1. Galley's Avatar
    Amazon.com is selling it for $70, and I even saw someone selling it for $56 today.
    06-11-2008 11:51 PM
  2. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Amazon.com is selling it for $70, and I even saw someone selling it for $56 today.
    $70 is not bad, considering everyone gets upgraded for free. The price is easier to swallow than $100/year.
    06-12-2008 01:53 PM
  3. IrishJK09's Avatar
    $99/12= $8.25

    $8.25/30= $.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 02:27 PM
  4. cfd954's Avatar
    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.
    06-12-2008 04:28 PM
  5. jasonact's Avatar
    I'm really happy they're allowing a 60-day trial. I really like the concept of this thing but in the back of my mind I could see myself barely using the full functionality. Plus, it kinda pisses me off that I would have to have ANOTHER new email address, if I could use it with my Gmail address, i'll be all over it for sure.
    Of course you can use it with Gmail. Just forward all of your Gmail to the .me email address (you can set this up in Gmail settings). You don't have to give out that .me address to other people, and your Gmail will be pushed to you through your MobileMe account. This is what I'm planning on doing.
    07-01-2008 01:36 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    See I would be all over this service but I've been using Yahoo and you can't forward Yahoo mail unless you are paying the service. I'm not about to pay for it just to forward my mail. Bummer...
    07-01-2008 01:40 PM
  7. dhp1080's Avatar
    Also, just to clarify, using any exchange server will cost you an extra $15 a month from AT&T. Exchange is only available on their business tier of service. I'm interested in the Funambol client for iPhone now. It seems like it might replace MobileMe nicely.
    07-01-2008 05:56 PM
  8. marys's Avatar
    hmmm... I'm on Yahoo too and not willing to pay another $15 just for this. so no MobileMe for me.
    that's ok. I can live without it.
    07-02-2008 12:06 PM
  9. NPR_Aficionado's Avatar
    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 03:30 PM
  10. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    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 03:36 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    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.
    I have to disagree with you. We are now on a level playing field along with every other smartphone that At&t has (plan wise). No more, no less. As for the apps, how is that any different than say buying a app for the Treo? It isn't.

    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 04:51 PM
  12. BB-fan's Avatar
    I would like a slimmed down version of mobileme that only includes:

    1. Push email, push calendar, and push contacts
    2. 5-10 GB of storage space for e-mail

    Price for this: $30
    My thoughts exacty.
    07-02-2008 06:39 PM
  13. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    I would like a slimmed down version of mobileme that only includes:

    1. Push email, push calendar, and push contacts
    2. 5-10 GB of storage space for e-mail

    Price for this: $30
    Try Mail2Web. It's a free hosted exchange server. You'll find a lot of other ones too if you search for em.
    07-02-2008 07:43 PM
  14. abalboa3's Avatar
    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 02:44 PM
  15. WatersWest's Avatar
    I agree with Kupe. I use mail2web and love it. Free hosted exchange account = free push e-mail. What could be better!
    07-03-2008 02:49 PM
  16. Muero's Avatar
    I agree with Kupe. I use mail2web and love it. Free hosted exchange account = free push e-mail. What could be better!
    But using Exchange costs an additional $15 per month, which adds up to being $80 more than MobileMe over a year, right?
    07-03-2008 02:57 PM
  17. pink2's Avatar
    I think it is over priced and I am concerned about security of having my info in one more place that possibly could be hacked, is that possible?
    07-03-2008 04:05 PM
  18. joshboldman's Avatar
    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?)
    07-03-2008 04:18 PM
  19. hobyphone's Avatar
    Of course you can use it with Gmail. Just forward all of your Gmail to the .me email address (you can set this up in Gmail settings). You don't have to give out that .me address to other people, and your Gmail will be pushed to you through your MobileMe account. This is what I'm planning on doing.
    That's what I was thinking about doing, but how do you hide your .me email address when you reply to stuff? You can set reply-to to your Gmail address, but unless you can spoof your Gmail address, some people will notice the .me address and send to that. Once that starts happening, it's a lot harder to not renew the service down the road should you no longer want to pay for it.
    07-05-2008 06:33 PM
  20. whmurray's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking about doing, but how do you hide your .me email address when you reply to stuff? You can set reply-to to your Gmail address, but unless you can spoof your Gmail address, some people will notice the .me address and send to that. Once that starts happening, it's a lot harder to not renew the service down the road should you no longer want to pay for it.
    Not to worry.

    You cannot hide the "sent from" address but most systems provide for a separate "reply to address."
    07-05-2008 07:09 PM
  21. hobyphone's Avatar
    Not to worry.

    You cannot hide the "sent from" address but most systems provide for a separate "reply to address."
    I'm aware of the reply to addressI actually mentioned it in my original post. My worry is that people will notice that I'm sending from the mobileme address and put that in their address books and start sending straight to it.

    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.
    07-05-2008 07:17 PM
  22. LOdam7's Avatar
    I guess 100 dollars is decent but I probably dont have any use for it.
    07-06-2008 03:12 AM
  23. HymerSchmidt's Avatar
    Try Mail2Web. It's a free hosted exchange server. You'll find a lot of other ones too if you search for em.
    Are you sure pushing is free? It sounds too good to be true. And the site doesn't explicitly say push e-mail; it just keeps going on about Exchange. Does using Exchange imply the use of push e-mail?
    07-06-2008 11:17 AM
  24. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    Are you sure pushing is free? It sounds too good to be true. And the site doesn't explicitly say push e-mail; it just keeps going on about Exchange. Does using Exchange imply the use of push e-mail?
    When used with Activesync, Exchange is push email (and calendar/contacts sync).
    07-06-2008 11:34 AM
  25. Ignorance's Enemy!'s Avatar
    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....
    07-06-2008 11:36 AM
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