Verizon, AT&T deny free 50 GB Dropbox for Galaxy S III buyers

When Samsung first announced plans to release the Galaxy S III smartphone, it also announced that the cloud-based data storage service Dropbox would be included in the Android 4.0 smartphone. It also said that buyers of the Galaxy S III would be able to access 48 GB of free space on their Dropbox account for two years when they bought the Galaxy S III, on top of the normal 2 GB of free space, adding up to a whopping 50 GB of free cloud storage space.

Now it looks like when the Galaxy S III is sold here in the US later this month, at least two of the smartphone's five wireless carriers won't offer all that free Dropbox space. A Dropbox support page on its official website states, "Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible. Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating."

The support page offers no reason why Verizon and AT&T subscribers can't get the free Dropbox support. The Samsung Galaxy S III is also being sold by Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular here in the US. So far, there's no indication that those carriers will join Verizon and AT&T in denying their users access to the 50 GB Dropbox offer.

Source: Dropbox website

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They company, their rules. Just like a fast food ad always says "at participating restaurants" because not all opt in for the offer if independently owned.

Carriers have say in the ROM. The carriers also provide a service if im not mistaken. So giving you a free version, makes you less likely to buy there service.

ShiZZa said,
Carriers have say in the ROM. The carriers also provide a service if im not mistaken. So giving you a free version, makes you less likely to buy there service.

AT&T has no competing service though so I see no reason why they would opt out of the promo.

Sucks, i don't think t-mobile won't participate. When i logged into my t-mobile galaxy tab 10.1 last winter, i was awarded with 50GB free storage for both box.net and dropbox.

The Dropbox app doesn't sync all that data to your phones though does it? I thought the app just gave the 'web' listing.

Dashel said,
The Dropbox app doesn't sync all that data to your phones though does it? I thought the app just gave the 'web' listing.

Of course not. Just a listing nothing is downloaded unless you want it to.

Dashel said,
Wonder what their beef is then.
The space can be used to sync with your desktop app. So by the promotion you would of had a total of 50GB of syncable data with desktops and laptops.

Regardless. Between promotions and referrals I'm up to like 26GB right now.