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    ZGXtreme

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    From MobileMe's account page, covers free extensions, refunds, etc.

    "Information about the MobileMe transition
    Last Modified: June 06, 2011
    Article: HT4597

    Summary

    What's happening to MobileMe?

    Effective June 6, 2011, if you had an active MobileMe account, your service has been automatically extended through June 30, 2012, at no additional charge. After this, the MobileMe service will no longer be available.

    Products Affected
    MobileMe

    What will happen to the content I have on MobileMe?

    Apple has announced a new service called iCloud which will be available this fall and free for iOS 5 and OS X Lion users. When you sign up for iCloud, you'll be able to keep your me.com or mac.com email address and move your MobileMe mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service.

    When iCloud becomes available this fall, more details and instructions will be provided on how to make the move.

    Can I create a new MobileMe account?

    You can no longer create a new 60-day trial account or start a new subscription using a code contained in a MobileMe box. However, if you have a Family Pack subscription, you can still create new family member accounts.

    Can I upgrade to a Family Pack or purchase additional storage?

    Effective June 6, 2011, you can no longer upgrade your Individual account to a Family Pack or purchase additional storage for your MobileMe account.

    I purchased a MobileMe box and have not used the activation code inside. Can I get refund for it?

    Yes. If you have an unused activation code from a MobileMe box, you can submit a refund request."
     
  2. EricNau, Jun 6, 2011
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    Here's the link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4597


    Interesting, as I seem to recall that I already had my subscription paid through June 2012. Can't say I'm satisfied with their solution to this.

    EDIT: There does appear to be a way to request a refund: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4445

    EDITx2: Since my code was never activated, I was able to submit a refund request. Assuming it goes through, I gladly rescind my comment that I'm not satisfied. Although, I will add that my account was set to renew in a matter of days, which would have made this process much more difficult. So I got lucky.
     
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    ugahairydawgs

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    have you guys been able to create your icloud account? i can't get past sign up
     
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    iggypod

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    Thanks for posting that.

    So did I miss that iCloud will also include safari bookmark synching?

    I know there will be an icloud photo stream but will there be a gallery equivalent (permanent photo album storage), I saw photos delete after 30 days?

    Should be interesting.
     
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    iggypod

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    I don't think it's available until fall / iOS 5.
     
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    yeah, it's not available. icloud.com still goes to cloudme.com
     
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    OllyW

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    Needs proof of purchase.

    I don't think the code I recently used from an old .Mac retail box which I got off eBay for £15 a couple of years ago will qualify. :D
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    we could keep our current @me.com accounts or we would have to create new Id's?
     
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    Should be able to keep the @me
     
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    iggypod

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    It sounds like you'll be able to keep it with the details on exactly how to do that to be rovided when iCloud arrives.
     
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    ChristianJapan

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    Sounds all quite bumpy at this time ... just hope that those with an existing ID have some days "protected" application time in order to keep their ID ?

    Are we getting @icloud.com eMail in addition to @me.com ? Confused ...:confused:
     
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    There are many reasons why it would be bad for Apple to allow re-use of old @me.com addresses. As it happens, existing MobileMe accounts now run through June 2012. So yes, your ID is protected.
     
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    What happens in June 2012?!?
     
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    Ok, so I signed up for the MobileMe trial about a year ago. I did not pay for the service but the account is still available to 'renew'. Does this mean that I can retain the previous address, but instead of 'renew' where I would currently need to pay, would I get it for free?

    Just to double check, comes out with Lion right? And replaces the whole mobileme name etc ?

    Thank Youicloud
     
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    To quote Information about the MobileMe transition:
     
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    So our galleries and idisk content (and iweb for those that use it) are gone in a year, great....
     
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    Does anyone know / speculate how this effects web hosting? I use iWeb to maintain a simple site that is pushed to the web.me.com hosting service.

    Nate
     
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    A little confused on this

    It's says it's free for os 5 and lion users

    What's will happen if I am using snow leopard, will I lose my account?
     
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    iammike1

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    Pay the $30 for Lion....have iCloud for free indefinitely.
     
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    paulsalter

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    That's not what I asked

    I do not want lion, and want to know what this cloud does if you are on another os
     
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    Here's info about Mobile Me ALIASES:

    As of June 6, 2011, the following changes to MobileMe email aliases are no longer supported:

    Adding a new alias
    Deleting an existing alias
    Changing the active or inactive status of an alias
    Changing the color or description of an alias

    Currently active email aliases will continue to work for sending and receiving emails.

    The ability to add, delete, or change an email alias will be available for MobileMe members that move to iCloud, once it is available this fall.
     
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    Whatever floats your boat.
     
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    My wife is wondering this as well. She uses iWeb for a simple kindergarten website. I run a drupal-powered website, and I definitely do not want to have to take the time to put together a a cheerful, school-related Drupal-website theme that won't look as good or be as easy to use as the iWeb system she knows so well. Anyone know what will happen to people in the same situation as Nate and my wife?
     
  25. macrumors 68020

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    Most people will be in the process of migrating to underground bunkers in June 2012. You'll need to make sure your MobileMe is also migrated to iCloud by that date so you can keep up with what's happening above ground. :D
     

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