Microsoft's OneDrive Free Storage Hits New Low

On April 22nd, I received an email from Microsoft's OneDrive. The email informed me about some of the upcoming changes that the company is about to bring on their OneDrive services. Here is what they wrote to me.

On July 27, 2016, the amount of storage that comes with OneDrive will change from 15GB to 5GB. We are also discontinuing the 15 GB camera roll bonus.

Frankly speaking, it took me little while to digest such devastating news. I have lots of important files (photos mostly) on OneDrive and I think I have to start planning to move them somewhere else. I recently visited the OneDrive Plans page and found that the company started offering 5 GB free storage space for all the new users.

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Even though OneDrive is also offering some paid solutions but it doesn't look quite promising at this point of time. Case in point, OneDrive's 50 GB storage for $1.99/month is over priced. Specially when you compare their pricing with Apple's iCloud pricing or even Google Drive storage pricing.

Both the Apple and Google offering same amount of storage for half the price or for $0.99 only. Top of that, if you choose to stick with Google Drive, you can get your 15 GB of storage for Free. Why in the world someone with right sense of their mind should get Microsoft's OneDrive? Does this make any sense to you? Well, I am moving to Google. Thanks but no thanks OneDrive.


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