Big US Carrier Takes On Mobile Wi Fi Device That Telstra Rejected
Sprint one of the biggest Mobile phone carriers in the USA is set role out over a million Alcatel One Touch mobile hot spot devices, this is the same product that Telstra rejected.
The Alcatel OneTouch Ride-fi, plugs into a vehicle’s 12-volt power socket, it incorporates Wi-Fi b/g/n, LTE, and CDMA to connect up to eight Wi-Fi devices at a time to the Internet.
It also features USB 2.0 port for device charging.
The Ride-Fi is the first device of its kind for Sprint.
While you can use most phones and tablets as mobile hotspots, the purpose of the Ride-Fi is to let you get several devices online without having to use up your phone’s battery. And since the Ride-Fi can plug into your vehicle’s 12V power socket, you don’t even need to worry about charging the stick before you take it on the road for use.
According to sources Telstra was offered the Alcatel One Touch device six months ago.