Being a developing country Morocco has a rather advanced telecom sector. At least the impression you get walking the streets is of a young country crazed with the latest on the mobile front. (I never saw as many iPhones as here in Marrakech.)
So when Meditel offers mobile Internet for a sensible price (75 € for a modem with 2 month free use, and thereafter less than 20€ a month or 2€ a day). After having seen their modem working on a MacBook I went to the shop, only to find that the version in the ad was out of stock. But, Alcatel had a new version One touch x020 HSDPA usb modem - that was very nice - with one little catch: Works on Windows all versions. Well, there should be a driver available on the net somewhere for a Mac, so I bought the thing.
And spent the whole day searching for a driver that does not exist.
This is the second time I experience the same problem. Netcom in Norway does not know any other computers than Windows either. What is it with the telecom business - do they not want customers?
The support guy of Meditel made my day, though. He said he was sorry about the lack of Mac driver for the modem. However, the solution was to change operating system. Being a guest here, I thought I should be a little pedagogical in my response: - Well, this will be the same as asking me to change my wife. You cannot do that overnight, I said. The support conversation ended there.