Mobile GPRS Internet on Linux
Is anyone aware here of a GPRS mobile device (or mobile method) that will work under Linux, and specifically Ubuntu 8.04?
I am in the process gradually, of moving from my trusty Windows laptop that has many applications installed. However one area that I haven't yet planned for, is that currently I connect to the Internet using my GPRS mobile phone, connected via USB. Windows has the phone's drivers installed and I dial up in about 1 second or so. It works very well for me.
Here in Thailand we *also* have various USB modems on the market that accept a SIM card. These operate in place of a mobile phone. Either way I am happy to buy one of these, or use the modem within a mobile phone. We are not on 3G here, but have EDGE GPRS. Anyway the technology is not important to me - simple GPRS is fine. I have purchased phones in Europe and they work ok on Thailand's GPRS service.
Alternatively my phones include Motorola V3 and Sony Ericsson K610, both with with built-in modems but I suspect that Linux will not have drivers that support these phones. Maybe this is possible, I don't know.
Finally I'd like to say I think this site is a very good resource for people interested in moving to Linux and thank those who contribute to it.