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All Canadian carriers offering Samsung Galaxy S III will accept Dropbox offer

All Canadian carriers offering Samsung Galaxy S III will accept Dropbox offer
Images from Dropbox
Images from Dropbox

Images from Dropbox

It wouldn't be surprising if customers of AT&T and Verizon who are purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S III, are a wee bit miffed. The two carriers have rejected the offer that third-party storage company Dropbox has given to those carriers offering the red hot smartphone. The deal allows those purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S III to get a total of 50GB of free storage from Dropbox for two years. Considering that anyone can get 2GB for free, that is 48gigs of additional space for 2 years. All that Dropbox asked for in return was for each carrier to have Dropbox pre-loaded on the phone. And as we said, the nation's top two carriers have declined the offer. In Korea, SK Telecom has also backed off the deal as has NTT DoCoMo in Japan.

While the Dropbox offer hasn't been universally accepted in the States, it has been agreed to by all the Canadian mobile operators offering the Samsung Galaxy S III. The free 50GB of storage for 2 years is not something to dismiss lightly considering it has a value of $99, which certainly makes it interesting that Verizon and AT&T didn't agree to it. Are the carriers planning on offering a Dropbox-like service themselves, or are they just paranoid about having it pre-installed on the phone? And whatever their objection to Dropbox is, some other carriers overseas seem to agree.

With more Canadian carriers offering the handset than in the U.S., the mobile landscape up north for the Samsung Galaxy S III is more competitive than in the States. This means that if any of the carriers up in Canada were to turn down the Dropbox offer, it could have meant the loss of quite a few pre-orders for the phone.With this in mind, it is a lot easier for those carriers up north to all fall into place together.
"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."-Samsung statement
source: Dropbox via MobileSyrup

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posted on 16 Jun 2012, 20:41 2

1. droid4all (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

@ Verizon. So you wanna load all the crap we don't want on our phones nor use (Blockbuster, Amazon Mp3, VCast Video, VZNavigator, along with all the other BS crap.

But you won't put something on the phones that we will actually use. Yeah that completely makes sense from a marketing perspective (sarcastic).

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:03 3

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

why verizon dont get it that if people want an app they will download it themselves ?
Check out the galaxy nexus ! There's a bloat in it

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 21:02

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Malaysian will get maxis locker instead .
Carrier cloud storage

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 13:00

4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 866; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

BigRed and AT&T don't find DropBox as a good BLOATWARE as their apps... So they neglected that... Simple, isn't it....

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 14:09

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

You watch - XDA will have a hack in place that will let American SGS3 users get the same dropbox deal...

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 14:11

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Having owned phones from both companies, I can say that Verizon is the worst when it comes to bloatware - luckily a knowledgeable user, such as myself, knows what to do with such bloatware.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 20:48

7. bigdawg23 (Posts: 438; Member since: 25 May 2011)

Bloatware is over blown. Most of the time it is an icon and not already installed. In order to use the app you have to install in from Google Play Store. Who cares if there is icon. As for AT&T and VZW not doing Drop Box, its not that big of a deal. I have other options and could careless. The Supposed Bloat never really has any impact on the operation of the phone on you highr end models like SGS2, Nexus Line, Galaxy Note, and others. It may on lower end phones, but then again normal installed apps impact the operation of it.

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 16:04

8. droid4all (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)

Bloatware isn't over blown, when we're spending $100, $200, and $300 one we shouldn't have to look at crap we're not going to use. When I spent $1600 on my Vaio, I was able to uninstall everything I didn't want on it. Installed or not installed it doesn't matter. It's not wanted,to look at or anything for the matter.

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