Product Overview: T-Mobile Z-915 by ZTE (Mobile WiFi Hotspot)

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This device has been discontinued and 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.

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The ZTE Z-915 mobile hotspot has now been replaced by the Falcon Z-917 in T-Mobile's lineup.

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 Warning: The US government in retaliation for ZTE violating past agreements recently announced new sanctions that would prevent US companies from selling any technology to ZTE. ZTE has announced that these sanctions would force them entirely out of business.

If true, this means that ongoing spare parts, warranty repairs, and software updates for this product may be in doubt.

Members, get our further analysis and tracking of this story in our Special Announcements forum:
ALERT: Future of ZTE In Doubt - Mobley, Warp, Velocity 2, other devices impacted

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.

Specifications

  • Battery Life: 6hrs (removable battery)
  • # 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
  • SIM Card Type: 3FF / Micro SIM
  • Retail Price:  $110

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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Quick Take

This product is now discontinued and we will not be doing an in-depth review here. We recommend checking out the Falcon Z-917 instead.

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