August 5, 2020

The ZMAX Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot is Unlocked & Ready to Connect

The ZMAX Connect Wi-Fi hotspot lets you stream, surf, share, download and more wherever you go with 4G LTE speed.

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ZMAX Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot

From the living room to the backyard or on the road, never miss a beat with a dedicated Wi-Fi hotspot that goes where you go. The ZTE ZMAX Connect Wi-Fi hotspot lets you stream, surf, share, download and more with 4G LTE speed and the flexibility you deserve.

The ZMAX Connect is available for purchase beginning August 5 at Circuit City for just $89.99 MSRP. If purchased from Circuit City by August 31, 2020, the first month of service at 3GB of data is free from Gen Mobile. Take advantage of Back to School deals from Circuit City and Gen Mobile while they last!

Gen Mobile is a prepaid wireless provider on the nation’s fastest growing GSM network with hotspot plans starting at just $10 per month. “We are excited to be partnering with ZTE and Circuit City to bring customers a low-cost way to stay connected to work and school,” said Jennifer Lin, Gen Mobile’s Vice President of Marketing.


At just $89.99 MSRP, the ZMAX Connect is yours to own with the carrier you choose. Connect 10 devices simultaneously to 4G LTE speeds on compatible wireless carrier networks such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro, Cricket Wireless, Gen Mobile, and others.


A dual-band Wi-Fi connection supports 2.4 GHz and 5GHz to ensure a reliable connection. The 802.11 b/g/n/ac provides the fastest possible tethering. Reach download speeds of 150 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps.


The ZMAX Connect is compact and sleek, measuring a thin .59 inches. The hotspot is powered by a 2000 mAh battery providing up to 10 hours of use and up to one week of standby time.


The straightforward display features 4 LED indicators for battery life, Wi-Fi, messages, and network strength. The device can be managed through an online interface that is easy to use.


The ZMAX Connect provides Wi-Fi protected access (WPA and WPA2) that secures the network and provides unique encryption keys for each wireless connection.

Circuit City Back to School Bundle

For a limited time, get $150 worth of free gear and service with purchase of the ZMAX Connect Wi-Fi hotspot from Circuit City.

  • Free Gear: Car charger, microfiber cleaning cloth
  • Free Service: One month of 3GB data service from Gen Mobile (valued at $20)
  • Free Subscriptions: One-year subscription to Nord VPN, three-month subscription to Pandora

Win a ZMAX Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot

To enter for a chance to win a ZMAX Connect, check out ZTE USA’s #FreezeFrame challenge on social media beginning August 5: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

ZMAX Connect Specs


2000 mAh
Usage Time: Up to 10 hours (4G LTE browsing one client)
Standby Time: Up to 1 week
Charge Time Until Full: 2.5 hours


Network: 4G LTE
LTE: Cat4 Band 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71
LTE FDD: Download up to 150Mbps, Upload up to 50Mbps
USB Type: Micro USB
USB Tethering: Supported
SIM Type: Nano SIM


Users: Up to 10
Frequency: 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Dual Band: 2.4GHz/5GHz SISO
Encryption: WPA, WPA2
SSID: Single SSID Broadcast
WPS: Supported


Size: 4.17 x 2.52 x 0.59 inches (106 x 64 x 15 mm)
Weight: 103 g (3.63 oz)
Color: Black


4 LED indicators for Battery, Wi-Fi, Messages, and Network


Internal Storage: 256MB RAM + 512MB ROM

Operating System

Linux 3.18


Qualcomm MDM9207

User Interface

Web UI

Included in Box

Device, Battery, USB Cable, Charger, Quick Start Guide