Huawei Fusion Brings Android to AT&T Prepaid for $110 Sans Contract
The new U8652 Fusion phone has begun shipping for AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone service, which brings Android’s price point down to just $110 without a contract. The phone comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen and a 600 MHz processor alongside a 3.15-megapixel rear camera. The phone will also support an FM radio tuner along with RDS support to get track and station information.
The specs of the Huawei device matches nicely with the LG Thrive, which was introduced about a year ago. The Thrive, a re-branded Optimus One smartphone, retails for $150 sans contract. The Huawei Fusion would be AT&T’s lowest priced smartphone on its prepaid network. While the device isn’t quite the geek’s gadget dream come true, it does bring smartphone capabilities to a lower price point and may help spur mobile data adoption.
At the time of this writing, the phone isn’t listed on AT&T’s website yet, but it is listed on Walmart’s site. The Walmart site lists the phone as out of stock online, but the device may be available in-store.
12/17/2011 at 4:00 pm
I bought the fusion from walmart in the store. It is a great phone to be prepaid and is just as good as any other smart phone
12/24/2011 at 12:56 am
hows the wifi? does it work well for web browsing and stuff like youtube? thanks!
01/01/2012 at 7:05 pm
Yes, the WiFi works great. No complaints from me!
01/16/2012 at 6:34 pm
Just got the phone and i am in love with it!! ive had it for 5 days now and its only doing good things for me. only thing is i have a ton of questions about its capabilites
01/25/2012 at 4:36 pm
i HAVE IT ITS GREAT I HAVE A BUNCH OS APPS
01/28/2012 at 1:19 pm
has anyone found a case that fits it?
02/17/2012 at 9:19 am
U can Use Huawei Ascend ll Cases..same phone jus different company..u can buy them on ebay,amazon,or whoever sell them
03/07/2012 at 11:44 am
Are you sure it will fit? Have you tried it before! E-mail back at [email protected]
02/01/2012 at 6:12 pm
This phone is excellent! The display is nice n big,the call quality is excellent. Lots of features like a good mp3player n downloading music is a breeze! Texting is very easy n you have a choice of keyboards. The only downfall is no unlimited data is availabe, lets hope att changes this! In the meantime i use my wifi which works like a charm. Get it for $109 at walmart.com! Btw i traded in my lg optimus v which also is a great phone for the fusion and i love it!
02/02/2012 at 11:00 am
I have a question.. I have a contract with at&t and I usually use togo phones and just put my sim card in there. If I get this phone do I have to call at&t to upgrade my internet?? I already have the $10 dollar plan but since this is a smartphone will I have to upgrade or since its a to go phone will I be okay?
02/04/2012 at 7:56 pm
yeah you will have to upgrade if you dont then they will upgrade it for you without your knowledeg
02/13/2012 at 6:09 pm
I am having trouble downloading from my computer to the fusion phone my itunes does not seem to recognize it what can I do?
02/27/2012 at 3:37 pm
Do you have to have a monthly plan in order to be able to use WIFI? And does it cost to use it?
03/01/2012 at 6:36 pm
I bought the at&t fusion phone a month ago and within two weeks, just using the text and talk and wireless off and on, the screen freezes, the apps don’t work, it made NOISE in SILENT mode, I couldn’t receive picture messages at any time, it was unbelievably slow and only got worse, it consistently dropped my phone calls, there was a time I called my mother and she couldn’t hear me say anything, though I could still hear her and I was talking on my end, the camera malfunctioned and the video would quit unexpectedly, also all of my apps (preinstalled and the ones that came with it) would start on their own, but when I tried to use them, they wouldn’t work and they would shut down unexpectedly. Not to mention the battery life in the thing only lasted 6 hours at most. The speaker phone sucks and the phone constantly had ‘freak outs’ where nothing would work and apps would pop up and cover my screen unexpectedly.
Now, you would think ‘okay so it’s a lemon, go get a new one’ so I returned it for a new at&t fusion, hoping that that would solve the problem.
well, it didn’t. Despite my efforts to take care of it and keep it up to date and clean.
The next fusion phone I traded in three weeks ago started out fantastic, actually, a lot better than the first one I got. Things were looking up. Until the apps stopped working..and I still couldn’t receive picture messages, the internet wouldn’t connect anywhere there was wireless and would drop out, and sometimes (and I don’t have a data plan, so it shouldn’t do this) the phone would suddenly start using data…I don’t pay for data. Also, in the ‘manage applications’ there was an icon for a sound recorder, as should be, but it was NOWHERE to be found in my phone. Among that many other apps it should have come with. Also, on BOTH phones, when I made a phone call the screen wouldn’t turn off so my ear would bump the screen and the phone would do all sorts of unexpected things. When looking at my gallery, sliding between pictures was so so difficult; the pictures would freeze then my screen would turn all black or all white and stay that way until I turned it off.
Just so you know, I returned the phone today and bought an at&t Avail. We’ll see how this one goes. I wouldn’t recommend this phone.
03/13/2012 at 1:33 pm
Does multitouch really work on this phone. Someone on Walmart.com complained it did not. Secondly, is it possible to root and remove bloatware yet? A friend of mine is considering this phone.
03/22/2012 at 4:47 pm
i dont remember my username and pasword to unlock the phone…what do i do????!!!!! somebody pleeeeaaase give me some options…it seems like i tryed everything
04/14/2012 at 6:47 pm
will this phone work with a contract sim card
04/14/2012 at 6:50 pm
i have 8 months left on my contract with att and i need a new phone will this phone work with a contract sim the lady on att chat said it would not
05/17/2012 at 9:30 pm
what is the battery life like on the phone? How long dose it normaly last?
07/16/2012 at 8:20 pm
I bought this GoPhone as a replacement for my old phone and I love it! I use my SIM card (family plan with shared minutes, 3 lines) in this phone, as I have done several other times with GoPhones. I use them as cheap phone replacements so I don’t have to do another contract. The phone is not a powerhouse having only a 600Mhz cpu and 256MB ram. The OS and AT&T bloatware completely fill up the internal memory. Soooooo, I rooted the phone, removed all the crappy AT&T bloatware (unwanted/unneeded apps), loaded a few apps I do want, moved all non-OS essential apps to the included 2GB SD card to free up additional internal storage, cleared the cache and tweaked a few settings. For a low-end Android smart phone it now runs really well, has a sharp screen, and does everything I want/need it to do. I do *NOT* buy a data card but utilize my own portable broadband hotspot via wifi. I’m a truck driver and the hotspot supplies both my phone and laptop with Internet connectivity. Needless to say, I am extremely happy with this phone. Just spend a few hours tailoring it to your own needs. You won’t be disappointed.