So when it comes to new devices, OnePlus doesn’t have the greatest track record of getting their devices into the hands of everyone that wants one in a timely fashion. Before the OnePlus 3, we were subjected to the dreaded invite system, but with the OnePlus 5 launch looming, the company is looking to do something a bit different.
In a new post on the OnePlus Forums, Steven G. took to the boards to announce OnePlus’ new “referral system”, which is a new way to get everyone excited about the OnePlus 5. The way that this works is that if you’ve ever purchased a OnePlus device before, you’ll receive a unique referral link.
After you’ve received this link, you can share it with your friends, family, and strangers, and they’ll automatically receive $20 off an “accessory of their choosing”. So what about your kickback? Well, “no more than 30 days later”, OnePlus will credit your account with 100 referral points in the referral hub.
These referral points can then be accrued and used towards discounts on just about anything, including smartphones and accessories. Furthermore, you’ll even be able to some free gear, such as T-Shirts and the OnePlus Travel Messenger Bag. Plus, you can redeem the points to even save yourself a few bucks on shipping.
The biggest catch here, and it’s important to repeat, is that you must have purchased a smartphone from OnePlus DIRECTLY. This means that if you’ve purchased one through the likes of Swappa or from your buddy around the corner, then you won’t be able to get a referral link. But if you have purchased a smartphone from OnePlus, then you can head over to the new referral landing page, and get your shareable link.