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Alcatel 1010 review

 Review: November 2013  

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: The Alcatel 1010 is Britain's cheapest mobile phone!



A mobile phone for a fiver! How is that even possible? We don't know, but you can't argue with the value proposition here.

The Alcatel 1010 is, as you'd expect, a very basic phone, but it has a solid, chunky build and a practical keypad with large keys. The display is tiny, and is probably nigh on impossible to read in sunlight. But the phone is also unbelievably lightweight - possibly the lightest phone available as well as the cheapest.

This phone makes calls and sends texts, but it does more - it has a radio and a torch. It even has an MP3 player, but with barely enough memory for one song, we don't think you'll get a lot of use out of that. There's a handsfree speaker too, and vibration alert.

A microUSB connection is provided and the phone works on GSM 900/1800 MHz frequencies. Battery life is better than your average smartphone, with up to 13 days standby quoted by Alcatel.

Asda is selling this thing for £5 and you can buy it on other networks for about the same. At that price, any criticisms of the product are irrelevant. We love the 1010 - just when it seemed that the cost of phones was locked in an upward spiral with the iPhone leading the way, along comes the ultimate cheapo phone that restores our faith in competition.

Alcatel 1010 features include:

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Pls how do u activate hands free ?

Asked by joel vaughan from u.k. on 7th May 2018
My friend says her phone does not have hands free - i think it does if it is this modle.
Please how do you activate hands free on this phone ?

Thank you

Joel Vaughan

Which charger use?

Asked by Muniba from Uk on 9th Jun 2017

How do you remove SIM card from these Alcatel push button phones please?

Asked by Sharon from Ireland on 4th Jun 2017

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