Deal Of The Day ? Alcatel Mandarina Duck Red ? Style Phone

If you're looking for a phone that stands out from the crowd then this is one candidate. It also comes with a very good contract via Orange. Offering an excellent amount of free phone minutes, combined with unlimited landline minutes for off peak times, this is one phone that you will always have available credit. Couple that with the 12 month contract and cut price line rental and this phone looks attractive in both senses of the word.


  • Handset name: Alcatel Mandarina Duck Red
  • Supplier: Carphone Warehouse
  • Free handset: Free
  • Contract name: Racoon 35
  • Free call minutes: 700
  • Free Texts: 100
  • Rental/month: £17.50 for 12 months, then £35 for 6 months
  • Contract: 18 months
  • Offers: 12 months half price line rental; Unlimited minutes to landlines (off-peak)


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Look and feel

It's available in three colours - lilac, cherry red and the brightest of lime green shades.



There's a camera in the lid of the phone, but it's only VGA. There is also a music player.


Ease of use

Alcatel's operating system has never been the most intuitive and things don't get any easier as you drill down into the animated icons.



Music playback seems too likely to go off in your pocket, menus are slow and complex.


Battery life

The battery life is as unremarkable as the rest of the phone.


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Written by Mobile Choice
Mobile Choice

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