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Apple gives Greek iCloud users free service due to "fiscal crisis"

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Apple is giving free service extensions to iCloud subscribers in Greece due to the ongoing financial crisis afflicting the nation.

Greek iCloud users will now have access to a bonus 30 days of storage completely free of charge.

Greece is currently imposing serious capital control restrictions to forestall financial collapse.

As a result of these rules, credit card companies are unable to settle debt with international processors such as Apple.

Earlier this month, Apple emailed Greek iCloud subscribers to notify them that their paid-tier cloud storage services would be reduced to the 5GB by default if their monthly fees weren’t paid on time.

However, the company has since rescinded this decision, posting a follow-up email offering leniency to Greek users, as reported by Apple Insider.

The email reads: “To prevent interruption in your iCloud service during the current fiscal crisis, and to make sure you have access to your content, we’ve extended your iCloud storage plan for an extra 30 days at no additional cost.”

It continues: “We won’t attempt to charge you for your plan until 30 days after your original renewal date. If we are unable to renew your plan, you may need to reduce the amount of iCloud storage you use.”

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Unfortunately, if Greece doesn’t manage to resolve its fiscal breakdown by the end of the 30-day period, Greek users might find that they’re forced to downgrade their subscriptions.

If you’re slightly more flush with funds than Greece, you might be interested in jumping on the iCloud bandwagon and purchasing an iPhone, which we’ve reviewed in video form below:

Hamish Campbell

July 13, 2015, 9:09 am

30 days? What a slap in the face.

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