Due to several restrictions in Greece that prevent residents from making payments abroad due to the country’s ongoing financial crisis, many Greek customers have been unable to make purchases through online services such as iTunes and PayPal.
The restrictions have also created a problem for some iCloud users in Greece, who have had difficulty renewing their storage plan subscriptions since the end of June.
Apple has now sent an email to iCloud customers in Greece to inform them that their iCloud storage will be extended by an extra 30 days at no additional cost. The company will not attempt to charge iCloud customers in Greece until those 30 days have past, which buys customers in Greece some much needed time while the country sorts out its financial situation.
Here is the email that iCloud customers in Greece have been receiving:
“Dear iCloud customer,
To prevent interruption in your iCloud service during the current fiscal crisis, and to make sure you have access to your content, we’ve extended your iCloud storage plan for an extra 30 days at no additional cost.
We won’t attempt to charge you for your plan until 30 days after your original renewal date. If we are unable to renew your plan, you may need to reduce the amount of iCloud storage you use.
The iCloud Team”
Greek customers can still renew their iCloud storage subscription plan with an iTunes gift card.