New T-Mobile 4G LTE HotSpot Z915 set to launch next month?

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A short while back, we heard T-Mobile was working on a brand new LTE Z64 personal hotspot in conjunction with ZTE. Today, we’ve been sent more information on another similar device, which looks set to launch within the first couple of weeks in November. The release date was pointed to in a leaked memo obtained by Windows Central:

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Branded “T-Mobile 4G LTE HotSpot Z915” the portable device will let you connect up to 10 devices to the carrier’s LTE or HSPA+ networks. You can find information on T-Mobile’s support pages here. Of course there’s a chance that the release date leaked is for the other ZTE device, or it could be both. Thankfully, we don’t have long to wait and see.

It features a 2-inch, 128×60 OLED monochromatic display on the front with status icons for connection status and settings, as well as a a row of capacitive buttons below the display. It’s a pretty basic looking device, with rounded edges and corners. It’s powered by a 1GHz chip and comes equipped with a 3,000mAh battery as well as 256MB RAM and 512MB of storage space. To manage connections, customers will be able to log in to a web interface, or use the on-device options.

Bands supported:

GSM/EDGE – 850/1900MHz
UMTS/HSPA – 2100/850/1900 MHz
LTE band 2/4/17
LTE cat 4 – Supporting 20+20 wideband LTE up to 150Mbps
DC-HSPA+ – 42Mbps

It measures in at 4.33 x 2.55 x 0.62 inches and comes shipped with a car charger and wall adapter in the box and will only be available in 1 color: Grey.

We’ve not been given any pricing details yet. But as a comparison, the Samsung 4G LTE Hotspot PRO costs $168 full retail. I can’t imagine that an own-brand device with similar capabilities will cost any more than that. I could guess at $99, but I have no information to confirm that. It’s pure luck if it does end up being just below the $100 mark.


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  • besweeet

    I wonder when the first band 12 hotspot will be available.

  • Matt

    I’ll get excited if they offer some really good data pricing. So far, nothing out there is really interesting enough to whet my appetite.

    • monkeybutts

      For $10 you can match up to 5 GB from your phone line. $10 for 5 GB isn’t bad.


        But that means you’re on the 5 gig plan. For $10 more you can get unlimited and tether from your phone with 5gb of data. And its not a limited promo. Sometimes tmobile doesn’t make sense.

        • WhiteOwl

          in the case where you can have unlimited on your phone, you get the 5GB to tether, but than you can also match those 5GB giving you 10GB. Price wise thats only $20

  • mingkee

    No band 12?
    I’d stay with Galaxy Hotspot for now.

    • Mr. Zapata’s cousin

      So now there’s a “Galaxy” hotspot? Cool story Brody.

      • Thomas Vu

        Most likely talking about his phone.

      • enkay1

        He means the Samsung HotSpot that T-Mobile offers.

  • Bklynman

    LTE,makes some great hotspots,I used the 4g one(black and green)for over a year,took a chance on there 1st lte one,where all the reviews were horrible that, I read about it,2 stars or less,got it from ebay $45.00,no problem with ti what soever. So if this is a upgrade on that one,I will get it from ebay too!

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