Although the AlcaTel onetouch rideFi is not equipped with the Sprint LTE Plus (Carrier Aggregation) feature, I found that the rideFi provides adequate speed for my need around my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi version).
I have actually used the rideFi in my office to stream the NCAA basketball tournament, like I previously posted. Also to uses the tablet as a turn-by-turn navigation device. In average I get the following speed:
Like I have mentioned in a previous post. My home cable service was down for a period of two days and I have used this rideFi device to provide Internet service inside the house for that period.
One advantage of the rideFi is its tri-band function: 800MHz, 1900MHz and 2.5GHz LTE bands. Sprint provides LTE services on the above three bands. Sprint has a large holding of 2.5GHz spectrum. However, 2,5GHz would have low propagation hence cannot penetrate in-building and reach as far as the lower frequencies.
At the basement of my house, I used to get very poor signal quality. Recently, Sprint added the 800MHz LTE service near my home. I am now able to get LTE service in the basement of the home. During the cable service outage, I actually get to use the rideFi in the basement and obtained the following speed:
It is not in the super duper high speed range, but was enough for me to do most of the things I wanted to do on my tablet, including watching YouTube video.
So I have to remind myself, don’t leave home without the rideFi.
Bye for now
Your Sprint Product Ambassador*
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