Despite the fact that Samsung had announced that Galaxy S III users would be getting a 50GB Dropbox account for free for two years, it looks like that offer is actually dependent on carrier approval. Simply put, those picking up a Galaxy S III with Verizon Wireless or AT&T will not have that available. The details have since been confirmed on the Dropbox support pages where they break it down as follows;
“Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible. Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating.”
Otherwise, nothing coming from either of those carriers as to why. Of course, while the 50GB offer is nice, we do have to remind you that is was not a forever offer. In other words, this offer was only valid for two years — at which time you would either have to begin paying or have you account downgraded to the “current amount of free storage space offered to all users with free accounts plus an additional 3 GB of storage space.” And sure, as someone that is getting a Galaxy S III with Verizon, I am a bit disappointed — but at the same time, at least this way I will not have two years to get used to and comfortable using such a large Dropbox.