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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sdahe, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Sdahe

    Sdahe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hello,

    I just got a new S3 but I already had a Dropbox account... Can I still get the 50GB?
     



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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    I think you may get better answers in the S3 forum as this is unique to them. Would you like me to move it over there?
     
  3. Sdahe

    Sdahe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oh yes... sorry!!!
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    All set, no apologies needed, its a large forum. You actually posted in a great place for support, I just thought you would get better answers in here as the 50GB free was an S3 exclusive.:)
     
  5. lion2

    lion2 Newbie

    Yes you still can get the 50GB if you already had a dropbox account. When I got my S3 all I did was log into the dropbox app that was preinstalled. After about 10 minutes I got a notification on my PC's dropbox app saying that my account has been upgraded with an extra 50GB.
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It should just automatically upgrade when you sign in on your SGS3.

    Some US carriers (Verizon and Sprint) did not give this away, but most carriers did. But its down to the carrier whether its provided or not.
     
  7. lion2

    lion2 Newbie

    Sprint did give away the 50GB.
     
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Maybe its Verizon and AT&T then. I don't know they're all the same to me.

    Anyway, my point it, you may or may not get the space depending on whether your carrier did a deal with Dropbox or not.
     
  9. thaKing

    thaKing Android Enthusiast

    ATT and VZW did not participate in this program.
     
  10. Go Blue

    Go Blue Newbie

    My DropBox account was upgraded to 50 GB when I activated my Sprint SG3
     
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  11. Sdahe

    Sdahe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This is the email I got from Dropbox today

    Thank you for contacting us. Your Samsung device is not eligible for the bonus. I'm very sorry for any confusion this has caused.

    Only some Samsung devices come with Dropbox pre-loaded. You would know if you had one of these devices because Dropbox would have already been installed when you first turned it on. Your device may not be eligible due to your carrier. Several carriers have opted-out of the promotion and unfortunately AT&T and Verizon are among those that are not currently participating. As AT&T removed both the Dropbox software and the promotion from your phone, if you like you can call them at 1-800-331-0500.

    Please visit our help center article for more information about our Samsung promotions:
    - https://www.dropbox.com/help/297

    I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
     
  12. BynoUK

    BynoUK Android Enthusiast

    Well that's a bit sneaky of the carriers then. My phone is the unbranded version and came pre-loaded with dropbox so I was eligible.
     
  13. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    I installed kyanROM on my at&t gs3, and received the 50gb dropbox. Wasn't expecting it, and no longer on that ROM, but its definitely nice to have, being a long time user.
     
  14. Sdahe

    Sdahe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I ask myself why would they eliminate that from the phone.
     
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Probably some stooopid corporate reason. They probably have some crappy pay alternative that they want to force down your throat.
     
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Surely the drop box space is subsidised by the carrier, hence it being only 2 years.
     
  17. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    AFAIK it was a two year subscription as a promotion from Samsung.
     
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  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Oh I see. Well US carriers are the worst in the world for charging the earth for nothing so wouldn't surprise me that they want to limit bandwidth use or make people pay them for a service
     

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