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The OnePlus Invite System [Updated May 9]

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  1. Juanma
    Froyo Apr 17, 2014

    Juanma , Apr 17, 2014 :
    But if they wanted to do that, specifically, they could just have come clean from the beginning. I think that if everyone knew that from the start, no one would have complained because that's how the rules of the game were.
     

  2. stevestevela
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014

    stevestevela , Apr 17, 2014 :
    The "horrible" bezels also get you loud stereo speakers. I'd take that... The mono speaker on my N5 is barely audible in noise areas.
     

  3. darkangelism
    Honeycomb Apr 17, 2014


  4. BTLRoach
    Donut Apr 17, 2014


  5. stevestevela
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014


  6. rocketwidget
    Cupcake Apr 17, 2014


  7. nik_pa
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 17, 2014

    nik_pa , Apr 17, 2014 :
    It is the case, they've admitted they are only building so many at a time so as to avoid having more phones than demand thus resulting in bankruptcy. Plus it allows them to build hype by being a scarce commodity.

    Check out the comments from them on reddit http://www.reddit.com/user/devildv
     

  8. betold
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014

    betold , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Looks like your marketing worked better than expected.
    hopefully you don´t have all your invites aka friends in china. think also of the rest of the world...
     

  9. kevin943
    Cupcake Apr 17, 2014

    kevin943 , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Well I can't wait and I hope I get an invite been waiting for a phone like this seems like forever
     

  10. Droid1294
    Jelly Bean Apr 17, 2014

    Droid1294 , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Thanks
     

  11. lucatarik
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014


  12. Tiger74
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014

    Tiger74 , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Yep, this looks good... but I want to be ONE of the First One Plus One adopters!!!!
     

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  13. Randomacts
    Cupcake Apr 17, 2014

    Randomacts , Apr 17, 2014 :
    bah.. I was going to get this as my mother's first smart phone : ' (

    She can't talk to my brother as easily while he is in Europe until she gets a smartphone.
     

  14. BTLRoach
    Donut Apr 17, 2014

    BTLRoach , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Just more reassuring you know? I'll always be down for preorders, but this kind of takes away some of the pressure of getting in the first round of devices.. But then there is the need to be active for an invite. No problem there though
     

  15. scwei
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 17, 2014


  16. Floydfire
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014

    Floydfire , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Well this is called hype. More hype more sell for what I think... Oneplus is more hype than fact. I'm interested in this phone like all in there for his price and hardware this don't sell itself to people that doesn't want the same thing and I'm thinking about the iPhone and Samsung in my country that have more hype than a good phone like this... They don't have the money to go on commercial so they do this hypegame at least this is what I think I hope they prove me wrong.
     

  17. stevestevela
    Gingerbread Apr 17, 2014

    stevestevela , Apr 17, 2014 :
    I hear ya... But I'm already sold on the phone, especially at this price point. It's a no-brainer for me to upgrade and sell my N5. I'd rather just plunk my money down and be assured of getting one without having to guess what sort of invite algorithm they will use.
     

  18. Raymond Kwong
    Froyo Apr 17, 2014

    Raymond Kwong , Apr 17, 2014 :
    Not too bad an idea. But pls be reminded dont end up acting like Xiaomi!! They have been selling a lot of phone, but at the same time they have made a lot of people angry and disappointed with the ways they sell products. You can easily feel when you go to their facebook page of hk. Always good to learn from other people's mistakes.
     

  19. djhack
    Cupcake Apr 17, 2014


  20. gavinbrad
    Eclair Apr 17, 2014

    gavinbrad , Apr 17, 2014 :
    My only worry is the eBay market that'll spring up. There was bidding for GMail invites, Ingress invites...all sorts.

    Where's there's a buck to be had it'll spring up!