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Free 50GB Box.com Cloud Storage EXPIRED

Requies 854 February 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM in Computers (3)
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Promoted 02-08-2013 at 12:25 PM 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 01:59 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]

Thread FAQ
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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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#46
is there any phone verification? it's asking for a phone number
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#47
glad I didnt signup for 25gb. this may actually be of some use
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#48
I'm not into any type of cloud storage service yet (there seem to be so many). What makes one company better than another. is Box.com a good one to deal with? Do they offer any type of compensation if their system fails or is hacked?
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#49
thanks. repped!
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#50
mega.co.nz ....50 gb higher file size limit (2gb)
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#51
Quote from RUsum1 View Post :
Do they offer any type of compensation if their system fails or is hacked?

Yes, they refund what you paid for their service, which in this case is $0. LMAO
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#52
Thanks! Repped! Gmail trick worked like a charm Cool
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#53
I already got my 50 GB Box account when I bought my HP TouchPad, but thanks anyway. Smilie
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#54
Quote from don813 View Post :
mega.co.nz ....50 gb higher file size limit (2gb)
It's a crap that Dot Kim just created. Uploading soooooo slowwwwwww if you have a chance to try.
Besides, your files will be deleted at any time without any notice.
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#55
it is not a good deal for me. please see my account. I don't want to downgrade. here is my account information.

Account Information
Account type: Personal
Storage (used/total): 3.2GB / 50.0GB 6% used
Bandwidth used: 0B
Max file size: 1 GB
Cancellation: Cancel Subscription.
If you cancel, you will no longer be charged and your account will be downgraded to a free Personal 5GB account (note that some files may be permanently deleted).
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#56
I signed up for the 25GB offer, uploaded about 10 GB and then tried downloading on another computer and at 5GB it told me if I wanted to download anymore I had to sign up for their paid service.

Unless you don't plan on downloading this is a scam to get you to sign up for their paid service.

Beware.
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#57
Quote from pokymon View Post :
Not quite right. You have to use your.email@gmail.com for sign-on instead of yourmail@gmail.com

Of coruse, Box.com recognizes it as the email you register it as, but to you, it all routes to the same inbox.
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#58
Quote from kerndeal View Post :
Still has a 250mb limit per file
I checked after I posted that. 250 MB isn't horrible, but it's a limiting factor for some people. I think at one point in the past it was only 50 MB for a free account and that was a dealbreaker for me. I went ahead and signed up again. Either my usage patterns have changed or they've increased the file size limit for free accounts, my memory is too bad to figure out which.
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#59
I use Skydrive a lot(since I use the onenote on the cloud across all my devises). Does this Box 50GB helps me to use it together with my free 25G skydrive space?
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#60
Wonder if I wait for next week they will bump the offer up to 100GB...
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