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Need a cheap messaging phone for AT&T prepaid service? Introducing GoPhone Alcatel 871A

ByinAnnouncements | December 24, 2012

GoPhone Alcatel 871aAT&T’s GoPhone prepaid lineup has been expanded recently with a new messaging phone, the Alcatel 871A. The handset comes equipped with full QWERTY keyboard, 3G high speed data and is pre-loaded with social media apps. The Alcatel One Touch 871A is not yet available directly at AT&T store, but it can be purchased through indirect channels such as Best Buy, Amazon or Tiger Direct starting at $34.99. Since the GoPhone is a prepaid service, purchasing the phone does not require signing up any long term contract with the carrier what makes the deal pretty tempting.

Learn more about the Alcatel 871A

Alcatel One Touch 871AThe Alcatel One Touch 871A is a simple messaging phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, perfect for those who communicate mostly through texts and like the feel of actual keys under their fingers. The handset features a 2.0-inch TFT display with a 220 x 176 pixel resolution and support for 262k colors, and a 2 megapixel camera with 4x zoom and video capture. The phone offers 50 MB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via a microSD card slot to allow you to store plenty of phone numbers, video footage and photos.

The One Touch 871A operates on dual-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band EDGE networks along with 3G speed for fast, reliable wireless connectivity. It sports Bluetooth for wireless communication with other Bluetooth enabled devices such as headsets and car kits, MP3 music player and FM radio so you can enjoy your favorite songs and stations on the go.

The phone comes pre-loaded with social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter, Photo Share app, Mobile Web via att.net, Data Balance App for real time data usage and AT&T AppCenter to allow you to download ringtones, wallpapers, games, and other applications.

Other features of the Alcatel 871A include: 4-way navigation key, useful tools such as organizer, calculator, flashlight, currency and unit converter, stop watch and more, vibration alert that notifies you when a call or message is coming, speed dial which makes it easy to call frequently used numbers with the touch of a button, and a 850 mAh Lithium Ion battery that provides up to 4 hours talk time and up to 18 days standby time.

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