Box offering 50GB free for new members

Feb 8, 2013
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Box offering 50GB free for new members

Cloud storage service Box always seems to be giving away free cloud storage left and right, and today is no exception. New users can sign up for an account and receive 50GB of space for free. This seems to be a "Dell Exclusive Offer," but we're seeing no restrictions here, meaning that it doesn't look like you have to own a Dell computer in order to take advantage of the free space.

It could be that Dell is simply sponsoring the promotion, but given that it's an "Exclusive Offer," we can't see where the exclusivity lies. Either way, if you're not already signed up for a Box account, this is your chance to get 50GB of cloud storage space for free. They've given away 50GB free before, but that's the highest that the company has gone with its promotions.

Box is about the only cloud storage provider that gives you a ton of space for free right away. Dropbox gives you 2GB after signing up, and you can earn more with referrals, but that can take some work. Box is really the only simple cloud solution that can be considered a viable backup resource.

Here's the catch, though. Box only allows, at the most, 250MB files, so you might as well forget about backing up home videos. However, Box offers paid accounts that get rid a lot of the limitations that you'll come across. Plus, 50GB for free may not seem useful now, but who knows when you'll need it. Either way, it's handy to have just in case.


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