exactly the same issue here.
the led turns blue, blinking which means that the modem has logged into a 3G network and is waiting for a commend to establish a connection.
it did work in 9.10
[261648.191392] usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[261648.351761] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[261648.356088] scsi15 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[261648.356376] usb-storage: device found at 2
[261648.356381] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[261648.356456] scsi16 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[261648.356662] usb-storage: device found at 2
[261648.356666] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[261653.351651] usb-storage: device scan complete
[261653.353490] usb-storage: device scan complete
[261653.353565] scsi 15:0:0:0: CD-ROM HUAWEI Mass Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[261653.356001] scsi 16:0:0:0: Direct-Access HUAWEI MMC Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[261653.377176] sr2: scsi-1 drive
[261653.377450] sr 15:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr2
[261653.377630] sr 15:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg9 type 5
[261653.378057] sd 16:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg10 type 0
[261653.388291] sd 16:0:0:0: [sdh] Attached SCSI removable disk
[261666.164735] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 1
[261666.167734] ISOFS: changing to secondary root
but now, it is broken.
to fix it:
replug it and off you go.
apt-get install usb-modeswitch
here is the bugreport:
PS: I can not believe it.
they had a very simple and working solution one month prior to the release date. and they did not use it.
linux gets worse with every release... or is it just ubuntu?
because our servers run just fine with lenny.