AT&T HTC One M8 owners can’t redeem 50GB of free Google Drive storage until May

HTC Advantage Benefits

As part of HTC Advantage, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s ‘benefits package’ offered to customers who have recently purchased one of their new handsets, HTC was offering 50GB of free Google Drive storage. A generous amount of cloud storage for sure, but one that currently excludes AT&T branded One M8s. Why? Well, we can’t be exactly sure what the problem is. HTC is calling it a “minor technical error” but hopes to have the promotion up and running by mid-May.

Dear HTC Customers and Enthusiasts,

A minor technical error has temporarily deactivated the Google Drive cloud storage offer for the AT&T HTC One (M8). Please be aware that we are working to fix this error, and the 50GB of Google Drive storage space will be available by Mid-May for this device.

Thank you for your patience, and we hope you are enjoying your new HTC One (M8).

Sincerely,

Ed Kuhner
Vice President Customer Experience

Still unclear is if AT&T One M8 owners who are already using Drive will need to do any additional steps to activate the promo, or if everything will be handled behind the scenes. We’ll keep you posted.

[HTC Advantage]

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  • toomuchgame441

    The M8 is superior to the S5

    • Michael Taylor

      Lol I agree but how is that relevant here? XD

      • toomuchgame441

        Because…. [fill in your reason here]

        • Jay

          Because… I’m an HTC fanboy and you can go suck it. You guys are getting worse than a certain unnamed fruit company.

          • toomuchgame441

            Someone hand this man a medal… Then hand him a Samsung device that he can get his plastic fixes off of.

          • a) youth.in.asia

            BlackBerry?

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        #justsayin

  • keith

    This should state that IF you purchased the phone with AT&T. I”m an AT&T subscriber, but I purchased my M8 Developers edition direct from HTC…or if you purchased unlocked version. Then the offer says it is not valid for you :(

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Good point. *Post updated.

    • WithTechFriends.com

      I contacted HTC Live Chat, and they were able to give me my 50GB with my Developer Edition. Have you received the Extreme Power Saver Mode yet on the Dev Edition?

      • keith

        yes, I’m running the Revolution ROM, why have the dev edition and just wait on HTC to update my phone ;)

  • MineIsBetterThanYours

    Gotta love Cloud Storage! Fast, immediate, and reliable with a nice layer of privacy. Oh wait… that’s LOCAL storage! My bad ;)

    • Roaduardo

      What a wonderful feeling that is. Having SUPREME control over your own content rather than be at the mercy of data/WiFi coverage.

    • Herp Derp

      Couldn’t agree more. I hate how google is pushing us to use cloud storage by butchering the ext sd card on kitkat.

  • Jay

    HTC is really doing what they must to stay relevant. Much better direction than last year.

  • EasyEEE

    Love my M8TE and actually loving it on Sprint.

  • mrjoeyloke

    That sux…

  • a) youth.in.asia

    HTC: the check’s in the mail, Google, promise!

  • socalrailroader

    I got the 50 GB on my AT&T HTC One M8, but that was last week.

  • KOLIO

    I think AT&T has some fault to own up to as well, but, HTC is taking the hit in order to stay on good terms.

    AT&T’s website/store is currently FUBAR to some extent, as they are having difficulty processing simple accessory orders on-line.

    Yes, the two aren’t directly related, but, it shows that more than one issue exists w/AT&T’s infrastructure & could be affecting this.