expired Alcatel Pixi 4.5 4G (Locked to Optus, Unlockable) $29 + Bonus $20 Google Play Credit @Woolworths

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Alcatel Pixi 4.5 4G (Locked to Optus) $29 + Bonus $20 Google Play Credit, Woolworth national wide.

Features: http://www.optus.com.au/shop/prepaidmobile/alcatel/pixi-4g

Stylish compact design
Enjoy the superfast Optus 4G Plus network
4.5” vivid display
5MP camera for all your snaps (In fact, this phone comes with 8MP camera after I run the Antutu and AIDA64 in order to test the phone, I believe the specification is wrong)
Long lasting battery
Run Android 5.1 Lollipop, biggest Pro I think

NETWORK INFORMATION: LTE 700/1800/1900/2100/2600, GSM 850/900/1800/1900

What's in the box?
A 4G ALCATEL PIXI 4.5” handset
A Prepaid SIM pack
Battery
USB charger
USB cable
Headphones
User guide

Bonus Google Play $20 credit: Between 2 Nov 2015 and 12 Feb 2016, customers who purchase any prepaid 4G Android phone and activate the included SIM by 12 Feb 2016 will receive a $20 Google Play credit. A link to access the credit will be sent via SMS within 7 days of SIM activation, but this is likely to happen much sooner. Credit must be activated with Google Play by 29 Feb 2016 and must be used by 1 Nov 2016.

I activated the included SIM card last night, picked a new number, no need to recharge, got the Google Play $20 credit code this morning! I will cancel the service right now. I suggests you activate the sim card in the weekdays, then you will get the $20 Google Play credit code immediately or in the following day. If you are unlucky, do not receive the code within 2 days, you may need to recharge at least $10 in order to keep the service. The service will stop if you do not recharge within 3 days.

One more tip: You could price match it in Big-w and Kmart.

You can unlock this phone from [Ebay](http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Unlock-Code-Optus-Australia-Alcat...), only $1.49,

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  • +1 vote

    Anyone know what 3G bands it supports ? I was wondering if it'd work on Telstra NextG.

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    This one is also an Alcatel Pixi 3 for $19 http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/mobile-smart-phones/optus-alca...?

    So these are different phones?

  • +9 votes

    From GSM arena:

    "It could have been called anything but one touch.nothing can be done with one touch as it never does what you push on even when the lcd screen discolours under the tab your pushing on.sorry to any other victims who bought this rip off pretender.cheapest nastiest imitation of a phone ever.stay very clear. If you ever get hit by a flying phone chances r it will be this one.criminal"

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      Can anyone who bought this, comment on the above. Thanks

      • +6 votes

        Can confirm, Alcatel is a horrible manufacturer of phone. You honestly don't get what you pay for, I wouldn't even pay $2 for the phone let alone $29.

        Seriously, stay away from these things; they're bloody awful.

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          jekyll, Thanks for the heads up.

        • +3 votes

          Yep Alcatel is rubbish..worst touch screens ever. No response for half your touches. Use as a hotspot or GPS but never as a phone that requires daily use

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          The Pop S3 4G works perfectly fine. No above mentioned issue.

        • +3 votes

          Alcatel phones are ok for those who purely want something to talk and text, that's it. They're just fine for that.

          However, some people seem to expect that these phones will perform as good as $500+ phones that are currently on the market and then get angry when the phone freezes/slows at times. You can't expect so much when you pay so little.

        • +1 vote

          @googleyahoo69:

          Yeah the Alcatel Pop S3 4G was quite a good phone. For $29 with $20 google play credit, this phone is a bargain. Nothing wrong with it for a cheap smart phone. Even play mobile games like GTA SA if you want.

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          @googleyahoo69: the pop s3 is decent but this one is horrid

      • +4 votes

        I bought this phone for my Mom about a month ago. so far its been great. haven't seen any of aforementioned issues and I'm the one who has to regularly download apps & data onto the phone for her. camera & picture quality is pretty poor but overall the handset performs really well for the price. I've had $250+ phones from Nokia, Samsung & LG that has performed worse and have had issues from day one. Battery life lasts 2-3 days with standard use & 4G is fast and reliable (in the Sydney CBD) It's not for tech heads or those who want the latest & greatest handset, but for a sub $50 phone which can be unlocked on eBay for under $5, it's fantastic. don't judge it till you try it is all I say!

        • +2 votes

          Is your 'Mom' AAAAP?

          (As American As Apple Pie?)

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          I realize it is a cheap phone but when it is 200-300% worse than any other "cheap phones ive purchased around the same price then that imo makes it a bad phone, the phone has a reasonable cpu but performs like it has a cpu from 2012 and 256mb ram.

    • +1 vote

      I have this exact same phone bought just a few days back for $49 from optus website. The screen is horrible but everything else is not too bad for a sub $50 phone.It is responsive and battery life seems decent.

    • +2 votes

      If you ever get hit by a flying phone chances r it will be this one.criminal

      That is one good statement..

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      Agreed this phone is one of the worst phones ive ever bought even for $29 stay well clear. I would disagree all alcatel phones are bad, i had a one touch pop s3 and it was ok for the price ($49) but this pixi is so so bad ignore the specs its runs like it has 256mb ram! please everybody do yourself a favour and steer clear!!!

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    Do i need to recharge to get google code?
    I activated a sim 2weeks ago and still waiting the code.
    i only needed the phone.

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    Damn it! Bought a Pixi 3 (4.0) yesterday from officeworks for $19. This is a better deal for sure.

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    What are the phones actual specs? RAM, processor etc? Assume better than pixi 3?

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    To get $20 Google Play credit, you gotta activate the sim and spend at least $10 I believe.

    • +1 vote

      Is this definitely true? I was going to go out and buy one for a friend of mine who needs a new Optus Android phone, but keep the $20 Google Play Credit (which I assumed would be in gift card form or something like that) for myself. But if the Google Play Credit is tied to the sim card that comes with the phone, I won't bother.

    • +1 vote

      Would also like this confirmed?

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      Bonus Google Play $20 credit: Between 2 Nov 2015 and 12 Feb 2016, customers who purchase any prepaid 4G Android phone and activate the included SIM by 12 Feb 2016 will receive a $20 Google Play credit. A link to access the credit will be sent via SMS within 7 days of SIM activation, but this is likely to happen much sooner. Credit must be activated with Google Play by 29 Feb 2016 and must be used by 1 Nov 2016. Google Play and Google Wallet accounts required. Credit is subject to the Google Play Promotional Balance Terms and Google Play Terms of Service. Cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. Data charges apply to access Google Play and to download and use content. Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

      No mention of any spend required.

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    1GB RAM on these I believe.

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    Great frequency support, including 700MHz Band 28 on 4G. Maybe good for tethering data, if it doesn't get too warm in the process.

    Any tried this particular model as a 'hot'spot, for any length of time?

  • +3 votes

    Just got one - it says 8MP camera on the screen protector.

    Quad core 1GHz.

    4G 150Mbps

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    Wish it took a nanosim

  • +3 votes

    its got a 5mpx sensor,software makes it 8mpx.

    delete the bloatware and you end up with over 4gb free

    camera is not autofocus and screen is tft, but other than that its a great cheap phone

    $29 is a steal

  • +2 votes

    I just got this phone a week ago for $49, I should have waited…

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    Recommend tempered glass for these. The screen is terrible for scrolling etc.

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    Maybe an intended clearout at this price.

    New Alcatel Pixi phones on the way: http://ausdroid.net/2016/01/06/alcatel-onetouch-announces-de...

    All very basic stuff in those specs, but with new colours to suit branding. Scotty will likely approve of the orange one!

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    Damn out of stock at my local

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    Is not have to show them catalog to get the price match?

  • +1 vote

    Grabbed one for a project, good value in my opinion with 4G and 4.5" screen

    Screen is OK res, scrolling not silky smooth and touch while 90% of the way there, not quite as accurate or sensitive as iPhone

  • +1 vote

    I don't think the camera on this one has Autofocus. There's no focus controls.

  • +1 vote

    just got one, oh man, it is cheap, everywhere screams cheapness, 29 bux is JUST about right i probably wouldn't call this bargain had i tried the phone before buying, anyway i think it is just ok at this price and the google credit sweetens the deal.

    • +1 vote

      The main advantage of this phone is that it supports all the Telstra 3G and 4G bands for the cost of $10.49 unlocked after taking into account the $20 Google Play credit. Another plus is that it basically runs stock Android with a few customisations. Not sure about battery life, but last time I checked, most smartphones this cheap had much smaller batteries. It seems to charge up very slowly.

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      Could you point to where others can get a better phone than this for $29?

  • +1 vote

    the screen isnt IPS or anything just standard tft, so the viewing angle is pretty bad but not unusable

    • +2 votes

      Yes,it should only be a spare/second phone, but $9 ($29-$20) is a big bargain.

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      You expect IPS screen on $69 normal price phone? The only phones I've seen under $100 with IPS screen were the Sony E4g and Lumia 640. And only on sale.

  • +1 vote

    This has goto be the cheapest amongst ur ZTE/HUAWEI/ALCATEL cheapy Phones.

    ONly the $40 Huawei Y550 from HN comes close to this deal with its included $50 voda credit.

    • +2 votes

      that one's build is better by some degree

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      Huawei wad a superior phone. $50 credit was a massive bonus.

    • +2 votes

      I think the Telstra Buzz deal for $53 with included Monster Headphones is still the deal to beat. Plenty of cheap deals similar to the Y550, the Y550 had issues the other cheaper phones deals haven't such as the GPS and lack of storage.

  • +1 vote

    the google credits took 10mins to arrive for me today, on weekend, so its automated

    it is bound to your google account, not the sim

  • +3 votes

    Unlock it and use it for cheap Telstra 4GX? Would come to $30.50 which less then a third of the 4gx buzz

  • +5 votes

    Unlocked using the ebay link above for $1.49

    Speedtest, Telstra SIM, 36.74Mbps down, 15.12Mbps up

  • +4 votes

    FYI, i flashed my Pixi 3 (4.0) to Cyanogenmod with Lollipop. God damn its much smoother.

    Rooting and flashing was so much easier than i remember. Took about 10mins all up.

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      Might do the same to mine. Touch/scrolling is irritating.

    • +2 votes

      Did you flash an offical or unofficial build of cyanogenmod onto your phone? I can't seem to find Alcatel on cyanogenmod's website.

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          Is there cyanogenmod for 4.5? After all that is the phone being discussed.

        • +2 votes

          @PR0r: Not at the moment, no. I will post a debloated stock ROM soon.

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          I've tried to root the phone and it simply doesn't work. You can install the custom recovery, and when you reboot, it'll ask you whether you want to root. But other than that, SuperSU says there's no SU binaries installed, and it won't work.

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          @happychappy1: Here is a rootkit for pixi 4.5 from when i owned this turd of a phone if anyone is interested, it has twrp supersu sim unlock and flashing tool and required scatter file. If anyone cares to write instructions on this be my guest

          http://www.mediafire.com/download/cs0nciv33spq3go/rootkit.zi...

          The system is not writable unless you do it through twrp, you need to flash supersu through twrp. I had to debloat mine by deleting apps using file manager in twrp… pain in the ass

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          @morgs640: If the system is not writable, that means it isn't rooted. If it is rooted, then you should be able to grant root permissions using SuperSU and then any app with root capabilities (like ES File Explorer) should be able to write to the system. Are you sure you managed to root yours? Is it the Optus Pixi 3 (4.5) that you had, or the Telstra one?

          BTW, I managed to reduce the impact of most of the bloat by either uninstalling or disabling apps. Some I wasn't able to disable, but on the whole it it's been fine.

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          @happychappy1:
          I'm rooted by following guides on first page.
          The root for sure is in the xda link. You have to flash it as @morgs640 suggested.

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