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
    1.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    1.7 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars

Based on 545 customer ratings since 2021-05-24 (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.

789 Customer Reviews over 20 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lancashire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Been on phone for 2 hours waiting for an operator. Don't think customer services for Shell broadband actually exists. If they are having an high volume of calls then they are having a high volume of problems. They have not contacted me in any way about broadband cost or any contract I have to adhere to for which I have not agreed to yet. Terrible service in comparison to Post office
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Got moved from P.O to Shell. They took over a week to respond to an email with a cut and paste response not answering any of my questions.Stay clear , don't use and I'll be switching if I ever get through to "customer service".
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband is down since last Friday and nobody really cares about it. Shell energy customer service is a nightmare. Really difficult to contact them and they are not providing any really help. Avoid them. I have to wait for 6 more months until the current contract expires.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Wales
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Need an option for zero stars here. I am trying to deal with a query about my account after it was transferred from Post Office Telephones to Shell Energy. The best description of their customer service is that it is non existent.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Slough
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    My problems started when my internet connection went down, trying to contact the company was a nightmare, after 4 phone calls and finally waiting 1 hour 10 minutes I got through, total of over 2 hours waiting on the phone ! Only good point to report is that an engineer arrived the next day to fix the problem, another bad point is then when moving house I am told I must take out a new 18 months contract, definitely will change when my present contact expires.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Denyer
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I was told at the point of renewal after 1 year that if I did not move provider within 24 hours I would automatically default onto another years contact. The shell representative said it didn’t work like mobile phone contracts, where you defaulted onto a month by month rate. They said it’s in the T+C’s which it wasn’t. When I asked for her name she accused me of abusing her and hung up. 8 weeks later and I’m told on a Sunday lunchtime the matter has been resolved internally but no details enclosed and the matter is closed.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Shocking customer service ,they put me on hold over an hour,they did this twice .I wanted to end my contract .they never messaged me back or callback .when I did get through on the phone eventually they lied and said they would send me an email to confirm my cancellation, ive never received this email.then they sent me a letter confirming cancellation. That was two weeks ago.yesterday I got two more letters off shell energy ,one stating my broadband contract had ended ,the second letter stated my direct debit was just set up ? I checked with my bank ,and after I cancelled my direct debits with shell,they took the liberty to set up a new direct debit, shocking treatment.the bank have had this happen before off this company ,we were with the post office before they sold to shell.I would avoid this company like the plague .absolutely shocking shambles .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Barnsley
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Broadband has been down since last Friday. Everyone i have spoken to has been pleasant and seem like they are trying to help but so far have not resolved the issue. After spending hours on the phone and a week without wifi i have asked for a goodwill gesture of a discount from my next bill and they have said no.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Llandudno
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful service,I have had no network connection for almost two weeks. Endless hanging on for technical department. No replies to emails sent.
    Promised call back within 24 hours, nothing.
    Had no choice but to change provider even though I’m still in contract.
    Of course I’ve had an automated response from Shell charging me for leaving.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    NORTHAMPTON
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't do it. They give you a 14 day opt-out option - what they don't tell you is that that expires before the service gets activated!! So, if it's god awful once live - they reply with 'there will be a cancellation fee'!!!
    Even the CS agent knew it was a scam, 'most people just scream at me about it' he said!!! 30 mins to get through to tech support, tried to blame my devices first (of course) then had to fix it.
    Avoid. Use pigeons instead.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Tunbridge Wells
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible customer service - I've been on hold for 45 mins yesterday and another 30mins today, so far...
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bristol
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible experience of customer service when Shell repeatedly messed up an already clumsy transfer across of former post office broadband customers. Emails and complaints unanswered, many hours on phone to different call centre staff, each contradicting the other! Avoid.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cumbria
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The router (allegedly new) uses old security and on all Apple devices says “weak security”. Over an hour to customer services, complete joke. Never had this with sky!! They assured me it’s secure but I don’t believe them. Certainly won’t renew after contract runs out. This is day 1 and totally unsatisfied with no resolution from shell.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    I was changed from the post office and received a bill from shell I did not recognise.have emailed the times with no reply.this looks like the worst public relations I have seen.keep clear.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Witham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I was originally with Post office broadband which was happy for number of years. Then last year post sold all broadband telephone to shell energy i did not want to go over to them. Only been with shell months and had numerous problem with speed prices was originally paying 27.00 pounds. Telephoned them today asking when getting bill been told will get a bill in march will have two months plus want charge 37.00 pounds instead of old agreed price was paying do not go shell energy they are worst company if like holding phone for 50 minutes then go to them only another 7 months of my contract left then i will cancelling go back to proper company not shell energy.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Enfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    An absolute shambles of a service. Whilst my speed is pretty good when it’s actually working, the reliability is poor at best. My service drops out at least 5 times a day (on a good day). I may have got a great deal but this has been entirely negated by the shocking service. Can’t wait till I’m able to cancel!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Jakube
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    THE WORST ISP EVER.

    The service tests quite well on a speed checker, but in the real world, it is sluggish and unresponsive and can take 10 to 20 seconds to load or refresh a web page. I always use a wire connection, but if I connect to my upstairs neighbour by wifi, on the same laptop, the service is much better. Every six months or so, the service begins to falter and has to be rebooted - sometimes three times a day. Typically, the correct lights are illuminated, but there is no connection to the internet.

    When I manage to get through to Shell, they go through the same questions and checks that they previously did and the service becomes useable again - for a while. This time, they said they needed to send an engineer around, but that they would charge me for their time, if they couldn't find a fault, I wasn't able to be at home, or in some undefined way the engineer decided that I was responsible for the problem. What did I do? I left.

    THE WORST ISP EVER.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sothend on Sea
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely dismal appalling customer service
    Once you have signed up and they have you on a contract They dont give a **** anymore Thats if you can get hold of them in the first place without incurring a huge phone bill STEER CLEAR AND LOOK ELSEWHERE
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Chepstow
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    It's terrible. Yes I was with PO for price. But it worked. Never had a problem. Now no Netflix. Even quiet times of day, no internet. How can this be, same lines
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Initially the speed and reliability were as expected but after three months both dropped dramatically. On occasions the speed was below 1Mb. It is almost impossible to contact Shell Customer Service, unless you want to wait hours on the telephone or on their Chat service. It took 3 months for them to resolve the issue (problem with Openreach apparently) during which time I had to continue paying the full monthly fee on the promise of reparation on resolution. I have now been waiting two months for my "Goodwill gesture" whilst they try and charge me for engineer visits that never happened. After all of this, they insist that I pay my bill and await a refund or I will incur late payment charges. I have decided to end my contract early but now they want me to pay an early exit fee. DO NOT TOUCH THIS COMPANY!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Clee Hill
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    They don’t answer the phone, if you email them ,they don’t deal with your complaint just fob you off.My broadband bill jumped from £40 to £67 and I can’t get an explanation why , the broadband speed is rubbish and keeps dropping off.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sussex
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    If i could give shell no stars i would. I am helping my daughter with a complaint and we have been cut off multiple times and all i can say about their customer service is it is appalling and terrible and that is being kind
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cambridge
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Internet connection keeps dropping out and failing to re-connect, happens on my laptop and my phone but not at the same time, have to shut down and re-start to get internet again. Had acall backfrom them asking for photos of the router back and front as well as myphone socket. Vague mutterings about 5G, took readings of connection speed for them over a period of three days and submitted them but they have never phoned back despite chasing twice by email. Hopeless technical and customer service, I will be changing to another provider as soon as the contract period ends.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely terrible service,internet connection is off or drifting all the time,not fit for purpose,avoid this company like the plague,cannot wait for the contract to end,no such thing as customer service from them.shameful treatment to their customers and crap internet provision give them a wide berth.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    U.k
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The broadband speed so slow it STOP working after few days then u have to call them again and again
    Which take so long to pick up calls ,u have to call them every week that broadband STOP working. BAD BAD BAD services.I wana cancel my contract but thay charge lot of cancellation fee,Please don't buy their broadband ever.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Froncysyllte
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Unable to get WiFi coverage unless seated next to the router.
    Internet is dropping on a daily basis and so without access at all.
    Attached TP Links to improve coverage and they worked to start with but now they are unable to obtain IP address and it is impossible to get online using them now. The tv's in the house all rely on the internet but cannot connect either.
    Customer service is just one long hold for call to be answered and then you have to queue again to get through to the tech dept. Tried online chat but gave up as the advisor was trying to assist multiple customers at once.
    Dead loss on all fronts. I'm going to pay the penalty for leaving my contract and move to another provider.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Hayle
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I'll keep it short..looks like I'm going to take out a claim on MCOL. Wish I had seen the reviews before sighning up. A David and Goliath confrontation, wish me luck.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    LEEDS
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Please avoid if you eventually get through to them on your mobile which can be over half an hour its at your cost for a multi million pond profit company very very poor if I could get out of my 18 month contract I would be be like an a Olympic sprinter of the starting blocks
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wisbeach
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    There is no such thing as “customer service” with SHELL Broadband and phone.
    No one should be left holding a phone for over an hour whilst trying to contact this lot and being subjected to constant repeated adverts about how easy it is to upgrade etc, plus that awful, monotonous “twanging” sound that passes for music!
    My phone line had ceased to work and I don’t have a mobile as I hate the things.
    I asked my nephew to call and he waited 49 minutes to get through.
    That is disgusting!
    I have about 5 months left of this cursed contract and then I will be gone as fast as I can!
    Stay well away from SHELL, they are rubbish!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    barking
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    took an hour going from one dept to another trying to find out when i was getting a bill as had been transfered from the post office,

    got to speak to someone told it was going to be the 26th yet taking money on 18th cancelled dd ,but know i find out that it was not that date but a different date.

    they can not even give you correct imformation as soon as contract ends i will be leaving

    nothing like this when with post office
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Absolutely disgusted with the company’s policy, the way they treat their customers and the
    Custumer service staff. They charge you £35 for not returning the modem, without notifying the customer nor any warning. Nor does it state in the contract (pre October 2021) the amount it will charge. The contract only states “you may be charged” without specific amount, as such it is an abuse of power to charge customers without warning. The woman answered the phone was as cold as a dead body, with no emotion or empathy whatsoever. You’d get more reaction from a dog.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Awful customer service, expect to wait atleast 45 minutes if you need to call them, take days to reply to emails. Avoid! not worth the hassel for the little bit you save.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Cornwall
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Visiting a relative in Cornwall, what a horrible service She’ll broadband are offering. Broadband appears to be been down for several hours. Can you contact Shell, can you flip. No online service indicator, online chat is a muppet bot. Phone impossible to get answered.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Fife
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I have to say that compared to my previous provider, Sky, Shell has been excellent. O live in an area where broadband is slow at the best of times, but She'll has never cut off, customer service has been prompt and friendly. And the price is fantastic. Thankyou Shell
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Stamford Lincs
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    It took me 45 minutes to get through to customer service to talk about renewing my contract.
    I am not in a position to change to another company, otherwise i would have galloped away!
    Even though I said at the beginning that I wanted to renew, it still took their "service" department that length of time to answer my call (at 7pm when I would have expected fewer people in the queue) and that incessant, dreary music plus the constant repeating of how wonderful they are, was driving me nuts!
    If I could have gone elsewhere, I would have, believe me.
    This is a rubbish company and if you have any sense you will go elsewhere!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Beds
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Shell is awful we can’t watch anything, only one device smart TV switched to them lured by the price. They don’t call you back then they email you saying your complaint has been closed as we haven’t responded. Please do not join up with them they offered a good price because they also supply our electricity. Once both contracts have finished will never use again will not even get petrol from a shell garage I would rather walk.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    EXETER
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst company I have ever come across. Been trying for days to get hold of customer services and you cannot get through. Cannot use my mobile phone as it keeps loosing the Internet and if I watch things on my computer it slows down. Cannot cancel because if you want too, you have to speak to customer services and you cannot get through.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Uppingham
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Absolutely rubbish l have been trying to contact them for over 3 hours today can’t speak to anyone not sure what to do
  • Reviewer
    Location
    sutton in ashfield
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Comments
    Very poor only been with them month poor customer service
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torbay
    Reviewing
    Shell Energy
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Worse ever supplier been with a few but she’ll is diabolical always slow some nights not getting any Wi-Fi customer service saying we have to much on internet but like I said it’s not all on at same time with others it’s sometimes slow but with shell well I can’t wait for contract to end never ever again will we have shell and can’t get printer to work on shell where it worked on all the others we had

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