Samsung Galaxy S III users on Verizon and AT&T won't get Dropbox deal
0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2012, 21:27 posted on
One of the special perks that users may be looking forward to with the Samsung Galaxy S III is the deal which will give you 50GB of space on Dropbox for free for two years. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like all users will be able to get in on this deal...
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1. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I'd love to read the statement with AT&T and Verizon saying they are acting in the best interest of the consumer...
7. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
VZW strikes again. "acts in the best interest of the customer." my a$*
11. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its not like they have a competing service on the network either. Oh wait.. maybe they are about to bring one out? VZDropbox.. lol.
24. NewWireless (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
LOL yes you are right... Verizon Wireless does have a competitjve service. VZW doesn't advertise it, but if you log online into your profile where you can add and delete features, or just call customer care you can add cloud storage. 500MB is free for all customers you have to sign up for it still, but I believe you can get up to 125GB for like $10 or $15 a month. I am not sure if this is the reason why, but just so you know Verizon has had the service for awhile, and customers can sign up, you just don't see Verizon advertising it. Its part of the whole backup assistant expansion and changes they did.
22. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
it is rather pathetic of them isnt it. Just one more example of them holding onto some carrier branded offer that 99 percent of people will never use. Verizon is quite limiting lately.
17. blazee (Posts: 407; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
If it is an another app that is forced onto your phone without an option to remove it, then I wouldn't want it anyway
3. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)
and this is why carrier sucks!!
Thank god i own an international version
4. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
I love how Verizon and AT&T are basically compared to China, Cuba, North Korea (Communist), Iran, Sudan, Syria (Closed/Violent Countries). Nice comparison. No sarcasm. AT&T and Verizon are being as closed as these countries.
5. nerdydesi (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Oh lord, these damn American carriers have way too much power and influence. They SHOULD only be acting as dumb pipes and leave the damn phones alone!
6. italiapride503 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
dislike :-/ oh well what can you do...i guess that means im going to Sprint :-)
8. 14545 (Posts: 1468; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Honestly, if their services wasn't so crappy, then I would be right there with you. I know 5 people that have left for lack of service. So I, honestly, can't see the grass being greener. I just wish we could bring any CDMA or GSM device we want to those carriers(respective of their available technology, of course.) and have full functionality. Unfourtunately that won't ever happen.
15. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Don't ever go to Sprint. Tmo has better services. The only reason that Sprint has unlimited data is because their wireless services are so slow. I'm now stuck into a contract for two years with them, and after about 6 months, I'm tired of them. Just trust me on this. Don't go to Sprint, it's not worth it. They're not THAT bad, but between their speeds and Verizon's speeds, Verizon is so much better.
27. lsutigers (Posts: 820; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
No way TMO is better than Sprint, nice try though. I have had all 4 carriers and as far as coverage / voice & data quality it is in this order: Verizon, Sprint, ATT, Tmobile. That is of course not taking into account Sprint's current issues with speeds and Network Vision upgrades as prior to iPhone, their network was rock solid. Sprint's current issues vary by market, depending on where the network is over capacity or being upgraded. Yesterday, I was in a non-upgraded market pulling 2.3 mbps on 3G. Carrier quality varies by market so this is my experience as I travel throughout the country for work. Sprint is over capacity in some markets and they are aware of this and is working on it. They are upgrading their entire network, LTE, 3G and HD Voice so that is kind of a moot point for someone signing a 2 year contract who will experience the upgraded network.
29. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
What the hell are you smoking?!! Sprint is better than AT&T???? LMFAO!!! On what planet? And Tmobile IS better than Sprint... NOW. They didn't used to be, but Tmo picked their game up alot. But for you to list Sprint as the #2 carrier just takes away any credibility you had. Sprint is terrible. The proper order would be Verizon, AT&T, Tmobile, Sprint.
9. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
And so there you have it. Another reason why a carrier like Screwizon is NOT the most reliable network. Actually, wait a minute, they are. They are America's most reliable network that will screw over the customer. I still don't understand why they are #1. That's absolute bulls**t. The reality of it is this: Verizon SUCKS! They don't care about anyone but themselves. I had Screwizon for over a decade and that's a decade of my life, I can't get back. But there's something on these comment and forum sites that make us even more sick:
What makes it even worse is that there are these jackasses out there on these forums that think Verizon is the greatest thing that's ever been invented in life and they are repeat offenders who constantly kiss ass to each other and more importantly to Verizon like they have a love affair with the CEO or something. And I'm sick of these ass holes who act like little bitches to this company who think they know it all. Like this one punk on here who thinks he knows everything who probably wishes he can get a minimum wage job cleaning the windows at the Verizon store just to be next to the phones all day cause he doesn't have a life. You act real tough behind a computer talking all that s**t, but you don't have the ballsack to be a man.
So for all you anti-VZW folks on here, FIGHT THE POWER! WE GOT TO FIGHT THE POWERS THAT BE!
14. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Gee, whatever made you think that?
19. kaintae (Posts: 72; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Fight the power huh? What company are you with now?
31. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
T-Mobile International phone from Korea.
23. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
verizon for ten years, huh? i bet they held that gun at your head for the whole time too. lol you are a funny man. you shouldnt complain about ten years lost when it was your choice to stick with them.
also youre sitting behind a computer talking crap...
32. Wildmanfan (Posts: 238; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)
Well we can change that now can't we homie? Don't be scared homie.
12. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
AT&T and Verizon keep Samsung as a low profit phones in favor of iPhone to make more profit. Customers choices buy your own memory card and save on data plan used on Dropbox.
13. Windsponge (Posts: 92; Member since: 01 Nov 2009)
The only way to change them is to just stop with cell phone service. As long as we keep allowing it to go on it will not stop. If 20 percent of their customers just dropped them they would change and would do it so fast our heads would spin. Its our fault we let it happen.
16. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I use GDrive anyway, lol. Wouldn't want to have to deal with two cloud services at the same time. :P
21. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
and minus, gdrive....too many clouds in the sky
25. NewWireless (Posts: 27; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I have Drop Box, and I use SkyDrive and a few others. Not sure how many people use that musch space, but I am sure there are some people that need that much. But a micro card is cheap nowadays, but I understand what people are upset about. Its a business, and business are in business to make money. In the good ole Days Verizon was about the customer, but now because of the cost of data, consumers are no longer a priority, I believe Verizon only cares about business customers, and wholesale customers. Verizon does have the best network, customers don't understand that VZW and other carriers lease there network out to government and businesses. Redbox come to mind? Hell, VZW will start to sell a Camera with a built in LTE chip that connects to the network to allow news televison to shoot live feeds and upload them instantly to a blog or internet without having to take it back to a news van. There are other options available. LTE, most people don't recognize the speed difference when surfing there phone to find info. Serious users do. I have 4G service, and when I do use it for internet on my phone, to be honest, I don't notice that big of a difference when I need to look up movie times or a place to eat right quick. Unless you are constantly moving data, and need to save tons of data, dropbox missing is not that big of deal.
26. aikonix (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
why does no one realize that AT&T and Verizon have tier'd packages for their data? If people were to constantly upload/download from the "cloud" their data packages would be screwed! yeah it sucks that they dont atleast offer it to their customers who have atleast an umlimited grandfathered in package or something but its really not all that bad. and to the people who say sprint sucks, yeah they do, but they are upgrading through-out 2012 and 2013 to faster 3g and LTE service, so services will get better soon