Slower than anticipated invite rollout

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  1. Plenkske
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Aug 13, 2015

  2. spudski76
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

  3. oio
    Gingerbread Aug 13, 2015

    oio , Aug 13, 2015 :
    Exactly what happened with the one. Why pay for the R&D, i thought to myself...

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  4. rphlfjrd
    Lollipop Aug 13, 2015

    rphlfjrd , Aug 13, 2015 :
    Better to have more quality checks than rma requests ;)

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  5. Johng533
    Gingerbread Aug 13, 2015

  6. mv_gohel
    Donut Aug 13, 2015

    mv_gohel , Aug 13, 2015 :
    I was about to post that negativity has started due to slower than promised invite rate and fans are getting frustrated. I believe early impressions/experience (including purchase experience) are the key for any new product specially when you don't have required channels for marketing and publicity. Your only channel is users and fans, if they get in the wrong direction then your only channel goes in the negative side. But I believe OnePlus has more users who are staying positive and #NeverSettle than few going negative but you guys at OnePlus just make sure your testing very shallow water right now. I wish you guys again "do your best" and keep rolling out the good products, OP2 is just a milestone!

  7. akvijendra
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

    akvijendra , Aug 13, 2015 :
    Better late than never...but surely sent a lot of negative vibes among the forum users, active users, early supporters. Hopefully their tempers simmer down as the invites come through but...your statements are very vague. Either put a stop to rolling out invites to a certain date. Tell people that we need 2 weeks to resolve these issues. If you need give a headsup and extend it..but keeping everyone on tenterhooks by saying we will slow down and speed up. Not so cool! We all realize to an extend how hard it is to sell a product but you need to mature as an organization. There was a lot to learn from the first launch and sales. Doesn't look promising even now!

  8. vici0us
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 13, 2015

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  9. Wrighty
    Jelly Bean Aug 13, 2015

    Wrighty , Aug 13, 2015 :
    On it's own? Not really Carl.

    You expect the members and supporters to spam social media and their families to get the word out.

    And then you repay them by "slowing down" the invite rollout.

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  10. dsmonteiro
    Infamous Mastermind Staff Member Aug 13, 2015

    dsmonteiro , Aug 13, 2015 :
    Thank you for the honest feedback.

  11. mrgromoff
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

    mrgromoff , Aug 13, 2015 :
    God speed...and we will wait as always...patience and time are the most important things in lives of oneplus worshippers)

  12. joshhud
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

    joshhud , Aug 13, 2015 :
    @Carl I think you need to look up efficient in the dictionary.. Nothing about these two releases has been efficient

    " This allows us to have a very low marketing overhead, and distribute products direct to consumer in a more efficient manner"

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  13. girish388
    Froyo Aug 13, 2015

  14. USTA
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

    USTA , Aug 13, 2015 :
    They released it too soon. Should've waited for the results of real reviews. It's good they react to these issues before the release though but they need to take release dates more seriously and announce them more carefully!

  15. 11bch004
    Cupcake Aug 13, 2015

    11bch004 , Aug 13, 2015 :
    exactly how many invites are there??and i m at 28000 in one plus reservation list so will i get the one plus two or not

  16. MDMonden
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

  17. Starryknight24
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

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  18. alandarling
    Honeycomb Aug 13, 2015

    alandarling , Aug 13, 2015 :
    Thank you Carl for the update, a lot of one plus fans are waiting patiently for their invites and will continue to hang on so your efforts in getting our invites to us are appreciated.

  19. aravindan
    Eclair Aug 13, 2015

    aravindan , Aug 13, 2015 :
    Show some patience man.... Do you believe that when Nokia or Samsung launched their 2nd phone, they went all guns blazing? We shouldn't forget that OnePlus is coming into a market that is already saturated and were still able to make a name for themselves owing to product quality and reduced cost. This certainly needs some appreciation....

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  20. yahya
    Gingerbread Aug 13, 2015