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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Its almost a month since i took the connection. First thing is it is really difficult to find somebody in bsnl who actually is aware that bsnl has launched such a service. Thanks to the local JTO who never answers phone, i had to walk up and down over a week to finally find out the BSNL central office gives the connection. Luckily the first guy i saw there was the EVDO sales guy.

He gave me an application

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