We have covered the OnePlus One multiple times and we all know how good it is, how cheap it is, and how rare it is. OnePlus only allows you to buy this amazing device with invites and invites only. At first it was only open to 100 people that participated in the ‘smash the past’ contest. These 100 people had to sacrifice their own flagship somehow. Later OnePlus opens more invitations but only to select OnePlus forum members. After that OnePlus pulls a charity stunt by auctioning invites in eBay, giving away the proceeds that come from the auction to a select charity body. After all the hype built around it, OnePlus suddenly said that the customers who ordered the OnePlus One would only get their device after a security issue is fixed by Cyanogen. How long the delay would be? No one knew. Joy of joys the issue was fixed in time and the devices already start shipping which means that it would meet the deadlines set by itself. So if you have ordered One expect to receive it any time soon.
For those who already placed an order on this device would claim that it is no easy task, you’ve earned it. But it seems that there is an easier alternative to getting the OnePlus One without the invitation. The OnePlus One is manufactured in China, specifically in the same factory that manufactures Oppo. So in one sense you are actually purchasing an Oppo right? If you don’t want to get through the hassle of getting the OnePlus invitation that is exactly what you can do. You can now go to Oppomart.com where they offer you the OnePlus One without any invitations at all. The catch here, is that you would have to pay $100 more than what OnePlus would charge you and you can only get a 16GB model from them. It also runs on Color OS, not the Cyanogen that you are promised by OnePlus. So you are not getting a OnePlus One, you are getting a Oppo OnePlus One 16GB for $399. Nay? There is a newer alternative for you to get the OnePlus One now.
OnePlus is now giving away more invites, 2500 invites to be exact. Plenty more that they would compared to previous times. Additionally, OnePlus decides to award one lucky winner with a free 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One! The ‘OnePlus Storm of Invites’ (it is what OnePlus calls it) does not sound too bad now does it? The question now is, how do you get an invite to purchase the OnePlus One, or even a chance to win the free device? Go to OnePlus Storm of Invites site to find out more. Be warned though, there are already over 270,000 entries to date and contest ends in about 6 hours time.