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

OnePlus decides to award
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.

Alvaro, aka JinRoh, gets his free OnePlus One back along with two invites

Alvaro, aka JinRoh, gets his free OnePlus One back along with two invites


Thanks, and congratulations, Alvaro

source: OnePlus

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17 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Congratulation to those lucky people.

2. express77 unregistered

MIstake fixed.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Isn't it funny how a company doing the right thing is news worthy? It's become the norm that companies screw their customers over so we naturally expect it now.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

after so much critism any consumer company will do the same to save their face.... most consumer companies only take action when their name comes at stack otherwise they are ignorant to take corrective action...

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I was pretty sure this would happen.

4. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Glad things worked out. One Plus has huge potential if they can avoid another incident like this again.

5. THE_Hulk

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

So if I don't get an invitation I can never buy an OnePlus One?! :O or it is just for the starting and will be available globally later (and can be bought without an invitation)?! anyone please enlighten me :-(

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hulk mad? Hulk smash?

6. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Yo Jinroh wanna sell it to me for $350? :-)

7. Orion78

Posts: 166; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

''Apparently, our story on Saturday must have rattled a few cages.'' LMAO! You're giving yourself too much credit there dude. OnePlus were going to fix things regardless.

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

There was a big stink about it on xda too. And PA certainly wasn't the only news site to report on it either.

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Haha... you are one of a big ignorant... oneplus might not fix the problem if few cages were not rattled... oneplus might stick to a dicision to award only new winners... they have done it to save their face... no consumer company will like to have such a bad image

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Make sense, please.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

In reply to post#7... clear now? :p

12. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

The thing I don't understand is, did they ever even announce that jinroh had won before he had a bitch fit? If he looked, it was obvious at the time that there were multiple posts of the same number. It happened before his 50k post and afterwards. He was crying about telling everyone about it, but I don't recall them even making the announcement right away. When they had finally announced it, the post numbers were corrected. They didn't "indian-giver" him, I don't think.

16. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Now that's a good publication. The invite thingy still annoys me though.

17. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Better than nothing.

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