#1 Posted on 24.6.04 1027.39 Reposted on: 24.6.11 1027.39
Surprised that no one had posted this yet:
SEATTLE (AP) -- Microsoft Corp.'s Hotmail will become the latest Web-based e-mail service to increase the amount of storage space available for its free accounts, following similar moves by rivals.
Beginning later this summer, the company plans to increase the amount of storage for its free Hotmail account inboxes to 250 megabytes, up from two megabytes. Users also will be able to send larger attachments, up to 10 megabytes.
The article goes on to say that for $19.95/year, 2 GB of on-line storage is all yours. What's next in this game of "Can you top this?"
#2 Posted on 24.6.04 1802.06 Reposted on: 24.6.11 1806.22
Just another example of competition being good for us consumers as a whole. And as a guy with multiple Hotmail addresses, this couldn't come as better news. I feel bad for saps though who paid 20 bucks for a whopping 10 Megabytes. I hope concessions will be made for them.
#3 Posted on 24.6.04 2039.38 Reposted on: 24.6.11 2041.13
This has been a long time in and coming. Seriously if you look at what email has evolved to. Unless you had a service provider email, for the longest time, you couldn't send major files.
Now service providers along with free email providers are expanding to accommodate todays standards of BULK email and ever growing file sizes. High speed internet along with a combination of things have brought about this change. I remember when this originally happened to free web space but it came and went. I think this email thing is here to stay. I also agree with Torchslasher this is a very good thing, in the spectrum of economics, for consumers as a whole.