So I was asked to visit the CEOs house today to work on a small network problem and get her printer up and running and such. After all this was done, she brings me her son\’s laptop with a Verizon USB Cellular Modem and asks if I can install it for her. I have no real problem doing this so I load up the laptop and it has the software already installed! Alright, so I execute the software and it asks me to plug in the device, I do so and then it asks for a driver.
…What? Alright the software was installed, but there is no driver? Fine. I visit Google, type in Verizon UM175 Driver and all I get are shitty websites trying to get me to buy something, fill out my email, put in a credit card number to download the driver. Hm, no.
Well I come to find out that you can only get this driver directly from Verizon’s Website. Fine. I visit, search for UM175 and it comes up. I click to download and it asks my Operating System, USB or PCMCIA, and then it asks for the Cell Phone number of the card. Why? I just need the fucking driver. So I have to call up the corporate office and speak to our telecommunications guy, I give him the serial and he looks everything up and gives me the phone number, which was nowhere to be found on the USB modem itself.
So I put in the number and the driver downloads and that’s really all, it works fine. My point is, why is it so difficult to get a driver for this device? Phone number to download? Why, do you need to make sure it’s your card to get this generic driver? Odd since even Pantech’s website does not have the driver. Anyway, just to piss anyone off at Verizon or Pantech I have the driver available to anyone here, hopefully you will find this site before you dig around and have to call for help.
I have since removed the driver from my website, too many people needing it, and I didn’t need the overhead bandwidth. You can find it here: http://vzam.net
When asked for the phone number of your device, enter 000-000-0000.