Is MobileXpression a Scam? My Review
MobileXpression is an app that you can run on your mobile device and make some money for doing so. But is this a legitimate opportunity or is MobileXpression a scam that is going to be a waste of your time and potentially much worse?
I’m pretty up-to-date on the new “make money apps” that come out and I’ve been wanting to look into MobileXpression for some time now. I finally got around to taking a look at this app and seeing if its any good. In this short review I’ll be going over some things that you should be aware of before you decide to download it or not and ultimately whether or not I think its a good choice.
- Website: mobilexpression.com
- App Availability: Google Play & App Store
- Cost: Free (but can actually cost you indirectly)
- Rewards: Gift cards, prizes
- Legit?: Yes
MobileXpression is a branch off of the company comScore Inc, which is a known market research company that has been around for some time.
Basically MobileXpression is just an app that you can download onto your device that tracks your behavior. It sees what you do online, what apps you use on your device and so on. The purpose of this is for market research. Big companies pay a lot of money to see what consumers are doing and how they think so that they can improve products and services.
How It Works
1) See If You Are Eligible
The first thing you need to do is check your eligibility. If you have a smartphone or tablet then you are more than likely eligible. But to make sure you would need to go to their website and join.
2) Fill In Your Profile
If you qualify then you will then be prompted to fill out your profile. This will include information about your household, gender, income level, etc.
3) Install The App
Next you will install the app on your device. This is pretty straightforward. Once it is installed it will run in the background silently. It won’t disrupt anything that you do and should be unnoticeable.
4) Earn Rewards
By simply having the app installed on your device you can be entered to win all sorts of rewards such as: Beats headphones, PlayStations, TV’s, gift cards, and other prizes
Some Things To Be Aware Of
Takes Up Space
It takes 100kb to run the application, which will be running in the background all the time, and it takes another (up to) 128kb to store the data that it collects before it syncs it to MobileXpression.
Slows Down Device
There have been multiple complaints that I have read over from other members that claim this app makes their phones noticeably slower. The app is constantly running in the background so this is understandable yet it is something that many people don’t want to deal with.
You will also have to deal with your battery being drained faster when you run this app, as with any additional app that you have running.
This app will run up your data usage so if you are on a “data budget” this might not be a good choice. The reason for this is that the app connects with servers on a regular basis throughout the day in order to transfer data.
Members that have used this have noticed an increase in their data usage.
If you are a conspiracy theorist that believes the government is constantly spying on us citizens in ways that we don’t know then this might not be a good fit for you. They will track what you do and see a lot. However, they claim that the app will not track certain things such as communication via email, and other private things such as passwords.
The Number 1 Complaint
After doing a lot of research on this app and reading over dozens upon dozens of member reviews there is one compliant that I saw over and over and over again, which tells me that this is a real and very serious concern.
The complaint I am talking about is members getting locked out of their account for no legitimate reason after cashing out their money or coming close to doing so. I have reviewed other similar apps that seem to do this. They don’t want to pay members so they come up with some BS reason to lock them out of their accounts when it reaches time to pay up.
And when I say this complaint came up again and again.. I’m talking like 1/3 of the complaints I read over were about this.
Just to give you some examples of people complaining about this here are some screenshots that I took from SurveyPolice, which is a site where people can submit their own reviews…
Its understandable to have a couple complaints about this. I mean, there are legitimate reasons why people would get locked out of their accounts. But the amount of complaints I found about this is overwhelming.
Final Thoughts & What I Recommend
I am not really sure what is going on with MobileXpression but there is definitely some really “scammy” activity surrounding this app. There still isn’t enough however for me to conclude that it is a scam. All I can tell you is try this at your own risk.
But personally, I am not going to bother with it. Even if the whole getting locked out of your account thing wasn’t going on it still wouldn’t be worth it. The rewards are pretty much pointless and its not really worth running up your data, slowing down your phone, and draining your battery.
But if you really do want an app like this that tracks your activity and allows you to earn from that then I would suggest Cross Media Panel over this place.
But honestly I don’t really care for any of these data spying apps. They just seem like a waste of time and there are too many downsides to make it a worth it. And they sure as heck aren’t going to make you much money at all which is what its all about right?
Anyway, if you are looking to make money online then one thing I will recommend is that you take a look at how I make money online.
I actually make a living working online and I sure as heck am not making it from apps spying on what I do on my phone. I have written a post on what I do to make money online, how it all works, and how others can do the same. You can click the link below to read about it if you want to.
Comments, questions, concerns??? Leave them in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you 🙂