About ZTE USA

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, ZTE USA connects the world with continuous innovation through a diversified portfolio of mobile devices including smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, mobile hotspots, connected car devices, mobile broadband routers, and machine-to-machine modules.

Connected Purpose

We are motivated by a simple belief that incredible technology should be affordable.

We provide mobile technology to help more people connect. Through more connectivity, we aim to support greater dialogue that can lead to happier societies and improve the lives of individuals within it.

We serve a greater, connected purpose.

Our Vision

We work to build information communication channels for individuals, families, enterprises, and society to support mutual trust and social harmony, and strengthen the cultural atmosphere of thorough communication and mutual trust.

Our Mission

With a global vision and aspirations, we are committed to continuous innovation in the construction of infrastructure for the global information network to achieve sustainable development and transcendence.

Quick Facts

80%

Approximately 80 percent of ZTE USA employees are locally hired and operate across 11 sales offices, one distribution center, and one call center in the U.S.

50 Mil

Through dedication to its mission, ZTE USA has provided 50 million Americans with equal access to safe, high-quality, and reliable mobile devices since its first cell phone sold in 2007.

4th Largest

In 2013, ZTE USA became the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., and the second largest in the pre-paid smartphone market in 2014.

Celebrate Ingenuity

Every product is thoughtfully balanced to ensure customers are paying for innovation that gets them ahead and never sets them back. This is our celebration of ingenuity.

Milestones

1998

ZTE USA registered in New Jersey

2007

First cell phone sold in the U.S., ZTE C88, MetroPCS

2011

First smartphone sold in the U.S., ZTE Score, Cricket Wireless

ZTE USA sells one millionth handset, ZTE Z222, AT&T

2012

First LTE smartphone sold in the U.S., ZTE Anthem, MetroPCS

ZTE USA sells one millionth smartphone, ZTE Warp, Boost

2013

ZTE USA ranks number 4 in the U.S. market

ZTE introduces World’s first Mozilla Firefox OS smartphone, ZTE Open

2014

ZTE USA ranks number 2 in the U.S. prepaid market

First phablet sold under $300 in the U.S., Boost Max, Boost Mobile

World’s first touch-screen Android smart projector, Sprint LivePro

2015

First vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot sold in the U.S., ZTE Mobley, AT&T

2016

First phablet sold under $100 in the U.S., ZMAX PRO, T-Mobile

First flagship phone launches in the U.S., ZTE Axon 7

2017

World's first foldable phone, ZTE Axon M

First smartwatch sold in the U.S., ZTE Quartz, T-Mobile