09/02/2011, 02:56 PM
I heard back from the journalist at PC Magazine who wrote the article about Box.net that I referred to above. The response is going to disappoint:
"According to Box, the original promotion they agreed upon with HP was for 50GB of free cloud storage with a 100MB file size limit for uploads, but a "misconfiguration" on their end set it to 1GB for a few users. That's been corrected, but Box said it will honor the 1GB upload limit for those who got it by mistake.
The 5GB listing on peoples' accounts (including my own) was also a mistake, they said, and it will be changed to say 50GB.
So basically, sounds like we all get 50GB but are limited to 100MB on uploads. I'll update the story so others know, too!"
I'm calling BS on this because it seems they let the misconfiguration go on for close to 2 months and changed it days after the HP announced the fire sale. Seems like suspicious timing to me.
Anyway, congrats to those who got the better service. I pointed this out to the salesman looking to upsell me and said, that my impression of the company is minimal due to their mismanagement of this and their errors.