British Telecom have launched a new cloud service for their Broadband customers – BT Cloud. The name isn’t very original and neither is the idea, however with up to 50GB of storage space for free it is a decent offering for those customers not already overwhelmed by the existing choices.
The functionality doesn’t differ from other services of this ilk: DropBox, Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive all offer the same. Where BT beats the competition is with their tiering. Depending on your BT package you get either 2GB or 50GB for free. As a BT Broadband customer with the unlimited plan, I get the 50GB option, but there is a downside – you have to renew your BT Broadband contract. Their upgrade fees are OK too at £3/month for 100GB up to £20/month for 500GB – similar prices to the competition.
Android and iOS apps are already available, as is a Windows client, but there is no sign of Linux support.
To sign up for the service you can head to your BT account page.