AT&T, Verizon Opt Out of 50GB Dropbox Promotion for Samsung Galaxy S III

Paul Lilly

Remember when Samsung and Dropbox announced some time back that Galaxy S III smartphone owners would enjoy an extra 48GB of online storage courtesy of Dropbox, which amounted to 50GB after factoring in the 2GB of free storage everyone gets? Well, if that's a selling point for you, be careful selecting a wireless carrier, because not all are willing to participate.

"Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible. Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating," Dropbox now states on its promo page.

Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular are all planning to offer the Galaxy S III in the next few weeks, and so far there's nothing stating that each and every one of them won't participate. On the bright side, even if all U.S. carriers pull the plug, it's not the end of the world, as the additional storage space wouldn't last forever anyway.

"When the 2-year promotion period ends, the user's Dropbox service will automatically downgrade to the current amount of free storage space offered to all users with free accounts plus an additional 3 GB of storage space, unless the user signs up for a Dropbox Pro or Teams subscription," Dropbox says.

Still, this is a crummy thing for AT&T and Verizon to do, and one would hope it's not being done out of spite towards Samsung for disallowing carrier-customized versions of the Galaxy S III.

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