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Can we have plans that are smaller than 1 TB?

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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Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi there, currently there isn’t any 200 GB plan, the smallest paid plan we offer is Dropbox Plus with 1 TB of quota.
 
I can forward your suggestion to our dev team for their consideration in future!
Enzo40Dog Level 2
Level 2

I don't understand how they can lose money charging a few bucks a month for a few GB but not lose money by giving away space to many of those same users

I keep waiting for Dropbox to wake up and create smaller plans to target the smaller needs but they never do.

What gives?

At this point I just keep using them for free or switch to someone else.

That must be great for business.

They could easily charge quadruple the rate for a 50GB plan then they would make some money off me.

All the competitors offer this already and way cheaper plans. It's only a matter of time before they are completely dead.

sdlucly
Level 3

Right now, I'm paying $20 bucks a year to google for its drive. And I might be using... a third of the 100gb they offer, but it's still more than I have in dropbox. I could very easily be paying that to dropbox and wouldn't always be looking for my stuff in both dropbox and the google drive.

Maybe at some point they will realize there is a market for smaller plans.

Super User II
Super User II

@Enzo40Dog wrote:

I don't understand how they can lose money charging a few bucks a month for a few GB but not lose money by giving away space to many of those same users 


Because storage is cheap; bandwidth is not. Also, all the people currently on Plus plans that don't need that much space would likely downgrade to the smaller plans, meaning less money coming in while Dropbox still has to serve the same bandwidth needs of those users. 

Trolde
Level 5

Dear Dropbox

When are you going to start working on having a family membership? For example, after a model from 1. password?

We have the need now, being 2 adults sharing photo folders and document folders, and it will be more pressing when our 2 children reach an age for using their own devices.

But I will absolutely not ever pay 4 times 99$ for that kind for storage. I already think the 99$ for 2 TB is too pricy.

I could of course go business - you seem to be able to do it there. But it is way too pricy.

So, if you do not find a reasonable solution, I'll be having to other solutions.

So, are you currently working on a family-plan, and if yes, will it be less then just buying pro. accounts?

Kind regards Troels

 

 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hi Troels, currently there isn’t an option for a family plan as such, nor would we be aware of any future changes to create a plan like that.
 
I can forward your suggestion to our team however to see if this is something that can be considered to improve our services further!
 
Just for your info, if you are on the $99 plan for Dropbox Plus, this provides 1 TB of quota. Dropbox Professional however is the one that provides 2 TB of quota.
BradJohnson
Level 6

Trolde, I've asked the same question. I read a lot of opinions on suggestions page about implementing the family plan...it's amazing how no one from Dropbox didn't try at least to answer some questions... As a father of two kids, I won't pay additional money just to share our own and same pictures..That's ridiculous.

But you know what? I've got an email from Dropbox competitor, won't post here any names so I won't be blamed for spam by Admins.

But, a solid cloud storage provider is going to offer a 2TB family plan, and just per year, but for a lifetime! That means (for me and my family) I can pay just once and keep our photo memories forever.

I signed for a free account just to test and you know what, it seems only Dropbox count each shared folder against each other account!

On my test, I was able to share a folder with my family without affecting the size limit of the sharing accounts!

Well, I understand Dropbox favors the business, but Family is not a business winking face


Trolde
Level 5

Hi Brad

Thank you for responding.

I am aware of the competitor, and its dos indeed look like what I am interested in. And, I am indeed on the brink of moving my data once my current subscription plan is due to be renewed.

This was kind of my last attempt to gleam, if there might be a perceivable future for me with drobox.

I would like to stay. It’s a platform I know and all… but, the answer seems to be quit clear form Dropbox themselves. Unfortunately.

The unknown is how well (the) other competitors handles integration with apps, devices and more 😊.

But I guess I can always come back 😊.

I still think it is a shame, thou.

Same here. I am planning to move to Google One, as Dropbox doesn't seem to have plans to implement this feature. It's a pity, because I didn't want to leave Dropbox