Google Unveils Cheap Data Storage Plans

Google Unveils Cheap Data Storage Plans
The new offers are part of a move to rebrand Google Drive as Google One.

(CCM) — Google is heaping pressure on Microsoft, Apple, and Dropbox by introducing new plans which undercut its rivals' data storage rates.

Coinciding with a name-changing exercise which sees Google Drive storage plans rebranded as Google One, the company has introduced a new $2.99 per month storage tier which offers 200 GB of storage to complement its existing $1.99 per month tier for 100 GB of storage, The Verge is reporting. It has also doubled the amount of storage included in its $9.99 per month tier from 1 TB to 2 TB.

Users can share their storage quotas with up to five other people, and Google has promised that subscribers will, in the future, be offered as yet unspecified deals in the Google Store.

The new storage tiers look extremely competitive. For example, Microsoft currently only offers half as much storage (50 GB) for $1.99 per month, while Dropbox's lowest cost subscription is $9.99 per month (although it does have a free tier offering 5 GB of storage.) Apple offers a low-cost $0.99 per month plan with 50 GB of storage, but has nothing to match Google's $1.99 per month tier.

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