We all have been through the time when our Google Drive is full and you cannot get your emails or backup your photos and do other things. Although Google offers about 15GB of free storage with each Gmail account, it is just not enough during this time. This is primarily because most of the storage is eaten up by the photos and videos we sync with Google Drive or the n numbers of files we store in the Drive these days. But, how do you increase cloud storage? For that, Google, in 2018, introduced its subscription service known as Google One. The subscription not only allows you to expand your cloud storage up to 2TB, but it also comes with a plethora of other benefits. In this article, we are going to talk in-depth about the Google One subscription service. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
What is Google One Subscription?
Google One is a paid subscription service from the company. The service allows users to expand their storage beyond the standard free limit. The personal Gmail accounts come with a storage limit of 15GB, while the business accounts get 30GB of free Google Drive storage. However, if you are one of those who have consumed the free storage, then you might need to buy Google One subscription. The subscription is valid across different Google services including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, and more. Users can subscribe to Google One service at a starting price of Rs 130 per month.
The service comes with a host of interesting features. To start with, you will get direct access to Google experts that will help you with the company’s products and services. Furthermore, one can invite up to 5 additional family members to the Google One plan. Family members get their own space to store personal files, emails, and photos. Furthermore, one can get 100GB or more using different plans. Apart from this, one can get up to 40 per cent off on select hotels, Google Play credits, and more.
Google One Subscription Plans
Google is currently offering three different plans with its Google One service. Here’s the list of all plans
- Google One 15GB Free Plan
- Google One 100GB Basic Plan
- Google One 200GB Standard Plan
- Google One 2TB Premium Plan
Google One 15GB Free Plan
The first free plan under the Google One subscription is this one. This is the plan that you will get when you create a Gmail account. The plan comes with 15GB of cloud storage. However, apart from this, there is no other benefits available with this plan.
Google One 100GB Basic Plan
The basic plan for Google One comes with a price tag of Rs 130 per month. One can also pay Rs 1,300 annually for this plan. As for the benefits are concerned, the pack offers 100GB of cloud storage for the users. Apart from this, one can get access to Google experts, options to add up to 5 family members along with extra member benefits.
Google One 200GB Standard Plan
Next in the line is the Google One 200GB plan. As the name suggests, the pack will offer 200GB of storage till the subscription lasts. The pack comes with a price tag of Rs 210 per month. Furthermore, one can pay Rs 2,100 for one full year. The plan also comes with access to Google experts, options to add up to 5 family members along extra member benefits.
Google One 2TB Premium Plan
If you are one of those who require large cloud storage, then this plan is meant for you. The Google One plan comes with a price tag of Rs 650 per month. Additionally, you can pay Rs 6,500 annually for this plan as well. Coming to the benefits, it offers 2TB of cloud storage. Apart from this, one can get all the benefits that are available in the above-mentioned plans as well.
|Plan Name||Features||Price Per Month||Price Per Year|
|15GB Free Plan||15GB Storage||Free||Free|
|100GB Basic Plan||
||Rs 130||Rs 1300|
|200GB Standard Plan||
||Rs 210||Rs 2100|
|2TB Premium Plan||
||Rs 650||Rs 6500|
How to Buy Google One Subscription Plans
There are different ways through which you can buy Google One subscriptions in India. You can buy the Google One subscription using Google Play balance. One can also add a credit or debit card to purchase the Google One subscription. In order to purchase it, one can follow these two steps:
How to Buy Google One Subscription Plans Using Google One App
Here’s how you can by different Google One subscription plans using Google One application:
- Go to Google Play Store and download Google One application.
- Open the app and at the bottom, you will find the Upgrade option.
- Choose the Google One subscription plan.
- Select the payment method and tap on Subscribe to purchase the Google One plans.
How to Buy Google One Subscription Plans Using Google Drive
You can also buy Google One subscription using the Google Drive application or website. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open the Google Drive app on your Android smartphone.
- Click on the hamburger menu and go to Settings.
- Scroll down and choose a different storage option by clicking on the More Option.
- Choose your payment method and subscribe to your favourite Google One plan.
Google One: Free Membership Offers Online
What if we tell you that you can get free membership of Google One plans in India. Yes, there are different ways through which you can get a membership and here’s how you can get it.
Time Prime is currently offering free 6 months of Google One subscription service with its application. However, in order to avail of this offer, one needs to purchase Times Prime subscription. All you need to do is first install the application and purchase the Prime membership. Once done, you can follow these steps:
- Go to this link and activate the offer from the page.
- Click on Take Me to Google One and then click on the Join button.
- Enter Debit/Credit card details and tap on the ‘Subscribe’ button.
- With this, you will get 6 months of free Google One subscription.
If you are a OnePlus user, then you will get a Google One subscription for free. The company has revealed that users who recently bought OnePlus 8 series or the OnePlus Nord smartphone will get three months of free Google One subscription. Furthermore, users who currently own any OnePlus smartphone will get one month of free Google One subscription.