi fi was poor, kept dropping out, she was paying way over the odds £20+ compared to other providers. But the worst was the lack of help upgrading her to fibre, the agents offered to call her but never did.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norfolk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Impossible to contact first utility via email or their pathetic online 'chat' thing. No matter what you ask, it always comes back with "I'm sorry, i'm not trained to answer that"
    My monthly DD was supposed to be £18.99, after 4 months into the contract they upped it to £19.00 without saying a word to me. Regret going with this shabby company.
  • 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
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Do not move to this company for broadband. We were energy customers of First Utility & thought we’d save money by moving to them from BT. Nothing has worked since. We have had 2 routers & a BT engineer out. The line is fine & the old BT Wi-fi worked perfectly. The Wi-fi doesn’t work, the kids can’t play on the PS4, And we’ve used all our 3G allowances on phone as a result. This has been nothing but grief. We have refused to pay so far & they now want to charge us over £200 for an early termination fee on the contract, for a service they haven’t provided. The customer service just passes you around the houses & any decent company would have the good grace to allow us to move on. The manager is not available to speak and apparently will call us back in 48hrs. The representative told me that she’d tell me the same thing though. Avoid this provider unless you want stress & grief. Worst provider of any service I’ve dealt with. Will also be cancelling my gas & electric with them as a result of this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Broughty Ferry
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If thinking of moving to shell energy broadband don’t !!! They are totally useless. Despite many phone calls no resolution to their error. Staff especially Ally were useless.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful, Been charged more than double for last two months, Still unresolved, Customer service online chat useless, Broadband service bad anyway, cannot wait until I leave them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Great edstone
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Just joined broadband ok but found out they charge for 0300 and some 0800 calls won't let me leave contract been whith them 2 months
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Swansea
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    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
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I signed up in 2019, got a good price with a chunk of cashback after 3 months.
    My first fibre b'band and it's great. 40Mb/s, steady, never drops.
    I was expecting the usual price hike come renewal time and called Customer Service. No waiting, they called me back promising no increase so I'm happy for another 1 year contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    gateshead
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    been with them for 12 months and almost no issues, the router supplied is not the best (this is same for most routers supplied by ISP's) after 2 weeks I contacted them for details as purchased my own ASUS AC68 Wifi Router, tech agent went thru and supplied PPPoA username and password (user name is simply landline numer@first-utility.com) the guy even stayed on the line until router had connected.
    anyone who wishes to use own router just go thru to tech and they will assist
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hartlepool
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Wouldn't transfer my number over so cancelled my order. I switch providers every 12/18 months and have never been told I couldn't keep my number. needless to say I have cancelled the contract and now have to arrange my cuurent provider to stop the cancellation of my current contract and look for another new provider. I won't be signing up with Shell for anything ever.

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