What you need to know
- OnePlus is offering buyers of its smartphones a free subscription to the Google One service ranging from one month to three months depending on device.
- Buyers of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will get access to three months of free One service.
- Older devices ranging from the OnePlus One to the OnePlus 7T Pro will be able to claim a free month of Google One.
OnePlus is giving buyers (opens in new tab) of the OnePlus 8 Series of smartphones a free three-month subscription to Google One. This means they'll get access to 100GB of storage, help from Google experts, more powerful phone backups and the access to share all this with five family members.
OnePlus is also extending this offer to all other OnePlus devices, albeit for one month only. Both offers offer can be redeemed on any phone from the OnePlus One to the OnePlus 8 Pro simply by installing the Google One app and clicking the gift box icon. Depending on which device you have, you'll either see an offer for one month or three.
When reviewing the vanilla OnePlus 8, Android Central's Andrew Martonik commented:
Unless two extra months of Google One is a deal-breaker for you, this probably doesn't tip that calculus, but it's still nice to know beforehand.
Why would anyone want their stuff stored on a server on China???
Google's servers are mostly based in the US, not China. Unless you're in the EU. Then they're in the EU.
Anything on a Chinese device ends up on sa server in china.
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Kind of a pointless promotion, all phones are still out of stock.
Exactly. Can't sell what you don't have. Oh wait.
These kinds of promotions are a scam anyway. It's basic crackonomics; give it away for free until people become dependant, then charge em through the nose!
I wouldn't call it a scam and more of a marketing strategy. But this one is a pretty poor one at that IMO. At least offer like a year or something.
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