Windows 10: 100 GB OneDrive storage FREE for 2 years Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,506
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       17 Feb 2015 #1

    100 GB OneDrive storage FREE for 2 years


    Offer expires Feb 28, 2015

    Join Bing Rewards and receive a free 2 year subscription for 100 GB of storage on OneDrive.

    Bing explore rewards: OneDrive

    Bing.com said:
    Get 100 GB of online storage free for 2 years

    Bing Rewards and OneDrive have teamed up to offer 100 GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years. With your new Bing Rewards membership you'll be eligible to earn even more awesome rewards like gift cards and sweepstakes entries.*

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    *Valid for 2 years from redemption. Must be redeemed by February 28, 2015. One per customer. Internet/mobile fees may apply.

    Meet OneDrive
    OneDrive is free online storage where you can keep all your photos, videos, documents, and music in one place. Access and share them from all your devices. Learn more at OneDrive.com/about

    See how Bing Rewards works
    Earning credits is easy. Search with Bing on your PC and phone, try new features and take advantage of exclusive offers to see your credits start adding up. Status upgrades allow you to earn even faster. All you have to do is stay signed-in and keep searching with Bing.
    This is marketing!
    You can subscribe to Bing rewards to get the offer and then unsubscribe from Bing rewards (I think ... this is the way it worked with the Picture Roll offer: Enable Picture Roll, get the storage, disable Picture Roll ).

    You'll have to pay for the subscription to continue using the extra storage after the 2 year offer expires. It isn't clear how MS differentiates between storage space on OneDrive. You get, or did get, 15 GB on OneDrive when you sign up, MS offered an additional 15 Gb if you added Picture roll to OneDrive, and now they're offering 100 GB on OneDrive at no charge for 2 years if you sign up for Bing rewards.

    Somewhere it states that you the space is separate form other OneDrive storage you might already have. The question is what storage is used and when. Does the original 15-30 GB have to be used first and then the 100 GB storage is used, or is it on a application basis.

    I originally saw this offer when I installed OneNote (also free now), so I have to question how OneDrive allocates and uses storage. It only becomes an issue at the end of the offer - how do I protect my data ... do I have to offload it to local storage, then unsubscribe, then load it back up to OneDrive (if there is sufficient space).

    The caveat is: if you take advantage of this offer, what do you do when the offer expires in two years?

    If you don't use the space, you can simply unsubscribe
    ..... if you use the space you'll have to subscribe or protect your data somehow.
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  2.    17 Feb 2015 #2

    Only for the US .... At the moment ...
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  3. Posts : 1,544
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       17 Feb 2015 #3

    Yep just a carrot ploy
    Give it away/ make them rely on it/ sell it to them
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  4.    17 Feb 2015 #4

    Yes ... Have 100 GB free from last year, about to expire 2/19 .. 2 days to go ... never used that much storage anyway ... bandwidth too slow ...
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  5. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
    Thread Starter
       17 Feb 2015 #5

    PSA: Grab an easy 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage from Bing Rewards

    PC World said:
    .....
    There are surprisingly few strings: You’ll obviously need a Microsoft account to claim the 100GB, but if you’re a Bing Rewards member you already have one. Accepting the offer gives OneDrive the right to send you promotional emails, though you may cancel them at any time. And as mentioned, the freebie storage disappears two years to the day after you claim it. Microsoft obviously hopes you’ll fill up the space and pay to keep using the extra gigs after the deadline, but be sure to read up on what happens when your cloud storage dissipates just in case.

    Finally, Bing Rewards itself is open to U.S. residents only, so that means this offer is open to U.S. residents only.

    Head over to your Bing Rewards dashboard and look for the “Free storage” header next to a OneDrive logo to get in on the action.
    ...more
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  6. Posts : 1,544
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       17 Feb 2015 #6

    100 gb 1.99 a month u.s
    Oops + Tax
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  7.    17 Feb 2015 #7

    ThrashZone said: View Post
    100 gb 1.99 a month u.s
    Oops + Tax

    Hi there

    Unless you have UNLIMITED internet (a lot in the US don't have) then don't forget that 100GB isn't going to be of any use for storing image backups / etc.

    Cloud storage IMO is only worth it as a temporary storage location for file sharing when attachments are too big to send by normal email or other temporary files you want to save for a short while. For these purposes probably 10 - 15GB is more than enough. I think the 100GB thing is just "Suck them in and then make them pay".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 1,544
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       17 Feb 2015 #8

    I agree completely Jimbo
    I was grandfathered with 25gb and I don't even have 1gb used lol after all of this time that passed

    have noticed that if you do download content stored it comes back in a zip folder
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  9. Posts : 4,566
    Win 10 Pro x64
       17 Feb 2015 #9

    kingstonian said: View Post
    Only for the US .... At the moment ...

    Try installing ZenMate browser extension. You should be able to get it outside of US.

    Anyone interested with 25gb extra OneDrive storage? Mine is up for grabs. I don't know how to use up all my 5TB personal cloud storage.
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  10.    17 Feb 2015 #10

    As Jimbo pointed out, speed and data usage are a big problem when using OneDrive, I have many GB's of photo's which I have digitized over many years, and for the last 15 years using digital cameras have lots of folders which I would like to upload to OneDrive but alas OneDrive can't do that, so a very tedious process to upload making more folders on OneDrive.

    Hopefully that will change ...
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