ZTE USA has been operating in the US since 1998. In 2007, it noticed a segment of the market whose needs were not being met and decided to provide affordable mobile devices to empower it. Since then the company not only continues to fill a void by providing affordable devices, but empowers communities and individuals across the US to connect with each other in meaningful ways.

ZTE’s founding principle is to provide affordable communications to everyone so every consumer can connect with the world around them.

ZTE USA believes that for the world to be its very best those in need must be cared for and empowered. Through connecting with each other, individuals can rise above current limitations, and it is ZTE USA’s mission to help them do so through every facet of the company.


  • Supported close to 30 different organizations across 14 cities nationwide to empower local communities
  • Impacted 150,000 lives directly or indirectly through Connect 2 Empower


  • Houston Rockets
    Empowered 5,000 individuals for a 4th straight year through the Season of Giving program
  • New York Knicks
    Recognized a New York community hero each month with the “Sweetwater Clifton City Spirit” award to empower the efforts of local charities
  • Chicago Bulls
    Served Thanksgiving dinner for a 2nd straight year empowering over 1,000 people in need
  • Golden State Warriors
    Conducted a 2nd annual phone drive to help raise money for the Warriors Foundation
  • Texas Legends
  • Taught basketball and life skills to empower 125 youth in Las Vegas for a 2nd straight year through the Youth Basketball Summer Camp
  • Hosted a game night for a 3rd straight year to empower Wipe Out Kids Cancer, impacting 750 kids


  • AT&T and Cricket Wireless
    Empower the Atlanta area through the local Boy Scouts organization and the Curing Kids Cancer charity along with participating in the Santa’s Number program to help kids in Los Angeles
  • Sprint
    Empower local Kansas City organizations including the Children’s Place, the Tom Murphy Charity and Safe Home in Kansas City for the past 2 years


  • The Carter Center
    Since 2014 ZTE has provided smartphones to the Carter Center to empower its employees to better fight disease, wage peace and build hope for people around the world
  • Meridian International Center
    Providing phones and service in partnership with Cricket, ZTE empowers cultural exchange visitors in the US to stay connected