Company named OnePlus came up with a contest for their new smartphone the OnePlus One through which the company would grant 100 people a new OnePlus One smartphone for just $1. The way to win was that a person would have to smash his phone on a video. This news might have made a lot of readers happy because as a result a lot of people started breaking their expensive smartphone including Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, HTC One and many others without knowing that the company will choose the 100 users themselves who will then smash their smartphones in a video.
After this misunderstanding OnePlus has suffered a lot of negativity for a company that just introduced their smartphone into the market. Other than that the company also realized that smashing a phone can injure a person as anything could happen like the explosion of the battery inside the smartphone or a glass piece to the eye that can result in an injury.
OnePlus one is making some changes to their contest rules now and instead of smashing your phone OnePlus will be choosing 100 people to donate their phone now instead of smashing them. The smartphone from these people will be donated to Medic Mobile which is a form of charity that accepts handsets as donations. The charity then gives these smartphones to health care workers that work in the poor regions of the world.
Today was the final day for entering into the contest and over 140,000entries were received for the contest among which 100 people would be chosen. If you don’t know OnePlus One comes in with a price of an affordable smartphone but packs all the features that the new 2014 flagship smartphones have like HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 for half the price.