T-Mobile Announces Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve, ONE TOUCH Fierce And Samsung Galaxy Light

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T-Mobile’s efforts to continue a budget-friendly atmosphere took a step forward today with the announcement of three new smartphones. The Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve and ONE TOUCH Fierce mark the return of the Alcatel name to T-Mobile’s lineup with two new affordable smartphones.

“The ONE TOUCH Fierce and ONE TOUCH Evolve are compelling smartphone options that fit several types of consumer lifestyles, while eliminating the need to make a choice between looks, performance and price,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. “We are excited to join T-Mobile as it makes bold moves to change the wireless industry by delivering more choice and affordability to customers.”

The ONE TOUCH Fierce Evolve features Android 4.2, a 4.5″ qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and 4G data speeds. The ONE TOUCH Evolve is more of an entry-level smartphone with a 1GHz MediaTek MT6575 chipset and Android 4.1. Both devices will come preloaded with Swype as well as a “pre-configured home screen” (read Alcatel launcher) with the most “essential apps and widgets pre-loaded.”

Pricing & Availability

  • ONE TOUCH Evolve: October 16th – $27.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $3
  • ONE TOUCH Fierce: October 23rd – $19.99 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $6

Samsung Galaxy Light (front)T-Mobile’s also introducing a new member of the Galaxy lineup with the Galaxy Light. The Light will be one of T-Mobile’s most affordable 4G LTE devices with a 4″ WVGA display and 5 mega-pixel camera. The Light has no pricing or launch date but is expected to hit store shelves in the “coming weeks.”

 

Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 12.37.01 PMLast but certainly not least is a device we’ve already seen uncovered thanks to some training slides and a user manual is the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro. The Pro launches today for $49.99 down with 24 equally monthly installments of $5 and provides 4G LTE Hotspot coverage for up to ten Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time.

Press Release:

T-Mobile continues to offer budget-friendly and feature-rich smartphones. Starting today, T-Mobile will offer the Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve through participating T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and online at www.T-Mobile.com, followed by the availability of the ONE TOUCH Fierce on October 23. Both devices feature high-end industrial designs and premium features that are ideal for consumers who are upgrading to their first smartphone.

In addition, T-Mobile continues to offer the latest devices from Samsung’s trusted Galaxy brand. In the coming weeks the Samsung Galaxy Light – one of T-Mobile’s most affordable 4G LTE Android smartphones, featuring a vibrant 4-inch WVGA touch screen and 5-megapixel camera – will launch.

All of the above devices can be paired with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan and JUMP! program.

T-Mobile is also committed to expanding its portfolio of mobile broadband devices and will begin offering the Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot PRO today. The hotspot device delivers access to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network for up to ten Wi-Fi enabled devices at the same time.

 

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  • pseudoswede
  • mingkee

    For your interest, the Samsung hotspot uses Note 2 battery.

    • Chris

      Neat

  • besweeet

    Curious as to what the Galaxy Light will cost.

    • Guest

      expensive the lte hotspot tmobile have now will cut a hole in your pocket.

      • besweeet

        Considering the $100 Alcatel phone is similarly spec’d, I wouldn’t imagine the Galaxy Light being too much.

  • steveb944

    Going to recommend Alcatel to people but I hope we get some reviews. Great price.

    • S. Ali

      MediaTek chip = No Buy

      That is a third world chip from China.

    • Delusion_FTL

      No LTE on the alcatel

  • Aaron Peromsik

    What is the difference between Galaxy Light and Galaxy Exhibit (2013) ? The latter was TMo’s version of GS3 Mini; is this GS4 Mini?

    • Ray Scott

      The galaxy light has LTE

    • jose

      The gs4 mini has a 4.3 inch screen and the galaxy exhibits has a 3.8 inch screen.

  • SocalTeknique

    More junk that will never get updated making some apps incompatible and people will bitch about Android being horrible and switch to an iPhone 5c

    • Timbo1

      This is why Google is killing Apple in market share, choice. Sure these might be a bad choice for a techno geek but to the average consumer they don’t give a damn if its updated to KitKat. At least these have fair pricing for what you get unlike the 5C.

      • SocalTeknique

        A geek will have no problem rooting and romming. I had a couple friends that always went for the low end Androids and got fed up and switched to the simplePhone.

        • Guest

          They weren’t very smart then were they? hmm no maybe get smarter friends bro.

  • King Jay

    But still no 6 inch phone

    • mingkee

      Buy Xperia ZU (C6806 or C6833) from Sony.
      Problem solved.
      Or wait for T-Mobile version Galaxy Mega.

  • jose

    I have recently purchased a Blu life
    Play from Blu products for 229:99$
    I highly recommend any one who is going to be upgrading soon.to check the Blu life play out before there next purchase. The life play is comparable to the galaxy s4 with out LTE. It’s still very fast with out LTE. Hspa+42 works excellent on this very sleek qaud core device. Only 240$ with free shipping.

    • JBrowne1012

      I wasn’t aware that the life play had the 2100 band unless you are utilizing the 1900 band alternatively

      • jose

        I live in a newly refarmed 1900 MHz area.

    • psychoace

      It’s a lot slower then a S4 without a 1080p display, NFC, LTE, software features, and a lot of the value stuff that adds to the cost of the phone.

      • jose

        I ran some test’s side by side with a family member s gs4
        My life play was not
        That far off the gs4.

    • Bklynman

      Here another phone you more than likely never heard about,was on EBay,the other day,saw a phone by ZTE,with a os run by Foxfire,it was a mid range phone by the looks of it,I believe it was made for the oversea market. If they make any high end Foxfire phones, I have no idea,but if
      anyone from TM r/d reads this,why not be the 1st to bring Foxfire is phone to the USA,like u did
      with the G1! But made it a high ended phone!

  • GinaDee

    I want that Samsung HotSpot

    • mingkee

      It’s $170.

      • FluX

        It looks cool until you see that it costs a lot. I don’t think one should have to pay so much for a hotspot THAT RUNS ANDROID. But what can you do with the Android hotspot?

        • mingkee

          It’s still much better than ZTE one. Moreover, hotspot sharing feature on the phone is limited.

        • Bklynman

          If you are talking about,ZTE,LTE hotspot yes the reviews on that one are bad,but if you are talking about the old one,that one is great,I use it on the subway,connects to my tablet without a problem.

        • mingkee

          LTE one does not reconnect after it gained signal which drove me crazy. After I bought Samsung Galaxy Hotspot, I simply throw ZTE into electronic recycle bin (ZTE LTE is simply garbage!).

        • Bklynman

          Can you see any different in this hotspot ur using,that it is run on android,or are people just saying that? Is there any different from non android hotspot? I am not talking about ZTE LTE hotspot u got rid of,is it really android hotspot?

        • mingkee

          It’s pretty like Android, but I may be wrong.

  • http://poshhub.com/ Phone Source

    The price of the ONE TOUCH Evolve phone appears to be reasonable but what is the monthly fee for using the hotspot service? There are 4G mobile broadband services for as low as $10 per month.

  • Get_at_Me

    That one touch fierce may be the best value in wireless

    • psychoace

      Even though it’s a quad core cpu it is comparable to the Galaxy S3. Also with the crap display and the buggy software it loses a lot value.

  • http://knightofscorpio.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    I have to get my grandma the Evolve. She now wants her 1st smartphone, lol. She can use my Jump because I won’t be using it.

  • Brian Kloft

    I was about to buy my wife a cheap phone off of craigslist since hers just died and for $100 all I could find was some old phone with gingerbread or a phone that was trashed or had a cracked screen. I would take this over those other options any day. This way she can hold out until either the Nexus 5 comes out or the price drops on the Moto X.

    Hopefully this low end pressure will get the high end devices to come down to reality instead of $600. I would guess that a lot of people would be just as happy with one of these phones since they can buy it outright for the same or less than the down payment on one of the high end phones and then save themselves $20+ a month on their bill. I can see TMobile really benefiting from these phones by attracting all of the people that are not power users or gamers and whom are on a tight budget or just don’t see the benefit of the expensive phones. This is the component that their non subsidy plans have been needing.

  • Mike in KC

    I already have the Galaxy Light, it’s called the Blaze… :)

  • Bklynman

    For the people who will be buying these phones,they know they are not high ended phones.
    Anyone who is buying them knows what they are getting. Think about it,did we really need a new super phone every 6 months? Does Google really have to change there os every year?
    The only reason why they do that is for money. Think about it. One point,everything was about getting the phones smaller,now it is who can make the biggest most powerful phone,for what? The next 6 months? Can the phones that came out 3 yes ago,can still make calls,and text,go online? I am not putting anyone down,who always must have the latest and greatest. Just for a sec,take a break,take a step back,look at the big picture. The ones who read this gets it,great. You know what I mean. Take care.

  • zs58

    i guess the real question is, once t-mo starts selling refurbished devices, would you rather have a new Alcatel or a used/refurbished GS3? GS2?

  • Ulysses Geist

    Only 1.43 gb memory available to the user???!!!! Really? They take a phone with a minimal 4gb internal memory and load it up with bloat? 1.43 is nothing and you will max that out with apps in no time. Since android 4.0 (and up) removed apps2sd, this will be a problem.

  • Bklynman

    Right now,on Amazon you can get the LG F6,for $199.00 plus shipping.
    Not sure if Walmart is selling the F6 yet. I rather have either F3 or the
    F6,than these 2. Why did Tmobile bring back the Comet for? For that
    matter The Samsung Dart? Nokia C7 is a better than those 2,they would
    better off bringing that one back,than the 2. Sometimes you just wonder
    who make these decisions,what phones to bring back,which ones not
    too.

  • clint

    anyone know a release date for the galaxy light?

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