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Personal plans with more storage

Personal plans with more storage

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi! I used to have a paid personal Dropbox account, until I outgrew the 3TB of storage space. I downgraded to a free Dropbox account and started storing my files with a different provider. As a renewal of my subscription with this other provider is coming up mid-June, I was wondering if you are planning on implementing larger personal plans in the future? Ideally I'd love a package that has somewhere between 6 to 8TB.

 

Switching to a professional account is not an option, because:

- I already use a professional account from the company I work for, you can only use 1 personal and 1 professional account in the Dropbox software at the same time, and I don't want to upload my personal files to my company's account

- a professional account requires several licenses (3, I believe), while I only need 1

 

Therefore, I would like to suggest to implement the option to purchase a larger personal plan with more storage space than the current 3TB (of course the plan with 3TB should still exist for users who don't need more than 3TB).

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Explorer | Level 4

For all those photographers needing larger space there is the option to buy a server with a cloudapp and have it placed at a data centre.

 

For general information on pricing look here - prices will vary, naturally 

https://www.servermania.com/kb/articles/how-much-does-it-cost-to-put-a-server-in-a-data-center/

Explorer | Level 4

Funny how this is an "idea" that "needs more support" before they can share it with the team. The team isn't already well aware that people want more options for a larger amount of storage without having to buy three licenses??? It isn't like it is something that has to be developed.  I really don't get it.... how would dropbox not make more money by offering more plans for individuals who WANT TO PAY MORE MONEY for additional storage??!!!???? I am not buying three licenses for myself, but I would happily pay a reasonable amount of additional money than I am currently paying for more storage.... Isn't this a no brainer?????

Explorer | Level 4

@bbhutchin 

 

I agree that their rhetorics are lame. Especially supporters would know, what the company policy is. 

 

I ALSO find it really annoying, when support answers (in general) speak down to you by assuming you do not understand how a business works and grows.

 

That being said, I have been with dropbox for many years now, and I am positive that their present plans are a result of careful growth. Giving more storage to "enterprises" of minimum 3 "employees" makes more money, and can at the same time push some of their (very useful) services and tools to people, who do not care much about the price, as they can deduct if from expenses. I would wager they walk a tight rope here, with not much room to expand beyond their present (statistical) ability as well as willingness to (take chances) to expand. 

 

users anywhere are fickle. Users bitch and want the most for their money. Users give ratings, when they expect value for money. And I would guess that the US habit of suing everyone is partly to blame. 

 

But if people keep on requesting, maybe, maybe something will change. 

 

Oh, and maybe, if DB become too big, they could suffer a buyout, which could put a stranglehold on their users. Think about that. Even if looks to be all numbers and unwillingness to listen to the relatively few users representing, or NOT representing, the whole user base, there may still be some decency left at the top of what was originally a dedicated start-up.

 

Explorer | Level 3

Hi,

 

I'm one of those freelancers that soon reach the 3TB storage limit on my "Dropbox Professional" account. My option now is to upgrade to a "Teams account", but I don't have a team of 3 members.. so being forced to pay for extra members doesn't make sense for everyone, specially not for single professional users.

 

My suggestion is to add a "Advanced Freelancer" account with the unlimited storage option (same as Teams, but only for 1 user). I'm sure most freelancers would appreciate and gladly pay for an option with unlimited online storage, instead of going down the "local NAS-route" or look for other online services.

 

Or why not just add a new option where I can "Add extra 1TB (2TB, 3TB, 5TB...)" to my existing account? Then I just add some extra $$ to my monthly bill. This would of course be the easiest option, since you already have the technology and I already have my account.

 

Thanks!

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