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Virgin Media eyes Dropbox and Google with 50GB free cloud storage offer

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Thu Mar 13 2014, 12:55
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UK INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP) Virgin Media has revamped its cloud storage service to offer up to 50GB of free space for existing customers, in a bid to rival Dropbox and Google Drive.

Virgin Media has partnered with F-Secure to develop the new Virgin Media Cloud service, which allows users to store files securely and stream music and video files directly from the cloud.

Virgin Media will offer broadband customers 5GB of free cloud storage, and with up to 10 people able to take advantage of the offer, households can get up to 50GB of free space.

Virgin Media said in a blog post, "We want to keep our customers, and their content, safe online so we're giving our broadband customers an easy way to store and share content instantly from any device, wherever they are. So we've launched a new online storage service today that enables them to do just that."

The ISP is offering a number of paid options for additional storage space. Users can get an additional 50GB of space for £3.99 a month, 100GB for £5.99 a month, 250GB for £13.99 a month and 500GB for £26.99 a month. Customers are also offered 100GB for free until 31 May.

Virgin Media Cloud is available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac, with a Windows Phone app set to follow. The firm didn't say, but we assume that a Blackberry app is not on the way.

"The intuitive interface makes it easy to store, back up and access files safely from any location. As content syncs across all registered devices, users can take a photo on their smartphone while they're out and view it on their laptop when they get home," Virgin Media added. µ

 

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