Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 01:37 am
Ahoy there, Internetland—you couldn’t seriously believe I’d let the Christmas season pass me by without putting out some sweet giveaways to celebrate the holidays, right? Though not as expansive—or admittedly, prepared—as the Techmas event at my buddy Zach’s site, I’ve partnered with a number of brands who have all sorts of things they’d love you to have to ring in the New Year!
The first gift good ol’ Case Cringle has for the good little girls and boys out in Internetland is the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3, a 5.5″ Android smartphone that can do just about everything other flagship phones can do, but at a fraction of the price!
But let’s get something straight from the drop—this phone is not impervious to gravity.
I first got my hands on the Idol 3 back in June when Citizen PR invited me to BMO Field so I could witness an announcement first-hand as Alcatel onetouch partnered with Toronto FC, and a Dwayne de Rosario Testimonial Match as icing on the cake!
It’s a cool little gadget—a far cry from the Idol 2S, their previous flagship phone which did little to impress me. But in a world where 64 GB is the new 32 and you can pack more into your phone than you can most computers, Alcatel onetouch unabashedly released a device to get themselves back in the game, and it is indeed sweet with all the options you’d expect from a premium phone in 2015!
Live Idol 3.”
— a snippet from Alcatel onetouch’s advertising campaign for the Idol 3
The Idol 3 definitely helped make for a great summer… being out and about more than I’d expected, the Idol 3 performed superbly — especially across international lines where I swapped the SIM card for one from Roam Mobility to run amok across Cincinnati in August! And with another device already managing the heavy lifting for my #BloggerLife, I largely wanted a phone with expandable memory (because I really wasn’t about having hundreds of gigs in micro SD cards sitting around doing nothing); great sound—which it covers with its JBL sound engine; and a large display for those odd occasions where I need to play Thomas & Friends to keep the kiddo entertained in the back seat.
It was pretty much everything I could ask for in a modern device… until a fateful October morning where I fished it out of my pocket after dropping Little Man off at daycare, and it slipped from my hand to the sidewalk below, no longer working by the time I poked and prodded at it soon thereafter.
I learned an important lesson that day — protect your hardware; anything can happen, and you don’t want to lose out on a device worth hundreds because you couldn’t spring a few bucks to keep it safe!
The Alcatel onetouch Idol 3—Step Into the World of Better Smartphones!
So all’s well that ends well—I was finally able to replace Sarah’s well-aged Galaxy SIII with a phone able to keep up with the growing demands of a technology-reliant generation; I happily discovered that Citizen PR hadn’t blacklisted me for accidentally wrecking some of their client merch; and I was able to kick off a Case Cringle Christmas with something pretty cool for all my readers out there!
To all those who enter, good luck! To all those who read and shared the post, thank you so much. And for those of you who’ve yet to join the party… 2016 will be a big year—better get on this ride while you still can!
Have yourselves an amazing weekend, and try not to battle too many shopping cart warriors—only a week left ’til Christmas!
Until the next,
Have you entered all the posts in A Case Cringle Christmas???
- Day 1—Alcatel onetouch Idol 3
- Day 2—cloud b Prize Pack
- Day 3—Pampers Prize Pack
- Day 4—Belkin WeMo Insight Switch + Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
- Day 5—VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway
- Day 6—Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2
- Day 7—2 6-month Subscriptions to Netflix Canada
Disclaimer: For more information on Alcatel onetouch, you can find them on their website, or through their social media presence on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
And if you want to see more of what I’m up to when I’m not running all over the place working on my little Christmas series, I ain’t hard to find — I’m over on my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts!
94 replies on “Alcatel onetouch Idol 3: Put Ya Phone Game on Fleek”
This would be brilliant when we are travelling so that I can stay in touch with the family!
This would be wonderful for my Dad. His is old and keeps cutting out, not sure if it’s the phone or reception…but for safety reasons, I’d pay it forward and give him the greatest Christmas present ever! 🙂
My current phone is showing signs that it needs to be updated. I miss calls at times because I cannot hear the speaker though I have the volume on full. I restart the device to get it back to work.
So far, you’re on par with Techmas my friend. 🙂
I gotta admit, though — Techmas was genius. SHEER GENIUS. I can only imagine what you’re going to pull off in 2016!
A modern phone would drastically change my life and my home business!!!!! The amazing new features would help me connect with clients and keep track of my busy daily life with ease!!!!!
Nice to join up with you Casey 🙂
Thanks for all the support, Craig — don’t think I don’t notice you getting involved on all fronts! Good luck with this contest ?
Thank,s Casey, i’m new to this blog thing, but I love learning about new tech and computer stuff, and last night I stumbled upon Zack’s site, so now i’m hyped 😉
Then, Craig, I think you’ll enjoy what I have to offer here! I’m still figuring out a lot as I intersect fatherhood, tech and so many other parts of my life, but there’s generally always something new and interesting going on long as I have the energy to keep up with everything!
A modern smartphone change my life in 2016 because I don’t even have a cell phone at all! 🙂
Considering my current phone decides when it feels like letting a call go through or not, it would be nice to have a phone that works properly!
A smartphone would be great for the apps.
My current cell is an old dinosaur flip phone!!! Winning the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 smartphone would bring me into the 21st century!
Wold love this for my husband because his phone is so old and can’t afford to get a new one, so expensive, great present, at least he can answer my phone or receivè text on time.
A modern smartphone would help me stay connected in style. I haven’t had a new phone in a long time, so it would also help me with apps I wasn’t able to use before because of being unable to update such an old phone. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy holidays.
It would change my dad’s life. He’s still not in the world of Smartphones yet. This phone would connect him to all his friends and family without long distance calling!
I would be able to consistently be in touch with everyone that is important to me
A new phone would enable me to be more present in my youngest grandbabies life who lives in another city
Would to upgrade my current phone, my screen is cracked. I drop it the drive and drove over the corner of the cracking the screen.
The Alcatel Idol 3 would not change my life but the life of my daughter who is turning 12 and has been hinting about getting her own smartphone for a while now. This would make an amazing Christmas gift for her
A modern phone would be great for my husband & his work. It would keep him connected when he’s on the go, which is often.
Gosh how i need a new MODERN phone! my phone is 3 years old which isn’t to bad, but from years of beatings for my now toddler, the volume doesn’t work so can’t hear when i get a text or call, hard to hear anyone I am talking to on the phone and my camera quality is horrible!!
This would be great for my daughter as she hhas not had a phone for over a year . Hers broke andf she has no money to buy one. I need for her to have one for when she is out and about or I am I need to be able to contavct her just in case. or if there is something where she is stuck some where and needs me to get her I need for her to be able to. So I wont be a worry wort
It would help me keep in touch with my friends and family at all times!! It would be a huge change for me!! 🙂
A modern smartphone would make 2016 so much pleasanter and easier for me too. I have 7 children and 7 (soon to be 8) grandchildren scattered across 3 continents so keeping in touch, watching videos, seeing photos, leaving voice messages are all very important to me and could be accomplished with ease with a modern smartphone. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I don’t own a cellphone. Owing a modern one would keep me in touch on the go and I will be able to take a lot of pictures.
It would be great to win
this Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 5.5″ smartphone.
In response to your question of
How would a modern smartphone change your life in 2016?
Having a modern smartphone would allow me to communicate
with my family and friends when i am away
from my house phone.
Thank you for having this giveaway.
I would be able to check my e-mails and social media on the go.
A modern smartphone would change my life in 2016 because i have never owned a phone,there have been more important things to spend money on when you live on a disability.
I get tired of people thinking I have a cell phone, telling me to scan something here, download an app there. I don’t have one and think I may be missing out on some things. Thank you for the giveaway.
I can do very little other than to make calls on my old windows phone, everything is geared for android or iOS and I would love to be able to have access to so many great apps!
I have an old cell phone so it would change having to press the numbers two and three times to get letters to text! 🙁 Thanks!
having a new modern cell phone that works as opposed to the current none working one we have would be awesome and make life so easy –my kids could actually text us
i would love to have a new Alcatel onetouch-idol-3 it would make my life much easier with the kids , i could text the kids and keep in touch with family , and better yet keep in touch with my mom when i am out as she worries if she can’t get a hold of me at home , thanks for the chance 🙂
The Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 would come in handy for all the travel time in the new year. Having a phone with a big screen would be great entertainment for my son on our long car rides. Since Treehouse has overtaken my home it only seems fitting that it should rule my vehicle as well. Thank you ol’ Case Cringle and Happy Holidays!
Jodi, Jodi, Jodi. Thanks for being such a solid supporter this year — and yes, all hail our Treehouse overlords!
Good luck on this one ?
a new smart phone would upgrade me to modern status. I have an old phone.. i could keep up with everything on the go!
my phone tends to freeze a lot. I use it for work and personal use. this would really help me stay connected with friends and family. I am on the road almost all summer
I need a new phone so it would help with the budget and it would add fun to my life.
a modern cell phone would make a difference in my son’s life because he’s 18 and has never had a cell phone before!
Not my life. I would give it to my hubby Mike as he is currently jealous of my wonderful S6 😉
Aneta, this comment was equal parts impressive and cold-blooded. You can stay ?
This looks great! I need a new sexy phone!
a modern cell phone would make a difference in my husbands life, his old flip phone is not reliable and he is out on snowy roads. I would feel safer if he had a reliable phone
It would help me save money! There are several apps that I would love to use when shopping.
I could really use this phone as I don’t have a working cell phone.
my husband has had the same iphone for about 5 years. He can’t talk on it because no one can hear him lol. I’m sure he would love this phone
I got my first smart phone last year. I was one of the last people I know to get one. I’d love to win one now for my dad. He has an old non smart phone that is works intermittently and I’d love to be able to surprise him:)
It would allow me to use all of the latest apps that all the cool kids are using!
would change my life as I am chained to a desk top PC it would allow me to be mobile, text and use all kinds of apps to save me money when shopping
It would really help me since I don’t have one at all.
i wouldn’t have to bring my digi camera with me for one. i don’t need a gaming system since i can play games on my phone. i don’t need an alarm since my phone has one already. the phone can even track my health, via steps or heart rate. there’s endless possibilities with our phones. we can even control the tv!
I can take good quality photos in a snap and carry less in my pocket such as a calculator before.
a modern would would change my life because I have an old phone. The battery dies quickly and the screen doesn’t work most times. I could really use an updated phone so I don’t miss calls and texts like I do now.
It would likely change a lot of things in my life. I would save money with apps, be able to check bus schedules in real time, and even use my downtime to get things done. My current phone is only calls or text, and even then, it’s starting to die.
It would be in a much better place, because I don’t have one. it would be awesome
It would help me take photos of higher quality and allow me to share them and connect instantly with friends and family.
I’m starting to come around to the usefulness of texting, and various apps on Smartphones. I’m more of a only-want-to-talk-to let-you-know-I’ll-be-late kinda gal. I don’t like the idea of being ALWAYS available, but I can turn it off, right? :0
I think the world won’t let you shut it off for much longer, Alison! It’ll find you!
Good luck ?
A modern smartphone will help me be organized in 2016 and keep me updated in this world of social media. As well as take some kick ass photos.
It would help me be more organized
This phone would help me keep in contact with family and friends wherever I am.
This new smartphone would change my life in 2016 because I would have the ability to take amazing photos to share.
With being a mom to 10, and just getting a new van, and not ever owning a phone, this would totally help me stay connected and safe with my family =) Great Giveaway =) Thank you
It would help me keep in touch with my grandparents and share my life with them
Casey, awesome article man!
Thanks for making me aware of this sweet phone….
This new phone would definitely brighten up my holidays so I could capture those special moments of my 22month old daughter enjoying her 2nd christmas
Would love to win this for my better half since his phone has been acting up. Thanks for the chance
It would help me to keep updated of all my family’s news. By being able to have facebook on my the phone as my current phone is very out dated.
I wish my smartphone would make food in 2016. But I am not sure that it’s possible. Too bad.
I could finally get rid of my old iPhone 4 thats not really holding a charge anymore
my old iPhone 4 is getting a little slow and I probably should get an upgrade
It would change my life because I wouldn’t have to keep charging my current one all the time hoping to keep a charge on it. The battery has almost had it.
This would be great as I currently only have my work phone so it would be nice to have my own! I have a Blackberry for work currently and hate it. And I dropped the original one about a week after having it, with no case and they had to replace it.
A smartphone would change my life because right now I don’t own a cell phone. Would love to have one for those long car rides in case of emergencies. Would give me a little peace of mind. thanks for the giveawy.
I have an old flip with a useless camera—need I say more
This phone will help me communicate better in 2016
A modern phone would definitively change my life! No more miss call from protectives employer.
I would finally learn how to take a selfie lol and maybe learn how to instagram etc like my kids do
I would give this to my parents & that’s how it would change my life, because currently they don’t own a cell phone and no one can get ahold of them! This would be essential for emergencies, when they’re babysitting my kids, etc.
My mother has been pining for a smartphone for years now that she is on her own. Might take a lot of patience to teach her, but I’ll take on the challenge.
I have a BlackBerry and he not very smart Casey! With a modern smartphone I could take pics of grandchildren, I could use awesome apps, I could learn about selfies, I could rule the world or rule the roost or something like that! ?
This phone allow me to carry less because this phone could be my camera, phone, computer and tablet all in one.
I have a very old phone, Samsung note 1 and I really need to replace it. Thanks for the chance to win
A smartphone would change my coworker’s life. If I find out she didn’t get one for Christma, I would gift this one to her as I know she wants to “get with the times.” I think it will make her more tech savvy and see will enjoy it!
I would gift it to my bro, as he dropped and broke his over the Christmas holidays.
This would change my mother in laws life. I would give it to her so if she fell and broke her elbow like she did last January she could call someone for help. Plus her grandkids could text and skype with her bringing her some happiness since we live in another city.
It would change my life because I would actually have a smart phone (I still have an old flip phone), so I could use scannable coupons, check messages on the go, check coupon apps on the go etc. It would be awesome!!!
The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3 would be perfect for me
when I am commuting to and from work at all hours of the day and especially at night when I do night shifts.It would give me a sense of security to be able to call someone if my car broke down.
I have to drive through some harsh elements in the fall and winter to get home.This would be amazing and I don’t have a phone so if I won I would be so happy! I would bbe over the moon!!!
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it would let me take greater pics
It would help me because I would be able to use a variety of apps that save me time
This phone would help me keep in contact with family.