Although it isn't a new feature, one of Samsung's software perks with the Galaxy S3 is the inclusion of 48 GB of free space in a Dropbox account, an offer that lasts two years. Unfortunately, according to an official Dropbox support page, some U.S. users won't have the option to take advantage of this free space.


AT&T and Verizon have chosen to opt out of this promotion, though their reasoning is unclear. The page does mention these two carriers by name, and makes no mention of the promotion's availability on Sprint or T-Mobile, so there is still a chance that this offer may reach us stateside.

It's possible AT&T and Verizon don't like the idea of users drinking down mobile data with large Dropbox accounts, but it's also within the realm of reason to speculate that AT&T and Verizon are preparing to offer cloud storage solutions of their own, and want to keep the competition away. Whatever the reason, it's probably going to make a lot of people upset.

via Droid-Life

Source: Dropbox

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-E-Mabry-Jr/1726259049 Jack E Mabry Jr

    Wut you talkin bout Willis?

    This is the type of thing that should be talked about in the main-stream media.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    wow verizon once again is retarded no wallet and now no free 48gb 

  • Jnehama

    What if you buy the unlocked version from a third party?

    • Avohkah Tamer

       If I had to guess, I'd say the promotion is via the carrier choosing to participate in the promo, not via the phone itself.

      • willizen

        Actually I think its the carrier's choice. Buying it unlocked will probably work

  • Avohkah Tamer

    Aw dangit, I was looking forward to that. Oh well, I haven't even come close to filling up my 8.8GB free account I already have, so I should be fine without it.

  • Goukisan

    o no you wont get free stuff!!! boo hoo

    • Kellic

      This isn't a small thing.  I pay for 50GB per month at a total of $99 per year.  That's $200 worth of services that are being flushed because ATT and Verizon have a bug up their ass.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Oh look, a troll.

  • Cayrer

    Xda has a modified dropbox app that tricks dropdox into thinking your on a gs3 and it gives you the 48 gigs.

  • Kellic

    I'd wager a fraking paycheck its because they are scared of users beating the crap out of their network.  Bastards.

    • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

      That's actually exactly what I figured too

  • Shah 1992

    Um...I remember that I recieved my free BOX account by modifying my build.prop file. I changed my prop file from HTC to LG, and I got free 50 gigs there. I wonder if I modified my carrier in that file to a carrier that is eligible. I hope someone finds a way to trick dropbox.

    • Wayne Randall

      dropbox already caught onto the HTC 23GB hack, i think they could see what's coming with the GSIII.  oh btw, dropbox reclaimed the haxored 23GB from those that "stole" it.  dropbox also reclaimed those users legitimately gotten free space too, essentially returning those accounts to 2GB (not all, but many received this penalty).

      go ahead, try and trick dropbox.  you'll wish you didn't.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GU4N7CVDBJXMZOBFO3DMIQZH4 J

        Pretty sure I read that they axed the 23GBs from HTCs because people were getting their extra space before the phone was released...  So if we wait until after people have the phone in their hand for awhile...

  • Jays2Kings

    Could I just take the other GSIII's dropbox apk and use that?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Pretty sure it's not how it works. The apk probably remains the same, but it just looks at the phone's signature to determine whether to give a bump.

      • Guestness

        You are wrong, that's almost exactly how it works. You just need the dropbox apk and some other dropbox file(s, dont remeber if there was more than one other). They are out there for those with root ;)

      • Wayne Randall

        dropbox did say you needed to sign in using the preinstalled dropbox apk on
        your GSIII to get your 48GB, not the market version of dropbox.  they did this because the HTC 23GB offer looked at your build.prop to award the extra space.

      • fixxmyhead

        There's a modded apk on xda that gives U the 48 gigs. I tried it and it works

  • Loren Cogar

    Ha!! Anyone with a rooted phone already has their 50gb so jokes on them!

  • Titus

    I wish the carriers would realise they are just dumb pipes. 

  • bruinbiochem06

    This sucks, but I wasn't aware that the 50 GB of space expired after 2 years, which also sucks. 

  • Guest

    And I got it on my Nexus ;>

  • Txredneck79

    Too bad i already have it. :p

  • Munsoned

    Sorry. I like my dropbox. I don't care what AT&T provides. They are so behind the curve its not funny. Along with dropbox I also use Google Drive and Amazon's cloud services.To much "big brother" B.S. from AT&T. GOTTA KEEP A BRUTHA DOWN!  ;p

    They do tend to throttle my bandwidth at the house when I'm doing a lot of downloading and video streaming like Netflix. Sorry, I don't get much time to watch TV and when I do I catch up on my Netflix with a movie/TV series marathon on the weekends. It pisses me off when I get that bufflering crap. Especially, when you have two laptops, two mobile phones, and a tablet taxing my line.

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  • Malaeum

    I justified the cost of the preorder based on the fact that I pay $100/year for 50 GB anyways, so I basically get the phone for free (effectively). These antics are just awful. The phone has WiFi and I have a data limit.