The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 84 Alcatel 3 contract deals on SIX major
mobile phone network(s):
We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such
a huge number of possible comparisons.
The cheapest monthly cost for the 3 currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Alcatel 3 available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare
If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date
Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Alcatel 3, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here
oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network
operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a
real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Alcatel 3 ee
contract or a Alcatel 3 Tesco Mobile contract?
The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have
cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts
Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to
be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand
new Alcatel 3 contract only to find you can't use your data (never
mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.
A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals
across all major mobile networks within the UK.
According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance
and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and
Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had
to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.
EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with
customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal -
they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!
oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on
84 Alcatel 3 deals, covering 3 model(s):
In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile
phone usage requirements.
Out of our 84 Alcatel 3 deals, our
cheapest Alcatel 3 deal over the entire life of the contract is
£263.76, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.
oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely
possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.
A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much
a Alcatel 3 SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone
without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.
The benefit here is flexibility: you're
able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage
allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the
monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM
Free Alcatel 3 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare
this cost to a regular Alcatel 3 Contract.
Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a
pre owned Alcatel 3 phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide
warranties and flexible handset payment terms.
If you take out a contract on this device then Alcatel will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.
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