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
    Basingstoke
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    If I could give zero for customer service and overall experience I would - router did not arrive in time for installation, took 10 days several phone calls and even given fictitious tracking numbers - put on hold several time only to be cut off. I will be leaving as soon as I can. Would I recommend - no
  • Reviewer
    Location
    York
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Avoid buying this broadband at all cost. Should be banned from comparison sites. I have had the broadband for 3 days, haven’t got it working yet. Rang up to cancel for free in my “14 day cooling off period” to be told this actually ended 2 days ago, the day the line was taken over by Shell. Currently trying to charge me £110 to cancel a service I’ve had for 3 days that hasn’t worked once. Only saving grace has been a couple of people on the phone who have been willing to try to find a way a round this.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Halstead
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    What a awful service signed a 18th month contract with them for broadband and phone calls when the bill comes in its higher than original agreed phoned them up and got absolutely nowhere whats the point of agreeing a contract then the company does not abide to it if I could give them zero stars I would
  • Reviewer
    Location
    England
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Signed up for their superfast package, dreadfully slow speed. Dreadful customer service, still trying to RESOLVE SLOW speed issues. THERE ARE BETTER ISP's OUT THERE. and the downside is they don't care. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID and if you didn't get the hint AVOID.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sunderland
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I cant really find words to explain the horrendous experience of being with Shell. Suffice to say after being with them 6 months and having terrible problems viewing due to intermittent connection two horrible experience with customer services..I've had enough cancelled and will be billed £184 cancellation fee. The one star is a lie really as I would give them a minus if I could. They've caused me massive stress.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ruislip
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Great customer service, proactive team,great offer and reasonable.not many use it but definitely worth a try for the price they offer.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Doncaster
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They offer you 6 months free broadband as an existing energy customer, but it isnt free, they bill you for the first month at least out of your bank account, how on earth is that free? avoid these scammers
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lynton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Absolutely appalling service. They took over my Post Office account, without my knowledge, and stopped taking any money - then they land me with a HUGE bill. Sorted that in November and I set up a Direct Debit with them expecting them to take monthly...NOPE I contacted them after 3 months to ask why they had not taken it to find they now expected me to pay another HUGE bill, in my reckoning it should have been less than £60, 3 months at £18.99 but they tell me I owed over £370!!! So I ask for an explanation...nope they took it out of my account the same day...I am still waiting for an explanation and will be looking for an alternative provider....steer clear
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stockport
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I have been with Shell for just under 18 months, guaranteed price for 18 months, and 12 months in, they increased my bill by £2,. I told them they guaranteed no price rise until the end of my contract, and consequently have broken the terms, which makes it, in effect "void". They increased it, I cancelled the direct debit, and paid what I had signed up to. The debit mounted up, it affected my credit score as a "missed payment", but in fact it wasn`t. because I paid the £25.99 I signed up to. It took 3 months, and eventually someone understood my complaint, I were offered a "Goodwiil payment", I refused, and asked them to double it, to cover the cost of the increase, they kept me billing me for..They finally agreed, my contract expires in just over a month. I then recieve an e mail to say my cost is going up again, I told them again they are breaking the terms of what I signed up to, of no increase when the contract expires.I proved what they said from their e mails, they agreed to leave it at the price from October. I will now try and do a deal with them if they want me to stay, because they have in fact still increased my payment by £2 a month, that they guaranteed would not happen..
    The overall impression was complaints are not always understand or handled correctly, and they tried it on with price increases, challenge them and keep them to their word. Regarding the broadband itself, it has been flawless, reliable, and only occasionally dropping out in the middle of the night, I would highly recommend them for standard of broadband service, but when it comes to customer complaints..not good..if you have proof, and they fail, challenge them until they keep their promises. And to rub salt in the wounds, they were offering new customers, the SAME deal I have for £7 a month less...so much for loyalty, but that seems to be most providers are today..draw in new customers, with a good deal, and try to break contracts, and increase the cost to loyal customers..I am still looking to move, but not seen any positive comments from other providers, so may stay with Shell, as its better to know the devil you know, than the devil you don`t.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Devon
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    As with the majority of reviews, this company is simply the worst I have ever come across. Two weeks after signing up, my internet failed. After hours of being on the line and being passed from one person to another. Anyhow, after the most inept service I cancelled my direct debit and went to BT. AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COST.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wolverhampton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    elderly parents moved into new home, decided to keep the existing service, all fine on the day of new activation then suddenly the landline number changed and the broadband stopped working, after a 2 hour customer service phone call where I spoke to no less than 6 people from various departments I was told an engineer would be sent, never arrived on that day, called again and another ticket raised, I have lost all confidence in them resolving this, hopefully I can cancel in the cooling off period, it really shouldn't be this hard.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    I am a former home phone customer but when I left Shell they claimed I needed to send back a router, or pay a £35 penalty. I have never been given any equipment by Shell. On receipt of a letter demanding return of the Shell router alleged to be in my possession in November 2022 I phoned Shell to point this out. They promised a note would be placed on my file to stop demands for payment. Out of the blue today (24 Feb 2023) I received a text demanding payment of £35 today to avoid a negative credit reference file. To add insult to injury the payment link in the text was broken. I have been in contact with Shell today and unfortunately the payment demand will take 3 days to cancel and they cannot tell me whether my credit reference will be impacted. This is now causing me considerable anxiety as well as already taken me a lot of time to sort out (the usual our lines are busy fiasco). I would recommended that people steer well clear of Shell Energy Broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Westcliff - on - sea
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful service !, passed from person to person , sent out wrong wires so my wifi can not be set up. Its been 6 weeks without wifi and waiting for them to set it up. There technician didnt even turn up to fix the issue so i took a day of work and sat at home on my own all day without wifi. And iv spent £100 on extra data. THEY Refuse to cancel my contract unless i Pay a fee. Absolutely discusting service. They shouldnt bother, messing around with peoples livily hoods. DISCUSTINGGG
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lutterworth, Leics
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    1 week after placing my order for broadband I receive a phone call to say they cannot guarantee my broadband will be switched over on the same day. They told me it was my fault for giving notice to my current provider, something Shell Energy told me to do!!! Not happy as my current supply is being cut off and I have no new provider!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kingston upon Thames
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Stay clear! I moved over from Virgin Media and had absolute terrible broadband speed from the get go. It was an absolute nightmare to get in touch with support.
    First I tried the phone, just to wait ages in a holding loop to then having the line suddenly interrupted when I was finally talking with someone.
    Then I tried email and nobody answered for a week. And even then it was a very slow back and forth with them not taking it serious.
    Finally reached someone on the phone, just to be told it must be the WiFi router and I should reset it and connect it to another outlet. And after I've done that, I had to wait again for hours to talk to someone.
    I then tried to cancel as it was an absolute nightmare, and they just outright rejected it.
    Months later after the communications ombudsman, finally someone came out and fixed it. Speed is now perfect, but too late, because I had to extend Virgin Media as the Shell line wasn't working.

    I now have two connections. Never ever again!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wolverhampton WV12
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Refuse to honour the 30 day cancellation policy, despite a looming price hike. Followed through with the complaint and they insist on charging the full amount of my remaining contract if I cancel £170 for 9 months. I will never entertain signing up with Shell Energy again
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company are without question the worst company I have EVER had the misfortune to have any dealings with. Shell Energy and broadband are nothing more than a bunch of cowboy liars...!

    Do yourselves a favour and DO NOT have anything to do with this bunch of greedy, careless, Liars... Stay well away..
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Alfreton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful service if I could give minus stars I would, 3 months of misery tried to cancel contract they want £250 ,How dare they,They are not supplying me a service ,I so wish I had read the reviews from other people,PLEASE DO NOT USE SHELL BROADBAND
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Alfreton
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful service if I could give minus stars I would, 3 months of misery tried to cancel contract they want £250 ,How dare they,They are not supplying me a service ,I so wish I had read the reviews from other people,PLEASE DO NOT USE SHELL BROADBAND
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leeds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolute joke of a company message you 5 days before installing to say they cancelled order after waiting 2week STAY CLEAR
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Blackpool
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely disgraceful service that pass you round in circles with no solution.

    The product doesn't work relaibly and the router drops the WiFi completely in the next room.

    I'm thinking of buying out of the contract its that bad.

    Avoid this company and product at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    County Antrim
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely appalling service.

    Inept customer service that pass you round in circles.

    A product that doesn't work relaibly and a router that drops the WiFi completely in the next room.

    Avoid this company and product at all costs.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ramsgate Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Since Shell took over from The Post Office I've had no problems at all. Good speed and reliable broadband
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Today I was on the phone to such an amazing lady who really wanted to help me and was so kind . I don’t think much of Shell as a broadband company but I do however think it’s extremely important to give credit to customer services in particular one named Katie from the retention department. What a star so pleasant so kind patient understanding and has helped me resolve my problems. She’s been the best person from this company and I’d like to thank the manager to for accepting my issues kindly too . Thankyou ever so much Katie I really cannot thank you enough .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I am absolutely dissatisfied with how poor Shell broadband is. I am having issues trying to get them to close my account because I refuse to be with them for a second longer. I signed up with them which was the biggest mistake I made and now they’re trying to see if I can get out my contract or what the fees will be. This is an absolute disgrace considering I’ve had a very poor broadband that went on and off constantly I was forever having to turn the router off non-stop issues had to get an engineer out to tell me there was nothing wrong with my line which was a lie that Shell broadband told me over the phone and then to make things worse when I asked them to close it this is now the third time they’ve still not closed my account. I moved on to another provider.I am refusing to pay for a service I didn’t receive and this company should be avoided at all cost . If they continue to expect me to pay for leaving early I shall take it further
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Middlesbrough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Horrible experience!!!definitely would not recommend them and I wish I read the reviews before I join them
    The broadband speed is not the best but the real nightmare is trying to contact the customer services
    Awful and horrible experience
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wick
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely appauling service
    Many times loss of broadband.
    Had a phone call just to say,we dont pay for loss,just to rub it in my face.
    DREADFUL
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wf9
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Really poor there is on two ppl in my home so not a lot of devices connected and we both constantly have to reconnect due to loss of connection plz choose REALLY wisely with these providers ?was with Vodafone n now its no contest shell is dire likewise really dire ? N we r locked in ? Now I no y were locked in ?
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Maidstone,Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      3 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    OK when everything is ticking along. Disastrous at sorting out problems--particularly bills!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Suffolk
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely awful I have been stuck with shell since July. It is by far the worst internet I have had ever! The download speeds are super slow and the Wi-Fi constantly cuts out - driving everyone on the house nuts. I’ve contacted them so many times and even bought a signal repeater nothing helps just stay away from shell broadband.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Ainsdale
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    We had Shell broadband fitted on the 13 January 2023 it hasn't worked since the day it went in. If we are lucky we might get 20 minutes a day before it drops out we gave had to telephone calls who could not fix it an engineer called out it worked for 4 hours then dropped out we called another engineer who was booked for the second time to call on the Wednesday but he never turned up phoned Shell who told me they forgot to book the engineer he booked again for Monday. The company will not let me cancel for 30 days or I have to pay £300 to cancel. So 21 days into thus contract we get approximately 20 minutes service. I am now taking legal action against thus absolutely dreadful company. Whatever you do don't take out out a contract out with this diabolical company you will be sorry
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was with the post office, then she'll toothpaste over, now extremely slow, rarely able to use laptop, can use mobile which is better than it was this was due having a replacement rooter, buti gave up hoping for better, also they changed my number when they gave me new rooter, now I find I'm ex directory, no one can now find my number as they no longer add the number to the directory, not a service they offer according to customer service I rang today, can't wait until my contract is up, they are appalling.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    neath
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    the way you handle the relatives of deceased loved ones when sending a final bill, you make the bill look like people owe you money, you even put on a pay by date, lucky i noticed after paying your company, that you owed the money to myself and not the other way around, i had to phone to complain, how many people have fallen for your little tricks on making people think you owe the money, like myself, clearly out to swindle greaving, the vulnerable and the elderly , you must be making millions out of the most vulnerable people, shame on you
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Moray
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Awful awful customer service and product. Worst company I’ve ever dealt with in my life. Totally incompetent. AVOID like the plague.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sheffield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I would never usually bother to leave a bad review but feel the need to share about avoiding Shell!
    Unfortunately the only positive thing to say about Shell is that the internet is ok (if it works) but the customer service (if you manage to get through before being on hold for an hour) is terrible. I’ve been lied to about my rights, had issues with resolving any internet problems (seems to take a while to resolve anything, even when the internet doesn’t work at all). The router they send is terrible and randomly died but Shell didn’t take responsibility and charged me for an engineer visit (which they later refunded after multiple calls disputing). I’ve had issues with connection and speed. Whether it’s zero internet or bad connection and poor speed.
    Even when leaving them recently as near the end of my contract, they caught me in a trap of believing what they said that when I would move provider, that the new provider would take over their line - without actually saying that I need to ask the new provider for an “in-line takeover”. They then said that I hadn’t cancelled my contract when I had initially called (with plenty of notice) and offered me to stay with them. Now that I’m my last few weeks of the contract, I currently have no internet.
    If you want bad customer service and multiple internet issues to make your life more difficult and stressful, go with Shell. Otherwise, I’d advise staying clear!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Please avoid. Broadband was pretty expensive but went with it because of the high speeds promised. Speeds were good when stable but regularly experienced drop outs and generally unreliable. Customer service really disinterested and bored which made me think they probably get a lock of flack for the poor service generally. Definitley wouldn't go back to them again.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shanklin
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Agreed £17
    Bill raised to £27.+
    Impossible to call or discuss when finally get through speaking to different people. Their internet not working so can't help
    We are both elderly and disabled and only need internet for forced online stuff we don't want to do!
    Stress stress stress ! Theft of our money !
    We are entitled to social tariff and it keeps being ignored
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible - random drop-outs, horrible speed, and I live alone, so maximum 1-2 devices using Wifi at any time. Their response: "Wifi isn't guaranteed, we'll send you a network cable" - how does that help for smartphones and tablets? Can't wait to leave. Worst internet I've had in years. AVOID
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse experience ever
    Many website has been filtered to access
    Low speed
    Please if someone know how can I complain to other organization to cancel my contract with this unprofessional company let me know.
    They ignore any complain.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Notts
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Connected to broadband on 16.1.2022. By 05.01.2023 I was having problems with it dropping out. BT Openreach came out and nothing wrong with the line coming into the house. Shell have tested my line everytime I phone them, they have split the router to 2.4 & 5Ghz. Still kept dropping out. Then advised that nothing else could be done.When I said I wanted to cancel they said they would charge the early cancellation fee (nearly £300) because I had used their service. Apparently 8 devices connected to it (3 lamps, laptop, Alexa and phone. Another phone and a Firestick were not on the property at the time of my conversation). Just read that typically 255 devices can be connected to a router via wifi.

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