Unlike certain carriers in the US that are denying future owners of the Galaxy S3 their Samsung-given right of 50GB of free Dropbox storage, all Canadian folks will get their free 2-year cloud storage upon purchasing the Galaxy S3.
Mobile Syrup has gotten in touch with Samsung directly and received the following confirmation:
“New GS III users will receive a basic 2GB of free space with Dropbox (It is permanent). When they create their own Dropbox account or link their existing account to Samsung Apps, the user will receive 48GB more space through a promotional offer, for a total of 50GB. This is available for 2yrs. “
So yes, the Dropbox offer will stand for all Canadian carriers, whether you are a customer of Bell Mobility, Mobilicity, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel, Telus Mobility, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, or Wind. Since most – if not all — carriers in the country are offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 on a 3-year contract, it would’ve been nicer to see Samsung extending the offer for another year. But two years is better than nothing, as it would give customers a cloud-based backup solution, and a chance to try out Dropbox' new video streaming feature that was just rolled out for Android 4.0 devices.
As for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the super phone is now scheduled to arrive a week later than the original date. Let’s hope that the new date of availability of the Galaxy S3 in Canada, June 27, will not get another push back.