MobileMe Discount

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Advance The Man, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2005
    Purchased the 3G today, I know anyone can get the trial, but I want to reactivate an old .mac username. I thought 3G purchasers could get a discount. Anyone know? If not, no worries, I imagine it would only be $25 or so.
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    I haven't heard anything about a discount but it would be nice.
  3. FogCityMac macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    iPhone customers are suppose to get a rate of $69USD per year vs $99USD.
  4. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005

    where did you hear that?
  5. fat phil macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    I believe that's a one-time discount on the first year, for 3G iPhone purchases - it doesn't extend to existing iPhone users.
  6. 80s Fan macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I upgraded today from the original iPhone to the new iPhone and that is the deal we were offered as well (in Towson, MD). They had signs saying it was $69 when you purchased a MAC or iPhone. They were really pushing MobileMe with the iPhone. I told the rep that I was going to try the demo and he talked me into buying it. I'm not normally a push-over like that but I got sucked into all the hoopla going on at the store after waiting three hours to purchase the new phone.
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    That's the deal that they've been running for a long time when you buy a new mac, but they haven't said anything about iPhones.
  8. fat phil macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    It's not a bad deal for what you get (tho I think I'd want it free after spending $5k on mac gear!), but I must admit I've lost the spending buzz now that MobileMe is down and iTunes has been a bit iffy. So much momentum wasted - heads must be rolling tonight :/
  9. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    To get the discount, you are suppose to buy MobileMe at the time of phone purchase.

    If you don't buy it with the phone then you have to pay full price.
  10. 80s Fan macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I might wait a bit to install it now that I've come home and seen negative reports here. If it's that bad, maybe I'll return it, even if I have to take the 10% restocking fee hit.

    Maybe I'll install the demo first and see what it's like.
  11. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
  12. Advance The Man thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2005
    At this point, I would need a heavy discount to try MobileMe. Think I'll wait or not do it at all. The yahoo mail functionality working with folders is excellent and I really don't need the headache of an unstable product like MobileMe.
  13. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Not true. I bought an iPhone at the AT&T store in my college town, Springfield, MO. Later that day I drove home to KC and stopped by the new Apple store in Kansas on my way to see my girlfriend to get a case. The guy who was helping me just gave me a $99 MobileMe and took $30 off the price using his portable card scanner thing. No hassle at all. He was very helpful. If you just show your new iPhone and ask they shouldn't bother you about the discount. Apple customer service is awesome.
  14. freedevil macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2007
    Amazon has it for $89 for non mac buying members.

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