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

Edited By: bigflump on Oct 09, 2013 22:55
banned#3
Great price, Crap Network
#4
can it be unlocked? Looking for something cheap for my technophobe mother!
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
#6
Don't think it can be done by unlock code, Needs to be done by network provider?
#7
Brilliant value for money!HOT!!!
#8
Is the internal memory 500MB or 1GB?
#9
Otto.uk
Is the internal memory 500MB or 1GB?
About 100MB.
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
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.
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!!
#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.
#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
#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
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!!
#17
Dont think its nation wide.
Check with store near asda. but its on original price of 50.00
#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.
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
#20
How did you Root it?
#21
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.

I've an O2 contract I'll unlock it for you if you PM me :)
4 Likes #22
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]
you know they don't have to have one or the other!
6 Likes #23
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
4 Likes #24
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
2 Likes #25
I have been using this phone as my sole phone for the past 3 months when I sold my iPhone hoping that the "cheaper" iPhone wouldn't be such a bad thing to wait for.

I completely agree with manform. It's an okayish phone if you can live with the ridiculously low internal memory. I must admit, one good feature of this phone is the ability to tether it with other devices (ie. tablet). So, I've not missed having an iPhone much.

If you guys want any questions answered about this phone, let me know, and I'll do my best to answer.

FYI, here's the old thread when this phone was available on O2 @ £39.99: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/alcatel-ot-9483-android-payg-149-99-sho2-1366627
#26
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
#27
How did you Root it?
2 Likes #28
SmudgeMonkey
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
His opinion is still valid. Because you may be a responsible parent doesn't change the fact that many parents give their very young children, I'm talking 2,3 year old's phones to keep them quiet. It works, and it's terrible. Children, small children, don't learn anything useful at that age from technology like this.
banned#29
Awesome phone with projector
1 Like #30
That feel when the phone you've had since you were 24 is called 'Cheap and cheerful mobile for the kids or bringing on holiday'
2 Likes #31
rev6
SmudgeMonkey
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
His opinion is still valid. Because you may be a responsible parent doesn't change the fact that many parents give their very young children, I'm talking 2,3 year old's phones to keep them quiet. It works, and it's terrible. Children, small children, don't learn anything useful at that age from technology like this.

My son knew his alphabet at age 1, could count in English and Spanish at the same age, knows more about the solar system than I ever did in a lifetime and he's not even turned 4 yet!

He could turn on and work his way around an android tablet to watch kids learning videos before he was 2 years old - to say they don't learn anything simply isn't true at all.

He was out for breakfast one morning just before he turned three and one of his 8 year old friends let him use her iPad (which he had never used before) and he found his way around that almost instantly despite the different OS.

There may be those that think technology at a young age isn't a good thing but I can't see it....especially as a learning excercise - not to mention the entertainment from watching cartoons and educational kids shows.

At the same time, he loves riding his bike (with stabilisers) playing in the dirt, swimming and generally being a young boy....oh and playing with lego!

Just remembered there is a bit of a negative - he's totally into Minecraft now and also watches videos that people put on Youtube...and guess what he searches for them all by himself..don't ask me how - I think he taught himself through the use of technology ;)
#32
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

From what I understand CPW sells unlocked phones generally speaking - can anybody else confirm this offer is current?
#33
superoneclick will root it.
#34
superoneclick will root it.
1 Like #35
gtd65
My son has...not even turned 4 yet!

At the same time, he loves riding his bike (with stabilisers)

See, that is the detriment of technology right there. :p

I agree that tech can be used as occasional tools for education, but I'm an old schooler in that I believe there is plenty of time for them to get into tech as they grow up (where saldy at primary school phones have become 'de rigueur' ).
FOr me, growing up too fast now includes exposure to computers and the gaming culture (such as Wii's). Of course it is the minority of lazy parents that give the worst of impressions.
For me, even TV such as Peppa Pig has been a double edged sword (the kids are almost addicted) and I almost wish I was as strong as those few who don't have a telly in the house.


PS. Hot deal.

Edited By: jazid on Oct 10, 2013 17:41
banned#36
patoneuk
How did you Root it?

http://1.androidauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/rooting-dummies.png
#37
Your right. And since your kids are going to grow in a world of technology, you'de be crazy to hide them from it.

This is more extreme, but there is a serious debate going on in America on whether kids should still learn to write using a pen. As technology is starting to make it pretty redundant. Now that's kind of weird.

SmudgeMonkey
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
1 Like #38
SmudgeMonkey
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
rev6
SmudgeMonkey
zerospin
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!)


Absolute dribble!
My 2 boys (6 & 4) love riding their bikes, walking the woods, going to the park, playing with their lego, drawing, climbing trees, pond dipping, swimming etc. etc..
They also gain a great deal from internet provided learning tools like Mathletics and others (the wife knows them all).
They also like watching Tom and Jerry on TV, playing Mariokart on the Wii and Angry Birds and Bad Piggies on the tablet.

Everything in moderation, too much computer\TV is bad for your eyes just as too much running\football is bad for your knees.

If giving your kids (supervised) access to the whole wide world via the internet is bad parenting in your eyes, I would advise getting your eyes checked! You're making the assumption the poster is giving a child a gadget and saying "off you go", maybe they're sitting down with their kids and exploring technology together.

My kids have access to the cutlery drawer with the sharp knives, they've never cut themselves though because we've tought them about sharp things just as we've tought them about everything else.

Sorry for the rant, but giving kids access to entertainment technology does not make anyone a bad parent, leaving kids unsupervised with anything would be closer to the mark.
His opinion is still valid. Because you may be a responsible parent doesn't change the fact that many parents give their very young children, I'm talking 2,3 year old's phones to keep them quiet. It works, and it's terrible. Children, small children, don't learn anything useful at that age from technology like this.

actually his opinion is not valid in this case, I simply commented on something that I can buy my daughter for xmas that isnt going to cost the earth but that she will love.. it does not mean that she sits in her bedroom 24/7 glued to any sort of device, plays jigsaws, loves moshi monsters and dressing up, all quite normal things for a child her age and considering she is at school all day (learning) then comes home, has tea and goes to bed with a good old fashioned story, why the hell should I be penalised and put in to a crap parent catagory because I let her play on a phonw or tablet!! its usually people without kids who make these kind of ridiculous statements.
2 Likes #39
Under 5's in nursery schools are already learning and using computers and regular play-based activities. They are also using touch sensitive white-boards which can be used for video, animation and sound which is all part of the traditional teaching and learning of phonics.

Under 5's already have access to these facilities which are being used right across private nurseries and state school nurseries, this all helps to support literacy skills, numeracy, problem-solving and social interaction.

Years ago children would use toy play phones made of wood, years later these toys developed into the common toy phone which would make a ring sound, children would enjoy role-play which helps and promotes development. Moving on and the regular toy nursery phone has now got a animated screen (moving hologram type) these phones now make more realistic sounds, bright colours and add to the childs interactive development.

A child aged 4 using a toy pretend phone, a interactive white-board, a computer, a tablet device, a iPod or a phone to watch video, animation, sounds, letters and numbers all helps to support literacy skills, numeracy, problem-solving and social interaction.

FACT!






Edited By: Da11as on Oct 10, 2013 19:35
#40
As mentioned, this phone quickly runs out of space. Keep having to delete apps and apps can't be moved to the 2Gb SD card even with App2SD. Frustrating. The size is very good - just right and it runs Gingerbread well on a decent screen. Other points are that it practically stops working with any rain/damp on the screen but battery life is OK to bad with GPS switched on (leave it off unless necessary). Thought it was a good phone until I used the Nexus 4 and then you quickly see the Alcatel 983's limitations however, if you just want a decent touchscreen phone and don't use many apps, it will do you fine.

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