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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Is this a good value for $109. ?

I haven't really taken advantage of the program yet,
Is it worth using and keeping?

I'm using the 60 day free trial version and debating on whether it's worth keeping.

What do you use it for?
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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Found one review that might just be the deciding factor on whether to keep it or not.

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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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Indispensable for me. We use it to sync three Macs, two iPads, one iPhone and one iPod Touch. Great for keeping all the Safari bookmarks the same too.
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Mobile Me
Is this a good value for $109. ?

What do you use it for?
$100 at BestBuy. You can also get it at a good discount ($79) when bought with a new computer from Apple. Unfortunately it doesn't apply to Refurbs.

I've been a subscriber for the last 6 years and will renew again in a short bit.

I don't use all of the services, but I do use their Email, data backup and syncing services. Keeps 2 Macs, iPad and iPhone in sync. That's sufficient for me to pay the $7 or $8 a month.

Oh, and the Find my iPhone feature may come in handy one day. I almost used it last Summer to wipe my iPhone when I thought I lost it. I traced my steps back to my car without finding the iPhone. I had the iPad in the car and was going to wipe the phone, but found my iPhone fell down the side of my car seat.
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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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is amazon price legit?

i see that amazon lists it at $74.99, but they are just acting as resellers. is this legit or is it like the ebay offers and should be avoided?

https://www.amazon.ca/MB824Z-A-Apple...7620762&sr=8-2

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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #6
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$74.99 is not out of the question. The price doesn't raise a red flag for me. I've been able to get the family pack for under $100.

Often retailers will sell off old packaging for less - it doesn't matter as the codes don't expire.
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I have it. I find it works quite well. iDisk work very well and the syncing of course. It's nice to be able to quickly upload a website just for fun. You never know when it could become handy.
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I've been with MobileMe since it was dot-Mac and before that, iTools (wow - 11 years ago!).

It's indispensable to me. I enjoy the caché of having an @mac.com email address (newer subscribers are stuck with the narcissistic @me.com). I host several websites in my personal webspace for community non-profits and educational organizations. It syncs my bookmarks, email, etc. across devices.

The one thing I *don't* use it for is backup. Too-limited space (especially compared to something like DropBox) and for reasons only Jobs understands, Finder access to the iDisk has been a dog from day #1 (necessitating the use of a WebDAV FTP program like the super-excellentisimo Transmit).

In short - I do recommend it. But I also hope Apple sweetens the deal a bit in the months ahead...
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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #9
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6 years and counting.. I find it indispensable
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Old Feb 13th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #10
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I use it and really like what it offers. If all you need is email and calendar though Googles offerings might work as well and are free. If you look around you can get it much cheaper then $100 though as there's plenty of places (EBay etc) that sell the codes for very good prices. Just make sure you do your homework on the seller.
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