T-Mobile drops price on Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 Mobile to $288

It appears that the Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 Mobile, usually offered by T-Mobile for $432, has been discounted to $288. Financing is also available at just $12 per month. You can view this deal at the T-Mobile site. Let us know what you think about this deal in the comments.
Source: Windows Central

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  • Luis Hotdaddy Vasquez


  • Corey Jalette

    It’s really not that bad looking of a phone. Especially compatible with the continuum computer feature and front speakers. But windows phone so , meh.

  • Verizonthunder

    This phone is very nice, but sadly will fade away.

  • brandon johnson

    Currently have this phone… Hardware is top-notch, especially the speakers. But there are so many bugs. Hard to say if Alcatel or Microsoft is to blame. Problems receiving MMS, issues with Bluetooth connections, data connections just dropping altogether, random reboots.

    When you add the compromises made of switching to a (distant) 3rd place OS, and resulting app gap, it just isn’t worth it.

    Will be trading this in as soon as my next JOD upgrade is available. Which is Thursday.

  • eanfoso

    I guess I’ll be buying this now. Hardware is definitely better than the lumia 950 xl, and since continuum is my primary use it’ll be worth it.

  • Benben

    There is only one issue with this phone
    It’s not Android

    • samsung freud

      If I had some extra time and cash, I’d pick one up and try it out for awhile…

    • tgs

      Thank god its not virus

    • Not being Android is actually a positive.

      The two main negative issues I have encountered with this phone is that it is way too loud (I cannot listen to anything above a volume of 24, even with headphones on), and it is not water resistant.

      • Francisco Peña

        I’d love a loud phone. my lg g5 is too low

  • Good phone, but Alcatel does have room for improvement when they create the Idol 5s with Windows 10.

    The camera is average when compared to other high end phones. The battery life is excellent for average users (I’m a heavy user, which is why I always have lower battery life).

    The two main negative issues I have encountered with this phone is that it is way too loud (I cannot listen to anything above a volume of 24, even with headphones on), and it is not water resistant.


    It’s not a bad phone, honestly.

    Part of the problem is that Microsoft does not appeal to the general masses and very few people understand that this phone is good for the basics and that’s it.

    Another, Alcatel isn’t exactly a highly sought brand. They do make some great phones but this one isn’t one of them.

    I do expect this to change, however, as Microsoft is working on a surface phone that is a miniature version of its Surface line. I do expect things will change as it will be highly advertised and the keyword here is, “surface”. Until then, it’s a waiting game.

    • JLV90

      It’s probably the 2nd best Windows 10 Mobile phone, easily the best one for the price.

    • riverhorse

      I can’t wait for that Surface phone.

      • Acdc1a

        I would keep my expectations in check.

  • Steven

    I am very tempted to get this phone now at this price. I have had my current lumia 640 for only 1.5 years, and I usually like to get more life out of a phone before making a switch. I really hope this phone keep this price

  • Paul Garrison

    If T-Mobile would have release the Android version, if probably would have move a lot of units. I don’t know how this version sold, but I just don’t think it sold like hotcakes.

    • I highly doubt that. Most people who are on Android prefer not to be locked to a carrier. Hence why the Nexus 6P wasn’t locked.

      And Alcatel put a very limited stock of this phone, just to see if the demand was there. It is, at least in North America and in the United Kingdom.

      Since demand is outstripping the very limited supply, T-Mobile cut the price.

      • Acdc1a


        If that were the case T-Mobile wouldn’t sell Samsung and LG phones.

        • There was an article last month in the USA Today that noted that unlocked Android phones were massively outselling carrier locked phones.

          While T-Mobile is selling the aforementioned Android phones and the IPhones, they’re losing profits across the board, as are all four of Big Pink’s competitors (AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and Verizon).

          The only sim-locked companies that are selling IPhone, Samsung and LG phones well are Tracfone and their partners (Net 10 and Straight Talk).

        • Paul Garrison

          I like to see a link on this. Also, I guess if you count the countless number of shitty phones under $200.00 that may hold some validity. However, I highly doubt Android users are are buying unlock phones that are over $500 in mass. You need to put some asterisks with that statement. Please explain why would you lower the price of a product that is “selling well.”

      • Steven

        Wait, that doesn’t make sense…. Because the Alcatel IS selling so well, that’s why they cut the price? That’s not how Economics works… Increased demand drives and increased in price. Why in the world would they cut the price BECAUSE its selling well? Something doesn’t add up in your statement. Help me understand the logic here.

        • Ok. I think well was an overloaded statement. They are selling better than expected.

  • Bud

    john, just dropped the bomb staring friday, you can get hd video streaming,10gb full lte hotspot. no tax and fees on tmobile one plan.
    also two lines $100

  • Paul Garrison

    Reading comprehension is your freind. “NPD found that 35% of unlocked phones ran iOS, versus 65% for Google’s Android.” “The market-research firm NPD Group reported Monday that unlocked phones make up 12% of the U.S. market.”