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  1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    Microsoft handed out an extra 3GB of SkyDrive storage to early adopters of Outlook.com. Now it looks like theyre doing the same, but bigger, for Windows Phone users. Were getting tips from a few of you about a little early Christmas present from Microsoft in your inboxes. How much extra storage are you getting on SkyDrive for being a Windows Phone user? Lets find out.

    Full story from the WPCentral blog...
    12-21-2013 12:10 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Allow me to celebrate.

    They keep telling us 7GB is adequate, but if you pile on the photos, you'll soon be forced to pay.
    (Looking forward to this Christmas gift!)
    12-21-2013 12:26 AM
  3. techcentral's Avatar
    Well this would be awesome. My Outlook experience would become lovely then
    12-21-2013 03:00 AM
  4. DBDev's Avatar
    I haven't got mine yet :( I figured it might be because I already have the old 25GB, so has anyone who already have 25GB got it?

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Tapatalk
    12-21-2013 03:03 AM
  5. Asrialys's Avatar
    I haven't got mine yet :( I figured it might be because I already have the old 25GB, so has anyone who already have 25GB got it?

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Tapatalk
    Yes. I now have 45 GB of SkyDrive storage.
    12-21-2013 03:26 AM
  6. Muessig's Avatar
    I just got my free 20GB. Woo!
    12-21-2013 03:36 AM
  7. dznk's Avatar
    Microsoft not showing me any love

    My Mum and Dad, both received their emails within minutes of each other very early this morning. Nothing for me though yet. I wonder if it's because I changed to a new Microsoft Account about a year ago or that I'm already on a paid plan (50GB). Oh well, I'll wait and see what happens.
    12-21-2013 04:06 AM
  8. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Microsoft not showing me any love

    My Mum and Dad, both received their emails within minutes of each other very early this morning. Nothing for me though yet. I wonder if it's because I changed to a new Microsoft Account about a year ago or that I'm already on a paid plan (50GB). Oh well, I'll wait and see what happens.
    Cheer up ;)

    You should get it, regardless of what happened with your SkyDrive account (except, of course it being closed)
    dznk likes this.
    12-21-2013 04:19 AM
  9. dznk's Avatar
    Cheer up ;)

    You should get it, regardless of what happened with your SkyDrive account (except, of course it being closed)
    Thanks buddy :)

    I hope I get it, as I've been with WP for nearly 2 years now. My old account was never banned or closed etc, I just wanted a change of email, so decided to create a whole new Microsoft Account roughly 10 months ago and have used that since. Just checked my old account, nothing on that either. It's probably because I pay for storage already then, they think they have me cornered into SkyDrive already ;)
    12-21-2013 04:35 AM
  10. Coreldan's Avatar
    Thanks buddy :)

    I hope I get it, as I've been with WP for nearly 2 years now. My old account was never banned or closed etc, I just wanted a change of email, so decided to create a whole new Microsoft Account roughly 10 months ago and have used that since. Just checked my old account, nothing on that either. It's probably because I pay for storage already then, they think they have me cornered into SkyDrive already ;)
    People who pay have reported getting it too.

    I'm still waiting. I have my free 7GBs and Skydrive and WP and Outlook all in active use, so maybe it will come.. hope so :P
    dznk likes this.
    12-21-2013 04:46 AM
  11. dznk's Avatar
    People who pay have reported getting it too.

    I'm still waiting. I have my free 7GBs and Skydrive and WP and Outlook all in active use, so maybe it will come.. hope so :P
    Thanks for the info :) Hopefully we'll receive ours at some point. Let me know if/when you get yours, as judging by the comments, it seems most people have received their freebie now.
    12-21-2013 04:57 AM
  12. DBDev's Avatar
    Yes. I now have 45 GB of SkyDrive storage.
    I got mine too now
    12-22-2013 02:33 PM
  13. dznk's Avatar
    I got mine too now
    Well as yours seems to have turned up a day or so late, I still have a glimmer of hope mine will arrive at some point then ;) Still nothing for me though at the moment.
    12-23-2013 05:25 AM
  14. Edgardo Rios1's Avatar
    I still havent received my email.
    12-29-2013 07:16 PM
  15. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    nothing here ;(
    12-29-2013 09:14 PM
  16. Kaushik Dash's Avatar
    I still haven't got any email... >.>
    12-30-2013 12:45 AM
  17. dznk's Avatar
    Still nothing here as well. I emailed Microsoft about this a few days ago, to see why most of the WP community have received this offer, but asking why some people are being left out. When I hear back, I'll let you know :)
    12-30-2013 08:43 AM
  18. Citizen X's Avatar
    Still nothing here as well. I emailed Microsoft about this a few days ago, to see why most of the WP community have received this offer, but asking why some people are being left out. When I hear back, I'll let you know :)
    It's not what you think. It is 20 GB but only for ONE YEAR. Not sure why people are hyping this.

    12-30-2013 10:21 AM
  19. Coreldan's Avatar
    It's not what you think. It is 20 GB but only for ONE YEAR. Not sure why people are hyping this.
    http://i41.tinypic.com/71qkon.jpg
    Yeah.. I'd like it, but the thing is it makes very little difference. I wouldn't want to go over my free 7GB, cos it means then I'd have to buy more space after it expires or delete stuff, neither of which I want to do. But I'd still like to redeem it!
    dznk likes this.
    12-30-2013 10:34 AM
  20. Reflexx's Avatar
    It's not what you think. It is 20 GB but only for ONE YEAR. Not sure why people are hyping this.

    http://i41.tinypic.com/71qkon.jpg
    We all know it's for one year.

    Some of us could make good use of it for that one year.

    Just like I'd love a 1 yr free car rental.

    What I dont understand is why some people tthink that own use case applies to everyone else, so a FREE service for a year suddenly isn't any good.
    dznk likes this.
    12-30-2013 11:12 AM
  21. dznk's Avatar
    It's not what you think. It is 20 GB but only for ONE YEAR. Not sure why people are hyping this.

    http://i41.tinypic.com/71qkon.jpg
    Yep, I know it's for one year, but it would still prove very useful to me, especially as I currently have a yearly paid plan, so this would be a free extension onto this :)

    Even if I didn't have a paid plan, a free year is a free year, so I would've taken it anyway.
    12-30-2013 11:35 AM
  22. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Got my "enthusiast bonus" on Dec 21. Thanks MSFT!
    12-30-2013 12:24 PM
  23. KINGINI LABS's Avatar
    Hi, I have not received it as on today Jan 06 2014.
    01-06-2014 02:25 PM
  24. dznk's Avatar
    Well I finally heard back from Microsoft after emailing them about this and I got the following reply:

    "...We understand how you feel about the situation as you didn't receive an e-mail regarding 20GB for Free SkyDrive storage.

    I suggest that you wait for the e-mail as this is sent randomly.

    Thank you"

    So, the answer is... wait. Although, I doubt very much whether anything will arrive now. Even when they send these offers out in batches, they would have all arrived by now surely. I'll give it a couple of weeks and then get back to them again. I am genuinely interested to hear why some people never received the offer and to see whether the people who never did receive it, can contact Microsoft to have a code sent to them.
    01-06-2014 03:29 PM
  25. kb4000's Avatar
    I also never got a code. I have 25 GB from original SkyDrive and I pay for 50 GB more, but my SkyDrive is almost full.
    01-06-2014 03:37 PM
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