MobileMe Finally Online?

kprf

macrumors newbie
Jun 6, 2008
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You could also use a debit card. It kind of functions like a credit card. That's what I use when I buy stuff online.
Get one of those CapitalOne prepaid cards, put $1 on it and sign up. Thats what I did. If you have at least $1 it will pass the "validating credit card" stage during MobileMe sign up.
 

bugfaceuk

macrumors 6502
Nov 10, 2005
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Have you guys (and everyone else slamming the brand new service) taken into consideration everyone logged into the soon to be replaced .mac service? Sorry, but I think you are all jumping the gun. Jeez, it must be fun being round you lot - is there always this much doom and gloom? LOL

:)

Relax, you'll all live longer.
Totally agree. Expecting some teething issues, luckily it's all in the cloud and they can fix things there and we don't even need to install an update.

I'm quite enjoying it, reminds me of being a child and the power going off. We should be getting a deck of cards out right now.
 

Fulgham

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Feb 13, 2008
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Edmonton, Alberta
Correct me if I am wrong

But doesn't this delay seem to be software based? I mean its not like we keep melting the connection... cause it forces us all to apple.com ... which I would assume would melt just as bad. And these days a DoS attack is quick to recover from.

If the servers died... it wouldnt take this long to swap the hardware? :confused::confused::confused:
 

swb1192

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Dec 4, 2007
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Totally agree. Expecting some teething issues, luckily it's all in the cloud and they can fix things there and we don't even need to install an update.

I'm quite enjoying it, reminds me of being a child and the power going off. We should be getting a deck of cards out right now.
LOL great metaphor, indeed.
 

bugfaceuk

macrumors 6502
Nov 10, 2005
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Why should I expect a enterprise system to handle "hundreds" of people? Hmmm, maybe we should get a number like at the DMV and wait our turns. How could I have had the expectation that alot of people would want to see it when it is launched? Crazy I know.
Launch day is ALWAYS different to normal days. People sit refreshing pages, click click clicking like crazy. It won't be as bad on any normal day, even with a significantly enlarged subscription base.

I speak from 10 years experience of on-line "events" and launches of new sites etc. Apple are working an order of magnitude bigger than I have ever managed, but I suspect the issues are broadly the same.

Apple are simply in the middle, if you will forgive me Donalding, enjoying some unknown unknowns transitioning to know unknowns, and finally over the next couple of weeks.... known knowns.
 

kap91

macrumors member
Dec 29, 2006
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Or maybe that we wait until Apple says that they have released it and it's actually available for real use. Trying to use it while they are setting it up may lead to issues. Or did I miss the official announcement? It it is like this after release, then I agree with every criticism they get, but not when the problems occur before they say that it is ready.
Exactly. Everybody is complaining about things and services that have not been released or officially put online yet. Be patient. No one a month ago was expecting Mobile Me to go online until tomorrow. The mobile me roll out is a big thing with a lot of transitions needing to take place. I, for one, am shocked that Apple has been able to keep all its .mac services operational during the transition. But please stop complaining. Wait until Apple sends you the change of service email. That's when it'll be okay to complain if its not working.
 

HLdan

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Aug 22, 2007
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I don't know about you guys, but maybe some of the problems with the brand new MobileMe service are caused by

THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FLOODING IT AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.

Calm down guys. Don't call MobileMe an 'epic fail' just yet. It obviously isn't up to full capacity, so give it some time.

PS I'm one of those people flooding it, too. :D Haha.

EDIT: The MobileMe update even added MobileMe to the .mac dictionary entry. Did not expect them to catch that one. Bravo.
That's exactly what I have been saying but I keep getting shot down by posters that just like to find something to fault Apple over.
 

stevin

macrumors regular
Jan 29, 2008
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I WAS UPLOADING TO IDISK! 360/400 megs... and bye bye me.com

cant they just leave it up!
 

RaceTripper

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May 29, 2007
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What a disaster this rollout is...

I can't signin from the MobilMe prefs pane and I can't access my iDisk. Apple really foobar'd this one big time.
 

queshy

macrumors 68040
Apr 2, 2005
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What a disaster this rollout is...

I can't signin from the MobilMe prefs pane and I can't access my iDisk. Apple really foobar'd this one big time.
Agreed - not smooth at all and certainly not Apple-esque i.e. "It just works"
 

syclonefx

macrumors regular
Oct 28, 2007
128
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Daytona Beach Fl
I just got this eamil
Goodbye .Mac. Hello MobileMe.
Dear .Mac Affiliate,

We're pleased to announce that on July 11, 2008, .Mac is being upgraded to MobileMe.

Beginning July 11 we will not be able to track MobileMe sales through .Mac affiliate banners. Please remove your .Mac banners and watch for new MobileMe banners coming soon.

MobileMe stores your email, contacts, and calendar on a secure online server, or "cloud," and then pushes the most current data to your iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, so you stay up to date no matter where you are. Changes made on one device are automatically pushed up to the cloud and down to your other devices, keeping them all in sync. MobileMe works seamlessly with familiar applications on your Mac and PC, and everything is accessible through a set of elegant web applications at me.com. You also get easy photo sharing, online file access, and 20GB of online storage. Learn more about MobileMe.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

The MobileMe Team