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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BSNL supplies ZTE AC8700 modem for EVDO users. The model is ZTE MG 478.

Information from product page:

Specification:
Frequency: 800MHz
Dimension: 80mm × 36mm × 12.8mm
Interface: USB
O/S: Windows 2000/XP/VISTA

Feature: Voice call Dialer,Phonebook,SMS Manager,Call history Compliant with CDMA2000

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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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BSNL is the first company in India to offer broadband on the move. This service is on the EVDO spectrum and offers speeds upto 2.5Mbps! This article is a summary of all the frequently asked questions on EVDO broadband.

I am in Trivandum, Kerala and it took about 4 trips to the BSNL office at Pattom to get the connection. They have a separate process for issuing the EVDO cards probably because the

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