.mac subscription renewal

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by slackersonly, May 9, 2006.

  1. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    i searched the forums without luck finding a straight answer on this.

    i know you can get discounted .mac from amazon, ebay, etc. for the initial purchase. but... what happens at the annual renewal? does apple require a credit card # and then auto-bill you? can you keep purchasing from other vendors while retaining your data or client id# or whatever is assigned at initial signup.
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    When you buy it, there's a subscription (for lack of a better word) [edit: "activation"] number inside the box. When you enter that into your MR account, it'll use it at renewal time. So, yes, you can buy elsewhere (or, like me, get a discounted version when you buy a new Mac) and use it to renew!
  3. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    If you buy a boxed copy of .mac (discounted or not), you'll find an activation number inside.

    When you log into your .mac account, there's an option to enter the activation code in lieu of your card details to extend your membership (and keeping the same username etc)
  4. slackersonly thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    ok. so you are buying an activation number not a constant client #.
    thanks so much.

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