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Alcatel = OK, if you are not looking for complex.
Pros= Simplicity. This is a VERY simple phone by today's standards. Clinging to the clam-shell style, Alcatel created a phone similar to the Motorola Razr [of which I was a great fan of]. The 768 is useful for someone who wants a scaled down cellular phone and not have to deal with the preponderance of gizmoddy things that today's flat-touch phones offer.
Navigation is similar as is other options like set-up of your main screen and profiles. The Main screen has a vibrant display with a large clock display [which I like as my eyes ain't getting any better]. If you plan your screen image right, you can see the time quite clearly even with out glasses.
The numbers are very large when dialing a call!
There is a head-set option [3.5 jack] which thankfully Alcatel thought it wise the make separate from the mini-usb interface. This is great if you run out of battery and have to charge it while still talking.
Using the earbud /mic fob is useful and clear as is the overall quality of the phone in typical use.
If you are looking for a simple alternative to cellular phones, this is it.
The Keypad buttons are difficult to depress. You have to be dead on, in the center to trigger and number or letter.
Typing text messages can be equally problematic. At times I will type a text message and the phone with 'seize' and reboot. No comment from T-mobile as to a individual issue or issue with the phone itself.
Speaker option = scratchy audio at any level.
Bluetooth = garbage. Even with the best unit, I still sound like I am talking in a tin-can or underwater..
Reception is scattered. With my old Razr, I never had reception issues. If this has anything to with the build-in antenna, then Alcatel needs to review the reception strength of this phone.
External Display is too small. The Razr at least had a decent screen to view the time without opening the clam-shell.
All in all, wish it could be better!
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