Originally Posted by turtle
It would, but given the number of people who hoard mail and the attachments in mail I don't blame them for making it part of it. Not being able to backup my iPhone though, that sucks. For me it means I just back them up locally to an iTunes install.
The free level is just inadequate for even casual users. You should be able to backup your iPhone to iCloud for free. Period.
If you own multiple iOS devices and have them registered to the same Apple ID your iCloud free storage should increase proportionately.