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Other Free 50GB Dropbox Promo... sort of...

Discussion in 'General' started by DD_nVidia, 12 Oct 2012.

  1. DD_nVidia

    DD_nVidia Member

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    Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 50GB (48?) of free Dropbox Storage for a year.

    Demo handsets that go into phone shops have this offer on them also...

    ...What's to stop someone from doing this?

    Hop on a demo handset in a store, couple of minutes later you've paired it up, got the storage then unpaired it.

    Not sure of the legality of that, does seem a tad too sly.:eyebrow:
     
  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Essentially you're stealing the license. Why would it not be illegal?
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    acutally the samsung S3 comes with 50GB for 2 years.

    drop box cheesecake
     
  4. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    In all fairness there is nothing to stop anyone doing this. I know several friends who have done this. The only thing i don't know is if the handset only lets one person do it. As if so then 9/10 most demo handsets will have already been done by the staff
     
  5. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Drop box isn't exactly expensive anyway... :/
     
  6. DD_nVidia

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    It might have said "no purchase necessary" - wouldn't that cover you? haha.

    Nah I've honestly no idea, but might be worth a shot. I'm guessing some staff won't have clocked it/don't use/don't have any idea what dropbox is.

    Oh and yeah meant 2 years >_<
     
  7. mpe91

    mpe91 Wait... Wha...?

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    HTC have also started giving out dropbox storage with their models. Models with HTC Sense 4.1 get 25gig for two years. Sense 4.0 gets something also, can't remember how much though.

    I get the feeling it is becoming quite a common thing amongst handset makers tbh.
     
  8. DD_nVidia

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    Yeah HTC is 25GB - I only mentioned Samsung because I think you'd only get to have one promotion on at a time - but I could be wrong!

    Yeah saves them from developing their own massive cloud infrastructure - yet competes with some of the stuff iCloud has with a Google Sync + G Drive + Dropbox combo.
     
  9. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    As nice as Dropbox is, it's just too expensive when compared to similar products. I opted for SkyDrive as my cloud storage service as it gave me 50GB of additional space for £16/year- the closest Dropbox comes is doing 100GB for ~£62. Given that Google Drive is also half the price of Dropbox, it's hard to see any incentive to pick it over either of them.
     
  10. mpe91

    mpe91 Wait... Wha...?

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    It is listed in my dropbox as "HTC Sense 4.0 promotion", so I don't see a reason why someone shouldn't, in theory, be able to activate a Samsung promotion also. And it doesn't say in their terms and conditions about the Samsung offer that it can't be used in conjunction with any other promotions.

    So, buy two several hundred pound phones, and you've got 75gig of free storage for two years... Bargain right? :p
     

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