Lets see how I started using this device on my Linux distribution (You can follow the same steps to configure this device on any Linux distribution) :

Device : [b]ZTE EV-DO AC8700 800M[/b]

Product Vendor : Qualcomm, Inc.

1) Insert the EvDO device into USB port

2) Check whether the device is getting detected on your system or not. You can issue the following command in console :

#sudo tail -f

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BSNL has taken another good initiative in bringing 3G to India. BSNL is the first operator in India to launch 3G service under the EVDO technology developed by QUALCOMM. A subscriber can get mobile internet @ blazing 2.4mbps speeds for Rs. 550(NOW 650 for new users)/month. Isnt that awesome ?

About the modem. Its a matchbox size/pendrive size small usb modem thats supplied for evdo connections. Here

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This is a sample application form which i obtained from the
BSNL Central Exchange, LIC Building
Trivandrum, Kerala

It shows the pricing and split ups. You get the instrument as soon as you complete the form and payment.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BSNL, Kerala Circle, has launched the third generation Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA-3G) services through Evolution Data Only (EvDO) technology. This will help customers to access Internet services on their laptop or personal computer.

Kerala circle Chief General Manager K.S. Srinivasan told The Hindu here on Monday that very high Internet speed, up to two MBps, would be

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Reliance not in any near future. Even if they start EvDO, do you think they will offer 2.4mbps ?

Reliance is offering cdma 1x which advertises speeds upto 144kbps(18kb/s) but hardly gives 96kbps(12kb/s). BSNL gives effectively upto 120kbps on its cdma 1x internet (places where evdo towers are not established)

Regarding Wimax and EvDO, we cant clearly say who wins its. Both has its own advantages and

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