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‘Get a grip’ Shell told, as it racks up the most broadband complaints (again)

THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘Get a grip’ Shell told, as it racks up the most broadband complaints (again)

Extracts from an article by Ellie McDonald published on Sunday 29 Jan 2023 (Page 15)

Shell Energy has been told to “get a grip” after a surge in broadband and landline complaints.

The telecoms regulator Ofcom also said it was monitoring the firm’s performance because its complaints volume remains far higher than its rivals.

Shell Energy, which started providing broadband in 2016, had 27 complaints per 100,000 broadband customers between July and September 2022 and 20 complaints per 100,000 landline customers. It was also the worst in the previous three months, when it received 31 and 23 complaints per 100,000 customers respectively.

Shell Energy Broadband said: “Ofcom’s table reflects our position up to six months ago. Since then we have invested heavily and made big strides in our processes.

We’re confident that these will be reflected when Ofcom releases its results for the current period.” read more

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Rude and unapologetic staff at Shell Energy Broadband

“Takes hours and hours to get through to rude and unapologetic staff. Promises to solve the problem are false. Staff have no idea what’s going on.”

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer John: Location Leicester: Date 2022-12-12

Comments

No problems when with the Post Office but now continual problems with Shell broadband speed and its continuity. I’m supposed to receive a speed between 35 Mbs and 45 Mbs. I get as low as 11 Mbs. I complain for which one has to wait around 30 mins for someone to answer the phone. I’m told that I must give 3 possible days when an engineer needs to visit but be prepared to be charged if I’m not at home but for which there is no reciprocal arrangement if the engineer doesn’t turn up, which has happened to me. In fact the problem can be solved without an engineer’s visit and this can be undertaken remotely. Then my speed is restored to around 36 Mbs (min for me should be 35) after which it is slowly decreased until I have to complain again. It seems like I’m being robbed of the service I pay for. As it can be quickly reset I believe that it is my ISP who is throttling my speed. Broken contract – new provider here I come. read more

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Poor broadband, poor customer service

17 Dec 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Trying to cancel my order of broadband…

Trying to cancel my order of broadband in my new place after months of having no Internet in my old place from them. I am calling in my cool off period and they hang up everytime I try to answer the phone or worse still after waiting on hold for 30+ minutes on hold after hearing I want to cancel my order. Terrible company. Terrible customer service. Avoid avoid avoid

Poor broadband, poor customer service

£18.99 for guaranteed 10Mb broadband, actual broadband speed maxes out at 5Mb, is usually 2Mb, lots of deals for new customers, disinterested customer support aren’t interested in fixing their broken infrastructure or offering the same deals to existing customers, so I’m off to plusnet, slightly cheaper and guaranteed 19.7Mb….. read more

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Terrible service, slow speed, constant breakdown from Shell Broadband

Terrible service, slow speed, constant breakdown in email account!

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer Richard: Location Caxton: Date 2022-11-19

Comments

Terrible service, slow speed, constant breakdown in email account!

Reviewer John: Location Nottingham: Date 2022-11-20

Comments

Was a post office customer thrown to this incompetent company I have never had a worse experience with a company start to finish no one knows what there doing, cannot answer a simple question when asked maybe other are lucky I had sleepless nights, rang four times one day four different answers to same question read more

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AVOID Shell Energy at all costs not just monetary but for your sanity!!!!

AVOID at all costs not just monetary but for your sanity!!!!

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer Alan: Location Doncaster: Date 2022-11-18

Comments

New contract for my 90 year old mother who has dementia and severe memory issues. Broadband was installed for the sole purpose of setting up internal monitoring in her flat so family members could ensure she was safe and well. Decided on a Shell package with home phone and broadband as listed on the MSE website back in August 22. This has honestly been my worst decision ever and would strongly advise anyone NOT to go with Shell, especially as their “customer service” is absolutely diabolical. Ironically my problem lies with the phone line as the broadband has(so far) been working satisfactorily. From the point of activation the phone line ceased to operate. Outgoing calls cut out after entering 3 digits, incoming calls didn’t ring on the handset. There then followed 3 months of infuriating and lengthy holds to Shell customer services plus a multitude of complaint emails with various agents suggesting frankly ridiculous solutions. All that was needed was to get an engineer out to the exchange/green cabinet and check the wiring. Two booked engineer visits went by with no one turning up. When I complained after the last no-show the agent decided to book a further appointment and classify my mother as a “vulnerable” customer. This engineer actually turned up, called me from the now working land line and advised that the wiring in the cabinet was not connected to my mother’s landline. This 5 minute fix took three months to happen. Case closed but no apology or credit for lack of landline. However, have now received bill for two engineer call outs at £60 each, one of which was a no-show. Don’t think we’ll be paying these as problem was outside the home. Shell, stay well clear. read more

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Awful customer service and broadband doesn’t work!

19 Nov 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Awful customer service and broadband doesn’t work!

Broadband does not work intermittently.
30 minutes on hold every time I call them to resolve the issue, 30 minutes troubleshooting.
Then I get off the phone and it breaks again.
Customer service is awful, they treat you like an idiot and I cannot find anyone to help. This is a disgrace.

Huge mistake switching broadband to Shell

It appears Shell either has extremely poor or no customer service at all. Recently signed up for broadband which drops out twice daily.
After 1 day I’m still waiting for the call back I was promised and the email I sent has not been replied to.
I never had these problems with EE and will be going back to them asap. I will also be taking my gas and electric to a company that I can trust. Please get in touch Shell as I’d like to say my goodbyes. read more

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Shell Energy customer service is rubbish, broadband slow and always dropping out

“customer service is rubbish. broadband slow and always dropping out, cant watch a full movie. waste of time calling then. they are insulting.”

14 Nov 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

customer service is rubbish

customer service is rubbish. broadband slow and always dropping out, cant watch a full movie. waste of time calling then. they are insulting. you pay the bill on time and still get threaening letters saying the will cut you off for NOT paying the bill. no respect they call you by your first name.on bills. dont encourage them steer clear of them. read more

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Shell Broadband Terrible Service for just about everything!

Shell Broadband Terrible Service for just about everything!

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer Julian M: Location lanarkshire: Date 2022-10-27

Comments

Lost my phone line last Saturday, broadband had also been very unstable prior to that. Called up and wa given option of callback. They returned the call a couple of hours later but hung up as soon as I answered. Sent them an email, and have been emailing every day since with zero response.

Reviewer Gary W: Location St. Helens: Date 2022-10-26 read more

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Avoid at all costs. What a disgrace of a company…

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer Sophie Laurena: Location Wales: Date 2022-10-10

Comments

Avoid at all costs. What a disgrace of a company, we were sold this wifi as part of a deal when buying appliances from Currys. The cheapest in our post-code apparently, and feeling pressured on the spot that this was the fastest wifi in our area we stupidly agreed to shells wifi. 3 times in 7 weeks we have had to have an engineer out to “sort” the same reoccurring issue. Wifi works fine for a few days and then gets cut off down to nothing, takes over and hour to speak to somebody from customer service just to be told that you need to restart the router..lol. Very unprofessional to also be told “can you not ask a neighbor to use their wifi?” Because i work from home. First of all we pay to have our own working wifi and secondly who in the right mind even says that to a customer who should be getting what they pay for!! Awaiting for complaints team to get in touch so I can cancel and start with a better much more professional provider where i hopefully wont have to worry about my wifi being cut off an hour before i have to deliver a presentation! If i could rate them 0 stars i would. read more

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“Shell energy is the worst company I have ever dealt with! Have nothing to do with them… ever!”

“Shell energy is the worst company I have ever dealt with! Have nothing to do with them… ever!”

Shell Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer paul: Location midlands: Date 2022-10-07

Comments

Absolutely awful. Completely messed up our switchover to them, leaving us with no internet for several days now. Spent hours on the phone to their customer service with no resolution. Avoid.

Reviewer Malcolm shepherd: Location Princess risborough: Date 2022-10-07 read more

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Shell Energy ‘Cuts off elderly people’s phone lines with no warning’

Shell Energy ‘Cuts off elderly people’s phone lines with no warning’

1 Nov 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Appalling customer service

Appalling customer service. Cuts off elderly people’s phone lines with no warning. Sends bills late. Adds charges on to bills with no warning. Been on hold 45 min so far worst company ever. Avoid..if I could rate 0 stars I would

Date of experience: 29 October 2022 read more

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No customer support, poor engineers and absolutely zero communication

27 Oct 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Installation engineer didn’t install internet

Installation engineer turned up, didn’t connect my Internet then left.  Only for me to find out, absolutely nothing had been done to set my Internet up. I had to call and try and find out what was going on, only to be left on hold for 25 minutes after talking to a team member then hung up on. Followed by an email saying I will need to reschedule. Thats definitely not ho you apologise! I won’t be giving you any money if your customer service is this atrocious for new customers, I’d hate to think what it would be like if I had any issues!
0/10, couldn’t even set my Internet up. No customer support, poor engineers and absolutely zero communication. read more

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Shell Energy Broadband Unreliable and Slow

Detailed Energy Broadband Reviews recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer Estel: Location London: Date 2022-09-27:

Comments

Terrible customer service, the likelihood of speaking to someone in less than an hour is close to zero, not to mention if you do manage to reach through to someone they might hang up on you imediately – extremely frustrating! My broadband has been unreliable and slow since the start of my contract and had to have multiple engineer visits. You have tried charging me for the latest one whereas a fault has indeed been found on the line. Your company is simply trying to steal money from honest people and this is absolutely appalling… One advice – never sign up with Shell Energy, run! read more

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Useless Shell Energy Broadband

22 Oct 2022

The content below is sourced from current verifiable customer reviews of Shell Energy published on Trustpilot.

Useless

Useless. I signed up for broadband but cancelled in the 14 day grace period because their customer service was so bad. Now they have referred me to their collection department and are hounding me for money, but will not send me any bills or evidence that I owe them money. Avoid them at all costs. There are awful to deal with on the phone too.

Date of experience: 22 October 2022 read more

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Ofcom reveals the UK’s most complained-about broadband providers – with Shell Energy topping the list

DAILY MAIL

Ofcom reveals the UK’s most complained-about broadband providers – with Shell Energy topping the list

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SHIVALI BEST FOR MAILONLINE read more

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Shell Energy generates most broadband and home phone complaints to Ofcom

Shell Energy generates most broadband and home phone complaints to Ofcom

Shell Energy generated the most customer complaints about broadband and landlines between April and June this year, new figures from telecoms regulator Ofcom show.

For its broadband services, the firm generated 31 complaints per 100,000 customers during the period – almost three times higher than the industry average.

Shell Energy also averaged 23 complaints per 100,000 for its home phone services – four times the industry average – with the most common reason for complaint across both services being how the company handled customers’ complaints. read more

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