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MobileMe Family Pack [OLD VERSION] [DISCONTINUED PRODUCT/SERVICE]

Platform : Windows XP, Mac, Mac OS X, Windows Vista
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  • Keep your email, contacts, and calendars in sync across your iPhone, Mac, PC, and the web wirelessly and automatically so that you are always up to date, anywhere you are
  • Locate your lost iPhone on a map, display a message and play a sound to help someone return it to you, or remotely wipe all your personal data to protect your privacy
  • Easily share photos in a stunning online Gallery right from your iPhone or any computer; friends and family can view and download print-quality images with a click
  • Store, access, and share files from any computer or your iPhone with iDisk, your 20GB hard drive on the web
  • Access your MobileMe account to check email, update contact and calendar information, share photos and files, and more, right from a browser, Mac or PC

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MobileMe is the service from Apple that automatically pushes new email, contacts, and calendar events over the air to your iPhone and keeps everything in sync across your Mac, PC, and the web. So your important information is up to date everywhere you go—no docking required. MobileMe also gives you an elegant online Gallery for sharing your photos with friends and family, and iDisk for accessing and sharing files via your computer, the web, and your iPhone. And if you ever lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it or remotely wipe your data to protect your privacy. Note that the Find My iPhone feature is not available in all areas. A Family Pack subscription includes one Individual account with 20GB of combined email and file storage, plus four Family Member accounts, each with its own email address and 5GB of storage.

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MobileMe is the service from Apple that automatically pushes new email, contacts, and calendar events over the air to your iPhone and keeps everything in sync across your Mac, PC, and the web. So your important information is up to date everywhere you go--no docking required. MobileMe also makes it easy to share photos and access files on the go. And if you ever lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it or remotely wipe your data to protect your privacy. A Family Pack subscription includes one Individual account with 20GB of combined email and file storage, plus four Family Member accounts, each with its own email address and 5GB of storage.

No matter where you go or what device you use, all your information is up to date. Click to enlarge.

Keep everything in sync across your iPhone, Mac, PC, and the web automatically. Click to enlarge.

Contacts, emails and calendar events are pushed to your iPhone/iPod automatically, no docking required. Click to enlarge.

Mail, contacts, and calendar.
MobileMe keeps your mail, contacts, and calendar information in the "cloud" and uses push technology to keep everything in sync across your iPhone, Mac, PC, and the web automatically. So no matter where you go or what device you use, all your information is up to date--no docking required.

Push email.
When you join MobileMe, you get a me.com email account that's always up to date. New messages are pushed to your iPhone or iPod touch automatically, and you're notified the instant they arrive. MobileMe constantly checks for new messages, so you don't have to. And when you use MobileMe, you'll notice that the inbox on your iPhone looks a lot like the inbox on your Mac at home, which also looks a lot like the inbox on your PC at work. That's because it is. Read messages are marked as read, and all your folders are exactly the way you left them, no matter what device you use to check your email. Last but not least, your MobileMe inbox is entirely ad free and includes spam and virus protection.

Push contacts.
With MobileMe Contacts, your entire address book is accessible from your computer, your iPhone, and on the web. Say you meet someone and add that person to Contacts on your iPhone. MobileMe automatically pushes the new contact to the cloud, and in seconds it appears in Address Book on your Mac or in Outlook on your PC. You don't have to connect your iPhone to your computer or do anything at all. Your new friend's information--his phone number, email address, photos and notes, such as "sat next to me at the parenting seminar"--is exactly where it should be, anytime you need it.

Push calendar.
MobileMe keeps your calendar in sync across your Mac, PC, iPhone, and iPod touch, so you always know where you need to be and when you need to be there. Change the time for your doctor's appointment on your computer at work, and it's automatically updated on your iPhone--no docking required. Add an event on your iPhone and it appears in the Calendar application on me.com in seconds, then syncs to your computers. You can even manage multiple calendars. So you'll never miss a lunch date, soccer game, or important meeting again.

Works with the desktop applications you know well.
MobileMe keeps your data in sync across the applications you use every day--Mail, Address Book, and iCal on a Mac; Microsoft Outlook on a PC (Windows XP or Windows Vista); and the built-in applications on your iPhone or iPod touch. All your information stays up to date and is right where you want it, so there's no need to learn new software or change your day-to-day routine.

Find My iPhone.
It’s human to misplace things, even your iPhone. The good news is that if you do lose your iPhone, MobileMe can help you find it. Simply enable Find My iPhone in MobileMe settings on your phone and then you can use the feature anytime you need it.

Locate your iPhone on a map.
Anytime you lose your iPhone just log in to your account page from any computer to display your phone’s approximate location on a map.

Display a message or play a sound on your lost iPhone.
If your iPhone is nearby, you can play a sound to help you find it, even if your ringer is set to silent. Or you can display a message on the screen with information that will help others return it to you.

Protect your privacy with Remote Wipe.
If you’re concerned that your iPhone has been permanently lost or stolen, you can initiate a remote wipe from your account page at me.com. This restores your iPhone to its factory settings, ensuring that your personal information is nobody’s business but your own. If you eventually find your iPhone, simply connect it to your computer, use iTunes to restore the data from your most recent backup, and you're good to go.

Everyone will see your photos come to life. Click to enlarge.

MobileMe Gallery
When your friends and family visit your MobileMe Gallery, they're in for a show. Just upload photos from your computer or iPhone to your Gallery, and invite people to visit, download their favorites, and even contribute their own. With beautiful animated views, everyone will see your photos come to life.

Your photos never looked better.
Friends and family can view your photos in a beautiful Gallery using a web browser on a Mac or PC. They can skim albums to see what's inside, select an album, and choose viewing options such as mosaic, carousel, or slideshow. And with automatic resizing, your photos adjust instantly to fit the browser window so they always look great, even on large displays.

Friends and family can view your photos in a beautiful Gallery using a web browser on a Mac or PC. Click to enlarge.

Manage from anywhere.
You can create a new album or make changes to your MobileMe Gallery at me.com from virtually anywhere. Easily upload new photos, rearrange them, edit titles, and more. Your changes are instantly reflected in your Gallery for friends to see. Have a Mac? You can upload photos directly from iPhoto '09 or Aperture 2 with just a few clicks.

Print-quality downloads.
You can allow visitors to download high-resolution copies of their favorite photos right from their browser. If they want the entire album, it's as easy as one click. MobileMe compresses the album into a ZIP file for a quick and simple download.

Contributions welcome.
You aren't the only one shooting pictures. With MobileMe Gallery, you can get the shots you wish you had by allowing friends to contribute their photos. They can do it from a browser or via email.

Amazing with iPhone and Apple TV.
MobileMe Gallery works beautifully with all your Apple devices. Your photos look great on iPhone. If you snap a picture on the road or capture video using your iPhone 3GS, you can post it directly to your Gallery with a few taps. And with Apple TV, you can view anyone's public photos and videos on your widescreen television--no computer required.

With MobileMe iDisk, it's easy to store, access, and share files online. Click to enlarge.

MobileMe iDisk
With MobileMe iDisk, it's easy to store, access, and share files online. You have plenty of storage space--even large files are no problem. Just add the files you need to your iDisk, and whatever you upload will be there for you to download using a web browser on any computer.

Easy web access.
MobileMe iDisk is accessible from any web browser, Mac or PC, at me.com. With a familiar, intuitive interface, uploading and organizing files is as simple as drag and drop. And if you use a Mac, you can find iDisk right in the Mac OS X Finder.

iDisk on your iPhone.
You can already access your iDisk online at me.com. And now you can access it right from your iPhone. Free for MobileMe members, the iDisk app for iPhone makes your important files accessible anytime, anywhere. View popular file types, such as Microsoft Office and iWork '09 documents and presentations, PDFs, and more, in portrait or landscape. Share any file, big or small, with just a few taps. And access files in the Public folders of other MobileMe members just as easily.

MobileMe iDisk is accessible from any web browser, Mac or PC, at me.com. Click to enlarge.

Make it public.
iDisk includes a Public folder that makes working with others easy. Just add the files you want to share and your friends and coworkers can access them using any web browser. They can download any file in your Public folder to make changes and post their own files, too.

Share large files.
Sharing files too big to email as attachments is a snap with iDisk. Just upload what you want to share, choose your recipients, and iDisk sends them an email with a link to download the file. You can assign a password to keep your files secure and even set the number of days the download link is available.

Space available.
Your MobileMe membership includes 20GB of storage space for all your email, photos, files, and more. Put in perspective, 20GB of space is enough to store nearly 7000 high-quality photos. You can tell MobileMe how much of your 20GB to allocate to Mail and how much to your iDisk. However you split it up, rest assured you'll have plenty of space to store what's important to you.

MobileMe web apps look and feel so much like the desktop applications you already use, you might forget you're using a browser. Click to enlarge.

Me.com. It's your desktop on the web.
At work, at the library, or at a friend's house. You always have easy access to everything you need--email, contacts, calendars, photos, and files--all in one place. MobileMe web apps look and feel so much like the desktop applications you already use, you might forget you're using a browser.

All in one place.
Me.com gives you a full suite of ad-free web applications--Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Gallery, and iDisk--all accessible from a browser. Check your email, add new contacts to your address book, manage your calendar, create an album of your vacation photos, or access and share that big presentation file. Just log in at www.me.com from any computer--Mac or PC.

Drag-and-drop simple.
The web applications on me.com make doing things on the web as simple and intuitive as on your desktop. Convenient features in Mail, such as the preview pane and autocomplete addressing, let you view and compose messages quickly. Organize your email, photo albums, and files with drag-and-drop ease. And advanced features like embedded Google Maps in Contacts, Quick Reply in Mail, and easy file sharing in iDisk give you functionality you might not even find on your desktop.

Easily manage your MobileMe account details at me.com. Click to enlarge.

Always in sync.
Me.com is a key part of staying in sync with MobileMe. Any changes you make to your mail, contacts, and calendars automatically sync across your computers, your iPhone, and your iPod touch. So you always have the latest information. And if you use a Mac, changes you make to your Gallery or iDisk will be reflected in iPhoto or the Finder the next time you're at your computer.

Manage your account.
You can easily manage your MobileMe account details at me.com. Check your renewal date, reallocate your iDisk storage, upgrade your account, change your password, and more. All in a secure, password-protected interface. And if you lose your iPhone, me.com is where you'll go to locate it using Find My iPhone. No matter where you are, on a Mac or PC, me.com is your home base for MobileMe.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001AMHXD4
  • Item model number: MC289Z/A
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,723 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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For a little bit more than a single-user MobileMe account you get 4 additional MobileMe accounts... these are "junior" accounts only in the sense that they have 5GB of storage vs. 20GB. Otherwise they're identical to the single-user MobileMe (and, yes, the primary account on the Family Pack still gets 20GB).

MobileMe has come a long way in the 8 years since its debuted and is finally delivering great value. If you have an iPhone, the Find Your Phone feature is worth it by itself. But there's tons of other stuff-- syncing, a great email service (with the best webmail interface out there), easy file sharing (with a free iPhone client for accessing your file), easy photo sharing, and more.

If you split the costs 5 ways this becomes very affordable and even more worth it.
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I bought this not sure if the "old version" would work for renewing my exsisting individual account. I entered the code and it worked perfectly. For this discounted price I was able to renew my mobile me and upgrade to the family pack at the same time. A great deal!
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If you didn't know this already, these "old versions" of Mobile Me are simply the old boxes, and are no different than purchasing direct from Apple. There are codes in these boxes that give you the fully featured, fully current MobileMe experience at significantly lower prices.

The only negative aspect of this method is that you have to wait for the code to ship to you. If you are just starting a MobileMe account, and don't need it immediately, this is your best choice. If you are renewing and plan ahead (by ordering this a few weeks before you're set to expire), this is the best choice. If your current MobileMe expires tomorrow, this won't help you.
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I don't understand the reason that the price for Apple software should be anything other than rock-bottom at the Apple Online Store, but I was surprised to find that I could get a better price through Amazon for a renewal of my MobileMe family pack. Purchase was painless, and the product was delivered as advertised.
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My wife has had an active .me (.mac) account for years now. I had an accout too, but had not used it in years. I just couldn't justify spending almost $200 a year for two accounts, since I had been using a dell computer.

But I just got a new MacBook Pro (yeah!), so I wanted to get my .me account active.

I went to my wife's active account, and selected upgrade. Upgraded to a family pack, then added my old expired account. Because they pro-rate the upgrade it was only $21.52 to upgrade and now have two active accounts. BUT this only worked because my account was expired. If I had an active account, I would have had to let it expire before being able to add it to the family pack.
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N/A - discontinued. N/A - discontinued. N/A - discontinued. N/A - discontinued. Purchased on Amazon because price was so much better than Apple. Used for a couple of years before Apple went to iCloud and discontinued MobileMe. N/A - discontinued. N/A - discontinued. N/A - discontinued. N/A - discontinued.
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This family pack is the exact same product as the family pack you will get if you purchase directly from Apple. The product is actually a service, all you are purchasing is the activation code inside.

This is an incredible value on MobileMe, because it is cheaper than the individual plan, and you can share the account with friends and family to get more usage out of it. I share this with a group of friends and my partner and it brings the cost to a nominal annual fee, about what I pay for a domain name.

The most indispensable features of Me include syncing of bookmarks, iCal, and contacts between my iMac, my Macbook Pro, my iPhone and my iPad (I am clearly immersed in the Apple ecosystem). I appreciate the free push email through MobileMe, and I have my gmail routed through MobileMe as a result. A lot of people dislike MobileMe's email because it locks you into an Apple solution. Then again, my gmail-hosted services are always going in and out of service, there are ads everywhere, I cannot send larger file attachments, and the archive-search from the iPhone isn't nearly as powerful with the free email hosting. Plus, when I want to use email at a public terminal on campus, I can work with my email with the same Apple aesthetic I am accustomed to.

I host my domain with my MobileMe account, and if you get this family plan then you can host five domains instead of just one. You should note, however, that Apple does not allow you to host websites with PHP or similar, so you cannot host a wordpress blog or anything like that. The good news is that you can easily set up iWeb to work with your MobileMe subscription for quick website creation, and you can even put up Google Adsense if you want.
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So much cheaper than purchasing Family pack from Apple. I bought it 4 weeks before my (old .Mac) .me account expires. Entered in the updated serial numbers and on the day my acct is due to expire I'm paid again for another year. Sure beats the $17.95 I kept paying for earthlink services for 10 years.
it works great w/ all 3 of our Macs for backups, storing software, bookmarks etc.

For over the last 3 years we've been very satisfied with .Mac or .me accounts. Only one time did we regret having the service - Apple's transition to the mobileme world, why??? iPhone mania I guess.
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