OnePlus One Getting Sold Through Carriers Now

As far as smartphone launches have gone in recent years, there are few journeys quite as unique as the OnePlus One. The company took a completely different approach to the market, selling directly to consumers as the only official option. And only up until yesterday, you needed an invite to buy the thing. Now that the OnePlus One has been out for a year, though, it’s starting to lose some steam and it’s starting to go a little more conventional.

The first change, as mentioned, is the removal of the invitation requirement. You can just waltz yourself (digitally) to the OnePlus online store and order a smartphone at will. And while you can find it listed through other online marketplaces, like Amazon, those are still not official. One other difference is that the OnePlus One has never been made available through a wireless carrier, subsidized or not. That has now changed too.

Before you go running off to your nearest Rogers Wireless kiosk or T-Mobile store, you’ll need to know that the first (and so far only) wireless carrier to sell the OnePlus One is in Malaysia. Maxis will be selling the 64GB variant through its retail locations and its online store for 1,199 MYR. That works out to about US$330 or about twenty bucks cheaper than through OnePlus directly.

If this arrangement with Maxis works out, the OnePlus One might filter its way to other carriers around the world too… just in time for you to need an invite to buy the OnePlus 2 later this year.


Source: Mobileburn

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