Google and T-Mobile (in the US) announced their collaboration on the Pixel, RCS, and YouTube TV just over a year ago. The relationship also includes Google One, and T-Mobile customers will soon be able to purchase Unlimited Google Photos backup for $15 per month.

Update 4/26: As previously mentioned, T-Mobile customers can now purchase Google One’s new 2TB Unlimited Google Photos package. Sign-up or upgrade here following your carrier account login.

Original 4/12: T-Mobile users currently have a choice between the normal 2TB storage plan for $10 or the 500GB Google One storage plan for $5/month (another exclusive tier released in October).

They will soon have access to a 2TB option that includes Unlimited Google Photos backup for photos and videos and can be used for Gmail and Google Drive.

Only the primary account holder has access to limitless full-resolution photo and video storage, but up to five additional users can share the 2TB.

Other Google One benefits include backup/restore for phones, sophisticated Google Photos editing tools, the Google One VPN (Android/iOS), and access to extended trials for services like YouTube Premium and Stadia, among others.

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The initial Pixel model from 2016 promised limitless storage indefinitely. Google started imposing a three-year expiration period for the incentive with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3. Starting in May 2019, this was further constrained to a reduced but still limitless quality on the Pixel 3a. With the release of the Pixel 4a 5G and 5 in November 2020, Google completely discontinued the unlimited benefit for all subsequent Pixel phones.

This occurs as Google Photos ends unlimited backup at that lower quality in June 2021. Each Google Account comes with 15GB of free storage, which includes all new photo and video uploads. The company blamed this shift on the rise in storage demand and urged customers to switch to Google One for more storage and other advantages.

For T-Mobile customers, the new 2TB Unlimited Google Photos Google One tier will be available on April 26 for available on . Regarding the expansion of access to this Unlimited Google Photos tier, Google had nothing to announce today.

Google’s 9TO5 As part of the larger collaboration, T-Mobile is likely secretly funding the additional storage tier in some capacity. Internally, it is therefore highly likely that the cost of this new perk is higher than $5 for Google.

Many people are shocked that Google is even bringing back unlimited backup after the storage change last year. Though switching carriers to get it does raise the adoption hurdle, an extra $5 is actually fairly reasonable in the big picture.

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