OnePlus One winners get devices with "thank you" card, but sans a charger and a SIM ejector tool
posted by Peter K. / May 14, 2014, 9:59 AM
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
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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?
posted on May 14, 2014, 10:11 AM 5
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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...
posted on May 14, 2014, 10:52 AM 2
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There is no charger in the box. If you read OnePlus's website, you'll see. Just pull down to the bottom. http://oneplus.net/one#specifi
posted on May 14, 2014, 10:53 AM 4
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
posted on May 14, 2014, 11:02 AM 3
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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.
posted on May 14, 2014, 12:59 PM 0
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.
posted on May 14, 2014, 11:15 AM 3
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.
posted on May 14, 2014, 1:03 PM 4
Posts: 1866; 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.
posted on May 15, 2014, 8:35 AM 0
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