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Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Martin S.77
Helpful | Level 5

Hi Dropbox,

Why does an invite to an iOS user not qualify for free space?

It seems quite "old school" to hold on to the demand of having Dropbox installed "on a computer" (i. e. PC / Mac) - for more and more people their iOS device IS the computer 🙂

 

Sincerely,

Martin

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Re: Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Rich
Super User II
I do, however, see tablets as ACTUAL computers like many iOS / Android users 🙂

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 🙂

 

Yes, phones and tablets are basically computers, but not in the traditional sense of the definition, and I think you know this. The referral system only applies to standard desktop and laptop computers. I do not see this changing anytime soon.

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Re: Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Rich
Super User II
Perhaps that will change some day, but for now, since Dropbox's main purpose is for syncing files between computers, and mobile devices do not sync the same way, the requirement is that Dropbox must be installed on an actual computer in order for the referral to count.

Re: Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Martin S.77
Helpful | Level 5

Thanks for your answer Rich

 

I do, however, see tablets as ACTUAL computers like many iOS / Android users 🙂 

 

Sincerely,

Martin

Re: Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Mark
Super User II
I know one of the reasons mentioned originally was that it was too easy to use mobiles/tablets to fraudulently gain space. Not sure if thats still a reason now though.

 


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Re: Why does an invite to an iOS user no qualify for free space?

Rich
Super User II
I do, however, see tablets as ACTUAL computers like many iOS / Android users 🙂

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 🙂

 

Yes, phones and tablets are basically computers, but not in the traditional sense of the definition, and I think you know this. The referral system only applies to standard desktop and laptop computers. I do not see this changing anytime soon.

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