OnePlus One winners get devices with "thank you" card, but sans a charger and a SIM ejector tool

OnePlus One winners get devices with
As you might remember, the provocative Smash the Past promotion of OnePlus backfired on the company and created a fair amount of negative media backlash – initially, people were required to smash a smartphone, but after a while, OnePlus demanded that they donate them to charity instead. The prize of the promotion? Well, a 100 random luckers will get a Cyanogenmod-powered OnePlus One for just a dollar. Sounds unimaginably good, right?

Well, the provocative promotion appears to be over and apparently the 100 winners have already been chosen, as some have allegedly already received their affordable high-end smartphones. It seems that all OnePlus One devices are bundled with a signed "thank you" card from the CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau. While his personal signature is a nice touch, several winners noticed that two relatively important accessories are missing from the package – there was neither a charger, nor a SIM tray ejector tool.

It appears that OnePlus rushed to deliver the smartphones to the winners of the promotion before the official retail boxes were ready for shipment. Fortunately, any microUSB cable and charger can be used to do the job, so the lucky 100 ones should not have any issues with using any compatible accessory. Hopefully, early OnePlus One adopters won't experience the same issues, as the company claims that all retail boxes will be ready by the end of this month, just before the OnePlus One lands on the shelves.

UPDATE: It appears that the official retail box of the OnePlus One would not contain a charger or a SIM ejector tool, just a USB cable. 

source: Phandroid via AndroidBeat



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

That's a deal breaker. :/

2. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

OnePlus One Minus(ChargerPlusEjector)

3. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Anyone else read "Well, a 100 random *uckers will get a Cyanogenmod-powered OnePlus One for just a dollar." With the f word instead of luckers?

22. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Stupid monkey :D

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


5. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

For 1 USD I think they can't complain, but on the ther hand, this is bad publicity. I wouldn't want to "smash" or donate my phone, for a phone wihtout a charger...

11. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

But on the other hand, you smash/donate a sub-par phone, keep your charger, and get a better phone for a buck. With all the money saved, I'm sure another charger, if needed, is affordable.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

There is no charger in the box. If you read OnePlus's website, you'll see. Just pull down to the bottom.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

ANY 5 volt 1-2 Amperes will do, no big deal since probably more than 95 percent of the lucky winners already have one. But yeah, this company is already ruffling many people's feathers, first , the stupid invites, and now we have this?! This is a really W-T-F moment........can't stand their lame gimmicks

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I concur. Sometimes I wonder if OnePlus One will get it together or if they are just a signpost pointing to better things to come from other companies. The next 2-3 months are very important for OnePlus to get going making phones, shipping phones, and stop with the gimmicks.

8. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Getting a high-end phone for a buck, and then complaining about it not coming with a charger nor a sim-eject tool. Wow, how entitled they are. Does anyone not already have at least 1 micro-usb charger? And a safety pin will work just fine. Get over yourselves.

9. bataxstar unregistered

OnePlus will send it to them later they said. Guys, what's better get the phone already now or wait on a small thing like a box to be ready??

10. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

WTF!!! Why would they do that... Are chargers really that expensive to build.

13. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Who cares how expensive they are to build. I think all companies should do this. I have like 12 chargers laying around I know most of us do. Personally I would like to see phones come without charger. Pass the savings on to me and keep millions of chargers out of land fills.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Such a trivial thing, I wouldn't hold that against them considering you got the phone for just about nothing. Kudos OnePlus One.

15. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

And they ship it in a ziploc bag...a used one...

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

That was formerly used to collect human hair.

16. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Too bad...I didn't get it :(

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Mine shipped with everything....

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

Yeah smashed a phone on this list not even a email back f them Nexus for me screw the giant sized phone Nexus or m8 or prime

19. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013


21. tokuzumi

Posts: 1948; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Not having the the charger adapter isn't a big deal. I've got a few. But no sim ejection tool? While I rarely take out my sim card, it's not really advisible to remove the sim with a paper clip, as you *can* damage the phone that way.

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