Okay, I’m back to griping about the maximum storage in Gmail mail accounts. I currently have a 2.8gb maximum in my main account, and I’m at 92% of capacity. I’d like to buy more space, but I can’t. Google won’t sell it to me.
And then, a brainwave (courtesy of a friend). Why not upgrade to Google Premier edition? That way I get 10gb of storage in my email account, even if I have to buy a bunch of other Google Apps for my domain that I really do not want. Oh well, at least I get the extra 7.2gb of storage, right?
Not so fast. The trouble is, I have a bunch of family members on the kedrosky.com domain. While they’re all, in effect, served for free now, were I to upgrade to Google Premier each additional account beyond the first costs me $50. That is, of course, an irritating price for me to have to pay to get 10gb of storage, and most of my family aren’t as deep in the email morass as I am, so they are highly unlikely to eagerly pay $300 per year ($50gb/yr each in, say, a family of six) just so that I can get 10gb of storage by upgrading to Premier.
So, I’m back to where I started. I’d like to be able to get more storage in my Gmail account, and I’m happy to pay for it — but I’m not happy to pay for 20 other users who have all been involuntarily upgraded to Google Premier along with me. Argh.