Forget 1TB, China’s Tencent is giving away 10TB worth of free cloud storage

Forget 1TB, China’s Tencent is giving away 10TB worth of free cloud storage

Yesterday we reported that Chinese tech giants Baidu and Qihoo 360 are currently courting users with 1TB of free space, putting the free space given by Dropbox, Box and Microsoft to shame.

Today another Chinese tech company Tencent has upped the game, offering a jaw-dropping 10TB worth of free storage. Yes, that’s a whopping 10 times more than the already-shocking 1TB being offered.

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There is a caveat though — you won’t get the whole 10TB worth of space at one go. Instead, Tencent will top up your storage space as you deplete it.

How it works: sign up for a Tencent QQ account and download the latest version of the Tencent Cloud (Weiyun) mobile app. Click on the big blue button on Weiyun’s promo site and you will immediately receive 1TB worth of free space first. As the amount of space you use increases (and in turn lowering the amount of space you are left with), Tencent will top up your storage space automatically, up to a maximum of 10TB. The table below demonstrates how it works, with the first row referring to used storage space, and the second row referring to the auto top-up amounts.

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The promotion is ongoing, so those who want to get your hands on this staggering 10TB worth of space had better be quick.

This latest move, besides being beneficial for consumers, will also likely put pressure on cloud storage services, which often give away set amounts of free storage space as an incentive for users to sign up. Dropbox has offered free space amounts ranging from 25-50GB as part of promotional deals with Samsung and HTC, Box has offered 50GB of free storage with file-size limitations before, and just this week Microsoft upped the storage space for its SkyDrive Pro offering from 7GB to 25GB.

➤ Tencent Cloud (Weiyun) Mobile App | iOS | Google Play

Tencent Cloud (Weiyun) Promo Website

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