If you buy instore and give your pay as you go number (note: it has to be pay as you go and a major retailer i.e. vodafone, tmobile, orange...etc. If, like me you're on sim only contract or not on a "major" retailer i.e. your on tesco, asda etc) just get a payg number or spare sim card and ask for a "pay as you go upgrade"!
Alcatel 0T-980 - the first Android smartphone from Alcatel.
The affordable Alcatel OT-980 is a great introduction to Android smartphones. This feature-packed phone supports the Android operating system and comes with loads of great Google Services, including GMail™ and GTalk™, as well as one-touch access to Android Market™, where there are over 70,000 apps to download and discover.
Alcatel OT-980 is an easy-to-use slider phone with a vertical QWERTY keyboard that's great for firing off emails and instant messages. The bright 2.8 inch touch screen gives you access to a world of exciting apps and features, including speedy 3G internet, with built-in Google Search and HSPA for faster downloads/uploads. Make sure to invest in a screen protector, as the durable film will keep your phone's screen free from scratches, smudges and fingerprints.
Alcatel OT-980 comes with over 20 Android apps already pre-installed, from great games like Pinball and Mahjong 3D to Facebook™ and Twitdroyd™ (Twitter™ for Android), so your app collection is already off to a great start before you've even visited the Android Market™! Purchase a microSD memory card, up to 16GB, and you'll be able to keep lots more fun stuff on your mobile phone.
If you're looking for a budget smartphone that covers all the bases then the Alcatel OT-980 is well worth a look. With social networking shortcuts, GPS navigation services with Google Maps™ and a 2 Megapixel camera with video recorder, 0T-980 will keep you in touch with what matters most. Make sure to protect your new Alcatel phone with a protective mobile case, which will prevent it from getting damaged while it's in your pocket or bag.