Brilliant little phone; but needs someone to make a stock ROM for rooting, please!
This phone is okay, I updated it, rooted it, wiped it. And it got stuck on the set up wizard. I found away around it by installing a third-party launcher however; the home&search button will not work and it wont receive calls. :-( it opens apps almost as soon as you click them which is a good feature however, if the app is not in memory it'll take long. I'm upgrading to a S3 MINI soon so it's okay for now.
what rubbish is this. cant access my accounts cant do anything much at all. back to the shop with this thing. eilene
I bought an Alcatel One Touch and found I had no signal in my house (always had a good signal with my Nokia) or practically anywhere else. "Emergency numbers only" is what the phone tells me. Carphone Warehouse sent it back to Alcatel who provided a new phone. Still no signal anywhere! Is this phone fit for purpose?
chavsta, 18 Sep 2013I bought this phone 6 months ago and overall, i am quite happy with it. The app store is easy ... moreI was wondering if I could use the Sim from this devise in a smart phone when I upgrade ?
wat a Fone very flashy but its contents are rubbish I can't receive messages,each time I enter am app it shows me had stopped unexpectedly force close,even wen my msg inbox is empty am really disappointed,inactive 3g e.t.c dis Fone s a mess nonsense gonna change it as soon as possible to join better android packages like dy tecno p5 I would nver use an alcatel Fone again even in my wildest dreams.
Bought the phone in Feb'13 online through Orange. June'13 had to take it to EE shop to be sent away for repair as it switched itself off and couldn't switch it back on again, I month for repair and return. Oct'13 the same has happened again.If it takes another month to repair 2 months out of 8 in repair shop. Can I trust this phone is it a "rogue phone"?
This phone is absolutely amazing :) I recently sold in a Galaxy Ace and this is such a little moneysaver, better than the Ace too :) Ultra responsive, fast and great sound quality, only little niggle is that speakerphone and ringing tones are quiet but well worth the asking price any day! Highly recommended :)
I bought this phone 6 months ago and overall, i am quite happy with it. The app store is easy to use and the phone is very easy to get used too, it has very nice touch buttons which function very well and the camera was better than i expected. I am very experience3d with this phone and i know all the hints and tricks, so if anyone has any questions, please leave a response, Thanks
apollocreed, 10 Sep 2013If you want to add any apps like What's App,Swype, Skype, Amazon Kindle or Netnanny it will gi... moreOh yeah....and just to add that it is a bit quiet when it rings - but not excessively quiet.
disgruntled wigan, 03 Sep 2013I just bought 2 of this phone a to be honest im very dissapointed i wont buy anything else fro... moreThe full instruction manual is on the website of alcatel - and most modern day appliances now don't include instructions as they expect one to download them.
If you want to add any apps like What's App,Swype, Skype, Amazon Kindle or Netnanny it will give you a constant "memory full" message and the phone slows down. It is impossible to root this phone as I have tried lots of programs so your stuck with the bloatware it comes with.
The other problem I have is that for certain periods in the day I have no signal so can't make/receive calls or texts. I have to switch it to airplane mode and then back to regain the signal. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the Virgin network or if the phone has the problem, but my sim card seems to work fine in normal non-android phones without losing signal.
On the plus side it's very fast and the screen is very responsive, but a slightly bigger screen would make typing more accurate. However, bigger screens cost a lot more money so for its price this is good spec. The other features apart from the built in RAM are equivalent to an iphone 4.
I just bought 2 of this phone a to be honest im very dissapointed i wont buy anything else from alcatel being new to this type of phone having just had a old mobile with no internet i feel let down by the lack of clear instructions that come with it. o yes its full of apps but for the unknowing these apps running in the back ground cost money that was what annoys me no warnings to shut them down or uninstall them so they dont connect to wifi etc go check your credit like i did i used £5 on one phone and !310 on the other without even making a call better than any magic trick robbing gits
stuartstu73, 11 Aug 2013it keeps turning on the mobile data no matter what i do. charging me money for 3g i don’t want... moredont worry this happened to me to when i was charged a pound a day ! all u hav to do is change ur settings so the apps on ur phone will only work on ur own wifi :-) hope this advice will help !
This phone is good for the price. If you want a galaxy S4, buy one.....10x the price! Download a better keyboard, true. Limited storage, 127mb true again.....but the price reflects this. Don't like the screen polarisation in landscape mode....but again good screen for price. £40 at Tesco on orange.
it keeps turning on the mobile data no matter what i do. charging me money for 3g i don’t want. ijust use my wifi at home
This is the worst phone ever. The screen has a mind of its own. I'll be scrolling and suddenly the app will close and the phone will go into a fit. Buzzing and closing everything because it thinks I've pressed the back button a million times. I'll press the backspace button once then suddenly all my text is gone. It has no storage. Pretty much as soon as I started using it it started complaining about limited storage. The predictive text is terrible. Its slow. Its confusing camera is terrible. It doesn't have a front camera. WORST PHONE EVER!
John Collin, 21 Jul 2013i only bought it as a backup phone for business and it's total rubbish - font size can't be ch... moreWhat piffle. What are you talking about; add-ons are not required to change these - simply change the keyboard options.
I bought this phone in April as my last phone (Alcatel OT-665) decided to die, great phone for the price, does all I need in a phone, only problems I have are it could be louder on ringtones and a bit brighter in sunlight, all in all, if you're after a basic smartphone at a cheap price then this is the phone you need.
i only bought it as a backup phone for business and it's total rubbish - font size can't be changed (unless you buy an addon) , missed calls and messages show no apparent indication..(. unless you buy an addon).
I used to test mobile phones and alcatel always were rubbish - years later and its the same... a terrible phone. 'accessibility' doesnt let you change the font size... comical!
I have access to various phones and have to say a Blackberry 9230 without any additional addons at £90-100 is a stuuner compared to this - no addons and it works out of the box..at probably only about £30-40 more
Alcaltel - the A means AVOID