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Loyal SkyDrive OneDrive customer? It looks like Microsoft is pulling an old page out of the playbook and giving out some free storage to users. Tips are coming in that there’s an email in inbox that offers you an extra 20GB of online storage. It’s in part to celebrate loyal customers and to notify customers of the upcoming name switch to OneDrive.

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has given out geebees like candy. Early adopters were gifted a few pieces of extra storage last August. And a month ago 20GB of extra storage was given out to Windows Phone customers.

Today if you’re a “loyal” SkyDrive user you might get an email giving you 20GB of storage. We say might because last time they didn’t give me any extra storage. Don’t cry for me.

Let us know if you received an email giving out extra space for SkyDrive/OneDrive.

Thanks for the tips everyone!



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nelson799 says:

Haven't received the email. Is it a permanent 20 GB or temporary thing ei. 6 months free?

pmich says:

1 year but i suspect it'll remain permanent next year.

astroXP says:

Why you think so? :O

Just an fyi. If you have more than one email address, you can take that code and redeem it to your main address. I have 20GB of "free" skydrive but I got two codes, so I got two years instead of one. I'll be doing the same here so I get 4 years of extra space.

astroXP says:

Interesting. Did you get the second one under an alias or you have a complete different Microsoft account? Thanks for the tip!

Sweet. It worked perfectly. I already had 200GB in my main account (because of Surface pro 2 purchase) ... so I used the code on my secondary account


Jim_MAY says:

One year only on this promotion.

Whodaboss says:

People talk about early adopters. 25GB was standard before MS dropped it to 7GB. I've had 25GB from day one. Anything else is a bonus.

goldenpipes says:

Yeah same here I have the 25gb free for life than the 20gb loyalty and then 20gb from this thing. Kinda sweet

I am not as lucky as you. I have the 25gb free for life, but I did not get the 20gb Windows Phone Loyalty despite owning multiple devices and I did not get this email yet.

giffis says:

Me too... And my one drive is full.. Own 900, 920, 1020. No luck

DracheMitch says:

The Lumia 900 came out at basically the end of Windows Phone 7.x life. It wasn't even the first Lumia. I got my HTC Titan in November 2011, and it was a second generation device. The Lumia 900 wasn't even released until April 2012. Windows Phone premiered at the end of 2010. Lumia 7.x users are totally not early adopters.

I have a day 1 Samsung Focus, Lumia 900 and 920 and I never got the free 20gb.

Ayman Jaddaa says:

Haven't received anything for now, already got the 20 GB for having a windows phone though :)

sco0by1 says:

How did you get 20 GB for having a windows phone?

IamDefiler says:

It was a while ago for being an early adopter or something like that back in the 7.5/.8 days.

DonnaxNL says:

I don't think so. I'm having a WP just year, and I got also the 20gb

Ayman Jaddaa says:

No I'm just saying the 20 gb I got is enough for me atm

WP95 says:

ive been using WP since 7. and i got nothing.

Ayman Jaddaa says:

Microsoft just did the same thing as this, it was called being a "Microsoft Enthusiast".

Alpo714 says:

+1 on the original commenter. I too have the 20 GB for owning a WP8 device. AWESOME! :)

Salem874 says:

They did something similar more recently as well. I got 20GB for being a Windows Phone user about a month or two ago, plus today extra 20GB.

Looks like i have about 85GB worth of "free" storage on my account...something like:
25 GB (original storage before being dropped to 7GB by MS)
20GB (Office 360)
20GB (Windows Phone user)
20 GB (todays "just because"/"loyalty" bonus)

iWindows says:

Received my email and was able to redeem for an additional 20 GB for OneDrive

cesar ruiz1 says:

Don't feel bad I didn't receive extra storage either.

Birdman070 says:

Don't click on it. After clicking it and trying to redeem I can't see my files!!! Talking to Microsoft now!

Diego Rico says:

I clicked on it and didn't have such issues. It maybe an isolated incident.

Birdman070 says:

Haha, no. I really can't access my files though...still with customer service


astroXP says:

Let us know what they say what happened. Hope it gets solved soon!

Birdman070 says:

Talking to a support Engineer...getting serious lol

Birdman070 says:

Well I had to leave the chat session early. Didn't find out what was the issue, but works great now. Might have done something on the back end. We will never know.

Jaskys says:

And a month ago 20GB of extra storage was given out to Windows Phone customers.

More like US customers

Crasstoe says:

UK here and I got the 20GB for WP users...

Jaskys says:

I got left out 2 times in a row now, aswell didn't got current 20gb promotion, so third time...

Marco Gomes1 says:

You're not the only one.

FedorKriviy says:

I didn't get my 20GB for WP, and i am using different WPhones for a year. My mom was using WP for a month....and she has extra 20GB

kinaton says:

That's why i use :)

Jupast says:

Didn't get any of them either. Guess we just lucked out. 

enomam says:

It took me 3 attempts using the windows phone support chat to get the promo code for the 20gb skydrive for wp8 users, and finally got it today.


Persist ! There's still a few days before the offer expires !

zeke1676 says:

AUS here and I got my 20gb also. Looks like you missed out.

kenzibit says:

Ghana (Africa) here and I got it too.

Mister Gore says:

Canadian here and I got the extra 20GB last time. But my girlfriend did not. Perhaps one of us will get this one. I already have 45GB but the more the merrier.

El_Burro says:

Well I didn't get that 20 nor am I getting this one apparently. :(

PipoDj says:

Philippines here and i got the 20GB as well. In fact i got the email before the news started appearing online. Hopefully you get yours today. 

cdbstl76 says:

US ... I didn't get it last time...

Rockartisten says:

Sweden here, and I got it. :)

SargeT says:

Russia, 20 GB for a year. "thank you for being WP user for 2 years" something like that. But I rather wish 5 GB permanently than 20 shrinked back after a year.

borasar says:

Canada, received 20GB last time

endacrowley says:

Ireland here, no email.

rogerhew says:

I have 25gb to my account, does that mean I'll get another 20gb for being MS long time buddy? Lol.

bozvandam says:

I'm assuming that like me your name wasn't drawn from MS's 'Big-Hat-'O'-Inequality'

ashram says:

i didn't get anything last month or today:(

danielgray says:

I got the email but there was no redeem code in the email. The link was blank, so got nothing, in Australia..

devize says:

You just had to login to SkyDrive, click on the get extra space thing, go redeem code and it was filled in automatically. The link only took you to the SkyDrive page

danielgray says:

I tried again, but that did not work. No code was filled in..

Bhawk90 says:

+20GB for me in Hungary for having a Windows Phone :)

PBLNS says:

I got it, and am from Mexico

_Emi_ says:

can people like you try to research and inform yourself first before talking crap?
not even my accounts are on US region and I got a code for Windows Phone last time for a 20gb.

so please, stop talking crap and try to research first....
stop crying and complain only because you didnt get something and others did, dont like it? jump from a bridge because you know, life isnt fair and not everyone will get anything always, for one or other reason... or you know, again, at least research and stop saying "Microsoft only US people" crap, when its not even true.

Geronimo928 says:

Wut? I totally missed that and I've had WP for some time. Got the 20gb this time around wohoo! Too bad it's only for 1 year.

I got my email for this a few minutes ago.  Whereas the Windows Phone bonus shows up as "Enthusiast bonus", today's bonus is classified as "Windows bonus."

Dusteater says:

I didn't get any last time and haven't this time either. Oh well.

thaman04 says:

Did you ever unsubscribe to their emails/newsletters?  If so, you're probably out of luck.  You might want to check your marketing opt-in/opt-out settings.

Same here :/ (Portugal)

SwimSwim says:

Ohh, exciting! Microsoft is finally starting to play their cards right.

They made the best of a bad situation by picking the name OneDrive, it really fits in with their new campaign about Microsoft being the one tech giant for everything in your life.

That new commercial they made to announce OneDrive was beautiful, a great little ad, hope it makes it to air!

And I love it when Microsoft gives out little freebies like this. I already have more OneDrive storage than I know what to do with, but hey, I'll take it! Little things like this are what keep me a loyal Microsoft customer. :)

rudrAgni says:

Got the email and redeemed 20 GB storage!!

Vasu Jain says:

Got the extra 20 Gigs today.... Sitting on top of 360 GB OneDrive (I hate the name though.. SkyDrive was so awesome)

GeoKetch says:

That puts me at 65GB. 25GB base, 20GB from a month ago, and now this. Too bad the extra 40GB is only for a year.

brebo33 says:

Crossing my fingers that it will remain. They've got to compete with Box don't they? ;-)

sholokov says:

I am on 45GB. Didn't receive today's offer. My wife did, and she is not at 65GB.

dula714 says:

I got mine! Woohoo!

920Walker says:

Got last month's 20GB and today's. Perfect for phone, Surface and PC.

jayruguitar says:

Got mine. Currently @ 68GB free!

HTC13 says:

I got the email back in December and got the 20gb then. WP8.

brebo33 says:

This is an additional 20 GB

osoalex says:

I adopted Outlook early, I got a Windows Phone in 2012 and also I'm a long time SkyDrive user and I didn't receive any of these mails.

cjallan417 says:

I didn't get an email but have a 20GB "ethusiast bonus" in SkyDrive. Someone above mentioned this being for WP but I haven't bought a new phone since November 2012 and this was not there a month or so ago when I was looking to not renew my 50GB paid because I have the 200GB from the Surface 2 purchase.


TL;DR You might still have it.

thaman04 says:

If you haven't been getting ANY emails from them, you should check your marketing settings in your Microsoft Account settings... you may have opted-out or unsubscribed to their emails.

DJCBS says:

Last time they screwed up and I never got the 20GB storage either. More, my mother got the email...and she's only using WP because I gave her my old Nokia L800.


Although I don't use SkyDrive on Windows Phone that much, I do use it a lot for Word documents. Lets see if they're screwing up this time too. Since it's this "new" Microsoft we're talking about, I'm betting "yet, they will".

borasar says:

MS read the comments here, so obviously you didn't get the free storage, they gave it to your mother just to rub it in

DJCBS says:

And that's why there's a thing called "Google Drive" (with 15GB instead o 7GB) that I can use instead of SkyDrive and a company called "Google" to where I can turn to every time Microsoft screws up. Guess who ends up losing? MS. Oops.

borasar says:

there is also a thing called "a more entertaining comeback"....

on another note are you actually from Lisboa? 

DJCBS says:

Yes and proudly so, but what does that have to do with anything? o_O

borasar says:

No reason, just saw it on your card....  really cool city! I really liked it! and those pastel de nata in Belem were something!

hysonmb says:

If it's just the one year free 20GB, I'm not too stressed over not getting the email.

If it's permanent 20GB additonal though... I want it.

RyanAMG says:

I got this last month.

DVELOPinc says:

No, you got the WP one. This is different.

Jabid21 says:

Nice gesture from Microsoft. It's nice that Microsoft was able to make the best of the situation in renaming the service while playing on their new campaign; "for everything in your life."

bozvandam says:

I've got a gesture for MS

tim3804 says:

Got it. Awesome

dreonedon says:

I have nothing

kenzibit says:

Is this one too for a one year period?

_Emi_ says:

yeah, everything from now its "1 year" not permanent, that might change, but not today.

NIST says:

I want my 20GB!!!

Well I'll be.... Just checked my inbox, sure enough 20GB sitting there, Thanks Microsoft.

Darren Walsh says:

They sorted me out with an Exabyte!!

AndyGriff says:

I haven't got any extra today but I'm only using about 5 of my 247GB I've acquired in various SkyDrive bonuses.

kjnoel says:

I switched to since in beta and they never even gave me 20GB. Used SkyDrive since before it was cool and didn't get any bonus. Got the 20gb for Windows Phone last month and hoping to get some now.

Xaphoon148 says:

Nope, nothing...

rogerhew says:

Nope ! Nothing here too, but they did send an email and all it say was 'More apps to love with Windows 8.1' what a joke MS ?

Xaphoon148 says:

Haven't got that one either...
Signed up for news but...
Did have 25GB free a couple of years back, now I'm on 7GB :(

I got it after signing up to be notified about the new One Drive with my email account.

Got mine... 47gb now.

Corvodin says:

Soooo, that would be 240 GB of Skydrive that I got for free in the last month.

throws2000 says:

Got it... Good till 2015

weetigo says:

0 extra received so far.  Early adopter.  Bought many many many Windows Phones -- currently using a Nokia Lumia 1320.

Feel robbed :(

Me too! Still on the 7gbs.

jumala says:

Not once have I received extra space :'(

RMNG says:

I am an WP 8 User and I haven't got 20 GB of extra space yet!!!

Don't cry for me Argentinaaaaaaaaa!!! Ops, Sam. :P

I also didn't receive in the last time and I am a user since the day one. Hope this time we get....

Marco Gomes1 says:

Yeah, right. Not holding my breath.

RayWP7 says:

I am a lil disappointed I did not receive the WP bump. Been a platform user since day 1. Not bitching, just lamenting - I use it more than daily. I do wish they offered TB level capacity subscriptions. I hope I get the loyalty bump, if this is real.

Opera Ghost says:

US here, got mine and also the previous bump.

Not sure what qualifies me while some of you have not received your upgrade.  I bought a Samsung Focus WP7 on day one of the platform release.  I bought a Lumia 920 the week it came out and then a Lumia 1020 the week it came out.

Up to 65GB now.  They are sucking us in to where we get used to all this storage.  Come 2015 they are going to hit me with a bill.

astroXP says:

Hope I get mine, hope I get mine, hope I get mine...

borasar says:

it's free storage, not beetlejuice ;P

astroXP says:

Oh well, at least I gave it a try ;-)

I got it about a month ago. Lumia 822, but I've been with Windows since the HTC Trophy. No issues.

Duduosf says:

Haven't received anything from both my Outlook accounts.

Oubeid says:

Didn't receive the email yet, I don't think I will lool

I have a surface, Xbox 360, two Windows phone, and used windows 8 since day one of the dev preview, updated to the preview of windows 8.1 in the first week, and running Windows 8 Pro with WMC. Had an hotmail account forever (upgraded it to outlook really early) and I haven't gotten any of these deals!?!

Still on the minimum of 7gb.

astroXP says:

No never claimed back your 25GB when it was dropped to 7GB?

I must have not been paying attention back then.

FBirraque says:

I didn't received it!

Rick_Air says:

Didn't get an email but just checked and am now sitting on 45GB. Not sure how, fairly sure I had 7GB to start with, then got the 20GB extra about a year ago after receiving an email.
But 45GB? AWESOME. Plenty of space for my single OneNote file to grow.

AJFoegen says:

Didn't get any last time or this time. Lame!

Baryex86 says:

Got the 20 from last time and the 20G from today. :D

Nakazul says:

Already paid for some hundred's so I probably won't se this :(

Haven't gotten mine, yet I have like 300GB of storage...

NIST says:

Rodney's got a black cloud icon.

Okay, now that's racist...

omagic82 says:

I don't have an email for this in my inbox. And I never received an email for the 20GB for being a Windows Phone user. Even though I've been a WP user since day 1.

Rewire says:

As a day one WP adopter I never received extra storage. As a day one user I haven't received any extra storage. I have a feeling those if us that haven't received these early adopter perks will probably continue to be overlooked. I have no problem though as I still haven't burned through my 25GB on SkyDrive and I'm sure by the time I do capacity will expand again.

I guess I'm a disloyal customer. :l

I know I have flirted with IOS and Android, but right now I'm a dedicated Windows phone user, I have even programmed an app for it and its on the store.

Geronimo928 says:

Lol...i must have not gotten caught flirting

I got it but I've no use for it, I haven't even dented the 20gigs I've had for free since it all started.

WPmunkey says:

Got it! 65 giggys now!

themaxigeek says:

well, I am currently sitting at 248gb of storage, so if i miss out I wont cry over it lol

Daakkon says:

Heh I just got 40gb during Christmas, this could be awesome if I got this as well.

bc3tech says:

I didn't get any from the Windows Phone promo a month ago, and haven't seen anything this time around either. I've been a SkyDrive user since it came out :(

ashram says:

been on a windows phone since it was called windows mobile (5.0+ 6.0, WP7, WP8)

been using MS cloud storage since live mesh!

no free storage :(

AR2186 says:

Love these codes. Up to ~270 GB now with my original SkyDrive 25gb, Surface 2 and all these bonuses

JoRdaNeK says:

US ATT only :P

jgbstetson says:

No soup for me.

djSupport says:

Who cares if you get it or not if its only temporary there is no real benefit!

indieimprint says:

I've had a SkyDrive account since day 1 and nope.... never anything

yieldway17 says:

I didn't receive the WP 20GB offer email. I've been using WP for 2.5 years and in USA.

I didn't receive this new email as well even though I've been using Skydrive for very long time now.

Tafsern says:

Do you need a hug, American? A shoulder to cry on?

I got nothing last time and I got nothing this time either.

Got both! 47 gigs free! This is why I rant and rave about Microsoft constantly to everyone

mhsnow says:

I have been ALL in since I bought my Nokia Lumia 920 on day one of its release and I have yet to see any such email.  They had the same offer the end of the year as well. Not sure what I have to do get the 20GB, but it would nice if it went to all the loyal customers like me.

Nabiscuit says:

I didn't get my WP SkyDrive upgrade until a month after it was first reported here.

Bartdog says:

Woohoo I'm up to 47 GB with this and the enthusiasts bonus.

Ed Boland says:

I got my email and extra 20GB on top of my 7GB and my 200GB from my Surface 2. 227GB total!

Well I never got the WP 20gb. Then again, I still have my permanent 25gb + the 100 or 200 that came with surface for 2 years. Anyway, not that interested in time limited freebies, so whatever.

I didn't realize this was news - my wife and I each received this email a couple weeks ago. Extra 20 GB for 1 year.

JNeail says:

Rocking 28GB for the last 5 yrs 25 Free + 3GB 'Enthusiast bonus', my guess I won't see the additional 20GB's then hey.... Haha

RodimusMajor says:

Wow, I already got 20 for being a WP user, another 20 for being an "enthusiast" (referring to my using the dev preview thingy?), and now potentially another 20? That's a lot of space! It's a good time to be a student who uses Microsoft stuff, lol.

Ixia says:

Still on 7gb of which I've used 5.5gb. Meh.

felickz says:

Chalk this up to forth SkyDrive promo I did not get,, what gives?

Martinspire says:

Havent got a code the first time (even though i use outlook from launch), haven't got the second one (even though i own 2 WP phones) and haven't recieved this one either. I do have a 25gb Skydrive (as i was smart enough to convert the 7GB back to 25GB when they changed it) but thats all i got it seems.

QwarkDreams says:

Yeah, it seems pretty random. Not as long an outlook user as you are but I also didn't get anything for owning a WP phone. Something's very wrong with this randomness of who is considered a loyal customer.

kinaton says:

Nothing for me this time

LMAO, up to 47GB now.

mrdvos says:

Which email to check, or

mjrtoo says:

Waaa, I want my storage, waaa...

I never got it for Windows Phone 920 ):

bozvandam says:

loyalty (ˈlɔɪəltɪ)

n, pl -ties

1.  the state or quality of being loyal

2.  (often plural) a feeling of allegiance

3.  re: Microsoft – the state of counting for absolutely nothing

BobPro2 says:

How can you tell how much you have? File Explorer/properties doesn't say?? No info in the SkyDrive app?

kinaton says:

Click on ... Then settings then account on the wp8 app

Vastustaa says:

I'm up to 87 GB now. :)

QwarkDreams says:

To me it seems very random who's getting the bonus and who doesn't. I'm pretty sure I won't get any free space this time either. Kinda pissed....

DVELOPinc says:

Posted this to a user in the forums and tipped it but in case its overlooked: Get 20GB storage for a year for buying a Nokia Lumia (certain models), between Jan 10-31

Looks like I've been left out of this one as well . I have had windows phone from the start and never recieved the bump in storage a couple weeks back from that and nothing from this either...

Dave Bhullar says:

I have 47 gb free already somehow lol

MrWhiteman says:

I got my 20gb before Xmas, this is old news

DVELOPinc says:

This is not the same thing. Read the article first.

the92playboy says:

I never recieved my 20gb for having a WP, but chalked it up to being in Canada. Anyone else in Canada in the same boat?

CageJ says:

US ID for years... one of the first Windows Live users... and again nothing... stucked at 7GB.. 

TomRawlo says:

If I get an extra 20GB then I'll have a total of 63.5GB of cloud storage that I paid nothing for. Thank you Microsoft.

I've been a loyal customer since Hotmail/Windows Live Mail yet I,haven't gotten any free upgrade last time around. I was even an avid user of Live Mesh. Lets hope I get rewarded this time around.

karl11 says:

Mine shows only 7 GB.

indieimprint says:

Checked all my emails over the past several years. I see emails saying 'hay sign up 4 SkyDrive' from Microsoft, but I am already signed up.

Got the mail for the WP users... but nothing this time =/

I'm with 45GB only lol

Montpbm says:

Yeah funny, I never got the last 20Gigs so I won't hold my breath..

karl11 says:

Just added the 20gb for one year.