Verizon has rolled out a simplified plan structure for its cloud storage options.
The new system adopts the same sizing approach the carrier adopted for its wireless plans in August, offering options in Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large.
The cloud options offer storage ranging from 5 GB per month to 1 TB per month. The Small package, which offers 5 GB of storage, is free. Customers can also get a Medium package with 25 GB of storage for $2.99 per month, a Large package with 250 GB of storage for $4.99 per month or an Extra-Large package with 1 T of storage for $9.99 per month.
Verizon said customers who already have could subscriptions on the old 75 GB or higher plans will automatically be transferred to the new Large or Extra-Large plans.
In addition to offering extra storage space for smaller memory devices, Verizon said cloud subscribers can also use the cloud backup to more efficiently transfer their information during device upgrades.
Synchronoss vice president of Product Strategy and Corporate Marketing Ted Woodbery recently revealed the average smartphone user today is carrying between 10 GB and 15 GB of content on their device when they come in to a retail location for an upgrade. Woodbery said that figure is expected to swell to an average of 25 GB to 30 GB within a year.
Verizon’s cloud service offer storage for photos, videos, contacts, music, documents, call logs and text messages for most devices. Users with iPhones can only store photos, contacts and videos.