See these 50GB of free cloud storage? Not yours.
At least, they won't be yours if you live in the United States. That's the latest, unfortunate update to Samsung's Galaxy S3 promotion that the company announced last month. Since network providers have a say on whether or not phones are eligible for Samsung and Dropbox's little deal, American carrier giants AT&T and Verizon have both opted out of the fun bonus. Dropbox has since updated its official Support page to reflect that, saying "AT&T and Verizon are among carriers not currently participating."
Talk about a buzzkill.
On the plus side, however, it's not as if there are a ton of Samsung Galaxy S3 owners running around with 50GB of lifetime cloud storage. The promotion, after all, is just that - a time-limited experience that grants users 48 GBs additional free Dropbox storage on top of the free storage already offered to new Dropbox accounts.
After two years, the 48GB disappear unless one signs up for Dropbox's Pro or Teams service - Those signing up via Samsung's promotion get a few extra gigabytes of storage for an additional year but that, too, eventually departs without a paid subscription.
In other words, U.S. consumers shouldn't sweat it too much just because they happen to be planning to use a Samsung Galaxy S3 on either Verizon or AT&T. It's not as if cloud storage deals don't come around all the time, after all. While 50GB is certainly one of the larger ones, its usefulness is limited by the fact that it eventually goes away.
For more information of the Samsung Galaxy S3, check out ITProPortal's review, compiled by expert mobile phones editor Rob Kerr and stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Samsung's latest flagship smartphone - including updates regarding the device's US launch.