Google has announced that it will be updating its cloud storage plans to better suite the modern digital landscape. Under a new Google One initiative, customers will be able to get more cloud storage for at a lesser cost, along with 24/7 technical support over the phone, chat, or email in eligible countries.
The new Google One cloud storage plans are as follows:
- 15GB - free
- 100GB - $1.99/month
- 200GB - $2.99/month
- 2TB - $9.99/month
- 10TB - $99.99/month
- 20TB - $199.99/month
- 30TB - $299.99/month
From the new plans we notice that the starter package for $1.99 per month remains the same as before, but Google has introduced a new 200GB plan for $2.99 per month. A highlight of the new plan is that the 1TB for $9.99 per month has now been replaced with 2TB at the same cost.
Google's goal here is to offer cheaper cloud storage to regular customers, instead of businesses, as evident by the price changes in the lower storage tiers. Besides the cheaper storage, Google One subscribers will also enjoy other benefits, such as 24/7 technical support in eligible regions, Google Play credits, and deals on select hotels found in Google Search. Google has stated that these extra benefits will be expanded in the future.
Google Drive paid subscribers will be upgraded to Google One automatically over the coming months, starting in the U.S. and then expanding globally. Users will receive a confirmation email before the upgrade where they will be able to manage their storage plan and benefits.
source - Google