June 16, 2012 3:10 pm
Many Americans were stunned and disappointed last week when it was announced that AT&T and Verizon would opt out of the free two-year 50GB Dropbox offer for Galaxy S III owners. While it’s not known what the exact reasons were for the decision, it set off a few alarm bells up here that some Canadian carriers would do the same.
Thankfully we’ve confirmed from Samsung that all Canadian carriers will be carrying the offer — it will activate the first time you open the app on the phone. And though the deal is only for two years, it’s a great incentive to start using the cloud sync service, and it also brings a lot of attention to Samsung for upping HTC by 25GB.
50GB from Dropbox typically costs $99/year, so the deal is a huge value-add to existing users. We’re really happy to see Canadian carriers not tinkering with manufacturer deals. The full statement from Samsung reads:
New GS III users will receive a basic 2GB of free space with Dropbox (It is permanent). When they create their own Dropbox account or link their existing account to Samsung Apps, the user will receive 48GB more space through a promotional offer, for a total of 50GB. This is available for 2yrs.