way to go dropbox.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by steve knight, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

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    Just got this email
    Hi Steve,

    Let’s be real -- you’ve got a ton of cred for being one of the earliest Dropbox users on the block. For sticking with us for all this time, we’d like to give you your 20 GB subscription for free! And since you also helped kick the tires on Packrat, you'll get that, too.

    No fine print, no catches. You’ll no longer receive a bill for your current Dropbox account. It’s yours for good!

    Keep it real,
    - The Dropbox Team
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  3. AppleDApp, Jul 11, 2012
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    AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Sweet! Why are they doing this? Is this only for you or all early adopters? I wouldn't mind more free storage.
     
  4. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    They probably lost a lot of customers when Google Drive was released.... I know I forgot my dropbox and box.net username and password a week after I installed google drive.
     
  5. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I think it's because they reorganized there plans.

    You start off with 2gb +500mb per refferal.
    Pro plans offer 100,200,500gb starting at 9.99$ a month.
    Team plans start at 1tb

    Dropbox probably just waved the fee for everyone who is using less then 100gb.

    That's my guess.
     
  6. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hard to tell. One reason I use dropbox is the pack rat feature. to be able to go back any time and get a older version has saved my behind many times. Some of my files get saved over and over with small changes.
    I did notice they got rid of the 20 gig package. the only thing is I only gained 2 gigs ad I had 18 gigs already. but I only use 15 or so most of the time.
     
  7. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    So because your were paying for the packrat software you got the upgrade? You weren't previously paying for storage?
     
  8. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was paying for the 10 gig and the packrat feature. the packrat feature was 35.00 I think I paid about 85 a year.
     
  9. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Sweet Deal I'll be waiting on my email as well.
     
  10. mscriv macrumors 601

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    That is pretty sweet. I wasn't an early adopter and only have a free account that I've built up some with referrals to others. I do enjoy using Drop Box though and find it very helpful.
     
  11. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    That is way cool...... good for you and Dropbox!
     
  12. Fank macrumors member

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    dropbox now free

    Also received email from Dropbox today that my 14 gig account is now free, for being an early user.


    Thanks Dropbox!
     
  13. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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    Dropbox are feeling the heat big time it seems...
     
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    It's great, but their pricing tiers are still too large!

    I'd happily pay Dropbox something for 10 GB, even if Google is offering 5 GB for free.


    Google can offer more space, but they also make their money by finding out info about you, so I can't trust them with work-related documents, even if I don't keep private documents on DB.

    My impression is that DB makes their money from subscriptions, while Google does so by getting your info and targeted ads. Even if Google isn't scanning your files, I'd rather not take the chance!
     
  16. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Got bumped on space for my account, now sitting at 116 GB. Wish they offered a 25GB or 50GB plan. I don't see a way I'd ever come close to using all of this space, which I guess is what they are hoping.
     
  17. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Still hoping for a storage boost not that I really need more cloud storage.
     
  18. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I finally resorted to itunes match to backup music it is far cheaper then any other service for large amounts of files.
     
  19. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    They doubled my space :) 117GB now!

    They also gave all the pro users a 3 month 100gb trial I can send to someone. If anyone is interested, send me a PM.
     
  20. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Google Music if free & takes up to 20,000 songs. You do have to upload them, but is free and can be stream from ANY device.




    Also, I think DB should let you pay $1 per 10GB a month
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