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Alcatel OT-209 Mobile Review

Category : Alcatel, Mobile Deals

The Alcatel OT-209 is one of the cheapest mobile phones on the market, with deals available for as little as £2.50 on pay as you go! Obviously this is not a mobile phone for those who like to be on the cutting edge of technology, nor for those who need to make a fashion statement by owning the latest model handset. This is a phone for those who require a mobile but don’t want to pay through the nose for it! It has an obvious appeal as a back-up mobile or emergency phone due to the ridiculously low price.

As you would expect from a phone this cheap, it doesn’t exactly look cutting edge, its not exactly ugly, just “plain”. With plastic chassis (no brushed aluminium at this price) rubbery buttons and a small screen it looks like what it is – basic. However, sometimes basic is good! there are many mobile phone users who never use the majority of features available on modern smartphones, so why pay for them?

As far as budget phones go, the Alcatel OT-209 has everything you need, plus more. Easy to use texting (with predictive text), clear call quality, handy built in LED torch, FM radio and some basic functions like alarm clock, calendar and stopwatch. Battery life is fantastic (no doubt due to lack of high tech battery sapping features) with around 7 days of basic use between charges – try doing that with your smartphone!

There is of course no camera, 3G or WiFi. There is however one potentially useful function that is unexpected – a “fake call” function! Simply holding down the navigation button triggers the ringing tone, handy for getting out of boring conversations!

Advantages: Incredibly cheap, perfectly functional mobile phone, handy “Fake call” function, great battery life

Disadvantages: Not the best looking mobile phone! no camera, 3G or WiFi. Retail pack only provides single earphone and you will need adaptor to use your own headphones.

The Alcatel OT-209 isn’t the prettiest phone out there, but it’s perfectly usable and as cheap as chips on Orange and Vodafone. As an emergency mobile phone or even a primary handset for basic usage, its easy to recommend it as a good buy. In fact it may have a certain practical appeal for those who make a point of not following the latest fashion or trends.

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