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There’s no shortage of places to store your files online, but that isn’t stopping mobile carrier Verizon from jumping into the mix. Today, the company is announcing Verizon Cloud for smartphones and tablets, a storage and syncing service that lets people save 500MB worth of text messages, call logs, contacts, music, and other files for free. If that’s not enough, you can also get extra space for prices that range from $2.99 a month for a 25GB plan to $9.99 for 125GB. Comparatively, the biggest plan gives you more storage than Dropbox’s identically-priced 100GB offer, but is roughly twice the price of 100GB plans from Google Drive and Microsoft’s Sky Drive, although the ability to easily save phone-specific data like text messages offers some extra utility.

So far, the service is available on the web and a handful of Android devices from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung, as well as desktop apps for OS X, Windows, and Linux. But Verizon says more are on the way, including iOS devices, which it says will be "following soon." In the meantime, iPhone owners will have to resort to one of the other dozen cloud storage solutions out there.