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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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Never under any circumstances get Shell broadband

Never under any circumstances get broadband with this company. After at least 15 phone calls, multiple transfers per call, and over two months of waiting, the broadband I ordered is still not working.

30 Jan 2023

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

Never under any circumstances get…

Never under any circumstances get broadband with this company. After at least 15 phone calls, multiple transfers per call, and over two months of waiting, the broadband I ordered is still not working. They’ve tried their best to resolve complaints, but the inconvenience they’ve caused will not be resolved easily. I could forgive that if my broadband at least works, but due to a technical issue, it has still not been done. They expect it wont be working for a total of 3 months after my order date. Additionally, the customer website never works, meaning I can’t check any of my payment details or other information. Never use this company’s broadband. read more

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Avoid at All Costs … Shell Broadband is Rubbish

Avoid at All Costs .. .Shell Broadband is Rubbish …

From a Shell Energy Broadband Review recently posted on broadband.co.uk

Reviewer J petrie: Location Belfast: Date 2022-12-31

Comments

Absolute Garbage .. Internet Kept Dropping Out etc so I changed Provider … Shell asked me to return Router or I would be charged £35 … I Then returned The Router ( at my own expense BTW ) Recorded Delivery, but Shell are Still Trying to Take £35 from me .. Emails Text messages etc .. Now They Have put a Debt Collection Agency Mil Collections onto me To Try and Get The Money .. Also have Blacklisted me on credit File . This after a month or so from leaving Them … Well They have no chance of ever Getting The £35 … They Can Suck The Back of Them … Avoid at All Costs .. Shell Broadband is Rubbish … read more

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One of the worst Internet connections I ever had

One of the worst Internet connections I ever had. Service level is at the absolute minimum. Hope they go bankrupt!

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

Reviewer S.b: Location Scottish borders: Date 2022-12-30

Comments

Utterly useless. Worst internet provider I have ever experienced. And I use the term provider in the loosest sense of the term, as they provide very little. Signed up to 70mbps deal which promises a minimum of 40 at any time. Here’s what I get: download on Steam or blizzard servers, on an ethernet cable connected desktop, plugged directly to the router, 1mbps download speed. Absolute peak connection speed I have seen on anything, was on the PS4 speed test, max 3.5 Mbps. You can forget gaming with shell internet. I drop out completely at least once an hour. You can barely browse the internet. Forget online auctions, you wont stay connected long enough. What they are delivering isn’t even 5% of what was promised. Utter shambles. Do not use. read more

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Shell broadband service is absolute garbage. AVOID AVOID AVOID

“If you value your hard earned cash, time and sanity please avoid Shell Broadband, their hardware is shoddy at best, they clearly don’t value the customer and their service is absolute garbage. AVOID AVOID AVOID”

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

Reviewer Donna: Location Lancashire: Date 2022-12-21

Comments

My service with shell went live on the 1st Nov 22, a few drop outs of service occasionally, but nothing major, it did not affect streaming or kids gaming etc, so we can live with it. The 9th December was the last day of any broadband (I miss watching Netflix on a big screen) The router is just displaying the information light and nothing more, its not making any attempt to connect, so I make all the required checks, resets, switching it off etc to no avail. I get through to Shell quite easily and the tech guy seems genuinely helpful, line tests carried out etc and says open reach need to come out which will take 3 to 4 days, but nothing is confirmed until I hear from them. I explained that I felt the router was probably the issue and questioned if it would make more sense to have a new router sent out first rather than waste time and money on an engineer, he says its not possible. read more

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Treated with contempt and disrespect by Shell Energy

“Left without broadband for weeks. Terrible company.”

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

Reviewer Erica Unsworth: Location Bury: Date 2022-12-20

Comments

Had trouble from the beginning!! Keeps looking signal. Even when I’m sat next to router. Sent me a twin pack extender. worst instructions going. I can’t wait for my contract to end.

Reviewer Daisy Lisemore: Location Towcester: Date 2022-12-20

Comments

Although I have never had an issues with the broadband itself, their customer service when I left to join another supplier was absolutely appalling. I was a long term customer for 4 years and I was treated with contempt and disrespect. I would not recommend this company to anyone read more

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Absolute pants! Post Office was ok but Shell are next to useless

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

Reviewer Caroline Deakin: Location South West: Date 2022-12-18

Comments

Unbelievably bad. Have spoken to 7 different Shell, so called ‘customer advices, people. They have been polite but obviously make it up as they go along. They pretend they are referring to my notes but have no record of anything. Have waited ,in 2 whole days for engineers I was told would come, either AM or PM and would text me to confirm time. They didn’t come or text. I am being charged for a service I am not receiving. I have wasted hours phoning or waiting for Open Reach. I am under contract and want terminate but apparently can’t, or have to pay a severence fee. That is so wrong. Can Shell do this, arn’t they regulated. Are they as bad as energy providers as they are at telecoms? read more

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Shell Broadband customer service is a joke

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

Reviewer Juan Ferrai: Location Sunderland: Date 2022-12-16

Comments

Do not use this company originally with the Post Office but went with Shell when they took over. Broadband speed was way to slow and unreliable. Customer service is a joke and finally moved supplier. Asked to return ancient router or would be charged £35. Returned Router with letter and proof of postage. 2 month later and various phone calls to tell them the router had been returned they still wanted the £35 paid . They then forwarded the disputed debt to MIL debt collection agency without notice. Avoid with a barge pole a horrible company read more

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Terrible Customer Service from Shell Energy Broadband

8 Jan 2023

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

Awful service

Terrible customer service, WiFi has been working intermittently, I have been ringing up asking for this to be fixed, which was finally done after Christmas. I was cut off twice on the phone.

Avoid Shell Energy for Bradband

Ordered broadband from shell in December with a go live date of 20th December. After 16 days still no broadband and customer service can not give me a date when the broadband will be working. Avoid. 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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Avoid Shell Energy for broadband

“Lost broadband services for four days last month due to faulty router. Currently have had no broadband for four days (and counting)…”: If you can do one thing in life… avoid Shell Energy for broadband.”

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

Reviewer John: Location Bexley: Date 2022-12-08

Comments

The worst experience and service I’ve ever received. If you can do one thing in life, it would be avoid Shell Energy for broadband. read more

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DO NOT GO WITH SHELL ENERGY THEY ARE AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!!!

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

Reviewer julian111: Location London: Date 2022-11-25 

Comments

Appalling customer service, they cancelled my broadband by mistake and I had to call them to fix it, no communication, no apologies, nothing. Long wait times on the phone, incompetent staff to say the least, will never use their services again.

Reviewer Joyce: Location Southeast London: Date 2022-11-24

Comments

Disgusting provider, really need to stick to fuel

Had my broadband with them for over eight months 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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Disgusting treatment of 86 year old by Shell Energy: DO NOT GET THEIR BROADBAND

1 0 Dec 2022

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

DO NOT GET THEIR BROADBAND!!

DO NOT GET THEIR BROADBAND!!
My mother-in-law, 84 yrs old, was switched to Shell Energy via the Post Office a couple of years ago, without consultation. She’s never received a paper bill, never set up an online account and had 1 initial letter which she forgot all about..
Having early memory loss issues & a service outrageously slow, she thought her laptop had broken.. @£32 per mth (!!)
We switched companies, providing notification & she’s literally received dozens of threatening emails since, demanding money for a router they didn’t provide, termination fees for a contract she never signed and attempts to access a final bill I already paid.. I’ve called many times, explained the circumstances-they said they would stop.
This is harassment of an elderly woman, shame on you. 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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