If you, like me, were a subscriber to the paid MobileMe service when Apple switched to their free iCloud service you probably already know what I am about to write about.

Users of the original MobileMe service will have their extra-large iCloud space extended for another year.

Earlier last week I got an email that said the following:

When you moved your MobileMe account to iCloud, we provided you with a complimentary storage upgrade beyond the standard 5GB that comes with an iCloud account to help you with the transition. Originally, this storage upgrade was set to expire on September 30, 2012.

As a thank you to our former MobileMe members, we will continue to provide you with this complimentary storage upgrade at no charge, for an additional year, until September 30, 2013. No action is required on your part. For complete details, please read this article.

Thank you again for using iCloud,

iCloud Team

Am I happy about this? I'm not certain. I do not particularly need the space. I currently have half a gig remaining if I was only on their free service. I'm afraid that I will start using more than the free threshold and be stuck paying for additional storage in the cloud. The future will be less free.

iCloud threshold 20.47 of 25 GB used, just below the free threshold