There are some great things about an unlimited service:
- people don't need to wonder about whether the service will work for you (well actually they do - but more on that later)
- people don't have to make tricky decisions about what is worth backing up
- a backup service either needs to cut off heavy users (you see language like that buried in the legalese for most services) OR
- implement some sort of throttling to stop/slow the backing up of data until the user, in frustration, stops backing up so much data
So, after much soul searching, we've decided to price Athena Backup at $4.95/month for 50 GB.
Why 50 GB? We believe that 50 GB is a good amount of storage for photos and music. It provides clarity to our users and let's them manage their personal data. It let's us provide a great service and still be profitable without making people's lives difficult, either by cutting off their service or crippling their service.
Now to see what users think!