Yes I have. It requires some pretty serious modification to the router to give it a smartphone IMEI. You will need a 1.8V serial cable and a soldering iron to get a terminal on the flash chip. From there you will have to send a series of commands including a data unlock request (passcode) to reprogram the IMEI permanently on the router so it appears as a smartphone on the smartone network. PM me if you decide to go this route for more information. Some routers have a built SSH software so if your lucky and have one of those it negates the soldering work but the key to change IMEI in most huawei routers is the data unlock AT command (even though the router is unlocked ) prior to the IMEI change AT command.
Yes the B315s is the model that has SSH built in. I remember the key to getting the change imei AT command with that one was sending two different unlock request first. PM me for details on that if you get that far.
Can't you just use a cheap phone as a hotspot?
Sure, though it's not a very robust way of doing it. Your going to have a reduced signal and if you need any type of firewall settings would be tricky. I guess you could lay the phone near a router with ddwrt firmware setup as a wireless bridge. But again, not a very robust (stable) way of doing things
So just to confirm: if taking out the Smartone 4G 6gb + FUP package; you can no longer use the SIM card in a "non-smartphone" device? E.g. a 4G Dongle or routerpaul45 Any updates on how you are finding this at present (re using the Smartone FUP 4G service)?
I'm being told by SmartTone that the first 6gb can still be used in a modem, but after the first 6gb, it needs to be in a phone