Rapidshare is one of the famous file hosting service provider in internet and very much used by movie, music, and application downloaders. Though rapidshare is used rapidly to spread pirated contents, they do have an option to report such content for removal of files from their server. This month first week, rapidshare has announced new plan which is called 1 package for all users that lets users buy number of rapids rather buying monthly packages. When the Rapids are exhausted, then you have to buy more to download more from rapidshare servers.And this package is named as RapidPro.
For 99 Rapids users immediately receive a traffic volume of 30 GB and a storage volume of 10 GB which last for 30 days.
|price/ 30 days
|storage/ 30 days
|traffic/ 30 days
If users need more volume, they can buy extra volume, of course. Each additional 1 GB of storage costs 2 Rapids per 30 days. 5 GB additional traffic volume will be charged with only 14 Rapids.
|1 GB = 2 Rapids/month
|5 GB = 14 Rapids
Unused traffic volume does not expire.
You will only be charged for additional storage if you activate the “keep files forever” option.
The prices for Rapids remain the same as before.
That means that users can use their RapidPro 30 days for only 99 Cent making the new RapidShare second to none also in terms of value for money.
Its not just that, Rapid Pro do have some benefits like,
- Keep files forever: This option is not activated in the default settings. This means that if users exceed their storage volume, files that have not been downloaded for 60 days will automatically be deleted.
- Automatic purchase of traffic: This option is activated in the default settings. As soon as users reach the limit of their traffic volume, they will automatically buy additional volume.
- Automatic RapidPro Extension: This option is activated in the default settings. RapidPro-Packages will automatically be extended after 30 days if the user still has Rapids left.
Users can change these settings at any time in their account settings.
The new change of rapidshare plans will surely hit the pirated and illegal content sharing networks, ofcourse there are plenty of alternatives there exist today for hosting a file and sharing them in public and private forums. Many users already switched to different networks like megaupload, hotfile etc., to upload and share the contents in web. Which one you use ? Rapidshare , Megaupload or Hotfile ???