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Why is the referral status ineligible?

Why is the referral status ineligible?

johnny18420
Explorer | Level 3

Hi all,

 

I referred Dropbox to a colleague for both his work and school. Would this be eligible? They were both marked as ineligible and I don't understand why. I didn't receive extra bonus space and I don't think it's fair.

 

Why did this happen?

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Jay
Dropbox Staff

Hi @johnny18420, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

If a referral is ineligible, it means that they either already have an account, or they're trying to activate the referral on the same machine or network as the one you're on.

 

If you have any further queries, feel free to message back.


Jay
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johnny18420
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Jay,

 

The person I referred to does not have a Dropbox account. He created one for school and his personal which is brand new. He signed up using the link I provided. He is sharing an internet provider with his family member that may have Dropbox but he does not have one. Can you please help. I referred to him brand new and it's not fair why I'm not getting any additional storage nor does he get it either.

johnny18420
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Jay,

 

The person I referred to does not have a Dropbox account. He created one for school and his personal which is brand new. He signed up using the link I provided. He is sharing an internet provider with his family member that may have Dropbox but he does not have one. Can you please help. I referred to him brand new and it's not fair why I'm not getting any additional storage nor does he get it either. Are you able to do something about this?

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @johnny18420, sorry to jump in here.

 

In order for the referral to be valid, this person would need to install the Dropbox desktop app on their computer as well, did they do this?

 

Here are the steps they need to follow.


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johnny18420
Explorer | Level 3

Hi Hannah,

 

Yes this person did install they Dropbox desktop app. He installed it on his desktop for work and on his laptop for personal/school. Now neither of us have the extra storage as promised.

Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Can we send you an email, so we can investigate this further, Johnny?


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johnny18420
Explorer | Level 3

Yes please, if you can email that would be amazing.

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @johnny18420, I just sent you an email, I'll see you there!


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johnny18420
Explorer | Level 3
Hi Megan,

I received your email and I responded. Thank you 🙂
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