Dropbox, in a blog post today, announced changes to their storage plans which include the original 50GB and 100GB plans getting bumped up to 100GB and 200GB while maintaining the same price. Dropbox is also introducing a new 500Gb plan.

“Today we’re happy to announce that our upgrades are getting a huge upgrade! Dropbox Pro now comes in flavors of 100 and 200 GB, but at the price of the original 50 and 100 GB plans. For those of you who need even more space, a brand new 500 GB plan is also joining the posse! If you’re already a Dropbox Pro subscriber, just take a seat and enjoy the fireworks — your Dropbox will supersize itself automatically tonight.” — Dropbox
The changes go live tonight, and as an added bonus Dropbox is giving existing pro users a three-month Pro 100GB trial to share with their friends or family.

Many have speculated that the increase in size is in response to Google Drive which offers users 1TB of space for $49.99 a month as well as cheaper plans of 25GB for $2.49/month or 100GB for $4.99/month (plans go all the way up to 16TB for $799.99/month!). However, the platforms are functionally different, and Dropbox’s feature set as well as stability is tough to beat.

Also, Dropbox has business plans that start 1TB, but other services like Google Drive, and Skydrive do beat Dropbox on price per GB, and plan flexibility. Dropbox may have upped the storage of their standard plans and made the prices more competitive, but a cheaper 25GB option would lure a ton more customers, but potentially cut into their bottom line by losing some of the upper tier customers forced into a larger plan because of the lack of choice.

Source: Dropbox [via iClarified]