Tag: Phones

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce Hotspot Stops Working

See the end of this post for the March 2015 update. I got it working again for now. Earlier this year, I upgraded to an Alcatel OneTouch Fierce smartphone from the $20 cheapo phone I was using and was pretty happy to be back in the Android camp with...

Alcatel OneTouch – Fixing dark video problems on the camcorder

Yesterday, I reviewed the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce smartphone that I picked up last week. As I mentioned, one of its quirks is that the videos taken through the camcorder feature are sometimes extremely dark, so dark as to be unviewable. This only seems to happen inside and I was...

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce – Budget Phone Review

The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce smartphone was released in the latter part of 2013 and is now being offered by MetroPCS and T-Mobile as an Android smartphone option for budget-minded people. This review explores some of the features of the phone and how it compares to past phones....

Listening to MP3s on my TracFone … and a warning.

I remember my first MP3 player back in 2004. I don’t remember the brand but it was an off-brand made in Japan with an liquid crystal display, a manual that had been badly translated into English and a high price tag that did as much as the rest of...

TracFone – Follow up …

In my previous post, I talked about how I’d decided to try the TracFone prepaid phone now that I’m nearing the end of my 2-year contract on my HTC EVO.  I just wanted to follow up with a couple of minor points: When you buy a phone pay attention...

Back to basics … my first TracFone

A couple of years ago, I was dazzled by the new HTC EVO 4G smartphone that a supervisor had gotten himself.  I was about ready to change out phones, anyway and when I saw all the things the Android phone could do that my old phone couldn’t, I was...