PSA: To keep your 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, you must opt-in before Monday

PSA: To keep your 30GB of free OneDrive cloud storage, you must opt-in before Monday
If you use OneDrive for your cloud storage needs on your phone or tablet, better listen up because tomorrow is the very last day that you can opt-in to keep 15GB of free storage, and the 15GB camera roll bonus. Late last year, Microsoft announced that it would scale back the amount of free OneDrive storage to 5GB by early 2016, and eliminate the camera roll bonus completely.

Needless to say, OneDrive users thought that Microsoft executives had their heads in the clouds when deciding to change the amount of free storage. Since it usually is the squeaking wheel that gets the grease, users complained and Microsoft caved in. The company is allowing OneDrive users to keep both 15GB of free storage, and the 15GB camera roll bonus. All they have to do is go to a particular website and opt-in to keep all 30GB of free cloud storage.

If you don't click on the sourcelink and opt-in, you will find that your free OneDrive storage will be reduced from 30GB to 5GB come Monday morning. And why should you have to pay for an additional 25GB of storage each month when a huge multi-billion dollar company is willing to take care of it for you. So go ahead, click on the sourcelink and take care of business now before it becomes too late.

source: OneDrive via WindowsCentral

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25 Comments

1. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

This doesn't apply to those who are using office 365 right? it would suck to lose my 1TB space

8. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Don't worry, 1TB for office 365 users is intact.

9. miketer

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Sorry, just saw bigdawg's message.

2. BabaDude

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Hey ph00ny, I'm in the same boat. Will we always keep that 1tb? I would hate to suddenly get a charge. My wallet would be in a world of hurt.

3. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

No worries, just double checked and Office 365 Subscription is sticking with 1TB.

4. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

This is exactly why I need an SD slot on my phones with 30gb a being pitiful amount considering I've used most of the 128gb on my phone and would have to pay for cloud storage if I bought a phone and ran out of memory. And more importantly I don't want my personal data floating around some cloud waiting to be hacked when I could have it all safely on an SD card inside my phone.

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

"safely" yet the sd is the most insecure part of your device...

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Insecure yet more safe that relying on a third-party's HDD...

25. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

That's why everything's backed up multiple times on HDDs at home. And I'm planning to backup my most important data on archival grade Blu-Ray discs.

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Plus microSD use zero internet bandwidth. It really stupid to stream songs that i already owned.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

This is an example of why all those statements of "the cloud is the future" or "it's 201X, use the cloud" are pathetic and shortsighted. Unless the cloud is privately hosted, it's no replacement for Local Storage Expansion and shouldn't be relied on to host important data. Even if privately hosted, still can't install and run apps/programs from the cloud. Local Storage Expansion + Private NAS Cloud FTW.

6. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

use the cloud as a backup to your local storage

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, I do that with my 16TB RAID 10 TS-470 Pro NAS, not some public cloud service provider.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Considering your solution is a 2200$ solution if not more. It is not what everyone wants to do. Nor the power bill to do so either, to keep it 'constantly' on so that you can remotely backup into it. While it works for you. I would have to pay over 18yrs worth of office 365 for family, which includes 5 installs, software for what I need, 10TB of storage...per user.

19. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

There's much cheaper options for different users, this isn't a 1 size fits all solution. This is gonna be in service much longer than 18 years and power usage is pretty minor with it's eco mode.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Besides, no file size limits and this does more than meh file storage, try hosting your website on OneDrive without any nonsense monthly fees...

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

NAS is awesome.

7. TerryTerius unregistered

Thanks to this and my S6, I have 130 gigs on OneDrive, 50 on google drive and 55 on Dropbox. Thanks for the reminder PA!

10. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Ditto.

11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Ok, dear M$. You can have your 25GB back as I now use Google Photos for backup.

12. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

Thanks PA! I would have never known this otherwise. I use onedrive as my primary backup for all my pictures! Have pictures of nearly 5 years stored in them!

13. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Thank you PhoneArena! I will keep that 30GB even tho I'm not using OneDrive frequently.

15. pearleye

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Thanks for the information! Did MS send a mail to us warning about this ? I don't remember reading one !

16. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I don't think so.

23. Naruto_Uzumaki

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

Satya Nadella Thank you!!!

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