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.
The newer model is a cost-reduced version of the Z-915 with the exact same specifications. The only key difference is that the Z-915 has an LCD screen for changing settings and checking status.
On the new Falcon model there is only a status light - and all changes must be made via a web interface rather than on the LCD screen.
In other words - do not feel any pressure to rush out to upgrade.
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:
The Z-915 supports all of T-Mobile's current frequencies, including "Extended Range LTE" on LTE Band 12, but it does NOT have support for combining multiple bands via LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation.
- # of Connected Devices: 10 Wi-Fi / Supports USB Tethering
- Networks supported:
LTE Bands: 2, 4, 12
4G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz
3G / 2G: Global Roaming NOT Supported
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4
(Max Theoretical Speed: 150Mbps Down / 50Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n - 2.4GHz Only
- Dimensions: 4.13" x 2.36" x 0.63" / 4.23 oz
- Battery Life: 6hrs
- Can run with battery removed? Yes
- Battery Purchase: Generic
- SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
- Retail Price: $110
Review & Testing Status
As this product is officially discontinued, we will not be pursuing a full review of it. But we have been testing the similar Falcon Z-917.
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Battery Purchase: Generic
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