Extra fees upon sign up?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by blairbeckwith, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. blairbeckwith macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    Hey guys,

    I know Mobile Me is advertised as $99/year. I don't have a credit card to sign up with, but I have a $100 master Card Gift Card which is what I used to sign up for the trial, so it is an accepted form of payment. The problem is... are there any extra fees on top of the $99? because my card only has $100 on it, I have very little wiggle room. Thanks!
  2. hogfaninga macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2008
    Chestnut Tree Cafe
    Here is what I did. I signed up for the trial like you did. I tested it out to be sure I liked everything. I did. I went to ebay and looked at the prices. I got lucky and found it for $40 shipped. I bought it and then I can put the activation code it came with when my trial ends. I got lucky to get it for $40 (cheap even for ebay--very reputable seller and got it quick). You can always pick it up on ebay for $50-65 all the time. I would do that if I were you.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    or its $69 on amazon if ebay doesn't pan out.
  5. cwalex18 Guest

    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    Nope, after you pay the start-up cost, it gets you in for a year (no extra fees until you have to renew in a year).
  6. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    No extra charge. Just be careful about that renewal.

  7. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    but apple took 1.95$ when i signed up for trial yesterday why?
  8. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/530.17)

    I'm guessing Matercard took some sort of service fee?
  9. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    They charged me double that amount for my "free" trial...
    I guess it doesn't matter because I was going to buy a year anyways so <$4 for two months is a pretty good deal.
  10. pacohaas macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2006
    That's just a pre-auth, it will drop off your statement in a couple weeks.
  11. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    It will drop off in about 4 days the also do that when i buy anything from them. dont worry.
  12. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    Not necessarily. If this is a pre-paid giftcard, that could have been fees associated with the transaction. Check to see who charged it: Apple or MC...
  13. earld43 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    I am thinking about doing exactly what you did. So when you buy the MM from ebay and type in activation code, apple will not charge you the $99 going forward after trial period?
  14. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Not unless you authorize them to bill you $99 next year to renew your subscription.
  15. earld43 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    I thought when you give them credit card number in order to start trial they auto bill you the $99 after two months. Also, if you do buy the MM app from third party like ebay, do you re-purchase another one with new activation code after a year. I apologize, im just very new to this.
  16. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I ran it by the MobileMe online chat folks.
    Try running it by them yourself:

    (Click on a topic on the bottom left of the screen, and you should see an option to chat with them) :)
  17. highertechnology macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2009

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