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.
Crazy screen has appeared after a little bit of use after three months of bought... now have to wait 20 working days for an answer from the retailer... disappointing phone.
Have had this phone for 6 months and it works like a charm. None of those crazy screen problems I've been hearing about.
They do not return emails and the numbers I have to call are out of service.
Piece of crap phone!!!! Had it for 2 months and the touch screen hardly works, it goes into pages I don't even press!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!! So pissed off!
This is the "shittiest" and "hangest" phone i ever had. I had it for almost a month and finally "invisible fingers" appeared. So i gave it back to my retail store and now i have to wait for 40 DAYS !!!! till i will have an answer about the phone's problem.
Do NOT ever buy any of Alcatel phones! This company just don't give a f...k about their customers! And pay atention when you choose cheap phone, just ask yourself, why is it so>? Don't f..ng save money, just buy a good phone at once and that's it.
AnonD-257769, 29 May 2014I want to ask those who owned this phone for more than 2 months. Does a problem occurred to th... moreI have the same problem and i was looking for a fix. I didn't think the problem was so common.
I bought this phone 3 month ago.this is an amazing phone,screen quality,camera,anything...but 1 month ago,the touch screen got crazy,I can't type even a sms easily,you get crazy,I reset factory many times,but no response.I really love this phone if this problem get solved.I think that the alcatel company should response to the customers that bought this phone & solve their problem!
I want to ask those who owned this phone for more than 2 months. Does a problem occurred to the screen of this phone? I'm really bothered about how some users complained about "ghost tapping".
Anonymous, 28 May 2014Guys can you help me how to expand into 8gb sd storage my idol mini dual sim? It only have 4gb... moreyour alcatel idol mini is dual sim, therefore the memory of it is none expandable(no card slot) your internal memory is 8gb and you have 5.6gb available only..
Guys can you help me how to expand into 8gb sd storage my idol mini dual sim? It only have 4gb sd card storage :(
btw...after the OTA firmware upgrade push I did last week, with the same routine of using this phone I noticed the batt %age would drop off a bit faster.
-Is this normal ?
-Anyone here noticed the same ?
-Is there a way I can reset my unit to its original firmware if so ?
Thanks in advance to those who would reply. #idolMinidBest
out of curiousity I switched to Alcatel and got this unit because of its looks. im a big music fan and its loudspeaker and thru headphones are both highly above average. its feel in the hands is tact and solid depsite its thiness. this is one unit you would not be ashamed of holding in front of your peers because it looks classy and premium. i definitely did not regret I started with this unit after being a longtime Samsung fanboy. battery life is OK, I just use this for updating FB status, youtube-ing, playing music thru loudspeaker & it holds up close to 2days before I need to charge this baby. I would rate this looker 8.5/10
love d design and function but this lasted in less than two month. screen almost inactive. have tried all means possible but to no avail. screen for replacement has also been a problem. Good phone but no so completely... screen s giving me a headache.
Alfy, 08 May 2014How do you set mp3 ring tone on this model? I have it for 2 weeks now and only use default to... morejust put your favorite tone in folder called ringtone in sdcard
go to sound and you will find your tone