SSE Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for SSE.

Recent Customer Ratings for SSE

  • Satisfaction
    2.9 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.1 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 421 customer ratings since 2019-05-29 (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.

382 Customer Reviews for SSE

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Avoid them at all costs, below average broadband with no customer support.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh SSE  
It states on the router box "Welcome to frustration-free broadband from sse". Whoever wrote that and gave it the OK were a pair of comedic geniuses. Still waiting for it to go live, been told we have to wait for bt and they have no idea when it will be switched on. Ultra fast broadband just came to a sudden stop.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Norfolk SSE  
Properly awful. I've been in touch any number of times with the customer services and simply not interested in improving the service. Constantly bleating about how many devices are registered on the router.

Yes, we do have a reasonable number of devices 9 but clearly not all being used at the same time!

Can't wait until the contract finishes then back to Vodafone!
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wantage SSE  
Absolute rubbish! Gutted I opened an account with them, internet is shockingly slow, only works in some rooms not all through the house. Not had any internet for 5 days now tried everyday for hours and hours get through to someone and end up getting passed round all these different people who can't help. IT'S AN ABSOLUTE JOKE!!!! The fact that there wasn't one person out of the 5 people I spoke to that could help. On hold for hours also. Customer service is shocking, well I don't think there even is one tbh! SSE you're a joke!!
Caerphilly SSE  
We have had no internet service from SSE since 14 February 2020. Despite multiple calls, SSE has been unable to fix the fault.
They have said that SSE appointed Vodafone as their new phone and broadband provider in September, and all customers underwent a migration from BT/TalkTalk to Vodafone in recent weeks. The migration failed for the TalkTalk service. We were first told we were the only customers affected, then informed there were 40 customers in this situation. The latest we have been told is that about 2,000 customers are affected. We understand that SSE have a review meeting on 24 February to find a way out of this. Has anyone else got further information or been told differently?
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Midlothian SSE  
In the two properties I've been with SSE, the first time it took 10 weeks to get connected. In the second property it's now been 3 months since my go live date and still no internet.
The internet was pretty standard while I had it, not good or bad.
If you can ever get through to the customer service team, they are pleasant, but ultimately pass the blame off of themselves. Would happily pay a few £ more than be waiting over 3 months for internet. No compensation offered.
  • Speed
    3 stars
Scotland SSE  
My SSE Internet went off late one evening almost two weeks ago. The status light on the router was a constant red and the Internet light was flashing red. I telephoneed SSE early the next morning. I was asked to carry out various tests on the router (including a pin reset), which I did but it made no difference. I rang SSE each day for a week (after waiting up to 30+ minutes to connect with an agent, I was again asked to carry out various tests from my home. Additional tests were carried out by SSE agents. Eventually it was decided I needed a new router. This was sent one whole week after my Internet stopped. I connected and set up the new router, following the instructions to the letter. The instructions said if this doesn't resolve the matter, phone the SSE helpline, which I did. After more discussions with SSE agents it was decided I needed an Openreach engineer visit to check the lines. SSE then told me that Openreach needed the MAC code of my new router, which I gave them. I later got a call back from SSE saying Openreach claim their lines are working but the router is "stuck" in "config" mode. I don't really know what this means so I asked to speak to an SSE manager. The manager said he would talk direct with the Openreach technical people to see what was going on. The manager later called me back and said the problem was due to SSE rolling out a change or migration from its current suppliers to Vodafone causing the routers to malfunction. He said technical teams were working on fixing this problem. When asked he didn't know how long this would take. Reluctantly I said I would stay with SSE for a few more weeks, because I was told changing suppliers would take 17 to 19 days anyway and he thought the problem may be solved by then.
If this is a National rollout by SSE, had anyone else experienced this problem? My 18 months contract with SSE is only about 9 months in. I am still paying SSE for a service which I am not receiving.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Thirsk SSE  
Terrible. NO STARS. I applied for 'fix & fibre' on October 24th 2019 when I completed purchase of a new flat. I was advised it would be 2 weeks as no phone line.
After many calls, emails, FB messages to customer services over the next few weeks and constant requests from them to supply postcode and 'we'll get back to you in 5 days' which they never did, I finally, early December, got a reply from a customer service agent.
I dealt with a very helpful agent who informed me that for some reason my order had been repeatedly cancelled. She tried to reinstate it but it got cancelled again.
To cut a long story short, I told her not to bother anymore and went elsewhere. She promised me £30 compensation to close the case.
By early February, this had not turned up. I emailed her twice but no answer so either she has left the company or it's now well outside her ability to do anything.
I have submitted a formal complaint. The response was 'we'll get back to you in 5 days'.
Still no reply 2 weeks later and still no compensation.
Meanwhile, they have garbaged my address to a different place up the road and it is only thanks to the postie that a couple of things - including a router sent AFTER I cancelled everything with them turned up. I don't know whether the compensation went to this garbled address and got snaffled by whoever lives there or whether it has never been sent.
I do not understand why they have the correct address for the electricity supply (about which I have no problems - yet) but a garbaged address for the broadband element.
Let me be clear, I do NOT WANT their broadband now having had so many problems, and am very happy with my new provider.
South Wales SSE  
After a complaint to sse for 9mps I was getting on ultra fast broadband of 63mps I sighned up for this is a bit of the managers response,SSE don’t sell on speed, we sell on package and there is some information around the parameters of that on the website. WIFI is also not included in our terms and conditions as a guarantee. That being said even if I wanted to investigate the speed fault now for you I can’t as from midnight tonight we won’t be your supplier.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Nantyglo SSE  
Most people come here and react in a negative manner, Most of their issues are down to user error.

SSE has been great these last few months, Speed hasn't dropped from what was promised, I can also double my fibre speeds to 76mbps for an extra 3 quid.
  • Satisfaction
    4 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Llanharan SSE  

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