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2 years ago I had an S3 and used its 50gb Dropbox promo to add 48gb to a preexisting account. Can the same account be used to take advantage of the S5 50gb Dropbox promo to add onto or renew the original S3 50gb Dropbox Promo?
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I haven't been able to get any of my new Samsung devices to renew the Dropbox promo, but them again, my original one hasn't expired just yet.

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It didn't work for me either but my S4 promo still has a year and few months left though too.

I did get the promo for the S4 a second time on another account though when I handed it down to someone else to use as an upgraded phone, so that was cool.
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It didn't work for me either but my S4 promo still has a year and few months left though too.

I did get the promo for the S4 a second time on another account though when I handed it down to someone else to use as an upgraded phone, so that was cool.
Are you saying you were able to get the promo twice with the same phone by factory resetting and signing up on 2 different accounts?
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Are you saying you were able to get the promo twice with the same phone by factory resetting and signing up on 2 different accounts?
Yup. I was surprised even though they may never likely come close to using that much space anyways.
 
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Yup. I was surprised even though they may never likely come close to using that much space anyways.
Yeah I created a new account and used a shared folder to migrate my data from my old account into my new account. It was super fast, just move your files from your old account into your shared folder and copy them out on the other end through your new account ^.^
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I claimed the 50GB (48GB bonus) Dropbox promo on my rooted AT&T with T-Mobile's Dropbox OOBE last year. When I got the S5, I tried to do the same with the S5, and discovered that the expiration date did not change/increment. I investigated, and found this:
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The first Dropbox account that signs in to the app on the device will get 48 GB of free space (assuming the other conditions are met). Each account is only able to claim this promotion once.
I recently exchanged my S5 for another through warranty (long story, don't ask), and on the new handset, I just signed in with my wife's account, granting her the extra 48GB for 2 years. Works for me, because we share a lot of files back and forth using DB. I then removed her account from my device, wiped the cache/data for the dropbox app, and then signed back in with mine. She still has the extra 48GB, and I've got my account back on my device.

I'd like to point out a nice bonus to the whole situation. In the above link, read the Terms near the bottom. Specifically the good part:
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When the 2-year promotion period ends, the 48 GB of promotional space added to the user's Dropbox service will be automatically removed. An additional 3 GB of storage space will be added to the account.
I'm okay with a permanent 3GB increase, how about everyone else? I'm currently at 61.63GB, but I'll be at 16.63 when the promotion runs out next year. Coupling that with Google Drive's free 15GB (also has a decent PC app), I currently have enough room (31GB permanent so far) to hold every irreplaceable document/picture/file on my computers in the cloud - synced, and for free.
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Really, there isn't a way to renew the 48GB on the same Dropbox account?? That's not nice at all!
 
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Really, there isn't a way to renew the 48GB on the same Dropbox account?? That's not nice at all!
Who ever told you that was misinformed. I've had the promo since the S3, and recently my dropbox had expired and dropped down to the usual 5gb when I did all the bonus stuff to gain the extra space. I got the S4, Note 2, as well as the Note 3 during the time, and was told that the promo cannot be stacked. When I logged into my dropbox account when I got the S5 2 weeks ago, I got a notification that my dropbox had been upgraded again to 52gb now. So you will have to wait until it expires, then you can use the same account to gain the extra space.


Now I have 56.5GB on my account!

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Who ever told you that was misinformed. I've had the promo since the S3, and recently my dropbox had expired and dropped down to the usual 5gb when I did all the bonus stuff to gain the extra space. I got the S4, Note 2, as well as the Note 3 during the time, and was told that the promo cannot be stacked. When I logged into my dropbox account when I got the S5 2 weeks ago, I got a notification that my dropbox had been upgraded again to 52gb now. So you will have to wait until it expires, then you can use the same account to gain the extra space.


Now I have 56.5GB on my account!
Thank you for the post, nobody told me that, I read it in this thread, above my earlier post. But that's very nice to know that I can really renew the 48gb, that way I can maintain my files on dropbox.

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