T-Mobile first in U.S. to get Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro; value priced handset just $6.24 a month

T-Mobile first in U.S. to get Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro; value priced handset just $6.24 a month
T-Mobile has announced that it will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro. Right now, the handset is available from the mobile operator for $0 down with 24 monthly installment payments due of  $6.24. The retail price of the unit is $149.76. The manufacturer unveiled the handset just a couple of days ago, positioning it as a value priced 4G LTE connected phone. It also supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling.

The Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro offers a 4.5-inch 540 x 960 (qHD) resolution screen. That works out to a pixel density of 245ppi. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.5GHz  MediaTek MT6732 CPU. 1GB of RAM is on board along with 4GB of expandable storage. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 5MP and .3MP respectively, and a 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on. Android 4.4 is pre-installed.

If you're a T-Mobile account holder and are looking for a value priced handset for you, your significant other or your kids, the Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro just might fit the bill.


source: T-Mobile

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OneTouch POP Astro
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(9h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Terrible phone not worthy of news

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It's May of 2015 & phones are still being released with Kit Kat?! :SMH: What is up with OEM's not using Lollipop.

3. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Stupid phone. 4GB internal space, really!? Get LG L90. Same price right now. 8GB internal comes out to be 3.9 left. Buy a different better phone that comes with volte and wifi calling. LTE eats too much battery anyways. 2000mAh battery isn't going to cut it. 2460mAh in L90 with HSPA+ just as good sometimes faster than LTE and battery will last 2 days with over 6hrs of on screen time.

4. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

I'm still not sure what's the price of the Lumia 640 for T-Mobile, but it is a much better phone than this POS.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

For $150, Moto E LTE is a much better choice.

6. Newphonesarethebest

Posts: 5; Member since: May 01, 2015

Why haven't they made a story about the Microsoft Lumia being available on T-mobiles website??

7. Newphonesarethebest

Posts: 5; Member since: May 01, 2015

The Lumia 640 to be exact

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

We already got an article or two saying that T-mobile will bring the Lumia 640. Lower end devices like that rarely got extra articles just to say it's there on the website anyway. But yea the 640 has been on T-mobile website for a long time. I think it has been there for well over a month.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

For $150? Value priced? You gotta be kidding me. This thing is terribly overpriced.

10. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Save the $149.76 and go to swappa.com

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