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Let’s talk about invites

  1. Carl Co-founder Staff Member Jun 1, 2016

    Carl, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Friends,

    I know there have been a lot of rumors and leaks. By now, most of you are aware that the OnePlus 3 will be out soon. However, we’re extremely excited about one key piece of news that we’ve managed to keep a secret:

    We’re releasing the OnePlus 3 invite-free, right from launch day. In addition, invites are gone forever from future OnePlus product launches.

    The invite system has a special place in our history. When we first started out, our team was incredibly small. We had no idea what the demand of the OnePlus One would look like. We also weren’t fans of flash sales, where there’s a risk of everything selling out immediately, forcing fans to wait indefinitely. To address this, we designed the invite system to give customers a chance to purchase a phone as soon as we had inventory ready.

    The demand for the OnePlus One was much higher than expected. Some got into a frenzy hunting for invites, while others have complained continuously and loudly ever since. Regardless though, the invite system allowed us to scale our operations and manage our risks to help us grow more sustainably.

    With the OnePlus 3, we’re officially saying goodbye to invites. It’s a big step for us as a company, our fans, and fellow tech enthusiasts. After sending out millions of invites over the past two years, it’s hard to not think back to the early days and how far we’ve come. We’re proud to have reached a point where we feel confident in making our new device available without invites from day one.


    We’re excited to invite you to the Loop for the official launch of the OnePlus 3 on June 14. Make sure you don’t miss out on the grand unveiling. The doors to the Loop will open at 12:30 PM Eastern Time*. During the first two and a half hours of the launch, our new flagship device will be available exclusively in the Loop, which doubles as the world’s first global VR shopping experience. Open sales for the OnePlus 3 will begin on OnePlus.net at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Start preparing to join the experience today and download the app now!

    Never Settle


    *Launch schedule for all time zones on June 14:
    • 12.30 PM EDT (New York)
    • 9.30 AM PDT (San Francisco)
    • 4.30 PM UTC/GMT
    • 5.30 PM BST (London)
    • 6.30 PM CEST (Paris)
    • 10.00 PM IST(Bengaluru)
     
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  2. Ricbro Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 1, 2016

    Ricbro, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Let's talk ...

    That's fantastic news.

    And the forums won't be clogged up with 'I NEED AN INVITE' ;):D

    Downloading now..
     
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  3. jkb114 KitKat Jun 1, 2016

    jkb114, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Great news to hear of retirement of invites. It has been a key part of the history of OP, but I'm rather glad to see it out on it's be-hind...
    Curious how we will be able to order in VR but who knows what you have up your sleeves...

    WOW!!! That Video looks F*%£ing awesome!!!!
     
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  4. Wahoux KitKat Jun 1, 2016

    Wahoux, Jun 1, 2016 :
    yeahh :D


    WHAT THE FUKK ! The VR shop looks so damn amazing ! Jetpack so fun :D and Carl in hologram! DAMN it's so awesome :eek:
     
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  5. noquarter French POC Assistant Head Moderator Jun 1, 2016

    noquarter, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Wow, great news !
    So eager to see the OP3 and the VR launch.
    Thanks for update
     

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    aris, just a fan guy, volteon and 3 others like this.
  6. keithnyc Lollipop Moderator Jun 1, 2016


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  7. Lolindir88 Eclair Jun 1, 2016


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  8. Andre Nguyen Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 1, 2016


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  9. Silverchaoz KitKat Jun 1, 2016

    Silverchaoz, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Im happy the invites are gone forever now. i remember back in 2014 that it was a hell with all the invites and begs on the forums. Also remembered that i got contacted multiple times if i want to buy an invite for money lmao.
     

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  10. SaltLife Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 1, 2016


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  11. tomcaniels Gingerbread Jun 1, 2016

    tomcaniels, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Wow! Great step forward for One Plus, saying goodbye to invites. Excited to see what the future will bring.
     

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  12. Horsault Lollipop Moderator Jun 1, 2016


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  13. tomcaniels Gingerbread Jun 1, 2016

    tomcaniels, Jun 1, 2016 :
    Invite system was coming to an end - especially with the great **** up surrounding the OP2.
     

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  14. Schwabl Eclair Jun 1, 2016

    Schwabl, Jun 1, 2016 :
    If you really manage to have enough stock of OnePlus 3 at Day1: Hats off!
     

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  15. doug88 Gingerbread Jun 1, 2016


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  16. dsmonteiro The Lab - OnePlus 5T Reviewer Community Expert Jun 1, 2016

    dsmonteiro, Jun 1, 2016 :
    I guess I'll ask my boss to leave earlier from work.

    PS - A friend just told me yesterday that he wouldn't get the OP3 if it was invite-free. /facepalm
     

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  17. transit Gingerbread Jun 1, 2016


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  18. Plenkske Dutch POC Assistant Head Moderator Jun 1, 2016


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  19. hemanandr Donut Jun 1, 2016

    hemanandr, Jun 1, 2016 :
    I will envy the OP3 buyers, they don't have to hunt around for invites anymore!
     

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  20. Luke-S Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 1, 2016


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