It was a little over a month ago that Microsoft went to the chopping block with its OneDrive storage options. As is often the case, a few rogue users were ruining things for everybody else. In order to reel in all potential cloud storage and “continue to deliver a collaborative, connected, and intelligent service,” Microsoft removed some of its most popular storage account levels, raised prices on smaller storage tiers, and slashed free OneDrive storage offerings from 15GB down to 5GB.
Users were understandably upset. Now, Microsoft seems to have seen the error of its ways. If you are willing to put up with the occasional spam e-mail (until you unsubscribe, that is) you can keep your free OneDrive storage if you ask Microsoft nicely.
All you’ll need to do is visit Microsoft’s OneDrive Preview page and tell the company you’d like to keep your storage. There are a couple of hoops to jump through — most notably agreeing to receive promotional e-mails from Microsoft — but the end result will be keeping any free OneDrive storage you’ve accrued. This includes the initial free 15GB and also the promotional 15GB camera roll storage that was doled out for trying OneDrive photo backup.
Some are reporting that you can un-check the promotional e-mail check box before continuing to ask for your free storage back, though Microsoft is kind enough to let you know during the claim process that you can safely unsubscribe from the promotional e-mails without affecting your available OneDrive storage. I think the occasional promotional e-mail (that you can easily unsubscribe from) is worth the trade off for 30GB of free OneDrive storage. So head to the preview page soon to claim your storage before Microsoft takes all other accounts to the shredder.
Are you keeping your free OneDrive storage? Or has Microsoft soured your opinion of the service? Tell us all about it in the comments below or on any of your favorite social networks.Source: OneDrive
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