Thank you for the reply…I went back to Linux on my laptop (for the time being) and the modem was recognized out of the box. No recompiling the kernel or anything else was needed. Going to the provider wasn’t an option because my needs are specific and not just RAW internet access. I am a bit bummed because I want to use TrueOS (BSD) as my everyday go to OS but if I was being honest I would have to say that my needs and hardware on hand are too specific at this time. Not to say I will not circle back (I might try again next week when I am not on call and have other WWAN cards in hand to try out).
I have another question in regards to VPN but I will ask it in a new post.