The transition from .Mac to MobileMe was rockier than Apple had hoped. While the company is making a lot of improvements, the MobileMe service is still not up to Apple’s standards. Therefore, Apple is extending subscriptions 60-days free of charge to express appreciation for MobileMe members’ patience as they continue to improve the service.
Apple email sent to MobileMe subscribers:
We have already made many improvements to MobileMe, but we still have many more to make. To recognize our users’ patience, we are giving every MobileMe subscriber as of today a free 60 day extension. This is in addition to the one month extension most subscribers have already received. We are working very hard to make MobileMe a great service we can all be proud of. We know that MobileMe’s launch has not been our finest hour, and we truly appreciate your patience as we turn this around. Read this article for more details.
The MobileMe Team
• You are eligible if you are a MobileMe member whose account was active as of August 19, 2008 at 0:00 Pacific Daylight Time.
• If you were in your free trial period on August 19 at 0:00 Pacific Daylight Time, your free trial will be extended an additional 60 days.
• Your 60-day extension will be applied to your account within the next few days. You can check your account page on me.com to verify the change when it occurs.
More info here.
MacDailyNews Note: On July 16th, Apple granted a 30-day subscription extension to which this new 60-day extension will be added for a total of 90-days.
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