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 449 customer ratings since 2018-07-22 (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

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
SSE is cheap, has a 1 month contract and the customer service is OK inasmuch as they answer the phone fairly quickly and speak English. However, I have had recurring technical problems, the computer disconnecting from the server even though the signal is strong, dropouts when it is connected, and most of the time a broadband speed of around 0.5Mb - rather less than the "up to 17Mb" promised. SSE customer services seem to be just guessing at the cause, replacing a cable or a filter, blaming it on the line etc. all to no avail. Out of sheer frustration I am now on the verge of moving to another supplier.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh SSE  
Have had SSE broadband for almost 17 months now and its been the best we have had, good speed, reliable and excellent customer service
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Surrey SSE  
Without a doubt the worst ever internet provider!!!!!
unreliable rubbish speed
Customer service team unattainable
Go else where!!!!+!!!+
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Aylesbury SSE  
My 18 month contract with SSE ultrafast fibre came to an end but the price increased to a staggering £48 i did consider switching but its to much hassle instead opted for the new monthly service same broadband but line rental only as i hardly use the landline , i still think this is an ok deal as ive always had a good speed with SSE.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London SSE  
the amout of lies im told from the support team differs from an engineers view..cheapest around but more speed needed
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
peterborough SSE  
So far a brilliant find and excellent surprise. I was with Virgin, paying for 200Mbps I didn't actually need. Problem was I didn't have a physical phone line at all so moving to another ISP was rather costly. Comes SSE, they said setup fee was £30. I explained I didn't have a line and they said they would send an Open Reach engineer. At not extra cost. BT usually charge about £140 for that, and SSE do it for nothing, with a 1 month rolling contract. Seriously? I thought it was too good to be true. Well, the engineer came the day I was told he would, set up the whole thing within 3 hours, then I plugged the router and within 5 minutes all lights were green and everything was working. I signed up for the Unlimited Fibre (38Mbps down, up to 10Mbps up). I've been doing speed tests regularly to see how it behaves and I'm consistently getting between 36 and 38Mbps down, and 9 to 10Mbps up.
So, I'm saving a fortune, I'm not tied to a 12 or 18 month contract, everything went super smoothly, the router is decent and service is as promised. Well impressed!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
London SSE  
I was paying £52.49/month with BT for Anytime Calls and basic ADSL Broadband (5Mbps). Seamless change to SSE and I now pay £31/month for Anytime Calls and fibre Broadband (getting 31Mbps). No set-up charge, prices guaranteed for 3 years and no contract period - brilliant! Saving at least £773 over the 3 years. Plus very helpful call centre staff.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Northampton SSE  
They dont install at weekend and told me to have a day oFf work if I wanted there services installed.

After waiting 8 weeks for installation the broadband DOESNT work NOW I finally have it Installed.

I have contacted them 5 times on each occasion I was told the person dealing with the issues will ring me.
She rang twice on 2 separate days I missed the calls.... Yet I was informed by SSE the lady would ring me back 3 times a day untill she gets hold off me. They haven't done this!!

Nearly a week later and no issue been sorted no contact from sse and still no broadband I rang the 6th TIME to be told I can't just cancel with them i have to cancel it through the lady dealing with the case.WHO I CAN'T GET HOLD OFF!!!!

AWFULL SERVICE MY PHONE BILL IS HIGHER then the broadband cost DUE TO BEING ON HOLD TO THEM FOR ATLEAST 35MINITS EACH TIME I TRY TO CONTACT THEM.

Worst customer service I have ever had wouldn't recommend them to anyone
DON'T USE SEE!!!
Croydon Mitcham road SSE  
Internet worked "well" for 2 weeks or so, reliable but quite poor. Then all of a sudden nope. Absolutely no internet access for 3 days so far (doesn't seem like it is going to stop). Customer service seems to think we are uploading huge quantities of data, we aren't. Would never recommend this for anyone.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
SSE  
switched to sse 1 month ago still being charged by BT, received no live date or any info other than initial confirmation given the run around by customer services. then told had to reorder (after 2 weeks & did not explained why). been over a week since last call and still nothing. the whole reason for switching in the 1st place was to avoid the doubling of my BT bill since end of my contract.
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