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Using the Alcatel ONETOUCH Ride-Fi Indoors - Sprint Product Ambassadors

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So you get this sweet Alcatel ONETOUCH Ride-Fi device and now your vehicle is lit up with Wi-Fi via Sprint 4G LTE, since the device plugs into your DC socket. What a great convenience to have, right? gal_463x407_2.jpg

However, what about when you’re not in your vehicle? Let’s say you’re on a road trip, you reach your destination, and still need to access your hotspot. What should you do? Do you…

  1. Access public Wi-Fi which is not secure
  2. Sit in your vehicle in the parking lot connected to your Ride-Fi hotspot plugged into the DC outlet, when you should be inside instead
  3. Use a male to male USB 2.0 cable to connect your Ride-Fi to a USB charger

If you answered c, great job!  Yes, you CAN use your Alcatel ONETOUCH Ride-Fi device indoors. You simply need a male to male USB 2.0 cable, as well as a USB 2.0 charger. Chances are, if you have a smartphone, you have a USB 2.0 charger. I personally have like 50 of these around my house. ha


If you don’t have a male to male USB 2.0 cable, they are very affordable and can be purchased from Amazon, Monoprice, Walmart, Newegg, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and more.

When you connect your Ride-Fi to the USB 2.0 cable plugged into the USB 2.0 charger, you then will have a Sprint 4G LTE hotspot via your Ride-Fi device. The Alcatel ONETOUCH Ride-Fi will allow for 8 Wi-Fi devices to connect to the internet using 2.4GHz Wi-Fi.

Something to note.. the device does need to be plugged in at all times for use, and does not have a battery.

If you’re in need of in-vehicle or just a portable hotspot with 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, I suggest you check out the Alcatel ONETOUCH Ride-Fi, available at Sprint.

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PAs do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee #jruggiero #sprintproductambassadors #alcatel #onetouch #ridefi