December 16, 2018
Cloud Storage Reviews

Is Unlimited Cloud Storage Worth It?

Most of the major providers these days offer a bells and whistles package which claims to boast unlimited cloud storage. Where as in most cases this is absolutely true, there are instances where providers tend to offer you all of the storage space you will ever need, truly unlimited, but cripple you on the bandwidth and transfer charges for actually sending and retrieving your data. This is obviously something you will want to avoid when taking out your unlimited plan, so read on below to find out what to look for and how best to avoid those nasty fees.

The first thing to do is simply do your research, all of the providers might advertise unlimited storage and not mention the bandwidth charges in your face - but, by law and especially before you sign up to the service, they must tell you what your monthly charges are going to be and not only that, they must also tell you what the bandwidth or overcharges are likely to be if you go over your quota. It might be in the small print but it will be there and if you're fully educated you can save yourself from some surprising bills.

Of course, there are genuine providers out there who do offer 100% unlimited online storage. Most of the big providers such as Just Cloud offer this service and with that, you're free to transfer as much or as little data as you like onto your drive. With a service like this, you don't have to worry about using too much space or even going over your bandwidth quota as there effectively is none. Your limit is only going to be down to your own Internet connection and not restricted in any way by your backup provider.

So, that's it. In a nutshell, you can get unlimited storage quite easily if you're willing to shop around. You can also get some great deals out there from the major providers. All I say is to read the small print when signing up for ANY package - no matter how cheap or expensive and no matter if it claims to be unlimited. Make sure you are educated before you part with your money and you'll be free to enjoy the service as you see fit without fear of getting an extra large bandwidth bill next month.