View Full Version : Procedure for updating from .Mac trial to purchased MobileMe

Doctor Q
Jul 12, 2008, 12:18 AM
What are the steps to going from a 30-day trial in progress to a paid account?

My .Mac trial has a few weeks left. Meanwhile, I paid for MobileMe membership and Apple sent me an activation code.

I'm probably missing something obvious, but now what?

If I log into my trial account, under Account Summary it says I can enter a credit card, but I don't need to pay again. Under Account Options -> Upgrades, it says I can "Skip Trial" but I don't know what that means.

If I go to www.me.com/activate, the choices are Create a new account with a new member name
Reactivate an expired account
Renew an existing account
but there is no choice for "Activate/upgrade trial account".

The .Mac to MobileMe transition FAQ (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1932) doesn't address this. I don't see the answer in MobileMe Support (http://www.apple.com/support/mobileme/) either.

What's the secret?

Jul 12, 2008, 12:21 AM
I would imagine you would want to 'renew an existing account'

Jul 12, 2008, 12:22 AM
"renew an existing account" seems the most likely option.


Doctor Q
Jul 12, 2008, 12:41 AM
Your predictions were correct.