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Old 25 Oct 2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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Enhanced v Standard Accounts?

So my "Enhanced" account has just come up for renewal? And the renewal screen is offering me the option to "upgrade" to a "Standard" account. Does this really offer me anything extra over my "Enhanced" account?
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 07:58 PM   #2
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I thought it was the same thing.

Possibly just a little more storage.
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 11:17 PM   #3
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If you upgrade your account to 'Standard' you can't go back to enhanced - at the price the enhanced account is a good deal....
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 05:36 AM   #4
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Most of the options under Settings... Admin... Policy are unavailable to those of us with Enhanced.

Apart from that, and different storage quotas, I believe they're quite similar.
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 02:03 PM   #5
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Many thanks for all the advice. Looks like it makes sense to stick with Enhanced.
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Old 30 Oct 2016, 03:24 PM   #6
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If you upgrade your account to 'Standard' you can't go back to enhanced - at the price the enhanced account is a good deal....
David has come closest, but not quite said out loud what should be pointed out: Enhanced is one of the old, now no longer offered, plans, and you can keep using it under a "grandfather" type arrangement. It should be $40/yr, right? Standard is one of the new plan choices, with apparently similar features, for $10/yr more. So I concur that staying with Enhanced is a no-brainer
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 07:14 AM   #7
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Arrow Comparison between Enhanced and Standard accounts

Looking at Help, here are the differences. It appears that all other features (such as sending and receiving limits) are identical between the new Standard and legacy Enhanced accounts:
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Plan:         Standard        Enhanced (legacy)     
Cost:         US $50/year     US $40/year
Mail storage: 25 GB            15 GB
File storage: 10 GB            5 GB
So upgrading from Enhanced to Standard results in:
  • A cost increase factor of X1.25 ($50/$40).
  • A mail storage increase factor of X1.66 (25GB/15GB)
  • A file storage increase factor of X2 (10GB/5GB)
So the Standard account has a lower price per GB of storage if you need the additional space (75% for mail storage and 63% for file storage). I'm currently using 47% of my Enhanced mail storage quota and 9% of my file storage quota, so I have no reason to upgrade at this time.

Bill

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Old 31 Oct 2016, 05:24 PM   #8
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There's also some other differences n5bb. The enhanced accounts can't use the things available in settings-policy.

Also, I bet new features will not be available for old accounts..
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 10:26 PM   #9
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There's also some other differences n5bb. The enhanced accounts can't use the things available in settings-policy.
Such as? I'm still on "Enhanced" so I'm guessing that I'm not seeing any of these new settings... I've got Company, Custom Login, and Disclaimer on mine, although it's worth noting that my account is actually an Enhanced under a "Family" plan, so that might be a different story too...
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 11:25 PM   #10
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Such as? I'm still on "Enhanced" so I'm guessing that I'm not seeing any of these new settings... I've got Company, Custom Login, and Disclaimer on mine, although it's worth noting that my account is actually an Enhanced under a "Family" plan, so that might be a different story too...
I can see the settings too (on Enhanced). Can you use them? I get a message saying I need to upgrade.
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 12:46 AM   #11
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Legacy Enhanced accounts also get multi-year renewal discounts (i.e. 3 years for $100), which I don't think Standard accounts receive. That drives the price down to $33.33/year.
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 03:54 AM   #12
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I can see the settings too (on Enhanced). Can you use them? I get a message saying I need to upgrade.
Yes, I can use them, but again, my Enhanced account is part of the old "Family" plan so I'm guess that's probably why.
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 03:55 AM   #13
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Legacy Enhanced accounts also get multi-year renewal discounts (i.e. 3 years for $100), which I don't think Standard accounts receive. That drives the price down to $33.33/year.
Are the multi-year renewal discounts still available on the legacy plans? I'm still months out from having to renew, but right now if I want to renew early, the only option I see is for one year.

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Old 1 Nov 2016, 04:05 AM   #14
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Are the multi-year renewal discounts still available on the legacy plans? I'm still months out from having to renew, but right now if I want to renew early, the only option I see is for one year.
IIRC, Family plans don't have the multi-year option.
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Old 1 Nov 2016, 08:31 AM   #15
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IIRC, Family plans don't have the multi-year option.
Well, that would explain it then Thanks.
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