Alcatel Authority

A Closer Look At The Alcatel Authority

Alcatel AuthorityWe launched RadioShack No Contract Wireless over a month ago, and customers have been raving about it constantly. Some of you love the easy-to-understand plan and pricing – $50/month for unlimited text, voice, and data, while others can’t stop talking about muve music, which gives you unlimited music, ringtones, and ringback tones. Still others just love the awesome phones, such as the new Alcatel Authority.

In our hands-on video, Ricky walks through the features of this Android-powered smartphone, including the large 4.3-inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera, and 1.4GHz processor. Don’t forget, RadioShack No Contract Wireless phones come with an 8GB microSD card already installed – this should give you storage for nearly 6,000 songs through muve music!

The Alcatel Authority does come with a pair of headphones in the box, but you probably want to pick up a pair of high-end earbuds, such as the AUVIO Element earbuds. We also recommend the Enercell Portable Power bank, which stores enough power to fully recharge the Alcatel Authority. It’s great if you’re going to be out and about all weekend and don’t want to hunt down an outlet.

Don’t forget, with RadioShack’s Trade & Save program, you can bring your old phone with you to trade in and get INSTANT savings on your new Alcatel Authority (none of that mail-in nonsense).

Leave a comment below and let us know what YOUR favorite feature of the Alcatel Authority for RadioShack No Contract Wireless is. We’ll pick one random commenter to win a pair of AUVIO Element earbuds and an Enercell Portable Power bank!

One comment/entry per person. To enter, leave a comment below, telling us your favorite feature of the Alcatel Authority smartphone for RadioShack No Contract Wireless. Contest begins at 11:00 am CST on October 23rd, 2012 and ends at 5:00 pm CST on October 30th, 2012. Winner will be chosen randomly by RadioShack and announced after 12:00 pm CST on November 1, 2012. Winner will receive 1 pair of AUVIO Element earbuds and 1 Enercell Portable Power bank. No substitutions for prizes.

No payment or purchase necessary to win. Neither a purchase nor payment will improve your chances of winning. While you’re pretty cool in our book, you are not a winner of this contest yet. Void where prohibited. Must be a resident of the 50 United States to win. Employees of RadioShack and their families are ineligible.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Jade as our random winner!


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  • Tracy P

    There are so many cool features about this phone and plan. I do like the easy to understand plan and pricing along with the unlimited music however I think another cool thing is the scratch resistant screen.

  • Marie C

    It’s a really sweet phone, I like almost everything about it. The screen, space for apps, it’s speed, it’s just an all-around amazing phone in my opinion.

  • Jade

    My favorite feature of the Alcatel Authority for Radioshack No Contract Wireless is the scratch-resistant, heavy duty Dragontrail™ glass. Great for people who are rough on phones.

  • alvirita thomas

    Want it!!!!

  • Dalerie

    I have been searching for a new cell phone, and I’m seriously thinking about the Alcatel Authority!!

  • Ricky Cadden

    Thanks for all the comments! We randomly drew and selected Jade as our winner! Stay tuned to The Shack Blog for more fun giveaways highlighting our latest new products!

  • KIM


  • Tall Texx

    I have had this phone for two weeks now and its a great phone very fast internet and fast on the apps. All around great phone and for the price you can’t go wrong

  • Tall Texx

    You can find accessories for this phone on eBay I found some nice cases for it there and , also if you type the name of the phone on the internet you will find other sites that have accessories for this phone

  • KIM

    Thank you Texx!!!

  • Donna Rae Pecore

    love the easy data transfer usb port

  • zchic

    how is the ph service?

  • Kim

    Service in NY is OK so far!

  • mikeyj

    this is a great starter smartphone. what they don’t tell you is that out of the massive 8gig sd card only 2 is your space that’s 6 gigs of useless space unless you use muve, plus they say unlimited data which isn’t true a gig cap, isn’t unlimited, good phone for your teenage kid or grandkid, if you want powe, battery life, and playablity for alittle more bang for your buck I suggest the tmobile 70 monthy 4g plan with a samsung galaxy s2.

  • mikeyj

    if your looking for accesories the alcatel onetouch 995 ultra is tye exact same phone btw runs ics android 4.0 for some reason were stuck with 2.3 come on.

  • AL

    All sounds GREAT to ME.. That’s what I pay for AT&T GO Phone a month. They have NO offer with free tunes now I’ll be able to download my old rock n roll YE! STONES,BEATLES, DAVE CLARK FIVE cool

  • tina

    I’d be really happy if the muve app worked…since I bought the phone 3months ago it hasn’t worked. Keeps saying’please wait while app is initializing ‘….very frustrated! !

  • byron brooks


  • Becca

    I don’t like it! I’ve had it 2 days and I don’t want it anymore! Phone calls sound full of static and high pitch. Very slow internet. Freezes while playing games. Swype on this phone sucks. Always presses things u aren’t even touching. I would rather my ZTE ENGAGE back! That’s an AWESOME phone!

  • JOhn

    I am paying daughter 2-year contract at $110 dollars a month.

  • taysha lawson

    Can’t wait to win a phone I need from boost mobile plz

  • toni


  • brian

    I love the feature of having the SD card already there…mice music awesome…love the free games n apps