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 462 customer ratings since 2018-05-23 (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.

312 Customer Reviews for SSE

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Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
Bloody annoyed switched from talk talk to sse thinking it would be better and no its all gone off line and broadband and tried calling and it seems when you select option for problems they make you wait for ever so not managed to talk to anyone still so sat here no Internet and can't find out why jokes
Emsworth SSE  
Switched from Plus.Net due to price - MASSIVE REGRET.

Download speed and Web latency is just fine. Gaming Latency however is DOUBLE to TRIPLE! P2P capped at 50K/s.

Atrocious. Cant wait to get out back to Plus.Net - all if forgiven.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Sheffield SSE  
Agree with everyone else. Signed up two months ago. Something "went wrong" with first order, so had to chase and they started the process all over again.

Apart from a welcome pack, no further communication from them. I chased them and a few days later got a text message confirming installation date for today. Took the day off work and no engineer turned up. Managed to get through on their webchat and was told the engineer was booked and to keep waiting until 6pm. No one came.

If you try and call them they are constantly busy and I've queued for almost an hour a time before giving up.

Totally hopeless. Don't bother with them at all.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Plymouth SSE  
RIDICULOUS THROTTLING ON FIBRE

Paying for 80Mbps, getting 8Mbps. Regret switching from BT. This is a scam.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Scotland SSE  
The only problem I had was with openreach getting my line connected. my activation date went by and still no service. my account was upscaled to a manager who rang me everyday with updates from openreach. my line was finally connected 6 days late. not sse fault at all. at the end of it a £50 credit was put on my account and my broadband is stable at 68mps. Customer service is good
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Dunfermline SSE  
Started of really good. Was warned by BT that my connection would be throttled by SSE. I thought they were spinning me a yarn to try and get me to stay but I now suspect they were right. I get a 70mb connection in the morning which goes down to just less than 1mb at around 6pm each evening. Upload speeds are remain constant at 12mb at all times.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Caversham SSE  
I was already to transfer to sse from sky.I had the welcome pacage come but no date for switch over.I was due to have my sky cancel within days.I rang bearing in mind I placed the order some 3 weeks ago.they could not give me a date for the broadband.so it would mean I could be without phone and broadband for weeks.I went back to sky after looking on these reviews.not very encouraging and done a deal for fibre optic for not much more.the good thing is no it eruption. Sometimes better the devil you know.in this day and age it should be straight forward.
Just do your homework customer support is a waste of your time 40mins to speak to someone who cannot help.I don't need the hassle.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
Worcester SSE  
Excellent Service, No problems, Fast Broadband. Changed Broadband and Telephone from Sky Kept sky TV package now saving £35 a month with faster broadband. A +++++++++++
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Waslall SSE  
Since day one of switch over from plusnet my speed is in the 5-15MPS when before I was getting 50-70Mps I have given up ringing and waiting for this to get sorted one common excuse is it takes a few days to settle which is utter nonsense I have emailed them requesting disconnection and will go back to plusnet or BT. Don't use this company.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
eastleigh SSE  
Really impressed! Having experienced switch overs before I expected the usual chasing and days without any internet but I had nothing of the sort! It was really straight forward, I just filled out a form online and was told that they would be touch within so many days. I received a letter in time with all the T+Cs and to let me what to expect and when. Without me doing anything else, my old supplier contacted me to say that SSE had been in touch and they knew I was leaving. I was told when an engineer would come (I was given a 4hr window to expect them). The engineer arrived as expected and I had, at most, 1 hour without internet! There's been no problems so far!! I have never known any switch to go this smoothly! And at such a great price too, way below everyone else. I had to call customer services to ask 1 question, I had to wait to speak to someone for 40mins (hence 4 stars) but when I got through to someone they went above and beyond to help. I really can't speak highly enough of this company.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Devon SSE  
SSE Ultra Slow! broadband

This is going to be short and sweet as I have already wasted half my life on the phone to SSE Fibre broadband (Daisy Group) trying to sort my very very slow connection out.

1) They customer service when you and if you actually get through is 0
2) They Promise to call you back for which I have had 8 no call backs
3) Half the Broadband staff know nothing at the very best about their service!
4) Despite over 32 emails proving to then that the Traffic shape terribly they deny it.
5) I pay for a 20mb up 80mb down service for which mostly downloads at 10mb to 15mb !!!

Sum it all up JOKE COMPANY and SERVICE just google and see how many thousands of people have the same problems.

Next time you put your name to a service I would suggest you check out your provider first! (Daisy Group) FAIL

By By SEE time to get my life back!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds SSE  
If i could give no stars I really would. As per other reviews waited in for engineer that did not show. No Upgraded socket. Getting 3mbps!!! Router will not work on Ethernet cable. Over an hour on hold to speak with someone, twice!!!!! AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL Do not touch with Barge Pole!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Anderson SSE  
I switched from BT infinity to SSE £21 - 18 month offer. It just worked, no problems so far.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Henfield west sussex SSE  
I applied online for their ultra fast fibre broadband mainly due to the cheap deal they had for £21. AVOID them at all costs!
On application I received an email confirming my order and I was aware it could take upto 21 days to change over. After 21 days I received nothing so rang customer services who were useless and told me that my online application hadn't gone through. I asked if they could fast track me another one and hey said no, you'll have to wait another 3 weeks. Appalling company, constantly on hold with customer services and reps appear to have no idea what they are doing. Don't bother with their online chat function either they haven't got a clue and apparently have 'limited access' to systems. I had problems with this lot with electricity many years ago but gave them the benefit of the doubt - AVOID AVOID AVOID!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Cheshire SSE  
Waited in all day for the BT engineer, only to be told that they often don't need to call at your home, but also don't tell you when they're finished at the exchange/ junction box.

I was told I was getting the full 80Mbps, got 55Mbps until I upgraded the master socket myself (which the engineer was supposed to do). I still only get 65Mbps.

This is not a truly unlimited service either, they have pretty brutal traffic shaping. My P2P traffic in is down to about 0.3% of full speed, even in the middle of the night.

I wouldn't have signed up knowing what I do know, and will terminate the contract after the 18 months is up
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Liverpool SSE  
STAY AWAY.
After looking into SSE to replace BT for my phone and broadband - their deal for £21 seemed appealing. Spoke to their agent as I was not keen on paying the conection charge I as informed that as a current BT customer I would not be charged. So I went ahead with the the online application. Two days later I receive the paper work which I read through. I notice the connection charge. So I call them... 40 mins on hold I get to an agent. I enquire about the connection charge... They tell me to hold on. They come back and ask me when I applied for the service. I would have expected they know as they have sent me the paperwork!!! They then inform me that the charge was introduced a few days ago before I applied for the service. Connector charge is £60.

Cheap deal but found them to be dishonest
St. Neots SSE  
When being a new customer looking to take my business to SSE ... you'd have thought someone would have been interested in making contact with me ... but no. Decided that if they cannot be bothered with new business then they certainly wont be bothered once your captured. Shame on you
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Midlands SSE  
TOP CLASS service just became a customer today everything went as according to plan and the fibre speeds exceed Virgin Media in this area !!!, keep the good work up folks.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Melton Mowbray 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  
SSE have cut us off our talk talk broadband have not provided a new router so we cant connect to broadband, and have been disconnect for a week now. After holding the line for 40 min i was promised a router for next day delivery which never arrived, called again and was told it has defiantly been sent out this time and we still don't have a router so cant connect to the internet. please avoid this company if you cant afford to be without internet for long period of time. Most annoyingly they lie.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
newcastle upon tyne SSE  
Just changed to them on the 6th July, first test was 49 download speed and great upload speed, OMG what went wrong in 24 hrs!!!??? Carried out speed test on 7th, download 9 but upload still ok. I was getting 19-20 download with Plusnet on ordinary broadband!!! Ultrafast Fibre, no way!! Sent email for explanation, no reply yet.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
DINGWALL, HIGHLAND SSE  
Am actually not sure what the fibre speed would be but I almost signed up to the SSE £21 deal today but had one more go at getting a good deal with my current provider TalkTalk and they are giving me free fibre broadband for 12 months so will only be paying £17.70 per month for better more reliable download speeds by the looks of the reviews on here and am so glad I read the reviews so I would say check with your current provider first and you may get a better deal and a more reliable service - I am one happy customer now and TalkTalk will be switching me to my free fibre broadband in 9 days with no fees or extra charges
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London 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  
only joined just under a month ago, I emailed them through there online form to complain about my speeds on the 28th of june 14 days after i was connected. I was estimated 55mbps download and this drops to under 7mbps in the evenings, as of today the 6th of July still no response and just tried to contact them by phone again and was on hold for over 15mins without speaking to anyone . I give up .stay well away from this broadband supplier and don't be tempted by the cheap prices , I admit I was but just not worth the hassle .
Newhaven east Sussex SSE  
OMG...how disappointed am I!! From time hanging on phone to speak to customer services to not receiving a start date and they gad arranged an engineer without me knowing appointment! Super fast fibre my backside! I had at least 10mbps with bt normal broadband now I have just under 3mbps with sse superfast fibre! I am one extremely unhappy customer! I'm thinking if cancelling contract as they do not deliver what they advertise gggrrrr and thinking if reporting to trading standards for false advertising
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow SSE  
I have to write this for a friend who still currently has no internet.

SSE are a terrible company and shouldn't even be considered. You may as well go for a more expensive company over this or a company which provides less Mbps.

My friend recently moved last week and had to pay £200 just for this company to transfer over the broadband signal. They were promised that by the 4th this month they would have /both/ their broadband and internet. However, surprisingly, the 4th comes along and by the end of the night only the phone works. They phone up and got informed there is a 40 minute queue and that SSE will phone them up later. Later comes and there's no phone call. My friend continually phones them and she gets informed that she will have to wait until midnight to see if the internet connects. Midnight arrives and there is still no internet. They phone up the next day and get informed that oh, actually, your internet should be up today, not tomorrow, but we didn't tell you about this, nor did we give you any documents informing of the change. Nonetheless, my friend waits the day out. Nothing happens.

Now it hits today, the 6th and still no internet. They phone up, asking why the deadline hasn't been delivered and guess what SSE say? They inform my friend that actually, they aren't customers anymore because of the moving, that actually they are sending a new Router over because apparently their current router isn't good enough and that the router will most likely take another week to arrive.

My friend lives in Wales and only moved over a mile or two away from their current address so it's not as if the signal was going to struggle.

My friend is now £200 short.

I hope no one else bothers with SSE due to how appalling they've treated my friends family. You may as well dish out an extra £5 a month to get a broadband provider that actually helps you.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Wales SSE  
broadband speed very erratic some times very very slow and didn't have problem with previous supplier plusnet on speed not what promised. be careful when signing as i was miss lead on the 14 days cancellation policy.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
romford SSE  
Poor service from start to finish waited 6 weeks being told my provider was holding up the change over. In reality sse could not get their act together. Went to complaints team who could only advise that they could take my phone over but the the broadband would take another 20+ days. Customer service not good. Can't comment on broadband as the company is incapable of providing this service. Avoid, Avoid, Avoid!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leatherhead SSE  
Nearly switched from Sky until Sky advised to look at Fibre Broadband connection charge which can be from £30 to £60 approx. It's in the small print. Naughty as I thought SSE was above that.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
Wirral SSE  
New customer hope to change to S S E on phone over 5 minutes waiting gave up no one answered
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Maldon SSE  
We wanted to get Broadband with SSE so when we called they said that some one would call us back that evening or the next day That never happened I think there customer service is very poor for trying to help get new customers. I did read that SSE customer serive was bad that is very true we won't be going with them
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Berkshire SSE  
Terrible customer services. Imagine being on hold for 38 minutes listening to cap crooners.. no wonder people hang up and come here to write reviews.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Wirral SSE  
Very very bad service we called to join and after a long wait we was told someone would call us the next day that never happened not good customer service if SSE want new customers as we have decided not to go wth them now
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Berkshire SSE  
found this ultrafast service on google,at £21 total month3amly cost i thought its too good to be true! bt service terminated at 3am (38meg service supposedly,got much less),i plugged in new router and was running in 10 minutes,blistering speed 75.6dl/19.8ul, get it while its still available !
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
notts SSE  
Ultra Fast fibre really bad. BTW downloads can be below 40Mbps. Worst is 100Mb test file dowloads Think Broadband: Download rate can be anything from 120kb/s to 4Mb/s. Their test file downloads can be 10 minutes to 20 seconds. I am right on the BT fibre cabinet, it is their Daisy ISP that seems to be putting in the throttle or bottleneck for what should be an Ultra Fast Fibre service. Try the test file download yourself and at different times.
Southampton SSE  
Well these guys are rude and can't behave and are obviously trying to get a one-up on customers. They have a "cooling-off" period where they expect you to chase them to install. Well I don't know where they got the idea they were so great but they aren't.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
london 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  
Moved from Sky to SSE, what a great decision and great deal.
Everything happened as planned and at the arranged times, I have absolutely no reservations in recommending this service and thank SSE for a hassle free changeover and look forward to being a customer for many years to come
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Bicester SSE  
Changeover handled very efficiently SSE arranged it for 20 June and it was delivered and installed by Open Reach on that day. Very impressed with the service and am certainly recommending SSE broadband to my friends. Has reduced my broadband/phone bills by two thirds.
Very happy customer. Thank you SSE
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Blairmore, Dunoon SSE  
Absolutely atrocious. To cut a long story short a month has passed and they are still unable to even process the application. Have spent what seems like days on the phone and eventually because they had no idea what to do. I have told them to forget it. Supposedly they will be compensating me with £50. Don't go anywhere near SSE for broadband. Hopeless.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Chorley SSE  

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