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
    1.8 stars
  • Speed
    1.7 stars
  • Reliability
    1.6 stars

Based on 234 customer ratings since 2023-07-21 (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.

1,483 Customer Reviews over 38 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Scarborough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Really poor. The WiFi cuts out all the time. No good for even basic use, I'm frequently using my data, let alone my son's gaming. He's given up trying to play online.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birkenhead
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I've had it 3 days and it's dropped 4 times. Gonna read the cancellation policy, it's ruined my Ryder cup
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Norwich
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Although it took some weeks to set up the broadband, I was pleased with the low price. It did drop out and there were times when I lost connection for quite a while. The price went up after a year so I cancelled and went to another provider. I asked to keep my landline number and they said a firm "NO" and told me, amongst other things that they had given it to someone else and that I had to send the router back within a month or they would fine me for the cost of it and sent me a postbag! Meeow!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aldershot
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Appalling service, it has been several weeks of waiting for installation then the engineer turned up and said it was up and running but broadband never worked. They sent another engineer who stated the line was never active and has never worked, plus he cannot fix it. We still do not have broadband as it is constant to and fro with them
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I was with Shell Energy broadband and switched from them to a new service provider because I was not happy with their service. They continued to charge me after I had switched and when I questioned this they told me that my new service provider did not tell them of my switch so it was their fault and that they were totally responsible for the sum I had incurred. However, having spoken to my new service provider they told me that as I had switched from a copper line to full fibre they would not have told shell as it would not be the same line. Meanwhile, Shell customer service stuck to their guns and told me basically that I must pay the bill. They were unsympathetic, and absolutely just wanted their money regardless of the fact that I had not been using their service for over a month. My new service provider was ever so kind and due to the way I was treated by Shell broadband offered me a discount on my next bill in kind which they were not even obliged to do. I am thankful for good-hearted people. That's what we need more of in the world.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Newcastle
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible. I have a fault with the line outside of my home which is an Openreach issue I've had since before I moved to Shell. The issue with Shell is that although they have notes showing that the fault is external (copper joint fault) and their line tests come back with the same result every time I call they still ask me to do checks on my setup. I've worked in Broadband Tech Support for over 12 years and even though I give them all of the information they need to resolve the issue quickly I still have to sit and go through their script. These aren't broadband experts who know what they're talking about, they're monkeys following a script.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cheshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    The customer service is appauling,broadband unreliable was so bad had to cancel the contract within a month.Awful experience.
    I was hoping to safe some money from Sky but huge mistake.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Clowne, Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    they should be called pure hell not shell arrogant nasty vile customer service after waiting 2hrs to actually spk to a human internet after numerous complaints still does not work 5mg is the best i get but goes down every 2mins to no broadband do not go with this rip off company i was with post office till these clowns took over worst day of my life pure hell thought talk talk was bad enough these are the pits
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY

    An absolute joke when it comes to customer service,
    My Broadband was ment to go live on 4th Sept,
    4 days later nothing !
    Spent over 2hrs on phone being passed from one department to another to then be told my order was cancelled then told it was still live
    Agent asked me to unscrew faceplate at wall and try and connect inside,
    Never heard anything like this ever,
    Then told an engineer would call a few days later but he never showed up,
    When I called them they tell me he was at my door ! NO HE WASNT, then they tell me he called me ! NO HE DIDNT,
    Then then said he would call back following day which he did in his own car, no tools, told me he was off day before as he had to take dog to vet,
    Something told me he was at it,
    Told me the router was refurbished and faulty and I would have to call to arrange another router to be sent out,
    When I threatened to cancel they assured me I’d get router within 48hrs which I did,
    Again it didn’t work, closer inspection it was another refurbished one,
    Then after spending another hour on phone to cancel order I was threatened with a £300 cancellation charge,
    I’ve had no service from day 1 and very poor customer service,
    At that point I said I would be paying nothing and proceeded to cancel DD,

    This is undoubtedly the worst company I’ve delt with, I’d urge anyone reading this to not use this company as your stress levels will go through the roof,

    Worse two weeks of my life ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    matlock
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would not recommend shell energy broadband and phone to anyone , Had no problem at all with the Post Office. but when Shell took over they cut me off and sent a engineer out to check my router and said that I wanted a new one when in actual fact it still worked as I tried it before sending it back They told me that I could upgrade to superfast fibre and the contract would last 18 months at a cost of around £29 but every time I receive a a paper bill it has gone up and the last one that I got was £44 , I spent 1 hour 45 minutes on the phone just to hear music playing so I hung up after getting an head ache the day after I hung up after 30 minutes.I received a letter telling me that a charge of £2.25 for a paper bill it stated that the charge would be taken on the 11 of September if I did not contact them by the 30th of august I received the letter on the 11th of September.funny how when you need to contact Shell for joining it is dead easy to get in touch with them but try getting in touch with a problem and see what happens I am considering just cancelling my direct debit payments because it seems to me that the contract is not worth the paper its wrote on , I cannot even get through by using the computer they are a dreadful outfit .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leighton Buzzard
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I was put on Shell Energy after Postoffice gave up their broadband services. I've never had any issues
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Pontypridd
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Painfully slow at times. Not very reliable either. If I knew then what I know now I would probably give my business to another company. I do not get the promised speeds most of the time. They are cheap though.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Transferred from Post Office broadband. After being a customer for over 10 years.

    My review of Shelly Energy Broadband:
    Overall good value & service.

    Great internet speeds

    Customer service times, does need some improvements. I've found the best way to contact them is through the "live chat" on the website.

    Internet has gone down a couple times, however customer services are good at tying to find the issue.

    They are one of the only broadband providers that still don't require you to have a direct debit with them.
    So bills can be paid in person at the post office.
    Or through there website.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bradford
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Hadn’t even got to the installation stage! Booked onto Shell Energy Broadband after buying our tv through Curry’s & also needing broadband to move into our new house, we booked this on the 15th, they processed our order on the 16th/17th, we were blissfully unaware of the rest to unfold…we weren’t sent any communications so I called them, I was told there were delays with openreach (no actual given reason) but our go live date was still going ahead. Go live date was the 1st of September 2023 it got to this date & by this point, we had not received our router in the post or had any contact from Shell. I waited the 8am-8pm & still no sign of anything, after numerous calls & excuses, our router wasn’t even sent out, so I’m not sure they even had the intention of a go live date being kept. After having waited 3 and a half weeks altogether with the promise to go live, I’ve had to cancel, I’ve also used up all my phone data having to work from home, and now I’m waiting another 2 weeks for another service provider, thanks for nothing Shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    St. Neots
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    What a load of rubbish if I could I'd give them minus 5
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Southampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Far cheaper (initially) when I joined but I have been plagued by very slow broadband speeds (once recorded at 0.2Mbps) and signal drops. I'm now switching to Plusnet and Shell have cancelled my service one full day earlier than requested. Beyond dreadful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I should have checked the reviews before signing up to Shell! I've suffered from repeated outages sometimes up to four hours. I'm now considering leaving and cancelling my direct debit so that Shell can't try taking cancellation fees. I do not understand how they can levy such charges when they've failed to fulfil a contract.
    They'll probably try threatening me with loss of credit rating credibility but at the age of 83 that's hardly going to be of concern!
    Has anyone considered taking class action against Shell? There appears to be a huge amount of dissatisfied customers!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Derby
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Fast and reliable wifi when it finally was set up, but faced weeks and weeks of delays before this with poor communication and unkept promises from Shell. Moved house earlier this year and tried to stick with them but had similar issues where I was promised a 'go live' date that came and went with no wifi only to be told the order hadn't gone through. Waited a week to find out it was still no further and they could not give me a new date, so cut my losses and cancelled with them. No real apology from Shell and a constant sense that people I spoke to on the phone didn't really know what was going on and just wanted to give me a quick answer to get the call finished.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely a joke don't recommend!!
    The wifi was hardly working around my flat i wasn't able to get wifi in the bedroom. I decided to leave and they told me i would have to pay a fee even though my contract was ending with them theyve re-opened a new contract i left them thinking my contract was over as when i had my new wifi which was talk talk fibre alot easier and works perfectly fine around all my rooms they where also suppose to tell them i was leaving even ddo i did tell them i was leaving and now trying too charge me £122.00 even ddo I've left them for nearly a year now blydi ridiculous and if i dont pay there getting people to come out and collect it. I dont owe you any money ive sent the router back aswel to you total joke of a company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Worst company I have ever had to deal with, from the very start when we couldn’t get internet for the first 10 days. To now 3 months on when I’m being charged for call-outs I didn’t ask for. Just trying to get this sorted and call out charge taken off my bill has taken so much time. Live chat is awaful and call centre is not much better. Do not go with them you will regret it like me.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    I have been with shell energy for 3 years and can honestly say it is the worst company I have ever delt with. After 2 years they cancelled my contract without my knowledge. I then found out that this resulted from my neighbour accidently putting my flat number which resulted in them terminating my contract. After opening a new contract I experienced a variety of different problems such as my bills being higher than what the contract states and my internet was running significantly slower. The customer service here is apauling. With all these issues arising every couple of weeks I was constantly on the phone with customer service, every person I spoke with told me something different and I was constantly being told to speak with different departments as no one knows what they are doing. They reopened several contract for me with out my permission and when I wanted to leave the company due to all the hasses and no revolment of any of these issues, they then told me I had to pay for the full termination fee because it was a new contract. As stated above I did not agree to cancel or reopen my contract several times and i now should have been in my original contract for 9 months meaning I should only need to pay for the remaining 9 months ( it is a 18 month contract). But shell energy is insisting I pay for the full 18 month termination fee. I would highly suggest that everyone stays away from this company as they are only looking to scam and make more money
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Atherstone
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish.
    If you move to another room or sit outside your Internet connection is lost. Every time you switch your tv on it comes up no internet connection. This as to be the worst internet company on the market. Glad we are leaving soon.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    There are some dreadful reviews here but I can only say it as I’ve found. After a couple of weeks of drop outs (which didn’t effect my broadband only my printer), they sent me a new router which was fine, I happened to mention I had a weak signal in my garage and they sent me two Deco Mesh units free of charge… I get 57 meg all over the house including the garage, all for £23.99/month, so overall I’m happy, I’m on a two year contract, I don’t think I’ll be paying the £45/month after the initial two years, I’ll be shopping around to see what’s on offer!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Moved over from BT and “go live” date was missed and was without internet for 14 days. Open reach did not complete work in time for go live date but Shell kept in contact, raised issue and compensated £8 a day for the issue. Dealt with very well.
    Connection is excellent and being part of Open Reach network should mean same as other providers such as BT which I left. Currently getting faster more consistent connection than before.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    N/a
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Charging after multiple attempts to cancel is predatory. Not paying sort it out
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lowestoft
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    As a vulnerable disabled person who is very reliant on a reliable WiFi, Internet service I totally regret signing up with She'll Energy as it's extremely unreliable
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It is beyond absurd the way this company have treated me. After dialogue with this company about renewing my contract I was assured on multiple occasions that the new rate was in place however they continue to charge me at my old rate hence the multiple staff members I have spoken with simply did not do their jobs as they assured me it was changed yet it has not after multiple assurances. What kind of company employs staff who are simply not doing their jobs and lying to customers? I will now seek legal advice in relation to consumer rights as this company is simply not providing what we have agreed upon in the terms of our agreement. Truly shocking in this day and age that a company treats a customer like this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Belfast
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst Internet do not get tied into a contract with this company
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely crap! I was lured by a £95 amazon voucher. The speed is OKish but the router keeps disconnecting my devices and then has a fit itself. When I got the router out of the box I thought it was off wish.com, very cheap looking and apparently also in its operation. I am looking to move next year and am seriously thinking about 'buying" myself out of the contract early
  • Reviewer
    Location
    St Andrews
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worst broadband
    Worst customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Utterly awful. Pathetic router which just can’t hold a signal or broadcast to anywhere other than the room it’s in. Far too expensive for the speed you actually get and useless in terms of customer service. Avoid
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Buxton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Had no problems until i decided to switch, my broadband suddenly developed a fault and was constantly going on and off, no help whatsoever from customer support, I would advise against using shell energy broadband awful service and poor speeds waste of money cowboy outfit!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aspatria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    For me the issue with Shell Broadband is mainly their customer service. If will offer you no grace if you need to change contract and it will always be in their favour. They will charge you FOR EVERYTHING. Admin fees, routers, sending routers back. I consider them the easyjet of flying.

    We'll get you there but you have to pay for extra if you want to sit inside the plane :))
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London NW1 8UB
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Contracted Shell broadband over a month ago for offer of £26.99. Engineer booked for 9th August 2023,between 8 as m and 1pm,they did not turn up, on phoning them the lame excuse that it had been cancelled by them and apologising for not informing me. Utterly Useless!!!!! WASTE OF TIME!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    camberley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    shell broadband kept on cancelling my order , because of them i was without broadband for 1months +....existing broadnand provider disabled their services in order for shell to switch ...and shell cancelled my order on the switch day....dodgy ...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Dorset
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It is difficult to imagine a more lamentable customer service than this company provides. On line, it is not even possible to state your issues as all potential avenues of engagement utilise inappropriate auto responses.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chesterfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If I could give 0 stars I would. I'm currently managing a complaint for my 79 year old grandmother who accidentally cancelled her direct debit. We set it back up the same day and were assured there were no issues. We are now 7 weeks later. Multiple new contracts cancelled. Great stress for my grandmother. They've told her she needs a new landline and they'll get her old one back after only to be told this is not the case. A landline
    she's had for 50 years. Customer service is shocking and the staff incompetent and unable to follow the most basic of requests. I will never go to this company or recommend them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leamington Spa
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    Had the misfortune of being sold Shell Broadband by Currys. I really wish I had trusted my instinct and walked away from this. I do NOT recommend the service to anyone. It was installed on 7th August and by 8th August I have cancelled. I have had to pay an early termination fee which I see as deplorable. The customer service was atrocious from the moment I made calls on the day of install. Avoid at all costs. It cost me £300 to terminate early and although it is painful - it is the right decision. Don’t touch this with a barge pole!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Glasgow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Completely useless.
    Broadband continually drops out for minutes at a time during the day making watching Netflix or streaming a painful experience. When it is working the speed is ok.

    Have been without a working phone line since installation and the web chat and initial phone support are worse than useless.

    Current waiting for an Openreach engineer to visit but no idea when as the complaints department haven’t got round to telling me if one has actually been booked or not.

    The worst broadband service I’ve had in 15 years and 10 at this property. Bitterly regretting moving from my previous provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Total rubbish. Keeps falling out. Their"award winning router" can't hold a signal for 5 minutes without it disconnecting. DO NOT BUY

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