I have a USB modem that I got from MTN in Rwanda that I use to get internet access through their service. It's a Huwei E156G modem and I'd love to use it to try out my new FLSMS.
I put an active GSM chip from a T-Mobile phone in it and then put the modem in the USB port on my Windows 7 PC. Frontline doesn't see it. I figured either I don't have a driver installed, or the modem is locked, or both. I tried to get a driver, but I couldn't find it on the Huwei website and the other websites offering an E156G driver all look shady and try to load other software on my PC. I looked on the modem via Windows Explorer and ran an install script from MTN, thinking that might install the drivers. That puttered along for a while, but my modem still doesn't show up in Frontline. I checked on getting an unlock code and that also looks highly questionable.
Is there a legit way to get this thing working? Or is it better to buy a clean unlocked modem? If so, where?