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.

Overall Customer Ratings for Shell Energy

  • Satisfaction
    2.4 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.6 stars
  • Speed
    2.3 stars
  • Reliability
    2.4 stars

Based on 833 customer ratings since 2017-08-23 (Show recent 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.

324 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  
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  
STAY CLEAR AT ALL COSTS!! Worst company I've ever dealt with. I had no broadband at all, due to a fault at their end. I cancelled after the 3rd day after numerous phone calls & they had a cheek to charge me £110 for it!!
Heckmondwike 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  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Greenock Shell Energy  
Broadband poor, customer service don't offer a reasonable solution, just overall a massive disappointment.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Northamptonshire Shell Energy  
Not very helpful to people who have fallen on hard times due to covid. Asked for an extention to pay my bill by a week from now and have been told they will suspend my services anyway until it is paid. I got laid off from work for a few months and only just been able to go back and am still awaiting first wage. Cutting me off means I can't do my job from home meaning I don't get paid! Not very helpful shell energy! I'll pay my bill then ill be looking elsewhere!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Manchester Shell Energy  
Awful internet! I should have known the price was too good to be true. It constantly drops out and the speed is so slow. I can't have my video on during Zoom meetings which is a problem now that I'm working from home. And I've just discovered that I need to pay a £15 "cease charge" to cancel my contract - even though I'm out of contract! Avoid like the plague!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wimbledon, London Shell Energy  
Avoid at all costs! We signed up for Superfast Fibre Plus guaranteeing 30Mbps in Dec-19 for 18-month contract. By March I am already recording 2Mbps for large parts of the day. I contact them from Mar to Aug with this issue. They change router but no improvement. By Sep we are recording 0.2 Mbps one meter from the router and their customer service is saying we are delivering 30 Mbps. Being an engineer I fail to understand why you would lose 28.8Mbps from the supply to the router to one meter from the router! In the end I paid to get out of these jokers. Useless customer service and failed supply.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chester Shell Energy  
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I was with Zen, but migrated to Shell because I'd save a fiver a month. Worst decision ever. My internet is almost unusable. Upload speeds ranging from 0mbps to 3mbps.
I can't watch youtube, nor facebook videos and as I don't own a television, I watch youtube things instead.
I managed to call their technical help and discovered that my setup was fine, all the tests I'd done prior to calling them, were fine,swapped filters, turned stuff on and off all to no avail. Changed from their crappo technicolour router back to my decent Fritzbox and still no decent upload speeds.
Last resort will be tp send a BT engineer to check my setup and get charged £65 when he can't see anything wrong despite already ascertaining that there's nothing wrong. Basically, I went from Zen with decent download *and* upload speeds, to Shell with rubbish upload speeds and it's not their fault. Nothing to do with them. Pay £65 for an engineer.
Heed this warning. DO NOT go with Shell is Hell broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Wisbech Shell Energy  
It doesn't deserve even ONE star but there is no ZERO option available. Definitely the worst provider I've had. Wifi frequently fails. Zoom meetings are a nightmare as the broadband width (very low at the best of times) cuts out completely at least once every session! Email complaints are completely ignored. It is clear from all the reviews I've read that I will just be wasting my time if I make a telephone complaint. I feel I've been conned.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cleeve North Somerset Shell Energy  
Do not sign up to theses jokers, off more than its on...contact them several times to be ignored...slow, and intermittent useless!!! Disgusting company who will take your money but will not provide a service...regulators must/should stop this useless company!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
swansea Shell Energy  
Worst company ever!!!!
Been without internet for the past 7 months.. and they keep charging me for it. I’ve called them so many time, asking to review my case, they just state that the charges are fine because from their end all connections are good. I asked them to check data flow and they refused to do so.. I’m just so dissatisfied about this company.
AVOID at all costs!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wellingborough Shell Energy  
I have read the reviews and yes they are bad, but they do not exagerate. Customer service and accessability is CHRONICALLY bad, speeds of broadband are regularly less than one tenth of a megabite and ALL of the time not much faster than that. Their engineers (when they come) agree and there is nothing they can do about it. They really are the WORST of the Worst. I hope this information saves at least some people from an absolute horror
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Exeter Shell Energy  
I've been having broadband issues for the past two months, numerous phone calls and emails yet the standard response is too many devices, which I've proven to not be the issue by providing tests over Ethernet with only one device connected. Anyway the majority of devices are smart bulbs, smart plugs and a thermostat, leaving only a laptop and TV.

The pings spike up to 8000ms and nothing will load not even the Google homepage. Also the guaranteed speed range is 8-14Mbps yet I regularly get as low as 0.5Mbps, again they don't see that to be an issue. Their advisors don't know what pings are so their answer is that I need fibre when in reality they just need to fix my broadband.

To summarise, if it works you'll be lucky not to experience their shoddy customer service. However, if you do have issues get ready to collate proof otherwise they won't believe you! Then by some miracle escalate the complaint which is very difficult as they won't usually let you past the customer service advisor! Overall pretty rubbish for a well established name but clearly they haven't got their customer service right!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Coventry Shell Energy  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wakefield Shell Energy  
I have met some real bad customer service over the years. But even the worst come a very poor second to this bunch of clowns. If you ever get a problem you can rely on them not to sort it out.

The only thing they can do is take your money
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
West Sussex Shell Energy  
If you have any other option then better chose them over shell energy as they are just time waters and does not care about customers at all. As shell energy is relatively new broadband provider I decided to give it a go. I was waiting for broadband to be up and running and even received a router. Then I received the email that my order been cancelled???? I got on the phone with them immediately and had to wait over 40 min on hold to be told that they cannot help and the best I can do is to place the order again and hope(?!) that it will not be cancelled next time. I have already waited over a week and I said I would like to log a complaint for them as a feedback and to improve the system that is wrong and disappointing for customers but lady said she will not do it as there is nothing else to be done(?!). Honestly I wanted to be their new customer but with this attitude and lack of care I would not recommend it to anyone.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chatham 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  
The worst company ever, even tho they work thru TalkTalk.
Made no attempt to port my number which I had had for 10 years, then said it was lost.Do not look at emails .do not return calls, difficult to reach on phone,
AVOID,AVOID,AVOID!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
PORTSMOUTH Shell Energy  
Unable to actually order Broadband with them as they keep cancelling my order accidentally. Customer service doesn't help. Avoid at all costs.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Beckenham Shell Energy  
Moved house, tried to move contract over to new house. Was told we would not receive an early termination fee. However, 3 months later, being pestered to pay £150 for an early termination fee! Impossible to get through to them over the phone. Absolute rubbish.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Southwest Shell Energy  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wakefield Shell Energy  
Complete rubbish at times less than 1/2 mg , or no internet connection.very difficult to contact, speaking to a human not easy! Fail to respond to email complaints , call backs by management promised ( doesn't happen) worst company we have ever had for Broardband , then want to charge penaltys to change to better provider when there supply not fit for purpose.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Featherstone Shell Energy  
absolutely the worst provider I have ever used. download speed 1.5mbps
upload. 85

they not only want paid 30 days notice to leave but a £15 admin charge.
5 days after official complaint nothing from ANYONE.
one word PATHETIC
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
glasgow Shell Energy  
Simply the worse, shop around if your already locked in a contract with these cause some companies will pay your contract out like Iv luckily had done. 15 months of absolute garbage lmao
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester Shell Energy  
AVOID AT ALL COSTS
31ST July i was meant to be connected, its now the 10th august and have no connection still. Openreach are to blame apparently. Customer care is a total shambles. Yet they expect money to be paid b4 ive even got my services up and running. Really wish id read reviews before signing up with them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Solihull Shell Energy  
AVOID AT ALL COSTS - Poor customer service. I applied to join Shell Broadband then cancelled due to poor customer service reviews. Instead of cancelling at my request, the company alleged that I had a poor credit rating and to check with experian, checked with experian and my credit rating is 999 out of 999. So Shell get facts totally wrong, and I have threatened a formal complaint if they do not correct the records. If anyone is thinking of joining - DO NOT JOIN - I am a doctor in a respectable profession - for them to allege a poor credit rating is totally out of order.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Mirfield Shell Energy  
Truly the worstcustomer service of any provider I have had. Difficult to get in touch with and they charge you to do so. Without a reliable working telephone line for over seven weeks due to their reluctance to pay for work needed at the exchange. Closed down complaints with responding to them. Refused to issue deadlock letters. Will be seeking contract cancellation through the regulator or the courts if necessary. Understand this company charges £15 to leave whether in contract or out of contract (T&C'S). Broadband speed is good considering we are within a mile of the exchange, but given one star because the router is rubbish and wifi is poor throughout(bought a Ubiquiti Unifi access point wifi to boost signal).
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Eastbourne Shell Energy  
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!
Salford Shell Energy  
Joined Shell broadband after Years of BT. Maybe I'm one of the lucky ones but so far Shell is ten times better!!
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Denton Shell Energy  
I have been with Shell since they they bought First Utility. I have had no problems with service until now. Broadband went down yesterday. Contacted help line. They say in an email they tried to get back to me - untrue. No missed calls. Did the pigeon die on the way here? You need support when this sort of thing happens, but where are they. Hopeless. Judging by the other comments it may get worse yet. Already booked to change supplier to one with sensible support hours.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Co Durham Shell Energy  
I have been with Shell Broadband for 18 months paying one of the lowest rates on the market. Their broadband reliability has been excellent with no drop outs at all and although I’m only on the basic broadband the speed is consistently over 10 mb. Their customer service is prompt and courteous and I can recommend them to anyone. I have no complaints at all.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Wigan Shell Energy  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bolton 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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Reading Shell Energy  
Very unreliable and slow
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Southport Shell Energy  
AVOID. Shell failed to port my landline number (which I have had for 18 years) and tell me it is now 'lost' forever. Customer service is terrible when it comes to trying to resolve or understand this. Email comms also terrible/absent/inaccurate. AVOID AVOID AVOID.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Yorkshire 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  
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  

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