Technology Google will make its paid storage plans cheaper

11:06  15 may  2018
11:06  15 may  2018 Source:   theverge.com

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Google will also make the plan shareable within a family of up to five members, and give users access to live chat support even if you’re on the cheapest plan of .99 a month for 100GB. Google One is an upgrade to Drive’s paid plans , not a rebranding of the storage service.

However, if you are dealing with sensitive data then a paid cheap online storage is probably the best approach. Its basic plan starts at .99 per month and gives 50 GB. The One Drive’s basic plan is short of almost 50 GB to compete with Google Drive.

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Google is rolling out new changes to its storage plans that include a new, low-cost storage plan and half off the price of its 2TB storage option, the company announced today. It’s also converting all Google Drive paid storage plans to Google One, perhaps in part because you’ll now have one-tap access to Google’s live customer service.

Google One will get a new $2.99 a month option that gets you 200GB of storage. The 2TB plan, which usually costs $19.99 per month, will now cost $9.99 a month. Finally, the 1TB plan that costs $9.99 a month is getting removed. The other plans for 10, 20, or 30TB won’t see any changes.

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Google is updating its paid storage plans to remove the lowest tier, the 25GB plan for .49 a The move makes sense, given Google 's recent consolidation of storage across Gmail, Google Drive The new plans are described by Google here, but if you'd like the cheaper old 25GB plan , you can

Google will also make the plan shareable within a family of up to five members, and give users access to live chat support even if you’re on the cheapest plan of $1.99 a month for 100GB. It’s the first time live support is coming to Google for users who may not have a G Suite business account.

If you want to use Google One without paying at all, the company will still offer Drive’s basic 15GB of free space option. The upgrade will arrive first to users who already pay for additional Google Drive storage, and you can expect to see an email confirming the change shortly.

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