Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bought my new gadget ZTE-f152 !

ZTE - f152 cheap 3G phone... excellent features
far better than a regular one for the price
NOKIA, Sony phones are great.. but why are they so expensive?

This has ZTE - USB modem
connects to linux like a charm with usbserial stock module comes with FC6
(I only tested on FC6)
- #tail -f /var/log/messages
- #lsusb > before
- plug phone
- #lsusb > after
- compare before & after files and find the vendor & product id of new usb device
- #modprobe usbserial vendor=0xaaaa product=0xbbbb
- look at /var/log/messages for something like
.... usb 1-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB0 ....

- if modprobe above gave some error try modprobe -r usbserial before plugging phone
- if all goes well fire up kppp/wvdial with the new modem /dev/ttyUSB0



Comes with a phone manager software for XP
works with gammu/wammu too!
Phone Home page
http://www.zte.com.au/main/F152.htm

Additional info about Linux compatible mobile phones
TuxMobil - Linux on laptops, PDAs, mobile phones