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Promoted 02-08-2013 by yuugotserved at 11:25 AM View Original Post
Box.com offers 50GB of Cloud Storage for Free. Offer is valid for new customers/sign ups only. Thanks Requies
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Edited February 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM by Requies
Inspired by this thread and specifically this post, I did some digging to look for the 50 GB offer from Box.com for Dell advantage customers.

It turns out that the link does NOT seem to be specific to a user, so ANYONE can use it. Besides, they seem to WANT to share with your co-workers and friends. Consider yourselves my friends hug

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What's Better Than a Win-Win? A Win-Win-Win. Get 50GB of Box FREE for Life & 50GB for Coworkers or Friends.
50 GB link [box.com]

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50 GB of web storage
250 MB file size limit
10 GB - monthly shared bandwidth limit (calendar) [box.com]
Simple sharing and collaboration
Mobile app access

- I already signed up on the 25GB promo, can I sign up again?
For those who signed up previously with a gmail account, you can use the multiple gmail aliases trick [makeuseof.com], to sign up again for the 50 GB.

So instead of signing up for youremail@gmail.com, sign up with youremail+anystuffyouwant@gmail.com, and it should sign you up to a new account. Posters have reported this works and some use youremail+box@gmail.com for ease of remembering.

- It seems to require a phone number. Do I have to give my real phone number?
Yes, a phone number is required, and no, it does not have to be a real one.

- Can I merge multiple accounts together?
No, this is not possible. From Box.com's FAQ [box.com]:

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We currently do not provide account merge functionality, and email address cannot be associated with more than one Box account
Posters HAVE reported being able to share folders from one account to the other, though. This might run into sharing bandwidth issue, though.
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Last Edited by margelef February 28, 2013 at 05:54 AM
Ladies and Gentleman who are complaining about the upload size, bandwidth limits etc, you might want to remember this is FREE and it's 50GB of cloud storage that you didn't have before.

Furthermore, you can use a program like Winrar or 7zip to manage larger file sizes.



Forget the gmail trick. You'll STILL be logging in with an email other than your own regular log-in. Do the account hop. Or, in this case, the box hop! Heres what I did.

1. I added a disposable email address to my old (25) account.
(click gear icon > account settings > then scroll down to add emails)
2. I made that NEW (disposable) email address the primary account email.
3. I deleted my original (good) email from the account.

4. I made a NEW (50) account using a 3rd email (disposable)
5. I added my original (good) email to the new account.
6. I made the original (good) email the primary.
7. I deleted the 3rd (disposable) email.


You can now log in with your original email. No having to remember +(something)@gmail.com

Edit. I revised this to show EXACTLY what I did. I didn't actually cancel my old account and make a new one as I mentioned before. I assumed that would work the same. Maybe (and perhaps probably) not.


For the above, You can still use the gmail trick to swap primary accounts, so you won't have to keep signing up for new email. Basically you need your primary email, then 2 gmail trick emails ex. Y.ouremail@gmail.com & Yo.uremail@gmail.com

Not sure how to interpret this: Why would they need to use to sync?? Confused(b) License to Box. Customer grants to Box and its contractors an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to access, use, modify, and delete any information, materials, data, files, programs, ideas and opinions provided or made available by Customer ("Customer Content") through the use of Software for the sole purpose of synchronizing the services made available through the Software with the services made available through the Website.

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Thanks, in for 3!! (one for each email address!)
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Gmail trick works.

Eg: your.email@gmail.com is the same as youremail@gmail.com.
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Why not? I signed up. Thanks OP!
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I had a regular account with them not even the 25GB one. I signed up couple about a year ago.

I just clicked on the link and then signed in to my account and it said that we have upgraded your account to 50GB under the Dell promotion.

Not sure if this will work for everyone ...good luck.
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Gmail trick works.

Eg: your.email@gmail.com is the same as youremail@gmail.com.
Not quite right. You have to use your.email@gmail.com for sign-on instead of yourmail@gmail.com
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Quote from agentkhiem View Post :
Gmail trick works.

Eg: your.email@gmail.com is the same as youremail@gmail.com.
What I like to use (but which I'm not sure if it'll work here) is the email trick with the + sign.

So if you send an email to username+whateverjunkyouwant@gmail.com , it goes to username@gmail.com

Unfortunately, not every website accepts "+" as a valid part of an e-mail address, even though it IS in the RFC.
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is there a way we combine or use multiple accounts on Android ?
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#23
If you want the DropBox-esque autoupdate/upload folder just install Box Sync: https://www.box.com/services/brow...or_windows
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Quote from AarBee View Post :
Men are born to be lazy = lazy was me for not signing up for 25GB = lazy lucky me gets 50GB!! Thx OP
I feel like this is my life.
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is there a way we combine or use multiple accounts on Android ?
Unfortunately, I don't think so. At least I haven't found anything like that, when I looked through google.
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You da man! Friend!
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Quote from thashef View Post :
I had a regular account with them not even the 25GB one. I signed up couple about a year ago.

I just clicked on the link and then signed in to my account and it said that we have upgraded your account to 50GB under the Dell promotion.

Not sure if this will work for everyone ...good luck.
It did not worked for me, is any way we can get upgraded to this offer from 25gB offer?
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Quote from thashef View Post :
I had a regular account with them not even the 25GB one. I signed up couple about a year ago.

I just clicked on the link and then signed in to my account and it said that we have upgraded your account to 50GB under the Dell promotion.

Not sure if this will work for everyone ...good luck.
I am not able to find any way of doing this (Accounts tried were created yesterday), this may just be for non-promo accounts?
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What I like to use (but which I'm not sure if it'll work here) is the email trick with the + sign.

So if you send an email to username+whateverjunkyouwant@gmail.com , it goes to username@gmail.com

Unfortunately, not every website accepts "+" as a valid part of an e-mail address, even though it IS in the RFC.
it works in this case, I used myemailaddress+box@gmail.com. Perfect.
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Quote from Requies View Post :
What I like to use (but which I'm not sure if it'll work here) is the email trick with the + sign.

So if you send an email to username+whateverjunkyouwant@gmail.com , it goes to username@gmail.com

Unfortunately, not every website accepts "+" as a valid part of an e-mail address, even though it IS in the RFC.
great stuff, bumped both of my 25gb accounts up to 50gb using this trick! rep'd
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