Add this to news that should have happened a long time ago, but the OnePlus X Invite System is finally gone. Since its first phone in 2014, the folks at OnePlus have raised publicity for its “flagship killer” phones by making them invite only. Through that and a bunch of hair-brained schemes that seemed to backfire in the companies face more often than not, the company fell into the spotlight.
That’s the thing about ideas, they can only be used only a few times before the novelty wears off and the consumer just wants to buy the phone without the need of sacrificing one’s first born or giving some sort of DNA sample. Though, the latest device did find a few people who wanted it. The company continued the invite only trend for the OnePlus X and the OnePlus 2 and while people played along, the novelty did, in fact, wear off. After months of invite only sales, the company has decided to forego the OnePlus X invite system, as well as the same for the OnePlus 2. In the invite systems’ place is a brand new, send-them-money-in-return-for-a-phone approach.
That said, the invite system helped with dealing with constraints on supply, at least according to OnePlus. As for why the company went with the classic money-for-goods approach, we’re not sure. OnePlus didn’t really give a reason for it. The company says that the invite system for the OnePlus X is gone forever. Though, there’s no telling whether or not the company will get rid of the invite system for new devices in the future altogether. One can hope that the company does.
Even so, only time will tell, and we may see it come back when the OnePlus device for 2016 arrives. Again, hopefully not. What are your thoughts on the invite system going away? Is it a welcome idea and will you be purchasing a OnePlus X or OnePlus 2? Let us know in the comments section below or on social media.Source: Google+
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