Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

    • inner_grace
    • By inner_grace 10th May 17, 12:54 PM
    • 36Posts
    • 8Thanks
    iPods Icompass/Mediacell panel
    • #1
    • 10th May 17, 12:54 PM
    iPods Icompass/Mediacell panel 10th May 17 at 12:54 PM
    Has anyone else installed the mediacell+ app on their mobile phone? It is an app used by ipsos to monitor what is watched on TV and what internet sites are visited?

    The incentives are decent, 10 gift voucher each month for Amazon or MandS.

    Downside is seems to be using a lot of my battery power having it running all the time and noticed it turns off on its own each time I make or receive a call. Anyone else has issues with it? Not sure about it now. Wonder if anyone else has successfully used it and recommends? Perhaps it's just my phone that doesn't get on with the app.
Page 1
    • winston75
    • By winston75 13th May 17, 3:21 PM
    • 13 Posts
    • 8 Thanks
    • #2
    • 13th May 17, 3:21 PM
    • #2
    • 13th May 17, 3:21 PM
    I would like to hear from other people using the app too. I have just installed and am wondering if they will actually pay out? Can't find any info online about the app. Am worried about battery usage too.

    Are we allowed to/able to switch our phones off? It isn't clear from the website.

    Other similar schemes have people complaining about not being payed out when the end of the month comes. So would love to hear if people have been using this. Or is it just really new?
    • tonycarew
    • By tonycarew 14th May 17, 5:50 PM
    • 207 Posts
    • 116 Thanks
    • #3
    • 14th May 17, 5:50 PM
    • #3
    • 14th May 17, 5:50 PM
    I installed the app on my iPhone 5s and can confirm that I did receive the 10 amazon voucher for installing it.
    I have since however uninstalled the app as I too found that it switched itself off after both in coming and out going calls,it also caused the text alert sounds to stop.
    I too found that my battery was draining very quickly with the app running and I had to recharge every day.
    I was called by the apps help desk who were unable to assist regarding the battery drain and the app switching off between calls.I got the impression that these problems are common.They also confirmed that they expect the phone to be left running 24/7.
    I would have preferred to have been able to have kept the app as I said they do pay as promised and it would have been a nice little earner.
    Last edited by tonycarew; 14-05-2017 at 5:57 PM.
    • lentils
    • By lentils 7th Nov 17, 12:27 AM
    • 1 Posts
    • 1 Thanks
    • #4
    • 7th Nov 17, 12:27 AM
    • #4
    • 7th Nov 17, 12:27 AM
    Joined through reputable third party for a smartphone behavioural tracking app.
    Ipsos running this study is a big known company.
    However, when joining they attached a survey about devices I own, which I completed.

    THEN they started to tell me that I had to install their app in my other devices, laptop tablet [and for the same reward].
    I protested because this was NOT stated at beginning, the devices survey they attached was a sneaky way to recruits respondents and stuck their app in all of their devices.

    They started telling me that I would not receive further rewards ... a bit of blackmailing as well... unless I complied with their request. I uninstalled their app as I don't like being taken for a ride.
    What a bunch of crooks.

    Just tell them the devices you want their app installed.
    Their mediacell app records / intercepts signals on what you are watching, TV radio etc. You carry your phone everywhere, inside and outside your home.
    • Gz7
    • By Gz7 29th Nov 17, 8:00 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    • #5
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:00 PM
    • #5
    • 29th Nov 17, 8:00 PM
    I downloaded the app and used it for a month, rather than getting a 20 pound voucher, I received an email saying I hadn't installed the app. When I emailed them my registration details they closed my account. I wouldn't bother with them. Also, every time I plugged in my headphones, the app asked to be restarted.
    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 30th Nov 17, 11:18 AM
    • 3,571 Posts
    • 1,876 Thanks
    • #6
    • 30th Nov 17, 11:18 AM
    • #6
    • 30th Nov 17, 11:18 AM
    I registered for the IPSOS postal survey and was advised would receive my login details sometime in November and would start receiving items in December. So far no sign of login details. I sent them an email only to find they chose so far not to reply. Very disappointed.
    • Sprogletto
    • By Sprogletto 6th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    • #7
    • 6th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
    Don't bother, waste of time.
    • #7
    • 6th Feb 18, 9:34 PM
    I signed up in November after seeing this from my mobile carrier. Honestly, i've only ever upto February recieved the 20 after haggling 3 calls for it honestly not worth it as they lie alot on the phone (luckily I record all calls when dealing with businesses as most tend to lie) saying they'll send it in the next 2 days.

    I'm plaiing on getting my next reward then cancelling them as there a waste of space on my phone and also want me to VPN all my usage and traffic to them which isn't safe for online banking.
    • definitivefreak
    • By definitivefreak 26th Jun 18, 10:56 AM
    • 65 Posts
    • 87 Thanks
    • #8
    • 26th Jun 18, 10:56 AM
    • #8
    • 26th Jun 18, 10:56 AM
    I signed up to this yesterday because the rewards sounded great. But I find that the red banner thingy at the top gets in the way - I can't tap the top of a browser to autoscroll to the top of a page, or hit a button that's partially covered by the banner. And also, it seems to have disabled my alert sounds and my alert vibrations. It's weird. I want to uninstall it but I'd kinda like to get the initial reward first...
    Swagbuck referral - ichimj
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,458Posts Today

8,799Users online

Martin's Twitter