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Alcatel Tru Now Available at MetroPCS for $29 Off Contract

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Earlier today, Alcatel debuted a new inexpensive LTE smartphone called the Alcatel Tru. This device comes with a faux leather rear cover, making it look good despite its low price.

In addition to the faux leather rear, the device is built with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 480x854 pixels. It runs on a 1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor with 1GB of RAM. There's a built-in 8GB memory but may still be expanded by up to 32GB through a microSD card. Thanks to a 2,000 mAh battery, the device can last up to a full day's use. To take pictures, the Tru sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and "Polaroid" filters. In front, there's a 2-megapixel camera available for selfies. The Alcatel Tru runs Android Lollipop out of the box.

With today's launch, the Tru can be purchased from MetroPCS for only $29 off contract (after rebates). If you're interested in this inexpensive device, you may click on this link to find out more.


Source: PhoneScoop

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  1. I hate rebates, usually too much trouble and always the gotchas when they deny you due to fine print, but it does look like a nice enough device. Thanks for posting.

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    1. "I hate rebates" well...you can always pay full price and not have to worry about it. :)

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    2. ... And you DO pay full price, then jump through hoops to request the rebate which takes your time and sometimes postage, then hope and wait. Usually once you start to worry and check, the deadline is past and denial is permanent.

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    3. Just buy without rebate. Nothing expected, no disappointment.

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    4. "Just buy without rebate. Nothing expected, no disappointment."

      Or don't buy it at all, at least until Metro brings instant discounts back to their online shop.

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  2. WAY too underpowered - yet another of the (far too) many "you get what you pay for" devices.

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    1. Like every other device.

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    2. Some devices go for a great price.

      It's just that phone pricing normally sucks most of the time.

      If you want more than you pay for, you'll have to wait until merchants desperately want to clear out some stock.

      Unfortunately for the Tru, it's not just a matter of pricing.

      The fact is, there's just no pressing demand for 1GB phones (as daily drivers) now that 1.5GB and 2GB alternatives regularly go on sale for around $50 or less.

      Without adequate demand, all the price cuts in the world won't save an obsolete burner that was dead on arrival.

      The Tru can't even retire with dignity onto a perk farm, at least not while Metro holds it hostage with conditional rebates.

      It's ultimately just glorified electronic waste.

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  3. If you already have service with a different carrier then nobody's going to pay $90 for an underpowered phone with only 1GB of RAM.

    And with Cricket offering better, more convenient plans at lower prices, nobody's going to want shittier plans on a shittier network.

    The rebates (which are designed to screw over customers) only add insult to injury.

    What they want is people buying their phones and switching to their service, but I'd bet the only thing they got was a decline in phone sales/revenue.

    RIP Tru.

    You were dead on arrival, and nobody will care unless you show up at Best Buy for $30.

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    1. Cricket fun club alert....

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    2. * fan club alert

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    3. You got it right the first time.

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    1. What about it?

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    2. 1GB of RAM was fine from 2014 to 2016, but 2GB is the new "floor" until mid-2018.

      Of course, that's only if you err towards using your phone as a full on mobile computer.

      If all you need is a phone...then you might as well get a dumbphone instead.

      There's literally no excuse for having less than 1.5GB of RAM in any smartphone over $15.

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  5. So I can pay $29 for this POS, or $60 for the ZTE Zmax Pro from the same store (after $60 instant in-store rebate and $60 port-in credit from ATT on an ATT sim I activate right before I walk in)....

    Yeah, tough call.

    MetroPCS actually made things more difficult on themselves by releasing the Zmax Pro for just $60. The bar has been raised!

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    1. I wouldn't get either phone, at least not until T-mo or their MVNOs can really compete below the $20/mo mark.



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    2. "I wouldn't get either phone, at least not until T-mo or their MVNOs can really compete below the $20/mo mark."

      I'd like to see T-Mobile simply compete. They need to add a lot more towers in places that have none to become a truly nationwide network like AT&T or Verizon. T-Mobile coverage is still so bad right now that I'd not consider them. And according to the Q2 2016 business reports, 5 times as many people are going with AT&T or Verizon than they are with T-Mobile.

      Looks like, from a recent news story, they might be doing just that (expanding). But I saw a commenter whine that T-Mobile shouldn't expand coverage.

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    3. actually, the Zmax Pro is $40 after the $120 of rebates

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  6. The Alcatel Ideal and Streak (AT&T's answer to the Tru) are being sold at Best Buy and Cricket for $50 and $30, respectively.

    On the other hand, you could also get a $30 Maven from Best Buy or a free LG Spree from Cricket.

    As for the Tru, you might as well get the free On5 instead.

    They'd literally have to start giving these away for $15, no strings attached or activations required, just to clear their inventory.

    It really makes you wonder if releasing DOA phones is part of their plan.

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