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Main address: Customer Support Center 04240 Lewiston ME
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  • 13 complaints
  • $84.5K claimed losses
  • $6.5K average
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  • Jan 06
  • Software
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Carbonite Back Up
  • 118

I have been a victim of Carbonite for over three years. I, like many others believed their hype. Unlimited back up, easy recovery, attentive customer service, ease of use, blah blah blah. I am sound effects designer by profession. We use a triad of back up processes, one physical copy in the studio, one at an off-site location, and one on-line. To spare you all the gory details, due to employee... Read more

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  • Nov 09, 2013
  • Software
  • Milford, New Hampshire
  • Carbonite Back Up
  • 101

Carbonite said they were saving everything. My teaching videos, MRIs, EKGs, etc were all placed on the computer - the yellow dot appeared. Later the dot turned green - indicating they were saved. When I had a crash, I did a recovery, all were lost! Called the Carbonite people: They said too bad, I did not read the contract from 2 years ago - videos would be lost. I asked about the yellow and... Read more

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  • Aug 25, 2013
  • Software
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Full Data Recovery
  • 102

Carbonite's PR promises full data recovery from its "cloud," but doesn't deliver. As a small business owner who has lost ten years' worth of client information and whose inventory database is now worthless, because they were unrecoverable by Carbonite, I AM ONE PISSED-OFF CUSTOMER. Mozy is involved in a similar scam; 2 years ago, they were also unable to recover my data. These people are the... Read more

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  • Aug 12, 2013
  • Advertisements and Cons
  • Palm Aire, Florida
  • Carbonite Back Up
  • 106

I have been trying to retrieve my lost hardrive "everything" for 3 months. I can't get the *** things to download. Documents, photos, reports. They make it sound so simple on the radio. Only $55 a year. What a scam. I spent an hour with them on the phone last week after trying to get this gd stuff recovered. Nothing. Today (8/12/13) a tepid recording tells me it will be an hour before a... Read more

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  • Aug 09, 2013
  • Accessories and programs
  • Poor Service
  • 1
  • 1
  • 73

I do not have access to dsl or cable Where I live so i just have a 3G mobile device that is slightly faster than dial up but not near as fast as dsl. I read everything and the terms of use and it never said you need a fast internet speed, or make you have unlimited data coverage, etc. Here is my chat with them today, Aug 9, 2013. ParticipantsAndrew K. - Lewiston, ME CS Chat *** Marie J. CS... Read more

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  • Jul 15, 2013
  • Computers
  • Downingtown, Pennsylvania
  • Carbonite Back Up
  • 86

Monday, July 15 2013 11:23Tier I Chat ***:Thank you for contacting Customer Support Chat. Before we place you in the chat ***, Please tell us your email address and a brief description of your problem. 11:24Diane S.:i need my files that I have paid to have backed up and can't find them - only files to 1/4/2013 11:24Tier I Chat ***:Thank you for contacting support. Your problem has been... Read more

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  • Jan 18, 2013
  • Software
  • Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • 159

MAKE SURE YOUR READ THE FINE PRINT. Carbonite advertises and promotes "unlimited" backup. Which, is true, KINDA. Until you have a computer(s) whose data your wanting to backup exceeds 200GB. Oh yes, Carbonite will back up all your data exceeding 200GB, but (insert legal, small print BS here) at a rate of 1GB or LESS per 24hr period. Yeah, so for me that meant leaving my Mac on 24/7 for at... Read more

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  • Sep 12, 2012
  • Accessories and programs
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Homeback Up
  • 6
  • 6
  • 481

I have nothing good to say about Carbonite. Mr Friend can read my complaint and figure out why. I have been trying to restore my data since August 9th. It is now September 11th. I tried it with the automatic restore and it kept quitting. I contacted customer support and had one of their Tech's review the problem. Unfortunately the tech forgot to check the disk drive hibernate time. The system was... Read more

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  • Mar 07, 2012
  • Accessories and programs
  • Edgewood, Maryland
  • Rebilling
  • 1
  • 1
  • 171

I purchased carbonite in August 2010. Everytime I turned on my laptop I would see the carbonite seemingly working. About three months later my computer crashed. After getting it back up and running I went on line to get my files. NOTHING!!! IT HAD NOTHING. I tried calling them, email...they never responded. EVER! I just took my loses as a lesson learned.. BUT WAIT ! There is more. In August... Read more

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  • Oct 24, 2011
  • Internet
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Rip Off
  • 2
  • 2
  • 150

Carbonite is a rip-off. What they don't tell you is that, if you corrupt a file, it is gone forever. There information says that they keep a back-up for 30 days. Surprise! That's only of anything you may have deleted. Friday (Oct 21), after 2 years with the service, I accidentally corrupted a master document, representing 20 years of accumulated information. When I tried to retrieve it, the... Read more

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