Amazon has revamped its Cloud Drive offerings to include two new unlimited plans. You can now choose between unlimited photo storage for $11.99 per year or unlimited everything storage for $59.99 per year. Those who choose to go with the photo plan will also be allotted an additional 5GB of unrestricted storage. That means you can store as many photos as you’d like on Amazon’s cloud plus 5GB of videos, documents, and other piece of your digital life.
For comparison sake, here are the most popular plans Amazon previously offered: 5GB for free, 20GB for $10 per year, and 50GB for $25 per year. There’s no longer a completely free tier, but Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial of either service.
If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper and are considering the Unlimited Photos plan, then you’d probably be better off signing up for Prime ($99 per year). It includes free unlimited photo storage along with a host of other benefits like free 2-day shipping and Prime Instant Video.
Full details are as follows:
|Amazon Cloud Drive Launches Unlimited Cloud Storage|
Customers can choose between two convenient and affordable storage plans—Unlimited Everything or Unlimited Photos—and rest easy knowing their content is safe and accessible
Free 3-month trial available for customers to experience unlimited cloud storage of photos, videos, movies, music, and files
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 26, 2015– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive—two new storage plans for customers to securely store their existing content collections and automatically upload endless amounts of new content, including photos, videos, movies, music, and files. With the unlimited plans, customers no longer need to worry about how much storage is needed to keep their content safe and secure—they can choose either the Unlimited Photos Plan or Unlimited Everything Plan and only pay one flat fee per year. A free 3-month trial is available for customers to try either plan:
“Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they don’t know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up,” said Josh Petersen, Director of Amazon Cloud Drive. “With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don’t need to worry about storage space—they now have an affordable, secure solution to store unlimited amounts of photos, videos, movies, music, and files in one convenient place.”
Beginning today, customers can start experiencing unlimited cloud storage for free with a 3-month trial on either plan. Prime members and Fire device owners who already enjoy unlimited photo storage can choose to sign up for the Unlimited Everything Plan to store videos and files in addition to photos. Existing Cloud Drive customers can change their plans now by simply logging into their Cloud Drive accounts.
To learn more about Amazon Cloud Drive and the Unlimited Cloud Storage plans, please visit http://amazon.com/clouddrive.
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