Google's New Cloud Storage Plans Launch in the U.S.

Google today launched its new cloud storage pricing scheme under the moniker Google One, which replaces all paid storage plans under the Google Drive brand.

The new plans include 100GB storage for $1.99 a month, 200GB for $2.99 a month, and 2TB for $9.99 a month (down from $19.99). The free 15GB for non-paying users remains. There's also a new family option for divvying up a single storage plan amongst up to five members.


As a result of the changes, Google is removing its 1TB/$9.99 plan, but existing 1TB Drive plans will be upgraded to 2TB at no extra cost. Pricing for plans larger than 2TB will remain the same.

The new storage plans provide users with space for Google Drive, Gmail, and original quality photos and videos (including 4K) in Google Photos. The paid plans also come with live chat support, something that was previously limited to G Suite business account holders.

Apple's iCloud monthly storage plans aren't so different: they start with 5GB free storage for non-paying users, then offer 50GB for $0.99, 200GB for $2.99, and 2TB for $9.99.

On the face of it, Google One's new 100GB/$1.99 plan offers something of a middle ground between iCloud's 50GB and 200GB tiers, but that doesn't account for the practicalities of switching ecosystems that you'd need to factor in, not to mention differing privacy policies.

As of today, the new Google One plans are available to users in the United States, with existing Drive subscribers there having already been moved to the new plans. Google is promising availability for other regions soon.



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5 weeks ago

$1000 iPhone: fine
99cents a month for 50GB iCloud: too expensive
Sure.

Please help me understand this mentality. A multi-billion dollar corporation nickle and dimes customers for $1 a month and your response is snark... towards the customer? Stockholm Syndrome at it's finest. You're essentially saying because you can afford to pay for Apple kit, you should be willing to pay more? Sure.:rolleyes:

$1000 phone - here's 5GB of free storage.
$1500 laptop - we already gave you 5GB of free storage. If you need more pay for it.
$500 tablet - already told you once, we gave you 5GB free with the phone. Open your wallet. We know you have money
$300 watch - you spent a lot money with us? And? Spend more if you want more storage. We gave you 5GB free.

The above kit isn't an exaggerated scenario. Lots of people have that and more. But your response to someone complaining about Apple being stingy with storage is... give them more money? o_O
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5 weeks ago
Should be called data mining storage plan.
Rating: 17 Votes
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5 weeks ago

5 gb for free has been a joke for quite a while. It was fine when you sold 16 gb iPhones and iPads.

$1000 iPhone: fine
99cents a month for 50GB iCloud: too expensive
Sure.
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5 weeks ago
Google should be paying YOU for allowing them access to YOUR data which they make money from.
Rating: 13 Votes
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5 weeks ago

Tell you what. You buy your own data centre and give us all the same storage and level of service for the same price and we’ll talk?

That's your counter argument? Mnaaaaawhaaaaha :D
Rating: 10 Votes
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5 weeks ago

Google, Apple it’s all the same.


No, it really isn't.
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5 weeks ago
5 gb for free has been a joke for quite a while. It was fine when you sold 16 gb iPhones and iPads.
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5 weeks ago

$1000 iPhone: fine
99cents a month for 50GB iCloud: too expensive
Sure.

No, $1000 for a phone is not fine at all, but if they charge that the very least they can do is to include a decent free cloud space.
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5 weeks ago

$1000 iPhone: fine
99cents a month for 50GB iCloud: too expensive
Sure.

Actually I prefer the 256gb, so the phone cost more than $1000. And yes, 99 cents is to expensive for 50gb.
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5 weeks ago

You don’t know that. Also please accurately define “mines your data” as you understand it.
Last Q. Did you ever use google search or services on any apple devices, (or at all for that matter)?


Are you seriously claiming google doesn’t mine users data?


After the last privacy scandal, Decided to go all in with iCloud and Apple services.

Closed my gmail accounts, deleted google maps, switched to duck duck go and reset the iPhones advertising identifier.

“Google shouldn't ignore user privacy settings (Editorial)”
http://www.masslive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/08/google_shouldnt_ignore_user_pr.html

I also Deleted google translate and installed the Microsoft version, much better, you can translate system wide using the share sheet on iOS.
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