OnePlus decides to award "old" contest winners with a new phone

OnePlus decides to award "old" contest winners with a new phone
On Saturday, we told you the story about one of our loyal readers by the name of Alvaro. Using the handle JinRoh, he had posted the 5001st post on the OnePlus forum which, under the rules of a contest being run by the upstart phone manufacturer, entitled him to a brand new OnePlus One handset. The phone launches on Wednesday, but will initially be available via invitation only. Alvaro's good luck turned on Saturday when OnePlus renumbered the posts, bringing back some deleted messages, and Alvaro and the author of post number 10,000 both lost out on the phone.

Apparently, our story on Saturday must have rattled a few cages. Kudos to OnePlus for doing the right thing, and even going above and beyond the call of duty. The company not only awarded the free phones to the original winners, they also gave each winning poster two additional invitations to buy the phone. OnePlus posted the revised winners list on its site.

In addition, the sand keeps running through the hourglass as the countdown timer on the OnePlus site rolls down toward Wednesday's launch. With this minor bump in the road taken care of, it should be smooth sailing for the release of the OnePlus One.

Thanks, and congratulations, Alvaro

source: OnePlus

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