After OnePlus made the effort to troll the smartphone universe this week piggybacking on Samsung’s foldable event, they now have an actual end product. Instead of revealing a foldable device, or a two-display product the likes of which have been released in the past by companies like LG, OnePlus basically played a prank for PR attention. The result was a T-Mobile deal that sort of delivers a 50% promotion for the OnePlus 9 5G.
If you start a new line of service with T-Mobile USA for a OnePlus 5G on a monthly payment plan “and pay the applicable sales tax on the pre-credit price at time of purchase,” you can “receive up to $375 back via 24 monthly bill credits.” If you cancel service before the end of the aforementioned 24 months, you’ll need to contact T-Mobile beforehand. If you do not, the credits will stop and the balance on the required finance agreement “is due.”
If you’ve never seen the OnePlus 9 before, take a peek at our OnePlus 9 Review. This review compares the OnePlus 9 to the OnePlus 9 Pro as they appeared when first released earlier this year – March of 2021.
There probably aren’t too many reasons why a person would want to purchase more than one OnePlus 9 5G device from T-Mobile USA. BUT, they have worked that possibility into the promotion, making clear that they’ll limit said promotional price to four devices per person. Just in case you need a backup or three?
Also take a peek at the original troll post from OnePlus. There you’ll also see how it was a joke, but… there is also some indication that OnePlus and/or OPPO could release a device not entirely unlike what they’ve used here to initiate the trolling. Meanwhile Samsung revealed a new Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphone that’ll be released at the tail end of this month, worldwide.