Shell Energy 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 Shell Energy.

Recent Customer Ratings for Shell Energy

  • Satisfaction
    1.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    1.6 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 567 customer ratings since 2021-07-02 (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.

844 Customer Reviews over 22 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hampshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Had a generally good experience with Shell Broadband for our 12 month contract - internet was reliable, and faster than we were paying for. Relatively good value. Never had any issues with dropouts or poor coverage. We were very happy with this provider after being with Virgin Media (unreliable and slow) for several years.

    The issues have been with customer service since the contract ended. I have been chasing a final bill for almost a month now, despite being told the bill would be issued within 10 days of the contract ending. An extra Direct Debit payment was taken almost a week after the contract ended. I was never sent a return label for the router, despite me asking for one three times, and I am now being threatened with a £35 fine for not returning the router in time. The Live Chat feature on the website is never available so I have had to phone customer services several times to chase the bill and the label, and every time I get "they're on the way", and nothing ever shows up. Very disappointed as the internet itself was fab, but the stress of having to chase them like this has put me off ever using them again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I was one of those switched over from the Post Office to Shell.

    Overall, my service has been good with fibre in my area. I don't remember the last time the internet dropped for me.

    However, it is near impossible to get them on the phone! Been calling multiple times a day and have been waiting for over half an hour.

    I am definitely moving to a more established ISP, with significantly better customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dudley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Left this company on may 17th and was still charged another months rental on May 25th which I am having trouble getting refunded .Had a threatening on June 18th about returning the router although I was waiting for them to send a returns bag
    Awful company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Was swapped from Post Office to Shell 6 months ago. Haven't had a single day of constant internet since. Drops out 50 times a day. I've spent hours on the phone with them and after 6 months finally got a BT engineer booked. Shell claims they found a fault and fixed it but my internet is still the same. Cancelled my contract with them and was sent a final bill for £65. On a £17 a month contract. They can whistle for their money. I suppose the moral of the story is that if they can't keep oil out the ocean, they shouldn't try breaking into the broadband market.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hinckley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My mother in law relies on wi fi for various devices like Alexa, so we can call her 100 miles away between visits.
    The reliability of wi fi was poor, kept dropping out, she was paying way over the odds £20+ compared to other providers. But the worst was the lack of help upgrading her to fibre, the agents offered to call her but never did.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fulham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    So far I've been with Shell for a short period of time having previously been the the Post Office, which was excellent. Unfortunately they handed over to Shell. It's been nothing but a nightmare. Slow, unreliable, customer service queue too long and the final straw.....trying to pay my bill I use the website to view my bill of course before paying. Each time without fail, it didn't recognise my email address, then didn't recognise my password, when I tried again and it accepted both of these, I got a page saying OOPS SOMETHING WENT WRONG, try again later. Tried later, same problems up to an hour trying to get to my bill, finally get there and go to pay and informed "your have no outstanding bills' having only received an email a day before asking me to pay!! So fed up I decided to switch to another provider, who by the way, is far cheaper. Shell had the nerve to try and charge me exit fee of over £100 justifying this by telling me, I could have called, or had a chat, if their website isn't working. I do not pay bills without viewing them first and cannot access this without wasting an hour. Basically they're brushing me off and blaming me instead of fixing they ongoing website problems. This is now becoming the norm for most big companies, I am now in the process of discussing with the Ombudsman.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wimborne
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Wi Fi kept dropping out from day one. Phone calls to customer services went unanswered after 30-40 mins. Router adjustments made no difference. Finally got pair of wi fi boosters from Shell Energy which helped stabilize the wi fi performance except on my Smart TV which is pixelated on specific stations. I regret changing from previous supplier which was problem free but more expensive . Lesson learned
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      4 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    On occasions there has been a long wait for customer service, and for a while there were problems with the WiFi. However, these were sorted out by an engineer and all is fine now. Shell Energy Broadband is very good value and I am happy to be with them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Shell bought the company that supplied my broadband. When I cancelled they wanted a full month of fees plus an extra fee of £35. I contacted the complaints department to enquire about this and got the usual…. Due to high volumes of customer enquiries……got a reply on June 7th….however I got the threatening email from a debt collection agency on 20th May….and it turns out that they want the money to dispose of my 3 year old router…… what a grabby corporation.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Borders
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Would rate nil if I could. THE worst service AND customer service I have ever encountered. Hassle started in December with the "super fast" fibre broadband that wasn't. Utter garbage and broken promises from them ad I tried to resolve with them. Finally gave up and moved to another provider. Accepted Shell's offer of compensation. And here we are in June. Still no compensation. Still not resolved. They are utterly, utterly dreadful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Prestatyn
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Sadly Post Office sold their accounts to Shell,bills never on time ,keep asking for bills to be paid again,totally no customer service.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    staffordshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Have a line fault Shell aranged for Openreach to contact me when they are coming, waited three days but no call from anyone. Have tried to phone Shell six times. waited at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes not answered. fed up with this so called caring company, off back to another provider
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I left shell energy broadband on the 5th April and switched to another provider. On the 12th April I got charged for my monthly broadband fee of £18. I rang on the 19th April and was told to wait for a final summary. I rang on the 11th May and explained I have not received anything. I was told I had to request a refund. I rang on the 18th May and was told there is a process to refund. I had to wait 10 working days for a refund. It has now been 10 days on the 1st June. First handler told me the refund was only approved yesterday on the 31st May. I would have to wait 10 working days. I told him this is unfair and not acceptable. I asked to speak to a line manager and wished to complain. He told me I could not and that he could not put me in touch with a senior manager. I feel like this has not been handled very well at all by your customer service team. It has caused me a great deal of stress and no faith in the company. Avoid this company at all costs
  • Reviewer
    Location
    RICHMOND
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    One of the unfortunate people 'sold' by MyPostOffice to Shell Energy. Seamless changeover promised wasn't, was without service for 2 weekends. Emails keep getting 'Delayed Mail' message. Have left several email complaints, only one responded to, to sign me up for a new [allegedly cheaper] 18-month contract, but bill came for old rate. No response when I asked for corrected bill. So very disappointed that MyPostOffice have landed us all in this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rochdale
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I have only been with Shell for a month. I went the first week with no service at all. After many stressful calls on hold and emails the engineer came out and it hadn't been switched on by Shell. I thought it would be fine then but drops off constantly all day and night. Using all my mobile data to compensate. They tried to charge me for the week with no service so had to spend time sorting that! I said after the first week of no service i wanted to cancel my contract but was told my cooling off period finished before Shell was active? and I would have to pay over £300 to cancel. Shouldn't the cooling off period be when the service is on so you know if you're happy with it?
    Anyway If you haven't joined Shell I would not recommend it. In my opinion this company needs investigating. From the reviews I have read there seems to be an awful lot of unhappy customers. I certainly won't be staying but it's going to be a long 18mths before I'm out of contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Thorpeness
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely hopeless! Since Shell took over from Post Office I have not received a bill,Direct Debit set up with Post Office not been honoured,no success at finding out amount owed!I just want to pay!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell has not been taking out their payment on time and waited for two months before doing so. I have called Shell on many occasions, and still no improvement. The service is awful and I WILL NOT be renewing my contract. I had no such problems with the POST OFFICE. It takes over an hour before calls are answered.
    Anyone reading this AVOID Shell broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    This provide is rubbish. Avoid. The service doesn’t work. I cannot hold a video call. They deny any issue. The service is appalling. They don’t event allow cancellation due to rubbish speed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible customer service. I found it impossible to notify them that i was moving home. Tried email (no reply) and long waits on phone(only to be cut off after a long wait). The only response i got from them was when i cancelled my direct debit. Now they want their router back which fair enough, is in their t & c’s. But i have never been asked to return a router yet and i change ups every 2 years or so.
    I honestly can’t believe they are still in business with their attitude towards customers. By the way - this is the first time i’ve bothered reviewing a company in 30 years of having the internet (I started on the old dial up systems) since i normally take problems on the chin.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Widnes
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hi after been on the phone for over an hour to cancel this broad band as it’s off more than it’s on any body thinking of taking this broad band on wouldn’t bother it’s slow doesn’t work and charged me 102 pound to cancel and next mouth bill plz read reviews because this is worst broad band ever day light robbery and wouldn’t recommend these to any body
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brentwood
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Into the 3rd hour of phone call spoken to. 6 people with no authority to cancel a non service since feb22.Numerous calls, visits and broken promises. Trying to terminate service. They are want to charge me £71 early termination charge for the non supply of service. Never again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lowestoft
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This box isn't big enough!! Awful customer care, billing extortionate,phone contact act abysmal, have they all died!! Left 2 months without incoming calls(crossed line) broadband intermittent to say the least. Son was ex Royal Mail customer, thankfully have bailed out!!! DO NOT TOUCH THESE. Arthur Meadows.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ipswich
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It’s even worse than post office!!! Don’t spend your hard earned money on this crusty broadband company. Absolute bog I tell ya. Takes forever to load and sometimes restarts on its own. Please, for your health and safety don’t get Shell Broadband. If this is the same company that does fuel they should stick to their day job and don’t try to make wifi routers

    AND DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

    Please save yourself. I can’t even leave. I’m stuck in this wack a** crusty weak old broadband loophole.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband cannot even manage to maintain a video call. Got told I could keep my number then I can't.
    Spends literally hours on hold being passed from one department to another and then back again as they don't know what their doing. I was misquoted early termination fees so decided to bite the bullet and leave, only to be told I eoukd have to pay £270 to end the contract early.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Berkshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband is totally unreliable. Constantly dropping of video calls. People cannot hear me. Unable to download. They deny there is an issue and keep fobbing us off. This service is useless. You are left waiting on hold forever and no one wants to help. Avoid this supplier.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wirral
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely useless company I have broadband gas and electric with them.. I wish I had read the reviews before starting a contract with them.they keep suspending my service even though my account is in credit.i have wasted hours trying to speak to customer service. AVOID AVOID AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible company. They took over the post office as I left. Due to this an automatic account was set up, I have cancelled this account however they have taken money out of my account with our authorisation and every time I call I wait an hour to speak with someone for them to tell me I will get a refund only for it to be bounced back each time. Terrible customer service. Still waiting for my refund.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Surrey
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    This review is regarding my dad's broadband with Shell which was migrated over from the Post Office. He s elderly (90 years) and hard of hearing. He asked me to call Shell to query a charge of £10 which was listed as alternative method of payment (despite £38 taken by DD for the broadband package). I called them one day and was fortunate to get through after 20 minutes but was refused any dealings as it was not my account. So I had to visit my dad and called them whilst there BUT nobody answered the phone (45 minutes). What a waste of everybody's time. They kept playing same monotonous message of how busy they were. Yet earlier that day, I was HOUNDED by 5 phone calls from them (as I am myself with Shell energy) wanting me to install a smart metre. They clearly had the sales force on the prowl but not having enough bodies to deal with queries. Shame on them. Now I am in catch 22 as I cannot speak to them unless I am at my dad's, yet when I am there the phone may not be answered.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Medway
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Wow!
    A company to avoid.
    If you like stress, go for it.
    Most Impressive unprofessional company. Rubbish service all round
    It's an oil company not a tech firm. They haven't a clue
    Leave them alone, unless you're arms dealing and trying hard in politics.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    West Cornforth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Been with them for nine months of an eighteen month contract. Paying £32.99 a month and the fastest download speed I've recorded has been 4.2Mbs/sec. Much of the time it's much lower, often in the low kbs region. And now I see they're currently offering "fast" broadband (ave d/l speed of 11 Mbs/sec!!) for £17.99/mth on an 18 month contract. Very unimpressed with the price I'm paying and the snail's pace download speed, and will certainly not be renewing at the end of my contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Widnes Cheshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Very poor customers service.
    Cancelled contract 2 months ago but still receiving demands for payments on email with no explanation!
    Requested clarification for the demands, received response that didn't answer why they keep asking for money. They even threatened to charge me £35 if I didn't return the router even though they hadn't sent the promised postage bag.
    Beware of this company - was OK when run by Post Office.
    If you need to contact them you may spend a lot of your time waiting in a call queue. Very, very poor!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gtr Mcr
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell Energy Broadband is the worst company I have ever tried to deal with. It is almost impossible to speak to the right person or get anything like a timely response.
    Former Post Office customers who were transferred to Shell should band together to form an action group, so that that their host of legitimate grievances can be presented in a structured manner.

    PS your star ratings should have a zero or negative option!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Mytholmroyd
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible customer service that won't deal with complaints or agnolage/engage them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reading
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The service has never worked since it was installed. Shell deny there is a problem. I cannot hold a video call anymore with work. The customer service is appalling. Do not switch to this provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    GU27 1JF
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Customer service non existant. Don't know how to leave without paying penalty. (Don't know how long my transfered Post Office contract has to run). Will never use shell anything again. They have made me ill with worry. They infer I am lying when I complain.
    Never use Shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid Shell Energy at all costs. My problems began when my Post Office telephone account was transferred to Shell Energy. They have difficulty in posting out invoices/bills after they have been printed. For example, the latest bill sent to me was dated 22 April 2022 and it said payment was due by 09 May 2022. Very reasonable until they delayed posting the bill to me. I received it on 10 May 2022, one day after the specified payment date!
    I took the bill to my local Post Office on the 10 May and used the bar code on the payment slip plus my debit card to pay whatever was required. I have a receipt from the Post Office to confirm the payment.
    I received a text message from Shell Energy Broadband on Friday 13 May at 16:24 threatening to suspend my phone service - this has persuaded me to change suppliers. Another threatening text arrived yesterday claiming that I owe them £6.42. I cannot wait until my new provider takes over.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    POOLE
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    It's difficult to sum up in words , just how incredibly
    badly Shell Energy take their approach to customer relations .
    Basically it simply doesn't exist .
    They're obviously not interested in developing any sort of communication between themselves and their customers .
    They take money without being authorised to do so .
    They conjure up lies that don't relate to the actual facts .
    And they break their promises .
    And they have the cheek to hide behind the name of a world renowned company .
    Obviously Shell have somehow become involved with some tin pot broadband supplier , who has no idea to what amounts to customer satisfaction .
    Making this one of the most awful experiences I've ever had to endure, whilst trying to get back money from them , they had no right to take in the first place .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Rotherham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    My elderly mum was having trouble getting through to customer services after receiving a letter stating her bill was overdue(She has never received an itemised bill)I rang customer services myself to ask for proper bill.Funny how you can get through to them in a few minutes if you press the number to pay a bill!!( previously mum was on the phone for hours, not able to get through) I was assured an itemised bill would be sent through the post last week, so what happened today? Another threatening letter saying if you do not pay you will be cut off.No bill again so rang today to ask for a bill again and they informed me they would send a bill out.Wouldn’t hold out too much hope.Terrible service for the elderly as no way to pay your bill( if you do actually get a proper one!)Unless over the phone or via bank.Had no trouble with the Post Office like this.Wouldn’t recommended this company , just threaten pensioners.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very disgusted with this shell
    Had them down 2 days ago and still no Internet well they won't be getting a penny off us waste a time anyone's better by far than these muppets
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Complete shambles avoid like covid. Had a dreadful experience from start to finish. Had to go through the ombudsman it's the only way to get money back. They just stop responding on resolver. A shambolic of a service. Full of idiots. Avoid

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