Should I buy a Universal Modem/Dongle or Any of MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat Network modem and Unlock it?

Having made use of vast varieties of modems or dongle as some of you will call it from different manufacturers; you can be rest assured that you are hearing from the horse’s mouth.

Now here comes that moment that you are planning to buy a modem and you plan to be using any of MTN, Airtel, Glo or Etisalat network SIM on it.

The question now is that; should you go straight for a universal modem or a particular networked modem and unlock it thereafter?

If you are one of them that are currently facing such contemplation right now, then consider yourself lucky for coming over here.

Without much ado, when it comes to modem/dongle manufacturing, up till this moment, Huawei and Zte are known to be producing most of the strongest and durable modems out there.

In other words, Huawei and Zte modems are tested and trusted, but the bone of contention here is that most of the MTN, Airtel, Glo and Etisalat modems are Huawei or Zte made, customized to a particular network and does allow the use of any other network SIM apart from the network that it was made for.

Whereas getting yourself a universal modem will allow you to start using any network SIM without any tweaking or unlocking straightaway.

Now here comes the bigger deal; remember that we said that Huawei and Zte produces the best out of modem, and MTN, Airtel, Glo and Etisalat Modems are mostly Huawei and Zte makes, what about the universal modems out there that you are going to buy, which company manufactured them?

Most of the universal modems out there are made by unknown modem makers and in fact most of them even tend to be fake and will end up giving you one or two problems when you purchase and try to make use of them.

Problems like the modem not being detected by your PC, or SIM network signal not coming up and so many other unforeseen issues are very common with universal modems.

So your best bet when it comes to buying of modem/dongle is for you to go for either of Huawei or Zte MTN, Airtel, Glo or Etisalat network modem.

Good a thing now is that most of these networked modems can be unlocked easily and freely with the appropriate tools and codes, while the few of the stubborn modems can also be unlocked with few pennies.

The older Huawei and Zte networked modems are easier and free to unlock as a result of the 35… IMEI initials and the old algorithm unlock codes do the job flawlessly, but the new versions with 86… IMEI requires new algorithm codes for you to unlock them, which can also be easily obtained.

Since we are not discussing modem unlocking today but a suggestion on the best modem/dongle to buy, we want to sound it again loudly that you should go for any of the networked Huawei or Zte modem and unlock it if you want to use any other network SIM on them.

Avoid universal modem like a plague in order to avoid telling of stories that touches.

You should consider going for any of the Etisalat Zte modem or MTN Huawei or Zte modem as they are currently the easiest to unlock freely.

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Should I buy a Universal Modem/Dongle or Any of MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat Network modem and Unlock it? Should I buy a Universal Modem/Dongle or Any of MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat Network modem and Unlock it? Reviewed by Edwin Akwudolu on 4:37:00 PM Rating: 5


  1. So wat is d difference between d zte Mtn modem and d huawei Mtn modem?? Is one better Dan d Oder? Which is a better buy?

    1. Both ZTE and Huawei are good old known modem makers, but Huawei modem still remains more common and in most cases easier to unlock than ZTE.

      So you can bank on Huawei for the above reason

  2. How can huawieE303 be unlocked?pls

  3. Enter your comment...Thanks alot.

  4. Thanks for the insightful information and the education


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