This device has been discontinued or we consider it obsolete. While current owners of this device may continue to find performance to be adequate for the foreseeable tech-future, we do not recommend upgrading to or purchasing this device.
However, some T-Mobile resellers continue to provide the Linkzone to their customers.
The Alcatel Linkzone was T-Mobile's primary mobile hotspot from October 2016 to January 2019. The LinkZone replaced the ZTE Falcon Z-917 model in T-Mobile's lineup and was replaced by the Coolpad Surf, which added Band 71 support.
- Model Number: MW41TM
- # of Connected Devices: 15 Wi-Fi / Supports USB Tethering
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http://mobile.hotspot/ or http://192.168.0.1/
Default Password: "admin"
- USB Tethering Support:
WiFiRanger Tethering: Works Great
Pepwave Tethering: Not tested, but reportedly works
MOFI Tethering: Not tested
- Supported Networks and Bands:
LTE Bands: 2, 4, 12 (17)
4G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz
3G / 2G: Quad Band GSM - Global Roaming
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- MIMO Support: 2x2 internal only
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4
(Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: Micro USB (tethering/charging) and microSD (file sharing)
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz only
- Dimensions: 4.09" x 2.51" x 0.5" / 3.17 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $59.99, but varies on the reseller market.
Review & Testing Status
We do not currently have this unit in for testing.
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