Is a ".Mac" branded code still valid for renewal?

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  1. yuanmoons macrumors 6502

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    I thinking of picking a cheap pack that might be branded as .Mac rather than MobileMe. Anyone know if there is a expiry date on these things? if i buy it now and input the code in 5 months when my account comes up for renewal will it be ok?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

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    I believe they still work. You don't have to wait to to enter code, you can do it anytime.
     
  3. nitewolfgtr macrumors regular

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    Yes works just fine. I bought one few weeks ago on eBay and got it activated through mobileme.
     
  4. yuanmoons thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. yuanmoons thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Secondary question

    I cant find the place to enter a code for renewal.....?

    OK - theyve changed the way they do it. You goto : www.me.com/activate
    Should have read help first! :)

    I assume it ADDs to the date already? On top of the 90 days free?
    My sub doesnt expire until Jun 09 but i thought if im getting a new pack for half price then why not renew now.
     
  6. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    In my case it did not add to the end of the trial period. The comment on the web page says to SKIP TRIAL. I.E. Start now. I assume if you are extending a paid subscription (prior mac subscriptions) then it would add to the end.
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    You choose the "skip trial" button, but later on it gives you the choice to start your subscription immediately or wait until the trial expires. It did a month ago (when my trial finally ended), at least.
     
  8. yuanmoons thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just to confirm

    Brought ".Mac" family pack (old branding/packaging) from eBay and it WORKED. I went to www.me.com/activate, clicked renewal, then typed in my account name & password.

    It confirmed in a big clear font that my sub now expires 2010 - 1 year added. On my .me account summary it says "An activation key will be applied to your account on Jun 2009"

    And it was half apple price - perfect! :D

    Might get another! or two! and apply it Sept 09! or just get on with life and forget about it... :rolleyes:

    UPDATE : You can add/queue as many renewal codes as you like.
     

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