If you insert a SIM card with such tariffs not into a tablet, but into a USB modem, then the option with free internet is disabled.
The point here is not that the 3G module in the tablet computer somehow differs fundamentally from the same module in the USB modem, the restriction is artificial.
When registering on the network, the tablet вЂњsaysвЂќ to the operator - вЂњI am a tabletвЂќ, and the modem says - вЂњI am a usb modemвЂќ. If the device does not inform the operatorвЂ™s network that it is a tablet, then the operator will block the free internet option for you. This is done specifically from any freeloaders)))
If the USB modem will вЂњtellвЂќ the operator that it is not a modem, but a tablet, then all tariffs for tablets will work fine in a 4G modem too.
How does an operator distinguish a tablet from a modem or phone?
In fact, everything is simple here. Each device (phone, tablet, usb 4G modem) has a serial number, the so-called IMEI. In this IMEI, the manufacturer, the release date and model of the device are encrypted, and therefore the type: phone, tablet or modem.
01-3117-00 is the device code, tablet iPad 3 WiFi
846788 - iPad serial number
The last digit is a check number from 0 to 9 (checksum)
IMEI is indicated on the device box and on the device itself (possibly in the battery compartment).
Read more on Wikipediahttps://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMEI
By the way, according to Beeline employees, to activate a SIM card with the вЂњInternet foreverвЂќ tariff, you need to go through the initial registration on the tablet, while it will be forever tied to the IMEI of this tablet.
A SIM card with the MTS tariff вЂњTablet MiniвЂќ can be used on any tablet, and not just the one in which the tariff was activated.
Can I change the IMEI USB modem to IMEI from the tablet?
Can. To do this, you need to take the IMEI of a real existing tablet or generate your own.
Now this tablet IMEI needs to be flashed into your 4G USB modem. You need to ensure that the IMEI you received does not match the device of another subscriber in the same network.