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what is the procedure to unlock a huawei E5251 modem

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Re: huawei E5251 modem

Hey 3burns2 - I don't think those modems should be locked to our Network, there may be some settings you'd need to change if using another providers SIM but I don't believe they are locked to our Network.

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Re: huawei E5251 modem

Do you already get the Huawei E5251 Modem unlocked?

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Is the HUAWEI E5251 locked to the Optus network?

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Hey @Mon2, yes it is. You can find info on unlocking devices HERE


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Re: huawei E5251 modem

Thx for the quick reply and link @AlexRH. It will cost $25 to unlock my Huawei E5251 WiFi modem. As I only purchased it for $19 (on sale) and it’s only 3G capable this seems a bit steep for me - I was crossing my fingers that it would be free 😜 but alas, no.

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Ahh yes, If you haven't recharged over a total of $80 over the life of the service then you will be charged $25 to unlock the device. Let us know if you need a hand with anything else. Casey 

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Re: huawei E5251 modem

I have a Huawei Model E5251s-2.
The case says OPTUS Yes.
It has not been used for a while.
I am considering using it in the United States (possibly on AT&T network).
I don't recall if it was unlocked earlier.
How do I tell if it is unlocked?

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Re: huawei E5251 modem

Hi @HotSpringSoaker , I'm looking for same info. Have you booted it up and connected a computer to it? That gives a fair bit of info I'd forgotten. I hadn't used mine for about 4 years.

If anyone knows, is it possible to open this up and replace the sim? I'd like to put in a 4G one since the 3G network will be shutting down eventually.

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