Google Photos offered unlimited free photo storage for several years, especially when you bought a Pixel phone. Eventually, Google changed the plans as storage demands grew, and in 2021 unlimited photo storage was gone altogether. Now it’s back, but only on T-Mobile.
At this point, none of Google’s new products offer unlimited free photo storage, even with the reduced high quality option. Plus, you can’t even buy an unlimited Google One plan.
However, last year Google and T-Mobile started working together on email, cloud storage, and a few other bundles, and apparently that partnership has gone down well. It is because today, as noticed 9to5Googleunlimited Google Photos storage is “coming soon” for T-Mobile subscribers and at a fairly affordable price.
Soon, T-Mobile users will be able to purchase a Google One 2TB plan that includes unlimited Google Photos storage with full image and video quality, not reduced quality, all for just $15 per month. Currently there is no Google One plan with this.
At this time, for any customer, the 2TB Google One storage option costs $9.99, but it has reduced quality, and you’ll have to share that 2TB across all Google Drives, Gmail, photos, videos, documents, etc. With T-Mobile’s new plan, you get 2TB for all that, plus unlimited Google Photos cloud storage.
Reading the fine print, this new T-Mobile Google One unlimited plan still includes the usual Google One perks, like backup and restore, Google VPN, photo editing tools, and everything else you’d expect. However, unlimited storage of full-resolution photos and videos is reserved for the primary account holder, while the 2TB of storage can be shared with up to five other people.
Currently, no such plan exists at Google. That said, 1-2TB should be enough for most people, but power users will appreciate being able to use all 2TB for Gmail and Drive, while enjoying unlimited photo and video backups. I’m surprised Google brought back unlimited storage.