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Cricket Wireless to Sell Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

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Oct 28, 2015, 8:29 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Cricket Wireless today announced that it will offer the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 beginning Nov. 6. The handset will cost $149.99 with a new activation. The Idol 3 has been for sale in the U.S. since April, but this marks the first time it will be sold by a carrier. The Idol 3 has a 5.5-inch full HD screen and octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The phone boasts stereo JBL speakers with Clarify processing and 1.2W amplifiers. The main camera uses a 13-megapixel Sony sensor that includes a variety of modes and video-capture tools. The phone has an 8-megapixel user-facing camera with wide-angle lens. Connectivity options include LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, GPS, and WiFi. The Idol 3 has a 2,910mAh battery and supports microSD cards up to 128 GB. The Cricket Wireless variant of the phone integrates the Deezer music streaming service with Alcatel's Mix deejay application. Idol 3 owners can listen to their Deezer playlists directly from Mix and add effects, transition songs, sync, mix, scratch, or insert samples. The Idol 3 runs Android.

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Oct 28, 2015, 9:17 AM

Buy it unlocked

An excellent mid-range android.
An extra $100 for unlocked version.
No need to lock oneself into a contract or carrier.
What a terrific deal. The hundred dollar savings makes this phone the best value in the market. People will finally have a chance to use a budget phone that works. Plus, cricket will unlock the phone after 6 months. This is a very compelling phone for...
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