Best to remember, Kali is just debian with infosec tools and fedora is just the freemium version of RHCE/CentOS. Both are very bloated and highly opinionated in their own ways but the take way is its all just linux and its all just using the same opensource projects to provide the “connectivity”.
Basically at the end of the day when connecting to cell towers one has a dial up modem that accepts at commands (extended for GSM) and in unix appears typically as
/dev/ttyUSB[0-9] depending on udev settings and modem interfacing (ie usb, rs232, or other serial). At this point any typical dialier/terminal that supports ppp works. (never criticize “vintage tech” for being too old when we use it daily under the hood of all our mobile devices, major infrastructure, and IoT/EE)