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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]

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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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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#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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thanks. repped!
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mega.co.nz ....50 gb higher file size limit (2gb)
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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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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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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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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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