tracy, 12 Nov 2010Recently got this phone and I love it but the battery life sucks! Anyone know how I can get mo... moreSet the phone to 2g only for normal use that will help but the phone does use a lot of battery power.
Can only suggest you get a spare battery and keep it charged i normally get about a day and a half out of a full charge.
Battery is affected also by which network used ie tmobile will drain power more than orange as orange uses stronger signal with better transmitters tmobile will cause the phone to draw more battery power to boost reception.
Recently got this phone and I love it but the battery life sucks! Anyone know how I can get more life out of the battery?
J, 11 Oct 2010Finally the price has come down to £99 in the UK at Carphone Warehouse. This is the pric... morehi just thought i would let you know that the phone is 20 pound cheaper if you order it online thats including top up lol its £89.95 x
i hope it matches my palm treo pro since im thinking of buying this one. maybe the name affects my judgement, i hope this phone has the value for cost
I think Alcatel should bring this phone to Indonesia. The Android fever is starting to get really hot here.... I miss those days when Alcatel can use 2 AA size batteries.....
Bought one 3 weeks ago. OT-980 is great value for money Android phone. Great phone. love the qwerty keyboard. Only worry was battery life, but that's resolved if you remove bundled apps. got around 40 hours without charging. :). would recommend it if you don't want to spend a laptop's price for a phone.
My husband purchased my Alcatel OT-980 from Carphone Warehouse.
I have found a problem and would like to ask others who have bought the phone if they have experienced it.
It randomly comes up with a message suggesting i have removed the memory card and then put it back.
This is annoying as if the phone thinks the card is missing you cant access stuff off it.
I am taking it back to be repaired/updated whatever as i love the phone and it needs sorting out.
I got this phone today here in Manila, Philippines for around US$233. So far, for the price that I paid, I think this phone is really a value for money. Highly recommended!
yeah i got this phone and its one off da best phones i have ever had , people think alcatel are makers of cheap crappy phone well they got cheap right but crappy far from it and i will go as far to say it even better then da blackberry tourch as i have used both and the ot980 is da better of the two , so dont be a fool go for this cheap little power house
the only fault, is the abysmal battery. i would ba lucky if i got five hours before it needs charging. EVEN ON STANDBY
Finally the price has come down to £99 in the UK at Carphone Warehouse. This is the price it should of been originally priced at. I am still very interested in this phone due to the fact that its the first Alcatel Android handset and it has a qwerty keyboard. The only things holding me back are the low-resolution resistive screen and camera.
I can easily say that this is the most complete phone Alcatel has ever built and because of android it has some sweet little features. I currently use one as my daily phone, very cool.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010I definitely agree with you there! The Orange San Francisco is an absolute bargain for what yo... moreI agree about san francisco, use it now. Dare I say feel it's actually better than a desire. The screen is actually better, believe it or not. This Alcatel is still good though, do not own it, provided you don't mind the limited applications at this resolution which is same as wildfire, it's good value. It has a full keyboard nice feature. This company make some very good phones now better than Nokia's offerings I feel! Hope this phone sells well like it deserve's.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010I definitely agree with you there! The Orange San Francisco is an absolute bargain for what yo... moreIt should be another story if u go to play with OT-980. Especially for the physical qwerty keypad, you can enjoy it with so convenient/quick input i think...
J, 25 Sep 2010Im glad alcatel have made this phone but I stand by my original comment. There are other 2.1 ... moreI definitely agree with you there! The Orange San Francisco is an absolute bargain for what you get @£99. I was almost going to by the HTC Wild Fire until I played with this handset. The screen for the price is amazing, glass, capacitive, 480x800 pixels and multi-touch as well. Live wall papers looks amazing, google maps is fast, WiFi performance is superb, video play back quality is crisp. For £99 I had to have it.
Anonymous, 22 Sep 2010are u mad its a android 2.1 device.............Im glad alcatel have made this phone but I stand by my original comment.
There are other 2.1 handsets for £30 cheaper. Take the Orange San Francisco(ZTE Blade) for example. It has Android 2.1, more memory, 3.5 inch 800x480 CAPACITIVE touch screen and better camera and is only £99!
I would definitely not buy the alcatel OT-980 over this cheaper, better spec'd phone.
ive played with the handset and for the £129.99 price tag its worth it
the handset fells like it will last a few years the speed at which the phone runs at is fantastic
the slide it nice it can be moved with one hand
Looks exactly like the palm pre and their having build problems with cracking screens hope alcatel build is better, usually alcatel phones are cheap but this one i think is priced to high for the brand and give it a couple of months and i bet its dropped in price due to low sales, think i will stick with my sony x10 mini.