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mpossoff
Sep 12, 2010, 12:12 PM
I just signed up for free trial of mobile me. Seems pretty neat.

Who's using mobile me and what you like and don't like about it?

Marc



dthmtlgod
Sep 12, 2010, 12:16 PM
I just signed up for free trial of mobile me. Seems pretty neat.

Who's using mobile me and what you like and don't like about it?

Marc

I been using it for a while. Love it. Check eBay before you buy. I got a 15 month subscription for $54.

Tom G.
Sep 12, 2010, 12:23 PM
I have MobileMe and use it for quite a few reasons, but the biggie is the iCal and Contacts sync between my iPhone, iPad, and iMac.

Also the ease of transferring files between Pages on my iPad and Pages on my iMac, using iDisc, which works through MobileMe.

I should add one important fact for people who purchase MobileMe on eBay. Yes it is cheaper by quite a lot, and you can get extended time on it. However the second year and beyond is at the normal rate of $99.00. The only way to get around that is to cancel at the end of each year and re-purchase it on eBay, but then you may lose all data stored in Mobile me. So that savings is for the first year only.

mpossoff
Sep 12, 2010, 12:24 PM
:D
I been using it for a while. Love it. Check eBay before you buy. I got a 15 month subscription for $54.

Thanks when my free trial is up I'll look into eBay.

Marc

Irish Rose
Sep 12, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I just signed up for free trial of mobile me. Seems pretty neat.

Who's using mobile me and what you like and don't like about it?

Marc

I been using it for a while. Love it. Check eBay before you buy. I got a 15 month subscription for $54.

+1.... Got mine on eBay for $49.00.

ntrigue
Sep 12, 2010, 12:38 PM
It's priceless for syncing between two computers, iPad and iPhone. Bookmarks, calendars and contacts. Check.

The Find iPhone service actually works; though I don't always leave GPS on.

The email is the most spam-free experience I've had, better than Gmail.

Allows me to upload photos online for sharing.

benoitgphoto
Sep 12, 2010, 12:42 PM
I just signed up for free trial of mobile me. Seems pretty neat.

Who's using mobile me and what you like and don't like about it?

Marc

Yep...it's excellent. I love everything on it. I can get my 2 Macs and iPhone synced on contacts, calendars, emails, bookmarks, etc. Can also share pictures and store my web site. It's excellent.

mpossoff
Sep 12, 2010, 12:42 PM
Can you use mobile me with a pc?

Marc

elppa
Sep 12, 2010, 12:45 PM
Can you use mobile me with a pc?

Marc

Yes:
MobileMe works on your PC. (http://www.apple.com/mobileme/features/pc.html)

benoitgphoto
Sep 12, 2010, 12:45 PM
Can you use mobile me with a pc?

Marc

Yes.

afd
Sep 12, 2010, 12:46 PM
I have MobileMe and use it for quite a few reasons, but the biggie is the iCal and Contacts sync between my iPhone, iPad, and iMac.

Also the ease of transferring files between Pages on my iPad and Pages on my iMac, using iDisc, which works through MobileMe.

I should add one important fact for people who purchase MobileMe on eBay. Yes it is cheaper by quite a lot, and you can get extended time on it. However the second year and beyond is at the normal rate of $99.00. The only way to get around that is to cancel at the end of each year and re-purchase it on eBay, but then you may lose all data stored in Mobile me. So that savings is for the first year only.

This isn't the case. You can buy MobileMe from eBay before the year is up and put in the code for another year. Have done this twice.

ssdeg7
Sep 12, 2010, 12:48 PM
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+1.... Got mine on eBay for $49.00.

Wow, and how does this work? Someone buys a Mac and a subscription for MobileMe for $69 and then decides to sell his subscription or what?

At $49 a year it is really worth it.

iAmYou
Sep 12, 2010, 12:51 PM
I should add one important fact for people who purchase MobileMe on eBay. Yes it is cheaper by quite a lot, and you can get extended time on it. However the second year and beyond is at the normal rate of $99.00. The only way to get around that is to cancel at the end of each year and re-purchase it on eBay, but then you may lose all data stored in Mobile me. So that savings is for the first year only.

Completely False. Buy on ebay or through amazon and enter the code.

ssdeg7
Sep 12, 2010, 12:53 PM
Completely False. Buy on ebay or through amazon and enter the code.

Someone is selling a year subscription at ebay for only 99 cents! Can this be true? Haha

http://cgi.ebay.com/One-Year-Apple-MobileMe-Service-2010-/250695860905?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5ea342a9

Jetaray
Sep 12, 2010, 12:59 PM
Someone is selling a year subscription at ebay for only 99 cents! Can this be true? Haha

http://cgi.ebay.com/One-Year-Apple-MobileMe-Service-2010-/250695860905?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5ea342a9

Better to say they have an auction for MobileMe subscription key starting at 99 cents. I doubt it will sell any less then what it sells for in a buy it now auctions.

ssdeg7
Sep 12, 2010, 01:01 PM
Better to say they have an auction for MobileMe subscription key starting at 99 cents. I doubt it will sell any less then what it sells for in a buy it now auctions.

Oh, thanks, I really never buy stuff at eBay

androiphone
Sep 12, 2010, 01:03 PM
just to throw gmail into the mix google sync (http://www.google.com/mobile/sync/)
set up instructions (http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252)

with this you dont loose your email or everything when you stop paying, and you couls always give it a go since it's free and if you don't llike it you can quit with no loss.

IrishVixen
Sep 12, 2010, 01:19 PM
This isn't the case. You can buy MobileMe from eBay before the year is up and put in the code for another year. Have done this twice.

+1 Absolutely do NOT need to cancel first, the other poster is way off base. You can input a code to extend at any time; it will simply add a year onto your current subscription. I did this just a few weeks ago, after reading about literally dozens of users here who've done it.

ATC
Sep 12, 2010, 01:20 PM
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just to throw gmail into the mix google sync (http://www.google.com/mobile/sync/)
set up instructions (http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252)

with this you dont loose your email or everything when you stop paying, and you couls always give it a go since it's free and if you don't llike it you can quit with no loss.

I'm a long time MobileMe user (since before it was called .Mac) and loved but last year I tried Gmail (along with Google contacts and calendar) and worked great with my iMac (sync with iCal, contacts and address book).

And I've set up my iPhone now (using the second link - as MSFT exchange) for the past 3 weeks and it works brilliantly (full OTA sync for email, contacts and calendar) and free. No longer need MobileMe.

Not saying that MobileMe is a waste, but for me and for what I want this has fully replaced MobileMe.

mpossoff
Sep 12, 2010, 03:11 PM
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I'm a long time MobileMe user (since before it was called .Mac) and loved but last year I tried Gmail (along with Google contacts and calendar) and worked great with my iMac (sync with iCal, contacts and address book).

And I've set up my iPhone now (using the second link - as MSFT exchange) for the past 3 weeks and it works brilliantly (full OTA sync for email, contacts and calendar) and free. No longer need MobileMe.

Not saying that MobileMe is a waste, but for me and for what I want this has fully replaced MobileMe.

Msft exchange? Can you elaborate?

Marc

Mr Bigs
Sep 12, 2010, 04:18 PM
It's priceless for syncing between two computers, iPad and iPhone. Bookmarks, calendars and contacts. Check.

The Find iPhone service actually works; though I don't always leave GPS on.

The email is the most spam-free experience I've had, better than Gmail.

Allows me to upload photos online for sharing.You must be the first because I don't get a drop of spam from gmail:rolleyes:

VulchR
Sep 12, 2010, 04:25 PM
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I have MobileMe and find it very useful. What don't I like about? Well, the fact that ^*%~# To-Do items do not synch from iCal. :(

ATC
Sep 12, 2010, 04:26 PM
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I'm a long time MobileMe user (since before it was called .Mac) and loved but last year I tried Gmail (along with Google contacts and calendar) and worked great with my iMac (sync with iCal, contacts and address book).

And I've set up my iPhone now (using the second link - as MSFT exchange) for the past 3 weeks and it works brilliantly (full OTA sync for email, contacts and calendar) and free. No longer need MobileMe.

Not saying that MobileMe is a waste, but for me and for what I want this has fully replaced MobileMe.

Msft exchange? Can you elaborate?

Marc

Follow the instructions in this link:
http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252

Irish Rose
Sep 12, 2010, 07:41 PM
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+1.... Got mine on eBay for $49.00.

Wow, and how does this work? Someone buys a Mac and a subscription for MobileMe for $69 and then decides to sell his subscription or what?

At $49 a year it is really worth it.

I'm not sure how the seller that I purchased from got it, but mine was was not the first, and the seller had 100% positive feedback. And I liked the fact that he mailed the box to my house, instead of emailing the code like a few other people were doing.

kasakka
Sep 12, 2010, 08:16 PM
For what it is, they should offer it for free. The only thing that is actually great is the Find my iPhone service. That's the only reason I got the trial. For those who don't care about rest of MobileMe they should offer at least that to keep thieves at bay.

ntrigue
Sep 12, 2010, 10:26 PM
You must be the first because I don't get a drop of spam from gmail:rolleyes:

You mustn't know where to look. It's there.

Stampyhead
Sep 13, 2010, 08:05 AM
just to throw gmail into the mix google sync (http://www.google.com/mobile/sync/)
set up instructions (http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252)

with this you dont loose your email or everything when you stop paying, and you couls always give it a go since it's free and if you don't llike it you can quit with no loss.

I took a 2 year hiatus from MobileMe back when it was .Mac and when I decided to come back not only did I still have my same username but all of my old emails were still there in the inbox.

androiphone
Sep 13, 2010, 08:06 AM
You mustn't know where to look. It's there.

what do you mean? that if you look in the spam folder that's where you find it?

because that is where it is supposed to be! I like the other person has never had a single spam email in my inbox and also never a correct email in the spam folder.

the only reason you wouldnt get much spam at all is if you dont use the email, I have a hotmail account I don't use and have never got a spam email at all, yet if I used it and signed up for stuff them I'm sure I would be spamed to hell.

I took a 2 year hiatus from MobileMe back when it was .Mac and when I decided to come back not only did I still have my same username but all of my old emails were still there in the inbox.

yes but if you use your email (say have bought something from amazon on it) then if you decide to leave you have to go through all the sites you used it on and change them to your new one, which anyway you cut it will be a major hassle, or you could just not use the email service that you are paying for and just use a free email account (say a gmail account) but surely you should just use gmail fullstop then with its free syncing? (obviously this is if you signed up for all the services of mobileme and not just find me bit)

41willys
Sep 13, 2010, 08:54 AM
Does the FindmyPhone work when the phone is turned off?

ntrigue
Sep 15, 2010, 10:04 PM
Does the FindmyPhone work when the phone is turned off?

Of course not.

Supa_Fly
Sep 22, 2010, 09:36 PM
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+1.... Got mine on eBay for $49.00.

Does this only apply to ebay.com/USA users or is the pricing reflected for Canadians and other nations as well?

Thanks.


Also, I'm wondering if anyone uses MobileMe for remote TimeMachine backups on their MBP's while outside of their home WLAN/LAN setups?! IF so, nobody stated thus far, are you using a NAS solution at home?

Final inquiry before I make a specific thread, maybe I should really; can the iWeb/Online storage space be increased as needed?