The Alcatel 3T 8 Combines a Family-Friendly Tablet With Incredible Value on T-Mobile

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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TCL Communication is introducing the Alcatel 3T 8, the first-ever tablet that uses T-Mobile’s 600MHz Extended Range LTE spectrum, as a T-Mobile exclusive on October 12. Featuring CloserTV, the one-stop shop for video streaming and live TV, along with Kids Mode for robust parental controls, the 4G LTE-capable tablet is designed to provide a fantastic multimedia experience. The Alcatel 3T 8 offers optimal portability and productivity with a slim, lightweight design and long-lasting battery to ensure your entire family can enjoy hours of use.  It also comes with Eye Care Mode, which reduces blue light to help relieve visual fatigue, and offers optimized brightness and tonality in the most extreme lighting conditions.

Capable of utilizing T-Mobile’s 600MHz Extended Range network, which is now available in more than 1,250 cities and towns across 36 states, including Puerto Rico, the Alcatel 3T 8 will offer T-Mobile consumers more LTE coverage and capacity than before, particularly in rural areas.

The Alcatel 3T 8 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo installed, and also includes Google Assistant. Google Assistant is a hands-free voice recognition service capable of managing hundreds of tasks and services, all of which are accessible by simply asking for them. Wherever you are, you can now have a personal assistant helping you get things done and find answers, whether it’s about current traffic conditions, sports scores, the day’s news or the weather.   

“There is a significant need for a device that’s capable of handling work tasks while providing an all-encompassing multimedia experience for the whole family,” said Eric Anderson, General Manager for Alcatel North America. “With the Alcatel 3T 8, you get all of the features you and your family want in a light and simple tablet without paying a premium price.”


Enjoy a night in or stay entertained while on the go with CloserTV, your new one-stop shop for video streaming and live TV on your tablet. The Alcatel-exclusive CloserTV app gathers all of your favorite streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, cable and satellite TV, all in one place. Simply log in to your favorite providers, search for the titles you want to watch, and view available content across all your services. You can also cast your favorite show onto your smart TV or view it directly on your tablet. Additionally, the CloserTV app is built with next-level controls that allow you to search titles, people or channels, using only your voice.


The Alcatel 3T 8 is powered by a massive 4080mAh battery, capable of providing 8.5 hours of constant video streaming over WiFi and 7 hours on high-speed LTE. This gives you and your family the opportunity to keep up with uninterrupted binge watching, reading, gaming and more.


The Alcatel 3T 8 comes with Kids Mode built-in to give parents peace of mind to know what apps and content their children are using. Kids Mode features an easy-to-use parental control panel that allows you to set usage time limits and select which apps your children can use. It also features smart power saver settings to help stretch the amount of time between charges.

The Alcatel 3T 8 will be available in T-Mobile stores and online starting October 12 for $6 down and $6 a month for 24 months (retail price: $150) for well-qualified customers on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (0% APR).

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About TCL Communication
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (TCL Communication) designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of mobile and internet products and services under three key brands – TCL, Alcatel and BlackBerry – with its portfolio of products currently sold in over 160 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Incorporated in Hong Kong, TCL Communication operates nine R&D centers worldwide, employing thousands across the globe. For more information, please visit

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