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RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone

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Aut

 | Catalog #: 17-7653
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$69.99
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$60.00 (46%)
 
Valid until: 06/30/14
 

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Product Summary

Keep connected.

The Alcatel Authority packs an enormous value. It has a 1.4GHz processor that allows easy access to apps and the Web. Shoot high-resolution pictures and videos with the 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera and camcorder. It has a 4.3" WVGA display and Dragontrail™ glass that's scratch-resistant and heavy duty. Plus, Muve Music™ is included in your wireless plan.

About RadioShack No-Contract Wireless: RadioShack No Contract Wireless lets you choose what's important to you. Low monthly rates keep you connected and let you talk, text and browse anytime you want. You'll have a choice of plans that feature nationwide coverage with no contracts to make it easy for you to stay connected wherever you go, any way you decide.

Getting Started: ACTIVATE at your local RadioShack store or by calling 1-866-750-7111.

CHOOSE A PLAN: that meets your needs. PAY AS YOU GO with cash, credit or debit card at any RadioShack location.

How It Works: Your monthly service begins automatically when you activate your account and have enough funds in your account to cover the cost of your plan. If your rate plan is $50, then that's all you need in your account to start your first month of service. Your plan amount will be deducted from your account balance automatically giving you immediate access to all of your plan's included services for a full month. Be sure to add funds to your account before the end of your month to maintain uninterrupted service. If you don't, your service will be interrupted until you add enough funds to cover the cost of your plan. Don't worry, we'll send you free text message reminders before your current month ends. You can even set up monthly Auto Top-Up with your credit/debit card or checking account to automatically pay for your monthly service -- it's easy and convenient!

Topping-Up Your Account: When it's time to top-up, visit any RadioShack store or call 1-866-750-7111 (top-up denominations available in $35, $50, $60 and $70). Store locations can be found at radioshack.com/storelocator. Be sure to use your funds before your account cancellation date, or carry your funds forward by topping-up or just using your service.

  • Powerful 1.4GHz processor, 4.3 WVGA touchscreen, Dragontrail glass and Muve Music
  • 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera and camcorder
Pricing and availability: Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices advertised on this site are for online orders only. Prices on some items may differ from those advertised in RadioShack stores. All merchandise may not be available at all stores, and all stores may not participate in all sales promotions. We recommend you contact the store to confirm product availability and price.

What's in the box

  • Alcatel Authority
  • AC adapter
 

Other ways to get it

Not available in stores
By phone: 1-800-843-7422

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
Tech Specs

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone
 
3.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Simple controls (16)
  • Great features (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Poor battery life (16)
  • Weak signal (10)
  • Freezes up (8)
  • Drops calls (4)

Best Uses

  • Music (16)
  • Texting (15)
  • Making calls (12)
  • Web browsing (12)
  • Email (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Student (10), Practical (6), Parent (4), Business professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

hahahahahahahahah

By hahahahahahah

from San Jose, CA

About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical, Student

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Features
  • Lightweight
  • Simple Controls
  • Strong Signal

Cons

  • Awkward Keypad
  • Difficult To Use
  • Drops Calls
  • Flimsy
  • Freezes Up
  • Poor Battery Life
  • Weak Signal

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Games
  • Making Calls
  • Music
  • Texting
  • Web Browsing

Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

This a weird phone but ggoodd

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok Phone

By Alactel

from North Carolina

About Me Student

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Texting
  • Web Browsing

Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

I purchased this phone because it was on sale and had a great price. I can't complain too much about it because it does text well and the Muze Music feature is great to have. I like that it has shazam to find songs and it can connect to twitter fine. But the battery life is horrible!!! and sometimes the 3G moves to 1x which is super slow. The web does not have adobe flash so some websites won't work. You will get YouTube just fine however, I had noo problems looking at videos. And if you want to use the tethering you can forget it. It will last a minute or so but then it locks up. I recommend this phone for someone who loves to text and likes to watch videos from YouTube and who has twitter but for any added feature like a true smartphone I would pass.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

WORSE PHONE EVER

By MAD PARENT

from MEMPHIS, TN

About Me Parent

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Freezes Up
    • Freezes up all the time
    • Poor Battery Life
    • Weak Signal

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

      THIS IS THE WORSE PHONE EVER ITS ALWAYS FREEZING UP

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Would not recommend to anyone

      By Mary

      from Ambler PA

      About Me Business Professional, Practical

      Pros

      • Muve Music Easy

      Cons

      • Drops Calls
      • Freezes Up
      • Poor Battery Life
      • Weak Signal

      Best Uses

      • Music

      Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

      Phone turns off in middle of calls even when signal and battery power are good/strong. Most of the time can not access the body of emails. The phone freezes daily. Tech support is useless often pushing issue off on your serice provider or location. I will never by anything made by Alcatel.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a great phone

      By Lisa

      from bronx,ny

      About Me Working woman

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Enough Signal
      • Great Features
      • Lightweight
      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • Poor Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Email
      • Games
      • Making Calls
      • Music
      • Texting

      Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

      Besides the battery not lasting long it is a decent great use of a phone. I don't know y a lot of people don't like it, I just brought this phone and it is perfect. The camera is fantastic with flash, the front camera is decent. I paid 100 for this phone and it is worth it. Plus muve music unlimited music for 50 a month. Fantastic.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Scoop on this phone

      By ??????

      from NYC

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Simple Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Music
        • Texting

        Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

        I use the product for occasional text, email, pictures and basic phone calls.
        Only had this phone 24 hours but the OS in my case just doesn't cut it!!! I am 40+ trying to maintain a connection with technology and this isn't it. I've had higher end phones thru contracts so I have experienced what they are capable of. I think this phone would be so much better if it had an upgrade to a jelly bean at least. Someone who wants a phone for the very basics could appreciate it but if you are looking for cutting edge performance in a no contract cell phone, don't waste your time or money on this phone. Also, I live in NY and this happens to be one of the higher phones they offer here????? This is NY baby! I will use this for a month or so and go back to boost or virgin mobile!

        signed,
        what a disappointment "CRICKET!!!!!"

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Freeze Phone

        By I dont care for this phone

        from Oklahoma City OK

        About Me Parent

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Freezes Up
        • Weak Signal

        Best Uses

        • Texting

        Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

        Phone Freezes up. Haven't been able to open the Muve Music. When I am on the internet, calls and texts don't come through. Problem getting the voicemail to work. I am Returning the phone after 2 weeks.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Its the best for your Buck

        By L Boogie

        from Saint Rose, LA

        About Me Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Freezes Up
        • Poor Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Making Calls
        • Music
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

        This phone is worth the money Ive had pretty good service since I've had this phone and the muve music app is on the one

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good phone for the price...

        By Henrik

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

        • Poor Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Making Calls
        • Music
        • Texting
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

        I almost didn't buy this phone because of the negative ratings, but I did end up buying it none the less. The only real complaint I have about this phone, is the battery life could be a lot better. Other than that, it's a great little phone! Call quality is great and the touchscreen is bright and responsive.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Its could use a little tweakin'

        By userrgirl

        from phoenix, arizona

        About Me Student

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Slippery
        • Slow internet

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack® Alcatel Authority No-Contract Phone:

          its great but i use the internet alot and when i press browser it takes forever for it to load and go to the home page.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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