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#42211 30-Sep-2009 16:12
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I am reading about mobile me and wonder how this works.

An Individual subscription comes with 20GB of combined email and file storage, 200GB of monthly data transfer, and full access to everything MobileMe has to offer.

how does this 200g monthly data transfer work? this would have nothing to do with my xtra internet gs?

lol as I said I am so not understanding this at all




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  #259916 30-Sep-2009 23:01
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Well I suspect that the 200GB of data transfer is what Mobile Me allows you. Of course, that will all have to be paid for in data allowance costs with your ISP as well. So if you are on a plan that charges by the GB then you will pay the full cost of that to the ISP. Mobile Me will not start levying data transfer costs until you have moved more than 200GB.

My view on looking at Mobile Me was that it was just too expensive when you added the data transfer costs charged by the ISP to the Mobile Me costs. In fact, even without the ISP costs, its still expensive. There are alternatives that can do similar things - allbeit not as elegantly. Google "Mobile Me alternatives" or search for the same article on www.macworld.com.

Cheers Mike

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  #262990 10-Oct-2009 10:39
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Actually, I was under the impression that the 200GB transfer was for the emails it was receiving.

For instance, you can receive 200GB worth of emails in a month.

I could be wrong, but that's how I thought of it.




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  #262997 10-Oct-2009 11:14
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I'm a MobileMe member and the 200GB transfer is the maximum you are allowed to transfer between your computer and the cloud and vice versa per month.

You then have 20GB as your own personal space to basically store whatever you want on it.

If you pay retail price for the subscription then yes it is expensive. I buy my codes from eBay which cost about NZ$85 depending on the exchange - much better than the $149 they charge here!

I love the service - push email, calendar, and contacts, and it all works so well between my iPhone 3GS, iMac and the web interface.

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  #263005 10-Oct-2009 11:48
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 I love the service - push email, calendar, and contacts, and it all works so well between my iPhone 3GS, iMac and the web interface.
What does it offer that Gmail doesn't offer?  I assume you can use it also as offline storage like dropbox as well.

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  #263008 10-Oct-2009 11:51
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CJPhoto: What does it offer that Gmail doesn't offer?  I assume you can use it also as offline storage like dropbox as well.



Correct. And make photo albums..




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  #263010 10-Oct-2009 11:56
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CJPhoto:
 I love the service - push email, calendar, and contacts, and it all works so well between my iPhone 3GS, iMac and the web interface.
What does it offer that Gmail doesn't offer?  I assume you can use it also as offline storage like dropbox as well.



Sorry don't know much about what Gmail offers. I'm the kind of person who prefers to use paid services knowing they are designed to work natively with/complement other applications. 

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  #263025 10-Oct-2009 12:31
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corksta:
CJPhoto:
 I love the service - push email, calendar, and contacts, and it all works so well between my iPhone 3GS, iMac and the web interface.
What does it offer that Gmail doesn't offer?  I assume you can use it also as offline storage like dropbox as well.



Sorry don't know much about what Gmail offers. I'm the kind of person who prefers to use paid services knowing they are designed to work natively with/complement other applications. 
Google services would be designed to work natively with the iPhone IF apple let it.  Apple are restricting google so people pay for the mobileme service.


Flickr for photo albums.

 
 
 
 


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  #263034 10-Oct-2009 13:06
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Doesn't bother me. I think it's a good service regardless so am happy to pay for it.

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