I have just acquired a 3 Skypephone in the UK and am looking for a way of using its broadband internet capabilities on my Linux OS. Unfortunately, and as usual, the connectivity is only available for Windows so I was looking for some clever way of connecting. I then came across this solution in a random forum. The project is called USB_ModeSwitch it’s well documented and easy to install. It works on a range of Mobile phones and Mobile Broadband dongles.
I’ve had a little issue installing it on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron but it seems more like that I made the system unatable before I attempted to install.
For download and instructions please visit http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/