12-31-2012 07:33 PM
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  1. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    Well this is comforting! FREE 50GB cloud storage via Box.net. Like many, I'd have preferred a larger storage drive on the device itself, but this definitely helps.

    LG Nexus 4 owners get 50GB free Box.net cloud storage | Android Community
    donec, A_S_V, palitsyn and 2 others like this.
    11-20-2012 06:55 PM
  2. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    How long is the 50gb storage valid for though?

    I know Galaxy S3 users got 50gb Dropbox storage, but it was only valid for 2 years, what about this offer for Box users? Similar 2 year time limit?

    EDIT: Found it.

    https://support.box.com/entries/2226...-promotion-faq

    So how long will I get the 50GB? Will my account ever be downgraded to 5GB?

    Once you get your 50GB Box account, youll never be downgraded. The limited part of this promotion is that you only have until December 31, 2012 to get the upgrade; once you have it, the space is yours for the life of the account.

    Sounds good to me!! Bye bye Dropbox!
    11-20-2012 07:11 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    How long is the 50gb storage valid for though?

    I know Galaxy S3 users got 50gb Dropbox storage, but it was only valid for 2 years, what about this offer for Box users? Similar 2 year time limit?
    its valid for ever but I wouldnt use it. I already got 50Gb with my HP touchpad and it was a pain to use.

    first you wont get desktop app. you cannot upload more than 100 mb. if you want to download the files you have to download one at a time from web.
    I uploaded 25 pics to it and when i wanted to download i had to pretty much download one by one which was a pain. so i stopped using it and deleted the account.
    11-20-2012 07:21 PM
  4. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    its valid for ever but I would use it. I already got 50Gb with my HP touchpad and it was a pain to use.

    first you wont get desktop app. you cannot upload more than 100 mb. if you want to download the files you have to download one at a time from web.
    I uploaded 25 pics to it and when i wanted to download i had to pretty much download one by one which was a pain. so i stopped using it and deleted the account.
    Oh what? That sounds like crap. With no desktop app, how do I use it? Just go to the website and upload stuff manually?

    I'll still give it a shot. Maybe it's been improved from when you used it (I hope so anyway). If it's no good, I'll just go back to Dropbox.
    11-20-2012 07:36 PM
  5. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    its valid for ever but I would use it. I already got 50Gb with my HP touchpad and it was a pain to use.

    first you wont get desktop app. you cannot upload more than 100 mb. if you want to download the files you have to download one at a time from web.
    I uploaded 25 pics to it and when i wanted to download i had to pretty much download one by one which was a pain. so i stopped using it and deleted the account.
    I'll give it a try regardless. I feel like most everyone should still sign up for it before the promotion is over. At the very least, you won't use it, but if it's improved over time (as it will be), it may just be useful after all.
    11-20-2012 07:44 PM
  6. still1's Avatar
    Oh what? That sounds like crap. With no desktop app, how do I use it? Just go to the website and upload stuff manually?

    I'll still give it a shot. Maybe it's been improved from when you used it (I hope so anyway). If it's no good, I'll just go back to Dropbox.
    yes, you have to go to website and do everything. and yes, give it a shot and the worst thing that could happen is you would end up not using it.

    I'll give it a try regardless. I feel like most everyone should still sign up for it before the promotion is over. At the very least, you won't use it, but if it's improved over time (as it will be), it may just be useful after all.
    yup dont ignore the offer. give it a shot. but dont expect a desktop app for this since its only available for paid version of the service.
    11-20-2012 08:26 PM
  7. jd914's Avatar
    Cloud storage means nothing because you can't run apps from the cloud.
    Fraser Carter likes this.
    11-20-2012 10:47 PM
  8. celliott96's Avatar
    Awesome! Definitely helps the lack of an SD card slot. I just wish Box would support automatic photo uploading like dropbox does... that's the only thing I really used dropbox for. I use Google Drive for documents etc.
    11-20-2012 11:31 PM
  9. KwietStorm's Avatar
    Cloud storage means nothing because you can't run apps from the cloud.
    -_-
    11-21-2012 12:47 AM
  10. Fairclough's Avatar
    Be happy with it. I will stay with evernote as i only store text docs.
    11-21-2012 03:48 AM
  11. Mugler Infusion's Avatar
    Why is everybody so gullible to the cloud, you are basically sending your private information somewhere you don't really know where, if that will ever be compromised and so can you, never trust your information where you cannot get to it 100% of the time and you aren't with the cloud....it is evil.
    donec likes this.
    11-21-2012 06:04 AM
  12. c_hri_s's Avatar
    Yes ... but on the other hand it's off-site in case of disaster, accessible from anywhere and backed up without you needing to do anything.

    If your data is encrypted - you're perfectly safe. Choose your cloud provider wisely.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh, and box.net do have a desktop app now, so you can manage your files from a PC.
    11-21-2012 07:56 AM
  13. MrSherms's Avatar
    Yes ... but on the other hand it's off-site in case of disaster, accessible from anywhere and backed up without you needing to do anything.

    If your data is encrypted - you're perfectly safe. Choose your cloud provider wisely.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh, and box.net do have a desktop app now, so you can manage your files from a PC.
    +1. Signed up for a new account for 5GB free, downloaded the desktop app, downloaded the android app on my N4 for a total of 50GB free storage (for life), all in about 5 minutes time. Easy peasy.

    Privacy/Security arguments can be made, as well as discretion for what you upload to the cloud, but it sure is nice to have the 50GB free storage option while this promotion lasts.
    Ry likes this.
    11-30-2012 09:02 AM
  14. jflexe99's Avatar
    Got my 50GB for free right after I downloaded and registered. Quite awesome. Never had online storage. So I don't need an external SD card quite as badly now...but would have been nice haha.

    YAH for FREE!!!
    11-30-2012 09:35 AM
  15. donec's Avatar
    Why is everybody so gullible to the cloud, you are basically sending your private information somewhere you don't really know where, if that will ever be compromised and so can you, never trust your information where you cannot get to it 100% of the time and you aren't with the cloud....it is evil.
    For the most part I agree comepletely with you but there are some things that are not security risk, that some people may not mind sharing and these things can be put into the cloud. So to me getting 50GB for such stuff I think is a good deal. But everyone should be aware of what you said that placing your information in the cloud is not safe.

    Here is what I keep thinking...
    If you put encrypted securty important or personal data in the cloud then (as far as you know) you have just placed that data on a malicious hacker's computer and they have all the time in the world to break your encryption and get your data. I understand that the company that host the cloud storage may be very reliable but don't think for one second that one employee of that company may in fact be untrustworthy. Also just because the company is trusted today does not mean you can trust them tomorrow, but they will always have your data.
    12-01-2012 02:49 PM
  16. bilago's Avatar
    Awesome! Definitely helps the lack of an SD card slot. I just wish Box would support automatic photo uploading like dropbox does... that's the only thing I really used dropbox for. I use Google Drive for documents etc.
    Has anyone tried out this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ync.full&hl=en
    Possibly does exactly what you want, sync a folder (ie your pictures)
    celliott96 likes this.
    12-01-2012 03:47 PM
  17. greydarrah's Avatar
    I wish that Google would pony up some free Drive space.
    12-01-2012 04:05 PM
  18. bilago's Avatar
    I wish that Google would pony up some free Drive space.
    Do you mean Google Drive? https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/dr...tml?authuser=0
    12-02-2012 10:55 PM
  19. gone down south's Avatar
    He said" free"

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-02-2012 11:21 PM
  20. bilago's Avatar
    He said" free"

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums

    Free
    5GB
    Get 5 GB for free.

    Get started with 5 GB of free space. Upgrade to 25 GB for less than $2.50 a month, and you can store practically everything for next to nothing.
    5GB is free
    12-02-2012 11:38 PM
  21. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    5GB is free
    Sounds like he wanted more than the minute 5GB; something closer to, say, 50GB.
    12-03-2012 12:27 AM
  22. nexus4backordrsuckz's Avatar
    Anyone else finding that with this you have to restart your phone for downloaded pictures to show up in the gallery?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-03-2012 08:21 AM
  23. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    Fun Fact: I bothered the box.net technical support team about extending this promotion for those that ordered the device already but may receive it after the December 31st deadline for the 50GB. Result? They upgraded me to 50GB right now and I don't even have the N4 yet.

    Props to you, box.net, I'll pass along the courtesy you've extended to me.

    This may help others who want this deal as I did.
    bilago, Encerspay45 and yfan like this.
    12-08-2012 05:28 PM
  24. bilago's Avatar
    Fun Fact: I bothered the box.net technical support team about extending this promotion for those that ordered the device already but may receive it after the December 31st deadline for the 50GB. Result? They upgraded me to 50GB right now and I don't even have the N4 yet.

    Props to you, box.net, I'll pass along the courtesy you've extended to me.

    This may help others who want this deal as I did.
    I just sent them a friendly email, hopefully they grant me the same courtesy!
    12-08-2012 06:58 PM
  25. TheLibertarian's Avatar
    I just sent them a friendly email, hopefully they grant me the same courtesy!
    I went back and forth with the person for a couple days, who told me nonsense information like I needed to have the app installed on my device (obviously), to which I explained my situation and then tech support came back and said they upgraded my account to the 50GB. I was polite yet very persistent.
    12-08-2012 07:26 PM
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