I just bought a family member the new Alcatel Go Flip. It's acitvated and he likes it well enough. However, I am having the devil of a time hooking up the Go to the Lexus Bluetooth.
His former phone, the Alcatel 768 had no problems. The new Go phone seems to need a physical button press on the phone itself to connect. Otherwise the Lexus bluetooth system keeps connecting and disconnecting. The phone beeps, then there is a screen saying that the car wants to connect with "confirm" on the bottom and this has to be selected every time he gets in the car with the phone which is annoying him (and me) very much.
I transferred all his private files from the 768 to my OnePlus5 via bluetooth and then to the Go flip. Bluetooth seemed to work just fine. I paired the phone and once the confirmed selection is made, the phone works as it is supposed to. I took the phone OUT as a music player. He doesn't want an external player in any way, shape or form. His car, his phone, his choice. I don't use my phone's Bluetooth anywhere near the car as the car automatically wants to snag it as an audio player.
Apparently Alcatel feels it's a "flip phone" deal with it. (in my opinion the Go is junk even for a flip) The phone needs to tell the car audio to keep out!
I'd like to be able to find another unlocked flip that didn't have to be activated on another network. Any suggestions?
I'm also having trouble with selecting a phone as I can't find out what TMO is doing with towers. One site says 2G going, another site says some of 3G being repurposed and so on and so forth.
In looking at flip phones to see what's available, I looked at Consumer Cellular and the phones listed are all 3G - that makes the repurposing bands even more confusing when trying to buy.