1) Download these debs:
charles@socalwifi:~/Desktop$ ls *.deb
Update. This gave me a connection time of about 10 minutes. I am now using the CVS version and it's rock solid. I recommend running CVS and upgrading to 0.15 when it's released.
2) as root: echo *$'\t'*$'\t'\"\" >> /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
3) unplug blackberry from usb
4) plug blackberry into usb
5) as root run "pppd call barry-tmobileus"
Thanks to Mike Fedyk for these instructions. Worked great out of the box. Just don't try to run it while on the phone.
Small caveat: Only worked for about 10 minutes then the phone crashed. I sent a twitter, an e-mail and used skype (with a 3 person conference call)
I'm running 18.104.22.168 (platform 22.214.171.124) firmware on a Blackberry 8120 and my carrier is T-mobile. This lasts longer then Mike who has a Blackberry Pearl 8100 with an earlier version of the firmware.
Output from a successful connection (the one I did just before editing this blog post as a matter of fact):
root@socalwifi:~# pppd call barry-tmobileus
Serial connection established.
using channel 12
Using interface ppp0
Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/0
sent [LCP ConfReq id=0x1
rcvd [LCP ConfReq id=0x0
sent [LCP ConfAck id=0x0
rcvd [LCP ConfAck id=0x1
sent [PAP AuthReq id=0x1 user="socalwifi" password=
rcvd [PAP AuthAck id=0x1]
PAP authentication succeeded
sent [CCP ConfReq id=0x1
sent [IPCP ConfReq id=0x1
rcvd [LCP ProtRej id=0x1 80 fd 01 01 00 0f 1a 04 78 00 18 04 78 00 15 03 2f]
Protocol-Reject for 'Compression Control Protocol' (0x80fd) received
rcvd [IPCP ConfReq id=0x2
sent [IPCP ConfAck id=0x2
rcvd [IPCP ConfNak id=0x1
sent [IPCP ConfReq id=0x2
rcvd [IPCP ConfAck id=0x2
Cannot determine ethernet address for proxy ARP
local IP address 126.96.36.199
remote IP address 169.254.1.1
primary DNS address 188.8.131.52
secondary DNS address 184.108.40.206
Script /etc/ppp/ip-up started (pid 3607)
Script /etc/ppp/ip-up finished (pid 3607), status = 0x0