OneDrive Unlimited Storage for all, sorta, mostly everyone!

OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive) has once again upped its storage capacity from 1TB to unlimited storage. The upgrade is rolling out to its subscribers “over the coming months”, but users can try to get theirs earlier by signing up to some promotional ads.

This may be to one-up Google Drive or Dropbox.


So who is eligible and how do I get it?

If you don’t currently have Office365 you can still get Unlimited Storage. This bit of information was hard to find, but after contacting support, I figured that out.

  • In order to get OneDrive Unlimited Storage you must have office 365 Home, whether you already had it or not this gives you 5 PCs or Macs and 5 Tablets aswell as Smartphones and Online Office.
  • You need an Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscription.
  • With that each user gets 1TB each for up to 5 users.
  •  With that you ALSO get 60 minutes of Skype Calls.
  • If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you don’t have to do anything.
  • For Office 365 business customers, unlimited storage for OneDrive for Business has been added to the Office 365 roadmap and will begin rolling out in 2015.
  • source.

This type of business model must have been well thought out, the reason that I can think of is that users are not reaching their quotas, which makes sense. Google offers a 100GB for $2 a month, but 1TB is still significantly better, and available over 5 users, so 5TB for $10/mo, frankly. I’m sold.