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Home Networking What are the disadvantages of modified 4G router?, For unlimited hotspot service plan

post Jan 24 2023, 12:55 PM, updated 2w ago

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Hi, I currently have unlimited hotspot plan from Maxis. I'm trying to put a sim card into a 4G/5G modem so that I get WiFi at home without draining my phone battery. A search in online shopping sites showed many unlocked/modified modems. May I know if there is any disadvantage of these unlocked/modified modems compared to the original ones?
Will there be speed and stability issue especially?
post Jan 24 2023, 02:40 PM

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They totally know you are using modified devices, and at any time they could decide its the end of it - and blacklist your device or worse, your account. And they have every rights to do so.
post Jan 24 2023, 04:47 PM

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YES would block your sim card if you use modified device, so...
post Jan 25 2023, 11:15 AM

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The telcos are getting smarter and they are blocking IMEI of modems now. Once blocked, it will never work with the telco again.

Enjoy it while it lasts.


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