Alcatel OT-282 review: Alcatel OT-282

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Typical Price: £30.00
3 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars 1 user review

The Good Cheap; Handy charging dock; SOS button; Hearing aid compatible.

The Bad Interface could be simpler; Fewer features would make it more straightforward.

The Bottom Line The Alcatel OneTouch 282 is designed for elderly people or those who want a very simple mobile experience -- packing big-buttons, an SOS emergency key and hearing aid compatibility. It's a solid budget option but you can get the same device on Vodafone for £5 less.

6.5 Overall

Alcatel OneTouch 282 is an entry-level phone designed for elderly or minimal mobile users who want a straightforward handset for making calls and sending the odd text.

At just £30 on pay as you go, the handset is cheaper than lots of other mobiles marketed at elderly people -- such as Doro's range of simplified handsets. But Vodafone is offering essentially the same device -- the Vodafone 155 -- for £5 less.

Both phones have an SOS button on the back that can be customised to call and text a variety of contacts, plus hearing aid compatibility and an FM radio. They also come with a handy charging dock where the handset can live when it's at home.

Should I buy the Alcatel OneTouch 282?

The Alcatel OneTouch 282 is the phone you buy for an older relative who would struggle with small buttons or touchscreens.

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