I have Alcatel Blaze Duo OT_918N. I am using dual sim, one which I am using here at Hawaii with T-moible provider and a TM sim which I registered back in the Philippines for roaming services. When I arrived here at hawaii last November 1, I could not access my roaming device. What shall I do? I will appreciate your assistance. Thank you.
Here's the official Alcatel site in the Philippines for those who haven't seen it yet.
I have been looking for a dual SIM business phone for at least 2 years but they all were poor, so I just had to keep using 2 separate phones.
Then a few weeks ago 1 phone broke, so I needed to replace it. I then decided now was the time to get a dual SIM. Researched again, but they were all craap. I gave up until one day I walked into a FNAC in France, by chance, and I saw a very rare display of 5 or 6 dual SIM phones!!! They were mostly Samsung, but also there was this one Alcatel. It was on offer SIMre for a crazy low price of $150 so I just had to buy it and now I am using it for 2 weeks!
It is a very good phone. Not perfect, like all phones, bit it is more important to be functional for my business than to worry about one or two small issues.
Well done Alcatel, you are actually better in the growing dual SIM area than the mighty Samsung or Nokia! Perhaps one day the dual Note will be great, but it's too big, like a tablet, but I only want a smartphone not tablet.
There is some charging issue about this phone, if you put in a lot apps and use it for tethering or hot spot plus w/ 3g and 2g sim, its gonna stop charging w/out you knowing it. My solution for it was to download a battery save app and if possible a task killer app.
Ive research other solution, rooting the phone can be a big help in putting up a lot of your desired app. Together with the 'Stock' apps you are limited to just handful of app. Rooting will eliminate a lot of the useless 'Stock' apps.
Its interchangeable face and back cover are a nice touch. One of the few or probably the only one in the smartphone category. (as far as I know) The only problem is there are no available in the market. you are pretty much stuck with black or either red or blue that comes with box.
Nonetheless its a great phone. Its a big help for me having to do online work. The dual Sim feature is the advantage for me.
Twice Better than the Samsung Galaxy Y that was very popular last summer(PH).
Another thing, you may wanna consider the upcoming dual sim xperia tipo.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2012OT-918D is available in India as Idea ID-918. Price Rs5994 but you can get it as low as Rs5000... moresame thing is also available as reconnect GSM3201. Available through reliance digital at around 6.5K.
AnonD-48950, 10 Apr 2012available alcatel blaze duo ot-918n in india online market please informOT-918D is available in India as Idea ID-918. Price Rs5994 but you can get it as low as Rs5000 ($90) on ebay.
I bought this phone off a 'deal-a-day' site recently...it was a steal so worth a gamble. VERY very nice phone as it's turned out, snappy performance, and a stunningly good screen that is indsitiguishable from my Ipod Touch's -crisp, bright with excellent viewing angles. I'd happily pay twice what I did and still consider it a bargain -how many phones ship with an included micro-SD card??? Fantastic bit of kit.
chewyboi, 25 Jan 2012Alcatel Blaze Duo OT-918N---Rooted already :)Pls share the link how to root. Without rooting
Internal memory is low
The new samsung dual sim torino is better.
I'm not so happy with the keyboard. But such a nice phone though Wifi hotspot so nice I tried it many times with my Broadband sim card works perfectly Wifi hotspot of this phone can cater my Laptop and my girlfriend Netbook, this phone Wifi hotspot always gave me up to 250.0 Mbps while my gf Netbook got only 75.0 Mbps so nice I can tell this phone is great!
available alcatel blaze duo ot-918n in india online market please inform
JRAIBUR@CAVITE, 02 Feb 2012i love this phone but i want to root it. but how? any idea? it is not already rooted...pardon my being noob... what do u mean by "ROOT" what exactly u wanna do???
i bought this phone in sm cavite phils.,been using this phone for about a month, and it's not bad for the entry level..like it..
chewyboi, 25 Jan 2012Alcatel Blaze Duo OT-918N---Rooted already :)how....?i ll try everthing with soc....sdk installed....but nothing
i bought one and using it right now,a little short on internal memory but the phone it self is smart enough to store apps in the SD card ,but now the home key is not responding well,i'm going to return it for repair.
very cool phone... have one for a week now....
bought at mega... 2 sims in 1 phone with android system...it works perfectly...
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2011junk.u cn have se lww for 200USD here in malaysia.5mp,1Ghz,more ram,front camera,great looks a... morejunk.u cn have se lww for 200USD here in malaysia.5mp,1Ghz,more ram,front camera,great looks and feel,stereo speakers.who needs 2 sim?if ur fon broke u still won't b able to use both!hak!hak!hak!
Are you sure?.. SE LWW is almost 1.6Times the price of the Alcatel OT-918.. so its more expensive...