SSE 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
    2.9 stars
  • Reliability
    3.1 stars

Based on 505 customer ratings since 2018-03-24 (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.

300 Customer Reviews for SSE

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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.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Glasgow SSE  
They seem to limit upload/download speed to less than 50% the regular speed almost every day.
I'm a freelance graphic designer and this entire outfit has caused me to be even slower than the 35mbit fibre I had with sky, much less the 78mbit speed I can get for about an hour a day before it throttles me back.

I read online that the services are actually provided by Daisy Wholesale.
I've today written a complaint to SSE and delivered via recorded postage. At the same time I'm bringing the matter to the attention of the Ombudsman and Ofcom.
I suggest eveyone else experiencing underhanded throttling also do the same. It takes 10 minutes of your time and right now it's critical that no new customers are onboarded with SSE Unlimited Ultrafast Fibre without knowing the material facts which will effect their daily use of the service. I thought we were past this kind of rubbish but now we're all locked in to an 18 month contract with them.

I don't torrent, download significant amounts of data, but it seems that services such as teamviewer are seen as p2p and as such it's impossible to use for even 30 minutes logging in to my desktop machine upstairs to fetch files before these SOB's throttle the connection.

We're livid. They have picked the wrong person to target with fraudulent advertising of services.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Brighton SSE  
Switched to them phone and broadband at the beginning of August. Then they disconnected my broadband and now I'm in 5th week of trying to get it re-connected. Nightmare company to deal with, constantly fobbed off by support and still don't know when I will have broadband back. The few pounds you may save with them is really not worth it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Manchester SSE  
Had problems with my phone from the start and broadband, they transferred all my calls to my mobile saying it wouldn't cost me or callers a penny, but I got a massive bill and so did someone else, my phone was never fixed and I called them to ask about this bill, they said I was refusing to pay my bill, I said I wasn't, but the woman said that I was refusing to pay it and as we spoke on the phone I noticed my Internet had gone off, so I told her and she said she had switched it off, then after the call I needed to call social services regarding my Lifeline pendant but my phone has been switched off, I have had letters sent to me saying that I am using my phone quite a bit more than usual, how can I be when its not on? Also one letter is dated 4th October 2018 and one 9th October 2018 saying I'm using my phone a lot, I'll let the scientists in America know not to continue their study in Time Travel because SSE have beaten them to it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Birmingham 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  
17Mb Con - YOU WILL NEVER GET 17Mb or anywhere near it. SSE say 3.4 - 7 Mbs = 17Mb contract. With only 0.5Mb upload on top leads to an abismal service. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS CON AND DO NOT USE SSE. SSE ARE DELIBERATELY ABUSING YOU
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Littlehampton 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
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    1 star
Berkshire SSE  
Worst Internet provider, ever. Problems after problems, engineer after engineer, router after router, still never managed to fix the problem, in the end I left because it took too much time and money too get this issue fixed, I had to wait 30 minutes for a phone line everytime I rang, and to wait and explain to all theses different people each time I phoned, really did me no favours thinking I'd be better off with sse with no month contract, but I was kidding myself. Worst Internet provider ever. Waste of time.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bodmin 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  
6 weeks after signing up for SSEs phone and broadband deal I cannot comment on speed or reliability because it's still not working. Ours was treated as new install and that was good because the internal cables where probably 1960s GPO. Eventually we received an install date I had to travel 350 miles home from Scotland to make sure I was there for the engineer because they threatened 108 pounds bill if no one was in. I sat in for 5 hours and no one came. Eventually called them to be told it had been switched on exchange, flipping heck had they told us I needn't have travelled, it had probably been switched on days before when my partner received an unsolicited call from Indian call centre. They must have known a number to call but sse didn't tell us. The phone couldn't phone out but eventually I'd to call to ask for new number. Made complaint got long letter back dealing my complaint but nothing else. Broadband router received 7 or 8 days later remember they promise 5 but instructions said don't install till you get code on separate letter. It never came. Eventually called them to be told it didn't need one. Hours on phone to them explanation after explanation and still no broadband. My advice folks look elsewhere for experienced provider .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Clay Cross SSE  
At first they were brilliant. But as the months went on the line speed getting to the router started dropping. then the dropouts started. Thinking it was the router, I bought a Netgear DSL6400. It instantly gave me a 2 meg line boost to router (that has not dropped by 1.5meg). Even with new router I am still getting dropouts very often. done a BT Wholesale speed test this evening. it states I am getting 30 meg download. When I download though it is mazing out at 0.8 meg. Will be contacting Swalec when their complaints line is open to call. Disgusting service!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Rhondda Cynon Taf 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  
do not bye this it will put an end to gaming and netflix 6kbps is the ussal speed
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
place SSE  
Placed order for phone and broadband expecting to be up and running within the stated 23 days .. but nothing .. phoned them after 5 weeks to be told the engineers were working on it .. after 6 weeks still nothing so phoned them again to be told there was a line problem that they had contacted BT about and unfortunately they could not transfer me over, I later checked with BT & line was good and unbelievably they never even contacted BT to ask about transfering my line .. best to avoid and got with a reptutable ISP provider.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Scotland SSE  
Just moved to their ultra fast fibre broadband two weeks ago. It's ultra bad. Worse than standard copper ADSL we moved from and incapable of even delivering Netflix to a single device in the home reliably. The line is capable of receiving speeds of 79mbps according to our open reach installer. We're about 25m from the fibre cabinet on a proper copper line, but we're getting about 5mbps. Ultra fast? Ultra lying thieves.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Blackpool SSE  
Done line test with sse to yeast for fibre max results came back saying expected speed of 60 mbps ok not full 76 mbps but good enough how ever after making purchase and setting up and wait more than then 10 days for line to be stable as instructed max speed not passing 42mbps which is no where near 60mbps called to explain problem and to be greater by a extremely rude and arrogant customer service operator who as a answer for everything do yourself a favour and stay well clear of this company full of BS hope at later date I can claim all costs back due to mislead information ie false advertisement
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Carlisle SSE  
Ordered broadband June 7th. Phone didn't get turned on til June 30th!! Only received router July 24th but...it doesn't work at all. Worse service ever!! Totally ridiculous for an ISP!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Sheffield SSE  
APPALLING. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

SSE have consistently lied about issues with my broadband switch. Delayed my switch over to them with no communication. Refused to provide an interim solution to their own fault - so I was left without internet for 12 days after they had told me i would be receiving it. Only found out about the problems through calling up as they had not even bothered to let me know.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London SSE  
I have been a customer of see for close to 48 hours now and have no internet or phone for the first time in ten years! Upon contacting them about this issue I was told that it wasn't their fault it was another company called Daisy something I can't remember but it turns out that they use a third party that everything goes through that they have no control over and can only email them and wait for a reply so 9am tomorrow morning I'm calling my old supplier to get put back on ...extremely poor service for this day and age !
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Newcastle upon tyne SSE  
Signed up June 7th... Still no broadband. Stay away from this company....they are not worth the aggravation!!
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Sheffield 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Leatherhead SSE  
After researching SSE as a provider by asking 6 specific questions 3 months use has shown that 3 of 4 essential answers were wrong. - Use own router > Yes (but NOT if you report any faults when support is then refused).
Is traffic management expected to have any visible effects? Unlikely! (Virtually unusable every evening speed down >3 and up >2.
Was sold 76mbps down BUT local line and exchange will not support more than 40 down - not a price issue as broadband is free but I would expect accurate information after providing tel. no & postcode.
SSE added extras which were not requested and increased bill until these were cancelled.
The simple summary is - Cheap YES - not usable during peak loads - that's every evening here.
Totally incorrect information as to reason for Openreach engineer visits.
9 different customer service contacts in less than 2 months which required repeated explanation of action so far and detail of fault(s) reported.
Supplied router, if it arrives, has rubbish Wifi and no guest network which can be disastrous if you have children or visitors.
SSE should stick to power supply!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Norfolk UK SSE  
Well. I have to say what a totally useless internet service! Appalling fibre optic speeds, constantly streaming.

Its cheap for a reason! Customer service is hopeless, i have contacted customer services on numerous occasions and they advise me the service is running as it should.
Well they clearly don't know how to test it or repair it. i was told its an issue with my line, only last year his was all replaced by BT, so I know its not that causing the issues.
Don't sign up for this totally hopeless internet service.

Stick with who you know that provide a usable service.

Totally useless provider that clearly are not up to the game.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
East Sussex SSE  
Since we moved to SSE Phone and Broadband we have had nothing but problems, all reported and one fix at their end as Openreach confirmed there was no problem at our house. Upgraded to Fibre, and now can't use the internet at all unless you want to visit only the homepage of a website. Now trying to move away from them due to poor service (only been with SSE for 3 weeks) and they are charging me 12 months termination charges even though there has been problems on the line that they can not fix. Senior Management Team did nothing to help other than send a letter saying the complaint in now in Deadlock.

Don't Bother, complete waste of money and time.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Amble SSE  
I had moved and booked a broadband connection £21.00 per 76meg ultra-fast with SSE and I was told that I need to wait 14 days cooling of period. Now hence I have just signed up and have no equipment of SSE within my property,(can see how that one works)after the cooling period had passed and had no confirmation on the go live date.
After lots of phone calls to SSE and told so many stories.

First story" we would have to wait again for the order to process and we will receive confirmation within 7 days."

Second Story" After contacting SSE after we had no contact with SSE, we was told that its in hand and we will get a call from customer services."

Three Story" We had to chase Up SSE and was told that we will have to apply again, the worst thing was we was sent a contact from SSE to hear the deal we had is not available and we need a new tariff. We asked why is it SSE trying to change the contract,due to SSE have stopped the Tariff we was sold."

Four Story"We was told that it will up and running within 7 days and will receive the equipment."

Five Story" The Kit had arrived and was plugged in tested and no internet."

December came and gone and still had no Internet.
So we had promises made and nothing was going to plan.
I find the company are lacking communications skills and rather miss leading.
The company seems to be run by Muppets and I have contacted on numerous concussions and to be lied too.
The left hand don't know what the right hand is doing.
I would not Trust this company due to the misconceptions.
A company of such a size and the CEO DON'T care what is going on within the company.
CEO don't care as long as he gets paid for such a sub standard service.
Great Britain is not great any more with companies like this and Muppets in control.
Do Not Use Company It will cost you and turn you grey.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Northamptonshire SSE  
Wish i never took this broadband out, never will i go anywhere other than Plusnet or BT. We cant load movies on SKY Q unless early in the morning. Kids cant download on BBC iplayer. Now in addition to the slow speed it keeps dropping out so much we are using our mobile allowance to go online. 20-30 min wait on phone everytime for help. Final straw is when i reset my login password for my SSE account it takes 45min to receive it in my hotmail account only for the link to say unfortunaly it must be used within 30 min. Now paying £170 to escape the contract and go back to Plusnet! SSE NEVER AGAIN!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Inverness SSE  
Have been with them for 6 months having been enticed by the price. My max speed to date has been 3Mbps. Had BT before with a top speed of 18Mbps. Very frustrating. In addition, the billing of calls makes my bill overall about the same. Have raised this with them twice using their online complaints form. Still yet to receive a reply. Onto the Ombudsman next. In short, only use SSE if you are desperate to save money but be warned that you get what you pay for.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Hook SSE  
Totally mis-sold on speed. They dont care. You cant cancel as they wait 14 days to even set it up. Cancellation costs more that the product. Can't even watch Netflix!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Manchester 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
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
west sussex SSE  
What a nightmare trying to switch to SSE and the worst customer service line imaginable. After being on hold for ages when you finally get through you would get more help from talking to a brick wall. Totally unsupportive and unhelpful. I cannot comment on their actual broadband service as I have given up the idea of transferring to them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
tunbridge Wells SSE  
Hi me and my husband have been waiting since May this year for our internet to be installed and he had the day off today as they said today would be the day and still no instillation I am calling sky right now and in the hope my husband will cancel this useless policy I am fuming don't bother getting this Internet as they are the worst I've ever dealing with.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Landrake Cornwall SSE  
My FIBER internet with SSE is appalling it is forever dropping connection. I have since learned that you only have fiber internet if it is delivered straight to you house.mine come from the local exchange down to local box then is delivered to house by BT old underground copper cabling. No company should be allowed to advertise this without explaining it won't stop any of the problems you currently with connection while on this system. It is false advertising, I still have the same problems with fiber as I did with broadband but I just pay more now. My contract is due to end and I will go with the only company I know of who delivers fiber straight to the house which is virgin. Sick and tired of being ripped off
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Kent 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  
Do not bother with this shower. Signed up to move from BT due to issues with BT. Lord knows why I bothered as BT are far superior based to this shower. SSE told BT my move was scheduled for the 20th March which BT actioned. However Shambolic Service Extrodinaire managed not to tell BT that there were problems - result = no broadband for me. Have wasted at least two hours of my valuable lifespan trying to resolve the issue. SSE not really interested and still cannot give me a date as to when the transfer will be completed. Looking at going cap in hand to BT to go back to them. Suppose the old adage is you get what you pay for, and with SSE you get poor service where they blame the other party until its proven its SSE's fault. Ofcom here I come. They offered £30 to buy a mobile dongle, great if you live in an area where mobile signal is ok - guess what, I do not. When I told them that no other offer made.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Flintshire SSE  
Switched from BT - to "SSE Superfast". My A**e. It is turtle slow, keeps cutting out and has low download speeds - less than 11. Trying now to get out of this deal as no good paying for something that has been falsely advertised in my opinion.
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
London SSE  
Very poor customer services from the beginning:
Here is what happened: I used to get broadband speeds of around 5-7mb download from my previous service provider (EE) but when they increase the charge I decided to leave them to another service provider.
I made a search online and I found that SSE offered the same service at a more competitive price than EE, I therefore contacted them by phone and made all the necessary arrangements in order to run the service smoothly by 2nd of May.
Unfortunately, on the 3rd of May I realised that there was no internet at all, I started phoning SSE technical support to see what the problem was and I was astonished to find out the following:
That I had to connect the router in the main (tester) socket which I couldn’t as I never did with all previous service providers and since we have been living at this address, also my desktop is located in the first floor and the main socket is downstairs. Initially it was never mentioned when I signed up for the service that I would have to use this specific socket, we also both my wife and I explained that its location would not allow any wire since it is situated down the stairs case at the bottom of the wall (it would constitute a health and safety hazard), the wire has been installed to provide phone connection and other devices without any issues for years.
When I first contacted the engineers I find out that most of them lacked expertise in their field as they gave me wrong information.
I spoke as well as my wife with one lady who was very rude, interruptive and raising her voice, she made threats to overcharge us if we would consider changing service provider as it was already 3 days we were left with no connection at all and told us that it was “our fault that we would have to use this socket” and the issue was solved according to her.
We went through the process of checking lines ... So after that, it was established there was no fault on the line and they did not offer any problem solving bearing in mind that 12 hours ago the connection was fully active before plugging the new SSE connection device.
On the 4th day I asked a friend of mine to help me to sort out this problem as I needed the internet as my children are preparing for exams in A-Levels and they need to print materials, in addition my wife also has all her work through the internet. He carried all the tests checked our router, sockets etc and no fault, no wiring or hardware issue and he ran a test and the connection works but is very slow and we are unable to access it on the TV as we were able previously.
Now for this period of few days we experienced many difficulties as we keep losing the connection so many times, this practically happened many times.
We struggle to load a webpage, we have 2 children that would like to use the internet for homework let alone if 4 people want to use the internet... watching video or TV is out of the question.
I decided to cancel it as there was no problem solving, and made again another long research for another service provider as this is highly hindrance I think I have a good case to get my contract ended early and not after one or two months where I will find myself struggling again in a deadlock situation and us being the ones ripped off!
They asked me to pay £218.18 as I canceled my contract early!!
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    1 star
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    1 star
W9 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!!!!
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Anderson SSE  
Without a doubt the worst ever internet provider!!!!!
unreliable rubbish speed
Customer service team unattainable
Go else where!!!!+!!!+
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
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    1 star
Aylesbury SSE  
Awful customer service. Spent a year of service being completely ignored. The website features don't work and then you can't get in touch with them to follow up on the broken things. Came to renewal and their renewal service and phone service didn't work. So they lost my business. Still waiting on overdue bills from them and for my money back. I really wanted to like SSE but was majorly disappointed.
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    1 star
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    1 star
Sussex 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  

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