Win an Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone! - Toronto Teacher Mom

Win an Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone 5-inch screen

From the makers of the ONETOUCH Pop 7 Tablet, allow me to introduce you to the ONETOUCH Idol 2 S Smartphone. This sleek and easy-to-use mobile phone boasts a 5-inch HD IPS display with a nearly edge-to-edge design to maximize the surface area. It is only 7.5 millimetres thin and weighs a mere 126 grams, making the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 2 S the perfect fit for the palm of your hand. In fact, this is probably my favourite feature. For me, it is crucial to have a phone that has a large quality screen that doesn't compromise the size and weight of the phone. The Idol 2 S certainly does fit like a glove. 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone

What I look for next is performance. Can I surf the net, stream my favourite shows and post on various social media channels with ease? Can it run multiple apps at the same time? The Idol 2 S has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and, during the past five weeks that I have been using it, I have found it be able to do everything that I need it to do. I even tried out the Bell TV app via Bell's 4G LTE network and thoroughly enjoyed being able to watch my favourite programmes. 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone quick settings menu

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 2 S phone operates on Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and has all the standard Android apps pre-installed. You can easily download additional apps via the Google Play Store but what makes this phone a little different than my current Android phone is the Quick Settings Menu. With a simple downward swipe, I can quickly access Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, brightness and rotation settings as well as access GPS, alarm, airplane mode, flashlight and more.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone HD screen

In general, I love the clarity and definition of the screen, and enjoy browsing photos I have stored in my cloud (see above). But where I find the phone seems to be somewhat lacking is in the camera department. I wish it was capable of taking better photos and that the camera lens didn't protrude as much on the back for fear of it getting scratched in my purse. Finally, the overall feel of the cell phone body doesn't feel as sturdy as I would like. In fact, there was a time when the phone would spontaneously begin vibrating while in my purse or whenever I applied pressure to the lower half of the screen. This only happened once when I first started using it but has not happened since.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 S Smartphone 8MP camera

Win an ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 2 S Smartphone!

For a chance to win a Idol 2 S phone (ARV $300), complete the Rafflecopter form below. Open to Canadian residents only. Also, don't forget to enter for a chance to win an ALCATEL ONETOUCH Pop 7 Tablet.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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124 COMMENTS

  1. I would love to win because my current Smartphone is old and the battery on it is terrible. (Judy Cowan)

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  2. I am in need of a new phone, this one looks great!

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  3. I would love to win because my eldest son is in need of his first phone. This would be a great addition. I also love that it can run multiple apps at the same time.

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  4. I would love to win because I have an older phone and need a new one.

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  5. I would love to win a cell phone for myself. My teen is always after me to get one so we can text!!

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  6. Battery life seems amazing and my daughter needs a phone :)

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  7. I would love to win so that my DD could have her own tablet for her educational apps (Sabrina Tong

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  8. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win an ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 2 S Smartphone.
    I would like to win this because i could use a new phone
    and my favourite feature is the 5-inch HD IPS display.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I'd like to win because I need a new phone. I like the size and the HD display.

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  10. I would love to win b/c my current phone isn't 'smart' and is older than my daughter (who is almost 6) and it's dying a slow and frustrating death.

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  11. I would love to win for myself because my phone does not work very well after my daughter got to it :(

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  12. I would love to win because my cell phone is over 8 years old, only text and calls can be made on my old army style phone

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  13. I love the camera feature - would be great for taking photos of my son!

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  14. I like the quick access feature! Thanks for the chance!

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  15. I'd like to win because I'm really in need of a new phone and this one sounds awesome.

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  16. My favourite feature is the great battery life

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  17. I would like to win this as hubby's phone just died and this would be great for him.

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  18. i like the clarity of the screen from your review

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  19. would love to win because I have an older phone with a useless camera

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  20. would love to win because need to update my phone. i like the 5-inch HD IPS display with a nearly edge-to-edge design

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  21. Battery life is good on this phone. I'm in need of an upgrade

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  22. My favourite feature on this phone is the same as yours - I love how thin it is and how it still has a nice big screen.

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  23. my son steals my phone and when i get it back and tweet or FB it is with his account .. not so easy to log out and into mine lol he needs his own dang phone

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  24. I would love to win xXx an an ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 2 S Smartphone because I don't have a phone of my own right now and I love the favourite feature of the 5-inch HD IPS display and a long battery life with a grat camera and awesome graphics to boo!!!!!!! Thank you for this opportunity. :)

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  25. I would love to win the Alcatel for myself, as my phone is simply not "smart". I am not one to complain but I saw your giveaway and bells and whistles went off in my head that it is time for me to have a "smart" phone, and not this old darned ancient BlackBerry. Plus we have the same name..:)

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  26. I would love this for my youngest son who would love the large display and his old phone is an iphone one of the first series so definatly outdated now and he would love to try and android phone

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  27. My phone is so old it doesn't even take pictures , really need to update it.

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  28. I have a old flip phone. I need a new one.

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  29. I have an old phone that keeps freezing and shutting down, would love to get a smart phone

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  30. I'd love to win as I'm needing to update my phone

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  31. I so need a new phone. I'm liking the camera feature. Looks like it's great.

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  32. I so need a new phone. I'm liking the camera feature. Looks like it's great.

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  33. I would love a new phone, I have an "old" phone so my kids say. I love the camera, the big screen and so many other features.

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  34. I'd love to win because I have never owned a cell phone. ( I know. I think I am the last person on the planet sometimes that doesn't own one). I like the size of the screen and it seems fairly easy to use. (for this not so tech savvy gal) Thanks for the review and the giveaway

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  35. I like that it takes good quality pictures

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  36. why because my phone barely holds a charge and I need an upgrade that costs zero dollars since I have zero dollars lol

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  37. forgot to mention in comment that I like it has a large display mine is tiny

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  38. this looks like an innovative phone....My phone needs updating.

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  39. this would be well used for mail and browsing in our house!
    jan

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  40. I would love to win b/c my current phone is on its way out!

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  41. I would love to win because I do not own a cell phone at all,,booo,,def time to change that!!

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  42. My current phone works when it feels like and is hard to charge. I could definitely use a new one!

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  43. my son steals mine i need a new one for him

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  44. I want to win because I want to win this for my husband. he needs a new phone desperately

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  45. I would love to win, need a new phone because that is what I use as my main camera and my old phone is getting wore out

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  46. I love the camera, size and battery life, this would be so cool

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  47. I'd love to win because I'd love to upgrade my phone. My phone crashes if i try to download the simplest app and that's totally disappointing. I like the size of the phone and i'd love to be able to watch tv/videos on it!

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  48. I'd like to win because my last phone went through the washer. Haha, no phone for me. :P

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  49. I don't have a cellphone so I would like to win.

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  50. I would love to win one for my husband, he always ends up with my hand-me-down phones and hates not being able to play games on his. He would be so surprised and happy!

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  51. Believe it or not, I do not have a cell phone. This would be nice
    (Debbie W)

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  52. I love the 5-inch HD IPS display feature!

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  53. I would love to win because I do not own a cell phone. It was be nice to keep in touch with family when out and about. I would use it for social media and the camera.
    Florence C

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  54. I would love to win because since the last update on my iphone my pictures and videos all seem to turn out blurry. Before the update, clear as day! :( would be nice not to have to worry about double checking the pictures every time.

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  55. I'd love to win because I've never had a cell phone.

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  56. My current phone is quite old. I'd love to have a new one that does so much more.

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  57. Would love to win as my present phone is in desperate need of an update!

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  58. My favorite feature would be the camera, that's what I would use the most. I THINK.

    I would like my own phone so I can give hubby back his. <--- Love how that works!

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  59. The Quick Settings menu is KEY. I like not having to search for crucial features.

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  60. I would love to win because I am in need of a new and better phone.

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  61. I would love to win because my phone is very old and has a cracked screen! I love the large screen feature

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  62. I need a new phone badly. Mine is so old!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  63. I would love to win this for my husband who needs a new phone.

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  64. Like to win to try it out I have never tried Alcatel phone or tablet

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  65. My favourite thing is that it weighs only126 grams! :)

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  66. I would love to win this phone as I am the only one in the family without a phone. I want to be part of the crowd and keep in touch with everyone

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  67. i want to win so i can take some great pictures while on the go

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  68. i need to win because hubby and I need a new phone

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  69. I would love to win this for use in our homeschool and for blogging!

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  70. my favorite feature is the large display.

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  71. Just dropped my phone and now im needing to make the choice upgrade or choose a new brand... I'm liking what i'm reading.

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  72. I would like to twin this for my daughter - she starts high school next year - and i would like to be able to stay in touch with her - she doesn't currently have a phone - this would be her first!

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  73. Would love to win as I don't currently own a cell phone ! This would be absolutely awesome

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  74. I could really use a cell phone. Do not currently own one.

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  75. I'd love to win this phone for my Mom who doesn't have a phone!

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  76. since I haven't had a phone for almost 10 years, it would be nice to win so that I can feel more in touch with those around me. Also, I love the pictures the camera takes. It would make it nice to capture memories with family and friends.

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  77. I'd love to win this for my husband to surprise him on his birthday. He hasn't had a new phone in 6 years!

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  78. i would love to win this phone because i am currently on the market for a new phone, and i think this phone looks and sounds great.

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  79. would love to win this for my nephew. He always wants to jse someone's phone and take pics or watch educational videos

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  80. I would love to win this phone! I am currently in the market for a new phone, since my iPhone tends to die every 2 seconds.

    I am looking forward to this phone for it's AMAZING camera, and a new change of interface from the iPhone. I have had apple products for years, and I would love to branch out and try a new phone!

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  81. i would love to win this for myself for a change my phones on the way out

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  82. I love the 8 Mpxl camera with autofocus.

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  83. My daughter needs a phone as she will be entering junior high & I need her to have a way to communicate. The Alcatel is perfect for her basic needs.

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  84. I would love to win this phone because I am in desperate need of a new one!

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  85. my phone is crap so this would be a welcome upgrade

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  86. I like the size of this phone!

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  87. Currently I'm without a phone, this would be awesome ! Love the size, camera & battery life

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  88. I love the awesome battery life! My phone has not been doing well

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  89. My phone is old and I would like a new one

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  90. My S4 is crapping out. This would save me an upgrade fee. :) thanks for the chance

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  91. like the large quality screen Diane talks about; I don't have a phone like this so would be so awesome to win it.

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  92. Our daughter is getting to the age where a phone would be helpful to keep in contact with her and for her safety, winning one would be a huge help!

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  93. I still have a flip phone so this would be amazing.

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  94. I'd like to win because my current phone is really old and not working well.

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  95. My cellphone has started freezing on me lately and it drives me crazy. So, I would love a new phone that actually works well and has a great battery life like the Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 S!

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  96. I want to win it for my husband! I have a phone and he doesn't and often it'd be handy if we both had phones. :)

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  97. Love that it comes with the standard apps installed and that it would be all mine because i wouldn't let The Kids touch it and break it like my current phone.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  98. Need a bit of an upgrade....love the camera, and the large screen size!

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  99. I like that it comes with so many apps preinstalled - great starting point :)

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  100. love the extended battery life. thanks

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  101. I love the battery life.. I would love to win because I need a new phone

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  102. I would love this for my husband his is very very old, he needs an upgrade, I love the battery life and the screen

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  103. This would be a step up from the pay per use phone I have now, being a poor retired grandma I need all the frugal help I can get ! Thanks for the chance! ;-)

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  104. I love the camera and the great battery life.

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  105. I like the screen size

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  106. Because I currently only have an LG that is 9 years old and can only phone,text and take pictures that I can't even download

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  107. I would love to win as I have a very old phone

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  108. I would like to win because right now I am using a old school flip phone! I love all of the feature and I need an upgrade!!

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  109. I would love to win this for my mom! She doesn't have a cellphone, but I would feel so much safer if she did.

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  110. I haven't had a phone since I stopped working 3 years ago. I think I am finally un-addicted enough to trust myself again! I love everything about this phone, lighter, prettier and many more features than I had before!

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  111. My "cell phone" was/is a flip phone that is hanging by one side. To type a letter I have to press a number either once, twice or three times to get the correct letter. Makes texting a hassle. I want to update and start texting.

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  112. I have read a lot about these phones lately and I would really love to try one out , they seem to have the same great features as other phones but with a lower price tag , if I won I would give it to my hubby .. but only after I had a good chance to play with it lol

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  113. I would love to when because my mom could use a cell she doesn't have one, i love the screen size , thanks for the chance Rafflecopter name Treen Goodwin :)

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  114. I would like to win as I recently dropped my phone and totally smashed the screen. It finally completely died so I am phoneless

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  115. I would love to win this for my mom, she could use a new phone

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  116. I would love to win this and give to my Mom who is in need of a new cell phone :)

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  117. I like that it is so light and maximizes the screen size

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  118. I simply would love to win this so that I can gift this to my mom, she's still using an outdated flip phone!

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