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Cheap and cheerful mobile for the kids or bringing on holiday.

The Orange Alcatel One Touch 983 smart phone in a sleek black finish has a large 3.5" screen for a comfortable viewing experience. Powered by the Android 2.3 operating software for high performance multi-tasking and browsing the web, complete with a 3 megapixel camera for excellent video capture and playback and built in MP3 player.

Android 2.3 operating system.
MP3 player.

Display and camera information:
3.5 inch screen.
320 x 480 pixels.
TFT display.
3 megapixel camera .
Video capture and playback.

Network and connectivity:
3G network capability.
Standard SIM card.
Bluetooth.

Memory information:
Type of memory card required: microSD.

General information:
Up to 480 hours standby time.
Up to 1200 mins talk time.
Size H114.5, W6.1, D1.21mm.
Weight 146g.
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chrisbass 13 Likes
dizzychicc
I saw this in carphone wharehouse at wkend for same price but ypu have to top up £10 so if this is just £29 thats great, want it for my 4 yr old daughter and the network doesn't matter because she wont be using it as a phone just wifi to watch youtube ect.. she broke her ipod so the cheap oprion it is this xmas! hot hot hot

how the times have changed, a 4 year old with a phone who has already broken an ipod!!
wenttoabetterplace 9 Likes
dizzychicc
how the times have changed, a 4 year old with a phone who has already broken an ipod!!buying a 2nd gen ipod off ebay or buying a £150.00 tablet designed for "4yr olds" go figure!!
[/quote]Why don't you just get her one of those cheap tablets that pop up on HUKD all the time?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/a13-7-capacitive-touch-screen-android-4-0-tablet-pc-w-tf-camera-wi-fi-g-sensor-white-1667367

Personally, I have no idea why you would offer a 4 year old a phone. There's a myriad of things you could/should do that would be far more beneficial for a growing mind than bouncing around vacuous Youtube.
Jigsaw, lego, where's wally, bug hunt, ride a bike, hide and seek ... !!

(#gratefultohavehadcaringparents)

Edited By: zerospin on Oct 10, 2013 12:39
wenttoabetterplace 6 Likes
chrisbass
dizzychicc
how the times have changed, a 4 year old with a phone who has already broken an ipod!!
buying a 2nd gen ipod off ebay or buying a £150.00 tablet designed for "4yr olds" go figure!! you know they don't have to have one or the other!

Amen!

There is no surer way to ruin the wonder of being a child than by offering them an internet connected gadget. I am glad I didn't do too much growing up at primary school...and still can't believe there are people that think it is wise to give their 4 y/o's devices such as this. It's just lazy parenting in my eyes
(Once they get hooked on these gadgets, there is NO going back. I am currently dealing with my g/f's 8 y/o, who has been spoilt rotten by his dad for years. Stopping him playing computer games is like weaning an adult off drugs! Not good!)


Edited By: zerospin on Oct 10, 2013 13:07

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Da11as#1
Great price :) just a shame its on the Orange network.
pmackers 1 Like #2
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j397/pmacker/WP_0001192_zpseecfa24c.jpg

Edited By: bigflump on Oct 09, 2013 22:55
aramaj36#3
Great price, Crap Network
gtd65#4
can it be unlocked? Looking for something cheap for my technophobe mother!
pmackers 1 Like #5
gtd65
can it be unlocked? Looking for something cheap for my technophobe mother!

http://sim-unlock.net/sim-lock/3/Unlock_by_code_for_Alcatel_phones/

Looks like it'll cost €6.99 to unlock
Geemac#6
Don't think it can be done by unlock code, Needs to be done by network provider?
nikii213#7
Brilliant value for money!HOT!!!
Otto.uk#8
Is the internal memory 500MB or 1GB?
rev6#9
Otto.uk
Is the internal memory 500MB or 1GB?
About 100MB.
dizzychicc 1 Like #10
I saw this in carphone wharehouse at wkend for same price but ypu have to top up £10 so if this is just £29 thats great, want it for my 4 yr old daughter and the network doesn't matter because she wont be using it as a phone just wifi to watch youtube ect.. she broke her ipod so the cheap oprion it is this xmas! hot hot hot
SavageDonkey 1 Like #11
Geemac
Don't think it can be done by unlock code, Needs to be done by network provider?

I bought one of these on O2 and have never been able t unlock it.
chrisbass 13 Likes #12
dizzychicc
I saw this in carphone wharehouse at wkend for same price but ypu have to top up £10 so if this is just £29 thats great, want it for my 4 yr old daughter and the network doesn't matter because she wont be using it as a phone just wifi to watch youtube ect.. she broke her ipod so the cheap oprion it is this xmas! hot hot hot

how the times have changed, a 4 year old with a phone who has already broken an ipod!!
ephaedrus#13
Had no success with unlock codes/providers. Phone does have potential but a real pain trying to sort it out if you aren't tech savy.
bargainBooze#14
SavageDonkey
Geemac
Don't think it can be done by unlock code, Needs to be done by network provider?

I bought one of these on O2 and have never been able t unlock it.

Try:
http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f272/ot-983-unlock-1581152/
youtube.com/watch?v=-ZdKRAC9E8A




Edited By: bargainBooze on Oct 10, 2013 11:21: Edit
manfrom#15
Be warned suffers from low internal memory, I constantly have to uninstall automatic updates to gmail, ebay etc just to clear memory.
Dont buy if you plan to have loads of apps.
Apart from memory issues it has served well as an introductory touchscreen android phone.
I purchased on o2 payg & used my o2 pay monthly contract to have it unlocked for free
But good price for an OK'ish phone
dizzychicc 2 Likes #16
how the times have changed, a 4 year old with a phone who has already broken an ipod!![/quote]
buying a 2nd gen ipod off ebay or buying a £150.00 tablet designed for "4yr olds" go figure!!
00getpaid00#17
Dont think its nation wide.
Check with store near asda. but its on original price of 50.00
dblake#18
manfrom
Be warned suffers from low internal memory, I constantly have to uninstall automatic updates to gmail, ebay etc just to clear memory.
Dont buy if you plan to have loads of apps.

Got my son one of these, rooted it, installed link2SD and moved a lot of apps not usually moveable to the SD and freed up enough space to make it usable. There is an older thread when these were on offer from O2 with plenty of info on rooting etc Don't recall much info about unlocking in there though.
wenttoabetterplace 9 Likes #19
dizzychicc
how the times have changed, a 4 year old with a phone who has already broken an ipod!!buying a 2nd gen ipod off ebay or buying a £150.00 tablet designed for "4yr olds" go figure!!
[/quote]Why don't you just get her one of those cheap tablets that pop up on HUKD all the time?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/a13-7-capacitive-touch-screen-android-4-0-tablet-pc-w-tf-camera-wi-fi-g-sensor-white-1667367

Personally, I have no idea why you would offer a 4 year old a phone. There's a myriad of things you could/should do that would be far more beneficial for a growing mind than bouncing around vacuous Youtube.
Jigsaw, lego, where's wally, bug hunt, ride a bike, hide and seek ... !!

(#gratefultohavehadcaringparents)

Edited By: zerospin on Oct 10, 2013 12:39
patoneuk#20
How did you Root it?

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