Got you message and I hope you do not mind my reply here instead. I have not used a Videtron SIM card in an unlocked Huawei E587u-5 mobile hotspot from TELUS, so I not have any first-hand experience to share with you. However, there are few things you need to consider...
- Do not write off the "roaming" access toggle completely. Try it out first.
- Even the Huawei E587 is capable of UMTS/HSPA+ in the UMTS Band IV (AWS), the carrier customization may cripple the access to the bands that are not deployed by TELUS (TELUS currently uses the AWS spectrum for its LTE network, NOT UMTS).
- You have observed the hotspot can "see" the Videotron but just would not connect. The logical suspect would be the improper APN configured. If you are absolutely sure about the configuration is correct, then is the very set up working in other devices with the same Videotron SIM card? What about another Videotron SIM card in your hotspot? I hope Videotron does not implement IMEI filtering or device profile matching.
HC - NO "i"
I am NOT "the" HC, we are TWO different individuals!
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