While the US has been enjoying Amazon’s Cloud Drive for quite some time – in fact, they added options to it almost a year ago – our northern brethren in Canada didn’t get access to Amazon’s cloud services until 2013. To keep the service growing in Canada, Amazon is now offering two storage plans that allow customers to securely store their existing content and the ability to upload new content automatically. When you use the cloud for storage of photos, videos, movies, music and other files, you have instant access from wherever you are and these files are stored in their original size and resolution so there is no worry of losing the quality of those precious memories.
Josh Petersen, Director of Amazon Cloud Drive said, “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. 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.”
The two plans are the Unlimited Storage Plan and the Unlimited Photos Plan for one flat fee per year. With each plan you receive a free three-month trial is for eligible customers in Canada. After the free trial period, the Unlimited Storage Plan will cost you $59.99 per year and you can store an unlimited number of any type file in Cloud Drive. Customers can turn on an auto-save feature that will automatically backup any photos or videos taken and then be able to retrieve them at full resolution. The second plan is the Unlimited Photo Plan that only costs $11.99 per year after the three-month free trail. This plan is for the photo buff and allows you to store an unlimited number of photos in Cloud Drive, as well as 5GB of additional storage for and video or document files you may want to store.
Prime members already have free Unlimited Photo Storage and can sign up for the Unlimited Storage Plan and begin storing unlimited videos and other files. Existing Cloud members can change their current plan by logging on to their Cloud Drive account and make the upgrade. With our love of photos and videos, why tie up your device storage or risk losing your files when everything can be stored securely in the Cloud…freeing up your smartphone’s storage for apps and other items you prefer store there.