MobileMe trial after previous .Mac trial?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by dobomode, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I did the .Mac trial a few months ago and chose not to go for a fully paid account (wasn't convincing enough). Is there a way to do a MobileMe trial using my old (and now expired) .Mac account?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I use to have a .Mac trial account as well and just signed up for a MobileMe trial account using the same username which worked.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Hamilton, Canada
    #3
    i think as soon as the trial ends and you don't subscribe, it would wipe all your data. so by using your old username, it's just creating a new one with the unused name... but i don't know.

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    also, it seems to not really know if you've had a trial before, which was nice, because i had a .mac one and didn't subscribe, but i was able to sign up for a mobileme one anyway.
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Bergen, Norway
    #4
    That doesn't work for me. I get a "Your choice of name is unavailable. Choose one of the suggested names or enter a new member name."-message.

    Nor does logging in with my old username and password (the same as I still use as .Mac IM account, without any problems), as suggested by the MM FAQ. If I try that I get a "Invalid member name or password."-message.

    I don't think my old name has been reused, because - as I said above - I still use the account data for IM in Adium, and if I go to http://idisk.mac.com/username-Public I get an "Account Error: Inactive"-message.

    And I can still sign in using the System Preferences (both before and after the .Mac -> MM update):

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    So how do I re-activate it (preferably getting a 60-day trial in the process, before I decide if this is worth paying NOK 690,- ≈ US$136 per year)? Anyone managed something like this?

    :confused:
     
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    ITASOR

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    Oneida, NY
    #5
    I found this post in a Google search and I am wondering the same thing. I wanted to try MobileMe using my old .Mac trial username. I still use the AIM screenname (@mac.com) associated with my trial. However unlike you, I cannot log in using the System Preference. That says: Invalid member name or password.

    If anyone has any ideas on how to either get a free trial or purchase MobileMe using an expired .Mac trial account name, that would be great.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Im trying to do the same thing. Where on the apple website can I download the trial for MobileMe? I've looked all over and cant find it.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    hankolerd

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    Seattle, WA
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    gadawg, go to www.me.com and then say sign up for trial, or whatever. anyone having the problem where they can log in through system preferences, but not on the me.com site?? I was able to start a new trial with my old username and information no problem, i just can't log into me.com to cancel before apple charges me for it, granted that i still have 2 months to figure it out.:apple:
     

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