SSE 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 SSE.

Recent Customer Ratings for SSE

  • Satisfaction
    3.1 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.5 stars
  • Speed
    2.8 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars

Based on 448 customer ratings since 2018-07-23 (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.

321 Customer Reviews for SSE

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Called up on the 14th to take advantage of the free broadband offer. Was told someone will call me back later to give me the offer and take it further. No calls a week later. Phoned them up and found out there was no record of my call and will not honour the deal. Avoid...
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Milton keynes SSE  
After an initially difficult set up (Preserve it's worth it!) SSE have been a brilliant broadband provider. Having the fibre package my speeds match the estimations given to me before I signed up as well as exceeding them at times. Customer services are excellent but there are sometimes awfully long waits, sometimes in the region of ≥45 minutes so could be inconvenient for some.

Been with SSE for 5 months now with no issues, highly recommend to anyone. But take note that you may need to chase them up during your set up; having called them mulitple times I once discovered my order had been cancelled by mistake and I had to start over but overall there weren't any major (I.e. Days not weeks) delays.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Bexleyheath SSE  
Received the new service on the agreed date. When setting up the calls to the Customer Service Centre were answered after only a short delay. I had previously contacted BT and done a telephone tour of India before I got a UK Call Centre! I am now receiving a much better broadband/telephone package for almost half the price. So far very happy certainly pleased 'I went for it'.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
North East Scotland SSE  
I was already on Fibre broadband so all SSE had to do was organise a changeover to their service, and they managed that ok. However, there was incomplete information in their "welcome pack" - Router login in password and how to get their antivirus software which I had thought was inclusive. So I emailed their customer services and had an acknowledgement, but no answer over 5 days so emailed customer services again, who this time asked for more information- before completely ignoring me again. Hence in 11 days I have had no answer to my simple questions!
I guess I now have to stop my direct debit and put them in breach of contract, but it wouldnt be so difficult if OFCOM did their job properly and actually regulated such internet service providers!
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Minster Lovell SSE  
started great! fast speeds good customer service BUT then the speed slowed for 2 weeks before broadband stopped altogether they want to do everything over the phone so I spent 2weeks recording speeds morning and night that showed no problem their end and spent hours on hold before listening to someone that needs to ask a colleague every question (which comes off a script) The equipment is clearly faulty but they wont replace it. I've now given up and switched providers. SSE are useless their "technicians" haven't got a clue I will never recommend or use again
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
mid glam SSE  
Absolutely appaling customer service. I had broadband for literally 2 days before they accidentally cut me off. Ive now lost my slot on the exchange so I am left with the lowest speed I've had until another slot becomes available. The only good thing is they let me cancel my contract with no penalty after agreeing their customer service had been appaling. AVOID
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Scunthorpe SSE  
The speed is totally crap. Was suppose to get up to 79Mbps, but I'm actually getting 80, maybe 85Kbps download speed! Will have a word with SSE.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Newport SSE  
I can not find any thing good about this company.Broadband speed is very poor and so is the customer phone service. Fed up do not want to contact them any more as my contract will be ending soon.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds SSE  
Shocking - total waste of money. Ultra Fast which can't even load an IPlayer stream when nothing else is connected to the router. Shocking throttling from their provider (daisy). SSE customer service is useless. Do not be sucked in by the cheap price, stay with BT!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Barnsley SSE  
I have had sse fibre broadband for 2 years and regularly get speeds of 37 mbs and have never had to contact them with a problem. Top notch product.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
plymouth SSE  
Well where to start, made the mistake of seeing SSE broadband the offer, been with them for years with GAS/POWER, give them a try at least I could understand them, anyway during the day great 12m all day long evenings 1-3m phoned and phoned NOT broadband problem must be a line fault, NO it works well all day cant be a line fault , sorry go to fibre that will sort out your problems but cost more, went to fibre 36m all day 1-3m evenings ,,, well you can see where this is going as of today cancelled SSE BROADBAND OR LACK OF IT, GAS and POWER... PLEASE PLEASE DONT GET SUCKERED IN
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
west sussex SSE  
If you want a company that charge you for months after you cancel, don't refund you and then charge you an 'exit fee', this company is the best for you.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
UK SSE  
You may as well take your £21.00 a month and give it to a tramp on the street then waste your money on this.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Perth SSE  
Very poor customer service.
Have no control of the network.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Milton Keynes SSE  
speed, cheap.. and make a diffrence to talk talk...
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
worksop SSE  
Poor fibre speed, regardless of package. Constant throttling and poor service leads to simple tasks like Netflix not even working. Ombudsman rules that seeing as they don't actually specify a minimum speed they haven't done anything wrong. All of this can only be found out after your cooling off period expires and they then set up the service. Cancellation charges cost more than the year's subscription. Be warned.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Salford SSE  
I was with SSE on a great deal, after 14 months we moved out of temporary homeless accommodation to our new home. SSE "couldn't" move my package but I could start a new package exactly the same for over twice the price. Obviously I didn't want that. A couple of months later I get a red bill for the service they didn't cancel, I speak to another person who says it's all cleared up and not worry. Another 4 months later I receive another "unpaid" red bill for even more money, call the 0345 number and get to speak to another chap who was rude and dismissive of the companies faults trying to blame me for them keeping my account open who cannot find any details of my previous conversations on his system who has to then go find who I spoke to before to see what has and should have been done previously. Meanwhile my previously good for a slim credit rating has been obliterated to the point I no longer qualify for a sim only contract!
These pirates need to be put out of business
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Kent SSE  
10/10 - first class ISP - everything works fine since start date - using Unlimited Fibre plan, speed test shows 27ms ping, 36.16Mb/s download speed and 9.16 upload speed with 4 devices connected on local home network. Router is VERY GOOD with AC wifi standard, USB disk & printer sharing and many other useful functions.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Aberdeen SSE  
Great service and speed.Very satisfied.Broadband speed better that Virgin and half price.Recommended!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Wirral SSE  
I have been an SSE customer for over a year now. The broadband package has been reliable, the speed as promised. I am most impressed with their customer service. Every time I contacted them whether to ask a question regarding my account or to switch tariff- I could not fault their professionalism nor the speed with which they resolve anything. I contacted them today after receiving a letter informing me that the package price will increase next month as my 1 year contract is due to be renewed.I asked to switch to another deal-lower than what I pay now and with the same benefits, which was immediately processed, no questions asked, no trying to sell any other products I might not want or wish to listen to an extensive sale 'pitch'. Simple and forward, 2 minutes phone call with a very friendly and professional call handler. I highly recommend this provider. Thank you
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Edinburgh SSE  
After repeatedly phoning you to say I cancelled my order, you have sent me the box, so had to send that back. My phone was cut off on the 5th as you were late in letting BT know. Today I received a letter saying you have set up my direct debit. Which I have cancelled.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Grantown-on-Spey SSE  
Still no broadband after a week. Never answer the phone and when they do you get smirked at, can only think this is a regular occurrence. Absolutely terrible company. Definitely AVOID!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Maldon SSE  
I am with them for a year now and so far I am very happy. As an SSE customer, I've got a very good deal on fast broadband with a fixed monthly payment for 3 years. So I can have peace of mind and not stressing out and fighting for a good deal every year like I was with previous providers.
A few days ago, I had some problems with my broadband, and I was nicely surprised how easy it was to get in touch with the correct department. They were very polite, helpful and sorted out my internet connection very fast. I hope they will stay responsible as they are now, so they can gain more satisfied customers like me.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Norwich SSE  
Avoid at all costs. If there was a zero rating I would definitely choose that for the Speed and reliability options above.

I have been having issues with this service since signing up some 6 months ago.

Firstly, the package which I signed up for was only partially taken over which meant even though I had ordered Telephone, Calls and Broadband in a package they only ported over the telephone line and not the broadband too. This meant that I was being billed from them for the full package and from my previous supplier for the broadband too.

Having since rectified this and since the broadband has been provided by SSE I have had barely any service with intermittent complete drop outs if it works at all.

I went through all their tests and still there were issues I asked for a new router and they never sent one. I also called back and they said that they had closed the complaint as they called me and no one answered - how about leaving a message???

I called to let them know I would be going with another supplier and they tried to pull the old "termination fee" being in the "terms and conditions of the contract" to which I politely reminded the call handler, through a muffled laugh, that it was indeed them who were in breach of contract and that they are more than welcome to pursue me under breach of contract if they foolishly believed they would indeed win.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow SSE  
I've been with SSE fur about 3 weeks - speed same as bt- however broadband started playing up and home phone no connection. Wanted to call fur assistance as important weekend and family needing to call from America urgently. SSE phone and broadband no. ( yes it's UK based) but it closes Mon to Fri at 8pm and Sat at 2pm closed all day Sunday! Question, when does a normal working person need their home phone and broadband - for me eve after 7pm and all weekend - no service - no contact numbers - no chance of any help - think before committing!
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Basingstoke SSE  
Best broadband I have ever had. No issues with their Technicolor device. Very good UK based Customer Service. My spped is 38 Mbps all the time. Dropped down maybe a few times. Ping 30-35ms. Can highly recommend
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Warrington SSE  
Total toilet. Called and spoke to an older gentleman who to be frank had no clue (he was a dinosaur) and put me on wait numerous times and when he returned had no real answer. Customer service awful. Speeds are poor. Billing is confusing. Whatever your issue don't call them - you won't get anywhere fast.

Do not recommend.
Reading SSE  
Was fine for first 2 months than they show you down and ask you to pay more for fibre broadband.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Milton Keynes SSE  
Changed from Smalltalk as their prices kept going up and broadband very slow, been very happy with SSE GREAT FIBRE BROADBAND SPEED ,Very very happy
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
ENFIELD SSE  
Switched over from Sky a few months ago and that was where the issue started. 7 weeks without broadband because SSE cancelled the first 2 orders. 1 was because I purchased the fibre package but there wasn't enough space in the cabinet (not their fault) but they didn't even bother to tell me... I had to wait until the connection date and to call them. The second was because they forgot to go through the verbal contract with me. Again they didn't tell me and cancelled the order.

Immediately after I finally got connected I started having issues with WiFi.

Note: there are never more than 2 devices actively using the WiFi at any one time.

Note: The speeds are good. Not great... but good.

The issue with the FiFi is every 5 minutes it will stop working. videos will stick on the buffering screen for about 10 minutes then resume for another 5 minutes. This only happens with my laptop, Tablet and 2 phones. PS3 seems to work ok for Netflix with only a slight drop in quality. A fix for this issue is to manually disconnet the device from the router and re-connect. Were good for another 5-10minutes.

Phoned them today after finally getting fed up and i am try explaining to them that there is an issue with their provided router. There is something fundementally wrong with these devices and they are not up to par with others on the market. The response i recieve and i quote "the router if adequite for the service we provide".

I'm sorry but it isn't.

On top of that she ADMITTED she is also with SSE AND HAS THE SAME ISSUE WITH HER ROUTER!!!!

My options are;

Buy my own router at my own expense (no discount on my broadband for my issues) or go to a different provider.

Thats what i was told by the SSE rep on the phone.

Customer service - shocking!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Inverness SSE  
I cannot comment on the broadband as SSE have failed to provide a service although it was supposed to be up and running on FebruarY 15TH. Our previous provider therefore shut down broadband and telephone on 14th. As a result we had no landline for 16 hours and have now been told our broadband will become available on Wednesday 27th.. I could go on about the number of calls I have had to make and the reasons I have been given for the poor service but the lack of service has impacted on work,communication and has been costly in terms of phone calls and searching for wifi devices and has caused quite a lot of stress. I find customer service polite and helpful but in the end SSE failed to provide the service we signed up to. This has not happened before with previous suppliers and therefore is very disappointing and not good enough.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Gullane SSE  
Switch for broadband & voice went well. Everything works well EXCEPT broadband speed is poor. Don't expect to watch iPlayer in HD much of the time. I used to get 9-10Mb/s, now get about 3Mb/s but still get 9-10Mb/s only at quiet times. I guess you get what you pay for. Unable to contact broadband support as they are too busy. Promised a callback which hasn't happened.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Sheffield SSE  
absolute rubbish carn't wait for the contract to end bad internet connection keeps dropping off line showing red light on router rubbish customer service expecting me to run a speed check every day for 3 weeks before they will change router as if i have no job or nothing else better to do, video streaming near on impossible got a much better service and internet reliability from previous provider before i changed to cable with sse
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
worksop SSE  
Was with EE on non-fiber. Kept disconnecting and terrible hour long calls to fix. Switch to optic SSE, no problems at all, getting advertised speeds and no drop outs whatsoever. Very happy and it is cheaper than EE as well. Set up was very easy.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Brighton SSE  
great service from sse broadband i get good speed 15 megs ,,i was with E.E. WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH THEY ARE . am very happy with sse broadband ,,,am glad i signed up with them ...for me its great ..and good value
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
nottingham SSE  
Switched from BT to save a few pounds. Very much regret it. Terrible speed, generally below 10mbps often less than 2mbps where I was gettin 60+. Impossible to watch catch up tv. It really is like going back 10 years the Speeds and stability is so bad. The router provided is awful. The range terrible. Much worse than the old home hub which must be 4 years old now. Terrible.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Northumberland SSE  
I have just come to the end of an 18 month contract with SSE which was at the unbelievable price of £21 per month for 76mb fibre broadband incl phone line & all anytime landline calls including selected international.

Took a look at their latest deals and those of competitors before giving them a call to see if they could offer me another good package.

Got put through within a couple of minutes to a really helpful person. I realise that the first deal I had with them was exceptionally good and did not expect them to come anywhere near it again. The nearest comparable deal with another big provider would have come to over £40 as would SSE's advertised deals.

I was able to sign up to exactly the same service again with SSE for £36 per month on a new 18 month contract. I am more than happy to pay this. The service has always been excellent since the day they took over my line & service from Talk Talk.

So, for me it is 5 stars all round for SSE. The service is great, I have never had a fault. They do slow the speed down in the evening, but even so I can watch on demand and do huge uploads that I regularly do in the evenings for work without any problem whatsoever. They were quick and easy to deal with on the one and only occasion I have had to call them, which was to renew. Hope everything stays the same when they merge with N Power which is on the horizon.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Lancashire SSE  
Superfast fibre which drops the minute I leave the living room.Will not connect upstairs at all.Can be very slow and to be honest I wouldn't know I had fibre.Can't wait for contract to end
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Kilmarnock SSE  
Am in the process of leaving SSE. When the line was installed the BT Engineer ran a speed check and I was getting 75mbps. Once I plugged in my router and ran my own speed check I could only max out at 45-50mbps. This has slowly gotten worse over the term and in the last few days the speeds have varied from 5mb to 30mb. So much so that even streaming a music track takes ages. I am cutting my contract short with this company by 2 months as there is no way I can put up with the buffering logo when I am paying for 76mb.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Wisbech SSE  
Due to superb customer service, I nearly adopted a grin and bear it approach. When the service worked - it was good! When it was sporadic (half the time) it was unusable. It did allow me to reminisce of the days where a modem sounded like a banshee-but not the best if streaming anything. Unfortunately I need reliability - or I would have stayed with them.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Market Drayton SSE  

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