On a posting yesterday on the Microsoft My Phone forum, a worker from Microsoft confirmed that once the trial for Premium services ends that you can buy the service in full for $4.99.
There is no word on a UK pricing in the thread, but I have posted to ask this to them. The thread is here for anyone interested:
The best bit for me is that this looks to be a one time only price, as my original concern was that this was going to be a monthly subscription service.
The fee will be payable via the Windows Marketplace either on the device or from your My Phone account online.
Let’s jut hope that they can fix the locate my phone feature for the Touch HD:
Yesterday (if your American or today if your British) is the official launch of Windows Phone, Windows Phone Marketplace and Microsoft My Phone.
I’ve been using Windows Phone (Windows Mobile 6.5) and Microsoft My Phone for sometime now Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Not the Marketplace though as this only opened today.
I’m going to review all three starting with Windows Mobile 6.5, then Marketplace and finally My Phone.
So Microsoft announced a new service called My Phone earlier this week at MWC although it had been floating around various tech sites for a few weeks previously. I registered for the service late last week, and look what I found in my Inbox this morning.
My Phone is basically a cloud based phone backup application that will synchronize all of your contacts, calendar, tasks, text messages, pictures and video from your device up to the cloud. You can also login to the My Phone website and make changes to content directly on the site, like add new calendar events etc.
Whilst My Phone seems kind of an odd product with Live Mesh already in the field, the two don’t actually overlap with My Phone backing up your phone where as Live Mesh is backing up a specified directory. What would be great would be to see these two services integrated together.
All that we need now Microsoft in a new version of Windows Live Messenger for Windows Mobile that supports MPOP and maybe Windows Live Writer for Windows Mobile?