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    Is this an offer too good to be true...
    the email I got seems to imply I can give a free 50gb box.net acct to a co-worker to 'share' though I am thinking the wording of the offer is suspect. My guess is what they are really offering is to allow me to share my box.net acct. If so pretty under handed wording I feel.

    Anyone else get this email offer? If so did you accept it and did it give a co-worker a free 50gb acct or did it instead share your acct with them?
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    it's not too good to be true. I made about 10 different email accounts on my website and gave each of those their own 50gb acct. You are not sharing one.
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    too good to be true. most people seem to be restricted to 100mb uploads. http://forums.precentral.net/hp-touc...h-box-net.html

    apparently the lucky ones that got 1gb uploads was due to an 'error' on box.net's part.

    Quote Originally Posted by markatbox View Post
    Hi everyone,

    From the beginning, the promotion we agreed on with HP was 50GB of free cloud storage, along with a 100MB file size limit for uploads. Due to a misconfiguration on our end, some lucky users received a 1GB limit, and we’ll of course continue to honor that for those accounts. We’re sorry about any confusion that discrepancy has caused.

    Hopefully this answers any questions you might have about the app. Again, sincere apologies for any confusion or inconvenience. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly at mark@box.net.

    Best,

    Mark
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    The "catch" is that it has a bandwidth cap and 100MB per file cap.

    The 50GB I got from my TouchPad has no bandwidth cap and a 1GB per file limit.
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    Well if box.net is indeed offering 50g free to co-workers then that is very nice of them I will say even if it is a 100mb per file cap.
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    I switched to dropbox. You can sync with you computers, but not with box. It is not really that useful.
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    Dropbox offers users with free accounts starting out at 2GB of free online storage space. You start out with 2GB free but there are several ways to bump that. Referring others who sign up gives you an additional 250MB per enrolee so you can use my referral link to get your 2.25GB initially--->>> http://db.tt/Gw0dLYN

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    So I got this email too, however, when I clicked the link, it is saying I need to update my email address to my business address, buut, my gmail.com email is my work email for right now.

    Anyone able to side step this? I'm trying to give some of my co-workers this invite but have been unable to do so so far.

    Thanks in advance.

    PH
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    Quote Originally Posted by motor View Post
    Well if box.net is indeed offering 50g free to co-workers then that is very nice of them I will say even if it is a 100mb per file cap.

    the data transfers are not neutral meaning that as a free 50gb owner you will only get open and slow slots to transfer your data. I have that 50gb as well you know what I do not use it because that 50gb feels like 1.44 floppy discs to me

    Btw your data on the Box cloud is not encrypted, beware
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddreg View Post

    2. https://www.dropbox.com/dropquest2011 – Complete DropQuest 2011 – here are some details. This is only available for another week or so, but completing it will net you a whopping 1 GB of extra storage (you earn it incrementally as you complete the steps of the quest).
    Dropquest is now closed to new entrants
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectHybrid View Post
    So I got this email too, however, when I clicked the link, it is saying I need to update my email address to my business address, buut, my gmail.com email is my work email for right now.

    Anyone able to side step this? I'm trying to give some of my co-workers this invite but have been unable to do so so far.

    Thanks in advance.

    PH
    I'm sure it has some sort of block on those .com's ie:gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc. They do keep mentioning "co-workers" which probably means a personal domain. My guess the only way around it is to buy a domain and hosting, create email accounts there and use those. (don't hold this to me, just a thought.)
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    I was able to signup 2 of my gmail accounts and get the 50gigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karun View Post
    the data transfers are not neutral meaning that as a free 50gb owner you will only get open and slow slots to transfer your data. I have that 50gb as well you know what I do not use it because that 50gb feels like 1.44 floppy discs to me

    Btw your data on the Box cloud is not encrypted, beware
    uncertain what '...not neutral...' means, have not heard that wording used used in tech discussion before Thu indeed I have found it painfully slow to upload files...just did not understand way. Does box.net explain our free transfer rates on their site?

    if our accts are indeed subject life in the slow lane then it is sad the company elected to do that to TP users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motor View Post
    uncertain what '...not neutral...' means, have not heard that wording used used in tech discussion before Thu indeed I have found it painfully slow to upload files...just did not understand way. Does box.net explain our free transfer rates on their site?

    if our accts are indeed subject life in the slow lane then it is sad the company elected to do that to TP users.
    It's standard practice for a freemium model - really they want the free service to be just good enough so you use it and then try and up-sell the paid accounts.

    I've done that with a couple of things - Lastpass, Evernote but truthfully, I find box.net to be pretty horrible and I'll be sticking with dropbox.
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    It was insulting that the DAY I signed up for Box.net on my Touchpad, I was getting emails to upgrade. Then they followed up a couple days later nagging about it more. The least they could do is let it sink in first.

    The co-worker deal sounded nifty, but they have to be at the same @domain you are, and if you are using one from a public email service, you may as well forget it. Under normal circumstances I'd be stoked with this Box.net Touchpad, but they are too eager to pressure and I keep running into various stipulations every step of the way. Now I'm simply not sure what to think.
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    It was insulting that the DAY I signed up for Box.net on my Touchpad, I was getting emails to upgrade. Then they followed up a couple days later nagging about it more. The least they could do is let it sink in first.
    I think they have got their up-selling wrong, as you say, they don't give you any time to try the service before you start getting emails off some werdio claiming to be your 'business partner' (I know my business partners pal and you aren't one of them...).

    Interestingly, on the Box.net site they claim that upload is not throttled - well if that's the case the service is worse than I thought....
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    I was really amazed to learn about the 50GB offer in the beginning as well, but after I learned that its neither syncing with my PC nor encrypted I don't really see much use anymore. I then rather stick with my dropbox account.
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    Does anyone know if updating to a company email & sending a 50gb to a co-worker will somehow put the kabosh on my current 1gb upload arrangement?

    Basically, if I update my account from my gmail to a company email, are they going to handicap my account down to 100mb upload?
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    u have:

    50gb storage
    100mb max filesize
    10gb download traffic / per month

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