Canonicals’ cloud storage service Ubuntu One has received a pricing and service refresh today.
Speaking on the Ubuntu One Blog Canonicals’ Matt Griffin outlined the numerous changes, which see a ‘modular’ approach to account upgrading, with users able to add 20GB blocks of space for only $2.99 a month.
The free 2GB service has been renamed ‘Ubuntu One Basic and provides all of the note, file, contact and bookmark syncing as previously. Access to the Ubuntu One Music store also remains and a Windows client for Ubuntu One is due to launch a beta shortly.
Ubuntu One Mobile will be available October 7th priced, at $3.99 a month or $39.99 a year, with the aim of letting you ‘do more with the content stored in your personal cloud’.
A Mobile music streaming feature will allow you to listen to any MP3 songs sored in your UbuntuOne account on the go using a native apps for iPhone and/or Android and the mobile contacts sync feature will help ease your mind over potential data loss.
The biggest – and best – service change is the introduction of storage add-ons. Each 1-pack of 20GB space is priced at $2.99 per month or $29.99 for a year.
This soon works out at greater value for money than rival DropBox ; $10 a month with the well-known service will nab you 50GB of space but buying 3×20 packs @ $9/ a month you can get 62GB of cloud storage with Ubuntu One.