Alcatel A3 5" unlocked PAYG upgrade Android phone for £69.99 + £10, £14.99 after £5 Quidco & £50 trade-in @ Carphonewarehouse
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Alcatel A3 5" unlocked PAYG upgrade Android phone for £69.99 + £10, £14.99 after £5 Quidco & £50 trade-in @ Carphonewarehouse

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Found 18th Nov
Not the world's greatest brand or spec but maybe worth getting as a kid's or spare phone?

Price is £69.99, you need to have any old EE or O2 SIM to qualify for the upgrade otherwise you will need to add on a tenner for a top-up. I used a couple of old O2 SIMS with no credit that I happened to have lying around & they worked. Make sure you click on the "Upgrade" tab to buy it without having to pay for a top-up.

Quidco/TCB currently paying £5 for PAYG phones.

£50 trade-in T&Cs here, the trade-in phone needs to be unlocked and with no screen damage. I got a carpy Alcatel Pixi4 for £10 here (often OOS but keep checking!) and unlocked it with an ebay code for 99p.


All Carphonewarehouse phones come unlocked.

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Link doesn't say anything about the £50 trade in?

Bargain. I will give it a go. Have and old smartphone lying around. Thanks OP.
Edited by: "hitman" 18th Nov

Got an old Nokia non smartphone. Teens and conditions only say mobile phone so I wonder if it'll be accepted?

teerex4 m ago

Got an old Nokia non smartphone. Teens and conditions only say mobile …Got an old Nokia non smartphone. Teens and conditions only say mobile phone so I wonder if it'll be accepted?



yeah me too was looking for the charger for it, wonder if you need that as well?

Original Poster

No charger needed but it does need to be a smartphone
Edited by: "dwl99" 18th Nov

dwl998 m ago

No charger needed but id does need to be a smartphone


It says "smart phone or feature phone" in the terms though.

Ashe21 m ago

It says "smart phone or feature phone" in the terms though.



my old nokia has a camera???

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rodman7 m ago

Can you apply for £15 Google Play™ credit* as we …Can you apply for £15 Google Play™ credit* as well?https://alcateloffers.com/gb/en/pages/a3-googleplay/home


No, that's for Argos

PAYG upgrade is a hit and miss with CPW. I have tried numerous old and new sims and it never worked for me...

Could you do this in store?

Decent deal, if it all goes through.

Is this locked or could it be used with Vodafone?

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blueherring19 m ago

Is this locked or could it be used with Vodafone?


Unlocked

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Crossbow26 m ago

Has been posted before, but good reminder:Alcatel A3 (With £50 cashback) - …Has been posted before, but good reminder:Alcatel A3 (With £50 cashback) - £89.99 (£79.99 + £10 top-up) @ Carphone Warehouse



Yep, but this is £10 cheaper!

Is this better than the A2 XL?

Guys i got an LG L20, can i trade that in/is it literally any smart phone for the trade in?

What the differences between the A3 and the A3 plus 3G?

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A3 Plus has more RAM but no 4G

Not SIM free, must upgrade

A3 Plus also has Nougat it seems, while this has Marshmallow.

Or can it be upgraded to Nougat (OTA)?

has anyone actually done this now its been running a while? who pays postage with £50 at stake i imagine you would want cover...

OK I bought this.

Comes with Android 6, no upgrade to Nougat.

Also their custom ROM is HORRIBLE. it's ugly and replaces a bunch of Google apps with their own crap, and installs And there is no way to root the device at all, so you're stuck with it.

Also while looking around, it's like this phone doesn't even exist. Alcatel don't list it on their site, almost as if they're ashamed of it.

Honestly I'm doubtful about successfully receving £50 cashback from them.

Original Poster

Stick Nova Launcher on it and you can hide most of the custom carp! If all else fails just sell it at Cex and pocket the £50.

dealnoob12322nd Nov

OK I bought this.Comes with Android 6, no upgrade to Nougat.Also their …OK I bought this.Comes with Android 6, no upgrade to Nougat.Also their custom ROM is HORRIBLE. it's ugly and replaces a bunch of Google apps with their own crap, and installs And there is no way to root the device at all, so you're stuck with it.Also while looking around, it's like this phone doesn't even exist. Alcatel don't list it on their site, almost as if they're ashamed of it.Honestly I'm doubtful about successfully receving £50 cashback from them.



oh the cheeek, replacing unnecessary google craps with their own
the A3 is listed on the promotions page but i couldn't find an alcatel page, punch in alcatel.com to your browser see what happens
do let us know how you get on, am in the market for a very cheap 4g for use as a mifi device.
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