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Microsoft on Monday announced that it is bolstering its OneDrive storage plans for both free and paid users. OneDrive will now include 15 GB of free storage, more than double the previous 7 GB limit, and all versions of Office 365 will come with 1 TB of storage. Microsoft previously rolled out 1 TB of cloud storage for business customers in April.

The Redmond-based company also announced that it is taking over 70% off the cost of its monthly subscription storage options, dropping its 100 GB tier to $1.99 per month (previously $7.49) and 200 GB tier to $3.99 (previously $11.49). The aggressive new pricing tiers makes OneDrive a much more competitive offering alongside iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox…

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The breakdown for the Office 365 storage plans, per the blog announcement:

“For Office 365 Home ($9.99/mo) you’ll get 1 TB per person (up to 5 people), and with Office 365 Personal ($6.99/mo) and University ($79.99/4yr) you will get 1 TB per subscription. This is a great follow on to our April announcement that all OneDrive for Business customers will get 1 TB of cloud storage per person too.”

Microsoft is setting the bar in terms of free cloud storage, set to triple the 5 GB of complimentary storage that Apple provides iCloud users. Its monthly storage plans will also be dramatically cheaper, with 100 GB for $1.99 per month a much more attractive deal than the 50 GB of extra iCloud storage that can be purchased for $100 per year, or about $8.33 per month.

Apple did announce new iCloud storage plans at its WWDC keynote earlier this month, although the tiers have yet to go into effect. The complimentary 5 GB will remain, but additional storage will be available for cheaper prices. 20 GB will cost 99 cents per month, while 200 GB will cost $3.99 per month. There will be higher tiers available up to 1 TB as well.

OneDrive is now on par with Google Drive, which also offers 15 GB of free storage and an extra 100 GB for $1.99 per month. Meanwhile, Dropbox offers a free 2 GB plan with the option to earn additional storage for referring friends and other tasks. Its pro plan costs $9.99 per month for 100 GB of storage, which is also considerably more expensive than SkyDrive’s new storage pricing.

Will you consider switching to OneDrive?

  • Frank Anthony

    What is wrong with the popular dropbox? Too stingy? I hope Apple put a better price on their iCloud storage or i may switch to OneDrive. And as for dropbox, it will soon be history if they don’t act fast and increase the storage and of-course reduce the huge price tag. Just My Opinion!

    • Rowan09

      They did put a better price and announced it at WWDC.

    • locomambo

      If u didn’t know Dropbox gave me 50gb of free storage over the weekend

  • Umesh Chamara

    RIP Dropbox !!!!

  • Vince Reedy

    I want to say just chill and the others will follow suit, but they won’t if they don’t see you jump.

  • Agru

    I might consider buying that 365-uni plan.. Pretty cheap. But what happens after 4 years? Apps like Word and Excel stop working???

  • Andrew Roth

    Copy is the best. 20 GB free storage plus unlimited referrals at 5 GB a piece.

    • Kenan

      It is the best for now but they can shut down any time. And security of your files is questionable.

      • Andrew Roth

        Lol no it’s not… Several people have proven it to be fine. You want questionable security look at Yunio’s free 1 TB.

      • Kenan

        It is fine for now. Nobody can see the future. I will definitely not store my pictures and videos on it. Maybe files which not that important.

  • pangujb

    Thanks for infoleak bug from @i0n1c training

  • pangujb

    ios7.1.1 has jb already!

  • pangujb

    pangu jb tool from chinese!

    • Tony

      With no confirmation of internal code, it’s pointless to install it until it’s been checked.

      • pangujb

        im chinese and jb success

      • Tony

        I’m not saying it doesn’t work, I just don’t see a reason to install it without the coding at least being looked at. I would hate to see someone install it only to find it had a keylogger to a remote server upload. This in no way is saying I’m against anyone from any country releasing this stuff. I’m glad someone did, if it works. It’s good for the community but it needs to at the very least be looked at before the masses jump on board.

      • pangujb

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      • Tony

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      • pangujb

        i can tell you this tool will install pphelper in your device ,and it have the same piracy issue like last time ,but you can choose install it or not

      • Tony

        Yep was just reading about that. Still have my doubts about this break being safe. I see snow confirmed it’s good but even removal of the piracy shop doesn’t restore an original file. So I’ll just hold off until ios 8 comes out it looks like.

  • Biscuit

    I moved from google to outlook and I’m finding onedrive to be fantastic. Great to see the increase! I wonder if it has anything to do with iCloud Drive arriving just around the corner.

  • locomambo

    If u didn’t know Dropbox gave me 50gb of free storage over the weekend check it out

  • Marcus

    At the moment, I primarily use MEGA. Once Apple released those awesome iCloud plans though, I’ll be buying that sweet 200GB 😀

  • omrishtam

    dropbox gonna hate

  • Mark

    Is this for new one drive customers only? My account still shows 7 with a 3gb bonus for my iphone camera upload…..

    • Nesly Lacroix

      Same here.