Apple has decided to send a little help to its Greek customers after the country’s notorious financial crisis recently. It has been confirmed the American tech giant will not charge iCloud users in Greece for their paid storage plans up to 30 days after the normal renewal date, effectively giving iCloud users in Greece a free month of storage service, reported by Greek site iPhoneHellas.
As one of the responses to country’s financial crisis, new regulations of capital control were instituted by Greek government few weeks ago, which limited cash withdrawals only up to 60 euros per day, and suspended all the international payment by using credit cards or services like PayPal in Greece. Since then, costumers in Greece have been unable to use most of paid internet services, such as iCloud, iTunes and those most popular apps in app store.
The capital controls have left many costumers worrying about their iCloud data as they wouldn’t be able to pay for their subscriptions alive. Now Apple has ensured that user data remains intact during Greece’s financial crisis.
An email sent by Apple to its users in Greece stated that iCloud service would be downgraded to the standard 5GB the subscription can’t be renewed. However, that if the payment is still declined after the 30-day grace period, users will need to reduce the amount of iCloud storage they use and look for alternative services.
The full email Apple is sending to iCloud users in Greece is below:
Dear iCloud customer,
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.
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.
The iCloud Team