Update on cost effective / virtually FREE access to the WEB 30/11/2013
Raspberry Pi computer
UNLOCKED Broadband 3G USB dongle
(that is Raspberry Pi compatible)
See PCWORLD dongle details below, may not be suitable for Raspberry Pi !
Samba mobile SIM
watch adverts to gain FREE WEB time
*at this time I have not yet found a way of watching adverts on the raspberry pi, so this solution is not yet complete.
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 !
If you want there’s a donations link on the right hand side of the page if you want to say thank you !
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 )
Book on Digital Inclusion 30/11/2013
The following is the start of a book / pamphlet / resource I am putting together about Digital Inclusion
The Digital Divide 30/11/2013
The following 1m 30s , very busy, video discusses and demonstrates the Digital Divide
Cost effectively accessing the INTERNET
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
The E3131 are £10 pounds and can be unlocked from ebay for less than £1 i.e. 290785967137
(ii) Then use a GIFF GAFF data sim for £5 a month !
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