Cloud storage provider, SugarSync has announced its plans to end free accounts. Existing users enjoying the 5GB of free storage have received notifications of the company’s plans.
From now till 16 December, these users have been offered a 75% discount if they sign up for any annual plans. The lowest-tier plan starts from US$18.75, as compared to the usual price of US$74.99. For new subscribers, the company offers a 30-day trial for all its plans. For customers who don’t want to make the switch to paid services, there are alternatives like Dropbox and Google Drive.
In July 2012, SugarSync was in partnership with Samsung, offering free storage to owners of Samsung mobile devices sporting the AllShare Play service. The Samsung Galaxy S III was the first Samsung mobile device to come preloaded with SugarSync. Perhaps feeling the squeeze from the more popular aforementioned services, SugarSync has decided to end its free storage services, to focus on corporate clients.