Get a OnePlus 2 without an invite on October 12

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If you’ve been unable to secure a OnePlus 2 invite in the two and a half months since the device’s debut, I’ve got some good news for you.

OnePlus will hold open sales of the OnePlus 2 next Monday, October 12. The open sales will actually take place at four different times in four time zones in order to give would-be buyers the chance to get a phone at a reasonable time.

For those of us in the US, open sales of the OnePlus 2 will take place from 12:00-1:00 pm PDT on October 12. During that time, you’ll be able to mosey on over to OnePlus’s website and buy a OnePlus 2 without an invitation.

Like the OnePlus One before it, the OnePlus 2 has been somewhat difficult to come by, with millions of folks in the reservation line wait for an invitation to come their way. For one hour next week, though, we should be able to buy the OnePlus 2 like we would any other device. Here’s to hoping that OnePlus’s strategy of spreading open sales out across four different periods in four time zones means that their servers won’t get totally slammed by the rush of OnePlus 2 buyers.

Source: OnePlus forums

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  • David

    with Nexus devices and all other phones selling as much as they can, this sale by invitation only tactic is useless unless O+2 is being sold for $100 and worth the wait for potential buyers.

  • Barbosa

    Do we know for certain this phone supports band 12 with volte? Also wifi calling?
    The consensus opinion their forums is it does not support those functions. Unknown if it ever will be supported.

    • Marsupial

      We know for certain that it support band 12 for data only on T-Mobile – no VoLTE and no wi-fi calling.

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  • mrpickem

    Piss poor marketing, good software & decent hardware. Definitely not something I would choose in that price range. Moto X Prine, Redmi Note & Nexus 6s all much better choices. It does have a cool box and it’s hard to get so maybe you’ll feel special. ;)

    • JayMo86

      What’s the invitation price again?

      • Deibid

        Same price. $329/$389 but no invite needed

  • Nate4

    This phone and company are a JOKE. Too much hoopla for an average phone..
    no band 12
    no wifi calling
    no nfc
    no VoLTE
    no wireless charging
    no Quad HD
    mediocre camera
    average screen
    average battery life

    flagship killer my ***s!

    • MisterSuperGod

      Thanks, you just answered my “should i Google the specs and get my hopes up” question. Answer, nope!

    • Bklynman

      It is a joke,I thought they did away with the invite nonsense,heck I think the Blu phone that Alex had on it few weeks ago is better than this. No I didn’t compare the 2 side by side,Alex should do that,like David did,and Cam,know not possible to it with all phones but if you going mention them,you should.

  • kgraham182

    Since Tmonews is promoting this phone, I’ll assume it works perfectly with TMO network. Cause there’s no way a T-Mobile blog would talk about a device that doesn’t work well with the network, right? That way no mention of the Lumia 950/950XL specs.

    • Ascertion

      Probably just a slow day. I’ve seen unlocked international phones advertised on this site, before. I honestly prefer carrier-specific news, but sometimes the heads up on good deals is nice.

  • Prox

    Was looking at the One Plus but went with the ZenFone 2. Very happy with Asus.

    • Same here. I was planning on getting a OnePlus2. I signed up for an invite but after continuing to read articles, I realized that I didn’t want the phone. I’m also happy with my Zenfone 2.

  • JLV90

    New Moto X Pure edition is a better deal. Hopefully they enable VoLTE for T-mobiles band 12. Doubt One Plus would ever enable VoLTE

  • Deibid

    This is because they are announcing the OnePlus X (mini) that day.

    • skywalkr2

      Nowadays you can also get an LG G3 for about that price.

      • Deibid

        G3 doesn’t have USB C and finger print reader

        • skywalkr2

          No phones are identical.

    • ThatsMrtoyou

      With mediatek…lol absolute Chinese garbage

  • Mike Alexander

    I recently got the OnePlus 2 and I can say for certain that it works on TM Band 12. Drops to “H” when making a call. I assume that is HSPA 4G.

    • jonathan3579

      The issue isn’t data on Band 12, it is VoLTE.

      • Mike Alexander

        Right, but talk recently has been TM not allowing Band 12 on phones without their VoLTE cert.

        • jonathan3579

          You’re totally right. People will keep coming to T-Mobile’s defense on this topic but it’s obviously an effort to keep people on their branded devices.

        • Mike Alexander

          And if the roaming agreement with US Cellular is indeed going to happen, then phones must support VoLTE in order to keep Band 12 active. I assume that TM cert process costs money? Something I wonder if OnePlus is willing to pay for.

        • skywalkr2

          which will ultimately just cause folks to leave an use Cricket or something similar.

        • Marsupial

          I’m still waiting to see how this will all work out with the new Nexus phones. If Google manages to get them VoLTE certified before they start shipping them or not. If yes, Nexus phones will be the only non-TMO phones that work with TMO’s network fully. I actually got an invite to buy OnePlus2 couple of weeks ago and was thinking about it seriously but no full TMO compatibility was a deal breaker for me.

        • Moby

          They don’t not allow band 12 on phones. All they can do is ask manufacturers to remove the band 12. But if the manufacturers don’t do it, the customers can still use it.

  • Mark

    I received an invite 2 days ago and thought to myself “You know what…this phone really isn’t good enough to warrant a purchase now.” I pre-ordered a Nexus 6p instead.

  • Irfan

    create new phone and get rid of old features this is BS , they need to carry what they have and need to add more , removing NFC , pretty bat idea apart of what u get … pretty BS invite system …getting rid of NFC and adding Finger print scanner what a bad joke..
    and pretty BS Customer support …

  • Ryanide

    Being as how I need both of my T-Mobile and AT&T SIM cards, I find myself needing a dual SIM phone.
    Finding a really awesome dual SIM cell phone, is rather difficult these days, especially the ones that are on a flagship specs, band 12 and all while decently priced.

    I currently have the Sony Xperia Z3+, and it works with all the LTE bands including Band 12. It’s a really great phone.
    Too bad Google doesn’t make their own dual SIM phones. LOL I’d buy for sure.