Alcatel 356


Canada: Petro-Canada Mobility, 7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless


October 2012


  • Games
  • 500 Contacts
  • FM Radio RDS
  • Speaker Phone
  • Vibration & MP3 Ringtones
  • Two-way SMS text messaging


Latest Reviews

2 Stars out of 5

what speaker phone?

Reviewed on Wednesday March 12, 2014 by , canada
The description lies. There is no "Speaker Phone".
3 Stars out of 5

Not Too Bad

Reviewed on Sunday March 9, 2014 by , Manitoba
Bought this phone from Kijiji for 30$.It came with a sim/sd card,charger,head phones brand new in the box.Put it together n activated it.So far so good.Figured out most of the functions in a few minutes.Since I mostly txt with making few calls,the phone seems ok.Ive txted with this cell n its not the fastest but the keyboard's ok.For basic txt n talk it's passable.Dont expect great features!Btw,the camera isnt very good and the speaker sounds tinny n hollow.Still it's adequate.For a cheap smart phone 3/5 stars.
5 Stars out of 5

Decent phone for the price

Reviewed on Friday February 14, 2014 by , Toronto
$0 is what I paid for it. No contracts. Nothing. Mind you, I did get it as a "Christmas special" when I topped up my 7/11 Speakout credit for $100 for my iPhone.

Anyway, fired it up out of curiosity (it was free in every sense of the word) and it's not bad. It's definitely not great and if you're looking for your only phone I'd say spend at least $100. Speaker quality is ho hum and the LCD is 2009 low res (it reminds me of my LG Rumor). But, it works. Battery life is decent (compared to my iPhone ;-).

And, all the complaints in this forum. Frankly, mostly they're due to operator error. Once you figure out the interface (not entirely intuitive but a few hours spent fiddling will suffice) and you'll be able to change volume, turn on and off speaker, set ring tones and more.

I'd certainly recommend it as a decent 'back up' phone. You can SMS, call and do WAP browsing if you're truly desperate. It even has a qwerty keyboard that works. But, if it's your only phone, don't. Save your money and get more unless you're on a truly tight budget.

PS It's also not for people with reduced vision or dexterity. The buttons are small. Not too small that a normal male can't use them but small enough that I'd say a person of advanced years wouldn't appreciate it.
4 Stars out of 5

A good phone

Reviewed on Sunday December 29, 2013 by , Cuchrane AB
The very best phone around for the money. Cost fifty dollars, and six dollars a month with a petro-Can contract.

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