It’s the time of the year again when we get ourselves new phones. But while others are probably deciding whether to get an Android phone, an iPhone 4, or a BlackBerry, I wanted an inexpensive dual-sim phone.
I have nothing against pricey state-of-the-art mobile phones. It’s just that my need for a mobile phone is limited to calling and sending text messages that a mid-end or a high-end phone automatically becomes an extravagance.
I know what I want from a dual-sim phone. My dream dual-sim phone must have a price tag of not more than P4,000, lightweight, easy to navigate, works with Globe and SunCellular networks, and definitely not a Torque phone.
I initially thought of buying the MyPhone Q22 Duo (or was it Q21?) but Lyle didn’t quite like the build quality. He suggested that I consider getting an Alcatel phone since Alcatel recently released a couple of affordable dual-sim phones. He even volunteered to pay for it.
So last week, we went to the mall and checked out the Alcatel dual-sim phones. We tested a cherry red Alcatel OT-355D (the cheapest at P1990), found it to be satisfactory, and decided to purchase it.
The Alcatel OT-355D is a sleek, lightweight dual-sim bar phone equipped with a qwerty keyboard for fast text messaging. It has an alarm clock, a calculator, an FM radio (so I can listen to my fave love songs?Lols!), and a slew of other features that I really don’t care much about.
After more than a week of using the Alcatel OT-355D, I can say that it’s a pretty much decent buy considering that it met my basic requirements.
The Alcatel OT-355D dual-sim phone comes with a cool fake call feature that will probably get me out of boring or sticky situations someday. I demonstrated my phone’s fake call feature to some of my friends and they think it’s funny. A girl friend told me that she also wants her phone to have the same feature.
The Alcatel OT0335D package comes with a lithium battery, standard micro mini USB charger and a USB stereo headset.