OnePlus 6T - Excellent time for BYOP


#1

Now that the OnePlus 6T has been officially announced it seems it would be a great time to add it to the BYOP program. Others in the forum have asked about OnePlus products, but previously the brand was mostly focused outside the US. Now OnePlus is making a real push to become a competitor in the US. T-Mobile has them as an exclusive at first and then they are expanding to others. The OnePlus focus on quality, cost savings, and software updates seems to be a good fit with Republic’s game plan.

I submitted this phone on the BYOP surveymonkey poll but thought it would also be worth mention here for the community now that the official launch happened on Oct. 29th.

Our family has been with Republic since 2013, and the experience has been great. We have benefited quite a lot from the low cost service. To keep costs down we have taken good care of the Moto X1 phones, but tech advances. And older phones slow down. So we are at the point where we need to upgrade.


#2

I too would like to see OnePlus as an option. Along with Nokia. Heck something other than Motorola and Samsung for a mid-range phone is long overdue


#3

I agree. Motorola has some good mid-range phones, but now that the OnePlus offers wider carrier support, in the US it would be great to see it come to RW. I have submitted it as well on the poll.


#4

Yes, please add One Plus phones!


#5

Also would like the Nokia 6,1 /all Nokia added to.


#6

I did the survey and hope it still counts. The specs on the OnePlus phones are unreal, they are at the top 5 of the AnTuTu Benchmark, above the Galaxy S9+. We as members of RW are all budget minded individuals, or else we wouldn’t be here, and so we look for the best bang for our buck. In this case it would be saving almost $300 on buying a OnePlus phone vs a Galaxy S9. What better way for RW to emphasize budget-mindedness with adding this phone to the lineup. I am seriously considering moving to another carrier, Mint Mobile because they have the same network and the same price, but they support the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Please RW, don’t miss this train!

Moderator’s note: Content edited to correctly spell competitor’s name.


#7

One thing not mentioned about the OnePlus phones is that they run a modified version of android called OxygenOS.

There are also a lot security concerns about their Chinese developers and how it is presented as an enthusiasts phone where the updates are rushed out with numerous problems.