Along with the plethora of deals and discounts across the nation, this Black Friday has brought another deal at our doorstep in the form of the news that Amazon Cloud Drive offers unlimited space for just 5$.
Taking into account the increased popularity that cloud storage services are starting to amass, this door busting deal from Amazon comes at a pretty fortuitous time. Even if Amazon Cloud Drive is at the moment the biggest contender for the 1st place in the cloud storage market, followed by Google, Microsoft and others, this doesn’t mean they aren’t constantly looking for more customers across the world.
But before one commits to this service, one should read the terms and agreements. Because after reading them, users may not want to even pay 5$ for the service.
True, it is extremely cheap to get unlimited storage for a year for just five dollars, but this will change starting with the second year in which the subscription remains active, switching back to 60$ a year. This is still a competitive price if compared to the Apple cloud storage service which costs 10$ a month.
One might say that they would end their Amazon Cloud Drive subscription after the 5$ trial period ends because it is basically a trial period. But by doing that, all files and information stored on the cloud drive will be blocked or deleted altogether.
Even this unlimited storage has its limits, though, considering that work-related information or other data that could be used commercially is strictly prohibited, with the threat of an account ban if such misuse is found. The drive also doesn’t support entry from other places on the globe, even if you started the subscription in the US.
In order for users to benefit from unlimited photo and image storage on the cloud, they have to pay an extra dollar, which is not much at all in truth, but further proves that the original offer being made by the company Amazon is not actually that unlimited as advertised.
These types of offers are not strictly only by cloud storage companies, this can be applied to all sides of the market. It is extremely necessary for people to understand that when they decide to commit to a subscription based service or they simply want to take advantage of a deal that seems too good to be true, they should always read the fine print.
Even though Amazon Cloud Drive offers unlimited space for just 5$, read and think things carefully before you opt for this Black Friday discount of the cloud storage service.