Photobucket vs. Verizon Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Photobucket
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Photobucket headquartered in Denver offers their cloud services for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Service plans may include hosting, photo editing, private album sharing or sharing to social media, and caption and title creation and editing.N/A
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
The Verizon Cloud is a cloud storage solution, integrating technologies from CloudSwitch (acquired in 2011).N/A
Pricing
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud Portfolio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
7.6
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Verizon Cloud
6.9
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Versioning7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
File search7.52 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Device sync8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
9.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Verizon Cloud
6.8
2 Ratings
23% below category average
User and role management9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
File organization9.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Device management9.01 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
8.1
2 Ratings
3% below category average
Verizon Cloud
7.4
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Performance7.52 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Reliability8.02 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Storage Reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud
Small Businesses
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
5.9
(2 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PhotobucketVerizon Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Photobucket
Photobucket used to be great in the late 2000s to early 2010s. Even free account holders could enjoy many of its features and quickly and easily share photos. However, these days there are so many better alternatives, while Photobucket's feature set has been limited to premium and higher-tier accounts. Cloud storage providers now offer generous bandwidth caps, so offloading media is a thing of the past - even for the most budget-conscious freelancers. Photo-specific features provided by these service providers are constantly improving. [...] As time goes on, the list of reasons that used to differentiate Photobucket grows thin given their [in my experience,] shady past in holding photos hostage without a premium plan, I can no longer recommend this service. Price-wise, only their unlimited plan is worth considering since, for capped storage plans, the usual suspects (Apple iCloud, Google Photos, Amazon Prime) have them beat. Likewise, Photobucket's built-in image editor is very convenient for making basic changes without having to fire up a separate photo editor
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
I think this service works very well for me, but I have been a Verizon customer for almost 15 years. If you are someone who hops carriers it may not be the best fit. I also like that you can easily use it with all of your employees regardless if they prefer Android or Apple phones. (Whereas using Apple's or Google's services may not work seamlessly for all phones.) I think it still has room for improvement, and sometimes I worry about the longevity of utilization due to the nature of cell phone carriers constantly changing prices, plans, and every option under the sun to make a buck that we could be very screwed in the future if Verizon does something stupid (because historically, they all have)
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Pros
Photobucket
  • Houses very large photos that I don't have the capacity to store on my computer
  • Allows for a great online backup just in case something happens with my computer or external hard drive
  • Allows me to quickly and easily share photos with clients after their photoshoot is done
  • Organizes photos into a streamlined setup
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
  • Auto-Sync of files or contacts to the cloud that are chosen to be auto-synced.
  • Has the ability to turn off auto-sync and allow only manual sync.
  • Stores files and contacts in the cloud for later recovery in case of a data loss.
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Cons
Photobucket
  • Plans are awkwardly priced compared to competitors
  • [In my opinion,] made shady practices in the past forcing users to their premium plans
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
  • The home screen shows a little bit of everything, but being a control freak, I would like to be able to customize it. (Granted, it would most likely have most of the same elements, but, for example, I don't need photos scrolling across the top. I'd rather have buttons like quick links to jump directly to what I want or to see a further bird's eye view of the content.
  • I like receiving notifications that a back-up is complete, but I would like to be able to set what other notifications are and aren't allowed to push to my phone.
  • I have set Verizon Cloud to back up on wifi OR using the data network. But if you are using wifi while doing a content restore and you lose that connection, either by leaving the building or the local wifi dropping out momentarily, the entire content restore will stop and need to be restarted. This can be very frustrating.
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Alternatives Considered
Photobucket
[I] also had an ImageEvent premium account, and it was far easier to manage images in Photobucket. ImageEvent's UI is very dated, and its feature set has largely remained stagnant. Photobucket has evolved over the past decade and offers a clean enough user interface to quickly accomplish what needs to be done.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
All of the others provide more free storage. Verizon should out best or at least equal the best when you are already a Verizon data subscriber. It seems that by not doing this that they want to "nickle-and-dime" their already loyal customer base
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Return on Investment
Photobucket
  • The peace of mind is priceless. Time is money and I spend a lot of time stressing over accidentally losing files. This helps.
  • I no longer have to use multiple services to send files to clients. It's more specifically designed for photos rather than documents of all types
  • I want the positive experience for clients to continue from beginning to end and I like that this system is simple for them to use as well.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
  • Thus far is has been a positive experience, and has saved a lot of man hours of both employees who replaced their phones to the IT department trying to help them put everything back no longer needs to go through a lengthy process.
  • The cost of this option is a bit higher than I'd like. I think Verizon is a little too proud of a product that every company is now starting to offer.
  • There is a free version with limited space, so at least trying it out to see how it will fit with your needs isn't much of a risk.
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