The ZTE Mobile Hotspot: A Handy, Reliable Wireless Connection

For many of us, access to the internet has become more a necessity than a luxury. So many important, everyday things we do require a data connection–from checking email to online shopping and banking. It’s crucial to make sure you have a way to stay connected, and while public Wi-Fi is now widely available, you’ll still find yourself out of its range on many occasions.

That’s where the ZTE Mobile Hotspot comes in so handy. Easy to setup, it uses cellular data to create a local Wi-Fi network for up to 10 devices including tablets and laptops, with no drop-off in performance—and no demands on your smartphone. Just switch it on wherever you have cellular service, and you can connect to the internet with fast LTE speed. Lightweight and portable, it includes a long-lasting battery, which lets you keep up to 5 devices connected for up to 15 hours.

It offers an ideal solution for staying connected wherever you go. Even if you’re out of range of a public Wi-Fi signal, you can still access your personal wireless network through the use of a mobile hotspot, while keeping your smartphone available for other tasks. While it isn’t meant to replace your primary internet service, it gives you a convenient, dependable, and economical wireless internet option whenever you’re out and about.

It’s also a terrific deal, at just $80. You can add a dedicated line to your account for the Hotspot for only $15 a month, and share the mobile data on your existing Connect plan. Get started today online, or by contacting customer support at (888) 345-5509.

Stay online with ease, and in places you’d never imagine—in the park, waiting for the mechanic, at a campsite, even between flights at the airport. With the ZTE Mobile Hotspot, you’ll never need to worry about being connected again.

32 Thoughts on "The ZTE Mobile Hotspot: A Handy, Reliable Wireless Connection"

  1. V B Atchison says

    Can you use the ZTE mobile hotspot while traveling your car?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question, VB! The great thing about the Hotspot is that it can be used at home, while traveling, in the car or anywhere else you have cellular service. It’s a very useful tool to have when on a road trip or family vacation. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have at 888-345-5509 at your convenience. Thanks for taking the time to post today!

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  2. Sheri Olson says

    Does it work internationally?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Sheri. The Hotspot is designed to work with our service within the United States, and we can’t guarantee that the device will work in every country or that data will be available. If you have any other questions about the hotspot or about our service, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you reaching out to us, and we hope you have a great day!

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  3. Carol Shaw says

    So, if I have already a two phone account with CC, it would cost me an additional $15.00 a month?

    reply to Carol

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      That’s correct, Carol. You can add the Hotspot as an additional line to your account for $15 each month, and the device will share your Connect plan. If we can answer any other questions you may have or help you order the Hotspot, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. Thanks for taking the time to post, and we hope you have a great day!

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  4. Mary Wonner says

    Is it secure?

    reply to Mary

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question, Mary! The Hotspot creates a secure Wi-Fi network that is password protected. It also comes with WPS, which can provide additional security. We’re happy to tell you more about this great product at 888-345-5509 if you like. Thanks for posting today!

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  5. Rob Gould says

    Does it work in Europe?

    reply to Rob

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Rob. Like our service, this device is designed to work within in the United States. We aren’t able to guarantee that the device will work in every country or that data will be available. We’re happy to answer any other questions over the phone at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to post today!

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  6. Larry Azzaro says

    So, adding a line for this internet anywhere plan, you create another phone line that a phone # is, or can be assigned to ? or is it a dedicated line for internet only service ???

    reply to Larry

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      I’m happy to clear that up, Larry. When you add the Hotspot to your account, it will be counted as an additional line of service, and you’ll see a $15 monthly charge. It is a dedicated line for internet service, so you won’t see any minutes or text messages used by the Hotspot, just data. If we can answer any other questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. Thank you for reaching out to us, and we hope you have a lovely day!

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  7. Phyllis says

    Love this product and service

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  8. Joli R says

    I share an account with my sister who lives in California. She does not have a dedicated internet service in the apartment. Will this work as a replacement for an internet hotspot in her apartment without a dedicated Internet Service?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Joli. Our hotspot is designed to keep you connected while traveling or when you’re away from a Wi-Fi source. We don’t recommend that you use the hotspot as your primary form of internet. We’re happy to tell you more about this device if you like at 888-345-5509. Thank you again for taking the time to post!

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  9. Janice Wohlenhaus says

    Hey CC,
    I’m technically challenged so be patient? Lol what, precisely, uses Data? And which plan will allow us the most Data? We are trying this for the 1st time and already we’ve used more than half our Data and it’s only the beginning of the month?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      We’re happy to help, Janice! First, if you haven’t done so already, connect your devices to your local Wi-Fi network. That way, you can enjoy many of your smartphone’s features without using any data. Data is used when you check email, access the internet, watch videos, stream music and more. Some activities, such as downloading items or streaming video, may use more data than you expect. That’s why we always recommend that you use Wi-Fi when you can. To keep an eye on your data, you can go to your Settings, then select Data. There you’ll be able to see how much data is being used by each app. And of course, we’re happy to answer any of your questions at 888-345-5509. Thanks for taking the time to post, and we hope you enjoy your smartphones!

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  10. Andrew says

    I intend to use the device on an rv trip and to do donloads and streaming but I see that your plans only go up to 10gb what happens if I go over those 10gb ?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for asking, Andrew. The hotspot is perfect for checking email or browsing the internet, but we wouldn’t recommend that you use it for streaming and downloads. Those activities can require a lot of data, so it’s best to do so via Wi-Fi if possible. Once you have exceeded the 10GB maximum on our largest plan, you will be billed an additional $5 for each extra GB used. You may also experience slower data speeds after 10GB of use. The maximum amount of data available in any billing cycle is 18GB. If you do reach this amount, your data use will be suspended until the next billing cycle starts. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have about this device at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a great day!

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  11. Anne Penfield says

    Hi Folks…I have ONE line. Is the hot spot device paid off in monthly installments of $15.00 or is buying the device a one shot price then you you charge me an extra payment of $15.00 to use it monthly? Will being an AARP member add on any discount to my plan if I use the device? All said and done how much will I be charged on a monthly basis providing I buy the device? Also will I need to use a password for the device each time I’m out and about with it or will it automatically ‘know’ my phone and not need a password? Also when I’m out and about will other people near me be able to tune into it as well for free or will it only be set up for my own personal use. I am praying my monthly bill won’t be more after I buy the hot-spot and using it. Sorry for all these questions but I really need to be able to afford this with the plan I have. Thank you so much and I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you!! Sincerely yours, Anne

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Anne. I’m happy to answer your questions! First, we don’t offer any payment plans for the Hotspot. When you add it as an additional line to your account, you’ll pay $15 each month in addition to your plan. The great news is that the hotspot will share the data along with your phone. As an AARP member, you’re already receiving a discount each month on your data plan, which saves you 5% each month. The Hotspot is password protected, but once you connect, your device can “remember” the password so you won’t need to type it in each time. And since it is password protected, no one around you will be able to use it unless you provide them with the password. Do keep in mind that the Hotspot uses data to access the internet, so depending on the plan you’re using, you may require more a larger plan if you use it a lot. If we can answer any other questions you may have, please don’t hesitate to call us at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a great day!

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  12. Margaret Reynolds says

    Why do not recommend this the use of the hot spot as the dedicated Internet?

    reply to Margaret

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Margaret! Depending on how much the Hotspot is used, it may result in more data use than expected. As our largest data plan offers 10GB per month, it may not be sufficient enough for everyone. That’s why we recommend it as an option for traveling or when you’re away from another Wi-Fi source. We appreciate you posting today!

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  13. Mary Rosson says

    I am in retail sales and I have a web site. Sometimes when I am at events showing my product I want the potential customer to get on my web site and I have problems with it being slow. Would this help me in that situation?
    Also, I am interested in being about to accept Credit card payments on my phone do you have a device for that?

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Great question, Mary! If you’re in locations that have many people sharing one Wi-Fi network, you may have a better experience with the Hotspot. It will provide you with a personal LTE connection. As for a device that accepts credit card payments, we don’t offer one at this time, though it is a great suggestion! We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting, and we hope you have a lovely day!

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  14. Jackie says

    With the $15 extra monthly charge that I would have, would I be able to use all the data I want; then delete the extra data charge that I am paying now. It sure would be nice to have such a device.

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    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for posting, Jackie! You can add another line to your plan for an additional $15 each month. Both lines will share your current minutes and your Connect plan, so your phone and the Hotspot would share the amount of data on your plan. We’re happy to see if this would be a good fit for you at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to comment, and we look forward to speaking with you!

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  15. Gayla says

    I already have a ZTE device. Would it be possible to switch the SIM card and add $15/mo charge to my account?

    reply to Gayla

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Gayla! We can’t guarantee that a device sold by another carrier will work with our service, but we’re happy to discuss this with you at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us, and we look forward to speaking with you!

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  16. Joan Ness says

    I have a hot spot from consumer Cellular but it cost so much to use it when away from home. Would this one be better?

    reply to Joan

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thanks for asking, Joan! This hotspot works in the same way as the device you already have. We’re happy to answer any other questions you may have at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting, and we hope you have a lovely day!

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