Business email, some times is very important.
Starting July 1 2022, Google discontinues their free services for custom domains. The price is now $7.80 CAD/month/user
https://support.google.com/a/answer/2855120 and here is the letter from Google.
We are writing to let you know that your G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting July 1, 2022. To maintain your services and accounts, you need to upgrade to Google Workspace.
We launched our G Suite legacy free edition —the original Google Apps offering for businesses and schools— 16 years ago. In 2012 we discontinued this service, and we will now transition all remaining users to an upgraded Google Workspace paid subscription based on your usage.
What does this mean for my organization?
In 2020, we introduced —Google Workspace— and tailored our offerings to provide more options to fit our customers’ needs. Google Workspace includes all the features you already use, plus several new capabilities including more storage, increased security, 24/7 support, and more.
Upgrading from your G Suite legacy free edition to Google Workspace will only take you a few short steps and is not disruptive to your end-users. To support you in this transition, you will have discount options for 12 months after July 1, 2022.
What do I need to do?
To avoid disruption and maintain your account(s), please upgrade to Google Workspace by May 1, 2022. Begin the upgrade by reviewing the transition help center article, and selecting the option that best suits your organization’s needs. When you’ve identified your preferred subscription:
Go to your Admin console.
Select your new subscription offering.
Enter your billing information.
Once you’re upgraded, you can use your new Google Workspace subscription and functionality at no-cost until at least July 1, 2022.
If you take no action by May 1, 2022, Google will begin upgrading your organization seamlessly to a new Google Workspace subscription. The new subscription will be based on what you currently use with your G Suite legacy free edition.
If you do not enter your billing details before July 1, 2022, your subscription will be suspended.
If your needs have changed and you do not want to upgrade to a Google Workspace subscription, you can export your organization’s data with the takeout feature.
Visit the help center for information on the G Suite legacy free edition to Google Workspace transition.
We’re here to help
If you have questions or need assistance, please Contact Google Workspace support. When you call or submit your support case, reference issue number ********. If you have trouble accessing your administrator account, please refer to instructions to reset your administrator password.
Thanks for choosing Google Workspace.
– The Google Workspace Team
As a business owner, whats your choice?
- upgrade to paid plan, the cost would be $7.80 CAD/month/user. This cost could be huge increase, if you have 10 or more employees.
- Move to Zoho or yandex, Zoho offer free plan for 5 users, but you only could check your email through their websites or APP. Yandex has less limited, it looks Yandex is better option.
- Or you could move to a cheap mail service, such as godaddy, bluehost to cut your cost.
- Build your owner email server, if you have the knowladge.