5 Whys to an invite

  1. Chanddrasekhar AB
    Froyo Oct 17, 2014

    Chanddrasekhar AB , Oct 17, 2014 :
    Hey guys... I have received three invites in total for the Oneplus One. The first one, I won in a contest. I used it to buy my phone.

    The second one, I got from a kind donor. I gave it away to my friend.

    I often see a lot of people looking for invites from total strangers. To be honest, I have done the same and have been the beneficiary of some kind people. However, I feel one must dig a little deeper to earn the treasure. I also have a feeling that a lot of people are unable to get invites just because they are not willing to try. So here's my attempt to find out.

    I now have a third invite I got from I don't know where. Probably because Oneplus likes me :). Problem is it has less 20 Hours on it and I am going to sleep now. I will come back online in about 9-10 hours (perhaps more) so you will probably have 8-10 hours to claim your invite when you get it. Here's how you can get it.

    Just answer the question "Why should I give the invite to you?". But there's a catch. You will need to answer that 5 times so that I may understand the root cause why you need the Oneplus One. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_Whys

    I will mail the invite to the person who impresses me the most with the reasons.

    EDIT - Looks like nobody's reading the wikipedia link... I want the root cause... Not just 5 different answers to the question why....

    Please read the link! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_Whys
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014

  2. Th3D3v1L
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

  3. Marvel1407
    Gingerbread Oct 17, 2014

  4. xaitmi
    Eclair Oct 17, 2014

    xaitmi , Oct 17, 2014 :
    1. I am looking for a new phone as my Nexus 5 16gb is too small for me now. An invite for a 64GB would be greatly appreciated.

    2. I am a nice person always giving donations to various charities.

    3. I am a cell phone enthusiast

    4. I develop my own andriods app

    5. I am a student on a low budget so this phone is great for me.

  5. mainardi94
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    mainardi94 , Oct 17, 2014 :
    1. Because I really need a new phone
    2. Because my old one is getting pretty bad now
    3. Because I can't afford a new expensive phone
    4. Because I'm a college student
    5. Because I want to make more money so I can afford phones without begging!

  6. chaficj
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

  7. egyptian9princess
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    egyptian9princess , Oct 17, 2014 :
    I really want the 1+ plus because
    1. It would be amazing to have such an awesome phone
    2. I am a student and this is an affordable phone for my situation
    3. I am currently using a 4.5 year old nexus S with a smashed screen
    4. Buying this phone will help me continue to support android
    5. And the main is because I think it would be awesome to have such a great and affordable phone because I will never settle

  8. hzungri
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    hzungri , Oct 17, 2014 :
    Why?I live in Argentina, and due to customs regulations we don´t get new technology,
    Why?I´m traveling to the states on tuesday, and I want to get the latest phone,
    Why?because I wont be able to change it for a long period of time.
    Why? I´m a technology lover, and nothing better than and CM android.
    Why? My face now looks pretty similar to the one of the cat in sherk!

    Thanks in advance mate!

  9. thejojo44
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    thejojo44 , Oct 17, 2014 :
    1.Because my blackberry9320 is dead
    2.Because i solve a math equation too late to get an invite
    3.because i was too late to translate a color code in hexadecimal then in letter
    4.Because i simply need a phone
    5.Because my mom accept to by this phone and i need to find an invite very speed before she decline her offer

  10. Scrap Iron Ryan
    Gingerbread Oct 17, 2014

  11. alai
    Donut Oct 17, 2014

    alai , Oct 17, 2014 :
    I want it
    I like it
    l love it
    I am Q
    I am QQ

    Please give it to me, :p

  12. chaficj
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    chaficj , Oct 17, 2014 :
    1. I am using an old Nokia c2 phone
    2. I am expecting a baby soon so I need to take lots of pics
    3. My bday is coming up so I want to treat myself
    4. I don't want to spend a lot of money
    5. I want to live the oneplusone experience to the max

  13. Tokamadda
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    Tokamadda , Oct 17, 2014 :
    1. Because my wife's i6 just arrived and i have to bring natural balance back to my universe
    2.. I can time most of the functions on my Motorala Razr Sux with a friggin calendar
    3. I need to show up my techie brother in-law by being there first
    4. I love the fact that an upstart is sticking it to the 600 lb gorrilas in the phone industry
    5 Its sooo cool

  14. Chanddrasekhar AB
    Froyo Oct 17, 2014

  15. meidarous
    Froyo Oct 17, 2014

    meidarous , Oct 17, 2014 :
    Why should you give the invite to me?
    - i can not buy OPO without invite.
    - i need to buy OPO ASAP
    - My iPhone 5s is not working well
    - My iPhone 5s had a battery drains issue
    - I want to communicate with my world again but this time through the flagship killer OPO

  16. meidarous
    Froyo Oct 17, 2014

    meidarous , Oct 17, 2014 :

    Why should you give the invite to me?
    - i can not buy OPO without invite.
    - i need to buy OPO ASAP
    - My iPhone 5s is not working well
    - My iPhone 5s had a battery drains issue
    - I want to communicate with my world again but this time through the flagship killer OPO

  17. FourThumbsDown
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

    FourThumbsDown , Oct 17, 2014 :
    1. Why? - I'm a financially challenged full time student.
    2. Why? - I am a third year computer science student in need of a modern and powerful android device.
    3. Why? - I need to develop a project that involves coding an android app.
    4. Why? - I currently do not posses an android device.
    5. Why? - My future career may very well depend on how good my project turns out. (I will be pitching this idea to recruiters come June next year) I cannot develop my project until I have this phone. :(
    Thank you in advance.

    Nevermind, I just got an invite from someone else :D
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014

  18. junaidkhan1992
    Cupcake Oct 17, 2014

  19. zaphodbeeblebrox
    Cupcake Oct 18, 2014

    zaphodbeeblebrox , Oct 18, 2014 :
    Hi Chanddrasekhar,

    Indeed it seems nobody here understands the 5 Whys ‘root-cause’ analysis concept even after you gave them the Wikipedia link. Or perhaps nobody wants to take the effort.

    So here’s my attempt at it:

    I. Why should you give the invite to me?

    Because even after more than 9 hours of you posting them clearly and then adding edits and a wiki link, nobody except me has quite understood your requirement and responded correctly.

    II. Why are you the only one / first one who understood and responded correctly?

    Because I have:

    1. An extreme attention to detail and reasoning abilities;

    2. I have good listening skills / comprehension skills;

    3. I take prompt action to accomplish tasks that I estimate to be doable by me.

    III. Why do you possess the above abilities / skills?


    1. I developed them due to my exceptional education in India;

    2. I have honed them in my professional career;

    3. I have been influenced by action-oriented individuals who have been my role models.

    IV. Why does your educational and career endeavours develop such skills?


    1. My fiercely competitive schools for engineering and finance both required me to perform super-human feats of analytical work with extreme attention to detail, which amongst other things also involved different types of reasoning and root cause analysis;

    2. My professional work earlier in scientific research and now in finance requires me to use the above developed skills to earn a living which hones them on a daily basis;

    V. Why do engineering and finance disciplines require attention to detail and reasoning skills?

    Because both these disciplines are:

    1. Numerate

    2. Precise - Extremely sensitive to quality

    3. Logical

    I hope the above meets the 5 whys analysis requirement. I have been using the Galaxy S2 for many years. Hoping to upgrade to OPO which is clearly an S5 level phone minus the unnecessary fancy stuff and plus some additional nice to haves. Will be thankful and feel lucky to receive the invite here.

  20. Santosh Borfalkar
    Cupcake Oct 18, 2014

    Santosh Borfalkar , Oct 18, 2014 :
    1 I got better job after lot of struggle
    2 my father wanted to buy smartphone from so many days
    3 so I want to give him a surprise gift
    4 after searching lot of forums I found opo is best
    5 and affordable if you r kind to me I will gift that to my father on occasion of Diwali(Indian festival)

    So will u??? To make me n my family happy!!!! Gi've invite #oneplusone