The AT&T HTC One M8 has been hit with a glitch that has, at least temporarily, taken away the bonus 50GB of Google Drive storage that come with the device. HTC Advantage is one of the nicer services that come with the device; it includes benefits like free cracked screen replacement, HTC backup and hands-on help. Users also get an additional 50GB of storage on Google Drive for two years. Well, that is as long as you're not on AT&T.
It seems that a "glitch" has deactivated the extra storage offer for AT&T customers, leaving them without the 50GB of space (Google Drive still comes with 15GB free on the base level). While Ed Kuhner, HTC VP of Customer Experience, promises that a fix is in the works, a resolution and the restoration of the missing 50GB isn't expected until mid-May:
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.
So just a heads up, if you're running an HTC One M8 on AT&T, don't be alarmed if you notice that your Google Drive storage allotment has dropped considerably. It's coming back. Eventually.
And HTC has confirmed to us that the glitch only affects the actual AT&T version of the M8, and not the unlocked or developer versions (which are based on the AT&T SKU).