The ZTE ZMax Connect mobile hotspot (MF928) is a basic category-4 mobile hotspot sold unlocked at various retailers, primarily Circuit City.
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.
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ZTE states this modem is compatible with AT&T, Cricket Wireless, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and other "GSM" networks although the band compatibility is most compatible with the T-Mobile network to include Band 71.
- Model Number: MF928
- # of Connected Devices: Up to 10
- Control Panel and Default Password:
- Control Panel: 192.168.1.1
- Default Admin Password: On the device label
- USB Tethering Support: Unknown but likely
- Networks supported:
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- MIMO Support: 2X2 internal and external
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4 (Max Theoretical Speed: 150 Mbps Down / 50 Mbps Up)
- Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x TS-9
- Other Ports: USB
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac - 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Claimed Battery Life: 10 hours use (1-week standby)
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: Unknown
- Battery Part #: Uknown
- Battery Purchase: N/A
- Dimensions: 4.17 x 2.52 x 0.59 inches, 3.63 oz
- SIM Card Type: 4FF / Nano SIM
- Retail Price: $89.99
Review & Testing Status
We do not intend to test this device at this time.
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