Photobucket surprise

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Nyati, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. Nyati

    Nyati AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    7,226
    Video/Photo:
    103
    Likes Received:
    2,431
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Spain, Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Northern Cape, Free State ).
    Today I received a notification from Photobucket where my pictures are hosted. They accuse me of 3rd. party hosting and have blocked my account unless I take an upgrade which would cost me $399.99.

    Talk about ransomware !

    As I am certainly not going to pay this amount, could anybody recommend a serious hosting site.
     
    CAustin likes this.

  2. CAustin

    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    13,521
    Video/Photo:
    222
    Likes Received:
    9,713
    Member of:
    Courtney Hunting Club, NRA Life Member, SCI Kansas City Chapter
    Hunted:
    South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Kalahari, Northwest, Limpopo, Gauteng, APNR Kruger Area. USA Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
    Damn that's robbery! I use the apple iCloud!
     
    Nyati likes this.

  3. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    22,181
    Video/Photo:
    412
    Likes Received:
    14,997
    Location:
    Canada
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Canada, USA, Mexico, England
    Nyati likes this.

  4. Scott Slough

    Scott Slough AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 6, 2014
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    889
    Location:
    Nacogdoches, TX
    Member of:
    SCI, Pineywoods SCI, NAHC, TTH
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa (Eastern Cape)
    + 1 or + 15 (which is the amount of GB you get for free for highest quality images) or + infinity (which is how much space you have for images that are at 2048px ... think 2K digital camera).
     
    edward and Nyati like this.

  5. Ray B

    Ray B AH Elite

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,531
    Video/Photo:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1,310
    Location:
    WA St, USA
    I haven't received the message from Photobucket but I tried to access my account and all that I got were advertisements about getting their premium service, which is $399.99 PER YEAR. My response was to delete Photobucket from my favorites. What they do with my account is up to them. If they want to continue to use up their space, I guess that is their choice.
     

  6. firehuntfish

    firehuntfish AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    Messages:
    626
    Video/Photo:
    244
    Likes Received:
    1,120
    Location:
    South Florida
    Member of:
    SCI NRA QDMA NWTF TU DU
    Hunted:
    Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, USA, South, Central America & New Zealand
    Try Dropbox..... https://www.dropbox.com/login

    They limit your capacity before they try to charge you for extra storage, but I have a couple thousand photos there and haven't reached the halfway point yet...
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice