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ZTE Grand S Will Launch on an American Carrier, But Which One?

ZTE Grand S

According to ZTE’s North American business head, the mobile manufacturer is becoming more friendly with American carriers and we may even see their newest flagship device, the Grand S, come to the U.S. After a few meetings this week at CES with carrier executives, who were reportedly impressed with what they saw, ZTE may have to start working on making sure Americans actually know who they are. 

There were no indications of which U.S. carrier would get the device, but it is said, “there was a certain wow factor” when carriers looked over the 2014 concept devices from ZTE. Naturally, none of the press got a look at the concepts, but if someone from Big Red or AT&T were possibly impressed, that has to say something.

We did a hands-on with the Grand S and it is certainly different. There were major UI changes to Android and that constant on-screen back button was a bit interesting. If the Grand S came to one of America’s top four networks, would you want it?


  • Jon

    Would think it would be T-Mobile or AT&T. One of the GSM carriers.

  • Richard Yarrell

    If you want the device work as intended from the manufacturer with internal changes then they better keep it from Verizon. Verizon will mess up your entire device.

    • squiddy20

      You speak as if Verizon is the only carrier that does this…

  • SemahjLam

    i hope sprint because that phone is awesome

  • dsass600

    T-Mobile, but I honestly don’t care.

  • My money is on Sprint… they currently have 2 ZTE devices available for retail…

  • Butters619

    AT&T. It’s already set up for GSM networks and T-Mo doesn’t have LTE ready.

  • Lets see …. uhm … MetroPCS. Why? Cause they already carry ZTE devices.

    • Apostrafee

      I would have to agree…gotta be Metro

  • concernedcitizen

    The US Government is going to love this. ZTE and Huwaei supposedly work in espionage.

  • danofiveo

    Verizon has a ZTE mobile hotspot (890L). Sounds like a possibility, but who knows? At any rate, I’m not interested.

  • I like the look of the phone but the only way I would get it is if there was developer support which I doubt there will be.

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  • mechapathy

    My guess is Cricket.

  • JB

    That persistent on-screen button is a turn off

  • FAL_Fan

    Not at all interested.

  • My money is on ATT as they’re on the “normal” bands of GSM.

  • Famouz Starz

    Cricket opens up pre-orders 😉

    • michael arazan

      that’s what I was thinking or Boost or Virgin

  • KleenDroid

    Its not a Nexus.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Carriers push known brands. . . . ZTE is in the ballpark of Pantech right now as far as recognizability in the US market.

  • If it comes with that skin they can keep it!

  • CRH45

    I have a feeling it won’t be verizon.

    • Would be a shocker if it did.

      • Bewara2009

        I’d be shocked if it didn’t 😉

        • SilkDaShocker

          Silk the Shocker

  • JDub

    Hell no!