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#1 Severose   I'm okie dokie and loopy CAGiversary!   2428 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:43 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I know this is a video game forum, and this corner of the site as a whole is pretty dark, but I'd like to ask if there's anyone else here who's been following the new Android smartphone that recently launched from the tech startup company OnePlus, the One.

 

For those who aren't familiar, it's an amazingly affordable smartphone that boasts specs similar to and/or often better than those of other flagship devices. The big hype about this device is not only attributed to its affordability $299 (16 GB) / $349 (64 GB), but also very largely attributed to its inclusion of CyanogenMod 11S, an exclusive version of the widely popular custom ROM for Android.

 

If you haven't heard of it, you may be asking yourself, what's so different about this device that you'd feel the need to create a thread about it? You may or may not have heard about the single major factor that's currently limiting the availability of the device (aside from short supply at the moment), the invite system. OnePlus decided to approach the marketing and sale of this device in a way that they could gain mass appeal (by creating enormous hype through social media, word of mouth, etc.) alongside limiting the amount of devices being sold, thus creating a "holy grail"-type appeal to the device.

 

This has proven to be both very rewarding for the company, but also generated a lot of frustration and grief in the process.

 

To start, I'd just like to ask those of you who have been/are interested in continuing this thread/discussion to post/comment so I can get a head count to see if it's worth taking the additional time to keep this thread updated/maintained. Having said that, I will update this post with further information about the device if there is sufficient interest across the forum.

 

Links:

OnePlus.net

 

(Note: As an aside, I'm not entirely sure what sort of attention this may attract (given the massive following that they've amassed in the past few months), but please feel free to delete this thread if you feel it's necessary (assuming I haven't done so, if things get out of control).)



#2 Severose   I'm okie dokie and loopy CAGiversary!   2428 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:43 AM

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#3 Severose   I'm okie dokie and loopy CAGiversary!   2428 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:46 AM

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#4 sweeetja713   Damn you CAG mobile theme! CAGiversary!   2406 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:12 AM

Hmm if it ever got through on verizon that'd be cool. Really affordable for the specs if its without upgrade. Be a great option for keeping my unlimited data

#5 Severose   I'm okie dokie and loopy CAGiversary!   2428 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

Yup, this phone is only available online, which means it comes unlocked (compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and a few others) and free of any contract. Unfortunately, however, the phone would not be compatible with Verizon. :-(



#6 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3157 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:46 PM

I wonder if it works with Straight talk.



#7 Severose   I'm okie dokie and loopy CAGiversary!   2428 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

From this page, it would appear that it does work since they use an AT&T-type SIM:

 

"My primary is on Sprint right now, but I do wish they would support GSM phones. I'd be using the Oppo N1 as my primary if I could have put it on Sprint. Instead I have it on Straight Talk with an AT&T SIM."



#8 sweeetja713   Damn you CAG mobile theme! CAGiversary!   2406 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:18 AM

If it's successful enough I could see them bringing this model to other carriers when it hits a little cheaper to produce or planning to bring the inevitable future model to other carriers.

#9 panasonic   Joanna Dark CAGiversary!   4823 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:34 AM

the problem with this phone is you can't easily buy it. I need a new phone but you can only be invited to purchase.



#10 HuBu   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1330 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

the problem with this phone is you can't easily buy it. I need a new phone but you can only be invited to purchase.

And the company keeps on shooting itself in the foot trying to promote it.



#11 Davidevan84   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

I have an invite. Not sure if someone wants to buy the invite off me. People are selling them up to 50 on ebay. I will take 25 paypal.







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