Some companies may be charging you more to store data and then using it to charge you for other services.
Business Insider is reporting that the average cost of data storage on Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter is an additional $25 per GB for each data storage device you own.
The article says the additional cost is due to Google’s “data management fee,” which is essentially a monthly fee you pay to Google for storing data.
Google charges this fee for each device, so if you have a device with 2 GB of storage, you would pay $25 a month.
But if you’ve got a device that has 4 GB, Google charges $100 per month.
Facebook and Microsoft charge the same amount per month for the same data storage as Google, but the article doesn’t detail what the extra cost is.
The article says that if you own a Google account and pay $10 a month for each GB of data you have, that’s $250 per month, or $1,200 per year.
Google doesn’t charge this extra cost to other users, the article states.
If you’re a Facebook user, the additional $75 you’ll pay for each additional GB of Facebook storage would be $150 per month ($250 per year), or $4,400 per year, the same as Google.
The cost for data storage in Facebook is $150 a month, while the cost for the data storage cost in Google is $300 per month (a year).
The cost for storage on Microsoft’s Azure cloud is $1.50 per GB, but it’s not clear whether you’d have to pay $1 a month or $2 a month if you owned a Windows 10 device.
Microsoft and Google do not have an API that allows other companies to use data storage, so users will have to rely on their own custom APIs for data, the report says.
Google, Facebook and Microsoft are the only companies with API contracts for data.
The rest of the industry does not have such contracts.