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64GB OnePlus One invites being sent to forum members

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64GB OnePlus One invites being sent to forum members
Are you one of the earliest supporters of the OnePlus One? If you joined the company's forum early enough, and constantly posted messages, you might be in line to wrangle an invitation for the 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One. There has been so much demand for this particular model, OnePlus has decided to produce it before churning out the 16GB unit in white.

Invites are going to go out to certain forum members based on how long they have had an account for. The older your account, the higher your ranking. You also must have a minimum amount of posts. OnePlus says that the required number of posts is "less than you think," so perhaps having written a post or two will be enough for you to be considered. However, some of these posts need to be recent. OnePlus wants to be around for a long time, so they need more than just fair-weathered fans.

OnePlus is forcing those who get an invite to use it within 24 hours, or else it will go to the next person in the rankings. This is smart because it prevents a secondary market in invites from starting.

The company is also working on a pair of contests involving the 64GB model, and that is sure to draw a lot of attention. The reason for the plethora of contents has to do with saving money. CEO Peter Lau said last week that the OnePlus One is being sold at cost. To make that work out, the company eschews national advertising campaigns, deciding to go with community partners and online advertising.

source: OnePlus via AndroidCentral

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posted on 18 May 2014, 03:50 13

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


What OnePlus has done trying to sell their phones with constant games and gimmicks is so incredibly worse than pre-orders, it amazes me.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:36

24. sssway (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jun 2014)


If you want a Oneplus one phone ,do not wait for the invites anymore ,
Just get one from us immediately .
Contact me , sway_lin@outlook.com

posted on 18 May 2014, 04:02 8

2. techperson211 (Posts: 592; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Why not just make it available in the whole world . Stupid gimmick sending invites. People come to buy smart phones not invites not unless it's for oscar.

posted on 18 May 2014, 12:30 1

17. Hungacsokesz (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


Yay, so hungary is not the part of the world?
Well i guess it's far from Austria like 50 km from here... (Y)

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 03:37

25. sssway (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Jun 2014)


If you want a Oneplus one phone ,do not wait for the invites anymore ,
Just get one from us immediately .
Contact me , sway_lin@outlook.com

posted on 18 May 2014, 04:24 2

3. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Everyone is bitching about those invites but it only takes 5 minutes to register on XDA and ask for invitation. Some good soul will send it for sure.
If everyone could buy it instantly they would have problems with production (look Z2)

posted on 18 May 2014, 06:09 8

5. izim1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Everyone is bitching because it's ridiculous. Just like comparing it to the Z2... It's a new company new product and aside from the techies no one has heard of them. They're acting as if they're trying to avoid people from camping out for their phone or something.

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:05 1

14. techperson211 (Posts: 592; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


They're not Sony so the they're not a establish phone maker. Instead of sending invites just make it available that's it.

posted on 18 May 2014, 05:01 1

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 745; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Will not be surprised if those *lucky* individuals with invites are actually shills and accomplices.

Really OnePlus. Publicity stunt? Is that what you're after?

posted on 18 May 2014, 06:35 1

6. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


When is the release date for this device

posted on 18 May 2014, 07:25 2

7. GreekGeek (Posts: 745; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Doesn't actually matter. availability will depend on quotas and caps set by this company. Who will actually get one

Everything will be done through invites. Yeah, stupid invites!

And Gawd knows if those invites are for real or not.

Things get *fishy-er* by the passing day

I can't believe people actually fell for this

posted on 18 May 2014, 08:09 4

8. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I just purchased the Nexus 5 in Red. No waiting for an invite for that.

posted on 18 May 2014, 08:10 2

9. AfterShock (Posts: 2798; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


They've created free press an advertising.
Kudos to them.

I want a 64gb model too, but will bide my time for it.

posted on 18 May 2014, 08:55

11. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


That was the entire point of it...thus saving money for the consumers...

posted on 18 May 2014, 08:54

10. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Old news, p.a.....everyone who posts a set minimum number of posts will get the first invites...

posted on 18 May 2014, 09:01

12. sip1995 (Posts: 801; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


It's a Lagdroid phone....no big deal.

posted on 18 May 2014, 09:55 7

13. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Interesting...never heard of an iPhone or iPod being referred to as a 'Lagdroid'...

posted on 18 May 2014, 10:06 3

15. ErenJaeger (Posts: 116; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I'm only going to buy this phone if the invite system disappears. Simple as that.

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:36 1

20. fzacek (Posts: 1579; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The invite system was a really stupid idea...

posted on 18 May 2014, 11:16 3

16. magnus (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Since they are probably selling the phone at loss they can't let anyone buy it since it would be too expensive for them. Instead they sell low volumes in the beginning while still keeping the hype up. The component cost goes down over time and also the loss. It's the same tactics as several other vendors for example Xiaomi.

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:46 2

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


If they charged people for the pre-orders, then they could buy in bulk and achieve better price reductions without making people play games and get frustrated.

Let's say they had 10 million pre-orders. That would be $3.5 billion in the bank that they could use to get component discounts vs. fussing around with gimmicks and alienating potential customers.

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:33 1

19. fzacek (Posts: 1579; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Dear OnePlus:
This is business, not a game. Your invite system is a stupid waste of your company's potential. Stop it.

posted on 19 May 2014, 05:43

21. elisha.siegelman (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


None of you really has any idea what's going on, do you, Oneplus doesn't have enough phones yet. They need to make everybody want to wait, so they found a way. That's it. Do you think they wouldn't sell the goddamn phone to you if they could? Stop complaining.

posted on 19 May 2014, 06:28

22. GreekGeek (Posts: 745; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


You don't get it do you.

They are promoting the OnePlus brand so they are doing everything that they could to attract attention. I honestly don't think they would want to make money out of the OnePlus One phones *just yet*

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:14

23. beedeezy14 (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


It's their way of promoting. It's free publicity to share an invite than your typical pre-order.

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