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What is the Verizon Cloud desktop app?

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The Verizon Cloud desktop app is an application that lets users access the Verizon Cloud service and use it to store photos, documents, music and other file types online. With this app, users can also synchronize content between their computers and other mobile devices, which provides access to the same content across different platforms.

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There is no charge for data when using the Verizon Cloud desktop app to synchronize and stream data over Wi-Fi. However, Verizon charges for data usage according to the user's data plan if he doesn’t use a wireless network. The desktop app provides the same level of access as the mobile Verizon Cloud App once a user enters his mobile number and My Verizon password to sign in.

As of 2015, Verizon recommends against using Verizon Cloud to store files with sensitive content and personal health care information, because it didn’t design the service for secure transmissions. Verizon Cloud provides 5 gigabytes of online storage space for free and offers an option to expand the storage capacity up to 250 gigabytes for a monthly fee. Once users activate the Verizon Cloud service, it automatically transfers all files in case they used the Backup Assistant or Backup Assistant Plus services prior to upgrading to Verizon Cloud. Every user with an active Verizon Wireless account is eligible to subscribe to the Verizon Cloud service and download the desktop app.

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