A will you renew your subscription?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by ct2k7, Nov 22, 2010.

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Will you renew your subscription?

  1. Yes

    50 vote(s)
    78.1%
  2. No

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
  1. macrumors 603

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    Simple question, in light of recent changes, has MobileMe been devalued or valued at such that you, as a current paid subscriber will renew your paid subscription with Apple.

    Is the cost justified for the premium of 2/3 features (gallery and find my iOS are free)?
     
  2. Playgear, Nov 23, 2010
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    macrumors regular

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    Are you sure Gallery is free?..
     
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    JuanGuapo

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    The App is free, Gallery is still part of a paid $$$ subscription.
     
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    JuanGuapo

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    In regard to renewals, the enrollment kits (labeled "old version") are on Amazon for $41.

    http://goo.gl/1UtnC :apple:
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    That link is what changed me from a 'NFW' to 'Yes ...at least this time'.

    I hope the 'big improvements' SJ is promising are at least worth $40 a year ...
     
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    OllyW

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    I've been a member for 6 years and have never paid more than 50% of the recommended price so as long as I can still find bargain renewals, I've no reason to stop subscribing. :)
     
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    Matthew9559

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    I have 144 days left of my first year of MobileMe. I will absolutely renew. It's a very valuable service, even with a few short comings. I use Dropbox for file storage because I have a Windows 7 desktop and Windows 7 partition on my MBP for school (Visual Studio 2010, etc.).
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    so when its time to renew...if you can find a discount ie. amazon...then you don't have to pay apple's full price?

    so for the newbie question
     
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    OllyW

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    Yes, you just renew using the code in the box.
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    where might i find this deal? thank you good sir!
     
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    ulbador

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    It's mentioned elsewhere, but go to Amazon and search for "Mobile Me Old Version".

    The current cheapest version is $44 vs the $99 renewal price. For the $44, you get a box, a couple of snazzy Apple stickers and a code you use to go to me.com/activate and type in to renew. I've seen it range from $39 for a renewal to $51.
     
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    lostngone

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    Yes

    It is only going to get better next year. Plus I have mac.com account.
     
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    OllyW

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    The last one I bought was an old dotMac box off eBay for only £15 ($23). :)
     
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    sushi

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    For me, it's worth it.

    I would like to see the storage for the base price.

    I would like the file sharing to be improved on how it records sharing.

    But other than that, it works well for me.
     
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    AdeFowler

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    I have a Family Pack and it's worth every penny.

    I get the feeling that not everyone fully exploits the features. For example, I use iDisk for sharing large files with clients and it's so simple and intuitive to use, plus clients can upload files through any browser.
     
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    Dr McKay

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    Of course I'll bitch and moan about how free competitors can achieve the same job but in the end I'm far to lazy to make the switch, it took me months to swap from @live to @me because little things kept popping up which I'd forgotten existed and had to change, I'll just pay for the convenience.

    I'm still dependent on my @live for my Windows Live ID for my gamer tag. And it's my Apple ID. It won't let me migrate my apple ID to my @me for some reason.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148a Safari/6533.18.5)

    The disaster with MobileMe starts when you have a couple of Macs and one iPhone that you sync all with that failing service. You start to receive all kind of surprises: revival of dead events in your schedule, contacts repeated 30!! times each (not all, just some, randomly) etc.
     
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    OllyW

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    I've got the same set up as you and haven't had any of those problems. The syncing between Macs and iPhone works very well for me.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I will now since I no longer pay 99 dollars from Apple. I buy it for 30-40 dollars now. And use it for my website of the same name.
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    It did work fine while it was dot.Mac. I started long ago syncing between Macs and a Treo. As soon as it appeared i moved to iPhone.
    It kept working fine. Then came the migration to MobileMe....
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's my hope. Otherwise, it would have been my first and last year as a paid me.com customer.

    -t
     
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    scottness

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    I've been syncing flawlessly with one Mac, two iPhones and one iPad... Until I added a second Mac and then I get all kinds of duplicates and missing contacts, etc. Sad thing is, I try to go back to just one mac and it no longer works. Seems fine with JUST two iPhones and an iPad so far... Drives me insane. It better get better, or I won't renew. I don't trust it at this point.
     

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