Well I compared the available cloud storage solutions going around and surprisingly I found that Microsoft OneDrive is the optimal solution for someone like me who’s looking for a storage around 200GB to 500GB.
- If you take google drive you have 100GB for 1.99 USD and then the 1TB for 9.99 USD (I couldn’t find an AUD option so I’m still using the USD priced verion)
- OneDrive has 100GB for 2 AUD and 200GB for 4 AUD and the 9 AUD gives 1TB and includes office 365 for free which sounds like the best bargain for me.
- Dropbox has 1TB for 12.99 AUD
All of them have similar features for a regular user like me and I selected so for me OneDrive looks promising well after the comparison I waned to purchase and when I search for the Microsoft Australia pricing and click purchase I was send to a payment page where the country was selected as USA and I can’t change that. Later after googling I found a link which showed country wise links which had the correct links. I didn’t go ahead with the purchase initially as I wanted to select a plan and then came later to purchase. I forgot where I found the link and a popup came with a Tech Support gentleman and it was an utter waste of money where I ended up searching again and training them about their product.
Customer care gods never are happy with me so I get the chance to share these stories with you.
Update: now they seems to have fixed the flow in their system 🙂 happy that I could be of service to Microsoft
Read below and enjoy!
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Bennie R: at 23:54:35
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You: at 23:54:51
can i please have the link to upgrade the onedrive subscription for australia
You: at 23:55:04
im being sent to US link all the time
You: at 23:55:33
You: at 23:55:45
when i click this i cant change the country
You: at 23:55:50
it says just US
Bennie R: at 23:55:53
Hello. I would be happy to assist you with OneDrive today.
Bennie R: at 23:55:58
Okay, just a moment please.
Bennie R: at 23:58:18
For some reason, it’s not allowing me to access the page. One second please. Thanks for your patience.
You: at 23:58:31
Bennie R: at 0:01:00
Okay, it’s not allowing me to access the page, I’ll have to get you over to Customer Service.
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You are now chatting with ‘Vin’.
Vin: at 0:01:19
Thank you for visiting the Microsoft Store website! My name is Vin and I will be handling your case from here. Please give me 2-3 minutes to review your previous conversation.
You: at 0:01:26
You: at 0:01:53
im trying to add 200gb to my one drive on a monthly plan
You: at 0:01:58
i cant select australia
You: at 0:02:16
US is pre selected
Vin: at 0:03:16
Hi there. For that I suggest having the assistance of the OneDrive support team. I can provide the number where you can reach them.
You: at 0:03:33
dont you have a link for me to click
You: at 0:03:44
i found that some time back after searching onine
You: at 0:03:54
now i cant remember where i found the solution
You: at 0:04:02
i know that there is a solution for this
Vin: at 0:04:18
Actually that link you provided which is https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-au/plans/ , that is the link for Australia.
You: at 0:05:16
when you click on that the country is selected as US
You: at 0:05:21
You: at 0:05:28
tell you something mate
You: at 0:05:32
i found the link
You: at 0:05:38
thank you for wasting my time
You: at 0:06:03
you guys dont know how to answer a question
You: at 0:06:25
this is the correct link
Vin: at 0:07:10
Thank you! The reason why I am giving the OneDrive support because they are the one who know that you are inquiring about.
Vin: at 0:07:12
Is there anything else I can help you with today aside from this one?
You: at 0:08:01
no! keep this information saved if another user from australia reaches you
Vin: at 0:08:08
Thanks again for chatting here in Microsoft Store. Enjoy the rest of the day!
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