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How do I extend the hardware of Raspberry Pi to add GSM/3G connection? Is it likely that the Android port will be able to utilise such a connection?

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Hi, welcome to StackExchange. This site is really for questions about a specific problem you may be having. Yours is perhaps a bit too broad and may promote extended; discussion. I would suggest that you have a Google for existing solutions yourself: and come back if you have any issues. For example, this site offers a good 3G solution. –  Jivings Aug 6 '12 at 23:14
    
Thanks for such quick reply and for the link :-) –  Sushant Kr Aug 6 '12 at 23:21
    
No problem. That was on the first results page when searching for Raspberry Pi 3G. –  Jivings Aug 7 '12 at 6:19

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I just saw this tutorial and seems you do not need an Arduino for attaching the 3G.

http://www.cooking-hacks.com/index.php/documentation/tutorials/raspberry-pi-3g-gprs-gsm-gps

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There are 3G dongles. You can pop one into your Rpi or you can attach and Arduino with a GSM/3G shield.

Normally you can find a lot of Linux compatible ones on sites like dealextreme. Do mind you need to have a look at the driver (this might need compiling).

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Welcome to Raspberry Pi.SE. Would you recommend any particular 3G dongle? Once inserted, how do you connect to the internet? What software needs installing? Any warnings for using such a dongle? –  Alex Chamberlain Aug 7 '12 at 21:22
    
@AlexChamberlain wouldn't that be against policy of suggesting a particular piece of peripherial device? –  Lucas Kauffman Aug 7 '12 at 21:26
    
Not if you have a working example - examples is always better of course. What software etc is quite important though. –  Alex Chamberlain Aug 7 '12 at 21:34

This video was posted weeks after the question was asked. Not sure about 3G though http://priyank.in/2012/09/myphone-5-a-gsm-based-phone-using-raspberry-pi-and-simcom-900/

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