Microsoft is trying to spread some cheer for all Windows Phone users this holiday season. According to an email that went out to all Windows Phone customers, Microsoft is offering 20 GB of free cloud storage on SkyDrive as part of a limited period promotion.
All Windows Phone users received an email recently that states “To show our appreciation of Windows Phone customers, we are giving you an extra 20 GB of free SkyDrive storage for one year. This is in addition to the 7GB of free SkyDrive storage that all customers currently have.”
Unfortunately, it seems that only Windows Phone 8 users will benefit from this promotion, as Windows Phone 7 users have not received any such love from Microsoft according to Techspot. This might be Microsoft’s indirect way of urging customers to upgrade to their newest smartphone OS.
Do note that like all such free cloud storage offers seen lately, this SkyDrive promotion too comes with a caveat. The 20 GB of free cloud storage on SkyDrive availed through this promotion will only be valid for a period of 1 year starting from the day you avail the offer.
The steps to activate your free 20 GB of SkyDrive cloud storage are fairly simple. If you are a new SkyDrive customer, you will have to sign up for the service through the link provided in the email. If you are already a customer, there is a separate link provided in the email that needs to be clicked before January 31, 2014 to get your free 20 GB additional cloud storage. Do note that the free storage is over and above the 7 GB that Microsoft already provides to SkyDrive users.
If you had recently purchased or will purchase a Microsoft Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 tablet, you are also entitled to claim free 200 GB of SkyDrive storage valid for two years. On top of that, if you are an Office 365 subscriber, you already have access to another 20 GB of SkyDrive storage in the cloud. All of this adds up to a pretty enormous amount of cloud storage that will be difficult to fill up for the casual user.
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