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Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

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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Neithan
New member | Level 2

Hi,

why can't you offer a smaller package than 9 Euro for 1 TB? I dont need 1 TB, and 9 Euro is -because of this- too expensive. But I need more than the Basic package.

I would have been already for 1-2 years a user of a paid package, if you would offer one for like 5 Euro. But like this I rather use additional clouds from Amazon and Microsoft.

Is this really in your intrest to lose customers by offering unattraktive packages and chase them to your opponents?

I am dissapointed from this unporfessional behavior.

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merenptah
Explorer | Level 3

I'm in full agreement with many opinions voiced here. I have paid for Dropbox Pro in the past but could not justify the high price. Dropbox is without a doubt the best cloud storage service around with its flawless syncing. I get 1 TB free on OneDrive through my university account and I also have 200GB free for two years on my personal OneDrive for having bought a Seagate Drive. But OneDrive is constantly having sync errors and file incompatabilities and is a chore to deal with. I tried paying for Google Drive but that was also costly at $49 per annum for 100 GB.  I pay for 200 GB of iCloud just to backup photos, and I was one of the few that paid for MobileMe its predecessor back in 2008.,. but let's face it, syncing is not Apple's stregth. Amazon Drive is the cheapest and I'll probably buy more storage with them, but I will do so reluctantly only because Dropbox does not have any plans that fit my needs. Finally,. I pay for Zotero storage to sync my PDF articles (I am a PhD student) online. Point I am trying to make is that I've paid for cloud storage and yncing long before many people did, and do so now, and I would be very happy to pay a reasonable price for Dropbox Pro--because it is far and away the simplest and best syncing cloud storage service. But after paying $99 for one year, I could not justify the cost when it came time to renew again. I regretted cancelling it and came back brieflty and tried paying month-to-month but still could not justify the price for a 1TB that is actually more storage than I need.  The sweet spot range of what I would need would be a price point at about $40-50 per annum for circa 500GB of cloud storage--billed yearly or via  small monthly charge similar to icloud (I pay $2.99 per month for that 200GB)--$4.99 per month would be about the price that I could comfortably live with. But I find it completly baffling that Dropbox does not have such a plan that would fit my needs, especially as sI am omeone who would be very happy to pay for a quality service despite having ovabout 1.3 TB of free cloud storage elsewhere with Dropbox's competitors. I don't want free if it aint great, and Dropbox is great, but just a little too expensive as it is--with no student discounts.. You guys should really figure out a way to appeal to people like me who are happy to pay but not as much as currently priced.

 

 

Mark
Super User II

Thats the issue though isnt it @merenptah - you want the service because its great, but wont pay the fees that make it great. It is the same as anything. You want the good quality and service you have to pay for it. Think of cars. You want cheap and cheerful to get you from A to B you go for a cheap and cheerful brand (in the UK here it would be something like Kia or Dachia). You want better quality and better after sales service if something goes wrong you pay a higher price (Audi, BMW, Mercedes etc.), or if you want the all singing all dancing service with bells and whistles you go totally top of the range with Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Jaguar). All do that same thing but cost wildly different prices. 

 

It is exactly the same here. As much as I'd love to be able to get the above cars for the price of a Kia it isnt happening. 

 

Dropbox have repeatedly said that they will not lower prices as too many people downgrade. Again I think with the launch of Professional this has been proved. 

merenptah
Explorer | Level 3

Well @Mark I can see your point but I'm the type of person Drobox should want to retain as customer. I tend to be an early adopter, donj't mind paying for services (do you know how many other Phd student friends of mine pay for cloud services? NONE). I rave about good products to everyone, have gotten many others to sign up to dropbox in its early days. And right now as is, most of my fellow postgraduate students and fellow early career researchers I know do not ever foreee themselves as paying for cloud services anyway--with so many freebies going around you can get away with that. When they get near their storage limit they delete stuff, or they shuffle back and forth 3-4 free acounts. So I am quite the anomoly: a poor student with limited resources who WANTS to pay. But the market is saturtated. I recognise that currently Dropbox is a superior product but that crappy OneDrive will get me where I need to go if need be. Using your car analogy, a Toyata may be better than a Hyundai but most people with limited income would be satisifed with a Hyundai.  But a better analogy would be this: market research for banking in in the UK finds that the bank accounts university students open whilst young are often the ones they bank with for their whole lifetime. So banks knowing this offer ridiculously generous bank accounts with many perks and amenities counting on their loyalty as they become older and more affluent. Now I am comdortable paying, I don't want a freebie, and I may only be able to afford a certain price point for cloud services now but that won't always be the case as I will hopefully be gainfully employed when my student status end: but by then it might be too late for Dropbox, my fond memories of Dropbox and its stregths will likely be a distant memory, and the over-saturated market and its competitors may eventually start producing a better product and by then I will have been invested in someone else's ecosystem and Dropbox will not be able to benefit from my increasing disposable income. (hopefully!). I value the superior Dropbox product enough as a poor PhD student to want to give them SOME of my limited resources  and would do so ahead of its competitors, all things being equal, but not enough so if makes no economic sense to do so.  If I was a fully employed working professional, $99 a year would be a cost I would gladly pay. But for students why not offer something like $49 a year until student status ends? That's what Amazon prime does, Spotify does, and what tne NY Times and Washington Post do. Yeah, OneDrive is kind of sucky, but guess what i can live with sucky if need be. And cloud storage isn't a luxury item, it's a relatively simple service. Dropbox would do well to take advantage of customer loyalty while there is still loyalty to be had and while it still has an obviosuly superiuor product. 

Sanchez
Dropboxer
Hey all, 

I have been going through your suggestions here, and on a similar thread, and I’ve made your comments available to our team in my internal feedback report. There are a lot of ideas in these pages, and I want to assure you that they are reaching the right inboxes for review. 
 
Cheers! 
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With Google now offering 2TB for $9.99 a month - I think DB's days are numbered if they are so stubborn not to reduce prices.

 

Even the 100GB offering is so cheap now it's pennies. 

Jason F.9
Helpful | Level 6

The 1TB restriction for consumers, and massive price difference due to minimum 3 user requirement for Business plans will be the END of Dropbox. 

 

Google is providing a very very competitive priced solution - and if no action is taken by Dropbox to increase storage options I will be forced to move - and I will be making a lot of noise about it due to the inconvenience.

Elizabeth R.10
Explorer | Level 3

Dropbox started with a good product. They still have a good product but they have lots of competition. In most businesses, that mean a drop in prices all around. Eventually Dropbox will have to come up with a better plan. Otherwise, it risks lost business, little new busines, and a bad reputation.

eprombil
Collaborator | Level 9

 we want 40 or 50 gb :heart_eyes:

ataakay
New member | Level 2

i hope

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