WHAT!?!?!?!?! This new information is enough to get our blood boiling. Samsung jumped through oodles of hopes to make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S III
took the world by storm. Getting a device to launch globally is a big enough feat, getting all the carriers to sell the device so the same price is another amazing accomplishment, but to have a few carriers turn around and slap them in the face is just unacceptable in our book. Before we go nutz and tear into AT&T and Verizon
, lets explain what we just found out.
One of the perks of the Samsung Galaxy S III was a deal they ironed out with Dropbox. The deal offered the purchasers of the S III a total of 50GB of free storage space. Which is an additional 48GB of storage compared to the 2GB you are offered by default. While it isn’t a HUGE selling point, it is definitely a perk to the device for many. Dropbox has let the world know that AT&T and Verizon customers will not be eligible for this additional space. Seriously?? Ya, according to a help section on Dropbox.com, those to carriers have opted out of the promotion set up by Samsung.
The next question we want to know the answer to is why. Was it out of fear of huge amounts of data being consumed by the users, or maybe they are planning to drop their own cloud storage services shortly. If the latter is the case you can expect it to be a minimal amount with less features and probably cost you an arm and a leg. We aren’t sure what the reasoning is, but I know many users aren’t going to be happy about this.
Source: Dropbox via Androidpolice
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