Sprint and Alcatel Debut Ride-Fi for In-Car Hotspot
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Feb 12, 2016, 10:14 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint and Alcatel today made the Ride-Fi available for purchase. This mobile hotspot, first announced last month, was made specifically for cars and plugs into vehicles' DC power port for in-car connectivity. It can get power from USB-2 ports, as well. The Ride-Fi supports up to eight devices through Sprint's LTE 4G network. The device costs $168, but can be purchased via installment plan for $7 per month, or with a contract at no charge.
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Aren't Mobile Hot Spots "Mobile" Anyway...
Correct me if I am wrong but aren't most mobile hot spots able to be charged off a micro usb?
Most people driving cars need to have their eyes on the road and driving and most passengers with wifi enabled devices already have a data plan attached.
I think this will be eventually filed under "what the (expletive) were they thinking".. As a traditional wifi hot spot would be far more versatile and NOT limited to a cigarette lighters charger...
I like this better....