Better late than never I suppose. If OnePlus’s continual use of the infamous invite system has kept you away from purchasing the manufacturer’s latest flagship phone, you’ll now get a chance to reconsider.
OnePlus has just announced that starting on Dec. 5th, the OnePlus 2 will never again require an invite to purchase.
[blockquote author=”OnePlus”]The invite system has been crucial to letting us scale our operations and has given our fans a unique way to share OnePlus with the people in their lives. But we are always trying to enhance the OnePlus experience for you and taking risks to push ourselves and show real improvements. That’s why we’re making the OnePlus 2 invite-free … forever![/blockquote]
Regardless if you’re going to buy a OnePlus 2 now or not, any news about the invite system going away is great to hear. We can only hope that it will be phased out completely sooner than later.
The OnePlus 2 was launched this past summer, with mixed reception. You can check out our review, here. Many Android enthusiasts were bothered that OnePlus left out NFC (inhibiting the use of Android Pay). More recently, there was a controversy over the OnePlus 2’s stock USB Type-C cable. A Google engineer brought to light that OnePlus’s cable wasn’t up to snuff for the brand-new standard. OnePlus responded by offering refunds.
In case the more recently launched OnePlus X is more your cup of tea, the manufacturer fortunately didn’t leave it out in this announcement. The smaller brother will also receive an invite-free status on Dec. 5th but only for two days. OnePlus is also throwing some accessory discounts over that timeframe (Dec. 5-7). Hit up the source link for details!