Alcatel 20.38X Candy bar 3G phone with bluetooth - no top up required at O2 for £9.99
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Alcatel 20.38X Candy bar 3G phone with bluetooth - no top up required at O2 for £9.99

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Found 23rd Aug 2017Edited by:"tonymcg"
Needed a basic 3G phone with bluetooth for my dad to use and connect to his car. This is the cheapest I could find without needing a top up, and works perfect for using on Threes 3-2-1 package. The battery seems to be long lasting too..

Available to unlock for 99p

Talk Time8hrs (2G) / 4hrs (3G)Standby Time160hrsDimensions124 x 51.5 x 12.75mmWeight120gScreen Size2.4 inchInternal Phone Memory128MB ROM + 64MB RAMExternal Phone Memory32GBOperating SystemThreadX
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sharepositive6 m ago

How do you unlick it, please? Url?


Use your tongue instead of your fingers on the keypad
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It's 64GB
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nw104hh1 m ago

It's 64GB


Yeah o2 seem to manage to get alot of specs wrong!
How do I get this without a top up?
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torreta14 m ago

How do I get this without a top up?


Just select any of the sim card option, and go to the checkout - I selected the classic tariff, it doesn't add it on at the basket. Paid 9.99 in total
can you unlock it please
It's a good price considering 3g facility. Heat added.
can you make a wifi hotspot on this?
Would've cost £150+ 'back in the day'
Bought 3 to use abroad when they were about £2.80 each. Battery lasts for ages but phone is not particularly easy to use. All consigned to the drawer of no return.
pc19741 h, 32 m ago

can you unlock it please

The op has mentioned that it's 99p to unlock. Please read the description...
Didnt unlock just used Giffgaff sim. Cheap calls and text both home and abroad.
How do you unlick it, please? Url?
sharepositive6 m ago

How do you unlick it, please? Url?


Use your tongue instead of your fingers on the keypad
sharepositive22 m ago

How do you unlick it, please? Url?

once you've licked, you can never unlick....
Gollywood2 h, 26 m ago

Would've cost £150+ 'back in the day'


I got a 20.45X for a family member which is just one model up from this.

Compared to the Nokia N80 I had 11 years ago, which was a top of the line phone when it came out in 2006 it is give or take the same sort of spec.

Both 3G, the Alcatel has a bigger screen with more colours at a similar resolution, slightly worse camera, much faster chipset though and a better battery. It's also far lighter. You can get these Alcatels for the cost of a topup, a tenner. The N80 was like a £300 phone
johnnyd57uk2 h, 26 m ago

Bought 3 to use abroad when they were about £2.80 each. Battery lasts for …Bought 3 to use abroad when they were about £2.80 each. Battery lasts for ages but phone is not particularly easy to use. All consigned to the drawer of no return.


WOW!!!, hehehe.

You formally bought your's for £2.80 each from where before please?, lol. :-D
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Fantastic deal. Heat added.
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Here's the Link for the 99p unlock
It says you can use the internet with this. I wonder how good/bad it is.
I bought them from O2. They had this Alcatel for £2.87 (it may have been £0.87)) and the same phone for £9.99. Made no sense so I bought the cheapest. If you buy one you will realise why they are so cheap. Handy to have in the glove compartment for emergencies or for making calls abroad if you dont fancy having your iphone7 pinched whilst on holiday. No I didnt use the internet with this. Sending a text was difficult enough.
This glove box nonsense , I bet there's barely a person on the planet whose ever had to use one for the last 5 years. Great deal for a 3G phone , the majority of cheapies are still unbelievably 2g only.
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RickDoyle12 h, 27 m ago

It says you can use the internet with this. I wonder how good/bad it is.


It depends what you are used to, if you have a smart phone - you will then find this annoying to use for surfing the web!
tonymcg20 h, 34 m ago

Just select any of the sim card option, and go to the checkout - I …Just select any of the sim card option, and go to the checkout - I selected the classic tariff, it doesn't add it on at the basket. Paid 9.99 in total


If you going to use that option, also you can go for the 20.45 REFURBISHED for 5.99
Or NEW for 9.99 including £10 web top-up voucher if you find a shop with stock.
If you put for collect from store, don't let you take the item without top-up there ?
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Pokora56 m ago

If you put for collect from store, don't let you take the item without …If you put for collect from store, don't let you take the item without top-up there ?


Best just to get it delivered them, next day free delivery is included and no top up is required. I cannot be sure that the store would try and force you to take the top up
Just bought this as I need a phone thats unlocked as a backup - its plastic throughout but damn good for just a tenner. Unlocked it already using the ebay link posted above! Thanks!
Only 1 per checkout?
tonymcg9 h, 36 m ago

Best just to get it delivered them, next day free delivery is included and …Best just to get it delivered them, next day free delivery is included and no top up is required. I cannot be sure that the store would try and force you to take the top up



No the store will not force you to take the top-up if it's a click and collect. If you buy it instore then they have to sell it with a sim card with top-up
thedvdmonster24th Aug

This glove box nonsense , I bet there's barely a person on the planet …This glove box nonsense , I bet there's barely a person on the planet whose ever had to use one for the last 5 years. Great deal for a 3G phone , the majority of cheapies are still unbelievably 2g only.


Not nonsense. Youve obviously never used this phone and yes I have one in my glovebox for emergencies only. Its got a good battery life and you can make calls easily but everything else about the phone is crap. So emergency use only for the three I bought
Do you work for O2?
PS... I bought 2 to be used by friends abroad but they were given back . What they said about the phone is unprintable. Unkind I thought as I had lugged the phones 6000 miles to give to them. Nough said.
Edited by: "johnnyd57uk" 26th Aug 2017
Checkout doesn't work. I needed this for my elderly mother
can anyone confirm this come with the charger ?
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jun193 h, 22 m ago

can anyone confirm this come with the charger ?


As far as I am aware o2 don't supply USB chargers with any of their phones
it due to deliver today so will update if its without charger I might return it
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