Galaxy S III Buyers On AT&T And Verizon Won't Get That 50GB Dropbox Promotion
But unfortunately, it seems that American carriers have a say in whether or not the promotion is granted. In Dropbox's FAQ section related to the Galaxy promotion, there's this snippet about U.S. AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers: "Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible. Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating."
Ouch. The only thing we can think of is that both carriers are afraid of effectively encouraging customers to routinely upload and download to the cloud. Both carriers are currently looking at ways to enforce stricter tiers and get more people to start using less data, and advertising the option to have 50GB in the could doesn't really go along with that message. Imagine how fast uneducated customers would hit their monthly tier limit if they thought that this 50GB promotion entitled them to unlimited cloud usage.
Either way, it's a huge bummer for American customers who would be smart enough to not abuse wireless data even with 50GB of Dropbox storage on tap. But sadly, it's hardly a surprise; we're struggling to think of the last time a major U.S. wireless operator did something that was actually consumer-friendly.