Verizon Cloud offers up to 125GB of storage, first 500MB free
posted by FAUguy / Apr 30, 2013, 1:09 AM
Back in 2010, Verizon started offering a basic cloud service as part of its VCast Media Manager. But with the smartphone landscape ever-changing, Verizon is now offering a new and improved service, simply called Verizon Cloud.
With the Verizon Cloud app installed on your smartphone, you can select which items to be backed-up on Verizon's remote server and if they should be synced automatically, such as text and picture messages, images and videos, call logs, contacts, music, or any saved file. You can access the Verizon Cloud service with any of your smartphones (as long as they are supported) or even with your PC.
You can start out with the basic 500MB of storage for free, but if you want more space you can step-up to 25GB for $2.99/month, 75GB for $5.99/month, or even 125GB for $9.99/month. Keep in mind that Dropbox is free for the first 2GB, with 100GB for $9.99/month and 200GB for $19.99/month, and Google Drive is free for 5GB, with 25GB for $2.49/month and 100GB for $4.99/month.
Smartphones that currently support the Verizon Cloud app include the Motorola DROID X and X2, Motorola DROID 2 Global, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Incredible and Incredible 2, Samsung DROID Charge and Fascinate, while for tablets you can use it with the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2" and 10.1", Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 2 10.1, and Galaxy Note 10.1.
As you can see, most higher-end Verizon smartphones are missing from this list, such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and S4, Galaxy Note II, and Motorola DROID RAZR HD - though Verizon does say that more devices, including iOS support, will be added through the year.
For many smartphone users, the content stored on their device is considered to be more valuable than the device itself. Customers use smartphones as their TVs, cameras, phones and computers, making this saved information extremely important to everyday life. When it’s time to upgrade or replace a lost device, what happens to all that content?
To help protect and save content, Verizon Wireless will begin rolling out Verizon Cloud for smartphones and tablets in the coming weeks. The secure storage app gives customers a place to back up and access their information. Additionally, as customers use multiple devices, sometimes running on different operating systems, Verizon Cloud will allow for the transferring of some content between Android and iOS devices, making it accessible across smartphones, tablets and computers.
Whether customers are looking to save text messages, call logs, contacts, music, multimedia or other files, Verizon Cloud allows for up to 125 GB of storage. Verizon Cloud will initially be available for Android, with iOS devices following soon. Additional operating systems are expected to be supported later this year. Customers utilizing Verizon Cloud will receive 500 MB of storage at no monthly charge. Additional pricing and operating system-specific information can be found here.
Yeah... No. When I decide to leave Verizon when this contract is up, I'll do perfectly fine with the Google Drive and Dropbox options that I already have that will go with me no matter which carrier I migrate to.
Really, please tell me this options. Verizon as you said, overpriced; AT&T, overpriced, but not as bad; Sprint, but the kind of sux; T-Mobile, they are inconsistent, not the best voice and/or data dependability- and they sux. Mostly, everyone else are just MVNO of the other networks. Hence, why Virgin sux.
JunitoNH, you are correct...at least in my situation. i am currently with verizon because the other options in my area are trash....if there was someone that could give me similar coverage i would switch in a heartbeat. but in SW iowa, this is the only good option i have.
Seriously, this cloud thing is of no use in developing countries, as we get around 0.5~1 Mbps(MegaBits) speed per second only, seriously it would be better for phone makers like HTC to put an SD card slot in their phones, these guys have everything except an SD card slot which is definitely a deal breaker for most of the people, had HTC One X last year came with a SD card slot, it would have competed if not outsold the likes of Samsung Galaxy S3
I can see the same happening again with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One!!
Sangeet i don't think the inclusion of an sd card slot would have meant better sales for the One X. The problem with HTC is that they don't know how to advertise, they don't have the budget to compete with someone like Samsung, they don't hve the buying power and even if they could they don't have the production capacaity to meat demand.
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