Digital Inclusion

Update on cost effective / virtually FREE access to the WEB 30/11/2013

Raspberry Pi computer

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

£30

UNLOCKED Broadband 3G USB dongle

(that is Raspberry Pi compatible)

http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#USB_3G_Dongles

See PCWORLD dongle details below, may not be suitable for Raspberry Pi !

£6

Samba mobile SIM

watch adverts to gain FREE WEB time

https://www.sambamobile.com/Home/GetStarted

*at this time I have not yet found a way of watching adverts on the raspberry pi, so this solution is not yet complete.

£5

after initial outlay on above, about £40 you watch adverts at sambamobile.com and you can use the web for FREE on your Raspberry Pi !

(additional stuff you will need to make Raspberry Pi work – see  2.2 Summary of equipment required for Raspberry Pi setup and http://dainproject.com/raspberry-pi )

If you want there’s a donations link on the right hand side of the page if you want to say thank you !

Notes…

Using (non recommended) Huawei E3131 3G USB dongle

sudo apt-get install sg3-utils

sudo /usr/bin/sg_raw /dev/sr0 11 06 20 00 00 00 00 00 01 00

sudo dhclient eth1

(gnash, sg3-utils, http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=18996, sakis3g, http://raspberry-at-home.com/installing-3g-modem/#more-138 )

UBUNTU !

Book on Digital Inclusion 30/11/2013

The following is the start of a book / pamphlet / resource I am putting together about Digital Inclusion

http://goo.gl/fCjBdC

The Digital Divide 30/11/2013

The following 1m 30s , very busy, video discusses and demonstrates the Digital Divide

Cost effectively accessing the INTERNET

10/11/2012
The following is the cheapest way I am currently aware of of getting hooked up to the net in the UK, apart from using free computers out in the community in places like libraries :-

(i) Buy a T-Mobile broadband dongle from PC-WORLD

The E120 are £5 and can be unlocked for free

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/t-mobile-e120-pay-as-you-go-mobile-broadband-usb-modem-03097542-pdt.html
The E3131 are £10 pounds and can be unlocked from ebay for less than £1 i.e. 290785967137
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/t-mobile-e3131-pay-as-you-go-mobile-broadband-dongle-14553709-pdt.html
(ii) Then use a GIFF GAFF data sim for £5 a month !

http://giffgaff.com/goodybags#data

Once up and running your basic net access costs £5 a month, If you can find a cheaper way of doing it I would appreciate an update so I can share, I am aware of tethering through phones, but many providers are now charging extra for this !

If you found this post of any use or have an feedback I would appreciate your comments – thanks Infostocksy

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2 Responses to “Digital Inclusion”

  1. infostocksy Says:

    And it get’s cheaper – http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samba-mobile-broadband-sim-card-for-only-1-00-usb-dongle-for-20-00-free-mobile-broandband-1363630?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=share-link&utm_campaign=share-modal

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