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 has been in the news a lot lately thanks to the sanctions the company has been 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 has settled and ZTE would be able to continue releasing new products and supporting older devices, so we dropped our previous warning.
However, as of late 2018, the Trump administration is considering a ban on ZTE and Huawei via Executive Order.
Members, get our further analysis and follow our ongoing tracking of this story in our Special Announcements forum:
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / Supports USB Tethering
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: 25, 26, 41 (aka "Sprint Spark")
3G: Sprint CDMA 3G fallback. Global roaming locked out.
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes (2x 20MHz channels)
- LTE Performance Category: Category 6
(Max Theoretical Speed: 300Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None (see special note below)
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz and 802.11 a/n/ac - 5GHz
- Dimensions: 4.5" x 2.4" x 0.55"" / 4.23 oz
- Battery Life: 8-10 hrs usage (removable)
- Battery Part #: Li3827t43p3h544780
- Replacement Purchase: Generic
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $180
- Default Control Panel Address: http://myhotspot or http://192.168.128.1
Review & Testing Status
We were given a brief two day opportunity to get some hand's on time with this hotspot, and have shared our impressions below. Because we only had it in one location, we were unable to do any comparative performance testing in a range of situations.
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