Box Offering Free 50GB Account For Android Users

From now until March 23rd you can get a FREE 50GB account on Box by simply downloading and signing in to the Box Android app. That type of space would normally cost you $19.99 a month on the cloud storage service. And this 50GB account is yours for life, no strings attached.

This offer is a 45GB increase in the amount of space for a free Box account. With an offer like this, why would anyone use other services, like Dropbox? Well, keep in mind that Box does not offer a free desktop sync client like Dropbox does. Box’s desktop client is only available to professional users who pay $15/month. Also, with a free account, Box only allows file sizes up to 25MB. To increase to a 1GB file size limit costs $10/month.

Still, we can’t complain about a free 50GB! Plus, with Box’s ability to send files to other services such as Gmail, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs, not having a desktop sync client becomes slightly less of a problem.

So if you need some cloud lovin’, download the app from the Android Market link or QR code below!

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The Box.net App Updates to Version 1.5, Adds Widgets, Uploading From Any App

The other day we brought to you news of how you could sneakily snag yourself 50GB of free online storage from Box.net. As you know, folks who owned either a Sony Xperia or LG Android smartphone received 50GB of cloud storage for free as part of a promotional deal between Sony, LG and Box.net. Well today we bring you news that Box has updated their Android app bringing it to version 1.5. Besides updates to the interface the app boasts some awesome productivity features. They are:

  •  A widget that shows the progress of files that are currently being modified or updated.
  •  The ability to upload email attachments or files directly from the app you’re currently using.
  •  The ability to create documents in an office app of your choice and saving the file in Box, rather than in  the document editor.

Given Box.net has 1.9 million users, the company is doing what it can to provide important improvements to the user experience. This goes a long way in customer satisfaction and it’s a relief to see that some companies still value the consumer. Hit the break below to find the Market link or QR Code, and if you are truly interested to read the press release. Even if you missed the 50GB promotion you can still snag 5GB of free online storage which is more than enough for most folks, enjoy. 
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Get 50GB of Storage Through Box.com/net Without Root With This Sneaky App

If you are the owner of a Sony Xperia Play or any one of the various LG smartphones then you should be aware of the deal where Box is giving away a 50GB upgrade to its cloud storage service until  the end of this year. This means that you have until the day after tomorrow to get in a 50GB lifetime storage limit. This deal however, did leave the rest of us out in the cold. Perhaps the reason for this was some sort of promotional deal between, Box, LG, and Sony as a way to make their phones more marketable, but alas, I do not know for sure.

But fear not if you aren’t the owner of a Xperia and LG smart phone as the folks over at XDA have created an app that will give any Box account the 50GB upgrade. Thanks to redphx you can do this without needing to root and editing your build.prop or even witchcraft. All this program requires is the ability to log into your Box account.


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