To dot mac or not to dot mac, that is the question...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by succor4u, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. succor4u macrumors newbie

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    .mac just sent me this little reminder

    "you haven't activated your account yet. Find out what wonderful things it can do!"

    It gave me this cute little button which said, "Activate now." I clicked on the button.

    It asked me for this sixteen digit code that came with the nearly empty box, and when I clicked enter, it said the key had already been used. I tried clicking "new account" but it had the same statement.

    They contacted me. Why can't I use the only activation key I have? I've kept my email addresses consistent since I started up with this computer. So, why have I run into a brick wall?

    So far, dot mac isn't worth the trouble, or the $99.00.

    Ron.
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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I like it to keep my Macs synced but that's about it. It's not a brilliant service and it could do with a few more GB of storage but it works for me. :)
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I'd wait until after Macworld to decide about .Mac, since new features are rumored to be arriving.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    But won't the new features be carried through to old subscribers anyway? I reckon this is one instance where waiting doesn't really change things. :)

    Maybe that's just my incredibly impatient nature talking...
     
  5. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I'm thinking, too. No need to wait. If you want to subscribe to .mac go head and do it. I'm a .mac subscriber as well and I like the service it offers. Yes there is quite a bit of room for improvement I hope Apple addresses some of the shortcomings sooner than later.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It won't change what you get, but it might change whether you want it.

    succor4u said "So far, dot mac isn't worth the trouble, or the $99.00." My point is that .mac might become worth the trouble and the price if new features are announced.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good point, but I guess that kind of goes without saying. I mean, if a product gets improved, then people may change their minds as to whether they want it... :)
     
  8. succor4u thread starter macrumors newbie

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    notice how everyone sidestepped my question

    I feel like I'm on an episode of The X-Files.

    Sheesh.

    :cool:
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe rephrase your question. I just assumed the activation key's year had run out. :)
     
  10. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    The sharing of photos, vdo, etc with friends and family (Homepage) makes it all worthwhile to me!!! Well worth that measly $100 a year!
     
  11. DerChef macrumors 6502

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    My advice is if you have broadband/DSL give it a try. If you dont give it a miss.

    Advantages IMAP mail server, impressive integration.

    Disadvantages Still as buggy as hell, mail poor junk mail filtering, webmail has unlike most other things Mac really poor search features.
     
  12. Nermal Moderator

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    To answer the actual question :) I'd contact Apple. Your activation code definitely should work! Did you buy it new? Was the box sealed?
     

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