I’ve had problems recently connecting my Dell mini 9 using ubuntu netbook remix to a t-mobile 3G modem over bluetooth as previously blogged, which I think is related to this ubuntu bluetooth bug. I had some time yesterday and set about finding a fix to this problem to enable me to get web access on the netbook anywhere I have my phone and a 3G cable.
The solution was to connect the phone to the netbook using a normal USB cable and select “PC suite transfer” on the nokia e90. Then setup a new “mobile broadband” connection under system>network connections>mobile broadband, in my case t-mobile UK. Then unplug and replug in the usb cable and the new t-mobile connection appears in the network connections icon in the top right of the page. Click and it just connects.