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).


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]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

Latest LG trademark suggests the G Watch won’t be their only smartwatch

Previous article

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 camera showdown at AndroidForums.com!

Next article

You may also like


  1. The M8 is superior to the S5

    1. Lol I agree but how is that relevant here? XD

      1. Because…. [fill in your reason here]

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

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

          2. BlackBerry?

  2. 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 :(

    1. Good point. *Post updated.

    2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Love my M8TE and actually loving it on Sprint.

  6. That sux…

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

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

  9. 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.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Handsets