The cloud storage wars continue with a new tweet from Microsoft’s SkyDrive Twitter account. The service, typically offering seven gigabytes of online storage for free, just made an offer Apple’s jilted MobileMe members might not be able to refuse.
In a tweet today, @SkyDrive offered anyone who could forward the Apple downgrade email to a special SkyDrive email address would receive an extra 15GB of Microsoft’s own cloud storage system for one year for free.
Did Apple cancel your extra MobileMe storage? Fwd the downgrade email to HelpMeSkyDrive@outlook.com for an extra 15GB of SkyDrive for 1 year
— SkyDrive (@SkyDrive) August 7, 2013
Apple emailed folks still using MobileMe just a while ago to remind them that their 20 GB of free online storage would expire by September 30th. iCloud currently only offers 5 GB of free storage while SkyDrive competitor, Dropbox, offers 2 GB of online space.
Whether Microsoft can lure loyal Apple customers in this way remains to be seen. Even without the 15 GB of extra space, SkyDrive seems like a fairly good deal with its 7 GB of free online storage. The problem is, of course, that SkyDrive’s offer expires in one year as well; will we all just have to keep moving stuff around to store our digital lives online?