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.
ZTE in the News: ZTE was in the news a lot in 2018 thanks to the sanctions the company was negotiating with the US government. At one point, it seemed as if ZTE would be forced out of business.
In mid-July 2018 it looked like the dust had settled and ZTE would be able to continue releasing new products and supporting older devices, so we dropped our previous warning.
In late 2018, the Trump administration again considered a ban on ZTE and Huawei via Executive Order.
In July 2020, the U.S. government banned companies that use ZTE from receiving federal contracts.
Members, get our further analysis and follow our ongoing tracking of this story in our Special Announcements forum:
The Velocity is AT&T's entry level mobile hotspot - with a solid set of features, including first generation carrier aggregation and support for LTE Band 29. This device is often found as an option for AT&T prepaid brands and MVNOs.
- Battery Life: 10hrs (removable battery)
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / Supports USB Tethering
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 17, 29
4G/3G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
2G: GSM EDGE
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 10MHz channels)
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4
(Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 a/b/g/n - Must select 2.4GHz or 5GHz.
- Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.5" x 0.7" / 4.6 oz
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $149
Review & Testing Status
We do not intend to obtain a review unit of this model, but we have analyzed its strengths and weaknesses based upon the published specs and comparable other devices.
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