MobileMe Free Trial with iPhone 3G purchase?

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  1. Penguinwrangler macrumors regular

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    I was under the impression from reading something here that I can no longer find that anyone who purchased an iPhone 3G would receive some kind of free trial for MobileMe. Is this true, can anyone point me to where this is or isn't on the Apple site?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    indeed you are getting a free 2-month trial

    enjoy
     
  3. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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  4. kdog1176 macrumors member

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    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)

    There is a 60 day trial regardless of purchasing a 3G iPhone.
     
  5. animenick65 macrumors 6502

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    You can get a free trial wether you buy an iPhone or not.
     
  6. albeli macrumors 6502

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  7. drchipinski macrumors 6502

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    Nice...really nice. I think I will add mobileme to my status if it works as Apple says it will.
     
  8. Advance The Man macrumors 6502

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    I didn't renew my .mac account last year. Could I open a me account and use my original username?
     
  9. skierdb526 macrumors regular

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    would it be possible to renew the trial every 2 months?
     
  10. shrewsburywolf macrumors regular

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    Didn't Steve say you can try mobile me at launch free for 90 days?
     
  11. t4ckevint macrumors newbie

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    yep. you can do that!

    Yes you can. I signed up for a .mac account using an old expired username that I had tried in the past, and it converted just fine to a full account. :)

    fyi, i bought a .mac box in an apple store and then used the code - when you redeem the code it asks if you want to convert an existing account or start a new one. It's pretty sweet.

    Hope this helps!
     
  12. ijohnw macrumors regular

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    I just signed up for a .mac account right now...free for 60 days...so far it's pretty cool..but I'm ready for it to switch to mobileme! come on July 11th!!
     
  13. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    This MobileMe thing is pretty cool, I'll deff be using the trial
     
  14. dvdlovr24 macrumors 6502

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    You're kidding....right?
     
  15. skierdb526 macrumors regular

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    yep
     
  16. goblues11 macrumors newbie

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    If I wanted to try the Mobile Me trial would I have to change ?my email adress to me.com?
     
  17. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Well, it's not like it's gonna work with yahoo, hotmail, or any other email services.
     
  18. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a quick question that is kinda off topic...

    I tried .Mac a while ago for 60 days, do you think that I'll be able to try Mobile Me for 60 days or not?
     
  19. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same situation as joshcampbell115, about 2 years ago I did the 60 day trial of .mac when I purchased my iMac. I didn't seem to use .mac enough to make it worth the money the way it was, but I would like to try the mobile me, and will probably purchase this. I'm guessing I should wait until I get the new iPhone and the service turns into mobile me and then see if my eligibility for the trial has been reset.
     
  20. fad1 macrumors newbie

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    Can someone give me advice if i really need a MobileMe service ? I mean what can I really use it for. I have two other accounts with Gmail and Yahoo and I have one given to me by my college. How can I tell if I really need a mobile Me?
     
  21. Moose408 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure you get much benefit if you are just using it for email. Yeah you get push email but I personally don't think that is such a big deal.

    The real value is being able to sync multiple computers to the iPhone. So having a single calendar, contact list, etc. that all of your devices use and are all in sync.
     
  22. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    Chances are if you don't know what it is, and what it's all about, then you don't need it.
     
  23. Merlosso macrumors 6502

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    So can we get the 60 free trial AND get the $30 discount (as described in this article) or do we only get one or the other?

     
  24. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    You only will get the $30 discount if you buy MobileMe with your iPhone 3G. Thus, there would be no need for the trial.
     
  25. Psyxologos macrumors regular

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    Can I be a complete n00b and ask what is the fuss with this mobileME? Is it a service like gmail etc or does it offer anything more exciting? thanks!
     

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