If one of the many reasons you’ve pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T or Verizon was the free 50GB online storage offer from Dropbox, prepare to be disappointed. According to a moderator on Dropbox’ forum, the two carriers have apparently opted out of the 2-year free cloud storage deal that Samsung announced at the phone's unveiling last month.
There are many possible motives as to why AT&T and Verizon are depriving future owners of Galaxy S3 of their free cloud storage. Perhaps the two are worried about the repercussions of having millions of customers syncing data simultaneously and how it would affect their networks. Perhaps they are planning to release their own cloud storage solutions. Who knows? Whatever the reason, it’s a done deal and customers once again will get the short end of the stick.
On the plus side, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to cloud storage service. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 also packs a lot of internal storage, with the possibility of adding up to 64GB through microSD card for those multimedia files. So, the loss of Dropbox may not necessarily be a deal breaker.
Any AT&T and Verizon customers who would like to share their thoughts on the matter? Chime in below!