How to Set Up the Free OneDrive and Skype Accounts on Your Surface
Unlike the first generation Surface RT and Surface Pro, the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 models come with two perks: a free 200GB OneDrive account for two years and both Unlimited World and Skype WiFi for one year.
So, what does that mean? Here’s the scoop:
OneDrive: OneDrive is a storage space that you can access from the Internet. By storing files on OneDrive, you can access them from anywhere: your Surface, your PC, your smartphone, or even any web browser.
Skype: Skype works like a telephone call or video conference between two PCs. Although it’s free when used between two PCs, calling landlines or cell phones with Skype costs extra. The one-year Unlimited World subscription lets you use Skype to call landlines and cell phones for free in many countries. The one-year Skype WiFi subscription lets you connect to Skype WiFi hotspots around the globe for free, as well.
To activate them, find the blue cards packaged with your Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2. Visit the websites listed on the cards and enter the code printed on the cards’ backs.
Now, the fine print:
You must redeem the offers within 90 days after buying your Surface. You can’t redeem them after December 31, 2014. And you can redeem only one offer per Microsoft account.
Check here to read more fine print and sign up for your free OneDrive space.
Check here to see the countries covered by Skype’s Unlimited World subscription and to sign up for your free Skype and Skype WiFi account.