Splitting a MobileMe Family Pack with 3 friends w/ iPhones?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Corbet, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Corbet macrumors member

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    Is there any disadvantages to doing this? We'd all get seperate @me.com addresses, seperate calendars/contacts that can sync to different phones, ect, right?

    Seems like a good way to get MobileMe for $30 a year.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    While MobileMe's terms of service don't appear to explicitly bar people from doing this, I'd think the four people with sub-accounts might feel a bit uneasy about allowing the main account holder to have complete control over their e-mail accounts. And of course, the main account holder is responsible for any misuse by the other members. Is it really worth a few bucks for that?
     
  3. Corbet thread starter macrumors member

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    Considering 3 out of the 4 people share a AT&T FamilyTalk plan I'd say it would be fine...
     
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I beleive that sub-accounts have less storage than the main account. And they all share storage allocation to some extent. Not sure of details.
     
  5. Philgr macrumors regular

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    Any 'Family Members' will only have an allowance of 5 gig for storage/email etc.., and a data transfer allowance of 50gig per month.
    The principle account holder will have 20 gig allowance for storage/email etc.., and a data transfer allowance of 200 gig per month.
     
  6. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Apple's TOS on their Family pack software stipulates all the computers are under the same roof. I'd imagine MobileMe is similarly worded.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    There is nothing in their terms of service about that. The only related thing is that if the sub-account user is under 13 years old, the primary account holder who is adding them is asserting that they are the parent or guardian of the user. There are no other mentions of household or familial relationship requirements.
     
  8. fireb0x macrumors member

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    There is nothing I can think is wrong with this. The main account holder (you) will get 20 gigs of space and much more transfer bandwith per month. The other 4 accounts will only get 5 gigs of space. So they may feel ripped off.

    The good thing is, if one of those people decides to opt out of mobile me, you can just remove their email from the family account and add somebody else who DOES want mobile me.
     

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