pCloud Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

pCloud

Online storage & digital asset management service

4.47/5 (97 reviews)

pCloud Pricing

Starting from: $3.99

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Personal plans:
Basic: free - up to 20GB storage.

Premium: $3.99/month or $47.88/year - 500GB storage.
Lifetime Premium: $125 - one-time payment

Premium plus: $7.99/month or $95.88/year - 2TB storage.
Lifetime Premium plus: $250 - one-time payment

Crypto add-on: $3.99/month.

Business: $7.99/user/month - includes 1TB storage and pCloud Crypto.

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pCloud Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • The platform itself is easy to use and it has some great security functions along with some good features to interlink accounts.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • It is super easy to set up. I love that it integrates with the iPhone and iPad so I can access my things everywhere.Elisa E.Read the full review
  • My overall experience with pCloud has been extremely positive. It has saved my business a lot of money while offering a superior cloud-storage solution.Stephen S.Read the full review
Cons
  • How do you defend yourself against an accusation when you aren't given any specifics at all about the accusation. So beware of that possibility.Leonard C.Read the full review
  • I keep getting an error when I try to start the software on my Mac however I believe this is a Catalina compatibility error and will be addresses with the next update.Elisa E.Read the full review
  • Every other week I get a new notification that the software has been updated. Also, the ads to upgrade your plan or whatever promotion they are running can be slightly annoying.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about pCloud's pricing:

Anonymous

A versatile alternative to the common cloud providers

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-31
Review Source: Capterra

Overall a great choice for solo/freelancers who wantclean simple cloud storage. Bigger teams may prefer Google Drive or Dropbox etc and probably cheaper options for pure backup

Pros
Works like a drive on your computer. Simple to share and access. Cost is reasonable

Cons
Gets expensive as you scale but definitely still good value.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Andrey Rusev

A cloud solution for everyone...with money

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

Secure important information.

Pros
You can easy apply and use, and I can save very large files without worrying how much space they will occupy.

Cons
Price. It's not affordable. You need to wait for a Cyber Monday deal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Dr Steven Gottlieb

pCloud Business review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

It was another lesson in you get what you pay for. Cheap and not good

Pros
Easy to use, just does not do the job. Concept and format is good, operationally flat out bad. Look elsewhere

Cons
I hate to take issue with so many, but pCloud is nowhere near as good as these reviews suggest. For months, I have been working with pCloud support to load a full set on my folders & files to their server. After much effort and may days and even more emails we got the data loaded. Then it all fell apart. While trying to sync their server locked up and could no longer upload files. Their solution was to tell me to not load any of my photographic data as their system was not designed to load those file types. Note that there was no time in the buying process where that is explained. Note too, that their system had uploaded the data initially but then could not sync. Next pCloud support said wait for the new release and all would be fine. The release came and NOTHING improved. This is all before we even talk about the number of DAYS it took to upload the data. I did request a refund of the money spent on the lifetime subscription and that simply fell on deaf ears. No question but what it is easy to use, it simply does not work as it should.

Response from pCloud


Steven, clearly you didn't have a good experience with us. I'm sorry for this and would like to apologize.

I've checked your support ticket and the main issue is trying to sync hundreds of files (cache files!) which have been changed every minute. I doubt any sync program can handle this, but anyway, we've refunded in full your payment, you've made 6 months ago.

Take care,
Andrew

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

A great alternative to other popular cloud storage solutions

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Pricing. pCloud offers fair pricing and is feature-rich to replace other cloud storage.

Cons
I don't like that there is no option to turn off update messages. Every other week I get a new notification that the software has been updated. Also, the ads to upgrade your plan or whatever promotion they are running can be slightly annoying.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Miguel Martinez

Most affordable option

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-11-25
Review Source: Capterra

It's a great system with great features. Very hard to beat for the price and it's very user friendly.

Pros
No other company can beat their pricing whatsoever. If you get it at the right time you can save from 65% - 75% off the market price for a lifetime or 99 year storage space. Not only is it the most affordable but it has incredible features even the big companies don't offer. I love how their data transfers are not limited like other companies and they have their own media player system which is very fast. Think about it it, for the space you get and a one time fee you pay or lower monthly fee after 2/3 years you are starting to save hundreds, possibly even thousands.

Cons
Usually the saying goes "you get what you pay for" and while that is true most of the time, with Pcloud there is really not much to complain about. Again, they offer some incredible features even the big companies charge extra for. You will need to do more research on what you need a cloud based system for. It works for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Daniel Vlad

a good cloud alternative

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love that I have 500GB space available on my account which is so much easier to store files in the cloud. And it is cheaper than other bigger players.

Cons
i had an issue where the local drive would disconnect every other day ... it seems that they have fixed it now which is great.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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mohit jain

Great storage option with a one time pricing

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-05
Review Source: Capterra

It is our go to solution for protecting sensitive documents in the organization

Pros
the pricing is one time and a monthly fee is not required. the file vault is a nice addition

Cons
Hard to manage offline sync and is not as straightforward as some of the other solutions

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Lifetime cloud storage at a reasonable cost? Yes please

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

No real issues. If you need a cloud service that offers large file transfers at a great price, this is the way to go.

Pros
Best factor is the price for the service itself. It lasts for life, and you get a great amount of storage on an upfront fee. For additional fees, comes with even more. Fast uploads, and well designed.

Cons
Only real complaint is that the features tend to lack in areas. Built-in compression tools, organization features, etc can be improved.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Linos S.

Best value for money, best for security

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
pCloud uses AES TLS/SSL 256 bit encryption in its standard plans, which by the way, are a bargain if you get the lifetime offers. Furthermore, they offer a lifetime plan for pCloud Crypto, which is an option to encrypt files saved on their servers. This means even someone with physical access cannot see your files.

Cons
Lifetime plans offer no upgrade feature. 2TB seems enough now, but it probably won't be in a few decades. Practically, their lifetime plans won't last a lifetime (or 99 years) but you will have to buy a larger plan every 20-30 years or so. I hope in the future, old customers will get new bargains.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Cosmin Stanca

pCloud is a great cloud platform with added security

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I have switched from Dropbox to pCloud because of the price and I don't regret. The functionalities are similar and here are the pros: - More space for less money - Better download/upload speeds - Better video playback - Better file sharing

Cons
- No embedded text editor - No refresh option (except the browser) - The support is not great - The web interface could be better

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tacho Tachev

It's ok for a free plan

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

I use pcloud mainly to store personal files, photos and documents. the interface is not so convenient and when sharing files there are very long links.

Pros
I have been using the free account for several years. I was impressed with the challenge of hacking the crypto folder some time ago. But I'm definitely not (and I wasn't then) willing to pay a subscription fee for storing information. I really like the new idea of ​​buying a place in the cloud.

Cons
I have been using the service as part of a mobile service package for many years. Everything is top notch, but the prices are staggering for a year. I would be happy to upgrade, but BGN 100 per year or BGN 300 for life for 500 GB ... it's kind of a lot. Backup is a top service and I mainly use it! Boldly forward and only up, and prices down

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Edo Modun

pCloud - one cloud sollution that have something extra

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

1st rule of backup - to have a 3 copy on diferent medias and in different palces. Until recent that wasn't a problem (DVD, USB sticks, portable HDs) but today we are bombarded with digital products, medias and contents. For example, new AAA games have usually more than 20 Gb. Smartphone camera can shoot a photo of 2+ Mb or 1080p video without any problem, and next generations of smartphones push this boundaries more forward. Digital creators give freely most of their work and every year quantities/quality is also moving forward. Internet speed is also moving forward making more material downloadable and so on. Question is: where You can make a backup of so much data? Cheap DVDs - too small but sometimes usefull, BlueRay Disc - slightly too expensive, USB - sometimes they stop working, portable HDs - perfect but expensive, have tendencies to multiply. Other problem is where to store them? People usually store them all in same drawer or closet. And that is also a problem. So what backup mix can be used? I personaly prefer DVD - cloud - cloud. Looking for some cloud with so needed space I arrived to pCloud. There are different subsription plans: - free with 20 Gb (that is nice start) but sometimes there are promotions so You can start with 50 Gb (nicer), - premium with 500 Gb (we are geting serious) - premium plus with 2 Tb (that is very serious). I would sugest to take full year plan as it's ussually 20 % cheaper than monthly. In business version there are some interesting features. Most interesting to me are: - posibility to create diferent teams in same company but with different permisions so that data are not muliplies with several foldres for several users. - multilayered date-related backup so it's possible to rool back a file version from some time ago that was overwriten or lost, - activity log for all files, - team instant messaging. Work with pCloud, until now, was perfect, no flaws and I can suggest this cloud service to other possible users.

Pros
Simple to use, storage capacity, multilayered backup, team permisions...

Cons
As citizen of EU I would like that my data is stored outside US. More customization would be nice. Cloud encription is extra charged???For a server on US soil?

Response from pCloud


Hi Edo,
Thank you for your comments and the recommendations. We're happy that you would recommend us to others.
Can you please share as well how can we increase the Value of our product for you? What functionalities would you like to see developed?
Thank you in advance

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Doug Symes

great interface but not near as cheap as the personal version

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2019-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The interface for pCloud Business is well done.

Cons
Cost for pCloud Business is more than personal.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Don Suave'

A better file sync/sharing alternative for creative folks

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Love the media player that allows you to play your music and video files right from within the app. When you share files it lets the recipient play the files without downloading which is great for musicians. Love that the app backs up your mobile devices media files too. The price point is very fair for the amount of storage you get and they have a lifetime option as well.

Cons
I do wish the media player saved your spot when you close and open the file. It starts from the beginning whenever you close and reopen the file.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ahmed Omar

Great for Cold Storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-05
Review Source: Capterra

I recommend this software for anyone have loads of cold data, that could consume much HDD storage.

Pros
I am an old user of Cloud services. I found this service is the best comparing to GDrive and Dropbox. The price for a lifetime storage of 2TB is really good. The best I like about it is that it will never take a storage from my HDD, so it works as an additional storage drive. I prefer this option as I usually store files for a very long time with no use.

Cons
Mobile app is not perfect, its functionality is much below the PC software. I face difficulties to adapt it with my Android.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Maria Bessa

Get your files online and manage them everywhere

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
- Manage your personal and work files stored on-line

Cons
- It presents ​limited free storage and it is expensive​ to upgrade it

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

BEST CLOUD STORAGE FOR A LIFETIME PURCHASABLE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

It shall be one of your routine needed there.... Get it and enjoy the best out of it±±±

Pros
Quick and easy, stable and great GUI. Can save so many files type lot better than many cloud.

Cons
Sometime it may slow in accessing the preview file when you have a larger file there. Package upgrade may not affordable example of 4TB LT could be about $700 but the bandwidth is the same as 2TB LT package.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stephen Shepard

Robust and Affordable Alternative to Dropbox

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with pCloud has been extremely positive! It has saved my business a lot of money while offering a superior cloud-storage solution.

Pros
pCloud is an easy-to-use, very affordable, and secure way to store my files in the cloud without having to pay through the nose like with some other services, such as Dropbox.

Cons
pCloud is a great service, but its customer support could use some improvement.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Zack Rick

pCloud is one of the best software for save our files and documents.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

This is the best software for storing the data and documents and it also provide the best storage software of all types of important files and documents. I personally use this software because all of its features are so great and easy to use. So, everyone get benefit from this efficient software. I would really pleased when I use this software in my daily life. This software also enhanced our knowledge and polish our abilities in a more efficient way. This software is also not so expensive, you can easily install this software at anywhere. I can always store and save the data and the important documents in this intuitive software.

Pros
The best thing about this software is that pCloud is an excellent source of the saving documents in a cloud and this software is not totally depend upon the internet connection. The best thing about this software is that it is very easy too use and we can also save all of our files and documents in a more efficient way. The another best thing about this software is that it is so easy to share with others and the best part of this software is that it is totally free of cost. It is very user friendly software for everyone. The data who are saved in this efficient software are save and protected from any attack of virus. It easily save and share the information and documents with our friends and colleagues. It is very easy to use and sharing through the pCloud software is too great and simple. We can also see all of our share important information and files immediately at everywhere.

Cons
The main problem in this software is that the sign up can be a little long but otherwise it is best software because we can easily to share with others at anytime and at anywhere. The most important difficulty that we faced while using this software is that when we share our content files with other users, especially when using the method of sharing through the emails then sometimes it create a little bit problem for us about the sharing. But to conclude that it is too much easiest software and best for storing data and files.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great DropBox Replacement

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

Using this for smaller working files, not for storage.

Pros
Love that they have lifetime deals (at least for the personal use cloud) VERY EASY to sync files - Dropbox has always given me issues, especially on slightly older computer. PCloud is seamless and straighforward. Hasn't dropped a single file yet Sharing is also very easy I feel my files are secure with PCloud and their privacy protocols in place

Cons
Size limit doesn't work for us - they can only give us 20tb, and that gets expensive - using the Dropbox unlimited because we need 50tb+

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

P Cloud makes life much easier and worth living again!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: GetApp

After evaluating this product against Dropbox for business and google cloud this came out the easy winner! Ease of use, cost, data limitations,user numbers and more made this a no brainer after our 3rd ransomware experience.

Pros
Cloud based storage for our Management teams. Documents and files can be shared by administration with selected personnel Easy to implement Easy to manage Turns your desktop into a P drive for storing all data Useful IOS and Android app which synchronizes all devices with account. Great pre sales demonstration

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Camille Ang

pCloud is solid, a great Dropbox and alike alternative.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The biggest feature is to have a virtual drive in your PC without taking your local drive storage. You can upload directly into the cloud if you have a direct link. I just paste the links of huge zip files and they are uploaded in minutes. I can unzip them online see which file of it is needed and download only that specific file. Saves me data and time from downloading the huge files.

Cons
pCloud is a bit expensive, but out of all the cloud storage deals I think pCloud wins out. Pcloud hands down the best and only one to challenge dropbox in the coming days.

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Anonymous

Easy to love tool, and good for team collaboration

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-02-15
Review Source: Capterra

I use a lot as I switch often my computer and I like to have documents ordered to share with the team.

Pros
It has a lot of storage space available for the cost. Also it has good usability and many features to read the document, listen the audios, share links to download. It has everything that I need for working with shared documents, even videos and high resolutions pictures. So that everyone in the team can find easily the documents.

Cons
It is a field with the competition of google drive, that it is also a great alternative, even when not so cost effective at this stage, but with more easy integrations. Anycase, for me it is completely fine how it is.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Mitch Morris

best in the Cloud

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

we used to use copy.com by Baricudda until they stopped developing it and our remote workflow became dependant on being able to upload files and send download links. When we tried to find an affordable solution with the same functionality pCloud was the only real option. The more we have used it the more it has proven itself to be the clear leader in cloud storage. The amount of functionality and the rock-solid performance with a lifetime subscription has made me stop even looking at what else is available. They also offer encryption.

Pros
The most important bit for me using pCloud is the ability to email direct download links to files or folders of files. The next favorite feature for me is the ease of navigating the pCloud web app. I can be anywhere and as long as I have my phone with me I can easily dig up a file and email a link to clients or printers. Another selling point for me is being able to drag and drop from my desktop to the web portal directory for uploads. Everything with pCloud has worked as intended from day one. We use it every day and it is an integral part of our office. I also love the stats. You can see the traffic on your links. You send a link to a file and you know if they downloaded the file. Great. Also, they have recently added the ability to brand your download links with your logo - fantastic.

Cons
My main "con" with pCloud would take a lot to fix. I would love it if you could drag and drop to move files within the directories in the web portal but that would be a huge undertaking and is not worth the effort. For a long while the desktop app crashed anytime we tried to connect (Windows 10) but it was eventually updated and has been working solidly again, though we are more wary of it now and do not rely on it as much.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Streets ahead of anything else I've tried...

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Customer support is excellent. It was good as a personal user. I get my own account manager as a business user. And they know what they are talking about, and offer useful advice, and make good on the very few times (only once, in fact, overnight) that the service has been down. I've received appalling customer service over the years from many other companies, not just file shares, and this alone has been a huge plus. There are also many clients available, and for the most part they work flawlessly. Integration is smooth, and the use (hooks into file managers etc.) are easy to install, and intuitive even for home use. Crypto is amazing, and puts the lock and key on the Swiss-based secure location of my data, which is covered by Swiss privacy laws anyway. This also is a huge plus, as we have years of acquired IP it would be a disaster to lose, or compromise the security of existing clients' data. Overall, this is a slick and secure and hassle-free solution. I have a few tiny quibbles (I'll detail in the Cons) but they are minor and I feel guilty for dropping any stars at all...

Cons
The Linux client support had gone from being outstanding to more than a little spotty. There were three flavours: Electron, CLI (for headless servers or remote SSH login) and a .deb. The .deb worked flawlessly with elementary Loki, but then suddenly disappeared. The Electron version was pretty woeful, but may or may not be sorted out now. Lack of Linux support infuriates me. I can't do my job without it. And there have been snippy emails from me to customer support about it on many occasions. I am always treated as a valued customer, though, so I feel slightly churlish about complaining. But there you go, still the best I've ever used (and I've used most of them).

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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