I will put my CN experience up against any of yours for being horrible, ridiculous, intolerable and disgusting. My personal circumstances in the second half of August when my line died could not possibly have been more inconvenient. I literally went on the road for two weeks about an hour before service collapsed. For the next 14 days, driving alone around the country, I was limited to pulling off the highway and sitting in my car outside a Starbucks, etc. whenever I needed to communicate with the world during the day. And then for the next four months, I exchanged more than 100 ever-more-ridiculous emails with CN's so-called "support" department, and of course none of those emails led to any sort of resolution whatsoever. Nearly all of those emails, by the way, were CCed to Tom or sent to him directly. He never uttered a peep.
And then yesterday, to my absolute astonishment, in a chat with one of the CN minions, I was able to cash out 122 gold to a family member's sprint account. That was slightly more than her upcoming bill, but sprint -- you know, a functioning company that is not based on deceit and incompetence -- processed the payment instantly and applied the rest to her account as a future credit. I want to make it clear, before the apologists here try to make this out as something else, that this is NOT a pro CN posting. The company is despicable: stunningly incompetent at best, and criminally dishonest at worst. One of the hallmarks of Ponzi schemes is that occasionally, somebody has to be paid just to keep up appearances. So it won't surprise me at all if I eventually learn that I am just that lucky person.
But I wanted to report these happy results so the many of you here who are just as frustrated can see what happened. I'm attaching a transcript of the chat that eventually led to a resolution. You want to read it from the bottom up so you can grasp the process.
And now that I have a mere 13 silver left in my account, I also want to be very clear that I am absolutely done with CN. I'm not surprised to hear that the swiping isn't working at the moment, but regardless, there won't be any more swiping from me. I'm deleting the app. Get what you can out of them and run away. What a hideous mess. Perhaps you can use the approach in my chat to get something good for yourself. And please note that even halfway through the ultimately successful process, they were still giving me the BS line about "oh just give it more time" as if something actually was in the pipeline, when of course it wasn't. As you'll see, they even basically admitted that it never was actually happening, later in the chat. And then, magically, when I got just tough enough or just lucky enough, they made it happen in less than 15 minutes. So the whole "24 hours or maybe more" thing? That's a complete ruse. Don't buy it.
If you know someone who has an account with one of the big four (or with Amazon...yeah, sure), work it out with them that you will attempt to send payment of your total in golds to their account, and they can then pay you back. Even if you're trying to maintain a red pocket account, cash out all your gold now as I did, and then pay red pocket out of the proceeds. Don't mess around with this company any longer than you have to.
Good luck everyone!