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MikaelSmoot
Jan 20, 2010, 05:07 PM
just signed up for mobile me and i got the two month free trial, but i bought an activation code from amazon, i know i go to mobileme.com/activate

but should i turn off automatic renewal and if so how do i turn it off dont seeit int he settings



upaymeifixit
Jan 20, 2010, 05:18 PM
You should wait to use the pre-purchased activation key until the last few days of your trial because that's two extra months you will get out of it. It is completely up to you as to whether you want to enable auto renewal or not. I don't have it on because I have two years worth of MobileMe keys that I got a discount on, so in the last few weeks I just renew it myself. To mess with that setting log into me.com (http://me.com/) and go to the preferences icon, then click on the "Account Options" tab on the left, and then there should be a checkbox under renew.

To go directly to that page go to: https://secure.me.com/account/#&navIndex=3 (Maybe)

MikaelSmoot
Jan 20, 2010, 05:39 PM
when i go to account settings there no button, just cancel account, end trial, and account summary

upaymeifixit
Jan 20, 2010, 05:43 PM
Sorry, I forgot, that button will only appear when it has some type of credit card information or way or charging you.

Revelation78
Jan 20, 2010, 06:51 PM
You can also put it in anytime you want, you will not "lose" those two free months, it will "charge" the code you input at the end of your trial period.

upaymeifixit
Jan 20, 2010, 06:55 PM
You can also put it in anytime you want, you will not "lose" those two free months, it will "charge" the code you input at the end of your trial period.

I thought that too but that's not what a few apple employees told me.

Morod
Jan 20, 2010, 08:52 PM
My MM account expires in April. A month ago I entered my renewal key at mobileme.com/activate as I don't have credit card info stored on MM. The MM account will automatically use the renewal key on the day my account were to expire. So no time lost.

upaymeifixit
Jan 20, 2010, 08:58 PM
Okay, then never mind MikaelSmoot you should use the activation key now. And you don't need to worry about it automatically charging you as they don't have your info. However, I don't know what will give them that info. If you buy a song on itunes, or do anything with a credit card on that account, it may keep it and automatically turn on automatic updates. Can anyone confirm this?

rorschach
Jan 23, 2010, 11:08 PM
I believe the activation key will automatically renew it on the expiration date. At least that is how mine did it.

My MobileMe account was going to expire on December 3, 2009 and it automatically renewed on that date, expiring on December 3, 2010.

I also had a complimentary activation key that I hadn't used. I just entered it in, and it did not apply the activation key immediately (ie so that my account would expire on January 24, 2011) but instead the key will be applied on December 3, 2010 when this year expires, and will last until December 3, 2011.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5465/mobileme.jpg

Weaselboy
Jan 24, 2010, 11:14 AM
I believe the activation key will automatically renew it on the expiration date. At least that is how mine did it.

I have done this a couple years now, and that is exactly how it works.