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davidlw
Jul 31, 2008, 10:15 AM
I read somewhere that if the Mobile Me server goes down etc. that I will not have access to my contacts nor calendar. Well that is not good, what if I am sitting with a customer and I need some info., will I not be able to get it? That is why I got Mobile Me was to get info. on the road. Please advise! PS Mobile Me is working great for me, I love it.



FSUSem1noles
Jul 31, 2008, 10:21 AM
I read somewhere that if the Mobile Me server goes down etc. that I will not have access to my contacts nor calendar. Well that is not good, what if I am sitting with a customer and I need some info., will I not be able to get it? That is why I got Mobile Me was to get info. on the road. Please advise! PS Mobile Me is working great for me, I love it.

I think it might hold a bit of truth to it, I'm not sure to what extent though...

But just as an example, about 2 weeks ago, MM was down, I couldn't log into the MM website and the contacts on my phone were all gone.. later in the day when I went to make a phone call, low and behold they magically appeared, I tried to log into the MM website and that was also up..

So, I would say there's a bit of truth to it! ;)

davidlw
Jul 31, 2008, 10:28 AM
I wonder if Apple could make it where your contacts and calendar stay on your iphone and just do updates from the cloud. It seems that most folks need their info. at all times not just when Mobile Me is working.

gauchogolfer
Jul 31, 2008, 10:37 AM
Problems with the cloud shouldn't affect your calendars and contacts on the iPhone.

danny_w
Jul 31, 2008, 10:40 AM
Problems with the cloud shouldn't affect your calendars and contacts on the iPhone.
That's the operative word here.

Peace
Jul 31, 2008, 10:42 AM
Problems with the cloud shouldn't affect your calendars and contacts on the iPhone.

I agree. They should still be on the iPhone. In theory.

Nice avatar btw gauchogolfer!

davidlw
Jul 31, 2008, 11:24 AM
I guess that is true. I just turned the iphone to Airplane mode and the contacts and calendar are still there so I guess that even if you are not on the air, your contacts etc. should still stay put.

Kilamite
Jul 31, 2008, 11:53 AM
Course they still stay there.

The iPhone nor your Mac needs to be connected to MobileMe in order for your contact and calendar entries to be there. They are stored on your device.

If there is a problem with the MobileMe servers, then any updates made on your Mac or iPhone won't be pushed to the cloud until the server issues are resolved.

Unless you don't have an iPhone or a Mac and use Me.com, then you won't be able to access your contacts and calendar entries.

i-John
Jul 31, 2008, 12:08 PM
I wonder if Apple could make it where your contacts and calendar stay on your iphone and just do updates from the cloud. It seems that most folks need their info. at all times not just when Mobile Me is working.
If your contacts are on your iPhone, mobile me makes no difference. The contacts will stay there. If mobile me servers are down, any changes won't sync until it comes back up.

davidlw
Jul 31, 2008, 02:10 PM
Thanks folks, I can sleep better now. My business depends on that information.

danny_w
Jul 31, 2008, 02:14 PM
Thanks folks, I can sleep better now. My business depends on that information.
I don't think it is quite that simple, although it should be. Remember what FSUSem1noles said:

But just as an example, about 2 weeks ago, MM was down, I couldn't log into the MM website and the contacts on my phone were all gone.. later in the day when I went to make a phone call, low and behold they magically appeared, I tried to log into the MM website and that was also up..

davidlw
Jul 31, 2008, 05:41 PM
Same thing happened to me and that is why I ask the question in the first place.

DiamondMac
Aug 1, 2008, 01:13 AM
Thanks folks, I can sleep better now. My business depends on that information.

Be careful and ALWAYS back up

I already use a GMail account for family/friends and keep the .Mac for work. I had .Mac for 2 years before the MobileMe transition and wasn't able to access my .Mac email for roughly 2 weeks which is almost an utter and complete disaster for me.

Thankfully, because I had backups and because I worked over-time, I got things done but man was it close and man was I pissed at not having email access for two damn weeks.

Tough but the way the internet is today, never hurts to have it in more than one safe place

jc1350
Aug 1, 2008, 12:49 PM
Thanks folks, I can sleep better now. My business depends on that information.

If your business depends on that data, shouldn't you subscribe to a service that offers a Service Level Agreement instead of depending on a CONSUMER service with no SLA and no guarantee concerning user data?