this phone is c**p you can not get texts broke after 3 weeks , this phone is a piece of s**t do no waste your cash
I bought the alcatel OT-990 around a year. It is terrible, the memory is shocking, it is slow and the battery doesn't last a day if you have the internet on. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!
i have same set alcatel ot 990 its very nice mobile am comparison it with iphone 3g and 3gs but its good for others in touch and other specifications thnxx google for making this mobile
All the opinions on this site are driving me crazy !!! one comment says it is a piece of shit & the next says it is 10/10 .... & they both say they tried it themselves !! ... that's insane !
Quite good phone as compare to price
sound is good
Touch is nice
Camera is not good
Low battery life
Dim LCD in bright lite
Low internal Memory
Make sure to have at least 15 mb of internal memory to receive SMS
Use link2sd or App2sd to get rid of low internal memory
Video call supported for yahoo not for Skype yet
rizwan, 15 Sep 2012when i use skype the secondary camera has not working. if it is possible use when i use sky... moreOpen your camera, and swicth on the front cam and do the same for camcorder. Now open the skype to vedio call. I will work surely.
when i use skype the secondary camera has not working.
if it is possible use when i use skype on video call the other person see my picture
Smalone, 31 Aug 2012I dont like this Phone at all. doesnt take good pictures, doesnt have alot of memory space and... moreIhave this device too. I also had the same problem, Iwas on the way to send it off, until i reestablished the factory settings (like a format), using the settings option, and the problem was fixed. It is due to internal memory shortage.Don't install updates, except perhaps for the antivirus software. Always be aware of your memory space (check by the settings option), you need to have at least 20 - 22 mb free space, and you won't have text problems again. I believe that the low price of the phone is due to short internal memory.
3 weeks old and won't turn on again. Tried after a week, worked again for 2 weeks and died now for good. Put new battries but still won't working.Can someone help?
I have a Q. Can we use this phone for video calling on skype or ymessenger? Because i'm planning to buy one of these for my mom? Hope someone can answer my Q. Thanks!
quite a nice phone. except the can't receive bluetooth but can send. most annoying thing is the phone can become useless whenever it's connected to whatever usb as everything is messed up. I don't bother using it when I'm charging. tethering and WiFi spot are also useless despite having downloaded all the drivers. I'd stick to samsung next time.
The other day when I got my Lumia 900 on contract I asked the store if it was possible that I could take out a contract for this phone as well, not for me but for my mom coz she's been using a Nokia 2700 classic for the past how many years and I thought she'd be better off with a bigger screen and better camera.... looks like it's going to take some time for her to get used to the Alcatel OT-990.. being in her late 60's and being used to using Nokia chocolate bar phones, this could be fun.
Still reckon this device should be given a highly prestigious award. Faults low internal memory agreed, and slower processor. But it is built so well, solid and looks and feels like a much more expensive device. I can use a much higher price device, but return to this. Currently, it is my only phone and quite happy. The screen resolution is lower than many, but even that is good as in the ratio it is it's wider than most of similar size, that aids keyboard use. Better than widescreen ratio.
there is update by alcatel for ot 990 to android 2.3.4(i.e gingerbread). use software update tool from alcatel.
the new update has improved battery performance tremendously, touch sensitivty is much much better and lot of new features.
it has not crashed until now after heavy use of internet which initially used to be a problem.