1. jasonact's Avatar
    Gmail is not ad supported!
    Um. Yes it is. Next time you logon, look on the right-hand side of the screen. Also, in the space for web clips (above the archive button), Sponsored clips will often appear. Those are ads. It's the way Google makes almost all of its money.
    07-07-2008 05:40 PM
  2. Casper TFG's Avatar
    Here is detailed chatter about the push issue

    Apple - Support - Discussions - Will MobileMe push all email accounts ...

    Its a really big deal for Blackberry users wanting to leave the dark side...

    (Darth Vader) Luke! ... (wheeze / hiss) I know what you are getting for Xmas!... (wheeze / hiss)
    (Luke) How do you know that?
    (Darth Vader) (wheeze / hiss) I felt your presents... (wheeze / hiss)
    Last edited by Casper TFG; 07-08-2008 at 04:22 PM.
    07-08-2008 04:18 PM
  3. tony2979#CB's Avatar
    I think what we (I say we, because I am in the same situation) are looking for is Blackberry Internet Service for the iPhone. Basicly, you go to a website, register your phone, and enter the email address's and passwords that you want pushed to your Blackberry. It's not instant, but it pushes your email to you within 5-20 minutes.

    I thought that was what Mobileme was, but it looks like I am wrong.
    07-08-2008 06:00 PM
  4. hermdog's Avatar
    07-08-2008 06:20 PM
  5. AZMerf's Avatar
    From the looks of that video, it also appears the set up for pushing Yahoo and Google mail is going to be just as easy. Anybody have that video?!?
    07-08-2008 06:45 PM
  6. tschertz01's Avatar
    The MobileMe name sucks. Plain and simple. The price is a bit high but unlike the .Mac service it replaces, I finally believe it might be worth it this time. Of course, it's of more value for Mac users than windows users for all the other stuff the service offers like Back to My Mac, Dock, Widget syncing etc. Push is great and now that it will push not only to my Mac but to my PC as well is an awesome feature. Best of all no complicated set up. I've never set up an exchange server before but I doubt it is an entirely easy process.

    You can save $30 on MobileMe if you purchase with a new Mac or a new iPhone 3G so that leaves little reason not to try it out for at least a year. Of course, there is the 60 day free trial so try it, if it's of any value to you then buy it. If not, then skip it and you aren't out anything. How can you go wrong. Only downside is that if you buy your iPhone 3G at a different time than MobileMe then you wont be eligible for the $30 savings. Many people on the post said they saw it priced for $70 on Amazon. Best price I could find was $89.99 but if you can find it for $70 after the free trial then your in the same shape as if you bought it with the phone.

    Simple truth of the story is that you should try it even if you have no plans of using it. Compare it to the services you can get for free and if after 60 days you are happy with the free services then by all means stick with those. You have nothing to loose.
    07-09-2008 01:00 PM
  7. Dionte's Avatar
    is the me.com address going to be the only one that you can use with the account or will it work with all the emails you have in outlook?
    07-09-2008 10:17 PM
  8. WickedRabbit's Avatar
    So I've been searching and searching and can't seem to find an answer, but a lot of talk has been going on about how Apple now will finally offer a Push service that will compete with the BlackBerry, but what I can't seem to find is whether or not MobileME supports any other email addresses other than the "@me.com".

    All videos on Apple's site only show the @me.com email account, all talk from sites only use this as well. So how does this compete with BIS if you can only use one email address and not others? Or, can you put in another email account (say, for example, a gmail.com account) and have that pushed as well?
    07-10-2008 04:40 PM
  9. HawaiiMacAddict's Avatar
    Aloha WickedRabbit,

    MobileMe is the new iteration of .Mac, and will support your @mac email address as well as the new @me addy. If you didn't have .mac previously, however, you will only have the @me option.

    I had a trial version of .mac, but can't seem to log in - maybe I'll have to wait until later on today, as the webpage says it's "coming soon." Oh well, I may just have to pony up the money for this one.

    Has anyone heard whether or not Apple is actually offering the new MobileMe service for $70 with the purchase of iPhone 3G? I've read that, primarily on MacRumors.com, but haven't seen anything official from any credible source.

    HawaiiMacAddict
    07-10-2008 04:58 PM
  10. Casper TFG's Avatar
    Months on - I have calmed down somewhat!

    How are people finding the email working?

    Is it on a par with Blackberry service just perhaps 10 mins slower?

    Will it forward business emails (that arent mobile me) to the phone OK?

    Thanks,
    03-22-2009 05:17 AM
  11. Cool Cat's Avatar
    Months on - I have calmed down somewhat!

    How are people finding the email working?

    Is it on a par with Blackberry service just perhaps 10 mins slower?

    Will it forward business emails (that arent mobile me) to the phone OK?

    Thanks,
    The email is just as fast as Blackberry, not any slower at all. The calendar and contact syncing is also very fast, usually taking only a few seconds to sync but always under a minute. I recommend you take a trip to an Apple Store and ask one of the Specialists to demo it for you. It's really awesome!
    03-22-2009 11:15 AM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    Months on - I have calmed down somewhat!

    How are people finding the email working?

    Is it on a par with Blackberry service just perhaps 10 mins slower?

    Will it forward business emails (that arent mobile me) to the phone OK?

    Thanks,
    I have both a iPhone and Bold, my iPhone receives the emails a few seconds before the Bold does... take that for what it's worth.
    03-22-2009 11:20 AM
  13. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    When MobileMe was first announced I thought it was pretty expensive as well. But then I did the free trial (which was extended over and over again because of all the initial problems) and it was too awesome to not keep. In reality it's only $8.25/month. That's just 2 or 3 drinks from Starbucks I gotta not get each month to make up for the cost. Actually, that means I'm saving some calories too! MobileMe helps me lose weight! =D

    edit: lol for some reason I didn't notice that this thread was like 8 pages long and only read the first page Don't really know what's truly being discussed anymore, my bad!
    Last edited by Leanna Lofte; 03-22-2009 at 12:24 PM.
    03-22-2009 12:21 PM
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