After many months of complaints about the service at Rapidshare, they have decided to reward it’s paying customers with the following:
Dear RapidShare Customers
Kindly we would like to inform you that by 15 April 2014 new prices for our services will be applied. Our new pricing plan as of this date is as follows:
STANDARD remains for free.
STANDARD PLUS will cost 49.99 € per month
PREMIUM will cost 99.99 € per month
The data traffic limitation policy of their own files will be discontinued.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your understanding.
For comparison, I have been paying 9.99 € per month for the STANDARD PLUS account, an increase of 500% !!!
As I am funding the cost of file hosting and all the other normal associated costs of cleaning and restoring these vinyl masterpieces personally, I will not be paying 49.99 € per month for a service that has been sub-standard at best.
I’m currently looking at other providers such as Rapidgator or Uploaded and will need to transfer all my files to the new host, if any of you have any recommendations for a new provider, please post a message in the comments.
My guess is Rapidshare will not survive much longer with this current business model so better that I move now before its too late.