Verizon today announced that its rolling out a new cloud storage service that'll allow its customers to back up and access their information. Appropriately dubbed Verizon Cloud, the service can store content such as call logs, text messages, contacts, photos, videos and music, and it can also stream songs and movies to a user so that he or she doesn't need to actually download that content to a device. Verizon Cloud can also be used to transfer some content between Android and iOS devices.
When a customer first signs up for Verizon Cloud, he or she is given 500MB of free storage space. Obviously that space could fill up fairly quickly if a user decides to store video, music and images in Verizon Cloud, so the big red carrier also offers a trio of other storage options. The lowest paid tier offers 25GB of space for $2.99 per month, and customers that want even more space can sign up for 75GB of storage for $5.99 per month or 125GB for $9.99 per month.
Verizon currently offers Cloud apps for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. Support for iOS is said to be coming soon, while support for additional unnamed platforms is scheduled to arrive later in 2013. Verizon also says that customers can access their Cloud files using the web. The full list of Android devices that are officially supported with the Verizon Cloud app as of this writing (Verizon says that more devices will be added soon):
There's certainly no shortage of cloud storage options available to smartphone owners that can back up content and sync it with other hardware. However, Verizon Cloud looks like it could be an option worth considering for Big Red subscribers that want to easily store personal communications like text messages and call logs in addition to their other content.
One downside to the service is that it doesn't support as many different smartphone platforms as competing cloud storage options. Verizon is promising that support for more Android devices and other platforms is coming, though, so hopefully that's not too far off.