Alcatel Pop S3 Optus

Optus has dropped the price of the Alcatel POP S3 on its pre-paid service to $49, meaning it is now the cheapest 4G+ mobile phone available through the telco.

The Alcatel POP S3, which originally came to Optus Pre-Paid in June last year became one of the first 700MHz compatible mobile phone available through its pre-paid service.

In regards to specs, the Alcatel POP S3 does offer some really good, decent specs for a budget mobile phone. In case you have forgotten, the full list of specs include:

  • 4″ TFT capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800)
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB storage, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card
  • 5 MP rear camera, VGA front facing
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Connectivity:
    • 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    • 3G: 850 / 900 / 2100
    • 4G: Bands 1/3/7/8 and APT 700 MHz
  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • 123 x 64.4 x 9.85 mm @ 130g

Sadly, though the Alcatel POP S3 doesn’t come with the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and may not see any upgrades to Lollipop but this is countered by the ability to utilise Optus’ 700MHz spectrum.

Of course, the other selling point is that the mobile phone also qualifies for 3-months of Netflix from Optus, which is available when you purchase and activate any prepaid device. For more information you can see and

If you would like to take up this new deal, you can purchase the Alcatel POP S3 online through the Optus Pre-Paid website or your local Optus retail store for $49.

Source: Optus Pre-Paid.


  1. This appears to only be available from the Optus online store, requiring handing over reams of personal information because it is bundled with a SIM. My local store had no stock but even if they did, the price was marked as $149! Great deal though, thx for the heads up 🙂