At Bitcasa, we believe that storing your digital belongings, such as photos, financial records, movies, music, etc., should be simple, safe and private to you. But in addition to providing a secure home for your data, we want to put you in control of your digital belongings and make them infinitely useful to you.
Our recent survey reinforced this and found that you want more usability from your data, not just increased capacity. In fact, almost all of our customers (98 percent) store less than five terabytes of data and the vast majority (92 percent) do not store anywhere close to a terabyte. More than anything else, our customers want to be in control of their digital belongings and access and use it in ways that benefit them.
With this in mind, we are introducing a new tiered pricing model that will allow us to meet your capacity needs while investing in new ways to make it easy for you to use, discover and share your digital belongings.
We’re pleased to share that the new pricing plans will not affect existing customers who will stay on their current plans (paying the same amount you’ve been paying), while experiencing all the improvements we have in store.
Under the new plans, which take effect immediately, new users are given 5 gigabytes of free storage and can get up to 20 gigabytes through referring friends. And for people that need more, we’re offering one terabyte of storage for only $10 a month. That’s enough space to store the equivalent of 142,000 songs, 200,000 photos, five million documents or 250 HD movies. That’s way more space than you’ll likely ever need and 10X more than what most competitors offer. And, with Bitcasa you have complete control of your digital belongings, can access them from anywhere and rest easy knowing it’s totally private to you.
With the updated price plans, you can choose the storage that best fits your needs. To see the full breakdown of our new plans and features please visit our pricing page.
Do more with your digital belongings
With these changes we plan to invest in bringing to market new ways to make your digital belongings infinitely useful. We’re already making strides in this area, including today’s release of the Bitcasa Secure Storage API. With our API, developers have endless opportunities to integrate Bitcasa into desktop and mobile apps, giving Bitcasa users more services to improve their digital life. For example Otixo, a cloud service aggregator, has integrated Bitcasa’s API for its own storage layer and is enabling Bitcasa users to create “workspaces” where they can share and collaborate on files. We also anticipate new usages in creative design, music, photography, video and productivity. For more information you can check out our new developer portal http://developer.bitcasa.com
Additionally, we are excited to roll out a series of new product enhancements to our apps in the coming months.
Commitment to Customers
For our existing customers here’s a breakdown of how the changes apply to you:
Customers who have already signed up and paid for our Infinite plan (monthly or annual) will remain on that pricing plan.
Customers on the free plan will keep their 10GB quota and can also invite friends to get an extra 15GB extra space (25GB total!).
If you’re currently a free user and wish to upgrade, you will need to choose a plan that suits your needs on the new pricing plans.
If you want to cancel or change your plan from monthly to annual, etc. you will need to transition to the new pricing plans.
Any new offerings, such as our upcoming Linux client, will also be on the new pricing plans.
With these changes we’ll continue to ensure that your digital belongings are completely private, accessible and affordable. If you have questions please let us know and we will do our best to answer them as quickly as possible.