As most of you likely know, Google has ended the free unlimited storage for Google Photos and Docs. This was a feature that really set it apart from the competition, and many are upset about this change. However, that isn’t stopping competitors from reminding us about their own cloud storage plans. Verizon does offer unlimited cloud storage for $19.99 per month.
That’s actually a really good price for unlimited, since Google offers 2TB for $9.99 per month and 10TB for $49.99 per month. Verizon is touting that this can be shared with up to five users, and used on unlimited “eligible devices”.
You can use Verizon Cloud Storage to backup files on your phone or computer, use it for shared storage, and the ability to search across devices. It also has a few useful features like continuous backup, so you won’t need to worry about backing everything up yourself. And Private Folders, allowing you to keep some stuff private, instead of shared with others on your account.
Is Verizon Cloud Storage a viable competitor to Google Photos?
This really depends on how and what you use Google Photos for. If you just use it for backing up your photos, then it is definitely a good option. But if you like all of the other features that Google Photos has, like facial recognition, memories and such. Then you will have to stick with Google Photos.
It’s also worth mentioning that you do need to be a Verizon customer to use Cloud Storage. They should open it up to everyone, because unlimited storage for only $20 per month, is pretty incredible.
Verizon does offer a 30 day free trial with Cloud Storage, so you can try it out and see if it is worth it for you to use. After that, plans start at $5.99 per month for 600GB, $14.99 per month for 2TB and then $19.99 per month for unlimited. And there are also taxes added to that price.