Junk! Don't buy it
Reviewed on Wednesday September 7, 2016 by Lowell Helms, Green Bay, WI
This phone was the worst decision I've made in a long time. I was looking to replace my old phone because I started having issues with it after nearly 3 years. The Alcatel Retro has been a horrible alternative! The battery literally lasts one day, IF you don't use it. If you use it, the battery lasts significantly less. The 1st day I activated it,over the course of 5 hours,from a full charge, I made one, 15 minute phone call, and made 9 text messages, shutting off the phone between use, and the battery drained to 25%. Texting is extremely difficult. If you want to use T9, you have to continually set it to T9 every text response. Abc text is extremely slow, and freezes up constantly. It can literally take as much as ten minutes to type a two-sentence message. When receiving text, it can take over a minute for the phone to respond to the prompts to read the message. The only thing this useless piece of crap is good for is target practice, which is what I'm going to do when the contract is up.