100GB of Google Drive Storage for 73p pm / 'Unlimited' for £6.60 / 1TB for £3.66 pm & More Plans @ Google Drive (Via Turkish VPN)
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100GB of Google Drive Storage for 73p pm / 'Unlimited' for £6.60 / 1TB for £3.66 pm & More Plans @ Google Drive (Via Turkish VPN)

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Posted 9th Jul 2018
I saw this post over on Mydealz and, given the heat for previous Netflix, Deezer, and Spotify VPN deals, I figured this would be pretty handy for us in the UK! Full credit to AlohaBoah on Mydealz.

Translated from German and edited, apologies if there is anything that doesn't make sense! Anyway, here it goes...


OPTION 1:

Normally, you get 15 GB free for each Google account. But if you need more space you have to pay between £1.59 (100GB) and £79.99 (2TB) a month if using Google Drive in the UK. However, there is a way to get this storage much cheaper.

It's worth bearing in mind that the paid version of Google Drive is in the process of being changed to Google One, with an even cheaper pricing structure. 100 GB will be bumped up to 200GB, and 1TB will be replaced by 2 TB for the same price! However, this hasn't launched yet.

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UK prices - monthly subscription:

100GB for £1.59 / 1TB for £7.99 / 2TB £15.99 / 10TB £79.99 / 20TB £159.99

The prices below are based on Visa's exchange rate, using a fee-free card.

Turkish monthly subscription costs:

100GB 5.79 TRY / £0.73
1TB 28.99 TRY / £3.66
2TB 57.99 TRY / £7.31
10TB 289.99 TRY / £36.56
20TB 579 TRY / £73.00

Russian Monthly Subscription Costs:

100GB 139 RUB / £1.65
1TB 699 RUB / £8.28
2TB 1399 RUB / £16.58
10TB 6990 RUB / £82.83
20TB 13990 RUB / £165.78

How do I do this?

1. Connect a VPN to a Turkish/Russian server (I recommend GooseVPN's free trial, or Speedify).
2. Hit 'Get Deal'.
3. Select subscription and enter address.
4. Pay by credit card.

Please consider that Google operates a regional payment profile (a Google Account is capable of having several payment profiles in different countries at the same time). You can edit, delete and create a new payment profile. You have to be careful here, as if you delete your UK primary payment profile, you delete all previous purchases, subscriptions, etc. Therefore, I'd recommend setting up a seperate Google Account for Drive storage only to avoid any issues.

OPTION 2:

Credit to dealboy12 on Mydealz for this, and @markdigi for pointing it out on this thread!

G-Suite is a service from Google for businesses. There is, starting from the business package, unlimited cloud storage. 

Quote Google: "Google Drive's unlimited cloud-based file storage keeps all of your files in one safe place, accounts with less than five users get 1TB per user, and you can easily access them from your notebook, smartphone or tablet whenever you need them accessing files. " 

While Google says it's 1 TB per user if there are less than 5 users, they don't enforce the limit so you get unlimited storage for £6.60 per month!

This might also be liable for VAT, though I doubt anyone will bother paying it for such a small amount.

OPTION 3:

As @Turret said, you could also 'get a US student account for unlimited free storage which can be purchased online for around $2-3'

There may be other, cheaper sites, but on eBay you can purchase a .edu email address for only £1.50 (listing also confirms unlimited Google Drive is active for it). However, I believe this method means that the administrator of the account will be able to see all of your files so do it at your own risk (didn't put this in the title price because of this). Also, these accounts may be blocked as accounts are not allowed to be sold.
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Just thought I share my experience with these country-switching hacks and why I wouldn't recommend doing this.

When Google's voice recognition first came out about 5 years ago, certain features were released in the US only. The easy workaround was to go into your Google account settings and set your home address/postal code as a US one. Easy peasy. I did this and forgot about it.

Fast forward to last year. Suddenly my emails stop coming through. I check, and the reason is that my Gmail storage is full. Why is it full? Because my Google Drive payment failed, so I had exceeded my total capacity. My camera photos wouldn't upload either. Gmail, Photos and Drive all share the same storage so if payment fails, they all grind to a halt.

Similarly, my Google Music payment failed so I lost that too.

The reason all this failed is that my billing address (UK) and residential address (US) are in two different countries. Google rebuilt their system so that this hack no longer works. But guess what: when they rebuilt it, they also removed the ability to change these items independently. So there is no going back - even Google's customer services can't help. I had to create a whole new account/email address and it took me DAYS to recover what I could and it became a tangled mess of file syncs and versions and manually copying thousands of items. Not to mention all the emails I missed because my inbox was full. It disrupted my business and I think I lost a whole bunch of stuff.

So just consider, before you try tricking a system whether it is worth risking all your stuff for the sake of a few quid a month.
i recently bought a HTC phone as a backup, installing GDrive on it gave me the standard 15GB + 100GB FREE of storage for 2 years, not bad for £30

htc.com/mea…tml
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There is also a similar deal on OneDrive, details are:

UK Pricing:

Cloud Storage Only: 50 GB £1.99 per month
Office 365 Personal + 1 TB: £59.99 per year 
Office 365 Home + 5x 1 TB: £79.99 per year 

Turkish Pricing:

Cloud Storage Only: 50 GB is 9TRY / £1.13 per month
Office 365 Personal + 1 TB: 249.99TRY per year / £31.52
Office 365 Home + 5x 1TB: 329.99TRY per year / £41.61
Edited by: "jamie15" 13th Aug 2018
OP is a bit wrong. It's £7.99 for 1TB and £79.99 for 10TB
Sorry, Jamie. I read further and the pricing is correct, I was referring to this line mate - But if you need more space you have to pay between £1.59 (100GB) and £79.99 (2TB) a month if using Google Drive.
BuzzDuraband09/07/2018 00:28

Sorry, Jamie. I read further and the pricing is correct, I was referring …Sorry, Jamie. I read further and the pricing is correct, I was referring to this line mate - But if you need more space you have to pay between £1.59 (100GB) and £79.99 (2TB) a month if using Google Drive.


No problem, I was just about to reply to that! Just clarified in the OP!
Edited by: "jamie15" 9th Jul 2018
jamie159th Jul 2018

No problem, I was just about to reply to that! Just clarified in the OP!


Voted hot, obviously mate. I use Google Drive for a lot of storage with work and originally saw the post earlier today, contemplated it and got headache reading it
i recently bought a HTC phone as a backup, installing GDrive on it gave me the standard 15GB + 100GB FREE of storage for 2 years, not bad for £30

htc.com/mea…tml
Keep in mind that Google is refreshing the offering soon, some tiers getting an upgrade. The 1tb plan is due to be removed. The 2tb will replace it at the same cost of what the 1tb is now.

They will also be introducing a 200gb offering.

Source: the usual Android blogs
So.how fastcan you upload 2tb over fibre. As Ive just had a nightmare replacing a failed 2tb Nas which took 2 weeks to completely restore from a back up ASI couldn't get a consistent transfer speeds of over 40mbps for the Nas and 20mbps for an additional drive attached to the Nas by usb.
DoubleUp24 m ago

Keep in mind that Google is refreshing the offering soon, some tiers …Keep in mind that Google is refreshing the offering soon, some tiers getting an upgrade. The 1tb plan is due to be removed. The 2tb will replace it at the same cost of what the 1tb is now.They will also be introducing a 200gb offering.Source: the usual Android blogs


Yeah, I mentioned it in the OP. It's called Google One.
Edited by: "jamie15" 9th Jul 2018
I pay about £9 a month for 1TB
Haha, thanks but no thanks.
thekudos5 m ago

I pay about £9 a month for 1TB


So this would be a £4 saving - £48 per year!
Apresmoto09/07/2018 07:55

Haha, thanks but no thanks.


Why not? I already have the 100GB free OneDrive from Samsung but I don't see what's wrong with this - 96p pm for 100GB is brilliant!

I currently have Deezer Turkey, process was easy enough, I'm saving a lot of money, and have had no problems with my account standing or payment method.
Edited by: "jamie15" 9th Jul 2018
Degoo app on Android is giving 100gb for free which can be increased by watching adds 1gb per add and I think 100mb daily login bonus
DoubleUp1 h, 16 m ago

Keep in mind that Google is refreshing the offering soon, some tiers …Keep in mind that Google is refreshing the offering soon, some tiers getting an upgrade. The 1tb plan is due to be removed. The 2tb will replace it at the same cost of what the 1tb is now.They will also be introducing a 200gb offering.Source: the usual Android blogs


Great news
michallemanczyk09/07/2018 08:12

Degoo app on Android is giving 100gb for free which can be increased by …Degoo app on Android is giving 100gb for free which can be increased by watching adds 1gb per add and I think 100mb daily login bonus


It all depends on whether you trust Degoo to handle your data or not. Interesting though, good to store less important files.
MS Office Personal + 1TB OneDrive is £37 per year from eBay, no VPN no hassles plus keep automatic renewal on with MS for 1 month free but you can remove it, I've been moving my renewal from January steadily through the year.
Or 50GB for free from Mega
It's worth noting you can pay up front for Google Drive for a year and get it cheaper than buying it monthly.

Example: 100GB
Paid monthly UK price £1.59 (so £19.08 per year)
Paid upfront UK price £15.99 (so equivalent to £1.33 per month)
jamie1509/07/2018 07:59

Why not? I already have the 100GB free OneDrive from Samsung but I don't …Why not? I already have the 100GB free OneDrive from Samsung but I don't see what's wrong with this - 96p pm for 100GB is brilliant!I currently have Deezer Turkey, process was easy enough, I'm saving a lot of money, and have had no problems with my account standing or payment method.



A reference to snooping no doubt, which as we all know, is a reality.
Doesnt work? I used a VPN, pressed hit deal, plans come up in Turkish currency, then press choose plan, then need to log into google account, then lrices come in pounds?
Regprentice09/07/2018 07:27

So.how fastcan you upload 2tb over fibre. As Ive just had a nightmare …So.how fastcan you upload 2tb over fibre. As Ive just had a nightmare replacing a failed 2tb Nas which took 2 weeks to completely restore from a back up ASI couldn't get a consistent transfer speeds of over 40mbps for the Nas and 20mbps for an additional drive attached to the Nas by usb.


I used to live in a flat with 100mbps upload speeds. It uploaded to Google Drive consistently between 90 -95 mbps, and that was whilst I used the internet for other stuff. I also had a free trial of LiveDrive. That uploaded at less than 2mbps!
I find OneDrive a much better option
I mean.. you should consider what you use a service like this for and what you want to give google - a company which makes its money selling your profile and targeted advertising. They don't delete anything either even if you think you have so its always there for them. I am sure many of these services operate in this manner but it's cheap for a reason - they are making money off you and your personal content. If you're ok with that then it doesn't matter IT's worth considering though before you become reliant on it
Did anyone manage to get this to work? It shows the listed price and then when I go to select the plan i want it goes back to the UK pricing
Edited by: "liamdaly" 9th Jul 2018
liamdaly12 m ago

Did anyone manage to get this to work? It shows the listed price and then …Did anyone manage to get this to work? It shows the listed price and then when I go to select the plan i want it goes back to the UK pricing


Op recommends setting up a seperate Google Account for Drive storage only
Really didn't seem worth the hassle to me, especially when my free 50gb mega storage is only half full
DB2k13 m ago

I mean.. you should consider what you use a service like this for and what …I mean.. you should consider what you use a service like this for and what you want to give google - a company which makes its money selling your profile and targeted advertising. They don't delete anything either even if you think you have so its always there for them. I am sure many of these services operate in this manner but it's cheap for a reason - they are making money off you and your personal content. If you're ok with that then it doesn't matter IT's worth considering though before you become reliant on it



I think we should all accept that privacy just does not exist anymore, online anyway. I think people have become reliant and dependent on it, to such an extent that they're willing to give their privacy for the service.
jamie159th Jul 2018

It all depends on whether you trust Degoo to handle your data or not. …It all depends on whether you trust Degoo to handle your data or not. Interesting though, good to store less important files.


You can link one device for free, but if you want to use more than one then you have to pay
PCLOUD lifetime all the way for me. Fantastic tool and brilliant service.
Just thought I share my experience with these country-switching hacks and why I wouldn't recommend doing this.

When Google's voice recognition first came out about 5 years ago, certain features were released in the US only. The easy workaround was to go into your Google account settings and set your home address/postal code as a US one. Easy peasy. I did this and forgot about it.

Fast forward to last year. Suddenly my emails stop coming through. I check, and the reason is that my Gmail storage is full. Why is it full? Because my Google Drive payment failed, so I had exceeded my total capacity. My camera photos wouldn't upload either. Gmail, Photos and Drive all share the same storage so if payment fails, they all grind to a halt.

Similarly, my Google Music payment failed so I lost that too.

The reason all this failed is that my billing address (UK) and residential address (US) are in two different countries. Google rebuilt their system so that this hack no longer works. But guess what: when they rebuilt it, they also removed the ability to change these items independently. So there is no going back - even Google's customer services can't help. I had to create a whole new account/email address and it took me DAYS to recover what I could and it became a tangled mess of file syncs and versions and manually copying thousands of items. Not to mention all the emails I missed because my inbox was full. It disrupted my business and I think I lost a whole bunch of stuff.

So just consider, before you try tricking a system whether it is worth risking all your stuff for the sake of a few quid a month.
You could also sign up to get a G-Suite Business account and get Unlimited Cloud storage for about £6.60 a month instead. Granted its not meant for "consumers" but I've been using it for a while without issue. You might also be able to get this free via your work or uni depending on if they are signed up to use it. Kinda similar to OneDrive for Business and free Office 365 if your company uses that.
Or get a US student account for unlimited free storage which can be purchased online for around $2-3
Edited by: "Turret" 9th Jul 2018
Is this safe/secure? Does Google runs bots or crawlers in our cloud space?
Wondering if third-party developers have access to your files as they have with gmail? I would definitely stay away from Google in case you have privacy concerns.
mike_freegan09/07/2018 11:16

Just thought I share my experience with these country-switching hacks and …Just thought I share my experience with these country-switching hacks and why I wouldn't recommend doing this.When Google's voice recognition first came out about 5 years ago, certain features were released in the US only. The easy workaround was to go into your Google account settings and set your home address/postal code as a US one. Easy peasy. I did this and forgot about it.Fast forward to last year. Suddenly my emails stop coming through. I check, and the reason is that my Gmail storage is full. Why is it full? Because my Google Drive payment failed, so I had exceeded my total capacity. My camera photos wouldn't upload either. Gmail, Photos and Drive all share the same storage so if payment fails, they all grind to a halt.Similarly, my Google Music payment failed so I lost that too.The reason all this failed is that my billing address (UK) and residential address (US) are in two different countries. Google rebuilt their system so that this hack no longer works. But guess what: when they rebuilt it, they also removed the ability to change these items independently. So there is no going back - even Google's customer services can't help. I had to create a whole new account/email address and it took me DAYS to recover what I could and it became a tangled mess of file syncs and versions and manually copying thousands of items. Not to mention all the emails I missed because my inbox was full. It disrupted my business and I think I lost a whole bunch of stuff.So just consider, before you try tricking a system whether it is worth risking all your stuff for the sake of a few quid a month.


Surely you need to be able to change your addresses. Is Google not acknowledging the fact people change addresses during their lives?
Edited by: "knocik" 9th Jul 2018
Given that 10 TB costs like 50 - 80 pounds per month, I thinking I'm just gonna bite the bullet on a Nas server + a couple of drives. Will cost about the same after 1 year, can do a little more than just Google drive storage
fbloise46 m ago

Is this safe/secure? Does Google runs bots or crawlers in our cloud space?


Even if they said they didn’t you do be silly to believe them. Plenty of software out there that can mount the drive as if it was a local drive, encrypting your databefore its uploaded to Google. For example; stablebit.com/Clo…ive or rclone.org/
Edited by: "Turret" 9th Jul 2018
lavafire09/07/2018 12:38

Given that 10 TB costs like 50 - 80 pounds per month, I thinking I'm just …Given that 10 TB costs like 50 - 80 pounds per month, I thinking I'm just gonna bite the bullet on a Nas server + a couple of drives. Will cost about the same after 1 year, can do a little more than just Google drive storage


Different functions, your NAS isn't off site and not designed for off-site access. Yes I know that most can now be accessed remotely but its going to be at the speed of your home connection vs multi tb connection that google can provide.
Could never get my Google Drive to work, been 'waiting to upload' bluetoothed pictures for months, tried clearing the cache & watched numerous youtube videos with same issue, still waiting.....
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I will also vouch for the Mega and pCloud offerings, 50GB free a piece and never had an issue with either of them. speeds on both have been really good for me too.
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