OnePlus revises “Smash The Past” rules, entrants now have the option to smash their phones


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Over the past few weeks OnePlus have managed to receive around 140,000 entrants for the Smash the Past campaign, but criticism has also been an issue to the point that the rules have now been changed.

Originally the idea was that OnePlus would choose 100 entrants who would then be required to create a video of themselves smashing their phone and pay $1 to receive a new 16GB OnePlus One. Now the rules have been altered so that chosen entrants will have the choice to either create a smash video or donate their current device to the Medic Mobile charity (a much better idea).

OnePlus will announced the 100 selected entrants tomorrow on their forums.

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12 Comments

  1. Fred
    May 2, 2014

    First the forum prize goofup, now this! The way the OPO guys have been handling this from the start has been messy! They’re certainly not creating a good impression of themselves.

    Very unfortunate that the product itself being at a good bargain has to see through all this muck.

    • Cuerex
      May 3, 2014

      everything went according to their plan as of now. i see nothing wrong with their moves?

      • Jim
        May 4, 2014

        You think they planned all the goof ups too?

        • Cuerex
          May 4, 2014

          what goof ups? back in time, Meizu did kind off the same when they started and look how demanding they’ve become for china atleast with the MX3

    • Sebastian
      May 4, 2014

      I agree.

      I am one of their forum members and the post number prizes all went helter-skelter.

      And then their controversial invite based selling system.

      Then the phone smash, and with this change now. Maybe because it drew a lot of flak.

  2. Frank Wu
    May 2, 2014

    These missteps are the products of OPPO being the parent company!!

    • Airyl
      May 4, 2014

      And how did you come to that conclusion?

  3. Allanitomwesh
    May 3, 2014

    If you ask me, people are just bitter only 100 can get smashed, hence all the bickering about recycling and donating to charity. If the rules were changed to all 140,000 applications can smash for 3 invites you’d see alot less bickering.
    Personally,the invite system is a load of crap,and reminds alot of xiaomi’s early days when they could only sell 100,000 in a batch. Now of course they do it deliberately, and oneplus are riding the same bus. OPPO can build enough units for international availability without these games. But there will be “availability issues” and rich ebay sellers before actual availability.

    • Cuerex
      May 3, 2014

      “OPPO can build enough units for international availability without these games.”

      http://europe.oppostyle.com/
      “pre-order”

      • iANDROID8.1
        May 4, 2014

        OnePlus is also owned by Oppo there’s an article posted here about that 🙂

        • Cuerex
          May 4, 2014

          hey, what if oppo electronics has more companies to build devices in their factories?.. like Vivo for example

          there is a difference between OnePlus, Oppo Mobile and Oppo Electronics. also it isn’t owned, Oppo Electronics is just one of their investors

  4. Frank Wu
    May 4, 2014

    It was reported in many tech sites that OPPO was listed as the parent company, hence, the name OPO, the design and using of OPPO’s colorOS rom!