Today I received an e-mail that Google Apps free edition has been discontinued. Yep, you can no longer avail the awesome services that was offered by Google Apps starting today. All sign-ups before December 6, 2012 can still enjoy the free version of the Google Apps, but sign-ups after the 6th of December should avail of the Google Apps Business Edition that costs around $50.00/year or $5.00/month.
You can still sign-up for a free trial of Google Apps for Business, then after the free trial, you’ll need to pay $5.00/month. If you go to google.com/a where you sign-up for a free edition of Google apps, you’ll be redirected to google.com/enterprise/apps/business/ where you will be forced to sign-up for a Business edition, because you don’t have a choice.