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No more free 100GB OneDrive storage for new Galaxy device owners?

Samsung may stop offering free 100GB of Microsoft OneDrive storage to new customers who buy a Galaxy smartphone or tablet with OneDrive pre-installed, according to one of our sources. July 25 may have been the last day someone buying a Galaxy device for the first time would get the OneDrive offer, although Samsung seems to have sent no official notices on the matter, so the offer may still be in place and may be discontinued at a later date.

Samsung and Microsoft teamed up way back in 2015 to bundle new Galaxy devices with the latter’s suite of productivity apps, including the three main Office apps (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and OneDrive. All flagships and most mid-range devices were included in the partnership, and every user was entitled to free 100GB of extended OneDrive storage for two years. Microsoft reduced the validity of the free 100GB storage to twelve months in April this year, and it seems the offer will cease to exist completely going forward.

If the July 25 discontinuation date is accurate, Microsoft is stopping its OneDrive storage offer right before the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Tab S6 are going to make their official debut. Samsung had also reduced the free storage amount for its Samsung Cloud service earlier this year, so it seems the Korean giant is no longer interested in the cloud side of things as far as storage is concerned, an odd move considering the company has also begun stripping some of its devices off a microSD slot.

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martindale
martindale

And the related apps are no longer burned in? Here’s hoping.

Gunter2
Gunter2

We’ve been using One Drive for business for years with a subscription. Being free for a year isn’t a real advantage particularly if you don’t plan to continue paying. It’s just a pain in the butt moving everything you’ve stored there after the free period is up. For personal cloud storage for me it’s only photos and videos so Google Photos is fine for that.

hoangtd185
hoangtd185

LOL my onedrive reward expired in Nov 22. I’m about to create a new account but look like I can’t. Move back to google drive then.

locarno
locarno

Source ?

PJaya
PJaya

What is your problem, anything need to tell you source

locarno
locarno

I like to read original story form source too.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Source?, Source? Source? Do you think it’s smart to constantly repeat the same question or are you an effing parrot by any chance?

locarno
locarno

Ok. No asking for source link anymore.

PaulCSYD
PaulCSYD

Got caught out with the Dropbox offer when I got my S3. Ever since I have always had my own cloud storage. Can’t rely on these OEM deals, one day they’re here, the next they’re gone.

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

Putting a validity doesnot interest me there shud be a one time purchase to by storage cloud i would be happy to get that

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

It was never valid offer for because I already have office which comes with 1TB but not the point.

djcbs
djcbs

This offer was always very limited. It was only valid one time per user.
I got it on the S7. Then the S9 and the S10 both said “my offer was ready” but you could never redeem it because you had already got it on the S7 once. So it was pretty useless.

I use OneDrive as my cloud (I don’t use Google Services) but this limitation should mean Microsoft apps should be uninstallable. Otherwise they’re bloatware. And while I rather have bloatware from Microsoft than Google, bloatware is bloatware and Samsung should know better than to keep pushing it.