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
    3.3 stars
  • Speed
    2.7 stars
  • Reliability
    2.9 stars

Based on 413 customer ratings since 2018-11-19 (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.

341 Customer Reviews for SSE

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Was previously with BT elsewhere - changed to SSE when I moved. Cannot fault the broadband or phone service. Given a date when it would be connected - no delays. Good speed and reliability. The wireless router provides good connectivity around the house. All this and about a sixth of what I was paying BT.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Oxford SSE  
Customer service has been awful - broadband delayed by six weeks. They didn't contact us to arrange fitting of the new fibre modem, failed to correctly book a fitting date. On the plus side now installed we are getting 36mb on fibre.
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Essex 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
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Scotland SSE  
no stars as did all reading up about them, spoke to them on the phone to ask a few questions, then phoned next day only to find that they would only supply the service if you had a phone line already, I had established that this was not required, then they moved the goalposts, although the offer was not supposed to end till 16/9, I wasted hours on this for nothing.
Hampshire SSE  
After reading reviews, I thought I'd change from BT to SSE. But I've been on the phone now for 29 minutes, and still not answered. A woman keeps thanking me for my patience and tells me my call will be answered as soon as possible. I think I'll stick with BT.
normanton SSE  
Switched to SSE from plusnet. So far 3rd week without broadband. Once you get through to support (on average 40 min wait) they fob you off and say nothing can be done at all. If you are OK to be without internet access for a month when switching to SSE, then this is company for you. Been their customer for only 3 weeks and really regrety decision to go with them.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Manchester SSE  
Having got fed up with BT's never ending stealth price rises, I looked for alternatives.
For £12 per month line rental with free, unlimited broadband this seems too good to be true.
It's actually much better than I expected.
I know they do traffic management, but I haven't been aware of it happening here yet.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
east yorks SSE  
After waiting over 6 weeks for the Fibre broadband transfer from EE to be connected, i told them i would be on holiday on the 21st of July they said no problem your connection will still go live as i told them that i had fibre connected before with EE. when i got back i had an answerphone message from a BT engineer saying that we weren't in. Regardless to that i plugged everything in to find fibre speeds of 34mb. Happy customer to that point then on Wednesday the 5th of August i lose my DSL light, ring them the next day to find out that i didn't have a BT engineer call and they automatically disconnected me. Asking for a manager I got a guy called Gary, who promised me that they could fast track it and get it reconnected the following week. I rang Friday to find out that this would then take two weeks, ok i said i need some kind of internet they promised me a dongle to be sent down by Tuesday. Tuesday came and no dongle arrived. Waited another 20 mins on hold for a different manager to promise it me the next day. the day before the connection i rang to make sure if somebody needed to be in the house for the BT engineer, i got told no its fine as its been working before. connection day happens and now i am connected by i am told that BT have to sign it off within 10 days otherwise i will be disconnected again! Ring Gary up again saying that i will cancel, get a promise that it will be sorted with there provider, I asked if this was BT and i got told no they use another provider? So they are piggy backing on another providers internet servers and then they have got to sort out internet. The place is a shambles nobody talks to you if you want to find something out you have to wait for 20 minutes and then get promised things that doesn't happen! I have never needed a BT engineer to plug in Fibre before and when i have had problems in the past other companies have sorted this directly with BT. It's a funny story as i have been connected twice and it working just in 10 days i know i am going to lose it for 10 days.
  • Speed
    5 stars
Swansea SSE  
A bit nervous about taking up the offer from SSE for Broadband and phone with weekend calls as was with BT and everything had always worked.

Transfer of phone went ahead smoothly and on time, Broadband delayed about a week - SSE said it was because of demand for their product which I can believe.

Since Broadband has transferred I am receiving exactly the same speed as I was getting with BT. The line is stable and I haven't noticed any scaling back of speed at busy times. We watch Netflix alot and the picture quality has been the same and there are no buffering issues.

Now really pleased that I transferred and am saving lots of money compared to BT, also used Quidco and am hopefully getting £50 cashback. Bargain.

Go for it.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Skipton SSE  
It took eight weeks for them to install BB, after many phone calls & promised dates I had about given up then hey presto my BB connected but they forgot to tell me!! They offered a little compensation but the the size of my mobile phone bill it doesn't do justice, my opinion don't bother, cheaper is not always the best
Littleborough SSE  
Having got cheesed off with the 'special offers' that BT was offering me to stay with them that were higher than I was already paying them for a dreadful service (home hub requiring rebooting many times a day etc.), I swapped to SSE. After two months I cannot say that I can say anything other than it seems to work better than the previous BT ADSL service. The changeover was effortless and the only times I rang them to enquire about personalising the modem I was dealt with by someone who was very clued up (UK call centre). My previous BT speed was 6-7Mbps and the same line with SSE regularly gives 10-12Mbps.
When the line went down (an ongoing fault from BT days), the Openreach technician appeared within a day and spent a generous hour or two fixing the wiring problem to the premises.
The only two negative observations thus far: it is time-consuming to ring their faults line (they should have a separate number for telephone and internet) and if you want to have the number displayed facility on your phone, the cost of this with SSE is above the norm of others. I am encouraged enough to now swap the connection at our Scottish home to SSE.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Middlesex SSE  
Same as other complaints - I used to get 10mb with my other supplier now at peak times lucky to get 1mb and often down to 0.5 with constant drop outs - if you want easy cheap broadband on a budget then great if you need any sort of speed or reliability look elsewhere.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Swansea SSE  
Good customer service and broadband speed great .
Would recommend.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Newlyn 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  
Signed up June 7th... Still no broadband. Stay away from this company....they are not worth the aggravation!!
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Sheffield 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  
Changed over from BT Broadband today - a couple of hiccups in getting the service going but then got sorted late afternoon. So far, so good - unlimited data, super fast broadband and half the price I was previously paying. My BT service has always been good but I was paying over £50 a month for the service which I can't afford to do now.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Nottingham SSE  
FANTASTIC! - I now have SSE super fast broadband running a week after they installed a new phone line. They did all the work switching me from old provider, Two engineer visits ALL FREE - two years broadband ALL FREE - UK support line that is great, well maybe hanging on for a while listening to a robot, but they do answer and are very very helpful.

I recommend SEE BROADBAND to anyone - and I am usually a complainer about poor service.

Ian
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
South Scotland 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  
Very pleased so far (this is day 1 of having broadband with SSE in a new property). Given the deal currently on offer (ie 'free' for 2 years with 12 pounds lines rental), there seems to be a backlog (I waited 5 weeks to be up and running). When you order, you need to let the 14-day cooling off period pass before they can do anything with your activation, the phone line is then activated 7 days later, then the broadband around another 7 days after that. Mine was a little longer, as unbeknown to me, once the phone line is activated, you actually need to call up and place the broadband order (as, apparently, would have been advised in the welcome letter which I never received). Luckily, I found all this out by weekly calls to get status updates). I must say though, every time I called their call centre, every operator was fantastic - they took the time to go through my query methodically, were friendly, and gave me confidence that, although there was a back-log, my order was being worked on and gave me estimated dates for completion. I've now got my broadband up and running, and all is good, hopefully it remains so.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Aberdeen 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  
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