Band 12 compatible ZTE hotspot inbound?


T-Mobile’s been working with ZTE on a couple of new LTE mobile hotspots over the past few months, although it’s not released them yet. However, an internal schedule showed that one mobile hotspot was going to be launched at some point over the next couple of weeks. The “T-Mobile LTE Hotspot” looks likely to land on November 9th. But, we’re not sure exactly which model it is. There are two possibilities that we know of: Either the  LTE HotSpot Z915 or the LTE HotSpot Z64. But it’s the former of those two that we’re interested in today, a device we’ve reported on in the past

An online filing shows a certified ZTE product which is compatible with all of T-Mobile’s LTE bands, including band 12, often referred to as A-block, or 700MHz spectrum. This device is referred to as the MF915. And we’re told that “MF” indicator is reserved by ZTE for mobile hotspots.

If this does launch soon, it shows the company’s ongoing commitment to make sure you can use your service wherever you are. Uncarrier 7.0 was all about hooking you up with Wi-Fi calling and texting in tons of places, and giving customers optimized routers as a sign of that commitment. A 700MHz compatible mobile hotspot would ensure that – when 700MHz goes live in your area – you can still get a solid connection indoors, where the higher frequencies find it harder to reach.

Source: PTCRB

Thanks, Neal.

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