- Size (LWH): 4.7 inches, 2.5 inches, 0.46 inches
- Weight: 4.48 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 240 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 240 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
AT&T Impulse 4G Android Phone (AT&T)
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- 3.8-inch LCD display
- 800 MHz processor; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth connectivity; GPS navigation; Affordable 4G-enabled smartphone powered by Android 2.2 OS with easy access to Google services
- 5-MP camera with HD 720p video capture; included 4 GB microSD card; personal and corporate e-mail
- Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time; released in September, 2011
- What's in the Box: Impulse 4G handset, rechargeable battery, USB charger, USB cable, 4 GB microSD card, quick start guide
- Affordable 4G-enabled smartphone with 3.8-inch touchscreen, powered by Android 2.2 OS with easy access to Google services
- 800 MHz processor; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth connectivity; GPS navigation
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Get a cutting-edge smartphone that runs on AT&T's ultra-fast 4G network at an exceptional value with the AT&T Impulse 4G, which offers the power of the Android 2.2 operating system and a brightly colorful 3.8-inch touchscreen display. The Impulse makes it possible to surf the web, watch videos, check e-mails and stay engaged with social media from a phone at an affordable price.
The affordable Android-powered Impulse 4G from AT&T (view larger).
And with AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network (learn more below).
Sporting a 5-megapixel camera, the Impulse 4G can also capture HD 720p videos. Other features include super-speedy Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with free to AT&T Hotspots across the United States), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (with included 4 GB microSD card), access to both personal and corporate e-mail, GPS for navigation using Google Maps or the optional AT&T Navigator service, and up to 4 hours of talk time.
The AT&T Impulse 4G weighs 4.41 ounces and measures 4.7 x 2.5 x 0.46 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 4G network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS).
What's in the Box
AT&T Impulse 4G handset, rechargeable battery, USB charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide
Android Operating System
The Impulse 4G runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.
With integrated Google technology, the Impulse 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The Impulse 4G also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
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This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).
Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
Coming later in 2011, AT&T will deliver a second layer of 4G network called LTE (Long Term Evolution) that is even faster than HSPA+ speeds.
In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.
Optional AT&T Services
AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.
AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or email.
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Top Customer Reviews
-Easy set up
-The phone comes with an upgradeable 2GB memory card.
-It holds a charge for several days depending on use
-The speaker is the best quality I've come across in a phone. It even gets loud.
-The built in flash and quick camera speed produces sharp and quality photos.
-The app store is very easy to navigate and the browsing speed is incomparable, I had Netflix up and running in seconds. There is even a preloaded book app with access to Google's massive public domain library
-Phone calls are clear
-It comes with a lot of pre-loaded apps, so you have to get used to a lot of scrolling.
-It locks itself within seconds and utilizes a drag and drop to unlock (which takes some getting used to and some may find irritating). And you also have top drag to answer calls.
-I only have one big CON. After a few days the touch screen simply stopped responding. I couldn't even answer incoming calls.
I purchased the phone through ATT wireless so I already have a replacement phone in route. I'm hoping it's a fluke because so far I really love the phone and hope to update this review and rating.
Update 12/15: Had new phone two weeks now and no issues. Still working great!!
Phone constantly locks up on me or has regular issues. In only two weeks of usage here are some of the more common issues:
* Google maps will lock up.
* Turning on the wifi gives 'data errors'
* Checking for updates from AT&T gives 'receive fail... because of some error in the network'
* SD card often not recognized
* Regular 'App "X" is no longer working Force Close' prompts.
* Can not power off cleanly (It locks at the power off screen necessitating a battery removal)
* Market place apps will not download/update
* Text messages will not be delivered
* PC will not recognize when it is plugged in to the USB cable
* Gmail notifications don't arrive
All of these symptoms will disappear if enough reboots are performed - usually 4 or 5. But before long they will return.
A factory reset did not clear these issues up. Symptoms occur on both data and wifi connections.
Less critical but highly irritating are the ways that AT&T mod'd the Android OS
* There are a fair amount of pre-installed crapware on this, not only do the the loathed Layar and YP Yellow Pages make a return but there are several AT&T titles some of which require paid subscriptions to fully activate.
* Several of the apps constantly remain running in the background : Layar, AT&T Hot Spots, Facebook, Twitter, AT&T update are all running and can not ever be turned off.
This phone is essentially completely worthless to me - even if I had gotten it for free it's just not worth the massive amount of time lost into getting it to work and headaches it has induced.Read more ›
Seemed decent, and figured it was worth $10.
Besides the annoying fact that there are no useful directions for using the phone (had to Google everything for generic Android, as there is no information available for this device), be aware that this phone is not using the latest version of the Android operating system, and it is unknown when and if they ever will upgrade to it.
The biggest problem I have with the device is that it will randomly shut down and reboot itself. Not only does it do this when it is just sitting there, but it also does it while in the middle of doing something in an app. This got so annoying that back in March I swapped out the phone, after it was checked to make sure it wasn't the battery or SIM card, etc. that was causing this. So of course I had to go through my Contacts, etc. to reset everything. I also uploaded one app at a time, to see if it was one of the apps causing the reboots to occur. Of course, before I even installed one of them, it happened again. I thought installing one of those battery monitoring apps might help, but alas, this was not to be.
I called AT&T again today, and told them I want a different phone (like kind and quality). They told me they couldn't then said I could, but there would be a $36 processing fee. I told them I am not going to pay to get a different phone because the phone model they sold me (twice) is defective. So it will be escalated, but first I have to make sure everything is backed up because they first want me to reset the phone back to the factory settings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is worst phone I've ever had. So many problems!!!! I totally agree w all negative reviews. I have all same problems. I went to local att store. They did nothing to help me. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by dwright
I bought this phone nearly two years ago, and it became glitchy shortly after I purchased it. At the same time I got this, my husband got the Samsung Infuse. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Eljae
I got this phone from my local AT&T store when my contract was renewed. It was only $30.00 with an upgrade, and I figured for an Android, it's a total bargain!
Wrong. Read more
This phone was a step up from my old work Blackberry but in sort, if it wasn't a work phone that was issued to me I'd have sent it back to AT&T. Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by Amazon Customer