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Google Increases its G Suite Charges

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In a new development, tech giant Google announced that the price of its G Suite subscriptions will be raised for the first time. The hike in price in the U.S. will be $1 and $2 for the G Suite Basic and G Suite Business editions respectively. The hike in subscription charges in other regions will be in accordance with local currency and market. The price for G Suite Enterprise will remain unchanged.

The new price will be in effect from April 2, subscribers that have annual plans will be subject to the new price at the time of renewal of the contract.

Add-on Services to Base Service justifies Hike, explains Google

In general, the hike of $1 or $2 is not a big deal. But hike in price of Google’s G Suite subscription is for the first time. Google explains that it has added plenty of services to its base service first launched in 2006. This includes video conferencing with Hangouts Meet, increased storage quota, team messaging with Hangouts Chat feature, and other productivity and security tools and services.

Google further explains the increase to be a fair, though a 20 percent hike may be difficult to accept for small businesses. At this point, the thing to recollect is G Suite is already a major revenue earner for Google. G Suite has more than 4 million business subscribers, with some of them on enterprise plans at prices discreetly negotiated by their teams. Howbeit, most of them are on standard monthly or yearly plans.

Rohit Bhisey
Rohit Bhisey

An AVP at the Marketing department at Transparency Market Research, Rohit has his fingers firmly placed on the pulse of the business world. He has a keen eye for any new development that could rock our world. He is adept at strategizing to boost web traffic and generate new leads. He is also an expert in Google Analytics, something which he feels could go a long way in getting sites more traction by providing necessary insights. Rohit is a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University and takes keen interest in writing news articles on technology, business, and healthcare.

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