January 29th, 2019


Gmail Premium increased prices

Google emailed me today:
On April 2, 2019, the list price of G Suite Basic edition will increase from $5 USD to $6 USD per user per month, and the list price of G Suite Business edition will increase from $10 USD to $12 USD per user per month (or the local currency equivalent where applicable). These increases will apply globally with local market adjustments for certain regions.

The price of G Suite Enterprise edition will remain the same.

Why are you increasing prices?
We introduced the original version of G Suite, including Gmail and Google Calendar, more than 10 years ago. Since then, we’ve added more than a dozen new G Suite services, including real-time collaboration (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and flexible storage (Drive), powerful video conferencing (Hangouts Meet), secure team messaging (Hangouts Chat) and enterprise-grade search capabilities (Cloud Search). We’ve also infused our products with advanced artificial intelligence to make it easier to respond to emails, gather insights from data and protect against phishing attacks before they happen.

My guess is that this price increase is the part of Google attempt to make other ("non-search") divisions profitable and self-sufficient.

Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/166038.html