MobileMe trial after previous .Mac trial?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dobomode, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. dobomode macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
    I did the .Mac trial a few months ago and chose not to go for a fully paid account (wasn't convincing enough). Is there a way to do a MobileMe trial using my old (and now expired) .Mac account?

  2. Eluzion macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    I use to have a .Mac trial account as well and just signed up for a MobileMe trial account using the same username which worked.
  3. Steven.nevets macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    i think as soon as the trial ends and you don't subscribe, it would wipe all your data. so by using your old username, it's just creating a new one with the unused name... but i don't know.


    also, it seems to not really know if you've had a trial before, which was nice, because i had a .mac one and didn't subscribe, but i was able to sign up for a mobileme one anyway.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    That doesn't work for me. I get a "Your choice of name is unavailable. Choose one of the suggested names or enter a new member name."-message.

    Nor does logging in with my old username and password (the same as I still use as .Mac IM account, without any problems), as suggested by the MM FAQ. If I try that I get a "Invalid member name or password."-message.

    I don't think my old name has been reused, because - as I said above - I still use the account data for IM in Adium, and if I go to I get an "Account Error: Inactive"-message.

    And I can still sign in using the System Preferences (both before and after the .Mac -> MM update):

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    So how do I re-activate it (preferably getting a 60-day trial in the process, before I decide if this is worth paying NOK 690,- ≈ US$136 per year)? Anyone managed something like this?

  5. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    I found this post in a Google search and I am wondering the same thing. I wanted to try MobileMe using my old .Mac trial username. I still use the AIM screenname ( associated with my trial. However unlike you, I cannot log in using the System Preference. That says: Invalid member name or password.

    If anyone has any ideas on how to either get a free trial or purchase MobileMe using an expired .Mac trial account name, that would be great.
  6. GAdawg macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Im trying to do the same thing. Where on the apple website can I download the trial for MobileMe? I've looked all over and cant find it.
  7. hankolerd macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    gadawg, go to and then say sign up for trial, or whatever. anyone having the problem where they can log in through system preferences, but not on the site?? I was able to start a new trial with my old username and information no problem, i just can't log into to cancel before apple charges me for it, granted that i still have 2 months to figure it out.:apple:

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