Nothing lasts forever, and the same holds true for cloud storage. Nearly two years ago Amazon had started offering unlimited cloud storage on its Amazon Drive. The offer was available for Amazon Prime customers who signed up for “Unlimited Everything” account, and the storage was not capped in any manner. However, Amazon has now decided to withdraw its unlimited storage plan with effect from June 8.
Amazon had earlier extended the Unlimited offer to its U.K patrons last year. Amazon has also been offering an Unlimited Photos storage for Prime customers at no extra cost and this is kind of similar to the Google Photos unlimited storage. Yet another grouse that most of the Amazon Cloud Drive users had was that all the files needed to be uploaded to the Amazon Cloud Drive, as opposed to the other providers including Dropbox the Amazon Cloud Drive are simply not up to the mark. The file support for the Cloud Drive is still limited and this severely limits its utility.
“Amazon is now providing options for customers to choose the storage plan that is right for them. Amazon will no longer offer an unlimited storage plan. Instead, we’ll offer storage plans of 100 GB for $11.99 and 1 TB for $59.99, up to 30 TB for an additional $59.99 per TB. Any customer that signs up for storage with Amazon automatically gets 5 GB for free, and Prime members receive free unlimited photo storage.”
As per the revised plans, customers will be getting 1TB of storage at $59.99 per year, and this is still pretty affordable as opposed to the other service providers including Google Drive who charge $99.99 per year. The plans will stand revised starting from June 8, 2017, and the current subscribers who have opted for an annual unlimited plan will still be able to enjoy the services until it ends. The users will be given a grace period of 180 days to deal with the over quota data post which it will be deleted automatically. That being said the Prime members will still be getting the unlimited storage for photos.