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Can we have different plans / price points / data combinations?

Can we have different plans / price points / data combinations?

Michel L.
New member | Level 2

Hi, I find limited in the choices of subscription plans. Basic/free and Pro/110$

I'd gladly pay something like 25$ a year for 50GB and a 2 users family plan.

Considering iCloud have a 12$ plan for 20 GB and 48$ for 200GB, that seems reasonable..

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Richard P.
Super User alumni

Nope, won't happen, search the forums for why.

chris d.23
New member | Level 1

I would agree that a little more flexible plans would be great. While it's great that I can get 1 TB of space I don't NEED that kind of online storage, it would be great if there was some additional flexibility in the plans. Say start with a 100gb or 250 gb plan and work your way up. If I could get 100-250gb for say $25/ year they would have my money. I have really enjoyed this service they provide but I had contemplated switching to google as their storage is cheap but after I recently swapped my main hard drive and re-installed everything and was in the process of getting my files put back on new drive. With dropbox it just checked the files in the folder and downloaded/uploaded what was missing. Google on the other hand started re-downloading everything all over again and when I wiped the folder and had it start to download it finished but then proceeded to upload the files anyway. I would love a better sub option for dropbox that would provide a little competition.

timm p.
New member | Level 1

Why do I only get one choice for a pricing plan? Either I stick with the free option which gives me 2GB to start with or I have to invest €9.99 / month for 1000GB. Wheres the option for 50GB or 100GB? I totally be up for paying 25€ for a years subscription of 100GB, would have signed up years ago.

Richard P.
Super User alumni

This is an often asked question, and has been covered in detail before - if you want the indepth answer, search the forums, but the short answer is that smaller plans would cost Dropbox a significant amount of money from people downgrading from the current Pro plan to a smaller plan more suitable to their needs. When Dropbox trialled smaller plans a few years ago, the numbers of people upgrading were not enough to offset the loss of revenue from the numbers of people downgrading.

So Dropbox decided not to continue smaller plans.

Denis V.2
New member | Level 1

Hi!

I think your pricing policy is not right. 1TB for $99 is too much space for too much money.
With Google I can have 100 Gb for $1.99 per month, which is more than enough for me.
After being a premium user for more than 3 years, I am switching to Google Drive.

Robert S.
Super User alumni

Dropbox trialled smaller plans in the past and found that they weren't financially viable.

And remember it was, until a few months ago, 100GB for $9.99/month.

It's worth noting that there have always been alternatives that are cheaper/bigger.
If those are the only motivational factors, there's never been a shortage of choice.

Competition is a wonderful thing and if an alternative which is known to parse your stuff to deliver targeted ads hits that sweet spot, then all power to you.

Manoel C.
New member | Level 1

I'm in the same situation ..... 200 MB is enough ...

Why is there no other plans ....

Google Drive - is $ 1.99 per 100 MB .... I'm sure they do not have prejudice.

Manoel C.
New member | Level 1

Can not this rationale make sense, because other companies do ... or to sell products at lower prices and a profit .....

Dropbox will lose ground to competitors. After not recovering more ....

Richard G.43
New member | Level 1

I have around 60GB of photos I'd like to keep backed up in the cloud, and I'm trying to compare plans. One Drive charge $1.99 per month for 100GB, Google Drive are the same, but I'm struggling to find the Dropbox equivalent. All I can see is a £7.99 per month plan for 1TB, which just isn't what I need.

I'm really struggling to find a good provider - I've tried all three: One Drive is tied to your windows login which makes it completely unusable as a family backup drive - my family have different logins so I can put family protection on the little ones, and Microsoft have yet to come up with a sensible way for other accounts to access the same drive.

Google Drive completely screws up my internet connection for hours whenever I dump a new batch of photos into it - web pages won't even load up while it's doing it's syncing, which again makes it unusable.

Dropbox seems to work ok, and has the nice bonus of being able to sync over wifi between my two laptops. But you don't seem to have an actual pricing plan I can use - what's with that?

My quest for a usable cloud storage service continues...

Robert S.
Super User alumni

Dropbox trialled smaller plans in the past and found that they weren't financially viable.

And remember it was, until a few months ago, 100GB for $9.99/month.

It's worth noting that there have always been alternatives that are cheaper/bigger/smaller/etc.

If those are the only motivational factors, there's never been a shortage of choice.

I would though caution against thinking of Dropbox as a backup solution.

While Dropbox does have some backup-like features, it's primarily a file synchronisation tool.

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