Alcatel OT-282 review: Alcatel OT-282

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
Pricing Unavailable

Average User 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.

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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.

Alcatel OneTouch 282 keypad
The 282 has big buttons to make calling easier -- but texting on the numeric keypad is laborious.

Alcatel describes it as "a simple choice for those who don't want a complicated Android device" -- and it's certainly light on features.

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Alcatel OT-282

Part Number: CNETAlcatel OT-282

Typical Price: £30.00

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