Galaxy S III's Wont Get 50GB Free Dropbox StorageBad news for those of you who were swayed towards the Galaxy S III by the large amount of free storage: you probably won't be getting it. Turns out that the two carriers have decided to opt out of the program, for some reason.
The deal is available on the international version of the Galaxy S III, and worked like this: for the life of your contract, you get 48 GB on top of Dropbox's normal 2 GB free storage. After two years, that extra space goes away.
The news that AT&S and Verizon won't be participating in the program came from Dropbox themselves, with the company posting
"Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible. Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating."Likely the reason that Verizon and AT&T chose not to take part came down to money. Doubtless Dropbox wanted to be compensated for its service, and AT&T and Verizon aren't known for their charity. But it could also be because Dropbox is really, really data intensive. The company recently introduced video streaming from your account, for example, and the networks already have enough trouble dealing with the current level of traffic.
Regardless, this was one of the Galaxy S III's main selling points over HTC's One line of phones. Those devices got 23 GB of free storage, so Samsung managed to double what HTC was offering. But HTC's offering is available in the states.
If you want to read what Dropbox wrote, click [https://www.dropbox.com/help/297|here]. There's not much info; the page is just a general information site on the Galaxy S III promotion.