Never, ever, ever use Xdrive. EVER.
Three weeks ago, I went looking for an easy online harddrive service that I could use to store some files for a few days. Xdrive had an offer of a 30 day free trial, which of course you had to give your credit card number to use. A few days after signing up and after trying several different ways to make the stupid thing work, I decided to cancel my account. After searching fruitlessly through their website for information on how to cancel my account, I finally wrote an e-mail to their customer support asking that my account be canceled. Nothing happened for the next week, so I wrote them again. Still nothing.
So today, I called. The lady was very nice, and informed me that all cancelation proceedures had to be done over the phone. Oooookay. Whatever. After hanging up with her, I then proceeded to my bank account. Where all hell had broken loose (but that's part of a totally different story). In the middle of the mess is a rather odd charge. From Xdrive. 2 weeks after I signed up. And, because of the afore mentioned hell, it has caused an overdraft fee in my account.
So I called my bank, talked to a very helpful lady, got put on a course to possibly help with the mess that was suddenly my finances, and got the charge from Xdrive sent for investigation. I then called Xdrive back. According the representative I talked to this time, the charge was a "test" charge. Which, I pointed out, wouldn't have been needed if the bastards had given me SOME response to my previous e-mails. So she "initiates the refund" and sent me on up to the next tier of customer support so that I can
After a few hours, someone finally called back. He claimed that they only started offering the 30 day free trial period a few days ago. He also claimed that they currently have a "huge" backlog of customer support e-mails. I pointed out that their website said 30 days when I signed up, and even if it didn't, I still wrote to cancel my account well within the 15 day trial period he claims was up on the site when I signed up. I also pointed out that their phone system claims that e-mails to customer support would be answered within three hours, which is pretty clearly a longer stretch of time than the three weeks it has been since I first e-mailed them. And on top of all of that, the website says nothing about how to cancel ones account, which is a serious problem if one's company is only going to allow cancelations a certain way. He dodged my complaints, reiterated that they had this massive backlog of support e-mails, but apparently didn't have an answer to my complaint about the webpage, because he then HUNG UP ON ME.
Somehow, I suspect that if I hadn't called back, they wouldn't have refunded the money, and would have tried to claim to the bank that I hadn't e-mailed at all during the supposed 15 day trial period. Right now I'm just hoping they actually do what they claim, and I don't wind up getting screwed further by these jerks.