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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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Absolutely appalling customer service from untrained, incompetent staf

25 Jan 2023

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

Absolutely appalling service…

Absolutely appalling customer service from untrained, incompetent staff.
Having made multiple requests over an eight month period, for a new smart meter due to mine not working, they finally installed a new meter which also does not work. I’ve received conflicting information as to next steps and they have little interest in fixing this.
They take out their own choice of direct debit each month, in spite of me setting this to a higher amount via their website.
I have wasted many hours in trying to resolve this, all to no avail. I will now charge to any other provider. None could be as awful as Shell. DO NOT CHOOSE SHELL ENERGY 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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Shell and SSE worst for energy customer satisfaction, says Which?

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Shell and SSE worst for energy customer satisfaction, says Which?

Jai Singh: 13:15 Fri 20 Jan 2023

SSE Energy Services and Shell are among the lowest-rated energy suppliers, according to a Which? survey.

Surveying more than 10,000 customers and covering 16 suppliers in Great Britain last October, the consumer choice researcher ranked Shell and SSE jointly next to the bottom in its assessment score.

FULL ARTICLE

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Trustpilot reviewers verdict on Shell Energy – Awful Company AVOID!!!

20 Jan 2023

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

Awful Company AVOID!!!

Awful Company! I was with Shell Energy for nearly 3 years and nothing but hassle. Terrible customer service! Seem to get no reply! Ended up getting a whopping great bill (due to not resolving the issue as no one would respond to my emails or answer my questions on the phone) I am struggling to pay this bill as its quite big so went through stepchange and even through stepchange shell play up all the time. Now asking for full balance to be paid by March. Joke of a company. You will certainly not be seeing me ever again! I am now with Eon and they are great! 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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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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Probably the worst company I’ve ever dealt with avoid at all costs

12 Jan 2023

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

Absolutely disgusting service 8 calls…

Absolutely disgusting service 8 calls to them not even 1 reply 14 emails an absolute joke of a company they took over my account from the post office and it’s probably the worst company I’ve ever dealt with avoid at all costs

Time for legal action?

Electricity Spend data still not supported on the App after Shell installed ‘smart’ meters they knew didn’t work back in April 2022. Still no fix and no word of when this will be fixed. 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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Shell Broadband Customer Service is non-existent

“absolute crap customer service”: “If you decide to go with this company then do so at your peril !!!!!!”

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

Reviewer Anthony Richardson: Location Liverpool: Date 2022-12-05

Comments

Worst broadband ever only been with you 4 months 4 breakdowns

Reviewer Jo-ann: Location Yeadon: Date 2022-12-04

Comments

I have been a loyal Post Office customer for over 15 years. Then Shell Energy took over and what a shambles ensured. I would not recommend this company if it was the only one on the planet. Customer service is non-existent, when you finally get through to someone you get an absolute idiot who has no idea what they are talking about. I was told that I could download a label to send back equipment and you cannot, you need to send an email to request a label. Surely they could have told you that over the telephone, absolute crap customer service. Glad to leave, if you wish to have decent customer service then go somewhere else and do not bother with this rubbish. If you decide to go with this company then do so at your peril !!!!!! read more

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The customer service is crap. I’ve had no broadband for 6 days.

“Got shell wifi 2 weeks ago and have just constantly had problem after problem, no box delivered, slow speeds, no answer when calling customer service. Just all round terrible.”: “Read the reviews and go else ware.”

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

Reviewer Sylvi: Location Todmorden: Date 2022-12-03

Comments

I would give zero stars if I could. The customer service is crap. I’ve had no broadband for 6 days. Told internal fault by 3 people over more than 3 hrs I was on phone. They booked engineer who didn’t turn up. Phoned them and told external fault and would update me in 2 hrs..of course not heard from them then when asked was told they dont work weekends so God knows if they’ll ever fix it. Opened complaint heard nothing. As soon as they fix it …if ever I will change provider. These are the worst. Time wasting useless liars that are completely incompetent read more

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Shell Energy described as ‘Spectacularly Incompetent and Useless’

30 Dec 2022

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

Worst company I’ve ever dealt with

Worst company I’ve ever dealt with, they don’t communicate properly, their online systems aren’t managed properly you can’t access your accounts or even set up an account, the customer service team transfer to wrong department multiple times because they couldn’t be bothered to deal with the query. Rang 3 weeks ago to let them know we moved into a property and update all the details, all the meter readings were given and I rang back today and they have no recollection or any details of anything. Unprofessional uneducated staff throughout the company. read more

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Complaints are totally ignored. Rude staff on phone and emails ignored.

“Appalling!! Was with post office, brilliant but they sold out to Shell. Wish I had left then. Just moved home and as stuck on contract decided to stay with Shell, huge mistake!!!  No Internet, no service at all. Complete shambles of a company. Avoid at all costs. Complaints are totally ignored. Rude staff on phone and emails ignored. Government should pull plug on them as Broadband provider.”

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

Reviewer Peter H: Location Windsor: Date 2022-11-28 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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Awful experience, unreliable slow Shell broadband

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

Reviewer Richard: Location Nottingham: Date 2022-11-21

Comments

Awful experience, unreliable slow broadband. Speed was ok at the beginning but got progressively slower. I complained and the speed improved then got even slower than before to the point of being unusable. Couldn’t wait to leave. After six weeks of not being asked to return the router I binned it then two months after termination I was asked to return the router and it would cost £35 if i didn’t. read more

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No internet over Christmas!

24 Dec 2022

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

Absolutely appalling customer service

Absolutely appalling customer service. On the phone for 3 days and still no internet. Spoke with numerous agents many of whom hung up and finally decided to terminate my contract. The final agent from the retention team was actually verbally abusive !
No internet over Christmas! Disgusting service
Please avoid Shell at all cost.

Horrible company

Horrible company, avoid never use any broadband, even worse customer service, moved house booked engineer and he never turn up to find out they never book one, so I cancelled broadband to find out they where still charging me final bill month after, please avoid this company !!! I don’t even want to leave 1 star as don’t deserve any. 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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