1 & 1 LTE Mobile Stick – ZTE MF823

Since summer of 2014, 1&1 also has its tariffs for mobile surfing via LTE. The basis for this is a more compatible LTE surf stick. The model number is ZTE MF823. This can be ordered as an option to new contracts. We show the features and specifications about 1 & 1 LTE Stick.

LTE Feature and Specifications of the 1 & 1 LTE sticks

Manufacturer and model


Download rate

Up to 100 MBit/s

Upload rate

Up to 50 MBit/s

Compatible LTE Bands

LTE 800, 900, 1800 and 2600 MHz

Backward compatible with:


MIMO Support:

MIMO 2×2

Connector for external antenna

Yes; 2 aerial socket type TS-9 available(Buy ZTE MF823 Antenna)

LTE Category:

LTE modem category 3 (3GPP Release 8)





90 mm x 28.4 mm x 13 mm

USB standard

USB 2.0

Memory card expansion

Yes; MicroSD up to 32 GB

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (from 10.4)





While Telekom and Vodafone mostly rely on products from Huawei, ZTE cooperates with 1 & 1. Behind the 1 & 1 LTE stick, it hides the model number ZTE MF823. In addition, 1 & 1 offers a mobile 4G Router (MF910) at flat rates in connection with his laptop. The LTE Stick is with a non-branded, white version with ZTE logo.


Technical characteristics

1 & 1 LTE-Stick is a solid, typical middle class model. It supports LTE category 3 hardware, so that the downstream hypothetically to 100 Mbit/s could be achieved. For Notebook Flats that was good enough, as the rates offer only up to 50 MBit anyway. The device can communicate at 800, 900, 1800 and 2600 MHz by 4G. Since 1 & 1 only runs on 1.8 GHz, the MF823 stick could also work with other network partners such as Vodafone, O2, E-Plus etc.. But you must unlocked the 1&1 LTE stick. If there is no LTE reception locally, the drive switches to 3G or 2G standards, so that nevertheless could be surfed. If the signal is not good, over 2 sockets (TS-9) also can connect an antenna for improved reception.


Operation and Installation

The installation is quite simple. Like many modern sticks, the 1 & 1 LTE stick also comes now without installing an extra software. The operation and configuration takes place, easily accessible via the browser. After first plugging it starts once a setup. This installs the necessary drivers, as well as an icon on the desktop “4G Hostless Modem” applies. After a short time, it further launches a browser window with the ZTE logo. Until this process is completed, it passed no more than 30 seconds.





A for the 1 & 1 LTE offers quite suitable and uncomplicated stick for a small price. Simply plug in and start surfing – so it should be a good partner to surf internet. But if you prefer the original factory model, you could check the ZTE MF823 directly from www.4gltemall.com .