Though storage has never been cheaper, there are certain benefits to storing you files in the cloud. If there weren't, services like Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, and DropBox wouldn't still be running. This month, a new player is strutting onto the playing field. UK ISP British Telecom is gearing up to launch a brand new cloud storage service.
Gizmodo UK writes that the service will be linked to BT's broadband offerings and each customer's cloud storage capacity will vary depending on the internet package they're on. BT Cloud will feature two different tiers, one that offers 2 GB of storage and one that offers 50 GB. According to Pocket-Lint, BT is covering itself with a disclaimer saying it doesn't support activities that infringe upon copyrights. That said, the company is happy to point out how many songs or movies you could store using the service.
To get your free BT Cloud storage, you'll need to download the app (available for both iOS and Android) and activate you account using the directions on screen (data connection required). From there, you can choose to automatically back-up content from your smartphone or tablet (over WiFi or 3G). After you've done that, you can install the BT Cloud app on your desktop by visiting bt.com/myextras. This same URL will allow you to view your usage and change your storage allowance.
The Android app can be found in the Google Play Store, while the iOS app is, of course, hanging out in the App Store.