1. hobyphone's Avatar
    A family pack for .Mac at Amazon is $14 cheaper than a family plan for MobileMe (Amazon.com: mobileme). Could I buy .Mac now and then automatically upgrade to MobileMe at no cost on Friday?
    07-08-2008 09:19 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yes that is correct.
    07-08-2008 09:25 AM
  3. hobyphone's Avatar
    Hmm…think I may be doing that, then.
    07-08-2008 09:32 AM
  4. pyroguysf's Avatar
    From what I just read, I think it was on the blogs on the homepage here, people with a .mac address can already start sending and receiving emails with their same username @me.com, even though the service isn't up yet (far as I know) they've got the email system going. So if you buy .mac now as JSmith@mac.com (provided it's not taken) you should also be able to use JSmith@me.com.

    Edit: Cant take the email tags out so don't click on them, it's pointless, lol.

    Edit2: follow this too =P
    Last edited by pyroguysf; 07-08-2008 at 01:45 PM.
    07-08-2008 01:41 PM
  5. Cool Cat's Avatar
    Looks like a good deal. The problem that I'm running into is that I've got a really old .Mac account with an additional email address. I'd like to upgrade to a Family account and switch the additional email address over to one of the family member accounts instead of email only. I can't find anywhere that says how to do that.
    07-08-2008 03:04 PM
  6. jmeiners's Avatar
    Looks like a good deal. The problem that I'm running into is that I've got a really old .Mac account with an additional email address. I'd like to upgrade to a Family account and switch the additional email address over to one of the family member accounts instead of email only. I can't find anywhere that says how to do that.
    Cool Cat: this may help. I found this on the .mac help page

    Upgrading to a .Mac Family Pack account
    If you're a full .Mac member, you can upgrade your account to a .Mac Family Pack at any time.

    A .Mac Family Pack includes one full .Mac membership with 10 gigabytes (GB) of combined email and iDisk storage, four .Mac sub-accounts with 2.5 GB of combined email and iDisk storage, and a shared iDisk folder for you and your family.

    Note: .Mac Family Pack sub-accounts cannot add email-only accounts or upgrade storage.

    To upgrade your individual account to a Family Pack account:
    If you're not already logged in to .Mac, go to Apple - .Mac, and log in.
    Click Account in the left column of the .Mac homepage, and then confirm your login.
    On the Account Settings page, click Buy More.
    Choose Upgrade from the Family Pack pop-up menu, and then click Continue.
    Review your billing information and click Continue.
    Review your order and click Buy Now.
    Wait while your order is processed (it only takes a moment). Don't use your browser to view another page until you see your purchase confirmation.

    After you purchase a .Mac Family Pack, you can convert a .Mac trial account or an expired .Mac account to a Family Pack sub-account. For more information, search .Mac Help for "Converting a .Mac trial account to a Family Pack sub-account" or "Converting an expired .Mac account to a Family Pack sub-account."
    07-08-2008 03:09 PM
  7. tankgunk's Avatar
    I love when I find clever ways to get something at a significant discount. Like the time I got curious and googled for a ThinkGeek promo code and found one for $10 off in one click...
    07-08-2008 04:33 PM
  8. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    I just bought another iMac, I believe Apple stores offer a discount if you purchase .Mac with or soon after a computer purchase.
    07-09-2008 12:48 AM
  9. moomen's Avatar
    I chatted with .mac support and they said there was no advantage/disadvantage to purchasing a trial .mac and upgrading vs. purchasing mobile me, other then a retail box...
    07-09-2008 07:07 AM
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