SOS Online Backup recently changed its pricing plans, bringing an end to the unlimited storage plan, and changing to tiered plans for business and personal users.
The end of the unlimited data plan was confirmed by sales representatives of the company.
The change was not widely announced to the public, but seems to have taken place in early April or late March, according to website changes noted on Internet Archive.
End of the Unlimited Storage Plan
As late as April 9, the site had listed unlimited cloud storage for $79.99 a year, the pricing and features page of the site has now been changed, to reflect the new tiered plans.
No official word about the end of the unlimited storage plan was found on the new site, but SOS has been contacted for a statement.
New Tiered Plans
New tiered plans for business and personal use are listed below.
The business plan starts at $29.99 a month or $299.99 a year for 100GB of storage, the highest amount of storage space available is 2TB for $379.99 a month or $3799.99 a year, features included in the business plan are:
- Unlimited PCs, Macs and Mobile
- Supports MS SQL, Exchange & SharePoint
- Premier installation service
- Satisfies regulatory requirements
- Optional backup to multiple data centers
- 24/7 priority phone support
The personal plan starts at $4.99 a month or $44.99 a year for 50GB of storage space, the 1TB storage plan is $39.99 a month or $399.99 a year, included features are:
- Up to 5 PCs & Macs, unlimited mobiles
- Chat support only (no server support)
- Triple layer 256-bit encryption and optional private encryption key
- No limits on number of files, size or type
- External hard drive and network attached storage (NAS) backup
The change follows a similar reduction in space by OneDrive in November 2015, that change was revisited somewhat, following protests by users. While plans remained the same overall, there were tweaks by OneDrive in an effort to appease unhappy customers.
$ 4 99monthly
$ 44 99yearly
$ 7 99monthly
$ 79 99yearly
$ 9 99monthly
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$ 12 99monthly
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$ 20 99monthly
$ 199 99yearly
$ 39 99monthly
$ 399 99yearly
$ 159 99monthly
$ 1599 99yearly
$ 299 99monthly
$ 2999 99yearly
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It remains to be seen whether something similar will happen with SOS Online Backup. This article will be updated if and when a statement is received from the company, on the unlimited storage plan’s ending.
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