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How to check if USB broadband stick is locked



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Is there any way to tell if a USB broadband modem is locked to a particular network?

And how would I unlock it if it was?

I have a 'Vodafone' branded USB modem...
usbconfig -d ugen1.3:-
ugen1.3: <HUAWEI Mobile vendor 0x12d1> at usbus1, cfg=0 md=HOST spd=FULL (12Mbps) pwr=ON (500mA)
Bus /dev/usb Device /dev/ugen1.3: ID 12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E161/E169/E620/E800 HSDPA Modem
/usr/local/share/usb_modeswitch/12d1:1001/ shows:-
# Huawei E169
so I guess it's a Huawei E169 :).

When it's inserted dmesg shows:-
ugen1.3: <vendor 0x12d1> at usbus1
umass0: <vendor 0x12d1 HUAWEI Mobile, class 0/0, rev 1.10/0.00, addr 3> on usbus1
umass0:  SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0x0100
umass0:8:0: Attached to scbus8
cd0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus8 target 0 lun 0
cd0: <HUAWEI Mass Storage 2.31> Removable CD-ROM SCSI-2 device
cd0: 1.000MB/s transfers
cd0: Attempt to query device size failed: NOT READY, Medium not present
cd0: quirks=0x10<10_BYTE_ONLY>

What do I need to do to see if I can connect to the Internet with it?