EE Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 3.5 inch £14.99 (£4.99 + £10 top-up) @ Argos (Collection)
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EE Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 3.5 inch £14.99 (£4.99 + £10 top-up) @ Argos (Collection)

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LocalFound 13th JanEdited by:"synasla"
Bargain if you can grab it from your local Argos. OOS for delivery, still In stock many London stores.

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according to member reports, if you pay online and collect fast track no top-up required!
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You can get it for £4.99 without topup if you pay online and collect in-store (Fastrack)
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tyr1 m ago

You can get it for £4.99 without topup if you pay online and collect …You can get it for £4.99 without topup if you pay online and collect in-store (Fastrack)



is it really works? i was thinking about that, but don't they say at the collection you need to top-up? never tried before.
I think all that means is that in order to make calls etc you need to top it up otherwise the phone is £4.99
synasla4 m ago

is it really works? i was thinking about that, but don't they say at the …is it really works? i was thinking about that, but don't they say at the collection you need to top-up? never tried before.


I’ve just ordered for £4.99 on fast track. If they ask for more money I’ll just say no, refund me the fiver.
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migavupe3 m ago

I’ve just ordered for £4.99 on fast track. If they ask for more money I’ll …I’ve just ordered for £4.99 on fast track. If they ask for more money I’ll just say no, refund me the fiver.



true.
Will this be locked to EE?
Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use WhatsApp on it? Th
Original Poster
It's locked to EE and unlock code is £0.99 on eBay. Done this before.
Thanks - I've been using an old phone just to stream music at work in my lunch break, but recently it's stopped connecting to the office Wi-Fi, so hopefully this'll do as a cheap replacement (trying the fast track trick).
abusaleh3 m ago

Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use …Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use WhatsApp on it? Th


read description on argos


great value smartphone, the Alcatel Pixi 3 is easy to use and is pre-loaded with Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp
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CuddlesTC1 m ago

Thanks - I've been using an old phone just to stream music at work in my …Thanks - I've been using an old phone just to stream music at work in my lunch break, but recently it's stopped connecting to the office Wi-Fi, so hopefully this'll do as a cheap replacement (trying the fast track trick).



let us know how it works out, mine is only due next thursday
Truly dreadful device and could never be used as an everyday driver unless no significant requirement to use smart features, but excels as a bargain-basement sub-£5 audioplayer and similar uses.
synasla27 m ago

is it really works? i was thinking about that, but don't they say at the …is it really works? i was thinking about that, but don't they say at the collection you need to top-up? never tried before.


Just collected on fast track. No top up required. Bargain at £5.
synasla13 m ago

let us know how it works out, mine is only due next thursday


Picking it up this afternoon, so hopefully I'll have the same result as migavupe - will confirm later
Edited by: "CuddlesTC" 13th Jan
Bought one once, and the touch screen started responding inaccurately when touched. But it is one of the cheapest on the market even at full price, so wasnt surprised.
migavupe30 m ago

Just collected on fast track. No top up required. Bargain at £5.


What was the model number on this please? 4009x?
abusaleh54 m ago

Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use …Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use WhatsApp on it? Th


Had one for about 3 months,yes can use WhatsApp,although the keyboard is so small its horrible to use.
abusaleh1 h, 44 m ago

Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use …Can someone confirm if this can be cheaply unlocked and if I could use WhatsApp on it? Th


Hi, it’s a smarty phone. Unlocking is cheap in ebay
miikeyblue13th Jan

What was the model number on this please? 4009x?


Yes. 4009x.
migavupe5 m ago

Yes. 4009x.


Great, thank you.
I have the Pixi 3 4.5 and would NOT recommend this phone apart from basic basic basic use. Put more than a few apps on and it will struggle big time. The specs are awful in practice.
Lady_Luck10 m ago

I have the Pixi 3 4.5 and would NOT recommend this phone apart from basic …I have the Pixi 3 4.5 and would NOT recommend this phone apart from basic basic basic use. Put more than a few apps on and it will struggle big time. The specs are awful in practice.


What she said
synasla2 h, 48 m ago

It's locked to EE and unlock code is £0.99 on eBay. Done this before.


Can you provide a link to this unlock on eBay? Does it work?
raul_sbd1 m ago

Can you provide a link to this unlock on eBay? Does it work?


This one works fine:

ebay.co.uk/itm…hkC

Used several times before.
Phone to take for drunk nights out like xmas dos, stags, holiday night out, no stress if lost, move on with life. Job done
I'm going to grab these as an upgrade for my kids - does anyone have first hand experience of these? Will they run the current version of Whats App? EE network - who else piggybacks of that one (I'll go check on that*) - are they unlocked (probably not - but you can hope). It'll probably be around an extra quid for a quick unlock code, however I believe there is a law that requires the carrier to provide the unlock code for free (probably after some contract obligations have been satisfied though!)
Heat added for the heads up!
FWIW I got the Alcatel pixi 3 4.5" for £19.99 from CPW after the last deal on here,the specs look similar minus the screen size & resolution!

* Found the detail:

Major players: ASDA Mobile, BT Mobile*, The Phone Coop, Virgin Mobile*
Minnows:
Axis Mobile, Delight Mobile, Natterbox, Plusnet Mobile*, Vectone Mobile
Edited by: "aLV426" 13th Jan
bag of w%nk - trying to use it as a spare device just for controlling smart lights, even struggles with that! (have to constantly reset modem for connection)
I just ordered one & paid £4,99, email reports it'll be ready to collect on Thursday. I'll go into store and try to buy another in store.
I ordered 2 but had to order separately. Argos only allows one at a time. Both are to be given away and will not
be used as phones. Paid £4.99 each.
I already have one which is great as an mp3 player. I use it for my currently free Audible. I paid £10 from 02 for this one.
Edited by: "amber357" 13th Jan
aLV42625 m ago

I'm going to grab these as an upgrade for my kids - does anyone have first …I'm going to grab these as an upgrade for my kids - does anyone have first hand experience of these? ...FWIW I got the Alcatel pixi 3 4.5" for £19.99 from CPW after the last deal on here,the specs look similar minus the screen size & resolution!


It's difficult to imagine how poor the pre-upgrade device will be! Reasonably sure the 3 4.5 has 1GB RAM, yet this 3 3.5 has a barely adequate 0.5GB RAM. Proceed with caution if you still want your kids to be speaking to you after they receive their downgrades upgrades.
Yes: I have one - it's sat in a drawer somewhere as a come-in-handy for some as yet unidentified purpose.
Went in store, used the fasttrack and it stated it had to verify I was over 16. So I had to go to the till, the girl there said she couldn't sell it without the £10 top up and it turns out they where out of stock anyway. She offered to order it in, but insisted I pay £14.99. Walked out.
AndyRoyd1 h, 30 m ago

It's difficult to imagine how poor the pre-upgrade device will be! …It's difficult to imagine how poor the pre-upgrade device will be! Reasonably sure the 3 4.5 has 1GB RAM, yet this 3 3.5 has a barely adequate 0.5GB RAM. Proceed with caution if you still want your kids to be speaking to you after they receive their downgrades upgrades.Yes: I have one - it's sat in a drawer somewhere as a come-in-handy for some as yet unidentified purpose.


Appreciate the feedback (I thought it had 4GB - oh it does 4 GB & 512 MB RAM) - I got a work phone so my P10 is now a spare, as is my wifes LG G5 - however the kids (10 & 11) currently have a smart phone 6 and don't want to upgrade them by that much, although it looks like they will get them at this rate anyway!
No GPS, but then for what the kids use it for it'll be perfect (Whats App & texting- they want that instagram thing with the face stuff, but I don't think this phone can run it)
I dug out my old HTC wildfire - yeuck! and the Huawei Y330 and a few old Microsoft phones, I guess they can make better use of those...
horrendous I wouldn't take it for free
aLV42645 m ago

Went in store, used the fasttrack and it stated it had to verify I was …Went in store, used the fasttrack and it stated it had to verify I was over 16. So I had to go to the till, the girl there said she couldn't sell it without the £10 top up and it turns out they where out of stock anyway. She offered to order it in, but insisted I pay £14.99. Walked out.


You did it wrong.
migavupe12 m ago

You did it wrong.


I take it I need to order this online and collect in store to avoid the £10 top up? At least I get it now!
aLV4263 m ago

I take it I need to order this online and collect in store to avoid the …I take it I need to order this online and collect in store to avoid the £10 top up? At least I get it now!


You need to order AND PAY online
migavupe1 m ago

You need to order AND PAY online


Got it!
I wonder if I should buy more than 1....
aLV4262 m ago

Got it! I wonder if I should buy more than 1....


Depends what you want them for, fine for cheap MP3 players etc but if you’re thinking eBay/reselling I wouldn’t bother.
I ordered one online for collection on Wednesday - it only quotes £4.99, with no mention of top-up.
Collected one today via fast track with no top-up to pay
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