T-Mobile brings back unlimited Google Photos storage, for a price

Get unlimited Google Photos storage through T-Mobile again, but you have to pay a monthly price.

When Google Photos ended its free, unlimited storage for photos and videos on June 1, 2021, the incredibly popular service was replaced with just 15GB of free storage.

Additional storage space should be acquired by signing up for a paid Google One subscription, starting at $2 per month for 100GB of storage and other features and up to $10 per month for 2TB of storage.

Now T-Mobile has brought back the good old days of unlimited storage for a price. Here are the details.

T-Mobile Introduces Google One Unlimited Photo Storage

T-Mobile has announced a new unlimited subscription option to Google One for its customers for $15 per month. The option gives customers unlimited full-resolution storage for all their photos and videos, plus 2TB of cloud storage for Gmail and Drive.

The Unlimited Storage service is available exclusively to T-Mobile customers. A single account can access unlimited storage; the feature is not shareable between multiple accounts. However, you can share your 2TB cloud storage with five other accounts.

Other perks include advanced photo editing, access to extended trials for products like YouTube Premium and Stadia, and VPN access.

The plan will be available from April 26.

How to register

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Registration is a relatively simple three-step process:

  1. Add the feature by signing up or logging into your T-Mobile account and taking advantage of the 30-day free trial.
  2. Enter an existing Google account or create a new Google account and create your password.
  3. Once this is complete, download the Google One app to start your first backup.


Is this plan for everyone?

Non-T-Mobile customers will likely find it hard to upgrade to a T-Mobile plan and pay $15 a month just for unlimited storage, not least because of the added cost of switching carriers. After all, there are other photo storage services out there.

T-Mobile already offers 500GB and 2TB of Google One storage to its customers for $5 and $10 respectively. Therefore, this plan seems best suited to existing Google One subscribers who are also T-Mobile customers and don’t mind paying an extra $5 per month for an upgrade.


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