[Gllug] PAYG mobile broadband

Tristan Miller psychonaut at nothingisreal.com
Mon Dec 20 15:17:04 UTC 2010

Dear all,

On Thursday 16 December 2010, Tristan Miller wrote:
> I did some further research and apparently Vodafone's PAYG "USB Modem
> Stick white" is a K3570-Z, which is reported to work well with the
> Sakis3G script.  The cost is £25, which includes 3GB, and £15 for every
> 3GB thereafter.  The initial cost can be reduced to £15 through a
> cashback site like <http://www.topcashback.co.uk/vodafone_-_personal/>.

I got my Vodafone pay-as-you-go dongle on Friday and tried it out.  It 
works, with one extremely irritating caveat:  the device must first be used 
on a Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X machine.  I assume that the dongle is 
somehow locked at first, and that the proprietary MS Windows/Mac OS X 
"installation" software unlocks it.  I've posted further details at 


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