Holiday Gift Guide: This Year, Get Your Kids a Phone They’ll Love

Tweens and teens are notoriously picky, especially when it comes to gifts. This holiday season, why not get them something

Tweens and teens are notoriously picky, especially when it comes to gifts. This holiday season, why not get them something they really want? Kids love to be connected and entertained, which is why a phone makes for a perfect present. But with all the options available out there, how do you choose?

The new Alcatel A50 phone is a great choice. Here are some of the stand-out features of the phone that you’ll appreciate—and that your kids will go crazy for.


In school, your kids are making memories that will last a lifetime. The Alcatel A50 helps them capture those memories, from first-day-of-school selfies, homeroom group pics or after-school action shots. The Alcatel A50’s 8-megapixel rear camera will capture any moment clearly, so photos are perfectly exposed, every time. Plus, your child can make a collage of their photos, or organize multiple selfies using the Face show feature.


The Alcatel A50 comes with three swappable SNAPBAK covers that boost the fun—and function—of the device. The LightUp SNAPBAK, for example, features multicolour flashing LED lights kids can use to create their own personal light show. They can customize the covers to light up incoming calls, message and emails, and to alert them to a snap, like, mention and more, with the corresponding social media app displayed right on the cover. Your kids will absolutely love customizing their mobile experience in a way that reflects their unique personality and style.


The Alcatel A50 is a feature-packed phone that can help kids manage their busy schedules. Alarm and calendar features ensure they wake up in time for school and don’t miss any important deadlines, and the built-in recorder can help in note-taking. Plus, the Enhanced Screenshot function allows them to capture textbook pages or whiteboard notes and draw directly on their screenshots or highlight important text.

Kids need downtime, too, which is why they’ll love that the Alcatel A50 has a portable entertainment system. The Sound SNAPBAK cover includes a built-in kickstand with 2.5-watt stereo sound speaker, for sound that’s approximately three times louder than using the phone alone. This allows them to watch videos, play games and listen to music with their friends, all with boosted sound.


The Power SNAPBAK extends the phone’s battery capacity, delivering almost double the power. Thanks to this all-day battery, kids can stream their favourite movies without worrying about having to recharge. That prolonged battery life also means that you can keep in touch for longer periods, so you can have peace of mind and kids have more time to enjoy their phones. It’s a win-win.

Your kid wants a phone for the holidays! Make their eyes light up by getting them the cool gadget they’ve been waiting for. The Alcatel A50 is available at Telus, Koodo, Virgin Mobile or Videotron stores across Canada, starting at $0 on a two-year term or $240 outright.

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