Get a Free OnePlus 2 by Donating One of These Four Samsung Galaxy Smartphones
The Chinese phone maker OnePlus is offering 50 random owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note5, the opportunity to “donate” their phone and receive back a new OnePlus 2 handset. The phones received by OnePlus will be given to Hope Phones, a charitable organization that helps bring medical technology to those in need.
While the concept here is actually a noble one, the contest however doesn’t make sense when it comes down to execution. OnePlus might have trouble finding 50 people willing to swap their handset that is worth more than the OnePlus 2. The newer Galaxy phones like the Edge+ and Note 5 are worth almost double the price of OnePlus’ flagship.
Then limiting the contest to just Samsung wasn’t a great move either.
This is not the first time; OnePlus has had a history of creating controversial contests. The OnePlus ‘Smash the Past’ contest last year generated a lot of attention from a marketing stand-point, but it also raised some concerns. And then, OnePlus wasn’t clear with the rules, resulting in some smartphone owners murdering their innocent handsets for nothing.
Another contest that required participants to draw OnePlus logo somewhere on their body, was deemed as extremely sexist by much of the web.
The new contest cleverly named #TakeTheEdgeOff will remain open until October 18th. For more information on the contest, head over to OnePlus’ website.
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