How To Use a Cingular Sierra Wireless 875 Card on Ubuntu Gutsy

“If I could find a way to do it, I would literally kick myself
in the ass for not having taken the plunge earlier, but getting a
Cingular WWAN card was an excellent decision.

“In my defense, I have been able to use both my current and
previous phone as modems, so my need wasn’t quite as dire. But such
usage merely ensured that a.) both laptop and phone were
continuously low on battery power, b.) that I was limited to the
speed of the phone itself, and c.) that I couldn’t be online and
use my cellphone simultaneously…”

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