Really? 5GB is a lot for free.
Your purchased music, movies, apps, books, and TV shows ó as well as your Photo Stream ó donít count against your free storage. That 5GB goes a long way for your mail, documents, account information, settings, and other app data.
I'm using 18GB with 3 devices (iMac, iPhone & iPad). So that's 3 backups on there, which is the largest part of my storage.
If you can find an online storage place that is as easy to use as iCloud, let me know.
And the upgrade price isn't all that bad: