Has anyone actually managed to get a response from Apple support?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by votive, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. votive macrumors newbie

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    This whole sham is pretty unforgivable on its own but in case one was feeling like giving Apple the benefit of the doubt, the final nail in the coffin is the level of support that's been provided i.e. none. I've sent three emails since the weekend and have received no response and, it seems, the live chat options that were available on the website for .mac have been removed.

    Does anyone have any tips on how actually to get a response?
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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  4. cloudnine macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe, and just maybe, it's because they've been overloaded with people like you who are freaking out and not having patience. "OMG OMG WTF WHEREZ MY MOBILEME OMG WTF".

    Anything that the people in these forums can help out with? Maybe someone here has had the same problem you're experiencing...
     
  5. cyberbolt macrumors member

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    I emailed them a couple of days ago re: the deleted emails staying in your inbox on Me.com issue. I was very pleasant, and said I could understand it just being teething problems, but I wanted to bring it to their attention and wondered if there was anything I could do.

    Still no reply.

    I guess they're inundated with people complaining.
     
  6. Fozziebear40 macrumors regular

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    I understand where you are coming from regarding new mobileme accounts and new trial users. They have never had it before, new email address etc. teething, they should live with it.

    BUT existing .mac users have been using this service for years and you get used to how something works, and I would say rely on your email service and homepage. Now to have this taken off you for a week, you are entitled to question it.

    Granted Apple have now given information and an apology which helps, if only they had said earlier before the frenzy built up.
     
  7. votive thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not really understanding all the "give them a chance to fix the problem" stuff. Apple needs to work on quality and make sure it right before it goes out. It would be hard to understand how this product was SO under tested. It really give a company a black eye when they release stuff into production that does not work at all... not just not working well...

    To answer the OP... I think it was crazy for Apple not have phone suppot for .MAC and its even worse for this new branded product. If they want to compete with RIM/Blackberry, they are going to have to support their hardware and software over the phone. Business people will not put of with dodgy email support....
     
  9. votive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well said !
     
  10. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    No and I find it rather pathetic I have sent 3 emails for a week now and gotten not one response

    I can't call Apple because they have no MobileMe support and my emails go unnoticed

    Very, VERY aggravating
     
  11. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I've emailed two support questions regarding the email delete problem, but have gotten no responses. I haven't pursued it because it is only an issue if you access your email via me.com and I'm not doing that very much. If they get it fixed fine, but if not I can live with it.
     
  12. lucypug macrumors newbie

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    Each time I read a reply from one of you defending Apple, I picture some dorky fat guy sitting in his mother's basement with Apple stickers stuck all over your walls. Give it up. Mobile Me is a disastrous, vain attempt by Steve Jobs to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Google in this arena and he's failed miserably.

    What's worse is that all of these 'deficiencies' were without a doubt well known to everyone on the Mobile Me team and at Apple. They spend weeks on end beta testing these type things in-house before they release them. The issue of not being able to list a FROM address on the web app. or iphone is a shameful attempt to try and force people to switch to using a @me.com address. If you have to 'trick' people into using your products then that's pretty sad.
     
  13. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Finally someone in the same boat as me. :)

    A serious, long-time Mac user with horrendous *real* problems involving data loss. If you post about it here though you will get shouted down as a "whiner" more often than not. :rolleyes:

    For the record, two emails from me, no reply and the first email disappeared from the servers (and my devices) without any action from me.

    That being said, for those of you just glibly replying that the OP should pick up the phone, you are just being asses. The phone is no quicker, and for many a much more distasteful, stressful, and OMG! producing experience. The .Mac support email has always worked well for me in the past, there is no reason why it should not still be working fine.

    To those implying the OP is a bit of a whiner or making a mountain out of a molehill, ... it says right on the support link that they will get back to you in 48 hours or less, guaranteed. Judging by this thread, Apple has been seriously failing on that front also.

    I'm not an apple basher, but this MobileMe thing is a serious serious problem for thousands of users still and it's just not being dealt with well at all. Apple makes mistakes, trying to sweep a BIG one like this under the rug doesn't do Apple any favours, nor does it help solve the problems.

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  14. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Great sarcasm.

    Shame Apple doesn't offer phone support for MobileMe/.mac
     
  15. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    I agree with most of you that this has been handled very poorly. I've sent 2 e-mails to MobileMe support concerning the fact that I still cannot receive push e-mail on my iPhone, but I have received no response. I sent the first one on Sunday morning and a follow up on Tuesday, but still nothing.

    I would gladly call for support, but Apple doesn't accept phone calls for MobileMe support, they only offer e-mail service. I even took the initiative to find a support document on their website regarding how to troubleshoot the problem myself, but none of their suggested fixes corrected the issue.

    I too appreciate the 30 day free extension, but the fact remains that I've not had adequate e-mail service on my iPhone for a full week now and that I cannot get a response from anyone at Apple regarding the problem. It's frustrating to say the least.
     
  16. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    Eh what ever i tried
     
  17. tripwire macrumors member

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    I received 2 replies on my mails about my mobileme issues from them today.
    They were about logging in with family pack sub account, and I had already fixed the issue myself.
     
  18. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Whenever I've had problems, I've called the number for macs. Then I state my problem with .mac and I get transferred to the .mac people: over the phone. Like magic!
     
  19. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    phones are good these days how you can do stuff like transfer
     
  20. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    You serious?

    I have called several times in the last few days hoping someone can help me (I am out of other options and I need help soon :() and been told there is no .mac/.me support available and only online by like 5 different people

    I figured I could find some .me person some how but to no avail for me
     
  21. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    I did. I emailed them Saturday asking if it was possible to push more than 1 email account at a time. (I saw nothing about this on their website and I sure as hell wasn't going to wade through the myriad of posts on here)

    Needless to say they didn't give me an answer and just sent me links to things I already know.

    MoMe = Epic Fail
     
  22. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Maybe be it's different where you live, but Apple's official policy is that .mac is an online service, so it only has online support.

    MobileMe is no different.
     
  23. votive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Virgil-TB2: thanks for the words of support. The only aim of this post was to try and find a way to get a response from Apple (well and maybe also let off a bit of steam!). I totally agree with you about how stressful the phone can be however I bit the bullet yesterday and used my MacBook Pro protection plan as a pretext to ring them. While they initially said they didn't give phone support for MobileMe, once I explained the seriousness of the issue, the gave me a case number and said I'd get an email response within 12 hours. That's the good news. The bad new is it's now 16 hours and counting and still no response...
     
  24. Fozziebear40 macrumors regular

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    Yes I have a serious complaint about charging for Mobileme http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=525225 I found a sales telephone number for Apple. They said they will email Mobileme support as they don't have phones on their desks!
    I emailed billing regarding a refund, a long email, and all I got was...

    Dear David.

    Thank you for your e-mail.
    Please visit the MobileMe support team via the link below.
    We do not have access to the MobileMe accounts.

    www.apple.com/support/mobileme
    contactus
    contactus@euro.apple.com

    :mad:
     
  25. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    I wrote to ask about syncing from WinXP/Outlook 07 and Exchange, and got a boilerplate response directing me to an 'awesome site' which contained information on how to sync with OS X 10.5, which of course, had nothing to do with my problem.

    Unmitigated genius. Why can't Apple just admit that MM can't sync with Exchange-hosted content at the moment - then most of (admittedly not all) these people would go away...
     

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