Tencent is offering users 10TB of free cloud storage. You read that right.

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Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft and basically any other company that provides users with cloud storage might be ashamed by the following news. Chinese company Tencent is offering a jaw-dropping 10TB of free cloud storage through a promotion. That’s right, ten whole terabytes of cloud storage — for free.

To put things in perspective, Google Drive offers 15GB for free but if you pay $400 a month, you’ll get 8TB. This is 10TB. For free. Tencent, who is best known for its popular QQ instant messaging service, is launching this promotion to one-up its local competitors in China, Baidu and Weibo. Those two companies recently began offering 1TB of free storage, which Tencent has officially dwarfed.

All users need to do to get their hands on this ridiculous amount of cloud storage is to sign up with the company, give their QQ account number, then download the Tencent Cloud mobile app (which is available on Android and iOS). They’ll instantly be given access to 1TB of storage, with the amount increasing as files are uploaded for a maximum of 10TB.

But while this is most certainly impressive, just what would someone do with 10TB of cloud storage? They better have a good backup plan, too.

[via The Next Web]

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  1. David

    “During the event, log on micro-cloud mobile version 1.6, you can participate in activities”

    The QR code =>
    http://weiyun.com/d

    That address offers downloads for Windows android iphone ipad up to 16Mb

    And you need a QQ number. When I got one years ago, it needed a Chinese speaking person to register it, but I think they moved on in the last few years.

  2. Bub

    [@rmt2] I think those permissions are for the instant messaging client. The real question is how an instant messaging company is transforming itself into an uber cloud storage company.

    The second question is where do you think your data will be safer – in a US-based company or a China-based company? I don’t suppose any cloud storage companies are based in Switzerland?

  3. rmt2

    I tried downloading their mobile app on my phone to get the QQ code, but it was asking for permissions to send texts and to read my texts and to take pictures and videos. Not sure why a cloud storage company would ask for so much…