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ZTE MF820B Mobile Hotspot (Unlocked, Brand New)
1600 in stock
The ZTE MF820B is a simple, unlocked hotspot. Installation is as easy as plugging it into the computer!
- Qualcomm MDM9225
- Download speeds of 100Mbps
- GSM Unlocked
SKU: MF820B Category: Unlocked Mobile Hotspots
The ZTE MF820B is an excellent choice for those who like USB modems. It’s perfect if you don’t have any internet access and don’t mind buying another SIM card for surfing the internet.
ZTE MF820B Noteworthy Features
Unlike some 4G modems, you can connect this one to your computer via a USB-A cable. It features plug-and-play technology. Granted, you’ll need to install a driver, but after that, you should be able to connect your computer to it every time.
It also comes with a Qualcomm MDM9200 chipset, which many effective LTE modems also have.
ZTE MF820B Specs
Measuring in at a compact 5.8” x 3.6” x 1.8” and weighing 5.6 ounces, you can carry it anywhere you go. It even slips into laptop bag pockets with ease.
The ZTE MF820B modem supports LTE FDD WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, and HSPDA networks. The first two networks provide download speeds of 100Mbps and upload speeds of 50Mbps. In contrast, the HSPDA network speeds are slower, with 42Mbps download speeds and 5.76Mbps upload speeds.
Thus, you should stick with 4G networks, which are significantly faster.
The 4G network frequency bands the modem supports are 1,800, 2,100, and 2,600Mhz. As for 3G UMTS, you can use 900 or 1,200Mhz bands.
The EDGE, GSM, and GPRS bands include 850, 900, 1800, and 1,900Mhz frequency bands.
In terms of internal memory, the ZTE MF820B modem features 128MB.
While the modem states it only supports up to Windows 7 and macOS 10.6, newer versions of Windows and macOS should connect just fine.
The included USB cable is a USB 2.0. It wouldn’t support a USB 3.0 port’s full speed but will work fine.
GSM SIM Cards Only
This feature means that you can’t use a SIM card from Verizon or Sprint with this modem. You’ll have to use something from other phone carriers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and more. Many of these companies provide GSM SIM cards.
Being an unlocked modem also means it doesn’t matter what GSM carrier you pick. If it’s locked, you can only insert a SIM card from the company that locked it.
Not For Mobile Phones
The ZTE MF820B isn’t inherently made for mobile devices, as it’s more of a wired dongle. The only way to connect to it is via the USB-A cable, too large for mobile phone ports.
As mobile phones can’t install the ZTE MF820B’s driver, you won’t be able to use it even if you connect your phone to it via an adapter. You’re better off getting the SIM card inside the modem and slotting it into your phone.
Can the ZTE MF820B Use 5G?
No, it can only support networks up to 4G. You can scroll up and find it in the Specs section for the complete list of supported networks.
Does This Modem Use Data?
Yes, you’ll have to pay for data depending on the plan you use. You won’t have to worry about running out if you have unlimited data.
How Many People Can Connect to this?
Only one at a time, as it only has one USB cable for a single user.
“I like having an internet connection wherever I go.”
“You’ll need to use it with a laptop or desktop, but it works like a dream.”
“It’s an affordable solution for quick internet.”
|Dimensions||4.25 × 2.17 × .85 in|
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