Jaxar:The Huawei HG556a is not network specific either in its routing or modem components. The only network specific features on it are the ones that allow VF to provide greater tech support to it. e.g. syncing the username/password automatically.
Cool, so I could potentially sell it on if i left VF and had to pay for it.
I couldn't do jack with my Telecom one, even making it into a wireless AP required a degree in software engineering.