5 Days Left Of Free .mac Service...


macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 6, 2002
Brooklyn, NYC
So, who else is waiting till the bitter end to sign up for .mac? I am still not sure what to do. I already have 50 megs of web hosting with plenty of email for $10 a month. The .mac homepage is not really an option for a professional website for my business. The iDisk might be useful but I don't use it at all now so it probably would not be missed. The Virex I can do without. I don't see much of a use for Backup either. The only thing I will miss is my @mac.com email address which I've used as my main personal email for a year now. Who's gonna go for it and why?


Moderator emeritus
Mar 25, 2002
London, England
I signed up early on, and because of this it's actually been basically FREE for me....
$50 = £32 (approx)
On the 13/9/02 I got a rather nice mail from apple...
Dear Customer,

As an early adopter of the .Mac services, we would like thank you for your support and your confidence in Apple products. Buying a new Mac or shopping for the latest peripheral is easy and hassle-free on the online Apple Store. Therefore, we are pleased to offer you £30* off your next purchase on the Apple Store. Do you already have a digital camera to use with iPhoto, or a DV camcorder to enjoy iMovie ease-of-use? Did you hear about the brand new release of Mac OS X v10.2, and its 150 major new features, including an enhanced iDisk connection?
Whatever you need, we'll soon get you off to a flying start!

The Apple Store team.
So you see, after all that it's cost be about £2! :D


macrumors 603
Jul 3, 2002
Middle Earth
Sign up TJWETT

Get in for Half Price and if Apple hasn't made it worthwile in a year drop kick it. $50 is 4 bucks a month so it's a solid deal right now. I think Apple will probably roll out some nice additions come MacWorld.


macrumors 6502
Jul 16, 2002
New Zealand
I bought .Mac in the first week, and just having it is quite useful. Bit frustrated though when I then got given a free account from Learn and Earn.


macrumors 6502
Jul 16, 2002
New Zealand
I bought .Mac in the first week, and just having it is quite useful. Bit frustrated though when I then got given a free account from Learn and Earn.

It is worth having though for the amount of money it costs. If they don't drop the price next year though it will be worth reconsidering unless they have some awesome new features which I am sure they will.


macrumors 68040
Dec 29, 2001
get it

its a great thing, I love the .mac mail and idisk si the most handy thing you can have on your mac

by all means snap it up while you can


macrumors 601
Jan 13, 2002
secret city
yeah i payed my 50 bucks about 1 week and a half ago.

i have a question...

if someone signed up for a free trial account 2 days ago... will they still be elligibale to pay only 50 bucks for the real deal?


macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2002
I almost signed up when I heard that we would get the free photo prints in addition to all the features, as that might make it worthwhile for me,
but found out that it's only available to US and Canada. :rolleyes: :(


macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2002
A cardboard box.

They need to gear .Mac for students a bit. Im still paying off my powermac g4 867dp, and even now I still must pay more to keep my email. The email is all I use iTools for, and I could care less about backup or iDisk which doesnt even on my school's macs. So $50 for an email account is just waaay too much for me. Still, my current email is just too long, damn you road runner.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 16, 2002
I signed up yesterday for .mac. I'm intending on getting my money's worth out of iBackup. Not tried it yet, hoping it works well with backing up to CD. Don't really care about backing up to the web because I can't get broadband.

And I'm also hoping there will be some great new stuff in the near future.


macrumors 68000
May 24, 2002
'Toba, Canada
lol a free .mac shirt with a purchase of a years worth of .mac :p ".Mac...i had 100 bucks to spend on webspace"
i dont really have a need for .mac since:
1) i dont have a mac yet
2) i have 28.8 connection


macrumors 65816
Jun 14, 2002
yeah i got the same message... i dont rele care, i only get MRmail through mac mail anyways....


macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2001
Originally posted by tjwett
What does Backup do exactly? What does it do that I can't simply do with Toast and my CDRW or Zip?
From what I've learned thru playing with it, it just simplifies the backup process. It can recognize which files have been altered, and update them. It can easily replace iTunes, iCal, and Address Book lists for those users who might now know exactly where to put these files. It can do this with your iDisk, all the while giving you a clear indicator of how much of space you're using up. It can also perform a backup to multiple CD/RW's or DVD's in exactly the same manner.

It's been pretty cool (once I got the hang of how it works). I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on .Mac.