Google has executed it once more. After killing free limitless storage on Google Photos final yr, it has introduced that GSuite will change into a paid-only characteristic.
As 9to5Google reported, all free GSuite customers might be robotically upgraded to a premium plan from May 1. If the firm doesn’t have your fee particulars, you’ll want to replace your account by July 1 — or face a shutdown. You can study extra about this on this support page.
Gsuite’s free providing was godsend for bloggers or small-time web site homeowners who might simply personal a site identify, and use electronic mail (and different providers) for no price.
The Seattle-based tech big can give you a slightly cheaper solution at $5 a month. This will get you entry to a 50GB inbox with an possibility to make use of your individual area identify for it. Plus, you’ll get internet and cellular variations of Office apps, and 1TB OneDrive storage.
If you’re on the lookout for one thing free, Zoho’s electronic mail service is the closest you will get. It provides electronic mail internet hosting for a single area for no price, however comes with 5GB/consumer and 25MB attachment limits.
This US-based firm provides electronic mail internet hosting for customized domains for a beginning worth of $2.99 per 30 days. However, for $3.99 per 30 days, you will get 30GB of storage and ActiveSync throughout all the apps.
You can take a look at the plans here.
Other low cost electronic mail internet hosting providers
- Namespace: Costs lower than $1 per 30 days for a single electronic mail field
- GoDaddy: The area internet hosting service additionally supplies skilled electronic mail providers at the beginning worth of $1.99.
- Bluehost: This service enables you to decide a site identify and packs 5 electronic mail accounts with that for $2.95 per month for the first yr
- Tutanota: This Germany-based service is providing electronic mail area internet hosting for €1 ($1.13) per 30 days for an annual plan
People are mad at Google for good cause
Unsurprisingly, individuals are mad. But it’s in all probability not for the cause you suppose. The challenge that’s cropping up most isn’t about price, somewhat the truth Google is offering no approach to migrate GSuite customers to a private Gmail account. Here are a choice of tweets about the challenge:
.@Google charging legacy customers is not a difficulty, however they supply no approach to migrate/merge Legacy GSuite free accounts to non-public accounts – rendering many households & people who obtained in early with area identify caught in limbo with apps/calendars on the previous accounts.😒#gsuite https://t.co/drSXEQALQG
— Alex Hansford (@alexhansford) January 20, 2022
13 years of #Gsuite for me and my household and now they’re killing it. @Google ought to at the very least supply an honest approach to migrate away to a normal #Gmail account together with purchases.
— Samuel Lockhart (@LloydGSR) January 19, 2022
So, I can create a brand new @ gmail .com handle.
Download all my previous electronic mail.
Upload it to the new handle.
Set up mail forwarding with my area.
Add the DMARC/SPF/DKIM so gmail can ship as my area.
Pity Google did not implement that as a 1-click resolution!
— Terence Eden (@edent) January 20, 2022
Fucks sake. I’ve obtained a pair electronic mail addresses and YouTube accounts on legacy GSuite, and I’ve no intention of financially rewarding google for this bullshit. Email appears simple sufficient emigrate however YouTube…? Ouch. https://t.co/6pyH5oOTW7
— luna 💙 (@lunasorcery) January 20, 2022
If had my major electronic mail’s life hanging by a thread, I’d react in the identical approach.
Hopefully, Google listens to customers and bashes out an answer earlier than July 1. But given its monitor file, I’m not optimistic.