DiGi 3G with a Sony Ericsom K770i

DiGi 3G is currently limited to some areas in Penang and the Klang valley. While in Penang recently I checked out DiGi's RM5/day prepaid using my Sony Ericson K770i

You set up the K770i with DiGi account parameters. APN is digiwap, password digi and the proxy server is

Next you connect the K770i to your computer using the K770i's flimsy custom USB cable and all you need to do as root is 'dhclient usb0'.

In Penang, the connection drops now and then: just frob around with the phone and dhclient until it come back.

The surprise was Mozilla: it does not like leading zeros in its proxy's IP address setting (screenshot). Konqueror seems OK with that.

It is not quite broadband, 3G can be a handy when you cannot get a hotspot. DiGi does not have quite the coverage of Maxis but is a lot cheaper, and unlike Celcom, you do not have to put up with a daily barrage of Islamic sms spam
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