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    thekiwiguy wrote:

    Great points on the OEM driver support. We do rely heavily on our OEM's to provide quaity drivers, that are tested and verified for our OS, but some are frankly better at this than others. Sometimes having an end to end lock down on software and hardware (i.e. Apple) does have its advantages in this area, but having said that i think it also makes MacOS more proprietory than anything else otu their. But to get back to the topic, i have managed to get my Option 3G card from Cingular to run. I did go thru the frsutrating OEM experience on Options website (which by the way really sucks )

    I had to install the Vista driver on the CD that came with the card in XP mode. The driver are there, if you look in the CD's directory. Then i had to simply setup a manual data connection as opposed to using the Cingular connection manager software.

    Dail: *99#

    I hope this helps! 

    Thanks for your feedback.

    The problem with T-Mobile (Germany) is, that their Option 3G Cards are not supported through Option's website (the IMEI is not recognized). There is also no CD which comes with the card.

    Could you possibly email me your working drivers to private [at] rottmann [dot] net ?

    I'd love to get Vista working with this card - finally!