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!
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Is the S3 not coming to Sprint?
Yea Sprint is getting it. read it n the forums
This is BS!
How the f**** does that work?
First Verizon delay shipping until 7/9.
Now no dropbox.
Anything else ? maybe we have to pay extra to get the charger ?
Actually I got mine on the 6th
Who cares…. 50gb for 2 years then you have to pay for it. Who wants all that storage space just to have it taken away? Unless you were actually planing on paying for it then you’ll have a good reason to be pissed off.
Wow! Why did they do that? To much internet usage?
If you are wondering what the hype is all about with dropbox; you need to try it. If you follow this link you can get started with 2.5 GB’s of usage for free for life.
Not too shabby!
If you didn’t get your free 50GB of space because you are with AT&T or Verizon than you can at least get 2.5GB free by following this link http://db.tt/vCLTG4a
I hate verizon. I think that sums it up.
The only reason that matters is the Business Case. They did it because they are sure that the benefit to the bottom line outweighs the cost of irritated customers. That’s a fancy way of saying that they did it because THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT. And as long as customers lack the backbone to walk away, they’re right. Are you actually prepared to walk away over this stuff? YOU SHOULD BE. And if you are, make sure they know WHY you left. Consumers need to let their wallets do the taking not meaningless things such as “likes” on facebook.