I don't have the laptop in front of me but I wonder if I can tether my phone to it, to use the internet on the laptop. I'm not thinking of using a great deal more data, only trying to use a language learning site somehow, which requires a computer or smartphone. I can add more details about the laptop this weekend. Just wondering if it's possible.
I'm reading through the owners manual for the Alcatel A392A and I'm not seeing anything written about tethering. This phone is a non-Android device and instead uses a proprietary operating system. If supported, tethering can be done one of two ways. The first is via USB cable. The second and not as fast, is through Bluetooth. If tethering is a necessity, you may want to upgrade to an Android device. Chadwick makes a very important point in that tethering consumes data very quickly.
Now, it doesn't necessarily have to burn through data quick, but desktop level websites require far more data to use, and program/OS updates can wreck you. Especially if you don't have 5+gb of data on your plan. If you are careful with preventing large downloads, you should be good. I'm going to assume that you, OP, don't, given that you have the A392A. I personally hot-spot occasionally with m phone for quick Internet use and it's not so bad, but I also have 6GB of data.