Samsung Galaxy S III users on Verizon and AT&T won't get Dropbox deal

Samsung Galaxy S III users on Verizon and AT&T won't get Dropbox deal
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. According to the Dropbox support page, Verizon and AT&T users won't be allowed in on the deal. 

The deal actually gives users an additional 48GB of storage on Dropbox, but because you automatically get 2GB free anyway, it adds up to 50GB. But, the support page says that only Samsung Galaxy S III models that have Dropbox pre-loaded are eligible for the deal, and certain carriers have not opted-in to the deal. Only Verizon and AT&T are named outright as carriers that haven't opted-in to the deal. 

However, if you happen to live in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, you also won't be able to get in on the extra storage deals. 

Related phones

Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)
Galaxy S III AT&T
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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32 Comments

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: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

VZW strikes again. "acts in the best interest of the customer." my a$*

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

for realz! 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: Jun 08, 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: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

28. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Who CARES !!!!

2. downbeat4

Posts: 94; Member since: Dec 03, 2010

Ballz!! >:/

17. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 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

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

and this is why carrier sucks!! Thank god i own an international version

4. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 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: 7; Member since: Nov 01, 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: Apr 10, 2012

dislike :-/ oh well what can you do...i guess that means im going to Sprint :-)

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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: Mar 16, 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: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 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: Jun 09, 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: Jul 15, 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!

10. md227a

Posts: 226; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

So I take it you don't like Verizon? ;-P

14. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Gee, whatever made you think that? XD

30. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

LOL! YEAH!

19. kaintae

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Fight the power huh? What company are you with now?

31. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

T-Mobile International phone from Korea.

23. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 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: Jul 15, 2010

Well we can change that now can't we homie? Don't be scared homie.

12. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 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: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 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: Mar 16, 2012

I use GDrive anyway, lol. Wouldn't want to have to deal with two cloud services at the same time. :P

18. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Drop(the ball)box

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, I have box....no big deal

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

and minus, gdrive....too many clouds in the sky

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