45 Reviews for Lumosity.com
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Customer service is terrible. Don't pay for a full year by credit card as I did. You might be very sorry. I cannot login to my site. I'm routed to FaceBook for a sign in and cannot do this as I have no intention of belonging to FB.
Do not pay Lumonsity any money. They promise a full refund if you are not satisfied, I have been trying for a week to get a refund. Their customer service is awful!!!!! Do not pay for this product. You do not need to pay, just do the free stuff.
Lumosity customer service is pathetic! Some of the games are interesting, but forget it if you expect scoring that makes any sense. I don't think even they know how it works. When I ask they say scores are based on an algorithm and they cannot reveal the algorithm. Hmmm. I usually don't buy anything online from a site that does not have a customer service phone number or chat line. Made a mistake this time. Emails take days to respond to, and usually are unresponsive to the question asked. Training reminders work sometimes, sometimes not. They need to address their problems, but they will have to do it without me when my subscription runs out. Waste of time and money. I give it two stars only because I enjoy a limited number of their games.
They ripped me off. No easy way to cancel and they auto-renew without notifying you. Many people have reported similar problems. I would not recommend this company.
Horrible customer service! I have called and emailed with no replies.
Very poor tech support. there is no way to speak with managment or coaches.
I love these games. I recently retired and wanted to exercise my brain on something besides crosswords puzzles. The site lets you play numerous types of games that exercise different skill sets. I signed up for one year and they made it very clear that the amount billed was for a year, even though I bought a discounted monthly charge. I could also check that this was not automatic renewed.
I actually enjoy Lumosity games. I don't know if they make me smarter but it was a nice, fun present for my son to get me.
Don't waste your money. Support is horrible, the games don't work well consistently, and there's no proof that spending the money and playing these help anyway
Email notifications haven't worked correctly for many months and support has been horrible! Now, they won't help because they say the email address I was using wasn't the same as the one on file even though I was just replying to an earlier email thread where the helpdesk and I were corresponding.
Also, the games have been messing up (especially the 'rules' game).
They continued to charge my credit card for months after I cancelled my account. Refused to refund the money taken after I had cancelled even though they confirmed the account was closed. Stay away, buy a book instead.
The work in and of itself is great, but do not bother buying this service. If you have a problem with anything that Lumosity has, they will not even attempt to give you a helpful solution. Lumosity will only tell you to stay at their website longer and play more games.
TL:DR - Do NOT purchase a subscription, the free version is just as sufficient.
I like the games but had some technical problems with the site. There wasn't a phone number where I could reach them for immediate help so I submitted a help request online. My problem was time urgent and they didn't get back to me for 5 days - and even after they got back to me it was another 2 days before the problem was solved. By then I was steamed and pretty demanding.
It was hard to get their attention, but once I was on their radar screen the customer service was excellent. They called me on the old fashioned telephone several times to resolve my issues and also to follow up and make sure everything was resolved.
During that week before they replied to my help request, it seemed like they didn't care and I was pretty convinced that I had fallen victim to an internet scam. The issue had to do with a software malfunction during payment, and the flub had cost me a considerable sum of money. But in the end, I was surprised how eager they were to resolve the issue and provided me with a settlement that was more than fair.
I give the brain training program 5 stars
I give the customer service 5 stars - if you can get their attention.
I GIVE THEM JUST ONE STAR FOR THE TIME THEY TOOK TO CONTACT ME AFTER I SUBMITTED A HELP REQUEST - it was great once they became aware of the problem but it took exactly one week to get everything straightened out. Lumosity desperately needs a live phone line (not a voice mail) for people who have time urgent issues. If I am locked out of my account, I do not want to wait a week before training again.
Perhaps it is OK to restrict free members to online only help request, but paying members have a right to expect prompt service when there is an issue. I was very surprised to find that after spending more than $200.00, I was stuck with a help request that floated around in cyberspace until they "got around" to it. In that time, my paypal account had been overcharged and I couldn't even get full access to my paid account!
So, now that I have been satisfied, I will give the whole experience 3 stars - Good Content, Good Customer Service, but lousy wait time. And for the wait time I will take away 2 stars. Most of the complaints about this site are related to lack of communication. I hope they pay heed, because the idea behind Lumosity is good and I would like to see them succeed. However the wait time is unacceptable and is giving them a bad reputation. It could be their undoing if they are not careful. There are a myriad of technical glitches on this site and to take money for paid memberships and then set people adrift with no easily tech support is really bad business. They need to provide a reliable software experience AND the need to provide immediate, live tech support for paying members.
As of today, my financial issues with Lumosity have been resolved, but there is still one member of my family plan that cannot log onto the site because of tech issues. There is no telling how long it will take to get him the access that I paid for.
P.S. I have seen several reviewers complain about automatic billing. If you go into your account settings, you can disable auto-billing from your own computer. Just a tip - this isn't an issue that should require people to cancel their credit cards. after my experience, I am convinced that these folks don't want to cheat anyone, but they have some issues knowing how to run a first rate business. Fortunately, some things are within the customer's control. Just disable auto-pay and you can resolve this one quickly and easily.
Total scam, another webpage to steal your money, starts with a so called free trial, then they just charge you forever until you realize you are getting robbed, games are trash, and not helpful at all.
It's a scam. Don't waste your money. I got hooked by the promotional and signed up for1 year, primarily in the hopes of improving my memory. I played the games every day for 90 days and of course my scores improved. However I didn't see any of that translate into real live. I didn't notice any improvement in memory, peripharal vision and the other skills they supposedly can improve. If I could get my money back I would.
Thought I had cancelled, I was pretty certain I had. But somehow the "auto-renew" feature was on. No problem, I thought, I would just contact them. I was looking for a one month refund. I hadn't logged into the site or anything in the month since I had cancelled. No can do said the customer service agent, I had auto renewed. He wasn't budging. So rather than me walking away happy, I walked away annoyed that they kept $15 because I supposedly "auto renewed". We didn't see any brain improvement either which is why we cancelled. AVOID.
I tried Lumosity for a month and decided to go ahead and get a year subscription. I was under the impression that I was going to be paying 5.22 per month. When I looked on my bank statement, Lumosity had taken out the full year price! I have tried to contact them by phone (the phone # is:877-777-0502), but I get nothing but a voice message saying that they will get back to me within 3 days.....nothing! I have attempted to contact them through their website, and hit a dead end. What kind of customer service is this?? Where is the respect and loyalty any decent company would extend to it's customers? I want nothing more than to get free from these people! They are disreputable, and creepy.
I would definitely say the Lumosity is worthwhile because of the mental stimulation it provides through training is really effective. I paid for lumosity for one year and played over 1000games. The results I got were quite amazing my bpi went up by 1000 and I noticed a significant improvement in memory/attention after I stopped paying for it. Since it targets all 5 mental areas I could see improvement in those areas too such as speed and flexibility. It boosted my confidence because when I had to remember things and answer questions I would get it right quite often. In terms of attention span I can pay attention for longer periods of time while retaining information from what I learned. Also the results come after training I didn't train too much I just played the games I liked but training will increase brain power since it includes a variety of different games based on your training priorities. All it takes is training to condition your mind. Further, my verbal fluency improved because I played those word games such as word bubbles rising. The games have a great design and really fun to play you, just have to be motivated enough to play the games. All in all its a great site if your willing to commit the time and effort for training. The time is takes to reap the benefits of training is around 15minutes daily.
It says it is free and then when (it thinks)it has you hooked..it asks for money
I started using Lomosity for myself, liked it and paid extra for the family plan to include the rest of my family. The games are fun and challenging at the higher levels - we liked playing them and were seeing improvements.
HOWEVER, when we recently logged in to play the games again, we found that all of the games were locked and the only wayto play them was to upgrade our accounts. We already paid and our subscription time had not yet expired. Basically, this is a breach of contract since they cancelled our existing subscription without refund and force us to sign up and pay a higher fee.
I have no problem with Lumosity changing their program and fee structure for new member subscriptions, but for those of us that already have accounts with time remaining on our active subscriptions, we should be allowed to use up the remainder of our subscription with the same access to the games, history data, and comparison profiles that we have always had. AFTER our subscription runs out, THEN and only then should Lumosity request thay we pay the higher fees to continue.
I have requested from Lumosity to unlock my account(s) for the remainder of my subscription or issue a refund, but I have not heard anything from them yet.
The terms of service agreement has changed from the original when I created my account. Now they are saying we cannot file a class-action lawsuit, but that clause is not enforceable in the case of breach of contract or fraud (which is certainly arguable in court) Therefore, If enough of us have not received satisfactory resolution of our concerns, a class-action suit may be warranted.
They took money from my credit card without asking. It was supposed to be some "auto reneval" of my subscription which I did not intend to extend. Stay away from this site!
They depend on people signing up and then not being able to cancel their subscriptions. I would not recommend this site as they are not honest business people.
I wonder if the video professor is involved with Lumosity. The idea is good, but customer service stinks. I have been locked out of my account, they have no telephone numbers, and I now have 4 ticket numbers trying to find out why. I paid $80 for a year, but here it is July and I am out. From reading the reviews, I expect I will have another $80 taken from my cc and nothing to show for it. I am frustrated and angry at this treatment! It is nothing more than a scam to get your bucks.
Lumosity website cannot be used on Apple mobile devices, since it requires Adobe Flash Player. This is a platform NOT available for these mobile devices, and even Adobe had abandoned Flash Player for other mobile devices. Disappointed, H.K.
Having lots of fun with the kids doing the games. Most of the issues you read are customer service related. These games are much better that the alternative. You get what you pay for, if you expected to become a genius by paying $100 than you are too stupid to own a computer. If you bought this for what it is, a fun way to build some cognitive speed, you will be satisfied.
I have always enjoyed Lumosity and find it challenging & interesting but I cannot get them to reply to a complaint I have. I have received NO Daily Reminders now for a week (and didn't receive any on a few other days but at least then they answered my request then and tried to help!) Now no reply - I have written 6 times!!! HELP!!!
Paid for a family membership - entered the emails of my family - they never received the invatation to join and lumosity stopped responding to my request to add family. Terrible customer service! Probably a scam !!!
Started on a free trial for 3 days then decided to sign up. Used it daily and there was a noticable difference in my memory. Got up to 99% for my age group in this time and this combined with the A$15 each month led me to cancel the subscription. This was done with no problems.
I would not use this site, my son signed up for a one month trial, when he went back to cancel it said that his Full access to Lumosity had ended and so he thought it was taken care of, when he tried to access his account there was NO information about a recurring payment. 5 payments later we are reissuing the debit card to stop the payments, and I'll be filing a complaint with the BBB and the Attorney General's Office.
STAY AWAY FROM THEM
Signed up for 1 month.They kept on taking money every month. When I called them the answer was we have an "auto-renew' . Notthat it is a seperate questionthat you must reply to. I was then billed the next month again. I am at present fighting to agt a refun. They have said they will not refund.
I love this site. I've been using it now for about a month. You can set up a daily reminder so that it sends you an email to let you know to do your daily exercises. I think it's fascinating to see your progress and how you rank with others your age. It has a nice selection of games and I have my favorites that I look forward to playing. If you get on their email list, you can get emails about promos for discounts to subscribe. They have a nice variety of games as well. I had to reach out to their customer service about something via email and they got back to me within 24 hours which I was very pleased to see. Nothing to not like about this site in my opinion! :)
I have recently subscribed to Lumosity.com full access. I paid yearly subscription. Now I was requesting to get a full refund of the sum I paid, just for personal reasons. It is stated on the website that refundation is possible for full year subscriptions, if this is done within the first month of subscription.
However, few days have already past since my request, and still I havent heard from Lumosity team.
I am getting really mad about them, as this seems to be terrible customer service, especially considering this is a paid service.
Hence I would definitely NOT RECOMMEND this website.
I have a blog detailing my experiences with Lumosity.
I signed up for one month to try out the site, and the games were fun but I decided not to renew. A few months later I was still seeing Lumosity charges on my credit card, apparently signing up for 1 month means paying forever unless stated otherwise.
I liked the site but would not recommend it to anyone else based solely on their shady billing services.
I enjoy the site and I am pleased with how it works. I have had one technical problem in 6 months and it got fixed in about an hour. The help was very graceful and quick. Also - I have not been flooded with spam at all. The only reason for giving four stars instead of five is that I would like more games within each category.
This site allows you to play brain games that target mental weaknesses and exercise these weaknesses via games allegedly designed to promote neural growth in areas of cognitive weakness. They have specials and gift packages as promotions, but I simply play the 15 minutes of free games everyday. It uses a game format that tracks your score over a period of time, which adds a dimension of analysis that I find viscerally satisfying, to the experience. I especially like the Rain Drops (math multiplication and division fast paced exercise) and the game where you are a waiter at a restaurant and must remember guest names over multiple visits to the site, and their orders. It has help me to remember names :)
I liked the trial run, so I purchased the year membership of $80. The games stopped running properly, so I emailed them to get tech help to remedy the problem. Two emails with NO RESPONSE over a 3 week period of time. They do not provide any phone numbers to contact them. There is no refund available even though there is still 6 months left of my subscription. Stay away from this website. Very disappointed in there extremely poor service and web functionality.
I had a subscription and they have whipped money from my paypal account for the ensuing year - no email to remind me - just took the money
I am furious and they are not responding to my request to refund my money
The site is great brain training seems to be working on helping in my daily life.
I have only one complaint and its a big one , if you don't complete your daily training before 11pm pacific it rolls over and credits your work for the next day robbing you of day you just finished , this wouldn't be a problem but it goes against a yearly subscription which in itself is stealing from the customer. When they fix this problem i would be happy to recommend their site to anyone , it also has feature for those with ADHD , cancer recovery , PTSD and other mental illness to help strengthen the mind.
IT has already helped my issues with remembering names a faces .
Warning! This is a bad websight. They use every trick in the book and then some to trick and deceive. They do not respect there customers and feel they own your privacy and money once you sign on. They hound you with daily to weekly e-mails trying to sell you more.
When you try to play their games they don't always work and when you try to cancel the confirmed cancellation doesn't go through. If you use this web sight take a camera and photograph every page you complete because there is a good chance that you will not be able to save a copy once you cancel and you will need to be able to prove what you did. They are really tricky. If you visit their websight and don't sign up they send daily e-mails untill you do. The most interesting thing is is that the e-mails you receive before ever signing up will have your secret password on them after you sign up, so the original email has changed and if their is any dispute they refer back to these e-mails.
I love the games and agree they are fun and well designed. What I have found very frustrating is the constant technical problems. For example: I play a game and then when I want to play the game a second time, the game won't load. Or, on many occasions you can't even log into the site.
On the numerous times that I have reported technical problems and error codes, I get a "cookie cutter" response on how to solve the problem. I keep telling them that I have already followed all their suggestions and the problems still exist.
The technical problems cause a huge waste of time (and money). Yes - the games are terrific. But at this point to much of a hassle. I am going to cancel my subscription and look elsewhere.
Can anyone suggest some other brain game sites?
They gave my email address out to spammers. I signed up to their website a while ago using firstname.lastname@example.org. Three weeks ago viagra emails started arriving in my inbox sent to the +email@example.com tag.
This, for me, dwarfs any other aspect of the site and I'd say stay away at all costs.
A friend shared this website with me a couple of weeks ago. The site contains games that are designed to train your brain. You can train on things like learning to remember names and faces, performing math calculations quickly in your head, remembering where things are, and improving your vocabulary. They offer a free trial, and if you choose to become a member it is reasonably priced. It is a fun way to improve basic mind skills.
I agree with the previous review, that the site is awesome and fun, but still a bit overpriced. However if that money is really going to scientists and doctors analyzing games and improving the site, then i can deal, because the games really are fun, and while recent research has found no correlation between brain games and increased IQs, I feel like my math skills and reflexes have improved from their games.
Good brain exercise; a bit expensive - The idea of creating an online mental exercise regime is a good one. However, I don't think science has quite caught up with the concept. That said, Lumosity has an interesting set of brain exercises that are fun and could well marginally help memory, awareness and mathematical processing. The games are fun, although there are not that many. The biggest drawback is the price--$49.99 for two years. But the site is definitely neat enough to try the 14 day free trial.