1. AaronMFeld's Avatar
    Has anybody else had a problem with Digital River cancelling their order for Passport for no reason whatsoever?

    I ordered it, paid for it using paypal, and then they cancelled it. When I tried to re-order it, it was "out of stock" and I was blocked from ordering.

    When I inquired by phone, I was at first put on infinite hold, and then cut off after waiting about 20 minutes.

    Then I called back, and was treated to an incredible runaround. I spent the better part of an hour and a half on the phone, and spoke to Angel, then her supervisor Adrian, then his supervisor Christie, without being told what had really happened.

    Finally, after a good hour and 15 minutes or so, I spoke with Brandon, another supervisor, who told me "the accounting department cancelled your order," I asked him why? He then told me that "they could not verify your email address or phone number." Wow, they could not verify my gmail address, which has my face and name plastered up there for the world to see?? They could not verify my phone number??? And PayPal paid them. They never called me to verify anything, they never emailed me anything to attempt to verify, they simply cancelled my fully paid for order. I told Brandon this was outrageous, and I checked with him to make sure they had my right phone number and right email address, and they did.

    What really happened was that the digital river "accountants" did not bother to check anything, and cancelled my order. This was just lazy, inconsiderate, and just plain rude.

    So, after explaining that they could do nothing, stating in essence that it was not digital river's fault, because "BlackBerry oversold the phone," to which I replied that digital river should own the fact that they made the mistake, and not BlackBerry, Brandon said he would make a last ditch effort to help me, and would get back to me by phone.

    With "order fulfillment" like this, no wonder BlackBerry has had problems. This would be my first ever BlackBerry phone, as I've been on Android since my first smartphone purchase of the T-Mobile G-1. Am I going to re-order ever if this is not resolved? Will I ever switch to BlackBerry afterward? I doubt it highly. I gave them a chance, and all I have received in return is a dose of rudeness mixed with self justifying excuse making.

    So, I'm waiting on the phone call. We will see...

    Update- After calling back with a BlackBerry Rep on the line, and a three way negotiation of more than an hour with two digital river employees, they finally agreed to accept my credit card for payment, for one of the upcoming batch of Passports. I'll believe it when I take delivery.

    During the call I was still doused with liberal amounts of BS, but the BlackBerry Rep on the line with me was excellent at cutting thought the nonsense, until finally the eureka moment came when the digital river rep admitted I could order a phone, and took the order.
    Last edited by AaronMFeld; 10-02-14 at 10:41 PM.
    10-01-14 01:56 PM
  2. John Vieira's Avatar
    Digital River is *** and no one should deal with them.

    You're better off getting your refund and just waiting for Amazon to restock it.

    Alternatively, if you're in Canada, you can order from Telus website.

    And then just get an unlock code online for about 20 dollars.

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    10-01-14 02:03 PM
  3. Skrypno's Avatar
    Digital River is the worst company to deal with. I had issues with them trying to validate my information as well and they cancelled my order too because it did not match their database. I ended up purchasing the passport through Amazon.

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    10-01-14 03:41 PM
  4. Warlack's Avatar
    Anything is better than Digital River..... it's sad but true... have been working with them and they try their best with what they have.... it's complicated.... check my history to find the posts about digital river....

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    10-01-14 03:46 PM
  5. flyersfan76's Avatar
    I ordered my Passport around 2:30 last wednesday. I got a confirmation around 3:30. I called them at 4 after I realized my delivery zip code was wrong. They charged my credit card at 6:30 that night. My order confirmation page never updated but I got the phone friday morning.

    Now of course of Thursday was greeted with the your phone shipped and the tracking number is on the box so you will get that number when you receive the box. Yes the guy actually said that.
    10-01-14 03:51 PM
  6. zeteo's Avatar
    I have been waiting and waiting for a refund from Digital River!! Really frustrated!! I think its business behavior reflects badly on Blackberry, why the connection? Surely Blackbery can choose a better distributer!!!
    10-03-14 02:07 PM

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