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
    3.2 stars
  • Speed
    2.6 stars
  • Reliability
    2.7 stars

Based on 416 customer ratings since 2019-04-08 (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.

375 Customer Reviews for SSE

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Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
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  
Stay away from this company. Initially, for the first 60 days I had excellent fibre broadband speeds 40mb down/10mb up. I had no reason to leave under their '60 days happiness guarantee'.

Since the first two months have passed I am now experiencing multiple days without internet and the times that they decide to connect me I am only getting 4mb down. This is clear breach of contract of the minimum speed that was agreed by both parties.

The customer service is rude and ignorant, numerous attempts to fix this issue have failed and they have stated it is due to my equipment. This is not the case.

I got the account credited £5 to 'buy a new microfilter' when there is nothing wrong with the one I got.

If you want a reliable Internet service with top consistent speeds, then please do not waste your time with these incompetent cowboys.
Better off looking elsewhere.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Bridgend, South Wales SSE  
Being on ultra fast broadband estimated 63mps I've been if lucky 7mps been over a week complaining nothing has been resolved ,sse didn't tell me there broadband runs on vodaphone network so that explains quite a bit ,my opinion it's to steer clear of sse broadband as you will be paying for a service you won't be getting and then have to send speed tests every hour before thay do anything if thay haven't got days off here and there been over a week and still sse haven't contacted vodaphone to find out what's going on I'll be leaving and will not be paying anything for leaving either
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Nantyglo SSE  
Moved into property 2july couldn't get internet until early October. Now have to move and been charged £55 plus £6 plus final bill...robbers
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Bournemouth SSE  
Our broadband went down about a week ago. I've waited on hold for 28 mins, then 15 mins but no reply. Emailed customer services a couple of days ago and no reply there either. This is likely to end up with the Ombudsman, so I'd also recommended avoiding this supplier.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Wiltshire SSE  
Disgraceful, Unethical company that preys on vulnerable people

In Oct 19, I placed an order for broadband. I lawfully recorded the call in which we agreed the start date. I made it clear I have a life-threatening medical condition. I also stated I require all comms in large print.
SSE subsequently cancelled my order for reasons unknown and failed to resolve the matter to my satisfaction. So, I cancelled well within the 60-day Happiness Guarantee, which states you can cancel free of charge.
Following cancellation, the company sent me a barrage of small-print letters it knew I could not read. Since there was no need for contact, I wrote to head of complaints asking them to cease contact. Meanwhile, I received a threatening letter telling me I still had to pay all bills!
In response, I made a subject access request on Nov 19 asking for the contract that serves as the legal basis for any charges they planned to generate. They never responded thus breaching their statutory obligations under the DPA.
Yesterday I came home from a hospital appointment to find a demand from SSE for payment within 7 days! SSE has generated a demonstrably fraudulent bill since I don’t have a router or a land telephone and they haven’t been able to provide a contract between us (because there is none, since I cancelled).
As a direct result of SSE’s behavior, my condition has deteriorated and I have stared suffering seizures. I have also had to stop the potentially life-extending treatment I was on because my doctor advises it cannot be used in the presence of heart palpitations – which I have suffered since receiving the fraudulent bill. So SSE is literally putting my life at risk.
SSE staff are happy to lie and mislead customers in the full knowledge I am recording the call. My evidence proves my case unequivocally and I am confident the Ombudsman will find in my favour, but meanwhile SSE is going to keep demanding money and adding late charges, potentially ruining my credit rating.
What a way to treat a vulnerable customer. SSE is an utter disgrace. Due to the extenuating circumstances, even Ofcom has intervened – they don’t generally get involved in complaints but they have instructed SSE to stop harassing me.
Please, stay away from this dishonest, unethical company and if you do have dealing, record all calls. It is lawful so long as you tell the at the outset you are recording. I thank god I had the foresight to record all calls
I have provided the Ombudsman with full medical evidence to back up my claim.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London SSE  
Due to transfer to SSE on 27 the December but still no connection ( 18th January ). Long waits on phone - 45 mins to an hour. No proper explanations or time frame for start of service. Utterly dire . Avoid at all costs . Back to Vodafone for me .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Lancaster SSE  
If I could give zero stars that would be too many. Takes on average 40 mins to answer the phone lines. I switched in September and still awaiting my phone number in Jan 2020.

Avoid this provider at all costs as they simply haven’t a clue
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wigan SSE  

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