Both T-Mobile and MetoPCS have recently added the Alcatel 768 to their respective rosters. The 768 is an entry-level flip phone that runs on T-Mobile's GSM network. The 768 has a 2.4-inch main display with 240 by 320 pixels and a secondary display on the front that displays the time and other status indicators. The 768 features a 2-megapixel camera, FM radio, Bluetooth, GPS, and support for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. The device does not require a downpayment with T-Mobile's equipment installment plan, but will add $3 per month to the service plan cost. MetroPCS is selling the Alcatel 768 outright for $49.
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal details about a previously unannounced handset from Alcatel. The FCC confirms that the Alcatel 768 supports T-Mobile's 3G network, as well as Bluetooth 2.1. It is a basic flip phone that includes a camera. According to the draft user manual, it also has an FM radio receiver, basic messaging and web browser, and supports microSD cards. These features aren't confirmed by the FCC, however. Neither T-Mobile nor Alcatel has released pricing or availability details for the Alcatel 768 3G.