Sunday, June 10, 2012

U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III Owners Lose 50GB Dropbox Promo

See these fifty gigabytes of free cloud storage? Not yours. At least, they won't be yours if you live in the United States. That's the latest, unfortunate update to Samsung's Galaxy S III promotion that the company announced last month. Since carriers have a say on whether or not phones are eligible for Samsung and Dropbox's little deal, both AT&T and Verizon have opted out of the fun bonus. Dropbox has since updated its official Support page to reflect that, "AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating." On the plus side, however, it's not as if there are a ton of Samsung Galaxy S III owners running around with 50 gigabytes of lifetime cloud storage. The promotion, after all, is just that – a time-limited experience that grants users 48 additional free gigabytes of Dropbox storage on top of the free storage already offered to new Dropbox accounts. After one year, the 48 gigabytes goes away unless one signs up for Dropbox's Pro or Teams service – starting at $9.99 a month for the former and, "it varies" for the latter. Those signing up via Samsung's promotion get to keep a bonus three gigabytes of storage for an additional year but that, too, eventually departs without a paid subscription. In other words, don't sweat it too much that you're missing out on some amazing experience just because you happen to use a Samsung Galaxy S III on either Verizon or AT&T. It's not as if cloud storage deals don't come around all the time, after all. While fifty gigabytes is certainly one of the larger ones, its usefulness is limited by the fact that it eventually goes away. As for why AT&T and Verizon decided not to play Dropbox ball, that's anyone's guess – neither carrier has gone on record to discuss why the promotion doesn't apply to Galaxy S III Phones using either carrier's network. According to HotHardware's Ray Willington, it stands to reason that neither carrier is all too keen on promoting massive amounts of data use on their networks. Offering customers 50 gigabytes of free cloud storage seems to be a bit contrary to carriers' desires to limit and tier mobile data use. wholesale accessories,ipad accessories,ipod accessories,iphone accessories

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