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Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

New member | Level 2
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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Explorer | Level 3

Please consider creating a Dropbox basic plan of 1TB as I do not need 2TB but need more than 5.75GB.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

 

i have an Indvidual Plan - Professional, but storage is almost full, and my suggestion is that in Indivdual plan Dropbox should give more storage like one drive at the same cost. 

Explorer | Level 3

It could be good to have cheaper plans, for example: 500Gb for 2 euros/month or 1Tb for 4 euros/month. Even 250Gb for 1 euro. I think you would have much more people interested on Dropbox.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I love dropbox and had 48GB when I purchased a Samsung product a few years ago, regrettably that capacity is now gone. I need a bit more space and have referred as many people as I can think of but people now either have it or have an alternative. 

I am likely going to have to switch to Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive since the Plus plan is too expensive and excessive for my personal and family use. At £96 per year compared to Google who are offering 100GB for £16, Microsoft 100GB for £24 and Apple where 50GB costs £9.50.

I read that Dropbox has 500Million users but only 14M pay for the service. Perhaps an affordable middle ground option would work. Money is tight right now due to COVID and watching the pennies will make the pounds look after themselves !

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I have a 2TB plan expiring soon and i only need up to 100 GB maybe 200 GB. Google has plans for this size - but I cant find a simular option on DB. So - should I move my account to Google or do you have a plan that can work for me and stay with Dropbox.

 

Best regards

 

Mark Williams

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Les pediría que ofreciesen a sus usuarios, una tarifa que fuese de la mitad de capacidad de Dropbox Plus , es decir de 1tb y de la mitad del precio que Dropbox Plus, ya que hay clientes como yo que estamos usando solo un 0,9% de la capacidad de Dropbox Plus y estamos pagando cada mes 11,99€ , por un espacio que no necesitamos.
Por ese motivo les pido que ofrezcan una tarifa inferior a la de Dropbox Plus y que se ajuste a nuestras necesidades. Que no suponga pagar por pagar, por algo que no se necesita. Y ustedes no dan otra opción.
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Wow... so here we are in 2020, and they have gone the opposite direction of this thread by now staring at 2TB (more than I have in any one system at home).  Where are the 10, 20, 50, 100, 200G and so on plans?  I can't imagine how much potential income DropBox is losing here by not offering an affordable, reasonable size plan for the bulk of people who just want to upload and share some photos and videos with family and friends, who don't (and will NEVER) need storage in the TB range.  I've used dropbox free for years and a mere 5g would actually serve me just fine.

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Dakiraun, do not expect so many price plans because that is not a reasonable way to do this. Too many choices will give Dropbox workers too much trouble. They already have a lot of work and will have more later with safety and reports and complaints and etc. That is a customer service, which is time and finance consuming service. A lot more people need to pay for the services they are using, which are mostly free and of a reasonably good or good or great quality. There are also loads of free and poor quality services, but what to do about them all I do not know.

I created a new topic/thread about Dropbox price plan for the management to think about with reasonable calculations, but did not receive even a single comment there from anyone at all....  It is below and worth reading.

 

 

THIS IS THE MESSAGE WHICH I MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS COMMENT. I CANNOT FIND THE ORIGINAL THREAD ANYMORE. MAYBE IT GOT DELETED FOR SOME REASON...?


Hello,
 
Please take your time to read this message with a thank you in advance.
 
I would like to talk management and relevant staff about smaller storage options. Dropbox is amazing, I love it and recommend to anyone and everyone. Thank you for this amazing service with loads of simplicity and compatibilities. But what about simpler people and not just business? Business basic plan is 5TB for €10 per month, but people's basic plan is just 2GB for free and then 2TB for €10 per month. Also, file recovery in Free account is for 30 days, in Basic paid account it is still for 30 days, but for Premium plan recovery is for 180 days? Where is logic in this? Why not 60 days for a basic paid plan? It just does not add up for me, sorry. Maybe you can improve that and make paid to 60 days because it feels off-putting to pay for that? Or maybe for 2 months instead of 60 days, because it does not add up again.
 
What about this for personal Dropbox:
2 GB FREE
50 GB or 100 GB for €2
2 TB €10
3 TB €17
... ?
 
Given that the approximate calculations look as follows:
3 TB €17
2 TB €10
1 TB €7
500 GB €4
 
I did read that Dropbox admins tried a cheaper price plan before and that it did not work out, but I cannot find anything in particular what they tried and what happened. It would help me to think about it, I am very analytical. If even 50GB for €2 is too much too offer which I think makes financial long-term sense, then I and many others would be happy enough even with 20GB for €2. Admins need to understand the competition and that 2GB is not enough, but 100s of GBs or several TBs are not what most of people need whereas they have to decluter first. Backup is for the important files, not just for anything and everything. Not possible to store anything and everything forever in one place. Never was, never will be. Life does not work that way.
 
To make these considerations, I looked at other data storage services, hardware prices, considered what people would store and what tech resulting in data storage is out there like 24MP DSLRs for videos/pictures and various app and document sizes and etc., computer and phone backups, as well as Dropbox business expenses and profit requirements.
 
 
 
Do you know that Google offers mail services and 100GB for €1.99 / month, 200GB for €2.99 ....?
I happily pay them €2.99 for 200 GB use only 3GB where most data is in GDrive being my phone backup. Mail takes up only a few MBs because I keep on deleting all the old mail and have less than 200 emails saved after 14 years of use. Google prices are with mail services included, not just data and Youtube and many other services. Maybe too cheap for such a service, because 200 GB of data storage is loads. Maybe too many people are too reliant on online storage? If something would happen to Dropbox, then what? People still need to have their backups at home. You cannot expect everyone to be reliant on cloud storage. For now, you seem to mainly work with businesses because of the prices provided. Most people probably are using free service with no benefit for you. If you would introduce cheaper plan like I offer, you would benefit from many of them starting to use paid service and provide you an additional income for a very fair storage option. Free version of 2 GB to 5GB with max referrals is not enough. Cloud service options are popping up like crazy globally. Dropbox is one of the best, or the best.
 
I seen loads of data server designs and they seem to not even understand warm air flow in the data storage units and racks, which moves first upwards and then sideways towards the vents. Vents need to be at the high end, not the middle. It would help even more to place the data storage units with a front facing a bit downwards and back upwards like shop displays are made, but not that much. Oh well. I am just a simple person researching loads and thinking loads........ Maybe they have some point for that, but I cannot understand it.
 
 
 
If you would think about general monthly expenses of people... Google costs €2-3 per month, Netflix €5, Spotify €10 (too much), + others, + websites, + some euros for paid games and movies and music, + phone bills, + utilities, + rent, + food, + clothing, + some things, + going out, + charity support, + transport ...   
 
 
 
What do you think? I am looking forward to everyone's opinion.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
Sincerely,
Egidijus Musvickas.
 
Explorer | Level 3

I am in complete agreement and as a big fan of the Dropbox platform I would like to see more flexibility in plan offerings.

 

As someone who doesn't require storage for video or photo, the TB level plans are too much, yet the 2 GB plan is too little.  But mainly, the limit on connected devices is the major problem. 

 

Apple offers 50GB for $0.99 / month and 200 GB for $2.99 / month.

Yet Drop Box offers 2 GB free and upgrade plan is 2 TB for $11.99 / month.

 

Seems there is room in the middle for the large number of users who would like something in-between.

 

Is it not advantageous to DropBox to offer something like a 50GB plan for 0.99 / month, or some other option for 1.99 to 4.99 / month that has some extra storage AND no limit on device connectivity?

Explorer | Level 3

I was recently banned for a month for calling dropbox marketing people and CEOs "Aliens" in a (funny, I think, albeit somewhat scathing) poem. I do not understand why they keep this string open. Unless its to see if people are really interested in smaller plans?

 

But one answer I got before being banned, and while I was still trying to see things in a reasonable way, similar to the previous 3 commenters: That the services are what people pay for, not the storage. 

 

IF everybody was actually using the 2TB storage, I would wager the prices would be somewhat higher. DB is not meant for non-personal streaming - only for storage - and who keeps their movies and music in DB, well, who under the age of 35 even keeps anything but photos? The business model is likely targeted towards collaborators, production storage and people offering downloads of smaller files, like books and music files. DB has this policy of fair traffic use. They can cut you off, if your files cause too much traffic. 

 

Really, there are so many unclear things about their business model, that I have given up. I will continue to balance on the edge of my 9.5GB free "plan", and solve the problem of cloud storage - should it ever arise!