The cloud storage wars aren’t over yet.
Microsoft is the latest to offer up an almost too-good-to-be-true deal for space on its OneDrive cloud storage service.
The company is now offering 100 GB of free space to anyone. And there’s only one catch. To get the space, you’ll need to sign up for Bing Rewards.
Bing Rewards is a program run through the Microsoft search engine in an attempt to get more users to choose it over Google. As long as you stay signed into Bing (either on a PC or mobile device), the search engine collects your browsing data and based on where you visit and what you buy, you earn credits.
The more searching with Bing you do, the higher your Bing Status rises and Rewards are accrued as a result, according to the program’s terms.
These rewards are actually credits applied to items such as gift cards and money off various online offers. And all of this is granted to Bing Rewards members simply for searching on the Microsoft search engine.
Microsoft even offers an option where you can donate your Bing Rewards credits to a charity.
To get your 100 GB of free OneDrive storage requires only a few simple steps, AndroidAuthority reports.
First, with your Microsoft account credentials handy, navigate to the Bing Rewards dashboard and sign up for the Bing Rewards program. This gives you 20 Bing credits to start.
The next step is to click on a “Free Storage” tab. This uses one of the 20 credits you get for signing up for Bing Rewards.
Once you’ve selected “Free Storage,” you’ll get a notification that your OneDrive storage space has been upgraded by 100GB. That storage space is free for two years, according to the terms of the promotion.
Right now, the cost of 100 GB of storage on OneDrive is $1.99 per month.
However, the Bing Rewards deal also require you sign up to receive promotional emails from Microsoft about OneDrive in the future, cNet reports.
Over the last year, cloud storage has dropped considerably in price. Big competitors including Apple, Google, and Microsoft all appear to be getting into the act.
The latest offer from Microsoft ads to an existing rewards package already aimed at encouraging more use of one of its products.
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Wow! This is an amazing deal, especially for those data hungry photographers and designers.
It’s about time they did something outrageous to get the customers to switch. The trouble is always on adoption because this is the time when people gets used to a technology. Once it becomes a habit, it becomes easier.