Back in April, OnePlus crossed an important milestone: after months and months of selling the OnePlus One to interested shoppers via an invite system, OnePlus was finally doing away with that invitation requirement. If you had the money, you could buy the phone – no extra steps. And while that was great to finally see happen, we knew the good times wouldn’t last forever, and that invites would be back again for the OnePlus 2. We’ve put up with them since the follow-up’s arrival, but we’re not going to have to for very much longer, as today OnePlus shares some fantastic news: as of this weekend, OnePlus 2 invites are going away for good.
Beginning at the stroke of midnight on December 5, the OnePlus 2 will be available for sale with no invite code needed. This isn’t some temporary promotion, either, and OnePlus is clear that invites for the OnePlus 2 aren’t about to come back.
Beyond the OnePlus 2 going invite-free, this weekend also marks a window of no-invite sales for the OnePlus X, which you can pick up from December 5 through December 7. Back in October OnePlus shared with us its plans for frequently recurring periods of no-invite OnePlus X sales beginning in December, and this looks like the start of that effort.
Shoppers can also save 10 to 90 percent off a variety of OnePlus smartphone accessories this weekend.
It took OnePlus a solid year to end its invite program for the OnePlus One. With the OnePlus 2, that same transition only took more like four months. While invites may return for future OnePlus phones, can we start hoping that they’ll be much more temporary measures?