08-02-2016 12:21 PM
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  1. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    So a few months have passed and I wonder what most of you are doing now that free onedrive storage was reduced

    • Did you shift to another online storage service provider?
    • Did you change OS? Maybe get a new phone?
    • Did you buy more storage?
    • Did you buy office 365?
    • Did you stop or reduce using onedrive?
    • Did you leave all MS products for another line?
    • Or did you do nothing and just went on with your life?


    http://forums.windowscentral.com/one...b-15-15gb.html

    Share your thoughts below
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-06-2016 08:01 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    The end of the world happened and news sites were full of articles about how that day impacted so many people!

    Seriously, has anything actually happened? Not heard a peep about it.
    Last edited by realwarder; 07-06-2016 at 09:57 AM.
    Guytronic and Chintan Gohel like this.
    07-06-2016 08:23 AM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    Probably those who used more than 5GB took the option to request being grandfathered in to the larger storage amount. Those using under 5GB who didn't make the request didn't need it anyways. Some subscribers probably don't even use OneDrive.

    The move probably had little effect in the real world.
    07-06-2016 08:57 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    07-06-2016 09:34 AM
  5. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    It hasn't affected anything at this point. I have only used 4.3 GB of my One Drive storage after having it for several years. I have 30 GB for One Drive (15 GB + another 15 GB (from auto loading photos)), 117 GB (used 9 GB) for my Google Drive, 2-3 GB for Dropbox, 50 GB for Mega, 1 TB of pic from Flickr, 5 GB from Box. I spread my documents and other media files among these cloud accounts.
    07-06-2016 08:41 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Never really cared about OneDrive or any cloud storage in reality.
    I didn't renew office 365 either.
    I barely hit 10 GB and most of it was photo uploads I didn't really care about.
    07-06-2016 08:48 PM
  7. mark233's Avatar
    What's OneDrive?
    not-sure.jpg
    07-07-2016 04:36 AM
  8. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I accepted the request to keep my large storage but honestly I barely use it. I upload things here and there. Usually pictures that I share to one drive so I can use them on desktop.
    07-07-2016 12:14 PM
  9. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Thankfully because I frequent this site regularly, I was able to know about, and complete, the request needed to keep my bonus amounts. I often go through periods of photo/video taking so it's nice to know I still have some reserve room for the future.

    I also let my free Office 365 subscription expire because I really don't use it. The free version is more than enough as I seldom have much need to create even simple documents, let alone sophisticated ones. If in the future I suddenly have a need for the full features of Office 365 then I will be more than happy to pay the subscription.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-07-2016 03:50 PM
  10. rmeigs's Avatar
    I bought more storage. Great service, not expensive, and works perfectly.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-07-2016 08:32 PM
  11. Grodelj's Avatar
    I bought office 365 home (includes licenses for five machines, each user gets 1TB of storage). For me (us) this is perfect.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-08-2016 05:11 AM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I bought office 365 home (includes licenses for five machines, each user gets 1TB of storage). For me (us) this is perfect.
    as long as you adequately use all the features such as office and the 1TB storage - 90+ USD can be high though
    07-08-2016 05:25 AM
  13. fayeq alamin's Avatar
    Microsoft is just killing Lumia. People still use Windows phone because of its easy cross Device sharing through OneDrive. Microsoft is killing wp by reducing free storage form 30gb(15+15) to only 5 gb . RIP MICROSOFT MOBILE.
    07-12-2016 02:40 PM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Microsoft is just killing Lumia. People still use Windows phone because of its easy cross Device sharing through OneDrive. Microsoft is killing wp by reducing free storage form 30gb(15+15) to only 5 gb . RIP MICROSOFT MOBILE.
    so did you switch? Or stay with windows mobile?
    07-12-2016 02:42 PM
  15. dameon_03's Avatar
    I guess i missed the boat on being grandfathered in. I received an email about my storage being reduced in 30 days earlier today. Not in a position to do a subscription at the moment. I'll find something as i dont want to lose all my uploaded pictures. I did have 1TB of storage from the 365 subscription I was on, but it hasn't been renewed.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-12-2016 03:13 PM
  16. hardywang's Avatar
    I have 40gb in total for free but I barely used 4gb. I still have 1 year office 365 subscription from my Lumia 950xl purchase but I never activated it, I don't feel I need it.
    07-12-2016 03:21 PM
  17. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I guess i missed the boat on being grandfathered in. I received an email about my storage being reduced in 30 days earlier today. Not in a position to do a subscription at the moment. I'll find something as i dont want to lose all my uploaded pictures. I did have 1TB of storage from the 365 subscription I was on, but it hasn't been renewed.
    your stored pictures stay there, they're not removed. You just can't add anything more
    anon(6078578) and xandros9 like this.
    07-13-2016 01:10 AM
  18. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    your stored pictures stay there, they're not removed. You just can't add anything more
    Is this confirmed because according to this article below, Microsoft will delete them after one year:

    Microsoft begins cutting OneDrive storage accounts back to 5GB

    I am sure I've read that before as well. It wouldn't surprise me, since it could be abused ie buy a subscription for one year, fill the TB with as much stuff as you can, and then leave it as a permanent archive without paying.
    07-14-2016 09:49 AM
  19. xandros9's Avatar
    Is this confirmed because according to this article below, Microsoft will delete them after one year:

    Microsoft begins cutting OneDrive storage accounts back to 5GB

    I am sure I've read that before as well. It wouldn't surprise me, since it could be abused ie buy a subscription for one year, fill the TB with as much stuff as you can, and then leave it as a permanent archive without paying.
    I've actually never seen any mention of that one-year countdown before and assumed it was after some extended period of time. Guess I'm not surprised though.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-14-2016 09:58 AM
  20. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Is this confirmed because according to this article below, Microsoft will delete them after one year:

    Microsoft begins cutting OneDrive storage accounts back to 5GB

    I am sure I've read that before as well. It wouldn't surprise me, since it could be abused ie buy a subscription for one year, fill the TB with as much stuff as you can, and then leave it as a permanent archive without paying.
    That's the first I've heard of it as well - though the article seems very recent - today in fact.

    Let's wait for more confirmation on the same
    07-14-2016 10:20 AM
  21. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Even if they didn't announce they would delete it after a year, I think you'd be foolish to leave anything important on there anyway if it's no longer part of your active storage. At least not as your only backup anyway. Microsoft can, and does, change their policy as we've seen.
    07-14-2016 11:04 AM
  22. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I have unlimited storage on my google drive since it's a university account - so I have storage on both platforms for double backup
    07-14-2016 11:30 AM
  23. dameon_03's Avatar
    I ended up getting a Mega account and used multcloud to migrate my Data from Onedrive so I should be fine for the time being

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-01-2016 09:25 PM
  24. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I ended up getting a Mega account and used multcloud to migrate my Data from Onedrive so I should be fine for the time being

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    how much storage does mega have? As free and other options
    08-02-2016 12:55 AM
  25. xandros9's Avatar
    how much storage does mega have? As free and other options
    50 GB

    I don't know about paid options.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    08-02-2016 08:38 AM
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