Here the cellular providers seem to drop everyone on a hourly basis. So drops are a fact of life for those that use such a connection.
However you seen to have more issues than this. Those issues sound like software bugs or where the provider didn't tell you that the icon is not to be used.
Be sure to go back to the provider and if they don't correct this, return it for something else.
I have been having problems with my mobile broadband connection for some time and have ran out of ideas on what it can be. i am currently using a huawei ZTE dongle. i use the dial up on the bottom right hand side of my screen.After a small amount of time,anywhere between 10-30 mins the connection stops and the little computer scree icon changed to show me the internet is no longer connected.However when i click on the icon it still shows me is connected and if i try to disconnect it , it refuses and still shows as connected.Even if i remove the dongle,it shows connected.So every few minurtes the only way i can re-connect is by re-starting my computer,its starting to drive me mad! I have spoke to network three about this and we have changed the dongle incase this was the problem.This has not changed anything other than make it happen more often.I have checked for all updates on my laptop and done these and checked settings.I really cant understand what the problem can be.Does anyone have this same problem or know what it can be??