Sim Free Alcatel A3 Mobile Phone - Black £84.95 @ Argos - Is this a steal?
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Sim Free Alcatel A3 Mobile Phone - Black £84.95 @ Argos - Is this a steal?

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Found 13th Feb
What do you think of this little beauty? Says 4g but nowhere is it clear - including Q&As on Argos - whether the pesky critter will operate with a 3g sim. Ggrrr.
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N0M131 m ago

Phones from argos are totally useless. They're slow and lagging



What do they do to all the phones ?
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Difficult to say when you don't post any specs
A2 only £60 on Asda Mobile. 3g only dual SIM.
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What you mean post specs? What is the above link for?
If we're talking UK stock.... Rather spend the extra and get a redmi 5 for 110 quid:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/bct…nes
shadey128 m ago

google.co.uk/amp/s/m.gsmarena.com/alcatel_a3-ampp-8589.php1.5gb rom16gb …google.co.uk/amp/s/m.gsmarena.com/alcatel_a3-ampp-8589.php1.5gb rom16gb memory2460mah battery.

Jeez! £95!!!
Gollywood3 m ago

Jeez! £95!!!


I only posted the spec, not the deal.
I just plucked some figures that would help others decide.
shadey123 m ago

I only posted the spec, not the deal.I just plucked some figures that …I only posted the spec, not the deal.I just plucked some figures that would help others decide.

I didn't say you did! I replied to OP with my 1st post... I wouldnt 'like' your post if I thought it wasn't helpful.
Edited by: "Gollywood" 13th Feb
Not a bad phone got one from carphone warehouse last November £90 with £50 back when you trade your old mobile . Took about 3 months to get the money back. Don't know if the deals still on.
Gollywood24 m ago

I didn't say you did! I replied to OP with my 1st post... I wouldnt 'like' …I didn't say you did! I replied to OP with my 1st post... I wouldnt 'like' your post if I thought it wasn't helpful.


Missed the like (it sometimes doesn't update on app straightaway) I didn't want someone to think I was claiming they were good specs.
Edited by: "shadey12" 13th Feb
Phones from argos are totally useless. They're slow and lagging
N0M131 m ago

Phones from argos are totally useless. They're slow and lagging



What do they do to all the phones ?
Big screen with1280 for £85 is about right. 1080p would be better, I think. If you root around one will turn up
Alcatel A3 XL only £85 at Tesco. Bigger screen, more ram, etc. Granted it is £10 to unlock, but it is a very good phone. Very light considering 6" screen, very responsive.
It is £140 in Argos.
Edited by: "tintowellfan" 14th Feb
No its not a steal... Nor would I want to steal it...
If you can afford £14 more
laptopsdirect.co.uk/kod…ing
yes it's a refurb and over budget, but quite a lot of phone for the money.
new is on offer also. But yes, not £85
Original Poster
Kodak? Thought they was dead. However same issue as this post which still no one has answered: my sim is with TalkTalk which does not support 4,g so the same question applies. Can I use it it a 4g phone. Please does anyone know?
barry.turner1 h, 2 m ago

Kodak? Thought they was dead. However same issue as this post which still …Kodak? Thought they was dead. However same issue as this post which still no one has answered: my sim is with TalkTalk which does not support 4,g so the same question applies. Can I use it it a 4g phone. Please does anyone know?


I have the A3 XL and it is 4G, also a quick Google search indicates it is 4G.
eu.alcatelmobile.com/gb/…-3/
gadgets.ndtv.com/alc…037
tintowellfan10 m ago

I have the A3 XL and it is 4G, also a quick Google search indicates it is …I have the A3 XL and it is 4G, also a quick Google search indicates it is 4G.https://eu.alcatelmobile.com/gb/mobile/smartphones/a-3/https://gadgets.ndtv.com/alcatel-a3-4037


Edit, sorry just re-read your question. Yes it should in theory, as I can set my Alcatel to 2G, 3G or 4G. If it does not, just take it back.
Youftbarsteward13th Feb

What do they do to all the phones ?


They try 'improving' them but they go so slow and start glitching. At first I thought maybe it was the phone. After getting a new phone from argos, it started to experience the same issues.
N0M151 m ago

They try 'improving' them but they go so slow and start glitching. At …They try 'improving' them but they go so slow and start glitching. At first I thought maybe it was the phone. After getting a new phone from argos, it started to experience the same issues.


How do Argos try to improve them ?
N0M15 m ago

System updates


Never new Argos had their own specific updates on the phone !

is it for advertising ?
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