What’s new for BT Cloud?
BT Cloud is a new online storage service that’s launching alongside BT’s new Totally Unlimited Broadband packages.
It’s perhaps best thought of as being similar to Dropbox in that you get 50GB of free storage space to go with your broadband from BT.
You can use this for saving documents, pictures, videos and anything else and access your files on the go from your laptop, tablet or phone. You can access the site at btcloud.bt.com or download the apps for iOS and Android. Links to pictures and files can be shared with friends and contacts via email, Facebook or Twitter.
John Petter, managing director of BT’s Consumer division, said: “BT Cloud helps customers to place their treasured digital pictures and family videos with their trusted broadband supplier, at no extra cost. We believe that adding extra value to our broadband sets us apart from rivals like Sky and TalkTalk that do not offer cloud storage with their broadband.”
BT Cloud joins a growing portfolio of BT-branded apps and services including BT SmartTalk and BT Wi-fi. The launch of this in tandem with BT doing away with traffic shaping on all but it’s cheapest of broadband packages is another feather in the ISP’s cap.
February 1, 2013
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What is BT Cloud?
BT Cloud is a new service that’s similar to Dropbox that lets you store 50GB worth of photos, videos and documents in a secure online folder.
Using iOS and Android apps, you’ll be able to access your files on the go from your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S3, iPad or Nexus 7. On your laptop of computer you’ll be able to point your browser at btcloud.bt.com instead and access your content from there.
Is BT Cloud free?
Yes. The service is a free perk that comes with being a subscriber to BT Unlimited Broadband, BT’s top tier ADSL/copper-based broadband and BT Infinity 1 and BT Infinity 2, BT’s FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) broadband products.
Can I pay for more than 50GB?
As of yet there’s no option to pay for more space with BT Cloud. But then again, there’s Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive and plenty of other free storage options to complement what you get with BT Cloud.
Wait, isn’t this the same as BT Digital Vault?
In many ways, it’s similar to the old BT Digital Vault service which the ISP launched back in 2008. Digital Vault only gave you 2GB of free storage and was eventually replaced with a less popular paid-only option in 2008. So the offer of 50GB for free is pretty welcome.
Ok great. How do I get BT Cloud?
Head over to the BT Cloud site here. You’ll need your BT username and password to log in. iPhone and iPad users can download the BT Cloud app from iTunes here and Android owners can pick up the BT Cloud from Google Play here.