OneDrive’s free storage reduced to just 5 GB
The camera roll bonus discontinued
Microsoft has just announced some major changes to the OneDrive cloud storage affecting users in early 2016. First of all, OneDrive’s free storage will be reduced from 15 to 5 GB for all users – new and old. Furthermore, the camera roll bonus giving you additional 15 GB after signing up on your phone will be discontinued. The company introduces a new storage plan – $2 per month for 50 GB, and discontinues the 100 GB and 200 GB plans.
Microsoft is also setting a 1 TB limit on OneDrive for Office365 subscribers – no more unlimited storage for those users! If you have stored more than 1 TB you will be able to use the increased storage for at least 12 months after the changes. Microsoft will be offering a refund to Office 365 subscribers who are not satisfied with the rules.
At the same time, regular all users who are using more than 5 Gigs can redeem a free Office 365 subscription with 1 TB of storage for 1 year.
After these changes go into effect in early 2016, OneDrive will lose one of its main advantages over other cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox. Google is now offering 15 GB for free, while Dropbox still falls behind OneDrive with its 2 GB free plans.