OnePlus may be a new player in the industry, but one can’t deny the fact that, they have proved to make it to the big stage. Their first device the OnePlus One was a successful and critically well-acclaimed device. The OnePlus Two is also selling so well in India and other countries. And their recent budget entry the OnePlus X is a killer phone for the price range.
So, every phone they make is good, in fact, they have much better specs for the price than other phones in the industry. Having all that said, getting an invite to buy the phone is crazier than getting a train ticket in a railway station ticket counter in India. If you find someone nice enough to help, you may get one. Else you stand in the queue or end up waiting for the next train!
The invite system is so bad that most of the people bought some other phone, rather than waiting for a hopeless invite. While some may find it a very good marketing strategy, most people find it annoying. Why not? You pay your money and they are just another smartphone company in the ocean. Period.
Well, finally OnePlus seems to have realized that and yes, no more invite system. Hold on! It’s only for the OnePlus Two for now. You still need invites to buy the OnePlus X, at least for now. Revealing the news in the OnePlus forums, here’s what OnePlus staff Carl has to say:
It’s hard to believe, but on December 17, OnePlus will celebrate its second anniversary.
Some of you have been on this journey with us since day one. You’ve been there for the highs and lows, standing with us as we’ve grown and focused our business. Others may be newer to the OnePlus family, taking a chance on a new mobile startup after receiving an invite from a friend.
The invite system has been crucial to letting us scale our operations and has given our fans a unique way to share OnePlus with the people in their lives. But we are always trying to enhance the OnePlus experience for you and taking risks to push ourselves and show real improvements. That’s why we’re making the OnePlus 2 invite-free … forever!
That’s right; you’ll never again need an invite to purchase the OnePlus 2. We’re proud to be able to make the OnePlus 2 invite-free so soon and hope this will make getting your very own OnePlus 2 a cheerfully easy experience.
Speaking of cheer, we’re ringing in the holiday spirit by making it much simpler to give the gift of OnePlus this year. Starting at midnight on December 5, not only will the OnePlus 2 will be invite-free forever … we’re also making the OnePlus X invite-free all day December 5-7.
But that’s not all. Check out the other deals we’re offering from December 5-7 just in time for the holidays:
- OnePlus 2 StyleSwap Covers are 50% off
- Select OnePlus One accessories are 90% off
- All other accessories are 10% off
- As a special holiday gift, a limited number of first orders will receive an exclusive Never Settle mousepad!
Order your OnePlus device or accessories by December 7 and you’ll receive it for the holidays, guaranteed. Remember, this is the last chance to be sure it will get there in time, so don’t miss out. It’s good to know you’ll be giving the gift everyone else will be envious of this year.
And if you’re in New York City on December 7 from 11 am-12 pm, check out the NASDAQ screen in Times Square for a final reminder about this holiday deal.
Thanks for sharing the ride with us for two amazing years. We can’t wait for what’s next.