- 06-11-2008, 10:51 PM #26
- 06-12-2008, 01:27 PM #28
If you need to, just break it down to the ridiculous and you will see how inexpensive it is. It is roughly 28 cents a day to have the MobileMe service, or $8.25 a month. One less McDonalds trip a month and it is paid for.
- 06-12-2008, 03:28 PM #29iPhone Nanite
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I currently have .mac and have to say that it is a great deal as it includes web hosting with domain name support. I used to be paying $12 a month for basic hosting through yahoo and now I pay only $99 max a year for hosting so it is already a savings. In addition I also get great email and syncing for my mac so when they launch mobile me I am getting even more added value. Either way I would suggest trying the 60 day free trial and seeing if it is right for you, thats what I did and I have been sold ever since.
- 07-01-2008, 12:36 PM #30
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- 07-01-2008, 04:56 PM #32
- 07-02-2008, 11:06 AM #33
- 07-02-2008, 02:30 PM #34
As I read more and more about the new iPhone it is just getting more and more expensive to use all the features. I am reaching a tipping point on form vs. function vs. price. Weighing all these on my scale of importance; the iPhone is coming ahead on form but is losing on function and price to the Treo800 that is coming out on Sprint. AT&T is raking everyone over the coals on plans (plus extra for enterprise), Apple is collecting their extra for MobileMe, and we have yet to know how many apps are going to be free vs. how many we will have to fork over serious $ for. I don't want it to be so, but iPhone keeps sliding in my possibility of purchasing.
- 07-02-2008, 02:36 PM #35
I think greed will be its downfall, but I don't know if I'd blame Apple as much as I'd blame the carriers for this. Apple must be shaking their head for allowing companies like AT&T and Rogers preventing them to get the customer base they would really have gotten had they just sold the device themselves and had it branded like any other smartphone. I would have bought the iPhone 3G outright at the original $600, just as I've been buying original HTC devices from the getgo for as much as $850, then doing the data and voice plan as a darn well please.
- 07-02-2008, 03:51 PM #36
Oh and Mobileme is not really new since it is just replacing .mac. Again, mobileme is no more than anyone was paying for .mac services.
- 07-02-2008, 05:39 PM #37
- 07-02-2008, 06:43 PM #38
- 07-03-2008, 01:44 PM #39
I actually am quite excited about the mobileMe, and one of the main reasons I want to get a new iPhone. I am a bit biased as I already have a .Mac account, but I think I only have 4 months left on my current subscription. I love that all my info will auto update on my mac at home. Now I only have to sync to change up my music, and vids.
- 07-03-2008, 01:49 PM #40
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- 07-03-2008, 03:18 PM #43iPhone Newbie
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While I agree that it's expensive, it's one of those cases where nobody is forcing anyone to buy it. I'll try it for the 60 days free, but if it doesn't seem worth it, I'll just cancel. That would be my suggestion for everyone. And then if enough people cancel at the end of their 60 day trial, maybe the price will drop later on this year or next (not like we've ever seen Apple do something like that, right?)
- 07-05-2008, 05:33 PM #44iPhone Newbie
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- 07-05-2008, 06:17 PM #46iPhone Newbie
- 28 Posts
It's never easy to give up an email address once people start sending stuff to it, because you have to make sure everyone who has that address knows your new one.
- 07-06-2008, 02:12 AM #47
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- 07-06-2008, 10:36 AM #50iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
They picked a bad time to have something THIS expensive... They have something great for the iphone and could easily make it cheaper ( And Most Likely WILL and just get the people with the big cash first) and get more customers.... but greed is one powerful sin....