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T-Mobile Sparq Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)

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  • Affordable messaging phone with slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and access to instant messaging services
  • Pay as You Go lets you stay connected with no monthly payments, no hidden fees
  • VGA camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; personal organizer tools
  • Up to 11 hours of talk time, up to 500 hours (20+ days) of standby time; released in September, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2 inches, 4.5 inches, 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.84 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 390 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 200 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 4.5 x 0.5 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005XE5TLS
  • Item model number: Sparq
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,382 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description


An affordable and reliable messaging phone, the T-Mobile Sparq makes staying connected to your friends and family has never been easier. Send text messages and browse the web with the full QWERTY keyboard. Enjoy great entertainment options like a music player and an FM radio.

And with prepaid and postpaid calling plans from T-Mobile's No Annual Contract, you'll be able to pay the way you want without being tied down to a monthly contract (learn more about prepaid services below).

The built-in Palringo Instant messaging (IM) app allows you to chat with other people using Palringo account. You can also connect to other popular IM services through Palringo, like Yahoo, AIM, GG, ICQ, Google Talk, iChat, and more.

Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, a VGA camera for still photos and video capture, memory expansion via optional microSD memory cards, phonebook with up to 1,000 contacts, and up to 11 hours of talk time.

Key Specifications

  • 2.2-inch display (320 x 240 pixels; 262K color depth)
  • Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth connectivity with A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profile.
  • VGA camera for still photos (640 x 480 pixels) with multiple shooting modes, multi-shot capabilities, and color effects.
  • Video capture capabilities (up to 320 x 240 pixels; MP4 and AVI formats)
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • Music player compatible with MP3 and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+ formats
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text and MMS picture/video plus instant messaging.
  • Mobile web browser
  • Organizer tools including calendar (with calendar synchronization), alarm, notepad, voice memo, calculator, and currency converter.
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M3

Vital Statistics

The T-Mobile Sparq weighs 3.85 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.0 x 0.7 inches. Its 670 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 11 hours of talk time, and up to 500 hours (20+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies.

What's in the Box

T-Mobile Sparq handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide

T-Mobile Pay As You Go Prepaid Service

T-Mobile prepaid plans give you wireless access with less commitment, so you can pay--and talk--as you go. With no annual contract, no credit check, and no monthly bill, prepaid plans are a simple, direct way to go mobile. There are many ways to conveniently refill your T-Mobile Prepaid Plan so that you can stay continually connected with the people who matter most, including using web2go directly from your phone, via the T-Mobile Web site, or using refill cards available at over 90,000 locations nationwide.

With Pay As You Go, you get wireless service exactly how you like it--there's no long-term contract, no credit checks, and no surprises. Add $100 in refills with Pay As You Go and you'll become a Gold Rewards customer, which gets you 15 percent more minutes on all refills and your minutes won't expire for a year after the time you refill.

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Product Description

Reliable Messaging Phone With Traditional Dial Pad and Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard Text, Instant Messaging, and Web Browsing Is Easy With The Full Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard Connect With Friends and Family Via Email, Instant Message, Voice Call Text and Multimedia Messaging Listen To Your Favorite Radio Stations From Your Sparq Prepaid Capture Pictures and Video With The Built-in Camera Wirelessly Connect Your Device To Optional Compatible Hands-free Accessories Like Headsets and Car K Load Up To 2000 Songs With The MP3 Player Organizer, Calculator, Voice Recorder, Games, and Alarm Clock With Multiple Ringtones Hold Conference Calls With Up To 5 People

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Customer Reviews

Highly recommend for basic phone needs.
Dennis L. Gardner
Sometimes it will even turn itself off when that happens.
The sound quality on this phone is very poor.
David A. Arzuaga

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Steven A. Vidaurri on November 10, 2011
I had a flip phone for 5 years on Verizon. Wanted to pay less per month and get a better phone without spending a lot. Wanted the Nokia X2 but the salesperson talked me into the new Sparq.

The call clarity is great. People on the other end though say that when I am not talking it sounds like I have hung up, there is complete silence. From my end though there is no distortion, no humming or buzzing, it's very clear. I have had only 1 dropped call in a week and that was in the basement.

The front keypad is horrible. The buttons are spongy rubber and you have to press down with your nail right in the middle of the button, thankfully though most of my calls are to my contacts.

The phone is small and slippery, I have almost dropped it or dropped it on my lap numerous times. The back of the phone is smooth plastic.

The music sounds great from the phones speaker, much better than my girlfriends LG touchscreen. The music menus though are cumbersome and difficult to use. There are fewer options than both our last LG's for sorting and listening to music.

The camera takes poor quality pictures that blur easily and is useless in low lighting.

The menu's are not intuitive or easy to use. It's hard to find menu options you are looking for.

There is no volume button anywhere to be found, you have to go into the "profiles" section to set your ringer volumes and then switch between these "profiles." You cannot manually turn the ringer up or down otherwise.

Internet is about worthless. Trying to look up anything takes FOREVER, I mean slower than dial-up, don't know what dial-up is, ask your folks. Every page is a "loader." I even got a "memory full" error message when trying to load a google page.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tony Apf on December 2, 2011
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I was looking for a replacement phone for my Nokia for my Tmobile prepaid, since a decent Nokia phone that isnt a droid is difficult to find at Tmobile these days I chose the sparq by Alcatel. the phone is pretty close to my Nokia as far as accessories and ease of use. My only complaint is that when I end a phone call and press the end button for more than a second, the phone will power of. I have to adjust for that and give the button a quick push, and not hold it too long. Otherwise, the phone is simple to use, easy to follow instructions and does what it should. Its nothing fancy, but all I want to do is make a phone call or send a text and thats what I can do. I would reccomend this phone to anyone who wants a decent phone with out all the hassle of apps and secret key stroke tracking that Droid phones are known for.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mike Thorn "Mike" on December 4, 2011
I lke this phone after 1 week of usage: good quality of calls, good battery life, FM radioo, music player (should buy MicroSD card). I commute to work by train and can listen news and musi w/o any additional player. Unfortunately, it does not look fancy or attractive, warranty is 90 days only but I am OK' with that at such price tag.

0 for resonable price.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Anonymity on April 20, 2012
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An ideal buy for those not interested in a truckload of extra functions, but rather prefer to focus on the 3 primary necessities: calls, texts and internet access. Definitely recommend this particular seller. The phone came in the exact same condition as it was originally manufactured and packaged in. The best part was that, due to being an Amazon Student member (one-time only offer which entitles you to a 50% discount on the Amazon Prime membership - $39 for the year of free 2-day shipping instead of $78-9 default), I paid no sales tax OR S&H (shipping and handling) fees. Could have gotten it from Wal-Mart a few miles down the road but why spend money on gasoline to pick it up (whether I bought it online and had it shipped to the store or not), pay sales tax if I bought it from the store's inventory AND/OR pay S&H if I sent it to my home address - especially when I don't have immediate need for it? Waiting a couple of days was more than acceptable for the overall price discount.

The phone is well designed for compact portability. In regards to its general specs: The phone keypad is spongy and durable, but small and tight-knit(typos will not be few and far between, regrettably for those with grown-up fingers); the speaker is fairly clear; the digital camera is well made but not professional level in definition; and the text message keypad - while having fairly small buttons - makes up for its lack in physical size with sufficient spacing between each key to avoid repeat typos due to an overcrowded/cluttered console. Odd how the two keypads simulate and oppose each other in design. Another point of note is that the menu items are pretty much individually ordered in a standard grid formation.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By dan) on January 9, 2012
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well i needed a cheap phone until i get my iphone fixed, and this little device was cool. It cost me $40 w/shipping and no contract, plus has a slide out full qwerty key board. Battery life is as good as those old cell phones from the late 90s early-mid 2000s. camera is nearly worthless. menu for adjusthing the ringer to vibrate is a little weird. there is no silent/ring/vibrate choice, what you have to do to change that is go to the Profiles in the springboard, and then select General/meeting/outdoor/indoor/silence/flight-mode. Meeting=vibrate, silent is obvious as is flightmode, and the rest all ring.
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