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Hotmail goes to 25MB
after-effects of Gmail continue..
Chndru

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Msg#: 134 posted 4:48 pm on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Microsoft, meanwhile, has quietly been expanding the storage it offers to at least some users of its free Hotmail service to 25 megabytes, up from the 2 that were available before. Users of these expanded accounts can buy still more room with two new "extra storage" plans: a $40-per-year service that includes 50 MB, and a $60-per-year option that allows 100 MB.

But other users continue to get only 2 MB of storage, and an "All About Hotmail" page at the site shows the old amount as well. A new account opened on Friday afternoon also was limited to 2 MB.

Microsoft spokeswoman Kathleen Callaghan said she had not heard of any free accounts getting more storage. But she did confirm that the company has plans in the works to beef up Hotmail: "Part of that will ensure that storage won't be an issue," she said.

[washingtonpost.com...]

 

kevinpate

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Msg#: 134 posted 4:58 pm on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

> $60-per-year option that allows 100 MB

Hmmm, so their grand plan is charge $60 for 1/10 of the free space G will give for free and that Y is already giving for free.

They may be a day late, but they definitely don't plan to be a dollar short, now do they. Even iwon and myway appear to have a better plan, and their plans are still udner wraps.

mcdove

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Msg#: 134 posted 6:26 pm on Jun 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think we are jumping the gun a bit since there has been no actual information released about a Hotmail/MSN upgrade yet.

mcdove

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Msg#: 134 posted 12:12 am on Jun 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok now it's out [news.com.com...]

Warren

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Msg#: 134 posted 3:07 am on Jun 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

mcdove

Beat me too it. I was just about to post that same article.

It really does kill off the paid upgrade path for Hotmail to go to a bigger service. No real benefit now for the consumer.

The only time I would consider paying for an email account is if it had the advanced calendaring fuctionality that you can get from Exchange. The free / busy information, ability to view other peoples calendars that actually worked. Otherwise paid for web based email is a pipedream.

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