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Explorer Communications

P.O. Box 83135, Phoenix, AZ 85071 http://www.explorercomm.com

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Explorer Communications include:

  • BBB does not have sufficient information to determine how long this business has been operating
  • 137 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 10 complaints filed against business
  • 3 complaints filed against business that were not resolved
  • BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business
  • Business has failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

137 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 109 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 28
Billing/Collection Issues 5
Delivery Issues 51
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 5
Problems with Product/Service 48
Total Closed Complaints 137

Additional Complaint Information

According to information in BBB files, this company has a pattern of complaints involving advertising, delivery, billing, guarantee, sales, refund, contract, and customer service issues. Complaints allege this business sells magazine subscriptions and books door-to-door, usually on college campuses. Some consumers state that the individuals going door-to-door are usually young adults claiming to sell magazines for local organizations, schools, or to earn funds for college or a trip. Complainants allege never receiving the magazines and/or books they order. Additionally, customers report difficulty reaching the company when problems arise. Consumers state they cannot contact the business and/or do not receive a response from the company until they file a complaint with the BBB. At this time, Explorer Communications is responding and resolving some, but not all, BBB complaints.

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

6 Customer Reviews on Explorer Communications
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 6
Total Customer Reviews 6

Additional Information

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BBB file opened: July 25, 2012
Business Category

Door-to-Door Sales - Magazines

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Magazine Sales Door to Door
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