T-Mobile launches Alcatel GO Flip dumb phone for just $75


Even though smartphone sales exploded in the last couple of years, there are still many consumers who are still using so-called “dumb phones.” Few major brands still launch feature phones, and they're mostly selling well in emerging markets where people can't afford smartphones.

Well, it appears that T-Mobile has picked up a new features phone, the Alcatel GO Flip. As the name suggests, this is a clamshell phone that offers just the basic traits even though it packs decent specs.

First off, it's worth pointing out the Alcatel GO Flip is available at T-Mobile for $3 down and $3 per month for 24 months, or $75 outright. Specs-wise, the feature phone packs a 1.1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 512MB RAM and 4GB of expandable storage.

It also sports a small 2.8-inch display with 320 x 240 pixels resolution, as well as a 5-megapixel primary camera. The phone is powered by a small 482mAh battery and does come with 4G LTE support.

Alcatel GO Flip makes an excellent choice for those who've never used a smartphone (and don't want to) before or those who just can't afford to purchase one.



source: T-Mobile via Tmonews

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9 Comments

1. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

And it supoorts volte . unlike att that released a flip phone last week and its 3G only.

2. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

Flip phone n all but calls will be HD call quality on this good thing T-Mobile allows that unlike At&t.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

As dumb as it is, bet it's capable of doing several things an official iPhone still can't in 2017...

4. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

Not as cute as my vintage Sanyo SCP-5500 but interesting in its slim design. My previously mentioned Sanyo hails from '03 but is still in near-pristine shape and in excellent working condition. The little 'snick' sound that it makes when opened fully is still as distinct as when the Sprint agent removed it from the box just prior to activation.

5. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

The 5500 was a beast. I worked for Sprint when that phone was out and it outsold everything else.

8. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

I purchased one for my fiancée as well; bought the larger battery too for both. My fiancée loved hers for the MapQuest app. She'd use MapQuest for her job and quickly glance at the directions and click to the next page; I observed her in action doing this several times. Because of that utility she wouldn't activate the Palm Treo 650 which I gave to her as a Christmas present in December of '04. Sprint was the King of the Hill in that era; seems like only yesterday at times. Best wishes.

6. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

It will have FM radio unlike many flagship smartphones that deliberately omit the feature.

7. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Flip phones have a lot of potential, but manufacturers just simply don't want to invest in those models.

9. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

It'd be an interesting avenue to explore. Maybe I'm not the only one who'd look at a feature-packed, sturdy and capable retro inspired device. I'm on a nostalgia kick which began over a year ago.

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