Alcatel sits at the level entry end of the mobile phone world, and produce some functional, basic, no-frills handsets that offer call and text functionality. While there is not much in the way of apps and extras.
- Budget Handset
- 300 Hours Standby Time
- Built in Calendar
- Runs on Proprietary G
- 1GB Data
- Unlimited Minutes
- Unlimited Texts
- 24 Month EE Contract
Before cashback: £15.00 pm
- 500MB Data
- Unlimited Minutes
- Unlimited Texts
- 24 Month Vodafone Contract
Before cashback: £19.00 pm
Alcatel sits at the level entry end of the mobile phone world, and produce some functional, basic, no-frills handsets that offer call and text functionality. While there is not much in the way of apps and extras, there is still a call for a phone that does the basics and little more.
That said the Alcatel 1066 is a lovely little phone that has a good range of functionality. It is an older style handset that is durable and makes an excellent phone for children just starting with mobiles or perhaps an older person who just wants the ability to make and receive calls.
Not every phone user is looking for a smartphone so it does not always pay to spend the money on a phone that has way more functionality than you need The Alcatel 1066 is an excellent compromise as it does have a range of extra functions that would be useful to most users without the complication of features you will never use.
With a reputation as reliable as this manufacturer, you can be sure that you will be getting a handset that will last well and not break easily.
Alcatel 1066 Design & Screen
The Alcatel 1066 features an old-school design with a small screen and button keypad for traditional SMS texting. As you would expect for a phone at this level the screen is not a touchscreen, and all functions are carried out using the keypad for navigation.
In terms of size, this is a nice phone to hold one-handed and is not overloaded with buttons. The navigation is intuitive and works well. The phone case is plastic, and the screen doesn’t take up even half of the body length. That said it is a nice bright screen and is easy to read. The display is 1.8 inches, and the colour quality is excellent. Obviously, this is not the same standard of a screen as the high-end, but that never was the intention for this handset.
The design of the phone means that should you accidentally drop it; you are unlikely to do much damage which again is a tick in favour of this being a first phone as it can stand slightly rougher treatment than some of the glass and metal handsets at the other end of the market.
Alcatel 1066 Audio
The audio performance of the Alcatel 1066 was never designed to be of any high standard, but that said there is nothing wrong with the playback quality. The phone comes with an FM radio app and with a headphone jack, and basic headphones are included in the box. The phone has plenty of storage so you would be able to add your own music and the playback is more than good enough for listening on the move.
Alcatel 1066 Camera
As you can imagine the camera technology on the Alcatel 1066 is not much to write home about, but that said it is capable of basic photos and video recording. While the quality is not the best with the camera being a 0.08MP lens, it will capture a picture of sorts to see you though.
Alcatel 1066 Features & Performance
For such a low tech phone there is actually a myriad of useful features that are sure to be enjoyed by users. The Alcatel 1066 has a built-in calendar and currency converter which are both valuable tools. You can also use the handset as an alarm clock, or trigger fake call which could be really useful if you are in an awkward situation and need and out.
Finding a flashlight is always a struggle so you will be delighted to know that the Alcatel 1066 also benefits from a built-in torch which is excellent for finding your car lock in the dark and many other great uses.
The battery life on the Alcatel 1066 is pretty impressive as it does not carry the bloatware that many of the higher end phones do, so you can have a standby time of around about 300 hours and an active talk time of 7.5 hours which is more than respectable.
The Alcatel 1066 runs on Proprietary G and is robust enough to carry the level of technology included in the phone.
While this might be one of the more basic handsets on the market, it is a great example of a low-end handset that does what it needs to and offers great performance. From a user point of view, this also means that you will find that there is a wide range of pay monthly deals on offer and you can bag a bargain that ensures you never run out those all important texts and talk time functions that you need when you are busy with your life. With such a basic phone being capable of playing not only MP3 but MP4 format tunes too you can also comfortably use this handset to play music, and the great battery life means it will keep going for hours on end.
Alcatel 1066 Fonehouse Deals
Our team take pride in being able to offer the best pay monthly deals to our customers so with that in mind we have been hunting for the best Alcatel 1066 deals around and we think you will like what you see.
At Fonehouse we work with EE and Vodafone because it is important to us that our customers have the best network service and connection wherever they are.
If you are looking for extras like BT Sport or Apple Music from EE, or Sky Sports and Spotify or even NowTV and Prime Video via Vodafone, then our deals have something for everyone thanks to the excellent packages on offer.
If you think that the Alcatel 1066 could be the handset for you, but you would like more information, or if you have questions about any one of the specific deals with Fonehouse, then why not call one of our excellent customer service team members today, on 0333 900 1133.
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