notification slider kept goin down for no reason, and going into settings every single time.
main faulty is defective screen. dont. buy. this. phone.
slide bar coming down settings opening on own can barely do anything cant type
I've had my mini for three months. Loved it at first until it went haywire. Was not dropped or damaged. Touch screen not working after one or two minutes of use, pages opening on own and flashing, camera not working, total garbage!
This phone is so defective and laggy, they can swap yours phones but is the same. i dont recommend it
Hey I got one of these a few days ago and can't figure out how to download videos off Facebook does anybody know please
mike, 15 May 2014Well like many others here I bought the Alcatel OT Idol Mini because the sales rep at the Bell... moreSame here - Bell said it was a great phone - we have three now in the family - mine spontaneously decided not to let me "touch" most of the letters in my password, so I can't get in. Tried hard resets etc. Bell said to drop it off at a store and they will wipe it and send off for repairs - so everything will be gone; messages, contacts, pics, games, game settings, etc.
just wonderful - I have had regular non-smart phones for close to 20 years with no issues - my first foray into smart phones and it lasts less than 2 months before having major issues; and I get to be without a phone for who knows how long while they "fix" it - and how long before it and the other two go back? I guess once the warranty is up, I will be stuck paying for new ones - gee, thanks a lot Alcatel for your crappy product and crappy service; I was not going to go for iPhones due to price, but I may have to because it is cheaper to buy one iPhone for the next 5 years than a new Alacatel one every damn year
iTzCZ, 12 Jun 2014don't buy this phone. the internet is full of complaines about his touch screen going crazy. d... morenice phone dual sim, double cam with panorama feature,flash light , gps, compass , long lasting batt. and strong processor and much more
if compared with the low price.
My screen went nuts like a lot of others after 2 months. Returned it to Virgin (Canada), who sent it for repair. Took less than 5 days, and works perfectly well now.
Screen was /is defective. Only solution is replacement. I still like the phone - you can't beat it for the price.
don't buy this phone. the internet is full of complaines about his touch screen going crazy. don't buy this crap. i did buy it and spend 100 euros to fix and no result. don't buy alcatel phones.
carlgemarino, 29 May 2014I want to ask those who owned this phone for more than 2 months. Does a problem occurred to th... morehad this phone not even a month me and my moms touch screen turned to shit !
Yes the ''ghost tapping '' is happing to my phone to... pain in the ass, mine under warranty so I'm gunna go get it fixed.
I've only had this phone for about 3/ months
John, 06 Jun 2014I've had the phone a few months now and it worked fine. Then spring came and it started to get... moreThe same thing is happening to me, I have only had my phone for about two months and Im tempted to break it so I have the excuse to buy a different phone. I am going to put mine in to get it checked when I get the money but as far as I can tell, the company messed up while makin some of the phones and you have to get the screen replaced in order to fix it.
You all have to know that the company made a huge mistake installing a defective touch screen on most of the first devices they released. You all must get your touch screen replaced with new ones (if you are lucky). Either wise the device is prety good.
Had it for like 20 days, never dropped it.. opens random prgrams, screen flashes. Sometimes wont charge and wont turn on,
ecellent little and good looking phone. Afordable for it´s price range , besides it has snappy perfomance and mine it´s dual sim. It will not let you down and great screen!
I wrote a post a few hours ago about how mine started doing the crazy screen thing but I guess it's still awaiting approval. I deleted all my installed apps except for clean master. I deactivated nearly everything that doesn't effect phone calls and texting using clean master and it seems to be doing it less. I suggest this until you can get ahold of costumer support or wait and see if alcatel makes an official announcement about the problem.
I've had the phone a few months now and it worked fine. Then spring came and it started to get hot out. I put this phone down in my backyard for less then an hour and it started doing this invisible fingers/crazy screen thing. The notification tray pulls itself half way down without even touching the screen and in sms the keyboard won't come up. The phone was really hot so I turned it off and put it in my fridge for a few minutes. The bottom half cooled off but near the top was still hot. I left it off for a day and it was completely cool. I turned it back on and it's still doing the thing with the notification tray.